The Dow Market happenings For Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Cisco (CSCO), 3M (MMM) and Wal-Mart (WMT). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -2 points.

Monday, the Dow closed up +13.01 (+0.07%) at 17,647.75.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +6.46%.

There were 15 Dow stock winners Monday.

Dow stock winners Monday included UnitedHealth (UNH) +1.43% and Intel (INTC) +0.85%.

Dow stock losers Monday included American Express (AXP) -0.60% and Chevron (CVX) -0.49%.

Home Depot (HD) reported Q3 EPS of $1.15, better than consensus of $1.13.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down 1 cent at $2.875 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Home Depot (HD) will report earnings on 11/18/14 before the market open.

Notable earnings reports from Monday include:

Agilent Technologies Inc (A) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.88 on revenue of $1.81 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.81 on revenue of $1.72 billion.

Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.87 on revenue of $10.10 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.70 on revenue of $8.89 billion.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) reported third quarter EPS of $0.35 on revenue of $814.00 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.47 on revenue of $774.05 million.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $1.13 on revenue of $20.44 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.95 on revenue of $19.47 billion.

Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (DKS) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.41 on revenue of $1.53 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.40 on revenue of $1.40 billion.

Medtronic, Inc. (MDT) is expected to report second quarter EPS of $0.96 on revenue of $4.37 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.91 on revenue of $4.19 billion.

PetSmart, Inc. (PETM) is expected to report third quarter EPS of $0.94 on revenue of $1.73 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.88 on revenue of $1.70 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is up +32.21% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Oct PPI final demand expected -0.1% m/m and +1.3% y/y, Sep -0.1% m/m and +1.6% y/y. Oct PPI final demand ex food & energy expected +0.1% m/m and +1.5% y/y, Sep unch m/m and +1.6% y/y.

1000 ET Nov HAHB housing market index expected +1 to 55, Oct -5 to 54.

1330 ET Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks on Clarifying the Objectives of Monetary Policy at the St. Paul Rotary.

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