DJIA Market Happenings For Monday, February 24, 2014

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

The Market

Premarket, the Dow was indicated to open up +25 points.

Friday, the Dow closed down -29.93 (-0.19%) at 16,103.30.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -2.86% and S&P 500 -0.7%. Nasdaq is up +2.1% and Russell 2000 is up +0.1%.

Last week DJIA was down -0.3% and S&P -0.1%. Nasdaq was up +0.5% and Russell 2000 +1.3%.

UnitedHealth (UNH) was down in premarket trading after it was reported late Friday after the markets closed that the U.S. government has proposed a cut in payments made under the Medicare Advantage program by -3.5% for 2015.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings this week.

European stocks are mixed and Asian stocks ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline over the weekend is up three cents to $3.419 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:

Charter Communication (CHTR) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.35, beating the consensus estimate of $0.22. Revenue of $2.14 billion missed the consensus estimate of $2.16 billion.

Dish Network (DISH) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.64, beating the consensus estimate of $0.41. Revenue of $3.54 billion missed the consensus estimate of $3.59 billion.

Other stocks expected to report earnings today include:

Live Nation Entertainment (LYV) is projected to post a Q4 loss at $0.37 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion.

ONEOK (OKE) is projected to post its Q4 earnings at $0.58 per share on revenue of $4.01 billion.

Tenet Healthcare (THC) is expected to post its Q4 earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $3.87 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Travelers Companies Inc. (TRV)

Travelers Companies Inc. (TRV) is down -7.46% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Jan Chicago Fed national activity index expected -0.36 to -0.20, Dec 0.16.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

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