Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Boeing (BA), United Technologies (UTX) and Visa (V). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.
Premarket, the Dow was indicated to open up +17 points.
Wednesday, the Dow closed down -17.98 (+0.11%) at 16,444.76.
Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.80%.
This morning the Jobs Report was disappointing. The economy added only 74,000 jobs in December, far below the 193,000 that economists had forecast. The unemployment rate last month fell to 6.7% from 7%.
Microsoft (MSFT) was upgraded to ‘Overweight’ from ‘Equal Weight’ at Barclays.
European stocks are mostly higher and Asian stocks ended mixed.
The national average price of gasoline is up five-tenths of a cent to $3.312 per gallon.
American Express (AXP) will report earnings on 1/9/14 after the market close.
JPMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 1/14/14 before the market open.
Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 1/15/14 after the market close.
Goldman Sachs (GS) will report earnings on 1/16/14 before the market open.
United Health (UNH) reports earnings on 1/16/14 before the market open.
General Electric wil report earnings on 1/17/14 before the market open.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will report earnings on 1/21/14 before the market open.
Travelers (TRV) will report earnings on 1/21/14 before the market open.
Verizon (VZ) will report earnings on 1/21/14 before the market open.
International Business Machines (IBM) will report earnings on 1/21/14 after the market close.
United Technologies will report earnings on 1/22/14 before the market open.
McDonalds (MCD) will report earnings on 1/223/14 before the market open.
Microsoft (MSFT) will report earnings on 1/23/14 after the market close.
Earnings reports from Thursday include:
Alcoa (AA) reported EPS of $0.04, below the consensus estimate of $0.06. Revenue of $5.6 billion came in ahead of consensus of $5.43 billion.
Other stocks expected to report earnings today include:
Ther are no earnings report of note expected today.
Today’s Featured Dow Stock
UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) is up +1.04% year-to-date.
0830 ET Dec non-farm payrolls expected +195,000, Nov +203,000. Dec private payrolls expected +197,000, Nov +196,000. Dec manufacturing payrolls expected +16,000, Nov +27,000. Dec unemployment rate expected unch at 7.0%, Nov -0.3 to 7.0%, Nov 7.0%. Revision of seasonally adjusted household survey data.
0830 ET Dec avg hourly earnings expected +0.2% m/m, Nov +0.2% m/m and +2.0% y/y. Dec avg weekly hours expected unch at 34.5, Nov 34.5.
0845 ET Feds Lacker speaks on the U.S. economic outlook in Raleigh, NC.
1000 ET Nov wholesale inventories expected +0.4% m/m, Oct +1.4% m/m. Nov wholesale sales expected +0.7% m/m, Oct +1.0% m/m.
1200 ET Jan WASDE crop production report.
1300 ET St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks about the U.S. economic outlook to the Indiana Bankers Association in Indianapolis.