DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, January 25, 2018

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Cisco (CSCO), DowDupont (DWDP), Goldman Sachs (GS), Home Depot (HD), JPMorgan (JPM), Coca Cola (KO), Microsoft (MSFT), Nike (NKE), Travelers (TRV), UnitedHealth (UNH), United Technologies (UTX), Wal-Mart (WMT) and Exxon Mobil (XOM). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +120 points.

Wednesday the Dow was up +41.31 (+0.16%) at 26,252.12.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +6.20%.

There were 15 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Goldman Sachs (GS) +2.15% and Verizon (VZ) +1.86%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by General Electric (GE) -2.66% and Apple (AAPL) -1.59%.

Unemployment weekly claims in the week ending January 20, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 233,000, an increase of 17,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised down by 4,000 from 220,000 to 216,000. The 4-week moving average was 240,000, a decrease of 3,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised down by 1,000 from 244,500 to 243,500.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.1 cents at $2.564 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 12/21/17 after the market close of $0.46, beating estimates of $0.437 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 1/12/2018 before the market open of $1.07, missing estimates calling for $1.726 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 1/16/2018 before the market open of $2.59, beating estimates of $2.559 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 1/17/2018 before the market open of -$5.51 (includes tax loss), missing estimates calling for $5.064 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 1/18/2017 after the market close of -$1.41, missing estimates calling for $1.564 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 1/18/2018 after the market close of $5.01, missing estimates calling for $5.191 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 1/23/2018 before the market open of $1.19, beating estimates of $1.166 per share.

Procter & Gamble reports earnings on 1/23/2018 before the market open of $1.74, missing estimates calling for $1.757 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 1/23/2018 before the market open of $0.86, missing estimates of $0.887 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 1/23/2018 before the market open of $2.28, handily beating estimates calling for $1.657 per share.

General Electric (GE) reported earnings on 1/24/2018 before the market open of -$0.35, missing estimates calling for $0.282 per share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 1/24/2018 before the market open of $1.60, meeting estimates of $1.597 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 1/25/2018 before the market open of $2.16, beating estimates calling for $1.827 per share.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 1/25/2018 after the market close.

3M (MMM) reporte earnings on 1/25/2018 before the market open of $2.10, beating estimates of $2.052 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 1/30/2018 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 1/30/2018 at an unspecified time.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 1/31/2018 at an unspecified time.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 1/31/2018 before the market open.

DowDupont (DWDP) reports earnings on 2/1/2018 before the market open.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 2/1/2018 after the market close.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 2/1/2018 after the market close.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 2/2/2018 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 2/2/2018 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 2/2/2018 at an unspecified time.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 2/6/2018 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

UnitedHealth (UNH)

UnitedHealth (UNH) is up +11.06% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +15,000 to 235,000, previous -41,000 to 220,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -27,000 to 1.925 million, previous +76,000 to 1.952 million.

1000 ET Dec new home sales expected -7.9% to 675,000, Nov +17.5% to 733,000.

1000 ET Dec leading indicators expected +0.5%, Nov +0.4%.

1100 ET Jan Kansas City Fed manufacturing activity expected unch at 14, Dec -2 to 14.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $28 billion 7-year T-notes.

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