DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, November 12, 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 down -212 points.

Wednesday the Dow was down -23.29 (-0.08%) at 29,397.63.

Year-to-date the Dow is down +3.01%.

There were 11 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Apple (AAPL) 119.49 (+3.04%), Salesforce (CRM) 254.18 (+2.63%) and Microsoft (MSFT) 216.55 (+2.63%).

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by American Express (AXP) 111.12 (-4.17%), Boeing (BA) 182.15 (-3.47%) and Disney (DIS) 137.82 (-3.02%).

Unemployment insurance weekly claims in the week ending November 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 709,000, a decrease of 48,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 6,000 from 751,000 to 757,000. The 4-week moving average was 755,250, a decrease of 33,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 1,500 from 787,000 to 788,500. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.6 percent for the week ending October 31, a decrease of 0.3 percentage point from the previous week’s revised rate. The previous week’s rate was revised down by 0.1 from 5.0 to 4.9 percent. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending October 31 was 6,786,000, a decrease of 436,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised down by 63,000 from 7,285,000 to 7,222,000. The 4-week moving average was 7,575,750, a decrease of 653,000 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised down by 15,750 from 8,244,500 to 8,228,750. The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending October 24 was 21,157,111, a decrease of 374,179 from the previous week. There were 1,449,519 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2019.

Global stocks slid on Thursday as investor optimism over a COVID-19 vaccine were dashed by further measures to curb the spread of the virus in the US. The state of New York will see several new measures go into force from Friday, just two weeks before Thanksgiving.

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

The national average price of gasoline is up nine-tenths of a cent at $2.126 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) reported earnings on Friday 10/23/2020 before the market open of $1.30, missing estimates of $1.39 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on Tuesday 10/27/2020 before the market open of $2.43, beating estimates of $2.27 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on Tuesday 10/27/2020 before the market open of $1.74, beating estimates of $1.442 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on Tuesday 10/27/2020 after the market close of $1.82, beating estimates of $1.528 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on Wednesday 10/28/2020 before the market open of -$1.39, beating estimates of -$2.334 peer share.

Amgen (AMGN) reported earnings on Wednesday 10/28/2020 after the market close of $4.37, beating estimates of $3.746 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on Wednesday 10/28/2020 after the market close of $1.12, beating estimates of $1.092 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on Thursday 10/29/2020 after the market close of $0.73, beating estimates of $0.691 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on Friday 10/30/2020 before the market open of $0.11, beating estimates of -$0.0287 per share.

Honeywell (HON) reported earnings on Friday 10/30/2020 before the market open of $1.56, beating estimates of $1.486 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on Monday 11/09/2020 before the market open of $2.22, beating estimates calling for $1.926 per share.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on Thursday 11/12/2020 after the market close.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on Thursday 11/12/2020 after the market close.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on Tuesday 11/17/2020 before the market open.

Walmart (WMT) reports earnings on Tuesday 11/17/2020 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Caterpillar (CAT)

Caterpillar (CAT) 169.46 (-1.65%) is up +17.45% year-to-date. Caterpillar (CAT) YTD low was 87.50 on 03/12/2020. Caterpillar has provided a +93.67% gain off the YTD low.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET CPI

8:30 AM ET Jobless Claims

9:30 AM ET Jerome Powell Speaks

10:00 AM ET 4-Week Bill Auction

10:00 AM ET 8-Week Bill Auction

10:00 AM ET Atlanta Fed Business Inflation Expectations

11:00 AM ET EIA Petroleum Status Report

11:00 AM ET 3-Month Bill Announcement

11:00 AM ET 6-Month Bill Announcement

11:00 AM ET 10-Yr TIPS Announcement

11:00 AM ET 20-Yr Bond Announcement

1:00 PM ET 30-Yr Bond Auction

2:00 PM ET Treasury Statement

4:30 PM ET Fed Balance Sheet

4:30 PM ET Money Supply

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