The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, May 3, 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 +136 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -122.35 (-0.46%) at 26,307.79.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +12.78%.

There were 11 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Home Depot (HD) +1.11%, Merck (MRK) +1.02% and Verizon (VZ) +0.83%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Dow (DOW) -6.11%, Caterpillar (CAT) -2.16% and Exxon Mobil (XOM) -1.75%.

The U.S. added 263,000 new hires in April while the unemployment rate fell to 3.6%, the lowest in a generation, according to a Labor Department report Friday. Nonfarm payroll growth easily beat Wall Street expectations of 190,000 and a 3.8% jobless rate. Average hourly earnings growth held at 3.2% over the past year, a notch below Dow Jones estimates of 3.3%. The monthly gain was 0.2%, below the expected 0.3% increase, bringing the average hourly earnings to $27.77. The average work week also dropped 0.1 hours to 34.4 hours.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up seven-tenths of a cent at $2.895 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) reported earnings on 5/2/2019 before the market open of $0.84, beating estimates calling for $0.62 per share.

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

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 5/15/2019 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Disney (DIS)

Disney (DIS) is up +22.33% year-to-date.

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