DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, July 2, 2021 – Home Depot (HD) +21.05% YTD

Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs include Microsoft (MSFT) and Nike (NKE). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +68 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +131.02 (+0.38%) at 34,633.53.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +13.16%.

There were 24 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Nike (NKE) 158.00 (+2.27%), Travelers (TRV) 151.83 (+1.42%) and Chevron (CVX) 106.21 (+1.40%).

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Walgreens (WBA) 48.71 (-7.41%), Walmart (WMT) 139.32 (-1.21%) and Goldman Sachs (GS) 374.99 (-1.20%).

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 850,000 in June vs. the estimate for 706,000. The unemployment rate unexpectedly rose to 5.9% vs. the 5.6% estimate. Wages were up 0.3% for the month and 3.6% year over year, both in line with expectations. The labor force participation rate was unchanged at 61.6%.

The 30-stock Dow has risen for three sessions in a row and sits at its highest level since June 4. The major averages are all positive for the week and on pace for their second straight weekly gain.

US futures are higher, European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up three-tenths of a cent at $3.126 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 6/24/2021 after the market close of $0.93, beating estimates of $0.51 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reports earnings on 7/1/2021 before the market open.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 7/13/2021 before the market open.

JPMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 7/13/2021 before the market open.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reports earnings on 7/15/2021 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Home Depot (HD)

Home Depot (HD) 321.54 (+0.83%) is up +21.05% in 2021.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET Jobs Report

8:30 AM ET International Trade in Goods and Services

10:00 AM ET Factory Orders

1:00 PM ET Baker Hughes Rig Count

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