The Dow Market Happenings For Monday, May 19, 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 down -43 points.

Friday, the Dow closed up +44.50 (+0..27%) at 16,491.31.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.51%. Nasdaq is at -2.1%, S&P 500 +1.6% ad Russell 2000 -5.2%.

Last week the Dow was down -0.6%, Nasdaq+0.5%, S&P 500 0.0% and Russell 2000 -0.4%.

AT&T (T) said Sunday that it had agreed to pay nearly $50 billion to acquire DirecTV, America’s biggest satellite television provider.

Sunday, Pfizer (PFE) announced that it had increased its takeover bid for AstraZeneca to $116.6 billion, saying this would be its final offer. Early Monday, AstraZeneca rejected the deal, sending its shares down roughly 13 percent as the possibility of an acquisition looked less likely. Pfizer shares are of course up.

AT&T (T) was upgraded to ‘Outperform’ from ‘Market Perform’ at Raymond James.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings Tuesday before the open.

European stocks were lower and Asian markets closed mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged at $3.646 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) reported 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) reported earnings on 4/23/14 before the market open of $1.04/share, beating consensus of $1.02/share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 4/24/14 before the market open of $1.61/share, beating consensus of $1.25/share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 4/24/14 before the market open of $1.79/share, meeting consensus.

Verizon VZ reported earnings on 4/24/14 before the market open of $0.84/share, beating consensus of $0.87/share.

Micrososft (MSFT) reported earnings on 4/24/14 after the market close of $0.68/share, beating consensus of $0.62/share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 4/24/14 after the market close of $0.84/share, below consensus of $0.87/share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 4/29/14 before the market open of $0.88/share, beating consensus of $0.79/share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 5/1/14 before the market open of $2.10/share, beating consensus of $1.88/share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 5/2/14 before the market open of $2.36/share, beating consensus of $2.53/share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 5/5/14 before the market open of $0.57/share, beating consensus of $0.55/share.

Walt Disney (DIS) reported earnings on 5/6/14 after the market close of $1.11/share, beating consensus of $0.97/share.

Cisco (CSCO) reported earnings on 5/14/14 after the market close of $0.51/share, beating consensus of $0.43/share.

Wal-Mart (WMT) reported earnings on 5/15/14 before the market open of $1.10/share, below consensus of $1.15/share.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 5/20/14 before the market open

Notable earnings reports from Friday include:

Canadian Solar (CSIQ) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $0.07 on revenue of $466.30 million, compared to last year’s loss of $0.10 on revenue of $263.61 million.

Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP) reported first quarter EPS of $0.19 on revenue of $91.30 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.02 on revenue of $69.40 million.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Campbell Soup Company (CPB) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.59 on revenue of $2.00 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.62 on revenue of $2.09 billion.

Urban Outfitters (URBN) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $0.27 on revenue of $680.60 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.32 on revenue of $648.18 million.

Valspar Corporation (VAL) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $1.04 on revenue of $1.11 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.91 on revenue of $1.03 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Merck & Co Inc. (MRK)

Merck & Co Inc. (MRK) is up +11.63% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

1210 ET Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher and San Francisco Fed President John Williams discuss their views on how monetary policy is shaped at an event in Dallas.

1600 ET USDA weekly crop progress.

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