DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Boeing (BA), Dupont (DD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), 3M (MMM) and Travelers (TRV). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -84 points.

Wednesday the Dow was up +46.09 (+0.22%) at 21,374.56.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +8.16%.

There were 18 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Home Depot (HD) +1.80% and Travelers (TRV) +1.48%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Chevron (CVX) -1.41% and Dupont (DD) -1.26%.

Initial jobless claims fell by 8,000 to 237,000 in the week of June 4 to June 10. The less-volatile four-week average of new claims rose by 1,000 to 243,000.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down six-tenths of a cent at $2.324 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Merck (MRK)

Merck (MRK) is up +7.64% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected -4,000 to 241,000, previous -10,000 to 245,000. Weekly continuing claims expected +6,000 to 1.923 million, previous -2,000 to 1.917 million.

0830 ET Jun Empire manufacturing survey general business conditions expected +6.0 to 5.0, May -6.2 to -1.0.

0830 ET Jun Philadelphia Fed business outlook survey expected -13.8 to 25.0, May +16.8 to 38.8.

0830 ET May import price index expected -0.1% m/m, Apr +0.5% and +0.4% ex petroleum.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

0915 ET May industrial production expected +0.2%, Apr +1.0%. May manufacturing production expected +0.1%, Apr +1.0%. May capacity utilization expected +0.1 to 76.8%, Apr +0.5 to 76.7%.

1000 ET Jun NAHB housing market index expected unch at 70, May +2 to 70.

1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 30-year TIPS to be auctioned Jun 22 (previous $7 billion).

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