The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, March 3, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Apple (AAPL), American Express (AXP), Boeing (BA), Cisco (CSCO), Home Depot (HD) and Travelers (TRV). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to up +10 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -112.58 (-0.53%) at 21,002.97.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +6.28%.

There were 9 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Home Depot (HD) +0.87% and Coca Cola (KO) +0.74%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Caterpillar (CAT) -4.28% and American Express (AXP) -2.22%.

Caterpillar (CAT) shares were flat in premarket trading on Friday, suggesting investors had put aside the company’s tax risk as old news, a day after federal law enforcement officials searched three of its facilities. Caterpillar was the leading Dow stock loser yesterday as you can see above.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up three-tenths of a cent at $2.318 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Cisco (CSCO)

Cisco (CSCO) is up +13.80% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0945 ET Revised Feb Markit services PMI expected +0.1 to 54.0, prelim-Feb -1.7 to 53.9. Revised Feb Markit composite PMI, prelim-Feb -1.5 to 54.3.

1000 ET Feb ISM non-manufacturing PMI expected unch at 56.5, Jan -0.1 to 56.5.

1015 ET Chicago Fed President Charles Evans (voter) and Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker (non-voter) speak on a panel at the Chicago Booth Schools Monetary policy forum in New York.

1215 ET Fed Governor Jerome Powell speaks on innovation, technology and the payment system at a roundtable hosted by Yale Law School on blockchain: the future of finance and capital markets.

1230 ET Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer delivers a speech at the Chicago Booth Schools Monetary policy forum in New York.

1300 ET Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks on the economic outlook at an Executive Club of Chicago event.

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