Market Happenings For Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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The Market

Tuesday the Dow closed down -133.25 (-0.87%) at 15,168.01.

Premarket, the Dow was indicated to open up +67 points.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +15.75%.

Investors are still cautious this morning, waiting to see if lawmakers will come to an agreement before Thursday’s debt ceiling deadline. Failure to reach an agreement might trigger a default on U.S. debt and chaos in global markets.

Intel (INTC) shares were down in after-hours trading after it reported Q3 EPS of 58 cents, better than consensus of 53 cents, but said manufacturing snags will delay its new Broadwell line of processors.

European markets are lower and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up one cent to $3.357 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

American Express (AXP) will report earnings today after the market close.

International Business Machines (IBM) will also report earnings today after the market close.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 10/17/13 before the market open.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reports earnings on 10/17/13 before the open.

Verizon (VZ) reports earnings on 10/17/13 before the market open.

General Electric (GE) reports earnings on 10/18/13 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings 10/21/13 before the market open.

Dupont (DD) will report earnings on 10/22/13 before the market open.

The Travelers Company (TRV) will report earnings on 10/22/13 before the market open.

United Technologies (UTX) will report earnings on 10/22/13 before the market open.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 10/23/13 before the market open.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 10/23/13 before the market open.

AT&T (T) reports earnings on 10/23/13 after the market close.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 10/24/13 before the market open.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 10/24/13 after the market close.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 10/25/13 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 10/28/13 before the market open.

Earnings reports from Tuesday include:

Coca-Cola Company (KO) reported third quarter EPS of $0.53 on revenue of $12.03 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.51 on revenue of $12.34 billion.

Intel Corporation (INTC) reported third quarter EPS of $0.58, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.58 on revenue of $13.46 billion.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported third quarter EPS of $1.36 on revenue of $17.60 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.25 on revenue of $17.05 billion.

Citigroup Inc. (C) reported third quarter EPS of $1.02 on revenue of $17.90 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.06 on revenue of $13.95 billion.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) reported third quarter EPS of $0.34 on revenue of $1.08 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.35 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.

Other stocks expected to report earnings today include:

American Express Company (AXP) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $1.21 on revenue of $8.22 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.09 on revenue of $7.86 billion.

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.18 on revenue of $22.08 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.00 on revenue of $20.43 billion.

eBay Inc. (EBAY) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.63 on revenue of $3.90 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.55 per share on revenue of $3.40 billion.

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $1.17 on revenue of $16.97 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.20 on revenue of $16.65 billion.

Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.53 on revenue of $588.28 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.46 on revenue of $543.93 million.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

3M Co. (MMM)

3M Co. (MMM) is up +29.05% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous +1.3% with purchase sub-index -0.7% and refi sub-index +2.5%.

1330 ET Cleveland Fed President Sandra Pianalto speaks on Housing in the National Economy at the Northeast Ohio Real Estate Convention.

1400 ET Fed releases Beige Book.

1630 ET API weekly U.S. oil statistics.

1845 ET Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher speaks at an Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate on Break Up the Big Banks.

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