The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, February 1, 2019

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 +72 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -15.19 (-0.06%) at 24,999.67.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +7.17%.

There were 19 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Pfizer (PFE) +2.98%, Caterpillar (CAT) +2.34% and Procter & Gamble (PG) +2.06%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by DowDuPont (DWDP) -9.23%, Goldman Sachs (GS) -2.21% and Visa (V) -1.88%.

The Jobs Report says the U.S. gained 304,000 new jobs in January in another show of strength for the economy, though hiring at the end of 2018 wasn’t nearly as robust as originally reported. Economists had expected a gain of 172,000 nonfarm jobs. The unemployment rate edged up to 4% from 3.9%. The Labor Department said the government shutdown had no “discernible” impact on net hiring, but it did contribute to the higher jobless rate. The average wage paid to American workers rose 3 cents, or 0.1%, to $27.56 an hour. The 12-month rate of hourly wage gains dipped to 3.2% from a revised 3.3% in the prior three months that marked a post-recession high. Hours worked each week was flat at 34.5. The government said 222,000 new jobs were created in December instead of 312,000. November’s gain was raised to 196,000 from 176,000.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up three-tenths of a cent at $2.262 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 1/15/2019 before the market open of $1.98, missing estimates calling for $2.24 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 1/15/2019 before the market open of $2.28, just beating estimates of $2.272 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 1/16/2019 before the market open of $$6.04, beating estimates calling for $4.30 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 1/17/2019 after the market close of $2.32, beating estimates calling for $1.832 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 1/22/2019 before the market open of $2.02, beating estimates calling for $1.969 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 1/22/2019 before the market open of $2.13, missing estimates calling for $2.315 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 1/22/2019 after the market close of $4.87, meeting estimates of $4.87 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 1/23/2019 before the market open of $1.25, beating estimates of $1.224 per share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 1/23/2019 before the market open of $1.95, beating estimates calling for $1.554 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 1/24/2019 after the market close of $1.28, beating estimates of $1.261 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 1/28/2019 before the market open of $2.55, missing estimates calling for $3.004 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 1/29/2019 before the market open of $2.31, meeting expectations of $2.305 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 1/29/2019 before the market open of $0.64, missing estimates calling for $0.656 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 1/29/2019 before the market open of $1.12, beating estimates calling for $1.102 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 1/29/2019 after the market close of $4.18, missing estimates calling for $4.195 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 1/30/2019 before the market open of $5.48, beating estimates of $4.561 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 1/30/2019 before the market open of $1.82, missing estimates of $1.938 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 1/30/2019 after the market close of $1.10, missing estimates calling for $1.128 per share.

DowDuPont (DWDP) reported earnings on 1/31/2019 before the market open of $0.88, inline with estimates of $0.88 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 2/1/2019 before the market open of $1.95, missing estimates of $1.97 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 2/1/2019 before the market open of $1.41, beating estimates of $1.135 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 2/1/2019 before the market open of $1.04, missing estimates of $1.06 per share.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 2/5/2019 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Cisco (CSCO)

Cisco (CSCO) is up +9.14% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

9:45 AM ET PMI Manufacturing Index

9:45 AM ET Robert Kaplan Speaks

10:00 AM ET ISM Mfg Index

10:00 AM ET Construction Spending

10:00 AM ET Consumer Sentiment

10:00 AM ET Wholesale Trade

1:00 PM ET Baker-Hughes Rig Count

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