All 30 Dow stocks rising premarket; Apple on track to open at record high

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (djia) is set for a unanimously bullish start to the new year and decade, as all 30 of the Dow’s components were gaining ground in premarket trading Thursday. The biggest gainers were the stocks of United Technologies Corp. (utx) and Caterpillar Inc. (cat) which both rose 1.0%. Apple Inc.’s stock (aapl) which was 2019’s best performer with an 86% gain, rose 0.8% to put it on track to open at a record high. The next best performer of 2019, Microsoft Corp.’s stock (msft) rose 0.7% premarket. The worst performing Dow stock of 2019, which was Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (wba) with a 13% decline, tacked on 0.5% ahead of Thursday’s open. Meanwhile, Dow futures (ymh20) rose 168 points.

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