DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, December 1, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include American Express (AXP), Boeing (BA), Caterpillar (CAT), Home Depot (HD), JPMorgan (JPM), McDonald’s (MCD), 3M (MMM), Nike (NKE), Travelers (TRV) and UnitedHealth (UNH).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -3 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +331.67 (+1.39%) at 24,272.35.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +22.82%.

There were 24 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Boeing (BA) +2.79% and United Technologies (UTX) +2.78%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by General Electric (GE) -1.03% and Cisco (CSCO) -0.48%.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down five-tenths of a cent at $2.490 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 down -7.89% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0905 ET St. Louis Fed President James Bullard (non-voter) speaks about the U.S> economic outlook and monetary policy at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR.

0930 ET Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan (voter) speaks in a moderated Q&A at a Border Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Symposium in McAllen, TX.

0945 ET Revised Nov Markit U.S. manufacturing PMI expected +0.2 to 54.0, prelim-Nov -0.8 to 53.6.

1000 ET Nov ISM manufacturing index expected -0.4 to 58.3, Oct -2.1 to 58.7. Nov ISM new orders, Oct -1.2 to 63.4. Nov ISM employment, Oct -0.5 to 59.8. Nov ISM prices paid expected -1.5 to 67.0, Oct -3.0 to 68.5.

1000 ET Oct construction spending expected +0.5%, Sep +0.3% m/m.

1015 ET Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker speaks on the topic of inclusive economic growth at a forum sponsored by the Philadelphia Fed.

n/a Nov total vehicle sales expected 17.50 million, Oct 17.98 million. Nov domestic vehicle sales expected 13.40 million, Oct 13.95 million.

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