The Dow Market Happenings For Monday, December 22, 2014

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

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +57 points.

Friday, the Dow closed up +26.65 (+0.15%) at 17,804.80.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +7.41%.

There were 18 Dow stocks up Friday.

Dow stock winners Friday were led by Chevron (CVX) +3.58% and Exxon Mobil (XOM) +2.72%.

Dow stock losers include Nike (NKE) -2.31% and Intel (INTC) -1.76%.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline over the weekend is down 6.0 cents at $2.394 per gallon. Gig Harbor Costco was at $2.22 per gallon yesterday.

Earnings Reports.

There are no Dow stocks set to report in the near term.

Notable earnings reports from Friday include:

BlackBerry (BBRY) reported a third quarter loss of $0.05 on revenue of $793.00 million, compared to last year’s loss of $0.67 on revenue of $1.19 billion.

Carnival Corporation (CCL) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.27 on revenue of $3.72 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.04 on revenue of $3.61 billion.

CarMax, Inc. (KMX) reported third quarter EPS of $0.60 on revenue of $3.41 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.47 on revenue of $2.94 billion.

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) reported second quarter EPS of $0.47 on revenue of $676.30 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.43 on revenue of $610.50 million.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

There are no notable earnings reports expected Monday.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is up +9.04%% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Nov Chicago Fed national activity index expected +0.11 to 0.25, Oct 0.14.

1000 ET Nov existing home sales expected -1.1% to 5.20 million, Oct +1.5% to 5.26 million.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $27 billion 2-year T-notes.

1500 ET USDA Nov Cold Storage.

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