The Dow Market Happenings For Monday, October 27, 2014

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Procter & Gamble, Travelers (TRV), 3M (MMM) and UnitedHealth (UNH). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -55 points.

Friday, the Dow closed up +127.51 (+0.76%) at 16,805.41.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.38%. Nasdaq is up +7.4%, S&P 500 +6.3% and the Russell 2000 is down -3.9%.

Last week the Dow was up +2.6%, Nasdaq +5.3%, S&P 500 +4.1% and Russell 2000 +3.4%.

There were 27 Dow stock winners Friday.

Dow stock winners Friday included Microsoft (MSFT) +2.47% and 3M (MMM) +2.44%.

Dow stock losers Friday included Visa (V) -0.37% and Chevron (CVX) -0.24%.

Merck & Co. (MRK) reported Q3 EPS of 72 cents, weaker than consensus of 88 cents.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down 2.9 cents over the weekend to $3.043 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.

Disney (DIS) will report earnings on 11/6/14 after the market close.

Notable earnings reports from Friday include:

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY) reported third quarter EPS of $0.45 on revenue of $3.92 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.46 on revenue of $4.06 billion.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) reported third quarter EPS of $0.76 on revenue of $4.38 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.73 on revenue of $4.40 billion.

Ford Motor Company (F) reported third quarter EPS of $0.24 on revenue of $32.80 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.45 on revenue of $33.86 billion.

Procter & Gamble Co (PG) reported first quarter EPS of $1.07 on revenue of $20.79 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.04 on revenue of $21.20 billion.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.88 on revenue of $10.68 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.92 on revenue of $11.03 billion.

Amgen, Inc. (AMGN) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $2.11 on revenue of $4.96 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.94 on revenue of $4.75 billion.

Seagate Technology PLC (STX) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $1.25 on revenue of $3.63 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.29 on revenue of $3.49 billion.

Twitter Inc (TWTR) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.01 on revenue of $351.35 million.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

AT&T Inc. (T)

AT&T Inc. (T) is down -3.67% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0945 ET Oct Markit services PMI expected -0.9 to 58.0, Sep -0.6 to 58.9. Oct Markit composite PMI, Sep -0.7 to 59.0.

1000 ET Sep pending home sales expected +1.0% m/m and +2.2% y/y, Aug -1.0% m/m and -4.1% y/y.

1030 ET Oct Dallas Fed manufacturing activity index expected +0.2 to 11.0, Sep +3.7 to 10.8.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

1600 ET USDA weekly crop progress.

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