DJIA Market Happenings For Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – IBM (IBM) +13.14% YTD

Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs include Apple (AAPL) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -109 points.

Tuesday the Dow closed down -282.12 (-0.79%) at 35,343.28.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +15.48%.

There were 7 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

The Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by Merck (MRK) 78.83 (+1.15%), UnitedHealth (UNH) 421.78 (+1.10%) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 179.47 (+0.92%).

The Dow stock losers Tuesday were led by Home Depot (HD) 320.75 (-4.27%), Boeing (BA) 222.22 (-2.99%) and Caterpillar (CAT) 213.44 (-1.96%).

The Fed minutes are set to come out at 2 p.m. ET.

The Transportation Security Administration has extended a federal requirement for travelers to wear masks on commercial flights, buses and trains. The mandate, which was set to expire next month, is now in place through Jan. 18.

US futures are lower, European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up three-tenths of a cent at $3.187 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 6/24/2021 after the market close of $0.93, beating estimates of $0.51 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 7/1/2021 before the market open of $1.51, beating estimates of $1.114 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 7/13/2021 before the market open of $15.02, beating estimates of $10.24 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 7/13/2021 before the market open of $3.78, beating estimates of $3.10 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 7/15/2021 before the market open of $4.70, beating estimates of $4.407 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 7/19/2021 after the market close of $2.33, beating estimates of $2.252 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 7/20/2021 before the market open of $3.45, beating estimates of $2.346 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 7/21/2021 before the market open of $2.48, beating estimates of $2.28 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 7/21/2021 before the market open of $0.68, beating estimates of $0.566 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 7/21/2021 before the market open of $1.37, beating estimates of $1.303 per share.

Dow (DOW) reported earnings on 7/22/2021 before the market open of $2.72, beating estimates calling for $2.477 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 7/22/2021 after the market close of $1.28, beating estimates of $1.057 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 7/23/2021 before the market open of $2.80, beating estimates of $1.641 per share.

Honeywell (HON) reported earnings on 7/23/2021 before the market open of $2.02, beating estimates of $1.938 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 7/27/2021 before the market open of $2.59, beating estimates of $2.245 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 7/27/2021 after the market close of $1.30, beating estimates of $1.001 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 7/27/2021 after the market close of $2.17, beating estimates of $1.90 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 7/27/2021 after the market close of $1.49, beating estimates of $1.334 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 7/28/2021 before the market open of $0.40, beating estimates of -$0.654 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 7/28/2021 before the market open of $2.37, beating estimates of $2.123 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 7/29/2021 before the market open of $1.30, missing estimates calling for $1.325 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 7/30/2021 before the market open of $2.56, beating estimates of $2.36 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 7/30/2021 before the market open of $1.60, beating estimates of $1.536 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 7/30/2021 before the market open of $1.13, beating estimates of $1.083 per share.

Amgen (AMGN) reported earnings on 8/3/2021 after the market close of $4.38, beating estimates of $4.128 per share.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 8/12/2021 after the market close of $0.80, beating estimates calling for $0.565 per share.

Home Depot (HD) reported earnings on 8/17/2021 before the market open of $4.53, beating estimates of $4.427 per share.

Walmart (WMT) reported earnings on 8/17/2021 before the market open of $1.78, beating estimates of $1.562 per share.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 8/18/2021 after the market close.

Salesforce (CRM) reports earnings on 8/25/2021 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

IBM (IBM)

IBM (IBM) 142.42 (-0.81%) is up +13.14% in 2021.

Financial Calendar

7:00 AM ET MBA Mortgage Applications

8:30 AM ET Housing Starts and Permits

10:30 AM ET EIA Petroleum Status Report

1:00 PM ET 20-Yr Bond Auction

2:00 PM ET FOMC Minutes

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