The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, March 30, 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 -13 points.

Wednesday the Dow was down -42.18 (-0.20%) at 20,659.32.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +4.54%.

There were 12 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Chevron (CVX) +0.84% and Wal-Mart (WMT) +0.60%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by UnitedHealth (UNH) -1.16% and Travelers (TRV) -1.04%.

Gross domestic product increased at a 2.1 percent annualized rate instead of the previously reported 1.9 percent pace, the Commerce Department said on Thursday in its third GDP estimate for the period.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.4 cents at $2.305 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

UnitedHealth (UNH)

UnitedHealth (UNH) is up +2.12% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected -11,000 to 247,000, previous +15,000 to 258,000. Weekly continuing claims expected +41,000 to 2.031 million, previous -39,000 to 1.990 million.

0830 ET Revised Q4 GDP expected +2.0% q/q annualized, previous +1.9%. Q4 personal consumption expected unrevised from +3.0%. Q4 GDP price index expected unrevised from +2.0%. Q4 core PCE expected unrevised from +1.2%.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

1100 ET Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan (voter) speaks in a moderated Q&A discussion at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at its annual capital markets summit.

1500 ET USDA Q1 Hogs & Pigs Inventory.

1630 ET New York Fed President William Dudley (voter) speaks on financial conditions and the conduct of monetary policy at an event in Sarasota, FL.

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