The Dow Market Happenings For Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Apple (AAPL), Cisco (CSCO), Intel (INTC) and Microsoft (MSFT). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +84 points.

Tuesday the Dow was down -171.58 (-0.68%) at 25,007.03.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.16%.

There were 8 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

The Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by UnitedHealth (UNH) +1.87% and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) +1.30%.

The Dow stock losers Tuesday were led by General Electric (GE) -4.44% and Microsoft (MSFT) -2.44%.

Wal-Mart (WMT) will expand its grocery home delivery services to more than 100 metro areas this year from an existing six cities as the retailer steps up a fight against rival Amazon.com Inc. Walmart said the service would be rolled out to more than 40 percent of U.S. households by the end of the year. Deliveries will cost $9.95 with a minimum $30 order and companies like Uber will provide transport. Other delivery companies will be added later this year.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended lowerer.

The national average price of gasoline is up one-tenth of a cent at $2.524 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reports earnings 3/22/2018 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Wal-Mart (WMT)

Wal-Mart (WMT) is down -10.58% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

11:00 MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate, 4.65%

11:00 MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW), 0.3%

11:00 MBA Purchase Index, 238.3

11:00 Mortgage Market Index, 384.1

11:00 Mortgage Refinance Index, 1,185.7

11:20 OPEC Monthly Report

12:30 Core PPI (YoY) (Feb), 2.5%, 2.2%

12:30 Core PPI (MoM) (Feb), 0.2%, 0.4%

12:30 Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Feb), 0.3%, 0.0%

12:30 PPI (YoY) (Feb), 2.8%, 2.7%

12:30 PPI (MoM) (Feb), 0.1%, 0.4%

12:30 Retail Control (MoM) (Feb), 0.4%, -0.2%

12:30 Retail Sales (MoM) (Feb), 0.3%, -0.3%

12:30 Retail Sales Ex Gas/Autos (MoM) (Feb), 0.3%, -0.2%

14:00 Business Inventories (MoM) (Jan), 0.6%, 0.4%

14:30 Crude Oil Inventories, 2.023M, 2.408M

14:30 Crude Oil Imports, 0.668M

14:30 Cushing Crude Oil Inventories, -0.605M

14:30 Distillate Fuel Production, 0.127M

14:30 EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks, -1.519M, -0.559M

14:30 Gasoline Production, 0.532M

14:30 Heating Oil Stockpiles, -0.365M

14:30 Gasoline Inventories, -1.176M, -0.788M

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