Market Happenings For Monday, March 11, 2013

For Dow stocks, BAC, CSCO, DIS, GE, HD, JNJ, MMM and UTX are all at 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Friday, the Dow closed up +67.58 at 14397.07.

Also Friday, the Dow closed at a record high for the fourth straight day.

Premarket, the Dow is indicated to open near unchanged up +1.

Last week DJIA was up +2.2%, Nasdaq +2.4%, S&P 500 +2.2% and Russell 2000 +3.0%.

Year-to-date DJIA is up +9.9%, Nasdaq +7.4%, S&P 500 +8.8% and Russell 2000 +11.0%.

IBM (IBM) shares are down a bit despite the company winning a new contract to help design a smart city in Montpellier, France.

European markets are mostly down and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is down two-tenths of a cent to $3.696 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

There are no Dow stocks set to announce earnings in the near term.

Chiquita Brands (CQB) is expected to report a fourth quarter loss of $0.34 per share vs. a loss of $0.12 per share a year ago.

CVR Energy (CVR) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $0.90 vs. $0.34 a year ago.

Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $1.06 vs. $0.76 a year ago.

Renren (RENN) is expected to report a fourth quarter loss of $0.07 per share vs. a loss of $0.01 per share a year ago.

Urban Outfitters (URBN) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $0.57 vs. $0.27 a year ago.

Financial Calendar

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