DJIA Market Happenings For Monday, December 21, 2015

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs.Dow stock 52 week lows include American Express (AXP).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +130 points.

Friday, the Dow was down -367.29 (-2.10%) at 17,128.55.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -3.90%.

There was 1 Dow stocks up Friday.

The Dow stock winner Friday was Caterpillar (CAT) +0.32%.

The Dow stock losers Friday were led by Goldman Sachs (GS) -3.80% and Visa (V) -3.01%.

Apple (AAPL -2.71%) is up 1.6% in pre-market trading after it settled a patent dispute with Ericsson AB and agreed to pay Ericsson royalties as part of a 7-year licensing agreement.

Disney (DIS -3.83%) gained nearly 2% in pre-market trading after the company said its “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie had topped ticket sales of $100 million on Friday alone, the first time a movie had surpassed $100 million in a single day, and that weekened ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada were a record $238 million.

Merck (MRK -1.94%) said that its Keytruda drug had won expanded FDA approval for treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down two-tenths of a cent at $1.998 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Intel (INTC)

Intel (INTC) is down -6.88% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Nov Chicago Fed national activity index expected +0.14 to 0.10, Oct +0.25 to -0.04.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

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