The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, October 17, 2014

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. Dow stock 52 week lows include Pfizer (PFE) and McDonald’s (MCD).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +142 points.

Thursday, the Dow closed down -24.50 (-0.15%) at 16,117.24.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -2.77%.

There were 10 Dow stock winners Thursday.

Dow stock losers Thursday included Goldman Sachs (GS) -2.63% and Merck (MRK) -2.38%.

Dow stock winners Thursday included United Health (UNH) +3.93% and Nike (NKE) +2.18%.

General Electric (GE) reported Q3 EPS of 38 cents, better than consensus of 37 cents.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down 1.9 cents at $3.144 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will report earnings om 10/14/14 before the market open.

JPMorgan (JPM) will report earnings om 10/14/14 before the market open.

Intel (INTC) will report earnings on 10/14/14 after the market close.

American Express (AXP) reports earnings on 10/15/14 after the market close.

Goldman Sachs (GS) will report earnings on 10/16/14 before the market open.

United Health (UNH) will report earnings on 10/16/14 before the market open.

International Business Machines (IBM) will report earnings on 10/16/14 after the market close.

General Electric (GE) will report earnings on 10/17/14 before the market open.

Coca Cola (KO) will report earnings on 10/21/14 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) will report earnings on 10/21/14 before the market open.

Travelers (TRV) will report earnings on 10/21/14 before the market open.

United Technologies (UTX) will report earnings on 10/21/14 before the market open.

Verizon (VZ) will report earnings on 10/21/14 before the market open.

Boeing will report earnings on 10/22/14 before the market open.

AT&T (T) will report earnings on 10/22/14 after the market close.

3M (MMM) will report earnings on 10/23/14 before the market open.

Caterpillar (CAT) will report earnings on 10/23/14 before the market open.

Microsoft (MSFT) will report earnings on 10/23/14 after the market close.

Procter & Gamble (PG) will report earnings on 10/24/14 before the market open.

Merck (MRK will report earnings on 10/27/14 before the market open.

Dupont (DD) will report earnings on 10/28/14 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) will report earnings on 10/28/14 before the market open.

Visa (V) will report earnings on 10/29/14 after the market close.

Notable earnings reports from Thursday include:

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) reported third quarter EPS of $1.63 on revenue of $32.76 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.52 on revenue of $30.62 billion.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) reported third quarter EPS of $1.20 on revenue of $11.18 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.41 on revenue of $10.49 billion.

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) reported third quarter EPS of $1.39 on revenue of $21.30 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.44 on revenue of $7.93 billion.

Schlumberger Limited (SLB) reported third quarter EPS of $1.49 on revenue of $12.65 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.29 on revenue of $11.61 billion.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.61 on revenue of $3.98 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.60 on revenue of $3.76 billion.

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $1.41 on revenue of $10.06 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.24 on revenue of $9.65 billion.

M&T Bank Corporation (MTB) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $1.98 on revenue of $1.13 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $2.11 on revenue of $1.15 billion.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.81 on revenue of $2.07 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.33 on revenue of $1.92 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is down -2.99% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a Boston Fed conference on inequality of economic opportunity in the U.S.

0830 ET Sep housing starts expected +5.4% to 1.008 million, Aug -14.4% to 956,000. Sep building permits expected +2.7% to 1.030 million, Aug -5.1% to 1.003 million.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

0955 ET Preliminary U.S. Oct University of Michigan consumer confidence expected -0.6 to 84.0, Sep +2.1 to 84.6.

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