DJIA Market Happenings For Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Apple (AAPL). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -53 points.

Tuesday the Dow was down -237.85 (-1.14%) at 20,668.01.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +4.58%.

There were 2 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

The Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by Coca Cola (KO) +0.76% and Chevron (CVX) +0.35%.

The Dow stock losers Tuesday were led by Goldman Sachs (GS) -3.77% and Caterpillar (CAT) -3.11%.

Nike (NKE -1.14%) lost almost 4% in after-hours trading after it reported Q3 revenue of $8.43 billion, below consensus of $8.47 billion, and said worldwide futures orders ex-currency were down 1%, weaker than estimates of up 3.4%.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up two-tenths of a cent at $2.293 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 3/21/2017 after the market close of $0.68, beating estimates calling for $0.524 per share..

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Merck (MRK)

Merck (MRK) is up +8.56% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous +3.1% with purchase sub-index +2.3% and refi sub-index +4.1%.

0900 ET Jan FHFA house price index expected +0.4% m/m, Dec +0.4% m/m.

1000 ET Feb existing home sales expected -2.4% to 5.56 million, Jan +3.3% to 5.69 million.

1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1500 ET USDA Feb Cold Storage.

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