The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, August 19, 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 +54 points.

Monday, the Dow closed up +175.83 (+1.06%) at 16,838.74.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.58%.

Dow stock winners Monday included United Technologies (UTX) +2.33% and Visa (V) +1.96%.

Dow stock losers Monday included Merck (MRK) -0.32% and AT&T (T) -0.26%.

There were 26 Dow stock winners Monday.

Home Depot (HD) was up 3.5% in premarket trading after it reported Q2 earnings of $1.52 a share, better than consensus of $1.44.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down eight-tenths of a cent at $3.446 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) reported earnings on 7/23/14
before the market open of $2.42/share, beating consensus of $2.01/share..


AT&T (T) reported earnings on 7/23/14
after the market close of $0.62/share, missing consensus by a penny..

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 7/24/14 before the market open of $1.69/share, beating consensus of $1.51/share..

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 7/24/14 before the market open of $1.91/share, meeting consensus.

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) reported earnings on 8/19/14 before the market open of $1.52 a share, better than consensus of $1.44.

Notable earnings reports from Monday include:

Perfect World (PWRD) reported second quarter EPS of $0.52 on revenue of $149.60 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.27 on revenue of $115.44 million.

Urban Outfitters (URBN) reported second quarter EPS of $0.49 on revenue of $811.00 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.51 on revenue of $758.52 million.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Home Depot (HD) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $1.45 on revenue of $23.61 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.24 on revenue of $22.52 billion.

La-Z-Boy (LZB) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $0.21 on revenue of $322.80 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.18 on revenue of $318.91 million.

Medtronic (MDT) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $0.92 on revenue of $4.25 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.88 on revenue of $4.08 billion.

TJX Companies (TJX) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $0.73 on revenue of $6.89 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.66 on revenue of $6.44 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

International Business Machines Co. (IBM)

International Business Machines Co. (IBM) is up +0.95% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Jul CPI expected +0.1% m/m and +2.0% y/y, Jun +0.3% m/m and +2.1% y/y. Jul CPI ex food & energy expected +0.2% m/m and +1.9% y/y, Jun +0.1% m/m and +1.9% y/y.

0830 ET Jul housing starts expected +8.4% to 968,000, Jun -9.3% to 893,000. Jul building permits expected +2.8% to 1.0 million, Jun -3.2% to 973,000.

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