DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, February 8, 2018

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +113 points.

Wednesday the Dow was down -19.42 (-0.08%) at 24,893.35.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.70%.

There were 13 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Boeing (BA) +2.11% and Wal-Mart (WMT) +1.93%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Apple (AAPL) -2.14% and Microsoft (MSFT) -1.88%.

Walmart (WMT) has asked vendors for more merchandise priced at $10 and up to sell online in an effort to make its online business profitable.

Initial U.S. jobless claims fell by 9,000 to 221,000 in the seven days ended Feb 3. Economists had forecast a 235,000 reading. The more stable monthly average of claims declined by 10,000 to 224,500, the government said Thursday. That’s the lowest level since March 1973.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down three-tenths of a cent at $2.602 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) reported earnings on 1/25/2018 after the market close of $1.08, beating estimates calling for $0.891 per share.

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

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 1/30/2018 before the market open of $0.62, beating estimates of $0.583 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 1/30/2018 before the market open of $0.87, missing estimates calling for $1.616 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 1/31/2018 after the close of $0.96, beating estimates of $0.895 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 1/31/2018 before the market open of $4.80, beating estimates calling for $2.951 per share.

DowDupont (DWDP) reported earnings on 2/1/2018 before the market open of $0.83.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 2/1/2018 after the market close of $3.89, beating estimates of $3.839 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 2/1/2018 after the market close of $1.08, beating estimates of $1.007 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 2/2/2018 before the market open of $1.64, beating estimates of $1.306 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 2/2/2018 before the market open of $1.97, beating estimates of $1.092 per share.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 2/2/2018 before the market open of $0.98, beating estimates of $0.97 per share.

Disney (DIS) reported earnings on 2/6/2018 after the market close of $1.89, beating estimates calling for $1.633 per share.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 2/14/2018 after the market close.

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 2/16/2018 before the market open.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 2/20/2018 at an unspecified time.

Wal-Mart (WMT) reports earnings on 2/20/2018 at an unspecified time.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Cisco (CSCO)

Cisco (CSCO) is up +5.33% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

09:05 FOMC Member Kaplan Speaks

13:00 FOMC Member Harker Speaks

13:30 Continuing Jobless Claims,1,923K, 1,945K, 1,956K

13:30 Initial Jobless Claims, 221K, 236K, 230K

13:30 Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg., 224.50K, 234.50K

10 min FOMC Member Kashkari Speaks

55 min Bloomberg Consumer Confidence, 54.6

15:30 Natural Gas Storage, -116B, -99B

18:00 30-Year Bond Auction, 2.867%

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