The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, September 15, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Pfizer (PFE), Microsoft (MSFT) and Visa (V). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -19 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +45.30 (+0.20%) at 22,203.48.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +12.35%.

There were 15 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by United Technologies (UTX) +2.59% and Pfizer (PFE) +1.91%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Travelers (TRV) -1.28% and Disney (DIS) -0.93%.

Overall August Retail sales fell 0.2% (est. 0.1% gain) after a 0.3% increase (prev. 0.6% gain) and June sales dropped 0.1% (prev. 0.3% rise). Purchases at auto dealers dropped 1.6% after no change. Retail-control group sales, which are used to calculate GDP and exclude the categories of food services, auto dealers, building materials stores and gasoline stations, decreased 0.2% following a 0.6% advance. 5 of 13 major retail categories showed a decline in August sales.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down seven-tenths of a cent at $2.642 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reports earnings on 9/26/17 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Nike (NKE)

Nike (NKE) is up +4.98% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Sep Empire manufacturing survey general business conditions expected -7.2 to 18.0, Aug +15.4 to 25.2.

0830 ET Aug retail sales expected +0.1% and +0.5% ex autos, Jul +0.6% and +0.5% ex autos.

0915 ET Aug industrial production expected +0.1%, Jul +0.2%. Aug manufacturing production expected +0.3%, Jul -0.1%. Aug capacity utilization expected unch at 76.7%, Jul +0.1 to 76.7%.

1000 ET Preliminary-Sep University of Michigan U.S. consumer sentiment index expected -1.8 to 95.0, Aug +3.4 to 96.8.

1000 ET Jul business inventories expected +0.2%, Jun +0.5%.

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