DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, October 8, 2015

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs.There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -64 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was up +122.10 (+0.73%) at 16,912.29.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -5.11%.

There were 25 Dow stocks up Wednesday

Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Merck (MRK) +2.31% and Intel (INTC) +1.81%.

Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Nike (NKE) -0.55% and Caterpillar (CAT) -0.62%.

We get the Fed minutes this afternoon at 2 pm ET.

European stocks are mixed and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.7 cents at $2.314 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will reports earnings on 10/13/2015 before the market open.

JPMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 10/13/2015 after the market close.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 10/13/2015 after the market close.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 10/15/2015 before the market open.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reports earnings on 10/15/2015 before the market open.

General Electric (GE) reports earnings on 10/16/2015 before the market open.

IBM (IBM) reports earnings on 10/19/2015 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

UnitedHealth (UNH)

UnitedHealth (UNH) is up +15.17% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected -3,000 to 274,000, previous +10,000 to 277,000. Weekly continuing claims expected +9,000 to 2.200 million, previous 53,000 to 2.191 million.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $13 billion of 30-year T-bonds.

1300 ET Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota gives welcoming remarks followed by a forum at the Greater Mankato Growth Event at Minnesota State University.

1400 ET Minutes of the Sep 16-17 FOMC meeting.

1530 ET San Francisco Fed President John Williams delivers a speech on the economic outlook to the Spokane Metropolitan Area Business and Community Leaders Luncheon.

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