The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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

The Market

Premarket, the Dow was indicated to open up +9 points.

Monday, the Dow closed down -326.05 (-2.08%) at 15,372.80.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -7.26%.

Not much DJIA news this morning.

Friday brings us the Jobs Report.

Disney (DIS) and Merck (MRK) report earnings tomorrow.

European stocks are lower and Asian stocks ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down five-tenths of a cent to $3.274 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) reported earnings on 1/28/14 before the open of $0.59/share beating consensus of $0.55/share.

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

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 1/28/14 before the open of $0.56/share beating consensus of $0.52/share.

AT&T (T) reported adjusted earnings on 1/28/14 after the market close of $0.53/share, beating consensus of $0.50/share.

Boeing (BA) reported core earnings on 1/29/14 before the market open of $1.88/share, beating consensus of $1.57/share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 1/30/14 before the market open of $1.62/share, meeting consensus.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 1/30/14 before the market open of $2.20/share, beating consensus of $2.16/share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 1/30/14 before the market open of $1.91/share, missing consensus of $1.92.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 1/31/14 before the market open of $2.57/share, missing consensus of $2.60/share.

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

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

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 2/12/14 after the market close.

Earnings reports from Monday include:

Hologic (HOLX) reported first-quarter EPS of $-0.02 on revenue of $612.4 million. Analysts expected EPS of $0.31 per share on revenue of $609.65 million.

Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) reported third-quarter EPS of $1.70, beating consensus of $1.40. Revenue came in at $767.7 million—higher than the consensus of $701.2 million.

YUM Brands (YUM) reported Q4 EPS of $0.86 vs. $0.80 estimate on revenue of $4.18 billion vs. $4.26 billion.

Other stocks expected to report earnings today include:

Aflac (AFL) is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings of $1.39 on revenue of $2.88 billion

Gilead Sciences (GILD) is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings $0.50 on revenue of $2.85 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is down -9.84% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on the economic outlook at Shenandoah University.

1000 ET Dec factory orders expected -1.8%, Nov +1.8%.

1000 ET U.S. CBO releases its annual budget and economic outlook.

1230 ET Chicago Fed President Charles Evans speaks on Monetary Challenges for 2014 at the Detroit Economics Club.

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