Market Happenings For Friday, November 15, 2013

Dow stocks at new 52 week highs include 3M (MMM), Boeing (BA), Disney (DIS), General Electric (GE), Pfizer (PFE), Procter & Gamble (PG) and Nike (NKE). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Wednesday the Dow closed up +54.59 (+0.35%) at 15,876.22.

Premarket, the Dow was indicated to open up +28 points.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +21.15%.

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) reported October net credit losses of 2.82% vs. 2.63% in September and October delinquency rate of 1.60% vs. 1.57% in September.

Yesterday, Berkshire Hathaway disclosed that it had bought 40.1 million shares of Exxon Mobil, resulting in a $3.45 billion stake. Shares were up on that news.

European stocks are mixed and Asian stocks ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up five-tenths of a cent to $3.199 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Home Depot (HD) will report earnings on 11/19/13 before the market open.

Earnings reports from Thursday include:

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) reported third quarter EPS of $1.14 on revenue of $115.69 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.08 on revenue of $113.93 billion.
Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) reported third quarter EPS of $0.81 on revenue of $4.44 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.91 on revenue of $4.49 billion.
Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) reported third quarter EPS of $0.69 on revenue of $2.88 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.71 on revenue of $2.81 billion.

Other stocks expected to report earnings today include:

There are no companies of note expected to report earnings today.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Travelers Companies Inc. (TRV)

Travelers Companies Inc. (TRV) is up 22.88% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Nov Empire manufacturing index expected +3.48 to 5.00, Oct -4.77 to 1.52.

0830 ET Oct import price index expected -0.5% m/m and -1.6% y/y, Sep +0.2% m/m and -1.0% y/y.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

0915 ET Oct industrial production expected +0.2%, Sep +0.6%. Oct manufacturing production expected +0.2%, Sep +0.1%. Oct capacity utilization expected unch at 78.3%.

1000 ET Sep wholesale inventories expected +0.4%, Aug +0.5%. Sep wholesale trade sales expected +0.3%, Aug +0.6%.

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