DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, March 27, 2015

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -40 points.

Thursday, the Dow was down -40.31 (-0.23%) at 17,678.23.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.81%.

There were 7 Dow stocks up Thursday.

Dow stock winners Thursday were led by IBM (IBM) +0.87% along with Apple (AAPL) and Wal-Mart (WMT), both up +0.70%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday was American Express (AXP) -2.03% and Cisco (CSCO) -1.35%.

Looks like maybe another day lower..YEAHH! (or not…..)

European stocks are mixed and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up three-tenths of a cent at $2.427 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

There are no Dow stocks set to report earnings in the near term.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

JPMorgan Chase (JPM)

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) is down -4.86% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Q4 GDP expected revised to 2.4% (q/q annualized) from 2.2%. Q4 personal consumption expected revised to +4.4% from +4.2%. Q4 GDP price index expected unrevised at +0.1%. Q4 core PCE deflator expected unrevised at +1.1% q/q.

1000 ET Final-March U.S. consumer sentiment (University of Michigan) expected +0.8 to 92.0, previous -4.2 to 91.2.

1500 ET USDA Q1 Hogs & Pigs Inventory.

1545 ET Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks on monetary policy at a San Francisco Fed conference on The New Normal for Monetary Policy.

The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, March 26, 2015

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -82 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was down -292.60 (-1.62%) at 17,718.54.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.56%%.

There were 2 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Chevron (CVX) +1.41% and Exxon Mobil (XOM) +0.40%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday was Microsoft (MSFT) -3.36% and Intel (INTC) -2.92%.

The Labor Department reported initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000 for the week ended March 21. That was the lowest level since mid-February and was better than economists’ expectations for a dip to 290,000. The four-week moving average of claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week volatility, fell 7,750 to 297,000 last week.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up two-tenths of a cent at $2.421 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

There are no Dow stocks set to report earnings in the near term.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is down -4.05% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0435 ET St. Louis Fed President James Bullard delivers a public lecture at an event in Frankfurt on the U.S. economy and monetary policy.

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected -1,000 to 290,000, previous +1,000 to 291,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -17,000 to 2.400 million, previous -11,000 to 2.417 million.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

0900 ET Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook at the Engage International Investment Education Symposium in Detroit.

0945 ET Preliminary Markit Mar services PMI expected -0.1 to 57.0, Feb +2.9 to 57.1.

1100 ET Mar Kansas City Fed manufacturing activity survey expected unch at 1, Feb -2 to 1.

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

DJIA Market Happenings For Wednesday, March 25, 2015

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -2 points.

Monday, the Dow was down -104.90 (-0.58%) at 18,011.14.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.06%.

There were 6 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by McDonald’s (MCD) +0.75% and United Technologies (UTX) +0.20%.

The Dow stock losers Tuesday was Chevron (CVX) -1.62% and Pfizer (PFE) -1.51%.

Merck (MRK) announced a new $10 billion share repurchase program.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up two-tenths of a cent at $2.421 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

There are no Dow stocks set to report earnings in the near term.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Intel (INTC)

Intel (INTC) is down -15.16% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0630 ET Chicago Fed President Charles Evans speaks in London at the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum City Lectures on Monetary Policy and the Economy.

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous -3.9% with purchase sub-index -1.5% and refi sub-index -5.2%.

0830 ET Feb durable goods orders expected +0.2% and +0.2% ex transportation, Jan 2.8% and unch ex-transportation. Feb capital goods orders non-defense ex-aircraft expected +0.3%, Jan +0.5%.

1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1130 ET Treasury auctions $13 billion 2-year floating rate notes.

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

The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +12 points.

Monday, the Dow was down -11.61 (-0.06%) at 18,116.04.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.64%.

There were 12 Dow stocks up Monday.

Dow stock winners Monday were led by Pfizer (PFE) +2.34% and McDonald’s (MCD) +1.62%.

The Dow stock losers Monday was Home Depot (HD) -1.21% and Boeing (BA) -1.09%.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down five-tenths of a cent at $2.419 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

There are no Dow stocks set to report earnings in the near term.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

International Business Machines (IBM)

International Business Machines (IBM) is up +2.61% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0605 ET St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks at an event in London on The Role of International Financial Services in Driving the Global Economic Recovery.

0830 ET Feb CPI expected +0.2% m/m and -0.1% y/y, Jan -0.7% m/m and -0.1% y/y, Feb CPI ex food & energy expected +0.1% m/m and +1.7% y/y, Jan +0.2% m/m and +1.6% y/y.

0900 ET Jan FHFA house price index expected +0.6% m/m, Dec +0.8% m/m.

0945 ET Preliminary U.S. Mar Markit manufacturing PMI expected -0.5 to 54.6, Feb +1.2 to 55.1.

1000 ET Feb new home sales expected -3.4% to 465,000, Jan -0.2% to 481,000.

1000 ET Mar Richmond Fed manufacturing index expected +3 to 3, Feb -6 to 0.

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

DJIA Market Happenings For Monday, March 23, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Disney (DIS), Home Depot (HD), Nike (NKE), Travelers (TRV) and UnitedHealth (UNH). Dow stock 52 week lows include Visa (V).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +8 points.

Friday, the Dow was up +168.62 (+0.94%) at 18,127.65.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.71%.

There were 27 Dow stocks up Friday.

Dow stock winners Friday were led by Nike (NKE) +3.72% and Chevron (CVX) +2.18%.

The Dow stock losers Friday was UnitedHealth (UNH) -1.34% and Apple (AAPL) -1.25%.

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

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged at $2.424 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

There are no Dow stocks set to report earnings in the near term.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Home Depot (HD)

Home Depot (HD) is up +11.93% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0440 ET Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester speaks at a conference in Paris with Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer on Putting a Context on Monetary Policy-On Both Sides of the Pond.

0830 ET Feb Chicago Fed national activity index expected -0.03 to 0.10, Jan 0.13.

1000 ET Feb existing home sales expected +2.0% to 4.92 million, Jan -4.9% to 4.82 million.

1000 ET San Francisco Fed President John Williams delivers a speech via videoconference to the Australian Business Economists on the economic outlook.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

1500 ET USDA Feb Cold Storage.