DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, May 2, 2019

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include American Express (AXP), Travelers (TRV), United Technologies (UTX) and Visa (V). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -28 points.

Wednesday the Dow was down -162.77 (-0.61%) at 26,430.14.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +13.30%.

There were 6 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Apple (AAPL) +4.91%, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) +0.53% and Pfizer (PFE) +0.39%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Home Depot (HD) -2.41%, Nike (NKE) -2.20% and Microsoft (MSFT) -2.08%.

The Fed on Wednesday held its benchmark interest rate in a range between 2.25% and 2.5%, with officials pointing to weaker-than-expected inflation.

Unemployment insurance weekly claims in the week ending April 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 230,000, unchanged from the previous week’s unrevised level of 230,000. The 4-week moving average was 212,500, an increase of 6,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 206,000.

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

The national average price of gasoline is up six-tenths of a cent at $2.888 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 3/21/2019 after the market close of $0.68, beating estimates of $0.662 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 4/2/2019 before the market open of $1.64, missing estimates calling for $1.732 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 4/12/201 before the market open of $2.65, beating estimates calling for $2.337 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 4/15/201 before the market open of $5.71, beating estimates calling for $5.243 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 4/16/201 before the market open of $2.10, beating estimates of $2.064 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 4/16/201 before the market open of $3.73, beating estimates calling for $3.63 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 4/16/2019 after the market close of $2.25, missing estimates of $2.271 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 4/18/201 before the market open of $2.01, essentially meeting estimates of $2.014 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 4/18/201 before the market open of $2.83, beating estimates calling for $2.678 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 4/23/201 before the market open of $0.48, beating estimates of $0.473 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 4/23/201 before the market open of $1.06, meeting estimates of $1.06 per share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 4/23/201 before the market open of $1.91, beating estimates calling for $1.825 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 4/23/201 after the market close of $1.20, beating estimates of $1.191 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 4/24/201 before the market open of $3.16, missing estimates calling for $3.291 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 4/24/201 before the market open of $2.94, beating estimates of $2.856 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 4/24/2019 after the market close of $1.14, beating estimates of $1.051 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 4/24/2019 after the market close of $1.31, beating estimates of $1.281 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 4/25/201 before the market open of $2.23, missing estimates calling for $2.519 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 4/25/2019 after the market close of $0.89, missing estimates of $0.913 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 4/26/201 before the market open of $1.39, missing estimates of $1.421 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 4/26/201 before the market open of $0.55, missing estimates calling for $0.919 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 4/30/201 before the market open of $1.72, missing estimates of $1.785 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 4/30/201 before the market open of $1.22, beating estimates of $1.075 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 4/30/201 before the market open of $0.85, beating estimates of $0.782 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 4/30/2019 after the market close of $2.46, meeting estimates calling for $2.46 per share.

Dow (DOW) reports earnings on 5/2/2019 before the market open.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 5/8/2019 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Coca Cola (KO)

Coca Cola (KO) is up +2.62% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

7:30 AM ET Challenger Job-Cut Report

8:30 AM ET Jobless Claims

8:30 AM ET Productivity and Costs

10:00 AM ET Factory Orders

10:30 AM ET EIA Natural Gas Report

4:30 PM ET Fed Balance Sheet

4:30 PM ET Money Supply

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