The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, August 15, 2014

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Disney (DIS) and Home Depot (HD). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +41 points.

Thursday, the Dow closed up +61.78 (+0.37%) at 16,713.58.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.83%.

Dow stock winners Thursday included Pfizer (PFE) +1.84% and Merck (MRK) +1.61%.

Dow stock losers Thursday included Cisco (CSCO) -2.62% and Intel (INTC) -0.47%.

There were 24 Dow stock winners Thursday.

Yesterday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in June they had 4.5 million available jobs that they were unable to fill. That is the highest number since 2007, and more than twice as high as the figure in October 2009, when the economy was officially beginning to recover but there were no signs of that in the labor market.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down three-tenths of a cent at $3.468 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 6/26/14 after the market close of $0.78/share, beating consensus for $0.76/share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 7/15/14 before the market open of $4.10/share, beating consensus of $3.07/share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 7/15/14 after the market close of $0.55/share, beating consensus of $0.52/share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 7/15/14 before the market open of $1.66/share, beating consensus of $1.54/share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 7/15/14 before the market open of $1.48/share, beating consensus og $1.30/share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 7/17/14 before the market open of $1.84/share, beating consensus of $1.79/share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 7/17/14 after the market close of $4.32/share, beating consensus of $4.31/share.

General Electric (GE) reported earnings on 7/18/14 before the market open of $0.39/share, meeting expectations.

Dupont (DD) reported earnings on 7/22/14 before the market open of $1.17/share, meeting expectations.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 7/22/14 before the market open of $0.64/share, beating consensus of $0.63/share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 7/22/14 before the market open of $1.40/share, missing consensus of $1.43/share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 7/22/14 after the market close of $50.share, missing consensus of $0.60/share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 7/22/14 before the market open of $1.93/share, missing consensus ofr $2.05/share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 7/22/14 before the market open of $1.84/share, beating consensus of $1.78/share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 7/22/14 before the market open of $0.91/share, beating consensus of $0.90/share.


Boeing (BA) will report earnings on 7/23/14
before the market open.


AT&T (T) will report earnings on 7/23/14
after the market close.

Caterpillar (CAT) will report earnings on 7/24/14 before the market open.

3M (MMM) will report earnings on 7/24/14 before the market open.

Visa (V) will report earnings on 7/24/14 after the market close.

Merck (MRK) will report earnings om 7/29/14 before the market open.


Pfizer (PFE) will report earnings on 7/29/14
before the market open

American Express (AXP) will report earnings on 7/29/14 after the market close.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) will report earnings on 7/31/14 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) will report earnings on 8/1/14 before the market open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) will report earnings on 8/1/14 before the market open.

Disney (DIS) will report earnings on 8/5/14 after the market close.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 8/13/14 after the market close.

Wal-Mart (WMT) reports earnings on 8/14/14 before the market open.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 8/19/14 before the market open.

Notable earnings reports from Thursday include:

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) reported second quarter EPS of $1.21 on revenue of $119.30 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.24 on revenue of $116.94 billion.

Kohl’s (KSS) reported second quarter EPS of $1.13 on revenue of $1.24 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.04 on revenue of $4.29 billion.

J.C. Penney (JCP) reported a second quarter loss of $0.56 on revenue of $2.80 billion, compared to last year’s loss of $2.20 on revenue of $2.66 billion.

Nordstrom (JWN) reported second quarter EPS of $0.95 on revenue of $3.39 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.93 on revenue of $3.20 billion.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Estee Lauder Companies (EL) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $0.56 on revenue of $2.66 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.24 on revenue of $2.41 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Home Depot Inc. (HD)

Home Depot Inc. (HD) is up +1.85% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Aug Empire manufacturing index expected -5.6 to 20.0, Jul +6.32 to 25.6.

0830 ET Jul PPI final demand expected +0.1% m/m and +1.7% y/y, Jun +0.4% m/m and +1.9% y/y. Jul PPI ex-food & energy expected +0.2% m/m and +1.6% y/y, Jun +0.2% m/m and +1.8% y/y.

0915 ET Jul industrial production expected +0.3%, Jun +0.2%. Jul capacity utilization expected +0.1 to 79.2%, Jun unch at 79.1%.

0955 ET Preliminary U.S. Aug University of Michigan consumer confidence expected +0.7 to 82.5, Jul -0.7 to 81.8.

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