DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Merck (MRK), Nike (NKE), Pfizer (PFE) and UnitedHealth (UNH). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +29 points.

Wednesday the Dow was down -45.16 (-0.18%) at 25,583.75.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +3.50%.

There were 15 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by McDonald’s (MCD) +1.85% and Pfizer (PFE) +1.40%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Disney (DIS) -2.21% and Caterpillar (CAT) -1.88%.

Unemployment insurance weekly claims in the week ending August 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 213,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 218,000 to 219,000. The 4-week moving average was 214,250, a decrease of 500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 from 214,500 to 214,750. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2 percent for the week ending July 28, unchanged from the previous week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 28 was 1,755,000, an increase of 29,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up 2,000 from 1,724,000 to 1,726,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,745,250, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 500 from 1,741,750 to 1,742,250.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up four-tenths of a cent at $2.869 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 6/28/2018 before the market open with $1.53 per share, beating estimates calling for $1.503 per share.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 6/28/2018 after the market close of $0.69, beating estimates of $0.673 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 7/13/2018 before the market open of $2.27, beating estimates calling for $2.27 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 7/17/2018 before the market open of $5.98, beating estimates calling for $4.66 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 7/17/2018 before the market open of $2.10, beating estimates of $2.083 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 7/17/2018 before the market open of $3.14, beating estimates of 3.088 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 7/18/2018 after the market close of $1.84, missing estimates calling for $1.868 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 7/18/2018 after the market close of $3.08, beating estimates calling for $3.058 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 7/19/2018 before the market open $1.92, missing estimates of $2.446 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 7/19/2018 after the market close of $1.13, beating estimates calling for $1.11 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 7/24/2018 before the market open of $3.07, beating estimates of $2.603 per share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 7/24/2018 before the market open of $1.97, beating estimates calling for $1.88 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 7/24/2018 before the market open of $1.20, beating estimates of $1.159 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 7/25/2018 before the market open of $3.33, missing estimates of $3.448 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 7/25/2018 before the market open of $0.61, meeting expectations of $0.609 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 7/26/2018 before the market open of $1.90, missing estimates of $1.965 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 7/26/2018 after the market close of $1.04, beating estimates of $1.00 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 7/27/2018 before the market open of $1.78, missing estimates calling for $2.095 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 7/27/2018 before the market open of $0.92, missing estimates calling for $1.249 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 7/27/2018 before the market open of $1.06, meeting expectations of $1.059 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 7/30/2018 before the market open of $2.97, beating estimates calling for $2.747 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 7/31/2018 before the market open of $0.81, beating estimates calling for $0.754 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 7/31/2018 before the market open of $0.94, beating estimates of $0.913 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 7/31/2018 after the market close of $2.38, beating estimates calling for $2.228 per share.

DowDuPont (DWDP) reported earnings on 8/2/2018 before the market open of $1.37 per share.

Disney (DIS) reported earnings on 8/7/2018 after the market close of $1.87, missing estimates calling for $2.005 per share.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 8/14/2018 before the market open.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 8/15/2018 after the market close.

Walmart (WMT) reports earnings on 8/16/2018 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Goldman Sachs (GS)

Goldman Sachs (GS) is down -7.22% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

12:30 Continuing Jobless Claims, 1,740K, 1,724K

12:30 Core PPI (MoM) (Jul), 0.2%, 0.3%

12:30 Core PPI (YoY) (Jul), 2.8%, 2.8%

12:30 Initial Jobless Claims, 220K, 218K

12:30 Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg., 214.50K

12:30 PPI (YoY) (Jul), 3.4%, 3.4%

12:30 PPI (MoM) (Jul), 0.2%, 0.3%

13:30 Chicago Fed President Evans Speaks

13:45 Bloomberg Consumer Confidence, 58.6

14:00 Wholesale Inventories (MoM) (Jun), 0.0%, 0.0%

14:30 Natural Gas Storage, 47B, 35B

17:00 30-Year Bond Auction, 2.958%

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