DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, July 30, 2020

Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs include Procter & Gamble (PG). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -315 points.

Wednesday the Dow was up +160.29 (+0.61%) at 26,539.57.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -7.00%.

There were 19 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by JPMorgan (JPM) 99.68 (+2.42%), American Express (AXP) 96.69 (+2.40% and UnitedHealth (UNH) 306.68 (+2.25%).

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Boeing (BA) 166.01 (-2.83%), Raytheon Technologies (RTX) 59.40 (-2.62%) and Intel (INTC) 48.07 (-2.38%).

Unemployment insurance weekly claims in the week ending July 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 1,434,000, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 6,000 from 1,416,000 to 1,422,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,368,500, an increase of 6,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 1,750 from 1,360,250 to 1,362,000. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 11.6 percent for the week ending July 18, an increase of 0.5 percentage point from the previous week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 18 was 17,018,000, an increase of 867,000 from the previous week’s
revised level. The previous week’s level was revised down by 46,000 from 16,197,000 to 16,151,000. The 4-week moving average was 17,058,250, a decrease of 435,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised down by 11,500 from 17,505,250 to 17,493,750.

The US GDP plunges at -32.9% annualized rate in second quarter as jobless claims rise for second week.

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

The national average price of gasoline is up two-tenths of a cent at $2.190 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 6/25/2020 after the market close of -$0.51, missing estimates calling for $0.016 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 7/9/2020 before the market open of $0.83, missing estimates calling for $1.103 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 7/14/2020 before the market open of $1.38, beating estimates calling for $1.336 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 7/15/2020 before the market open of $6.26, beating estimates calling for $3.972 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 7/15/2020 before the market open of $7.12, beating estimates calling for $5.158 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 7/16/2020 before the market open of $1.67, beating estimates calling for $1.496 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 7/20/2020 after the market close of $2.18, beating estimates calling for $2.136 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 7/21/2020 before the market open of $0.42, beating estimates calling for $0.404 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 7/22/2020 after the market close of $1.46, beating estimates calling for $1.384 per share.

Dow (DOW) reported earnings on 7/23/2020 before the market open of -$0.26, beating estimates of -$0.296 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 7/23/2020 before the market open of -$0.20, meeting estimates of -$0.20 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 7/23/2020 after the market close of $1.23, beating estimates calling for $1.105 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 7/24/2020 before the market open of $0.29, beating estimates calling for $0.131 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 7/24/2020 before the market open of $1.18, beating estimates calling for $1.156 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 7/28/2020 before the market open of $0.66, missing estimates of $0.764 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 7/28/2020 before the market open of $1.78, missing estimates calling for $1.766 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 7/28/2020 before the market open of $0.78, missing estimates calling for $0.64 per share.

Raytheon Technologies (RTX) reported earnings on 7/28/2020 before the market open of $0.40, beating estimates of $0.104 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 7/28/2020 after the market close of $1.06, beating estimates calling for $1.022 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 7/29/2020 before the market open of -$4.79, missing estimates calling for -$2.925 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 7/30/2020 before the market open of $1.16, beating estimates of $1.006 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 7/30/2020 after the market close.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 7/31/2020 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 7/31/2020 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 7/31/2020 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 7/31/2020 before the market open.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 8/4/2020 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Merck (MRK)

Merck (MRK) is down -12.75% year-to-date. Merck (MRK) YTD low was 65.25 on 3/23/2020. That’s a +21.61% gain off the YTD low.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET GDP

8:30 AM ET Jobless Claims

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

4:30 PM ET Fed Balance Sheet

4:30 PM ET Money Supply

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