The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, April 1, 2016

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Coca Cola(KO), General Electric (GE) and McDonald’s (MCD).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -110 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -31.57 (-0.18%) at 17,685.09.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.49%.

There were 10 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by IBM (IBM) +2.05% and American Express (AXP) +1.84%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Pfizer (PFE) -1.43% and Dupont (DD) -1.32%.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up three-tenths of a cent at $2.061 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

JPMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 4/13/2016 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Microsoft (MSFT)

Microsoft (MSFT) is down -0.45% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Mar non-farm payrolls expected +205,000, Feb +242,000. Mar private payrolls expected +190,000, Feb +230,000. Mar manufacturing payrolls expected unchanged, Feb 16,000. Mar unemployment rate expected unch at 4.9%, Feb unch at 4.9%.

0830 ET Mar avg hourly earnings expected +0.2% m/m and +2.2% y/y, Feb -0.1% m/m and +2.2% y/y. Mar avg weekly hours all employees expected +0.1 to 34.5 hours, Feb -0.2 to 34.4 hours.

0945 ET Revised-Mar Markit manufacturing PMI expected +0.1 to 51.5, preliminary Mar +0.1 to 51.4.

1000 ET Mar ISM manufacturing PMI expected +1.3 to 50.8, Feb +1.3 to 49.5. Mar ISM new orders, Feb unch at 51.5. Mar ISM employment, Feb -1.4 to 48.5. Mar ISM prices paid expected +5.5 to 44.0, Feb +3.0 to 38.5.

1000 ET Feb construction spending expected +0.1%, Jan +1.5%.

1000 ET University of Michigan final-March U.S. consumer sentiment index expected +0.5 to 90.5, preliminary-Mar -1.7 to 90.0.

1300 ET Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester delivers remarks on the economic outlook and monetary policy to the New York Association for Business Economics.

n/a Mar total vehicle sales expected 17.50 million, Feb 17.43 million. Mar domestic vehicle sales expected 13.80 million, Feb 13.74 million.

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