DJIA Market Happenings For Monday, December 20, 2021 – Walmart (WMT) Down -3.75% YTD

Dow stocks hitting 52-week highs include Cisco (CSCO), Coca Cola (KO) and Procter & Gamble (PG). Dow stock 52-week lows include Boeing (BA).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -383 points.

Friday the Dow closed down -532.20 (-1.48%) at 35,365.44.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +15.55%.

There were 5 Dow stocks up Friday.

The Dow stock winners Friday were led by IBM (IBM) 127.40 (+1.17%), Boeing (BA) 192.63 (+0.96%) and Verizon (VZ) 53.17 (+0.80%).

The Dow stock losers Friday were led by Goldman Sachs (GS) 381.80 (-3.92%), Walmart (WMT) 138.75 (-3.20%) and Home Depot (HD) 387.98 (-2.89%).

Dow futures fell nearly 400 points after the 30-stock average dropped nearly 1.5% on Friday and sank almost 1.7% for the week.

Moderna said a third dose of its Covid vaccine appears to provide significant protection against omicron. The booster dose of 50 micrograms, which has already been cleared for use, can “boost neutralizing antibody levels 37-fold higher than pre-boost levels.” Preliminary data on a 100-microgram dose, the same as the first two shots, showed an “approximately 83-fold” increase.

U.S. futures are lower, European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up one-tenth of a cent at $3.308 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reports earnings on 12/20/2021 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Walmart (WMT)

Walmart (WMT) 138.75 (-3.20%) is down -3.75% in 2021.

Financial Calendar

10:00 AM ET US Leading Index (MoM) (Nov)
11:30 AM ET 3-Month Bill Auction
11:30 AM ET 6-Month Bill Auction

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