DJIA Market Happenings For Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Nike (NKE), Home Depot (HD) 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 up +31 points.

Monday, the Dow closed up +12.53 (+0.07%) at 16,817.94.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.46%.

There were 15 Dow stock winners Monday.

Dow stock winners Monday included Verizon (VZ) +1.33% and Travelers (TRV) +1.17%.

Dow stock losers Monday included Merck (MRK) -2.01% and Dupont (DD) -1.62%.

Pfizer (PFE) reported Q3 EPS of 57 cents, better than consensus of 55 cents.

On Wednesday, the Fed is widely expected to announce the conclusion of its massive stimulus program.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is down nine-tenths of a cent at $3.034 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 Monday include:

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) reported third quarter EPS of $0.31 on revenue of $10.60 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.92 on revenue of $11.03 billion.

Amgen, Inc. (AMGN) reported third quarter EPS of $2.30 on revenue of $5.03 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.94 on revenue of $4.75 billion.

Seagate Technology PLC (STX) reported first quarter EPS of $1.34 on revenue of $3.79 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.29 on revenue of $3.49 billion.

Twitter Inc (TWTR) reported third quarter EPS of $0.01 on revenue of $360.00 million.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.55 on revenue of $12.22 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.58 on revenue of $12.58 billion.

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $1.29 on revenue of $24.93 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $1.08 on revenue of $25.92 billion.

Facebook Inc (FB) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.40 on revenue of $3.12 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.25 on revenue of $2.02 billion.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $1.92 on revenue of $5.99 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.52 on revenue of $2.78 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Boeing Co. (BA)

Boeing Co. (BA) is down -10.53% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Sep durable goods orders expected +0.5% and +0.5% ex transportation, Aug -18.4% and +0.4% ex transportation. Sep non-defense capital goods orders ex-aircraft expected +0.6%, Aug +0.4%.

0900 ET Aug S&P/CaseShiller composite-20 home price index expected +0.18% m/m and +5.70% y/y, Jul -0.50% m/m and +6.75% y/y.

1000 ET Oct consumer confidence (Conference Board) expected +1.1 to 87.1, Sep -7.4 to 86.0.

1000 ET Oct Richmond Fed manufacturing index expected -3 to 11, Sep +2 to 14.

1130 ET FOMC begins 2-day policy meeting.

1300 ET Treasury auction $29 billion 2-year T-notes.

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