DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, December 3, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Microsoft (MSFT).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -16 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was down -158.67 (-0.89%) at 17,729.68.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.52%.

There was 1 Dow stock up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winner Wednesday was UnitedHealth (UNH) +1.62%.

Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Exxon Mobil (XOM) -2.86% and Chevron (CVX) -2.41%.

Disney (DIS -1.20%) boosted its semi-annual dividend to 71 cents a share from 66 cents.

Fridaqy brings us the Jobs Report.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up seven-tenths of a cent at $2.045 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

There are no Dow stocks set to report earnings in the near term.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Caterpillar (CAT)

Caterpillar (CAT) is down -22.40% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0730 ET Nov Challenger job cuts, Oct -1.3% y/y.

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +8,000 to 268,000, previous -12,000 to 260,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -17,000 to 2.190 million, previous +34,000 to 2.207 million.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

0945 ET Final-Nov Markit services PMI expected unch at 56.5, prelim-Nov +1.7 to 56.5. Final-Nov Markit composite PMI, prelim Nov +1.1 to 56.1.

1000 ET Fed Chair Janet Yellen addresses the congressional Joint Economic Committee to discuss the economic outlook.

1000 ET Oct factory orders expected +1.4% and +0.2% ex transportation, Sep -1.0% and -0.6% ex transportation. Revised Oct durable goods orders, prelim-Oct +3.0% m/m and +0.5% ex-transportation.

1000 ET Nov non-manufacturing ISM expected -1.1 to 58.0, Oct +2.2 to 59.1.

1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 3-year T-notes (previous $24 billion), 10-year T-notes (previous $24 billion) and 30-year T-bonds (previous $16 billion) to be auctioned Dec 8-10.

1310 ET Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer delivers keynote speech at a conference hosted by the Cleveland Fed and the Treasurys Office of Financial Research.

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