DJIA Market Happenings For Tuesday, May 20, 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 -7 points.

Monday, the Dow closed up +20.55 (+0.12%) at 16,511.86.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.39%.

Home Depot (HD) reported improved earnings that were a bit better than forecasts and it raised its guidance for the full-year results. Earnings per share of $1.00 were up 20.5% from 83 cents a year ago, but was 96 cents when excluding a net gain tied to selling a piece of the company’s stake in HD Supply Holdings. The $0.96 number was shy of the consensus of $0.99/share.

Home Depot earnings complete the Dow stock earnings reports for this quarter until Nike (NKE) again reports in late June.

European stocks were mostly lower and Asian markets closed higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down four-tenths of a cent at $3.642 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 3/20/14 after the market close of $0.76/share, beating consensus of $0.73/share.

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) reported earnings on 5/20/14 before the market open of $1.00/share narrowly ahead of consensus of 0.$99/share.

Notable earnings reports from Monday include:

Campbell Soup Company (CPB) reported third quarter EPS of $0.62 on revenue of $1.97 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.62 on revenue of $2.09 billion.

Valspar Corporation (VAL) reported second quarter EPS of $1.07 on revenue of $1.13 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.91 on revenue of $1.03 billion.

Urban Outfitters (URBN) reported first quarter EPS of $0.26 on revenue of $686.00 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.32 on revenue of $648.18 million.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Home Depot (HD) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $1.01 on revenue of $20.15 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.83 on revenue of $19.12 billion.

Medtronic (MDT) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $1.12 on revenue of $4.58 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.10 on revenue of $4.46 billion.

Salesforce.com (CRM) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $0.10 on revenue of $1.21 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.10 on revenue of $982.63 million.

Staples (SPLS) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $0.21 on revenue of $5.62 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.26 on revenue of $5.81 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is up +6.26% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

1230 ET Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser speaks on the economic outlook to the Women in Housing & Finance at a luncheon in Washington D.C.

1300 ET New York Fed President William Dudley speaks at an event hosted by the New York Association for Business Economics.

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