Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Intel (INTC).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.
Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +9 points.
Thursday the Dow was up +18.42 (+0.10%) at 18,419.30.
Year-to-date the Dow is up +5.71%.
There were 16 Dow stocks up Thursday .
The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Wal-Mart (WMT) +1.96% and Nike (NKE) +1.84%.
The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by American Express (AXP) -1.10% and Caterpillar (CAT) -0.61%.
US companies added just 151,000 payrolls during the month, missing expectations for 180,000 payrolls. The unemployment rate stood at 4.9% in August, which was higher than the 4.8% forecast by economists. Notably, the July unemployment rate was revised up to 4.9% from an earlier estimate of 4.8%.
European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.
The national average price of gasoline is down five-tenths of a cent at $2.218 per gallon.
There are no Dow stocks set to report earnings in the near term.
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Boeing (BA) is down -10.16% year-to-date.
0830 ET Aug non-farm payrolls expected +180,000, Jul +255,000. Aug private payrolls expected +180,000, Jul +217,000. Aug manufacturing payrolls expected -4,000, Jul +9,000. Aug unemployment rate expected -0.1 to 4.8%, Jul unch at 4.9%.
0830 ET Aug avg hourly earnings expected +0.2% m/m and +2.5% y/y, Jul +0.3% m/m and +2.6% y/y. Aug avg weekly hours all-employees expected unch at 34.5 hours, Jul unch at 34.5 hours.
0830 ET Jul trade balance expected -$41.5 billion, Jun -$44.5 billion.
0945 ET Aug New York ISM, Jul +15.3 to 60.7.
1000 ET Jul factory orders expected +2.0%, Jun -1.5% and +0.4% ex transportation.
1300 ET Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker (non-voter) speaks to the Virginia Association of Economists and the Richmond Association for Business Economics on Interest Rate Benchmarks.