DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, December 27, 2019

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Apple (AAPL), Goldman Sachs (GS), Intel (INTC), JPMorgan (JPM), Microsoft (MSFT) and Visa (V) There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +66 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +105.94 (+0.37%) at 28,621.39.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +22.69%.

There were 24 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Apple (AAPL) +1.98%, JPMorgan (JPM) +1.06% and Walgreens (WBA) +0.94%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Boeing (BA) -0.92%, Merck (MRK) -0.11% and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) -0.07%.

The Nasdaq composite index broke through the 9,000 level for the first time ever on Thursday, driven higher by Amazon’s 4% surge and broad year-end market rally.

The S&P 500 index also notched a record high, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped as much as 1% before falling below its Tuesday highs.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up seven-tenths of a cent at $2.557 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.

Walgreens (WBA) reports earnings on 1/8/2020 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Microsoft (MSFT)

Microsoft (MSFT) is up +56.22% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

10:00 AM ET State Street Investor Confidence Index

10:30 AM ET EIA Natural Gas Report

11:00 AM ET EIA Petroleum Status Report

1:00 PM ET Baker-Hughes Rig Count

3:00 PM ET Farm Prices

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