The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, February 14, 2014

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Disney (DIS). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket, the Dow was indicated to open down -21 points.

Thursday, the Dow closed up +63.65 (+0.40%) at 16,027.59.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -3.31%

The Dow Jones industrial average has made gains in five of the last six trading days.

Microsoft (MSFT) Windows 8 sales mount to 200 million licenses in its first year, less than the 240 million Windows 7 had in its first year.

Cliffs (CLF) and Campbells (CPB), not Dow stocks, reported excellent earnings today and are being rewarded.

By the way, Happy Valentines Day!

European stocks are higher and Asian stocks ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up eight-tenths of a cent to $3.335 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) reported earnings on 2/5/14 before the market open of $0.88/share, below consensus of $0.89/share.

Disney (DIS) reported earnings on 2/5/14 after the market close of $1.04/share, beating consensus of $0.92/share.

Cisco (CSCO) reported earnings on 2/12/14 after the market close of $0.47/share, beating consensus of $0.46/share..

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 2/18/14 before the market open.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) reports earnings on 2/20/14 before the market open.

Home Depot Inc. (HD) reports earnings on 2/25/14 before the market open.

Notable earnings reports include:

Agnico-Eagle Mines (AEM) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.25, beating the consensus estimate of $0.19. Revenue of $437.24 million beat the consensus estimate of $410.9 million.

American International Group (AIG) reported fourth quarter EPS of $1.15, beating the consensus estimate of $0.96. Net income for the quarter totaled $1.98 billion, compared with a loss of $3.96 billion in the same quarter last year.

Burger King Worldwide (BKW) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.24, beating the consensus estimate of $0.23. Revenue of $265.2 million missed the consensus estimate of $267.25 million.

Himax Tech (HIMX) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.10, in-line with the consensus estimate. Revenue of $195.2 million beat the consensus estimate of $193.31 million.

Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.43, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38. Revenue of $1.39 billion beat the consensus estimate of $1.36 billion.

PepsiCo (PEP) reported fourth quarter EPS of $1.05, beating the consensus estimate of $1.01. Revenue of $20.12 billion missed the consensus estimate of $20.16 billion.

Other stocks expected to report earnings today include:

ALLETE (ALE) is expected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $260.90 million.

Campbell Soup Company (CPB) is projected to report its Q2 earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $2.27 billion.

Hyatt Hotels (H) is projected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.

The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) is estimated to report its Q3 earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $1.53 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is up +0.53% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Jan import price index expected -0.1% m/m and -1.8% y/y, Dec unch m/m and -1.3% y/y.

0915 ET Jan industrial production expected +0.2%, Dec +0.3%. Jan capacity utilization expected +0.1 to 79.3%, Dec 79.2%.

0955 ET Preliminary-Feb U.S. consumer confidence (Univ of Michigan) expected -1.0 to 80.2, Jan -1.3 to 81.2.

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