DJIA Market Happenings For Monday, March 27, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Home Depot (HD). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -158 points.

Friday the Dow was down -59.86 (-0.29%) at 20,596.72.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +4.22%.

There were 9 Dow stocks up Friday.

The Dow stock winners Friday were led by Nike (NKE) +1.79% and American Express (AXP) +0.46%.

The Dow stock losers Friday were led by Goldman Sachs (GS) -1.50% and Dupont (DD) -1.19%.

The Trump administration will issue an executive order on Tuesday that begins dismantling a rule under former President Barack Obama that slashed carbon dioxide emissions and discouraged coal-fired electricity.

The US dollar hits a 4-month low. The US dollar index has lost about 3% in 2017, and it is trading at its lowest level since November 14.

Gold trades up 1.1%, or more than $13 an ounce, at $1,257 on Monday.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down one-tenth of a cent at $2.285 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

Procter & Gamble (PG)

Procter & Gamble (PG) is up +7.72% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

1030 ET Mar Dallas Fed manufacturing activity expected -2.5 to 22.0, Feb +2.4 to 24.5.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $26 billion of 2-year T-notes.

1315 ET Chicago Fed President Charles Evans (voter) speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy at a Global Interdependence Center event in Madrid.

1830 ET Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan (voter) takes part in A Discussion of Economic Conditions and the Role of Monetary Policy at Texas A&M University.

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