The Dow Market Happenings For Wednesday, August 14, 2013

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Tuesday the Dow closed up +31.33 (+0.20%) at 15,451.01.

Year-to-date DJIA is up +17.91%..

This morning the Dow was indicated to open down -39 points.

Cisco Systems (CSCO) will report earnings after the close.

The Labor Department said wholesale prices showed no change last month compared with June, when they rose 0.8 percent. That was the most in nine months. Energy costs fell 0.2 percent, after June’s 2.9 percent surge. Gasoline prices dropped 0.8 percent, and natural gas costs slid 3.9 percent. Excluding volatile food and energy costs, so-called core prices rose just 0.2 percent. Core wholesale prices are up 1.2 percent over the past 12 months, the smallest one-year increase since November 2010.

Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics office, said the 17 EU countries that use the euro saw their collective economic output increase by 0.3 percent in the April to June period from the previous quarter. That is the first quarterly growth since the eurozone slipped into recession in the last three months of 2011. The ensuing recession of six quarters was the longest since the euro currency was launched in 1999.

European markets were mostly higher and Asian markets ended mixed with the Hang Seng in Hong Kong closed due to weather-related problems.

The national average price of gasoline is down three-tenths of a cent to $3.539 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Disney (DIS) reports earnings tonight after the market close.

Cisco Systems (CSCO) reports earnings on 8/14/2013 after the close.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) reports earnings on 8/15/2013 before the market open.

Home Depot reports earnings on 8/20/2013 before the market open.

Hewlett-Packard reports earnings on 8/21/2013 after the market close.

Earnings reports from Tuesday include:

Brocade Communications (BRCD) reported third quarter EPS of $0.26 vs. $0.12 expected on revenue of $536.06 million vs. $518.85 million expected. The company also guided fourth quarter EPS and revenue above the street.

Cree (CREE) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.38, in line, on revenue of $375.0 million vs. $377.21 million expected. However, the company guided EPS and revenue for the first quarter below expectations.

JDS Uniphase (JDSU) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.13, in line, on revenue of $421.3 million vs. $430.64 million expected. However, revenue guidance was weak for the first quarter.

Other stocks expected to report earnings today include:

Cisco (CSCO) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $0.51 vs. $0.47 a year ago on revenue of $12.4 billion vs. $11.69 billion a year ago.

Agilent Technologies (A) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.62 vs. $0.79 a year ago on revenue of $1.64 billion vs. $1.72 billion a year ago.

Deere and Co. (DE) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $2.16 vs. $1.98 a year ago on revenue of $9.28 billion vs. $8.93 billion.

Macy’s (M) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $0.79 vs. $0.67 a year ago on revenue of $6.28 billion vs. $6.12 billion a year ago.

Silver Wheaton (SLW) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $0.26 vs. $0.40 a year ago on revenue of $194.17 million vs. $201.41 million a year ago.

JPMorgan Chase and Co. (JPM).

JPMorgan Chase and Co. (JPM) is up +23.47% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous +0.2% with purchase sub-index +0.7% and refi sub-index -0.1%.

0830 ET July PPI expected +0.3% m/m and +2.4% y/y, Jun +0.8% m/m and +2.5% y/y. July PPI ex food & energy expected +0.2% m/m and +1.3% y/y, Jun +0.2% m/m and +1.7% y/y.

1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1320 ET St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks at the Paducah Convention Center on Challenges with Monetary Policy in Paducah, Kentucky.

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