Sources like Yahoo Finance and Market Watch talk about these numbers. Walmart's stock rose 1.2% ahead of the open, and the implied price gain would add about 12 points to the Dow's price. Home Depot's stock climbed 1.3%, and the implied price gain would add about 32 points to the Dow's price. Meanwhile, Dow futures YM00, +0.53% rose 51 points, or 0.1%.
Stocks like Home Depot and Walmart are great indicators for economists as they measure a big part of American consumer behavior.