The Dow Market Happenings For Wednesday, June 28, 2023 – Walmart (WMT) 154.49 Up +8.96% YTD

Dow stocks hitting 52-week highs include Apple (AAPL) 188.06 (+1.51%). Dow stock 52-week lows include Walgreens (WBA) 28.64 (-9.34%).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -12 points.

Tuesday the Dow closed up +212.03 (+0.63%) at 33,926.74.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +2.35%.

Tuesday, (23) Dow stocks were up, (1) was at 52-week lows and (1) was at 52-week highs.

The Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by Intel (INTC) 34.10 (+2.28%), Home Depot (HD) 313.74 (+1.90%) and Boeing (BA) 209.43 (+1.87%).

The Dow stock losers Tuesday were led by Walgreens (WBA) 28.64 (-9.34%), 3M (MMM) 98.26 (-2.14%) and Amgen (AMGN) 222.61 (-0.94%).

The VIX closed Tuesday at 13.74 (-3.58%) and the 10 YR at 3.760 (-0.16%). The VIX is currently at 13.80 (+0.44%). The 10YR is at 3.745 (-0.56%).

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will speak Wednesday morning before a policy panel at the European Central Bank Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal. Powell will be joined by Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde and Bank of Japan Governor Kazuo Ueda. The event will be moderated by CNBC’s Sara Eisen and begins at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Mortgage rates turned higher again last week. But the increase did not cut into mortgage demand, as buyers sought newly built homes. Total mortgage application volume rose 3% compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. An additional adjustment was made for the Juneteenth holiday. Applications for a mortgage to purchase a home rose 3% for the week but were 21% lower year over year. These applications have increased for three straight weeks to the highest level since early May, despite still-high mortgage rates.

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

The national average price of gasoline is down eight-tenths of a cent at $3.556 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 6/27/2023 before the market open with $1.00, missing estimates of $1.069 per share.

Nike (NKE) reports earnings on 6/29/2023 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Walmart (WMT)

Walmart (WMT) 154.49 (-0.36%) is up +8.96% in 2023.

Financial Calendar

07:00 AM ET MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate, 6.73%
07:00 AM ET MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW), 0.5%
07:00 AM ET MBA Purchase Index, 165.6
07:00 AM ET Mortgage Market Index, 209.8
07:00 AM ET Mortgage Refinance Index, 425.1
08:30 AM ET Goods Trade Balance (May), -92.90B, -96.77B
08:30 AM ET Retail Inventories Ex Auto (May), -0.2%
08:30 AM ET Wholesale Inventories (MoM), -0.2%, -0.1%
09:30 AM ET Fed Chair Powell Speaks
10:30 AM ET Crude Oil Inventories, 1.415M, -3.831M
10:30 AM ET EIA Refinery Crude Runs (WoW), -0.116M
10:30 AM ET Crude Oil Imports, 0.923M, -1.493M
10:30 AM ET Cushing Crude Oil Inventories, 0.089M, -0.098M
10:30 AM ET Distillate Fuel Production, 0.014M, 0.089M
10:30 AM ET EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks, 0.085M, 0.433M
10:30 AM ET Gasoline Production, 0.024M, -0.352M
10:30 AM ET Heating Oil Stockpiles, -0.034M, -0.380M
10:30 AM ET EIA Weekly Refinery Utilization Rates (WoW), -0.6%
10:30 AM ET Gasoline Inventories, 1.359M, 0.479M
13:00 PM ET 7-Year Note Auction, 3.827%
16:30 PM ET Fed Bank Stress Test Results

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