There are no Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.
Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -405 points.
Friday the Dow was down -124.32 (-0.41%) at 30,179.05.
Year-to-date the Dow is up +5.75%.
There were 12 Dow stocks up Friday.
The Dow stock winners Friday were led by Dow (DOW) 55.66 (+3.40%), Cisco (CSCO) 45.44 (+1.38%) and Caterpillar (CAT) 180.96 (+1.00%).
The Dow stock losers Friday were led by Intel (INTC) 47.46 (-6.30%), Nike (NKE) 137.28 (-2.29%) and Apple (AAPL) 126.655 (-1.59%).
Wall Street under pressure on concerns about new Covid strain, however, doctors say vaccines still likely effective on new variants.
Lawmakers plan to vote Monday on a combined $900 billion compromise Covid-19 relief package and a $1.4 trillion plan to fund the government through September. The coronavirus aid deal, which saw fits and starts for months and months in Washington, includes a $300 per week federal boost to state unemployment benefits, a $600 direct payment to most Americans, along with a new round of subsidies for hard-hit businesses and money for schools, health providers and renters facing eviction. In a statement, Biden said the $900 billion plan â€œprovides critical temporary support,â€ but he added that itâ€™s â€œjust the beginning.â€ In the new year, Democrats are expected to push for aid for state and local governments. That was left out of the current bill, in a compromise with Republicans who shelved their desire for liability protections for businesses.
Biden plans to get his first dose of coronavirus vaccine on live television Monday. The president-elect has defended his decision, recently saying, â€œI donâ€™t want to get ahead of the line, but I want to make sure we demonstrate to the American people that it is safe to take.â€ Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other lawmakers were given shots Friday. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is expected to receive her first shot next week. Itâ€™s not clear when outgoing President Donald Trump, who recovered from Covid-19 this fall, would be vaccinated. The White House has said heâ€™s still discussing timing with his doctors.
European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended lower.
The national average price of gasoline is up three-tenths of a cent at $2.221 per gallon.
Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 12/18/2020 after the market close of $0.78, beating estimates calling for $0.632 per share.
Today’s Featured Dow Stock
Amgen (AMGN) 228.49 (-1.19%) is down -5.22% year-to-date. Amgen (AMGN) YTD low was 177.05 on 3/23/2020. Amgen has provided a +29.05% gain off the YTD low.
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