DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, December 20, 2019

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Nike (NKE) and UnitedHealth (UNH). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +64 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +137.68 (+0.49%) at 28,376.96.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +21.65%.

There were 23 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Cisco (CSCO) +2.66%, 3M (MMM) +1.85% and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) +1.51%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Caterpillar (CAT) -1.43%, Exxon Mobil (XOM) -0.69% and JPMorgan (JPM) -0.50%.

US third-quarter GDP was unrevised at 2.1%.

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

The national average price of gasoline is up two-tenths of a cent at $2.553 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 12/19/2019 after the market close of $0.52, missing estimates calling for $0.618 per share.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is up +12.63% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET GDP

8:30 AM ET Corporate Profits

10:00 AM ET Personal Income and Outlays

10:00 AM ET Consumer Sentiment

11:00 AM ET Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index

1:00 PM ET Baker-Hughes Rig Count

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