DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, March 15, 2018

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. Dow stock 52 week lows include Exxon Mobil (XOM).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +82 points.

Wednesday the Dow was down -248.91 (-1.00%) at 24,758.12.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.16%.

There were 5 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Cisco (CSCO) +0.27% and Disney (DIS) +0.16%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Boeing (BA) -2.48% and DowDupont (DWDP) -2.24%.

Unemployment insurance weekly claims for the week ending March 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 226,000, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised down by 1,000 from 231,000 to 230,000. The 4-week moving average was 221,500, a decrease of 750 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised down by 250 from 222,500 to 222,250.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up three-tenths of a cent at $2.527 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

3M (MMM)

3M (MMM) is down -0.46% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

12:30 Continuing Jobless Claims, 1,879K, 1,900K, 1,875K

12:30 Export Price Index (MoM) (Feb) 0.2%, 0.3%, 0.8%

12:30 Import Price Index (MoM) (Feb), 0.4%, 0.3%, 0.8%

12:30 Initial Jobless Claims, 226K, 230K, 230K

12:30 Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg., 221.50K, 222.25K

12:30 NY Empire State Manufacturing Index (Mar), 22.50, 15.20, 13.10

12:30 Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index (Mar), 22.3, 23.2, 25.8

12:30 Philly Fed Business Conditions (Mar), 47.9, 41.2

12:30 Philly Fed CAPEX Index (Mar), 35.90, 40.40

12:30 Philly Fed Employment (Mar), 25.6, 25.2

12:30 Philly Fed New Orders (Mar), 35.7, 24.5

12:30 Philly Fed Prices Paid (Mar), 42.60, 45.00

46 min Bloomberg Consumer Confidence, 56.8

14:00 NAHB Housing Market Index (Mar), 72, 72

14:30 Natural Gas Storage, -96B, -57B

20:00 US Foreign Buying, T-bonds (Jan), -16.00B

20:00 Overall Net Capital Flow (Jan), 43.10B, -119.30B

20:00 TIC Net Long-Term Transactions (Jan), 40.2B, 27.3B

20:00 TIC Net Long-Term Transactions including Swaps (Jan), 11.90B

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