The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, March 18, 2016

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Coca Cola (KO) and Verizon (VZ).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +40 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +155.73 (+0.90%) at 17,481.49.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.32%.

There were 23 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by General Electric (GE) +2.62% and Boeing (BA) +2.45%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Wal-Mart (WMT) -0.79% and Merck (MRK) -0.79%.

JPMorgan Chase (JPM -0.29%) rose 1% in after-hours trading after its board authorized an additional $1.88 billion to be added to its $6.4 billion stock repurchase program authorized last year.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up a 1.1 cents at $1.974 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

General Electric (GE)

General Electric (GE) is down -0.61% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0900 ET New York Fed President William Dudley delivers opening remarks at a conference on bank supervision in NY.

1000 ET University of Michigan prelim-March U.S. consumer sentiment index expected +0.5 to 92.2, Feb -0.3 to 91.7.

1100 ET Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren speaks on a panel on bank supervision in NY.

1400 ET St. Louis Fed President James Bullard delivers a presentation at the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy Euro Area Business Cycle Network in Frankfurt, Germany.

1500 ET USDA Feb Cattle on Feed.

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