DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, May 28, 2020

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Home Depot (HD) and UnitedHealth (UNH). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -229 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -147.63 (-0.58%) at 25,400.64.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -10.99%.

There were 14 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Pfizer (PFE) +2.06%, Merck (MRK) +1.92% and Procter & Gamble (PG) +1.91%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were Goldman Sachs (GS) -4.03%, Disney (DIS) -3.93% and Chevron (CVX) -3.23%.

The economy is reopening. But the job cuts keep coming. The US government said Thursday that another 2.1 million people filed initial jobless claims last week, bringing the total number of Americans who have filed for first-time unemployment benefits since mid-March to more than 40 million. Boeing (BA) laid off 6,770 workers this week, part of a plan to reduce 16,000 total jobs because of the rapid decline in air traffic.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up four-tenths of a cent at $1.972 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Caterpillar (CAT)

Caterpillar (CAT) is down -18.24% year-to-date. Caterpillar (CAT) YTD low was 87.50 on 3/12/2020.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET International Trade in Goods

8:30 AM ET Personal Income and Outlays

8:30 AM ET Retail Inventories [Advance]

8:30 AM ET Wholesale Inventories [Advance]

9:45 AM ET Chicago PMI

10:00 AM ET Consumer Sentiment

11:00 AM ET Jerome Powell Speaks

1:00 PM ET Baker-Hughes Rig Count

3:00 PM ET Farm Prices

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