The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Microsoft (MSFT), Visa (V), McDonald’s (MCD) and Travelers (TRV).Dow stock 52 week lows include Wal-Mart (WMT).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -61 points.

Monday, the Dow was down -23.65 (-0.13%) at 17,623.05.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -1.12%.

There were 16 Dow stocks up Monday

Dow stock winners Monday were led by Microsoft (MSFT) +2.61% and Visa (V) +1.44%.

Dow stock losers Monday were led by Apple (AAPL) -3.19% and Chevron (CVX) -2.71%.

Merck & Co. (MRK +0.06%) reported Q3 EPS of 96 cents, above consensus of 92 cents.

Pfizer (PFE +0.32%) reported Q3 EPS of 60 cents, above consensus of 51 cents.

The Fed begins a two day policy meeting today.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is down two-tenths of a cent at $2.198 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.

Dupont (DD) reports earnings on 10/27/2015 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 10/27/2015 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 10/30/2015 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 10/30/15 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 10/27/2015 before the market open.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 11/5/2015 after the market close.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 11/2/2015 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Dupont (DD)

Dupont (DD) is down -14.05% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Sep durable goods orders expected -1.5% and unch ex transportation, Aug -2.3% and -0.2% ex transportation. Sep capital goods orders non-defense ex-aircraft expected +0.2%, Aug -0.8%.

0900 ET Aug S&P CaseShiller composite-20 home price index expected +0.10% m/m and +5.10% y/y, Jul -0.20% m/m and +4.96% y/y.

0945 ET Preliminary Oct Markit services PMI expected +0.4 to 55.5, Sep -1.0 to 55.1. Oct Markit composite PMI, Sep 0.7 to 55.0.

1000 ET Oct consumer confidence (Conference Board) expected unchanged at 103.0, Sep +1.7 to 103.0.

1000 ET Oct Richmond Fed manufacturing index expected +2 to -3, Sep -5 to -5.

1100 ET FOMC begins 2-day policy meeting.

1300 ET Treasurys 2-year T-note auction postponed due to debt ceiling constraints.

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