DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, December 11, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include McDonald’s (MCD).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -171 points.

Thursday, the Dow was down +82.45 (+0.47%) at 17,574.75.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -1.39%.

There were 24 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Chevron (CVX) +1.94% and Merck (MRK) +1.65%.

he Dow stock losers Thursday were led by United Technologies (UTX) -0.31% and Nike (NKE) -0.16%.

United Technologies (UTX -0.31%) rose over 1% in after-hours trading after it revealed a $1.5 billion restructuring plan to be implemented through 2018 that it said will provide $900 million in annualized savings when completed.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up two-tenths of a cent at $2.012 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reports earnings on 12/22/15 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Dupont (DD)

Dupont (DD) is up +6.14% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Nov retail sales expected +0.2% and +0.3% ex autos, Oct +0.1% and +0.2% ex autos.

0830 ET Nov PPI final demand expected unch m/m and -1.4% y/y, Oct -0.4% m/m and -1.6% y/y. Nov PPI ex food & energy expected +0.1% m/m and +0.2% y/y, Oct -0.3% m/m and +0.1% y/y.

1000 ET Oct business inventories expected +0.1%, Sep +0.3%.

1000 ET U.S. Dec preliminary University of Michigan consumer sentiment expected +0.7 to 92.0, Nov +1.3 to 91.3.

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