DJIA Market Happenings For Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Intel (INTC). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -259 points.

Tuesday the Dow was up +9.36 (+0.04%) at 24,884.12.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.67%.

There were 14 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

The Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by Intel (INTC) +1.93% and Caterpillar (CAT) +1.74%.

The Dow stock losers Tuesday were Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) -1.21% and Boeing (BA) -1.09%.

Private payrolls rose by 235,000 in February, well above Wall Street estimates of 195,000.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged at $2.526 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Travelers (TRV)

Travelers (TRV) is up +4.24% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

12:00 MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate, 4.64%

12:00 MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW), 2.7%

12:00 MBA Purchase Index, 239.4

12:00 Mortgage Market Index, 382.9

12:00 Mortgage Refinance Index, 1,168.5

13:00 FOMC Member Bostic Speaks

13:15 ADP Nonfarm Employment Change (Feb), 195K, 234K

13:20 FOMC Member Dudley Speaks

13:30 Nonfarm Productivity (QoQ) (Q4), -0.1%, -0.1%

13:30 Trade Balance (Jan), -52.60B, -53.10B

13:30 Unit Labor Costs (QoQ) (Q4), 2.1%, 2.0%

15:30 Crude Oil Inventories, 2.723M, 3.019M

15:30 Crude Oil Imports, 0.860M

15:30 Cushing Crude Oil Inventories, -1.218M

15:30 Distillate Fuel Production, -0.020M

15:30 EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks, -1.200M, -0.960M

15:30 Gasoline Production, -0.716M

15:30 Heating Oil Stockpiles, -0.521M

15:30 Gasoline Inventories, -1.201M, 2.483M

19:00 Beige Book

20:00 Consumer Credit (Jan), 19.20B, 18.45B

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