The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, January 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 -271 points.

Monday, the Dow closed up +6.10 (+0.03%) at 17,678.70.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.84%.

There were 6 Dow stocks up Monday.

The top Dow stock winners Monday included General Electric (GE) +0.82% and Nike (NKE) +0.32%

Dow stock losers Monday were led by Exxon Mobil (XOM) -2.13% and Chevron (CVX) -1.90%.

Microsoft (MSFT) fell over 4% in premarket trading after it reported Q2 EPS of 71 cents, right on consensus, but said that commercial-licesnse revenue fell.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported Q2 core EPS of $1.06, below consensus of $1.13.

Pfizer (PFE) fell nearly 3% in premarket trading after it reported Q4 adjusted EPS of 54 cents, better than consensus of 53 cents, but then lowered guidance on fiscal 2015 adjusted EPS to $2.00-$2.10, less than consensus of $2.18.

United Technologies (UTX) reported Q4 EPS of $1.62, right on consensus, but then lowered guidance on fiscal 2015 EPS to $6.85-$7.05 from $7.00-$7.20, below consensus of $7.19.

The Fed begins it’s 2-day policy meeting today.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up five-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

Chevron Corp. (CVX)

Chevron Corp. (CVX) is down -2.94% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Dec durable goods orders expected +0.4% and +0.6% ex transportation, Nov -0.9% and -0.7% ex transportation. Dec capital goods orders non-defense ex-aircraft expected unch, Nov -0.5%.

0900 ET Nov S&P/CaseShiller composite-20 home price index expected +0.65% m/m and +4.30% y/y, Oct +0.76% m/m and +4.50% y/y.

0945 ET Preliminary-Jan Markit U.S. services PMI expected +0.5 to 53.8, Dec -2.6 to 53.6.

1000 ET Dec new home sales expected +2.7% to 450,000, Nov -1.6% m/m to 438,000.

1000 ET Jan consumer confidence (Conference Board) expected +2.9 to 95.5, Dec +1.6 to 92.6.

1000 ET Jan Richmond Fed manufacturing index expected -2 to 5, Dec +3 to 7.

1030 ET FOMC begins 2-day policy meeting.

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