The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, December 22, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Caterpillar (CAT), Cisco (CSCO), Chevron (CVX), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Home Depot (HD).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -12 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +55.64 (+0.23%) at 24,782.29.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +25.40%.

There were 14 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Chevron (CVX) +3.25% and Goldman Sachs (GS) +2.28%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Intel (INTC) -1.68% and Coca Cola (KO) -1.04%.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings yesterday after the close of $0.46, beating estimates of $0.437 per share.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up six-tenths of a cent at $2.436 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 12/21/17 after the market close of $0.46, beating estimates of $0.437 per share.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Caterpillar (CAT)

Caterpillar (CAT) is up +89.51% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Nov personal spending expected +0.5%, Oct +0.3%. Nov personal income expected +0.4%, Oct +0.4%.

0830 ET Nov PCE deflator expected +0.3% m/m and +1.8% y/y, Oct +0.1% m/m and +1.6% y/y. Nov core PCE deflator expected +0.1% m/m and +1.5% y/y, Oct +0.2% m/m and +1.4% y/y.

0830 ET Nov durable goods orders expected +2.0% and +0.5% ex transportation, Oct -1.2% and +0.4% ex transportation. Nov capital goods new orders nondefense ex aircraft expected +0.5% m/m, Oct +0.3%.

1000 ET Nov new home sales expected -4.4% to 655,000, Oct +6.2% to 685,000.

1000 ET Final-Dec University of Michigan U.S. consumer sentiment index expected +0.4 to 97.2, prelim-Dec -1.7 to 96.8.

1100 ET Dec Kansas City Fed manufacturing activity expected -1 to 15, Nov -7 to 16.

1200 ET USDA Q4 Hogs & Pigs Inventory.

1200 ET USDA Nov Cattle on Feed.

1500 ET USDA Nov Cold Storage.

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