The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, December 19, 2019

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Apple (AAPL), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Merck (MRK), Nike (NKE) and Verizon (VZ). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +20 points.

Wednesday the Dow was down -27.88 (-0.10%) at 28,239.28.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +21.06%.

There were 10 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Boeing (BA) +1.13%, Nike (NKE) +0.92% and UnitedHealth (UNH) +0.84%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Walmart (WMT) -1.17%, Procter & Gamble (PG) -1.04% and Verizon (VZ) -1.02%.

Unemployment insurance weekly claims in the week ending December 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 234,000, a decrease of 18,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 252,000. The 4-week moving average was 225,500, an increase of 1,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 224,000. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2 percent for the week ending December 7, unchanged from the previous week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending December 7 was 1,722,000, an increase of 51,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up 4,000 from 1,667,000 to 1,671,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,683,500, an increase of 6,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 1,250 from 1,676,000 to 1,677,250.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up one-tenth of a cent at $2.550 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reports earnings on 12/19/2019 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Intel (INTC)

Intel (INTC) is up +21.82% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET Jobless Claims

8:30 AM ET Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey

8:30 AM ET Current Account

10:00 AM ET Existing Home Sales

10:00 AM ET Leading Indicators

10:30 AM ET EIA Natural Gas Report

4:30 PM ET Fed Balance Sheet

4:30 PM ET Money Supply

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