The Dow Market Happenings For Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs include McDonald’s (MCD) and Nike (NKE). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +95 points.

Tuesday the Dow was up +2.27 (+0.01%) at 27,995.60.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -1.90%.

There were 17 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

The Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by Salesforce (CRM) 251.68 (+2.04%), Dow (DOW) 51.07 (+1.96%) and Home Depot (HD) 285.58 (+1.76%).

The Dow stock losers Tuesday were led by Caterpillar (CAT) 148.60 (-3.20%), JPMorgan (JPM) 99.28 (-3.11%) and Travelers (TRV) 112.15 (-2.02%).

The two day FOMC meeting ends today with announcement at 11:00 am PDT.

U.S. consumer spending appeared to slow in August as extended unemployment benefits were cut for millions of Americans, offering more evidence that the economic recovery from the Covid-19 recession is faltering.

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

The national average price of gasoline is down four-tenths of a cent at $2.182 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reports earnings on 9/22/2020 after the market close. [Closed at $114.90, +1.93% on 9/9/2020]

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Procter & Gamble (PG)

Procter & Gamble (PG) 204.03 (-0.65%) is up +11.00% year-to-date. Procter & Gamble (PG) YTD low was 94.34 on 3/23/2020. Procter & Gamble has provided a +46.95% gain off the YTD low.

Financial Calendar

7:00 AM ET MBA Mortgage Applications

8:30 AM ET Retail Sales

10:00 AM ET Business Inventories

10:00 AM ET Housing Market Index

10:00 AM ET Atlanta Fed Business Inflation Expectations

10:30 AM ET EIA Petroleum Status Report

2:00 PM ET FOMC Announcement

2:30 PM ET Fed Chair Press Conference

4:00 PM ET Treasury International Capital

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