The Dow Market Happenings For Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Coca Cola (KO) and Nike (NKE). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -29 points.

Tuesday, the Dow closed down -28.32 (-0.17%) at 17,042.90.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +2.81%.

There were 13 Dow stock winners Tuesday.

Dow stock losers Tuesday included McDonald’s (MCD) -1.47% and Home Depot (HD) -1.23%.

Dow stock winners Tuesday included Visa (V) +1.16% and Coca Cola (KO)

The ADP employment report said private sector small business employment increased by 88,000 jobs from August to September.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged at $3.333 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Notable earnings reports from Tuesday include:

TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) reported second quarter EPS of $0.36 on revenue of $2.08 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.54 on revenue of $2.02 billion.

Walgreen Company (WAG) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.74 on revenue of $19.06 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.73 on revenue of $27.94 billion.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $1.22 on revenue of $647.87 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.03 on revenue of $579.80 million.

AZZ Incorporated (AZZ) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $0.63 on revenue of $208.18 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.64 on revenue of $189.78 million.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is up +16.38% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous -4.1% with purchase sub-index -0.3% and refi sub-index -7.0%.

0815 ET Sep ADP employment change expected +207,000, Aug +204,000.

0945 ET Revised Sep Markit manufacturing PMI expected unch at 57.9, prelim-Sep unch at 57.9.

1000 ET Sep ISM manufacturing PMI expected -0.5 to 58.5, Aug +1.9 to 59.0. Sep ISM employment, Aug -0.1 to 58.1. Sep ISM new orders, Aug +3.3 to 66.7. Sep ISM prices paid expected -1.0 to 57.0, Aug -1.5 to 58.0.

1000 ET Aug construction spending expected +0.5% m/m, Jul +1.8% m/m.

1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

n/a Sep total vehicle sales expected 16.80 million, Aug 17.45 million. Sep domestic vehicle sales expected 13.55 million, Aug 13.87 million.

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