DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, January 30, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Boeing (BA) and Home Depot (HD). Dow stock 52 week lows include Caterpillar (CAT), International Business Machines (IBM) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -183 points.

Thursday, the Dow closed up +225.48 (+1.31%) at 17,416.85

Year-to-date the Dow is down -3.54%.

There were 3 Dow stocks up Thursday.

Dow stock winners Thursday included Boeing (BA) +5.83% and McDonald’s (MCD) +5.06%.

Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Chevron (CVX) -0.68% and Exxon Mobil (XOM) -0.42%.

Visa (V) climbed over 3% in after-hours trading after it reported Q1 EPS of $2.53, better than consensus of $2.49, and then announced a four-for-one stock split. Revenue increased to $3.38 billion, from $3.16 billion last year.

Analysts expected earnings of $2.49 a share on revenue of $3.34 billion.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up seven-tenths of a cent at $2.051 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Visa (V) will report earnings on 1/29/2015 after the market close.

Chevron (CVX) will report earnings on1/30/2015 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) will report earnings on 2/2/2015 before the market open.

Disney will report earnings on 2/3/2015 after the market close.

Merck (MRK) will report earnings on 2/4/2015 before the market open.

Coca Cola will report earnings on 2/10/2015 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Walt Disney Co. (DIS)

Walt Disney Co. (DIS) is down -1.03% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Q4 GDP expected +3.1% q/q annualized, Q3 +5.0%. Q4 personal consumption expected +4.0%, Q3 +3.2%. Q2 GDP price index expected +0.9%, Q3 +1.4%. Q4 GDP core PCE expected +1.1% q/q, Q3 +1.4% q/q.

0830 ET Q4 employment cost index expected +0.6%, Q3 +0.7%.

0900 ET Jan Milwaukee ISM expected +0.39 to 58.00, Dec -11.32 to 57.61.

0945 ET Jan Chicago PMI expected -1.3 to 57.5, Dec -1.9 to 58.8.

0955 ET Final-Jan U.S. consumer confidence index (University of Michigan) expected unch at 98.2, prelim-Jan +4.6 to 98.2.

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