The Dow Market Happenings For Monday, April 21, 2014

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

The Market

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

Thursday, the Dow closed down -16.31 (-0.10%) at 16,408.54. US Markets were closed Friday for the Good Friday Holiday.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -1.01%.

Dow stock leaders so far in 2014 include Caterpillar (CAT) +13.24%, Merck (MRK) +12.83%, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) +8.05% and Microsoft (MSFT) +6.95%. There are 14 of the Dow 30 stocks showing gains for the year.

All the major European markets were closed Monday for the Easter holiday and Asian stocks ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up one-tenth of a cent to $3.669 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 4/11/2014 before the market open of $1.28/share below consensus of $1.41/share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 4/15/2014 before the market open of $0.44/share, meeting consensus.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 4/15/2014 before the market open of $1.54/share, beating consensus of $1.48/share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 4/15/2014 after the market close $0.38/share beating consensus of $0.37/share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 4/16/2014 after the market close of $1.33/share beating consensus of $1.30/share.

International Business Machines (IBM) reported earnings on 4/16/2014 after the market close of $2.54/share, meeting consensus.

Dupont (DD) reported earnings on 4/17/2014 before the market open of $1.58/share, meeting consensus.

General Electric (GE) reported earnings on 4/17/2014 before the market open of $0.36/share, beating consensus of $0.32/share.

Goldman Sachs reported earnings on 4/17/2014 before the market open of $4.02/share, beating consensus of $3.44/share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 4/17/2014 before the market open of $1.10/share, narrowly beating consensus of $1.093/share.

McDonalds (MCD) will report earnings on 4/22/14 before the market open.

Travelers (TRV) will report earnings on 4/22/14 before the market open.

United Technologies (UTX) will report earnings on 4/22/14 before the market open.

AT&T (T) will report earnings on 4/22/14 after the market close.

Boeing (BA) will report earnings on 4/23/14 before the market open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) will report earnings on 4/23/14 before the market open.

Caterpillar (CAT) will report earnings on 4/24/14 before the market open.

3M (MMM) will report earnings on 4/24/14 before the market open.

Verizon VZ will report earnings on 4/24/14 before the market open.

Micrososft (MSFT) will report earnings on 4/24/14 after the market close.

Visa (V) will report earnings on 4/24/14 after the market close.

Merck (MRK) will report earnings on 4/29/14 before the market open.

Notable earnings reports from Friday include:

First Citizens Banc Corp (FCZA) reported first quarter EPS of $0.22, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.21 on revenue of $13.11 million.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $0.10 on revenue of $689.97 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.05 on revenue of $663.69 million.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $1.47 on revenue of $5.31 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.48 on revenue of $5.32 billion.

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $0.83 on revenue of $1.27 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.05 on revenue of $1.02 billion.

United Health Group Incorporated (UNH) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $1.09 on revenue of $32.52 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.16 on revenue of $30.34 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) is down -1.31% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Mar Chicago Fed national activity index expected +0.06 to 0.20, Feb 0.14.

1000 ET Mar leading indicators expected +0.7%, Feb +0.5%.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

1600 ET USDA weekly crop progress.

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