Market Happenings For Friday, July 26, 2013

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include only Chevron (CVX) There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Thursday the Dow closed up +13.37 (+0.09%) at 15,555.61.

This morning the Dow was indicated to open down -63 points.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +18.71%.

Not much Dow stock news this morning.

European markets are mixed and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down seven-tenths of a a cent to $3.648 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 7/30/2013 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 7/30/2013before the market open.

Merck (MRK) will report earnings on 7/30/2013 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) will report earnings on 8/1/2013 before the market open.

Proctor & Gamble (PG) will report earnings on 8/1/2013 before the market open.

Earnings reports from Thursday include:

3M (MMM) reported second quarter EPS of $1.71, in line, on revenue of $7.8 billion vs. $7.77 billion expected.

Amazon (AMZN) reported a second quarter loss of $0.02 per share vs. an expected profit of $0.06 per share on revenue of $15.7 billion vs. the expected $15.74 billion.

Biogen Idec (BIIB) reported second quarter EPS of $2.30 vs. $1.93 a year ago on revenue of $1.7 billion vs. $1.62 billion expected.

Bristol-Myers Squibb ( BMY) reported second quarter EPS of $0.44, in line, on revenue of $4.05 billion, also in line.

Dow Chemical (DOW) reported second quarter EPS of $0.64 vs. $0.63 expected on revenue of $14.6 billion vs. $14.48 billion expected.

General Motors (GM) reported second quarter EPS of $0.84 vs. $0.75 expected on revenue of $39.1 billion vs. $38.37 billion expected.

Starbucks (SBUX) reported second quarter EPS of $0.55 vs. $0.53 expected.

Boston Scientific (BSX) reported second quarter EPS of $0.18 vs. $0.09 expected on revenue of $1.81 billion vs. $1.78 billion expected.

Other stocks expected to report earnings today include:

Aon (AON) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $1.11 vs. $1.02 a year ago on revenue of $2.91 billion vs. $2.82 billion a year ago.

LyondellBasell (LYB) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $1.62 vs. $1.66 a year ago on revenue of $11.3 billion vs. $11.25 billion a year ago.

Lear Corp. (LEA) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $1.37 vs. $1.35 a year ago on revenue of $3.91 billion vs. $3.66 billion a year ago.

Total (TOT) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $1.57 vs. $1.62 a year ago on revenue of $58.48 billion vs. $63.00 billion a year ago.

Tyco (TYC) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.48 vs. $1.01 a year ago on revenue of $2.71 billion vs. $4.46 billion a year ago.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT).

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) is up +14.33% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0955 ET Final-July U.S. consumer confidence index (University of Michigan) expected +0.1 to 84.0, previous -0.2 to 83.9.

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