The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, October 29, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Visa (V) and Travelers (TRV).Dow stock 52 week lows include Wal-Mart (WMT).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open own -72 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was up +198.09 (+1.13%) at 17,779.52.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.24%.

There were 26 Dow stocks up Wednesday

Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Apple (AAPL) +4.12% and Merck (MRK) +3.05%.

Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Procter & Gamble (PG) -1.01% and Home Depot (HD) -0.52%.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is down seven-tenths of a cent at $2.188 per gallon. Gas was $2.14 per gallon at the local Gig Harbor Costco.

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

General Electric (GE)

General Electric (GE) is up +16.30% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +6,000 to 265,000, previous +3,000 to 259,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -10,000 to 2.160 million, previous +6,000 to 2.170 million.

0830 ET Q3 GDP expected +1.5% (q/q annualized), Q2 +3.9%. Q3 personal consumption expected +3.3%, Q2 +3.6%. Q3 GDP price index expected +1.4%, Q2 +2.1%. Q3 core PCE deflator expected +1.4%, Q2 +1.9%.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

1000 ET Sep pending home sales expected +1.0% m/m and +7.3% y/y, Aug -1.4% m/m and +6.7% y/y.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $29 billion 7-year T-notes.

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