DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, December 12, 2014

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Home Depot (HD), Pfizer (PFE) and Procter & Gamble (PG). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open own -107 points.

Thursday, the Dow closed down -268.05 (-1.51%) at 17,533.15.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +6.15%.

There were 24 Dow stock winners Thursday.

Dow stock winners Thursday include Disney (DIS) +1.40% and Home Depot (HD) +1.34%.

Dow stock losers Thursday include Boeing (BA) -1.02% and Pfizer (PFE) -0.66%.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down 2.1 cents at $2.600 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) will report earnings on 12/18/14 after the market close.

Notable earnings reports from Thursday include:

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.36 on revenue of $1.07 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.32 on revenue of $1.04 billion.

CIENA Corporation (CIEN) reported a fourth quarter loss of $0.08 on revenue of $591 million.

Lululemon athletica inc. (LULU) reported third quarter EPS of $0.42 on revenue of $419.40 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.45 on revenue of $379.90 million.

Quicksilver, Inc. (ZQK) reported a fourth quarter loss of $0.29 on revenue of $401 million, compared to last year’s loss of $0.04 on revenue of $475.91 million.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Nothing of note expected today.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Chevron Corp. (CVX)

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) is up +20.33% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Nov final-demand PPI expected -0.1% m/m and +1.4% y/y, Oct +0.2% m/m and +1.5% y/y. Nov final-demand PPI ex food & energy expected +0.1% m/m and +1.8% y/y, Oct +0.4% m/m and +1.8% y/y.

0955 ET Preliminary Dec U.S. consumer confidence (University of Michigan) expected +0.7 to 89.5, Nov +1.9 to 88.8.

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