DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, October 23, 2020

There are no Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +78 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +152.84 (+0.54%) at 28,363.66.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.61%.

There were 22 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Chevron (CVX) 73.40 (+3.57%), JPMorgan (JPM) 102.88 (+3.53%) and American Express (AXP) 104.79 (+3.31%).

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Salesforce (CRM) 249.67 (-1.79%), Home Depot (HD) 281.16 (-1.18%) and Apple (AAPL) 115.75 (-0.96%).

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday there was progress in negotiations with the White House, but Senate Republicans remained skeptical of a possible deal costing trillions of dollars.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows late on Thursday said that negotiations with lawmakers on a coronavirus relief package, now totaling $1.9 trillion, have entered a new phase with congressional committee chairs meeting and the two sides trading technical language.

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

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged at $2.166 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) 116.87 (+3.09%) reported earnings on 9/22/2020 after the market close of $0.95, beating estimates calling for $0.458 per share. Last I checked it was trading at 132.15 in after-hours. [Closed at $114.90, +1.93% on 9/9/2020]

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 148.88 (+1.24%) reported earnings on Tuesday 10/13/2020 before the market open of $2.20, beating estimates calling for $1.987 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) 96.27 (+0.96%) reported earnings on Tuesday 10/13/2020 before the market open of $2.92, beating estimates calling for $2.353 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on Wednesday 10/14/2020 before the market open of $9.68, beating estimates calling for $5.57 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on Wednesday 10/14/2020 before the market open of $3.51, beating estimates of $2.981 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on Thursday 10/15/2020 before the market open of $1.02, beating estimates of $0.96 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on Monday 10/19/2020 after the market close of $2.58, beating estimates calling for $2.545 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on Tuesday 10/20/2020 before the market open of $1.63, beating estimates of $1.428 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on Tuesday 10/20/2020 before the market open of $3.12, beating estimates of $2.907 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on Wednesday 10/21/2020 before the market open of $1.25, beating estimates of $1.217 per share.

Dow (DOW) reported earnings on Thursday 10/22/2020 before the market open of $0.50, beating estimates of $0.33 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on Thursday 10/22/2020 before the market open of $0.55, beating estimates of $0.454 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on Thursday 10/22/2020 after the market close of $1.11, meeting (slightly beating) expectations of $1.103 per share.

American Express (AXP) reports earnings on Friday 10/23/2020 before the market open.

Honeywell (HON) reports earnings on Friday 10/23/2020 before the market open.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on Tuesday 10/27/2020 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on Tuesday 10/27/2020 before the market open.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on Tuesday 10/27/2020 after the market close.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on Wednesday 10/28/2020 before the market open.

Amgen (AMGN) reports earnings on Wednesday 10/28/2020 after the market close.

Visa (V) reports earnings on Wednesday 10/28/2020 after the market close.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on Thursday 10/29/2020 after the market close.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on Friday 10/30/2020 before the market open.

Honeywell (HON) reports earnings on Friday 10/30/2020 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Merck (MRK)

Merck (MRK) 79.21 (+1.46%) is down -12.91% year-to-date. Merck (MRK) YTD low was 65.25 on 3/23/2020. Merck has provided a +21.40% gain off the YTD low.

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