The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, March 1, 2019

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 up +163 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -69.16 (-0.27%) at 25,916.00.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +11.10%.

There were 14 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Boeing (BA) +1.04%, Pfizer (PFE) +0.98% and McDonald’s (MCD) +0.90%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by UnitedHealth (UNH) -3.14%, DowDuPont (DWDP) -2.72% and Caterpillar (CAT) -1.60%.

The US economy expanded at a 2.6% clip in the fourth quarter, bringing growth for the year to 2.9%, just below Trump’s 3% goal. Gross domestic product rose at an annualized rate of 2.6% from October through December, above expectations for 2.2% growth. The economy grew at a pace of 2.9% in 2018, up from 2.2% in 2017. Consumer spending, which accounts for about two-thirds of economic activity, slowed but still expanded by 2.8% in the fourth quarter. Business investment accelerated at a pace of 6.2%. GDP for the third quarter was unrevised at 3.4%.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up one cent at $2.423 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

United Technologies (UTX)

United Technologies (UTX) is up +18.02% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET Personal Income and Outlays

8:30 AM ET Personal Income and Outlays

8:30 AM ET GDP

8:30 AM ET Monthly GDP

9:45 AM ET PMI Manufacturing Index

10:00 AM ET ISM Mfg Index

10:00 AM ET Consumer Sentiment

1:00 PM ET Baker-Hughes Rig Count

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