The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, November 9, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Apple (AAPL), American Express (AXP), Boeing (BA), McDonald’s (MCD) and Visa (V). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -100 points.

Wednesday the Dow was up +6.13 (+0.03%) at 23,563.36.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +19.23%.

There were 19 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Procter & Gamble (PG) +1.08% and Coca Cola (KO) +1.03%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by JPMorgan (JPM) -2.01% and Nike (NKE) -1.59%.

Walt Disney (DIS) reports earnings today after the close.

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up slightly to 239,000 last week. The four-week average fell to a fresh 44-year low. Applications for jobless aid rose by a seasonally adjusted 10,000 last week after having fallen by 5,000 the previous week. The four-week average dropped to 231,250, a decline of 1,250 from the previous week. It was the lowest level for the four-week average since it stood at 227,750 on March 31, 1973.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1 cent at $2.558 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 9/26/17 after the market close of $0.57, beating estimates calling for $0.515 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 10/12/2017 before the market open of $1.76, beating estimates calling for $1.709 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 10/17/2017 before the market open of $5.02, beating estimates calling for $4.343 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 10/17/2017 before the market open of $1.90, beating estimates of $1.823 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 10/17/2017 before the market open of $2.66, beating estimates calling for $2.607 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 10/17/2017 after the market close of $3.30, missing estimates calling for $3.325 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 10/18/2017 after the market close of $1.50, beating estimates of $1.487 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 10/19/2017 before the market open of $0.91, beating estimates calling for $0.724 per share.

Verizon (VZ) report earnings on 10/19/2017 before the market open of $0.98, matching estimates of $0.984 per share.

General Electric (GE) reported earnings on 10/20/2017 before the market open of $0.29, missing estimates calling for $0.49 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 10/20/2017 before the market open of $1.09, meeting estimates of $1.093 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 10/24/2017 before the market open of $2.33, beating estimates of $2.253 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 10/24/2017 before the market open of $1.95, beating estimates of $1.301 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 10/24/2017 before the market open of $2.32, beating estimates of $1.792 per share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 10/24/2017 before the market open of $1.73, beating estimates of $1.719 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 10/25/2017 before the market open of $2.72, beating estimates of $2.709 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 10/25/2017 before the market open of $0.50, meeting estimates of $0.495 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 10/25/2017 before the market open of $0.90, beating estimates of $0.884 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 10/26/2017 after the market close of $1.01, beating estimates of $0.815 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 10/26/2017 after the market close of $0.84, beating estimates calling for $0.781 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 10/27/2017 before the market open of $1.03, meeting expectations of $1.026 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 10/27/2017 before the market open of $1.11, beating estimates calling for $1.04 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 10/27/2017 before the market open of $0.93, beating estimates of $0.885 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 10/31/2017 before the market open of $0.67, barely beating estimates calling for $0.662 per share..

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 11/2/2017 after the market close of $2.07, beating estimates of $1.899 per share.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 11/9/2017 after the market close.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 11/14/2017 before the market open.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 11/15/2017 after the market close.

Wal-Mart (WMT) reports earnings on 11/16/2017 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Wal-Mart (WMT)

Wal-Mart (WMT) is up +30.68% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +2,000 to 231,000, previous -5,000 to 229,000. Weekly continuing claims expected +1,000 to 1.885 million, previous -15,000 to 1.884 million.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

1000 ET Sep wholesale trade sales expected +0.9% m/m, Aug +1.7% m/m. Revised Sep wholesale inventories, prelim Sep +0.3%.

1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 10-year TIPS to be auctioned Nov 16.

1200 ET USDA Nov WASDE crop production.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $15 billion of 30-year T-bonds.

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