The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, April 16, 2021

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

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +104 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +305.10 (+0.90%) at 34,035.99.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +11.21%.

There were 22 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by UnitedHealth (UNH) 390.01 (+3.83%), Amgen (AMGN) 255.13 (+2.21%) and Salesforce (CRM) 233.00 (+2.18%).

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Walgreens (WBA) 53.72 (-1.38%), Disney (DIS) 185.93 (-0.82%) and Chevron (CVX) 103.42 (-0.82%).

Dow futures rose modestly Friday, a day after the 30-stock average gained nearly 1% and closed above 34,000 for the first time ever. The S&P 500 increased 1.1% to another record close. The Nasdaq had the best day, jumping 1.3% and finishing 0.4% away from its February closing record. Tech stocks rallied Thursday as the 10-year Treasury yield slipped below 1.6%.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up four-tenth of a cent at $2.867 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 4/14/2021 before the market open of $18.60, beating estimates of $9.79 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 4/14/2021 before the market open of $4.50, beating estimates of $3.046 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 4/15/2021 before the market open of $5.31, beating estimates of $4.423 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 4/19/2021 before the market open.

IBM (IBM) reports earnings on 4/19/2021 after the market close.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reports earnings on 4/20/2021 before the market open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 4/20/2021 before the market open.

Travelers (TRV) reports earnings on 4/20/2021 before the market open.

Verizon (VZ) reports earnings on 4/21/2021 before the market open.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 4/22/2021 after the market close.

Dow (DOW) reports earnings on 4/22/2021 before the market open.

American Express (AXP) reports earnings on 4/23/2021 before the market open.

Honeywell (HON) reports earnings on 4/23/2021 before the market open.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 4/27/2021 before the market open.

Amgen (AMGN) reports earnings on 4/27/2021 after the market close.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 4/27/2021 after the market close.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 4/27/2021 after the market close.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 4/28/2021 before the market open.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 4/28/2021 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Merck (MRK)

Merck (MRK) 76.66 (+0.34%) is down -6.28% in 2021.

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