DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, September 12, 2014

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Microsoft (MSFT). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -13 points.

Thursday, the Dow closed down -19.71 (-0.12%) at 17.049.00.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +2.85%.

Dow stock winners Thursday included Cisco (CSCO) +1.00% ad JPMorgan (JPM) +0.91%.

Dow stock losers Thursday included Vixa (V) -0.89% and Nike (NKE) -0.79%.

There were 14 Dow stock winners Thursday.

European stocks are mixed and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down nine-tenths of a cent at $3.413 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

There are no Dow stocks set to report earnings in the near term.

Notable earnings reports from Thursday include:

Kroger Company (KR) reported second quarter EPS of $0.70 on revenue of $25.30 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.60 on revenue of $22.72 million.

lululemon athletica inc. (LULU) reported second quarter EPS of $0.33 on revenue of $390.70 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.39 on revenue of $344.51 million.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (ULTA) reported second quarter EPS of $0.94 on revenue of $734.20 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.70 on revenue of $601 million.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $0.30 on revenue of $1.60 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.53 on revenue of $2.16 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

American Express Co. (AXP)

American Express Co. (AXP) is down -3.13% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Aug retail sales expected +0.6% and +0.3% ex autos, Jul unch and +0.1% ex autos.

0830 ET Aug import price index expected -1.0% m/m and -0.4% y/y, Jul -0.2% m/m and +0.8% y/y.

0955 ET Preliminary U.S. Sep University of Michigan consumer confidence expected +0.8 to 83.3, Aug +0.7 to 82.5.

1000 ET Jul business inventories expected +0.4%, Jun +0.4%.

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