The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, January 23, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Travelers (TRV), United Technologies (UTX) and UnitedHealth (UNH). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +11 points.

Thursday, the Dow closed up +259.70 (+1.48%) at 17,813.98.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.05%.

There were 19 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The top Dow stock winners Thursday included UnitedHealth (UNH) +4.14% and JPMorgan (JPM) +3.04%.

Dow stock losers Thursday were led by American Express (AXP) -3.76% and Verizon (VZ) -0.93%.

General Electric (GE) reported Q4 EPS of 56 cents, higher than consensus of 55 cents.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported quarterly earnings of $1.1 billion, or $1.13 per share, compared to $1.4 billion, or $1.40 per share in the year-ago quarter.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down three-tenths of a cent at $2.038 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Caterpillar (CAT) is expected to report earnings on 1/27/2015 before the market open.

Dupont (DD) will report earnings on 1/27/2015 before the market open.

General Electric (GE) will report earnings on 1/23/2015 before the market open.

Goldman Sachs (GS) will report earnings on 1/16/2015 before the market open.

International Business Machines (IBM) is expected to report earnings on 1/20/2015 after the market close.

Johnson & Johnson will report earnings on 1/20/2015 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) will report earnings on 1/23/2015 before the market open.

3M (MMM) will report earnings on 1/27/2015 before the market open.

Microsoft (MSFT) will report earnings on 1/26/2015 after the market close.

Pfizer (PFE) will report earnings on 1/27/2015 before the market open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) is expected to report earnings on 1/27/2015 before the market open.

AT&T (T) will report earnings on 1/27/2015 after the market close.

Travelers (TRV) will report earnings on 1/22/2015 before the market open.

UnitedHealth (UNH) will report earnings on 1/21/2015 before the market open.

United Technologies (UTX) is expected to report earnings on 1/21/2015 before the market open.

Verizon (VZ) will report earnings on 1/22/2015 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Boeing Co. (BA)

Boeing Co. (BA) is up +4.35% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Dec Chicago Fed national activity index expected -0.18 to 0.55, Nov 0.73

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

0945 ET Preliminary Jan Markit manufacturing PMI expected +0.1 to 54.0, Dec -0.9 to 53.9.

1000 ET Dec existing home sales expected +3.0% to 5.08 million, Nov -6.1% to 4.93 million.

1000 ET Dec leading indicators expected +0.4%, Nov +0.6%.

1500 ET USDA Dec Cattle on Feed.

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