The Dow Market Happenings For Monday, August 25, 2014

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Disney (DIS) and Intel (INTC). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +67 points.

Friday, the Dow closed up +60.36 (+0.36%) at 17,039.49.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +2.56%. Nasdaq is up +8.7%, S&P 500 +7.6% and the Russell 2000 is down -0.3%.

Last week the Dow was up +2.0%, Nasdaq +1.6%, S&P 500 +1.7% and Russell 2000 +1.6%.

Dow stock winners Friday included Merck (MRK +0.54% and Nike (NKE) +0.44%.

Dow stock losers Friday included General Electric (GE) -1.06% and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) -1.05%.

There were 9 Dow stock winners Friday.

Boeing (BA) announced an order by BOC Aviation for 82 airplanes worth $8.8 billion.

Goldman Sachs (GS) announced an agreement with FHFA to repurchase $3.15 billion in residential mortgage-backed securities, or RMBS, purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the 2005-2007 period to resolve all federal and state securities law claims brought by FHFA with respect to RMBS.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up two-tenths of a cent at $3.435 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) reported earnings on 7/24/14 after the market close of $2.17/share, beating consensus of $2.09/share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings om 7/29/14 before the market open of $0.85/share, beating consensus of $0.81/share.


Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 7/29/14
before the market open of $0.58/share, beating consensus of $0.56/share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 7/29/14 after the market close of $1.43 per share, beating consensus of $1.38 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 7/31/14 before the market open of $2.05 per share,beating consensus of $1.91 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 8/1/14 before the market open of $2.98 per share, beating consensus of $2.69/share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 8/1/14 before the market open of $0.95 per share, beating consensus of $0.91 per share.

Disney (DIS) reported earnings on 8/5/14 after the market close of $1.28 per share, beating consensu of $1.17 per share.

Cisco (CSCO) reported earnings on 8/13/14 after the market close of $0.55 per share, beating consensus of $0.48 per share.

Wal-Mart (WMT) reported earnings on 8/14/14 before the market open of $1.21 per share, meeting consnesus.

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 Friday include:

ANN (ANN) reported EPS of $0.70 on revenue of $648.70 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.76 on revenue of $638.20 million.

Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) reported EPS of $0.64 on revenue of $1.64 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.46 on revenue of $1.45 billion.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Adept Technology (ADEP) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $0.02 on revenue of $16.22 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.00 on revenue of $13.70 million.

OSI Systems (OSIS) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $1.17 on revenue of $245.99 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.02 on revenue of $227.90 million.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is up +20.69% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Jul Chicago Fed national activity index expected +0.08 to 0.20, Jun 0.12.

0945 ET Prelim-Aug Markit U.S. services PMI expected -3.8 to 57.0, July -0.2 to 60.8. Prelim-Aug Markit U.S. composite PMI, July -0.4 to 60.6.

1000 ET Jul new home sales expected +5.4% to 428,000, Jun -8.1% to 406,000.

1030 ET Aug Dallas Fed manufacturing activity expected +0.3 to 13.0, Jul +1.30 to 12.7.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

1600 ET USDA weekly crop progress.

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