The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, February 11, 2021

Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs include Disney (DIS) and Microsoft (MSFT). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +61 points.

Wednesday the Dow was up +61.97 (+0.20%) at 31,437.80.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +2.72%.

There were 18 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Walgreens (WBA) 51.61 (+3.22%), Dow (DOW) 57.67 (+1.89%) and Chevron (CVX) 92.52 (+1.72%).

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Cisco (CSCO) 47.24 (-2.60%), Boeing (BA) 211.92 (-1.49%) and Walmart (WMT) 144.13 (-1.17%).

The Labor Department reported Thursday morning 793,000 new filings for unemployment benefits for last week. That was down from the upwardly revised 812,000 the previous week but higher than estimates. The four-week moving average of initial jobless claims was 823,000, a decrease of 33,500 from the prior period, but still evidence of a struggling job market during the pandemic.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday monetary policy needs to stay “patiently accommodative” to support the economy that still faces challenges in the labor market. The employment picture is “a long way” from where it needs to be, the central bank chief told the Economic Club of New York.

House managers on Thursday are pressing the case against former President Donald Trump at his second impeachment trial. Trump’s lawyers are expected to launch their defense by the end of the week. Chilling security video of last month’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, including scenes of rioters searching for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and then-Vice President Mike Pence, was introduced Wednesday as a key exhibit by Democratic lawmakers prosecuting the case for why Trump should be convicted of inciting the siege.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.5 cents at $2.491 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 1/7/2021 before the market open of $1.22, beating estimates calling for $1.02 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 1/15/2021 before the market open of $3.79, beating estimates of $2.72 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 1/19/2021 before the market open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 1/20/2021 before the market open $1.64, beating estimates of $1.51 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 1/20/2021 before the market open of $2.52, beating estimates of $2.394 per share

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 1/21/2021 before the market open of $4.91, beating estimates of $3.004 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 1/21/2021 after the market close of $1.52, beating estimates of $1.10 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 1/21/2021 after the market close of $2.07, beating estimates of $1.778 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 1/26/2021 before the market open of $2.38, beating estimates of $2.187 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 1/26/2021 before the market open of $1.76, beating estimates of $1.264 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 1/26/2021 before the market open of $1.86, beating estimates of $1.806 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 1/26/2021 before the market open of $1.21, beating estimates of $1.163 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 1/26/2021 after the market close of $2.03, beating estimates of $1.637 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 1/27/2021 before the market open of -$15.25, missing estimates calling for -$1.779 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 1/27/2021 after the market close of $1.68, beating estimates of $1.406 per share.

Dow (DOW) reported earnings on 1/28/2021 before the market open $0.81, missing estimates of $0.685 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 1/28/2021 before the market open $1.70, missing estimates of $1.752 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 1/28/2021 after the market close of $1.42, beating estimates of $1.271 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 1/29/2021 before the market open of $2.12, beating estimates of $1.456 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 1/29/2021 before the market open of -$0.01, missing estimates of $0.079 per share.

Honeywell (HON) reported earnings on 1/29/2021 before the market open of $2.07, beating estimates of $1.998 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 2/2/2021 before the market open of $0.42, missing estimates of $0.455 per share.

Amgen (AMGN) reported earnings on 2/2/2021 after the market close of $3.81, beating estimates of $3.359 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 2/4/2021 before the market open of $1.32, missing estimates of $1.364 per share.

Cisco (CSCO) reported earnings on 2/9/2021 after the market close of $0.79, beating estimates of $0.68 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 2/10/2021 before the market open of $0.47, beating estimates of $0.414 per share.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 2/11/2021 after the market close.

Walmart (WMT) reports earnings on 2/18/2021 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Cisco (CSCO)

Cisco (CSCO) 47.24 (-2.60%) is up +5.56% in 2021.

Financial Calendar

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

11:00 AM ET 20-Yr Bond Announcement

11:00 AM ET 30-Yr TIPS Announcement

11:30 AM ET 4-Week Bill Auction

11:30 AM ET 8-Week Bill Auction

1:00 PM ET 30-Yr Bond Auction

4:30 PM ET Fed Balance Sheet

4:30 PM ET Money Supply

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