DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, April 30, 2020

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The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -310 points.

Wednesday the Dow was up +532.31 (+2.21%) at 24,633.86.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -13.68%.

There were 24 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by American Express (AXP) +8.99%, Visa (V) +6.15% and Boeing (BA) -5.86%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were Walmart (WMT) -3.44%, 3M (MMM) -0.86% and Nike (NKE) -0.82%.

Unemployment insurance weekly claims in the week ending April 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 3,839,000, a decrease of 603,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 15,000 from 4,427,000 to 4,442,000. The 4-week moving average was 5,033,250, a decrease of 757,000 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 3,750 from 5,786,500 to 5,790,250. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 12.4 percent for the week ending April 18, an increase of 1.5 percentage points from the previous week’s revised rate. This marks the highest level of the seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate in the history of the seasonally adjusted series. The previous week’s rate was revised down by 0.1 from 11.0 to 10.9 percent. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending April 18 was 17,992,000, an increase of 2,174,000 from the previous week’s revised level. This marks the highest level of seasonally adjusted insured unemployment in the history of the seasonally adjusted series. The previous week’s level was revised down by 158,000 from 15,976,000 to 15,818,000. The 4-week moving average was 13,292,500, an increase of 3,733,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised down by 39,000 from 9,598,250 to 9,559,250.

To date, 30 million Americans have filed initial unemployment claims since mid-March. So, one in five Americans have lost their job.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up four-tenths of a cent at $1.772 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) reported earnings on 4/20/2020 after the market close of $1.84, beating estimates calling for $1.698 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 4/21/20 before the market open of $0.51, beating estimates calling for $0.436 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 4/21/20 before the market open of $2.62, missing estimates calling for $2.877 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 4/23/2020 after the market close of $1.45, beating estimates calling for $1.281 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 4/24/20 before the market open of $1.98, beating estimates calling for $1.686 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 4/24/20 before the market open of $1.26, beating estimates calling for $1.22 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 4/28/20 before the market open of $2.16, beating estimates of $2.023 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 4/28/20 before the market open of $1.60, missing estimates calling for $1.761 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 4/28/20 before the market open of $1.50, beating estimates calling for $1.393 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 4/28/20 before the market open of $0.80, beating estimates calling for $0.71 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 4/29/20 before the market open of -$1.70, beating estimates of -$2.044 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 4/29/2020 after the market close of $1.40, beating estimates calling for $1.273 per share.

Dow (DOW) reported earnings on 4/30/20 before the market open of $0.30, missing estimates calling for $0.604 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 4/30/20 before the market open of $1.47, missing estimates calling for $1.587 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 4/30/2020 after the market close.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 4/30/2020 after the market close.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 5/1/20 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 5/1/20 before the market open.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 5/5/2020 after the market close.

Raytheon Technologies (RTX) reports earnings on 5/7/20 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

IBM (IBM)

IBM (IBM) is down -3.99% year-to-date. The IBM (IBM) YTD low was 90.56 on 3/23/2020.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET Jobless Claims

8:30 AM ET Personal Income and Outlays

8:30 AM ET Employment Cost Index

9:45 AM ET Chicago PMI

10:30 AM ET EIA Natural Gas Report

11:00 AM ET 3-Month Bill Announcement

11:00 AM ET 6-Month Bill Announcement

11:30 AM ET 4-Week Bill Auction

11:30 AM ET 8-Week Bill Auction

3:00 PM ET Farm Prices

4:30 PM ET Fed Balance Sheet

4:30 PM ET Money Supply

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