Market Happenings For Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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

The Market

Monday, the Dow closed up +50.22 at 14,447.29.

This morning we are down -11 but we have had like six straight days higher.

Dow winners at this moment include MRK, BA, XOM, UNH, AXP, HD, T, CVX, MSFT, HPQ and INTC.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan will release his budget proposal today.

Today the U.S. Treasury Department will release data on tax and revenue collection and federal spending in February.

European markets are mostly higher and Asian markets ended down.

The national average price of gasoline is up seven-tenths of a cent to $3.703 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

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

Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) is expected to report a fourth quarter loss of $0.09 per share vs. a loss of $0.10 per share a year ago.

Costco Corp. (COST) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $1.06 vs. $0.90 a year ago.

Dole Foods (DOLE) is expected to report a fourth quarter loss of $0.02 per share vs. a loss of $0.02 per share a year ago.

Embraer (ERJ) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $0.87 vs. a loss of $0.51 per share a year ago.

JinkoSolar Holding Co. (JKS) is expected to report a fourth quarter loss of $0.80 per share vs. a loss of $2.58 per share a year ago.

XOMA Holdings (XOMA) is expected to report a fourth quarter loss of $0.26 per share vs. a loss of $0.34 per share a year ago.

Financial Calendar

1300 ET Treasury sells $32 billion in 3-year T-notes.

n/a House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan releases his fiscal 2014 budget proposal.

1400 ET Feb monthly budget statement expected -$220 bln.

1630 ET API weekly U.S. oil statistics.

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