DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, February 20, 2020

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Visa (V) and UnitedHealth (UNH). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -62 points.

Wednesday the Dow was up +115.84 (+0.40%) at 29,348.03.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +2.84%.

There were 18 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Goldman Sachs (GS) +1.77%, Disney (DIS) +1.55% and Intel (INTC) +1.47%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Walmart (WMT) -1.63%, Travelers (TRV) -1.01% and Cisco (CSCO) -0.64%.

Overnight, the People’s Bank of China cut its loan prime rate 10 basis points to 4.05 percent in a move designed to help cushion the Chinese economy from the damage caused by coronavirus outbreak.

China’s National Health Commission said today that at least 74,576 people in the country have been sickened by the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed 2,118. The number of cases in South Korea, which reported its first death due to the virus, more than doubled to 82.

Morgan Stanley reached a deal to buy online broker E-Trade for $13 billion in stock, marking the largest takeover by a Wall Street bank since the financial crisis.

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

The national average price of gasoline is up nine-tenths of a cent at $2.459 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 12/19/2019 after the market close of $0.52, missing estimates calling for $0.618 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 1/8/2020 before the market open of $1.37, missing estimates calling for $1.416 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 1/14/2020 before the market open of $2.57, beating estimates calling for $2.376 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 1/15/2020 before the market open of $4.69, missing estimates calling for $5.47 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 1/15/2020 before the market open of $3.90, beating estimates calling for $3.833 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 1/21/2020 after the market close of $4.71, essentially meeting estimates calling for $4.712 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 1/22/2020 before the market open of $1.88, missing estimates calling for $1.935 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 1/23/2020 before the market open of $1.44, beating estimates calling for $1.396 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 1/23/2020 before the market open of $3.32, beating estimates calling for $3.09 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 1/23/2020 after the market close of $1.52, beating estimates calling for $1.297 per share.

American Express (AXP) reports earnings on 1/24/2020 before the market open of $2.03, missing estimates calling for $2.038 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 1/28/2020 before the market open of $0.55, missing estimates calling for $0.607 per share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 1/28/2020 before the market open of $1.94, beating estimates calling for $1.934 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 1/28/2020 before the market open of $1.66, missing estimates calling for $2.128 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 1/28/2020 after the market close of $4.99, beating estimates calling for $4.60 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 1/29/2020 before the market open of -$2.33, missing estimates of $1.676 per share.

Dow (DOW) reported earnings on 1/29/2020 before the market open of $0.78 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 1/29/2020 before the market open of $2.08, beating estimates calling for $1.98 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 1/29/2020 after the market close of $1.51, beating estimates calling for $1.377 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 1/30/2020 before the market open of $0.44, meeting estimates calling for $0.441 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 1/30/2020 before the market open of $1.13, missing estimates calling for $1.174 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 1/30/2020 after the market close of $1.46, missing estimates calling for $1.501 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 1/31/2020 before the market open of $2.63, beating estimates calling for $2.40 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 1/31/2020 before the market open of $1.49, missing estimates of $1.545 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 1/31/2020 before the market open of $1.33, beating estimates calling for $0.508 per share.

Disney (DIS) reported earnings on 2/4/2020 after the market close of $1.53, beating estimates calling for $1.494 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 2/5/2020 before the market open of $1.16, missing estimates calling for $1.216 per share.

Cisco (CSCO) reported earnings on 2/12/2020 after the market close of $0.77, missing estimates calling for $0.79 per share.

Walmart (WMT) reported earnings on 2/18/2020 before the market open of $1.38, missing estimates calling for $1.469 per share.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 2/25/2020 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

UnitedHealth (UNH)

UnitedHealth (UNH) is up +3.40% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET Jobless Claims

8:30 AM ET Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey

10:00 AM ET Leading Indicators

10:30 AM ET EIA Natural Gas Report

11:00 AM ET EIA Petroleum Status Report

4:30 PM ET Fed Balance Sheet

4:30 PM ET Money Supply

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