DJIA Market Happenings For Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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

The Market

Premarket, the Dow was indicated to open down -2 points.

Friday, the Dow closed up +126.80 (+0.79%) at 16,154.39.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -2.55%, S&P 500 -0.5%, Russell 2000 -1.2% and the Nasdaq was up +1.6%.

Last week the Dow was up +2.3%, Nasdaq +2.9%, S&P 500 +2.3% and Russell 2000 +2.9%.

Coca-Cola says its fourth-quarter profit fell as the world’s biggest beverage maker sold less soda in North America. Coca-Cola (KO) reported Q4 EPS of 46 cents, right on expectations.

European stocks are flat and Asian stocks ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up eight-tenths of a cent to $3.366 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) reported earnings on 2/18/14 before the market open of $0.46/share, meeting expectations.

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:

Campbell Soup (CPB) reported second quarter EPS of $0.76, beating the consensus estimate of $0.71. Revenue of $2.28 billion beat the consensus estimate of $2.27 billion.

J.M. Smucker (SJM) reported third quarter EPS of $1.66, missing the consensus estimate of $1.68. Revenue of $1.47 billion missed the consensus estimate of $1.53 billion.

TRW Automotive (TRW) reported fourth quarter EPS of $1.84, beating the consensus estimate of $1.66. Revenue of $4.5 billion beat the consensus estimate of $4.22 billion.

V.F. Corporation (VFC) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.82, missing the consensus estimate of $0.84. Revenue of $3.29 billion missed the consensus estimate of $3.34 billion.

Other stocks expected to report earnings today include:

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is estimated to report its Q4 earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $11.31 billion.

CF Industries Holdings (CF) is projected to report its Q4 earnings at $4.52 per share on revenue of $1.24 billion.

Duke Energy (DUK) is estimated to report its Q4 earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $6.32 billion.

Herbalife (HLF) is estimated to post its Q4 earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Nike Inc. (NKE)

Nike Inc. (NKE) is down -4.54% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Feb Empire manufacturing index expected -3.51 to 9.00, Jan +10.29 to 12.51.

1000 ET Feb NAHB housing market index expected unch at 56, Jan -1 to 56.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

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