DJIA Market Happenings For January, 28, 2014

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Merck (MRK). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

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

Monday, the Dow closed down -41.23 (-0.26%) at 15,837.88.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -4.46%.

Pfizer (PFE) reported Q4 EPS of 56 cents, better than consensus of 52 cents.

EI du Pont de Nemours (DD) reported Q4 EPS of 59 cents, stronger than consensus of 55 cents.

President Obama will give his annual State of the Union message at 9 p.m. ET.

European stocks are higher and Asian stocks ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is down three-tenths of a cent to $3.279 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 1/14/14 of $1.40/share before the market open.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 1/16/14 of $4.60/share before the market open beating consensus of $4.18/share.


American Express (AXP) reported earnings
of $1.25/share on 1/16/14 after the market close.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 1/15/14 after the market close.

United Health (UNH) reported earnings of $1.41/share on 1/16/14 before the market open.

General Electric reported earnings of $0.53/share on 1/17/14 before the market open meeting consensus.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings of $1.24/share on 1/21/14 before the market open.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings of $2.68/share on 1/21/14 before the market open beating consensu.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings of $0.66/share on 1/21/14 before the market open beating consensus.

International Business Machines (IBM) will report earnings on 1/21/14 after the market close.

United Technologies reported earnings of $1.58, higher than consensus of $1.53, on 1/22/14 before the market open.

McDonalds (MCD) reported earnings of $1.40/share on 1/23/14 before the market open, beating consensus by a penny.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings of $0.78/share on 1/23/14 after the market close, beating consensus of $0.68/share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 1/24/14 before the market open of $1.21/share, beating consensus of $1.20.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings of $1.54/share on 1/27/14 before the market open, beating consensus of $1.28/share..

Dupont (DD) reports earnings on 1/28/14 before the open.

General Electric (GE) reports earnings on 1/28/14 before the open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 1/28/14 before the open.

AT&T (T) reports earnings on 1/28/14 after the market close.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 1/29/14 before the market open.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 1/30/14 before the market open.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 1/30/14 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 1/30/14 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 1/31/14 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 2/5/14 before the market open.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 2/5/14 after the market close.

Earnings reports from Monday include:

Apple Inc. (AAPL) reported first quarter EPS of $14.50 on revenue of $57.60 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $13.81 on revenue of $54.51 billion.

Ashland Inc. (ASH) reported first quarter EPS of $1.42, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.12 on revenue of $1.87 billion.

Seagate Technology (STX) reported second quarter EPS of $1.32 on revenue of $3.53 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.38 on revenue of $3.67 billion.

Other stocks expected to report earnings today include:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $0.55 on revenue of $7.78 billion compared to last year’s EPS of $0.11 on revenue of $7.32 billion.

Ford Motor Company (F) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $0.28 on revenue of $35.15 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.31 on revenue of $34.50 billion.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $0.68 on revenue of $16.62 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.52 on revenue of $15.94 billion.

Danaher Corporation (DHR) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $0.95 on revenue of $5.20 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.87 on revenue of $4.98 billion.

AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $0.02 on revenue of $1.44 billion, compared to last year’s loss of $0.30 on revenue of $1.42 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Chevron Corp. (CVX)

Chevron Corp. (CVX) is up -6.79% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Dec durable goods orders expected +1.8% and +0.6% ex transportation, Nov +3.4% and +1.2% ex transportation. Dec non-defense capital goods orders ex-transportation expected +0.3%, Nov +4.1%.

0900 ET Nov S&P/CaseShiller home price index expected +0.81% m/m and +13.76% y/y, Oct +1.05% m/m and +13.61% y/y.

1000 ET Jan U.S. consumer confidence (Conference Board) expected -0.1 to 78.0, Dec +6.1 to 78.1.

1000 ET Jan Richmond Fed manufacturing index expected unch at 13, Dec unch at 13.

1030 ET FOMC begins 2-day meeting.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $32 billion 2-year T-notes.

2100 ET President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address.

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