The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, March 2, 2018

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. Dow stock 52 week lows include General Electric (GE) and Procter & Gamble (PG).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -269 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -420.22 (-1.68%) at 24,608.98.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.45%.

There were 4 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Coca Cola (KO) +0.49% and Verizon (VZ) +0.46%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Boeing (BA) -3.46%, United Technologies (UTX) -3.30%, Intel (INTC) -2.94% and Caterpillar (CAT) -2.85%.

Wal-Mart (WMT -1.03%) was downgraded to ‘Perform’ from ‘Outperform’ at Oppenheimer due to gross margin headwinds and cost pressures.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up one-tenth of a cent at $2.541 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Nike (NKE)

Nike (NKE) is up +6.03% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

13:45 ISM – NY Business Conditions (Feb), 767.9

15:00 Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations (Feb), 2.50%, 2.50%

15:00 Michigan Consumer Expectations (Feb), 90.2, 86.3

15:00 Michigan Consumer Sentiment (Feb), 99.5, 95.7

15:00 Michigan Current Conditions (Feb), 115.1, 110.5

15:00 Michigan Inflation Expectations (Feb), 2.7%, 2.7%

15:30 ECRI Weekly Annualized (WoW), 7.5%

15:30 ECRI Weekly Index, 149.0

18:00 U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count, 799

20:30 CFTC Copper speculative net positions, 47.3K

20:30 CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions, 689.4K

20:30 CFTC Gold speculative net positions, 190.9K

20:30 CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions, 113.3K

20:30 CFTC Silver speculative net positions, 5.3K

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