DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, September 3, 2021 – UnitedHealth (UNH) +20.83% YTD

There are no Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +18 points.

Thursday the Dow closed up +131.29 (+0.37%) at 35,443.82.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +15.80%.

There were 24 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Walgreens (WBA) 51.78 (+2.96%), Chevron (CVX) 97.71 (+2.09%) and Caterpillar (CAT) 211.78 (+1.84%).

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Visa (V) 224.18 (-2.58%), Salesforce (CRM) 264.15 (-1.55%) and American Express (AXP) 162.05 (-1.45%).

U.S. stock futures were flat and the 10-year Treasury yield rose after the government’s monthly employment report was a huge disappointment.

The economy only created 235,000 new nonfarm jobs in August, the Labor Department said Friday, a huge miss compared to estimates of 720,000. The nation’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.2% from 5.4%, in line with estimates.

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is urging his Democratic Party leaders to “pause” their consideration of a massive $3.5 trillion spending bill. Democrats aim to approve the measure, which would invest in climate policy and social programs, in the coming weeks without Republican support. While voting last month to advance the $3.5 trillion budget resolution, Manchin and Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema signaled they would oppose the final bill unless the price tag was cut. Democrats hold the majority in the 50-50 Senate because the vice president breaks tie votes. I think Joe Manchin needs to be cut.

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

The national average price of gasoline is up one-tenth of a cent at $3.184 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

UnitedHealth (UNH)

UnitedHealth (UNH) 423.71 (+1.52%) is up +20.83% in 2021.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET Employment Situation

9:45 AM ET PMI Composite Final

10:00 AM ET ISM Services Index

1:00 PM ET Baker Hughes Rig Count

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