DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, July 31, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Disney (DIS) and Nike (NKE).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -4 points.

Thursday, the Dow was down -127.94 (-0.73%) at 17,440.59.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.40%.

There were 16 Dow stocks up Thursday.

Dow stock winners Thursday were led by United Technologies (UTX) +1.38% and Caterpillar (CAT) +1.32%.

Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Procter & Gamble (PG) -4.01% and United Health (UNH) -0.79%.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 7/31/2015 before the market open of $1.00 missing consensus of $1.106.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 7/31/2015 before the market open of $0.30 missing consensus of $1.132.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down nine-tenths of a cent at $2.665 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Dupont (DD) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 7/30/2015 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 7/31/2015 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 7/31/2015 before the market open.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 8/4/2015 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Home Depot (HD)

IBM (IBM) is up +0.32% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Q2 employment cost index expected +0.6%, Q1 +0.7%.

0900 ET Jul Milwaukee ISM expected +3.45 to 50.00, Jun -1.15 to 46.55.

0945 ET Jul Chicago PMI expected +1.4 to 50.8, Jun +3.2 to 49.4.

1000 ET Final-July U.S. consumer sentiment (University of Michigan) expected +0.7 to 94.0, prelim-Jul -2.8 to 93.3.

The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Pfizer (PFE) and Nike (NKE).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -100 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was down -127.94 (-0.73%) at 17,440.59.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.40%.

There were 26 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Microsoft (MSFT) +2.10% and Merck (MRK) +1.77%.

Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Dupont (DD) -0.79% and Caterpillar (CAT) -0.58%.

Procter & Gamble (PG +0.49%) reporte earnings of 1.00 vs 0.95 consensus,

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is down 1.2 cents at $2.674 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Dupont (DD) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 7/30/2015 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 7/31/2015 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 7/31/2015 before the market open.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 8/4/2015 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Home Depot (HD)

Home Depot (HD) is up +10.56% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +15,000 to 270,000, previous -26,000 to 255,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -2,000 to 2.205 million, previous -9,000 to 2.207 million.

0830 ET Q2 GDP expected +2.5% (q/q annualized), Q1 -0.2%. Q2 personal consumption expected +2.7%, Q1 +2.1%. Q2 GDP price index expected +1.5%, Q1 unch. Q2 core PCE deflator expected +1.6% q/q, Q1 +0.8% q/q.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $29 billion of 7-year T-notes.

DJIA Market Happenings For Wednesday, July 29, 2015

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs.Dow stock 52 week lows include Dupont (DD).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +25 points.

Tuesday, the Dow was down -127.94 (-0.73%) at 17,440.59.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -1.08%.

There were 27 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by Exxon Mobil (XOM) +4.06% and Chevron (CVX)+3.66%.

Dow stock losers Tuesday were led by Dupont (DD) -1.46% and Microsoft (MSFT) -0.02%.

The Federal Open Market Committee will conclude its 2-day meeting today, announcing it’s policy decision at 2 pm ET.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down 1.1 cents at $2.686 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Dupont (DD) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 7/30/2015 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 7/31/2015 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 7/31/2015 before the market open.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 8/4/2015 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Goldman Sachs (GS)

Goldman Sachs (GS) is up +6.40% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous +0.1% with purchase sub-index +1.0% and refi sub-index -0.5%.

1000 ET Jun pending home sales expected +1.0% m/m and +11.1% y/y, May +0.9% m/m and +8.3% y/y.

1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1130 ET Treasury auctions $15 billion of 2-year floating-rate notes.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $35 billion of 5-year T-notes.

1400 ET FOMC announces interest rate decision.

The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, July 28, 2015

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs.Dow stock 52 week lows include American Express (AXP), Chevron (CVX), Dupont (DD), Caterpillar (CAT), Intel (INTC) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +61 points.

Monday, the Dow was down -127.94 (-0.73%) at 17,440.59.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -2.15%.

There were 5 Dow stocks up Monday.

Dow stock winners Monday were led by Intel (INTC) +1.03% and General Electric (GE) +0.78%).

Dow stock losers Monday were led by Boeing (BA) -2.10% and Chevron (CVX) -1.61%.

The Federal Open Market Committee will begin its 2-day meeting today.

Procter & Gamble (PG -0.40%) will name David Taylor as next CEO, according to Dow Jones.

Dupont (DD) reported in-line earnings for its second quarter with net income of $940 million, or $1.03 per share, compared to $1.07 billion, or $1.15 per share, in the year-ago period. Its operating earnings rose to $1.18 per share from $1.17 per share. Net sales declined 11.5 percent to $8.60 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $1.18 per share on revenue of $8.75 billion.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down 1.3 cents at $2.697 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Dupont (DD) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 7/30/2015 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 7/31/2015 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 7/31/2015 before the market open.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 8/4/2015 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

General Electric (GE)

General Electric (GE) is up +2.69% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0900 ET May S&P/CaseShiller composite-20 home price index expected +0.3% m/m and +5.6% y/y, Apr +0.30% m/m and +4.91% y/y.

0945 ET Preliminary Jul Markit services PMI expected +0.2 to 55.0, Jun -1.4 to 54.8. Preliminary Jul Markit composite PMI, Jun -1.4 to 54.6.

1000 ET Jul consumer confidence (Conference Board) expected -1.4 to 100.0, Jun +6.8 to 101.4.

1000 ET Jul Richmond Fed manufacturing outlook survey expected +1 to 7, Jun +5 to 6.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $26 billion of 2-year T-notes.

DJIA Market Happenings For Monday, July 27, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Vissa (V).Dow stock 52 week lows include American Express (AXP), Chevron (CVX), Dupont (DD), Caterpillar (CAT), Intel (INTC) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -130 points.

Friday, the Dow was down -163.39 (-0.92%) at 17,568.53.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -1.43%.

There were 3 Dow stocks up Friday.

Dow stock winners Friday were led by Visa (V) +4.25% and Cisco (CSCO) +1.39%.

Dow stock losers Friday were led by Dupont (DD) -2.63% and Chevron -2.53%.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down eight-tenths of a cent at $2.732 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

American Express (AXP reports earnings on 7/22/2015 after the market close.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 7/22/2015 before the market open.

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 7/22/2015 before the market open.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 7/23/2015 before the market open.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 7/23/2015 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 7/23/2015 before the market open.

Visas (V) reports earnings on 7/23/2015 after the market close.

Dupont (DD) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 7/28/2015 before the open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 7/30/2015 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 7/31/2015 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 7/31/2015 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Exxon Mobil (XOM) is down -13.53% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Jun durable goods orders expected +3.3% and +0.5% ex-transportation, May -2.2% and unch ex-transportation. Jun capital goods new orders non-defense ex-aircraft & parts expected +0.5%, May -0.4%.

1030 ET Jul Dallas Fed manufacturing activity expected +3.5 to -3.5, Jun +13.8 to -7.0.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

1600 ET USDA weekly crop progress.