The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, April 17, 2020

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Walmart (WMT). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +638 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +33.33 (+0.14%) at 23,537.68.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -17.52%.

There were 13 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by UnitedHealth (UNH) +5.95%, Intel (INTC) +3.26% and Microsoft (MSFT) +3.00%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were Boeing (BA) -8.04%, JPMorgan (JPM) -3.81% and Exxon Mobil (XOM) -3.29%.

Goldman downgrades Apple (AAPL) to sell and predicts a nearly 20% drop in stock from here.

Procter & Gamble (PG), the manufacturer of Charmin, Bounty and Tide brands, said Friday that sales rose 6% during its most recent quarter, driven by strong demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down seven-tenths of a cent at $1.827 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 3/24/2020 after the market close of $0.53, missing estimates calling for $0.618 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 4/2/2020 before the market open of $1.52, beating estimates calling for $1.479 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 4/14/20 before the market open of $2.30, beating estimates calling for $2.064 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 4/14/20 before the market open of $0.78, missing estimates calling for $2.191 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 4/15/20 before the market open of $3.11, missing estimates calling for $3.50 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 4/15/20 before the market open of $3.72, beating estimates calling for $3.714 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 4/17/20 before the market open of $1.22, beating estimates calling for $1.106 per share

IBM (IBM) reports earnings on 4/20/2020 after the market close.

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 4/21/20 before the market open..

Travelers (TRV) reports earnings on 4/21/20 before the market open.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 4/22/20 before the market open.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 4/22/2020 after the market close.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 4/23/2020 after the market close.

American Express (AXP) reports earnings on 4/24/20 before the market open.

Verizon (VZ) reports earnings on 4/24/20 before the market open.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 4/28/20 before the market open.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 4/28/20 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 4/28/20 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 4/28/20 before the market open.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 4/29/2020 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Caterpillar (CAT)

Caterpillar (CAT) is down -23.33% year-to-date. It’s YTD low was 87.50 on 3/12/2020.

Financial Calendar

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