DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, October 24, 2014

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Home Depot (HD), Travelers (TRV) and 3M (MMM). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -15 points.

Thursday, the Dow closed up +216.58 (+1.38%) at 16,677.90.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.61%.

There were 26 Dow stock winners Thursday.

Dow stock winners Thursday included Caterpillar (CAT) +4.97% and 3M (MMM) +4.39%.

Dow stock losers Thursday included AT&T (T) -2.43% and Procter & Gamble (PG) -1.19%.

Microsoft (MSFT) climbed over 3% in premarket trading after it reported Q1 EPS of 54 cents, higher than consensus of 49 cents.

European stocks are mostly lowerer and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down seven-tenths of a cent at $3.072 per gallon. That’s a five-year low. Gig Harbor Costco was at $2.86 per gallon.

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.

Chevron (CVX) will report earnings on 10/31/14 before the market open.

Notable earnings reports from Thursday include:

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) reported first quarter EPS of $0.54 on revenue of $23.20 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.62 on revenue of $18.53 billion.

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) reported a third quarter loss of $0.95 on revenue of $20.58 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.09 on revenue of $17.09 billion.

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) reported third quarter EPS of $0.73 on revenue of $16.79 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.65 on revenue of $16.15 billion.

General Motors Company (GM) reported third quarter EPS of $0.97 on revenue of $39.30 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.96 on revenue of $38.98 billion.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.42 on revenue of $3.80 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.46 on revenue of $4.06 billion.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.76 on revenue of $4.46 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.73 on revenue of $4.40 billion.

Ford Motor Company (F) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.22 on revenue of $33.66 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.45 on revenue of $33.86 billion.

Procter & Gamble Co (PG) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $1.08 on revenue of $20.88 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.04 on revenue of $21.20 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

American Express Co. (AXP)

American Express Co. (AXP) is down -5.64% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

1000 ET Sep new home sales expected -6.8% to 470,000, Aug +18.0% to 504,000.

1500 ET USDA Sep Cattle on Feed.

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