The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, October 13, 2016

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs.There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -122 points.

Wednesday the Dow was up +15.54 (+0.09%) at 18,144.20.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +4.04%.

There were 16 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Nike (NKE) +1.20% and Travelers (TRV) +1.18%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Cisco (CSO) -2.26% and Chevron (CVX) -0.86%.

Jobless claims were unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 246,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell 3,500 to 249,250. Both figures were at their lowest levels since November 1973. The number of people receiving aid fell 16,000 to just over 2 million. That is the fewest since June 2000.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down one-tenth of a cent at $2.253 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 9/27/2016 after the market close of $0.73, beating consensus of $0.556 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 10/17/2016 before the market open.

IBM (IBM) reports earnings on 10/14/2016 after the market close.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 10/18/2016 before the market open.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reports earnings on 10/18/2016 before the market open.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 10/18/2016 before the market open.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reports earnings on 10/18/2016 before the market open.

American Express (AXP) reports earnings on 10/19/2016 after the market close.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 10/20/2016 after the market close.

Verizon (VZ) reports earnings on 10/20/2016 before the market open.

Travelers (TRV) reports earnings on 10/20/2016 before the market open.

General Electric (GE) reports earnings on 10/21/2016 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 10/21/2016 before the market open.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 10/24/2016 before the market open.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 10/25/2016 after the market close.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 10/25/2016 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 10/25/2016 before the market open.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 10/25/2016 before the market open.

United Technologies (UTX) reports earnings on 10/25/2016 before the market open.

Dupont (DD) reports earnings on 10/25/2016 before the market open.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 10/25/2016 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Wal-Mart (WMT)

Wal-Mart (WMT) is up +10.05% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +4,000 to 253,000, previous -5,000 to 249,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -8,000 to 2.050 million, previous -6,000 to 2.058 million.

0830 ET Sep import price index expected +0.2% m/m and -1.0% y/y, Aug -0.2% m/m and -2.2% y/y.

1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 30-year TIPS to be auctioned Oct 20 (previous $5 billion).

1100 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1215 ET Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker (non-voter) speaks on the economic outlook and will address the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $12 billion 30-year T-bonds,

2100 ET Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari (non-voter) speaks at a town hall forum in Missoula, MT on ending too big to fail, the role of the Federal Reserve and other topics.

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