There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs.There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.
Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -2 points.
Wednesday the Dow was down -65.82 (-0.35%) at 18,481.48.
Year-to-date the Dow is up +6.06%.
There were 8 Dow stocks up Wednesday.
The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Nike (NKE) +1.01% and Chevron (CVX) +0.51%.
The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by UnitedHealth (UNH) -1.51% and Merck (MRK) -1.34%.
The Labor Department said Thursday that applications for jobless claims slipped by 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 261,000. The less volatile four-week average dropped by 1,250 to 264,000. Overall, the number of people receiving unemployment checks fell by 30,000 to 2.15 million, down 5 percent from a year earlier.
European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly lower.
The national average price of gasoline is up nine-tenths of a cent at $2.198 per gallon.
There are no Dow stocks set to report earnings in the near term.
Today’s Featured Dow Stock
Verizon (VZ) is up +13.65% year-to-date.
0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +3,000 to 265,000, previous -4,000 to 262,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -20,000 to 2.155 million, previous +15,000 to 2.175 million.
0830 ET Jul durable goods orders expected +3.4% and +0.4% ex transportation, Jun -3.9% and -0.4% ex transportation. Jul capital goods orders non-defense ex aircraft & parts expected +0.2%, Jun +0.4%.
0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.
0945 ET Aug Markit services PMI expected +0.4 to 51.8, Jul unchanged at 51.4. Aug Markit composite PMI, Jul +0.6 to 51.8.
1100 ET Aug Kansas City Fed manufacturing activity survey expected +4 to -2, Jul -8 to -6.
1300 ET Treasury auctions $28 billion 7-year T-notes.