Dow stocks hitting 52-week highs include Coca Cola (KO). There are no Dow stock 52-week lows.
Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +104 points.
Friday the Dow closed down -59.78 (-0.16%) at 36,338.30.
The Dow ends 2021 with a +18.73% gain
There were 8 Dow stocks up Friday.
The Dow stock winners Friday were led by Home Depot (HD) 415.01 (+1.24%), Walmart (WMT) 144.69 (+1.06%) and Coca Cola (KO) 59.21 (+0.73%).
The Dow stock losers Friday were led by Microsoft (MSFT) 336.32 (-0.88%), Goldman Sachs (GS) 382.55 (-0.77%) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 171.07 (-0.72%).
The Fed on Wednesday will release minutes from its December meeting, at which central bankers announced they would accelerate their tapering of Covid-era bond purchases.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking at including a negative test as part of its five-day isolation guidance for Americans infected with Covid but who show no symptoms. “I think we’re going to be hearing more about that in the next day or so from the CDC,” the top White House medical advisor said Sunday. The CDC has been getting significant pushback on last week’s updated recommendations, which cut the isolation time from 10 days to five. The Food and Drug Administration last week said preliminary research indicates at-home rapid tests detect the omicron variant, but may have reduced sensitivity.
McDonald’s (MCD) was upgraded to “overweight” from “neutral” at Piper Sandler, which points to the restaurant chain’s ability to deliver on increasing preferences for drive-through and elevated demand for chicken and hamburger offerings. McDonald’s is up in premarket trading.
U.S. futures are higher, European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.
The national average price of gasoline is unchanged at $3.288 per gallon.
Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 12/20/2021 after the market close with $0.83, beating estimates of $0.626 per share.
Walgreens (WBA) reports earnings on 1/6/2021 before the market open.
Today’s Featured Dow Stock
Disney (DIS) 154.89 (-0.67%) is up +1.21% in 2022.
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