The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -25 points.

Monday, the Dow closed up +17.66 (+0.11%) at 16,530.55.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.28%.

Drugmaker Merck (MRK) announced that it will sell its consumer care business to Bayer AG for $14.2 billion.

Wal-Mart’s global internet sales finally outpaced that of internet giant Amazon.com last year, marking the first time in ten years that Wal-Mart outdid its rival. Wal-Mart sales gained 30 percent last year while Amazon’s sales rose by just 20 percent in 2013. However, Amazon sales are exponentially higher in scale as the company sold more than its 10 largest competitors combined in 2013.

European stocks were mixed and Asian markets that were open, closed higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down six-tenths of a cent at $3.667 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) reported earnings on 4/22/14 before the market open of $1.21/share, below estimates of $1.24/share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 4/22/14 before the market open of $2.95/share, well ahead of $2.16/share consensus.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 4/22/14 before the market open of $1.32/share beating estimates by $0.05/share.

AT&T (T) reportrf earnings on 4/22/14 after the market close of $0.71/share, beating estimates of $0.70/share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 4/23/14 before the market open of $1.76/share ahead of $1.54/share consensus.

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.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) will report earnings on 5/1/14 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) will report earnings on 5/2/14 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) will report earnings on 5/5/14 before the market open.

Walt Disney (DIS) will report earnings on 5/6/14 after the market close.

Notable earnings reports from Monday include:

Pfizer (PFE) reported first quarter EPS of $0.57 on revenue of $11.40 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.51 on revenue of $13.50 billion.

Occidental Petroleum (OXY) reported first quarter EPS of $1.75 on revenue of $6.09 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.69 on revenue of $5.87 billion.

Sysco (SYY) reported third quarter EPS of $0.38 on revenue of $11.30 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.40 on revenue of $10.93 billion.

Tyson Foods (TSN) reported second quarter EPS of $0.60 on revenue of $9.03 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.36 on revenue of $8.42 billion.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Walt Disney Company (DIS) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $0.95 on revenue of $11.23 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.79 on revenue of $10.55 billion.

DirecTV (DTV) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $1.50 on revenue of $7.91 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.20 on revenue of $7.58 billion.

Emerson Electric Company (EMR) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $0.81 on revenue of $5.91 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.77 on revenue of $5.96 billion.

Whole Foods Market (WFM) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $0.41 on revenue of $3.34 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.38 on revenue of $3.03 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

General Electric Co. (GE)

General Electric Co. (GE) is down -5.17% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Mar trade deficit expected -$40.5 billion, Feb -$42.3 billion.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $29 billion of 3-year T-notes.

1900 ET Fed Governor Jeremy Stein speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy to the Money Marketeers of NYU.

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