The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, February 21, 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 +19 points.

Thursday, the Dow closed up +92.67 (+0.58%) at 16,133.23

Year-to-date the Dow is down -2.68%.

Not much Dow news today,

Ex-Dow stock Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) beat on earnings.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings next week.

European stocks are mixed and Asian stocks ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up six-tenths of a cent to $3.389 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) reported earnings on 2/20/14 before the market open of $1.60/share, better than consensus of $1.59/share.

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

Notable earnings reports include:

Wal-Mart (WMT) reported fourth quarter EPS of $1.60, beating the consensus estimate of $1.59. Revenue of $129.7 billion missed the consensus estimate of $130.44 billion.

Actavis (ACT) reported fourth quarter EPS of $3.17, beating the consensus estimate of $3.05. Revenue of $2.78 billion beat the consensus estimate of $2.68 billion.

Crocs (CROX) reported fourth EPS of -$0.20, beating the consensus estimate of $-0.23. Revenue of $228.6 million beat the consensus estimate of $221.24 million.

DIRECTV (DTV) reported fourth quarter EPS of $1.53, beating the consensus estimate of $1.19. Revenue of $8.95 billion beat the consensus estimate of $8.48 billion.

Groupon (GRPN) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.04, beating the consensus estimate of $0.02. Revenue of $768.4 million beat the consensus estimate of $718.04 million.

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) reported first quarter EPS of $0.90, beating the consensus estimate of $0.84. Revenue of $28.2 billion beat the consensus estimate of $27.19 billion.

Nordstrom (JWN) reported fourth quarter EPS of $1.37, beating the consensus estimate of $1.34. Revenue of $3.61 billion missed the consensus estimate of $3.72 billion.

Priceline.com (PCLN) reported fourth quarter EPS of $8.85, beating the consensus estimate of $8.29. Revenue of $1.54 billion beat the consensus estimate of $1.52 billion.

Other stocks expected to report earnings today include:

Barnes Group (B) is estimated to report its Q4 earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $297.54 million.

Boise Cascade Company (BCC) is projected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $819.79 million.

Charter Communications (CHTR) is expected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.

Dish Network (DISH) is projected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $3.59 billion.

Ecolab (ECL) is expected to report its Q4 earnings at $1.05 per share on revenue of $3.54 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

The Coca-Cola Co. (KO)

The Coca-Cola Co. (KO) is down -9.71% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

1000 ET Jan existing home sales expected -4.1% to 4.67 million, Dec +1.0% to 4.87 million

1310 ET St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks on the economy to the St. Louis Forum at the St. Louis Club.

1345 ET Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher speaks on the U.S. and regional economic outlook at the University of Texas at Austin.

1500 ET Jan Cattle on Feed.

1500 ET Jan USDA Cold Storage.

n/a G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors meet in Sydney, Australia for a 2-day meeting.

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