The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, October 21, 2014

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. Dow stock 52 week lows include International Business Machines (IBM).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +57 points.

Monday, the Dow closed up +19.26 (+0.12%) at 16,399.67.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -1.07%.

There were 6 Dow stock losers Monday.

Dow stock winners Monday included Disney (DIS) +2.02% and Nike (NKE) +1.97%.

Dow stock losers Monday included International Business Machines (IBM) -7.11% and Cisco (CSCO) -1.38%.

Verizon (VZ) reported Q3 EPS of 89 cents, less than consensus of 90 cents.

Coca Cola (KO) reported Q3 EPS of 53 cents, beating consensus of 52 cents.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported Q3 EPS of $1.09 less than consensus of $1.37.

Apple (AAPL) climbed more than 2% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 EPS of $1.42, well ahead of consensus of $1.31.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down six-tenths of a cent at $3.094 per gallon. Monday at the local Gig Harbor Costco, regular gas was $2.96 a gallon. Hope it keeps rolling back.

Earnings Reports.

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

JPMorgan (JPM) will report earnings on 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.

Exxon Mobil will report earnings on 10/31/14 before the market open.

Notable earnings reports from Monday include:

Apple Inc. (AAPL) reported fourth quarter EPS of $1.42 on revenue of $42.12 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.18 on revenue of $37.47 billion.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) reported third quarter EPS of $4.15 on revenue of $1.08 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $2.66 on revenue of $826.91 million.

Halliburton Company (HAL) reported third quarter EPS of $1.19 on revenue of $8.70 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.83 on revenue of $7.47 billion.

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) reported third quarter EPS of $3.68 on revenue of $22.40 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $3.99 on revenue of $23.72 billion.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.53 on revenue of $12.12 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.53 on revenue of $12.03 billion.

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $1.38 on revenue of $7.19 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.52 on revenue of $7.32 billion.

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.91 on revenue of $31.58 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.77 on revenue of $30.28 billion.

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.30 on revenue of $1.04 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.34 on revenue of $1.08 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) is down -4.51% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

1000 ET Sep existing home sales expected +1.0% to 5.10 million, Aug -1.8% to 5.05 million.

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