The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, October 23, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include General Electric (GE), McDonald’s (MCD), Home Depot (HD) and Travelers (TRV).Dow stock 52 week lows include American Express (AXP).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +161 points.

Thursday, the Dow was up +320.55 (+1.87%) at 17,489.16.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -1.87%.

There were 26 Dow stocks up Thursday

Dow stock winners Thursday were led by McDonald’s (MCD) +8.12% and 3M (MMM) +4.12%. In fact there were 16 Dow stocks up over 2% Thursday.

Dow stock losers Thursday were led by American Express (AXP) -5.24% and UnitedHealth (UNH) -3.64%.

AT&T (T +1.07%) rose nearly 2% in after-hours trading after it reported Q3 EPS of 74 cents, higher than consensus of 69 cents, and then raised guidance on fiscal 2015 earnings to $2.68-$2.74, above consensus of $2.64.

Microsoft (MSFT +1.76%) climbed over 8% in after-hours trading after it reported Q1 adjusted EPS of 67 cents, above consensus of 59 cents.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down six-tenths of a cent at $2.218 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will reports earnings on 10/13/2015 before the market open.

JPMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 10/13/2015 after the market close.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 10/13/2015 after the market close.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 10/15/2015 before the market open.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reports earnings on 10/15/2015 before the market open.

General Electric (GE) reports earnings on 10/16/2015 before the market open.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 10/19/2015 after the market close of $3.34, above consensus of $3.30.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 10/20/2015 before the market open of $2.93, higher than consensus of $2.26..

United Technologies (UTX) reports earnings on 10/20/2015 before the market open.

Verizon (VZ) reports earnings on 10/20/2015 before the market open.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 10/21/2015 before the market open.

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 10/21/2015 before the market open.

American Express (AXP) reports earnings on 10/21/2015 after the market close.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 10/22/2015 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 10/22/2015 before the market open.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 10/22/2015 before the market open.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 10/22/2015 after the market close.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 10/23/2015 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Coca Cola (KO)

Coca Cola (KO) is up +2.42% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0945 ET Preliminary Oct U.S. Markit manufacturing PMI expected -0.4 to 52.7, Sep +0.1 to 53.1.

1500 ET USDA Sep Cattle on Feed.

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