DJIA Market Happenings For Monday, August 20, 2018

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Apple (AAPL), Merck (MRK), Pfizer (PFE) and Verizon (VZ). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +47 points.

Friday the Dow was up +110.59 (+0.43%) at 25,669.32.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +3.84%.

There were 21 Dow stocks up Friday.

The Dow stock winners Friday were led by Caterpillar (CAT) +2.26% and Apple (AAPL) +2.00%.

The Dow stock losers Friday were led by Walmart (WMT) -0.80% and Nike (NKE) -0.37%.

Nike (NKE -0.37%) was upgraded to ‘Overweight’ from ‘Neutral’ at Piper Jaffray with a price target of $93.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down three-tenths of a cent at $2.838 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Merck (MRK)

Merck (MRK) is up +22.734% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

15:00 FOMC Member Bostic Speaks

15:30 3-Month Bill Auction, 2.030%

15:30 6-Month Bill Auction, 2.180%

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