DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Coca Cola (KO), McDonald’s (MCD), Merck (MRK), UnitedHealth (UNH) and Walgreens (WBA). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -69 points.

Wednesday the Dow was up +545.29 (+2.13%) at 26,180.30.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +5.91%.

There were 29 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by UnitedHealth (UNH) +4.21%, Microsoft (MSFT) +3.94%, Pfizer (PFE) +3.23%, Intel (INTC) +3.11% and 3M (MMM) +3.07%.

The lone Dow stock loser Wednesday was Procter & Gamble (PG) -0.24%.

Weakness in technology stocks drag market lower.

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

The national average price of gasoline is down one cent at $2.735 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 9/25/2018 after the market close of $0.67, just beating estimates calling for $0.657 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 10/11/18 before the market open of $1.48, barely beating estimates of $1.471 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 10/12/18 before the market open of $2.36, beating estimates calling for $2.26 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 10/16/18 before the market open of $6.28, beating estimates of $5.695 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 10/16/18 after the market close of $3.42, missing estimates of $3.434 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 10/16/18 before the market open of $2.05, missing estimates calling for $2.061 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 10/16/18 before the market open of $3.41, beating estimates of $3.356 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 10/19/2018 before the market open of $1.12,meeting expectations of $1.116 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 10/19/18 before the market open of $2.54, beating estimates calling for $2.19 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 10/18/18 after the market close of $1.88,beating estimates of $1.808 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 10/23/2018 before the market open of $2.10, beating estimates of $2.012 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 10/23/2018 before the market open of $2.58, missing estimates of $2.726 per share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 10/23/2018 before the market open of $1.93, beating estimates calling for $1.861 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 10/23/2018 before the market open of $1.22, beating estimates of $1.211 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 10/24/2018 before the market open of $3.58, beating estimates calling for $3.513 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 10/24/2018 after the market close of $1.14, beating estimates of $1.007 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 10/24/2018 after the market close of $1.21, missing estimates calling for $1.244 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 10/25/2018 before the market open of $1.19, beating estimates calling for $1.167 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 10/25/2018 after the market close of $1.40, beating estimates of $1.19 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 10/30/2018 before the market open of $0.58, beating estimates of $0.559 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 10/30/2018 before the market open of $0.78, meeting estimates of $0.782 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 11/1/2018 after the market close of $2.91, beating estimates calling for $2.838 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 11/2/2018 after the market close of $2.11, beating estimates of $2.083 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 11/2/2018 after the market close of $1.46, beating estimates of $1.199 per share.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 11/8/2018 after the market close.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 11/13/2018 before the market open.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 11/14/2018 after the market close.

Walmart (WMT) reports earnings on 11/15/2018 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Home Depot (HD)

Home Depot (HD) is down -1.21% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

13:30 Continuing Jobless Claims, 1,635K, 1,631K

13:30 Initial Jobless Claims, 214K, 214K

13:30 Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg., 213.75K

Tentative MBA Delinquency Rates (QoQ), 4.36%

15:30 Natural Gas Storage, 58B, 48B

17:00 WASDE Report

19:00 FOMC Statement

19:00 Fed Interest Rate Decision, 2.25%, 2.25%

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