DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, April 6, 2018

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -198 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +240.92 (+0.99%) at 24,505.22.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.87%.

There were 26 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by DowDuPont (DWDP) +2.75% and Boeing (BA) +2.74%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Pfizer (PFE) -1.11% and Procter & Gamble (PG) -0.32%.

The economy added 103,000 jobs, fewer than the 185,000 expected by economists. Unemployment remained at 4.1%, the lowest since 2000. Wages grew 2.7% from a year ago, in line with expectations.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up four-tenths of a cent at $2.662 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 3/22/2018 after the market close of $-0.57, missing estimates calling for $0.555 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 4/13/2018 before the market open.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 4/17/2018 before the market open.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reports earnings on 4/17/2018 before the market open.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reports earnings on 4/17/2018 before the market open.

IBM (IBM) reports earnings on 4/17/2018 after the market close.

American Express (AXP) reports earnings on 4/18/2018 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Intel (INTC)

Intel (INTC) is up +9.14% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

12:30 Average Hourly Earnings (MoM) (Mar), 0.3%, 0.3%, 0.1%

12:30 Average Weekly Hours (Mar), 34.5, 34.5, 34.5

12:30 Government Payrolls (Mar), 1.0K, 6.0K

12:30 Manufacturing Payrolls (Mar), 22.0K, 20.0K, 32.0K

12:30 Nonfarm Payrolls (Mar), 103K, 193K, 326K

12:30 Participation Rate (Mar), 62.9%, 63.0%

12:30 Private Nonfarm Payrolls (Mar), 102K, 190K, 320K

12:30 U6 Unemployment Rate (Mar), 8.0%, 8.2%

12:30 Unemployment Rate (Mar), 4.1%, 4.0%, 4.1%

14:30 ECRI Weekly Annualized (WoW), 5.2%

14:30 ECRI Weekly Index, 149.8

17:00 U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count, 798

17:30 Fed Chair Powell Speaks

19:00 Consumer Credit (Feb), 15.20B, 13.91B

19:30 CFTC Copper speculative net positions, 19.2K

19:30 CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions, 715.8K

19:30 CFTC Gold speculative net positions, 203.4K

19:30 CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions, -9.4K

19:30 CFTC Silver speculative net positions, -13.7K

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