DJIA Market Happenings For Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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

The Market

This morning the Dow hits 18,000 plus some for first time ever.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +8.82%.

Dow stock leaders include Dupont (DD) +1.34%, Caterpillar CAT) +1.52% and Microsoft (MSFT) 1.29%.

Dow stock losers include Merck (MRK) -2.20%, Pfizer (PFE) -1.50%, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) -1.18% and UnitedHealth (UNH) -0.25%.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline over the weekend is down 1.8 cents at $2.376 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (CALM) is projected to post its Q2 earnings at $0.85 per share.

CalAmp Corp. (CAMP) is estimated to post its Q3 earnings at $0.23 per share on revenue of $63.26 million.

Walgreen Co. (WAG) is expected to report its Q1 earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $19.50 billion.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Home Depot Inc. (HD)

Home Depot Inc. (HD) is up +26.29% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Nov durable goods orders expected +3.0% and +1.0% ex transportation, Oct +0.3% and -1.1% ex-transportation. Nov non-defense ex-aircraft capital goods orders expected +1.0%, Oct -1.6%.

0830 ET Q3 GDP expected revised to +4.3% (q/q annualized) from +3.9%. Q3 personal consumption expected revised to +2.5% from +2.2%. GDP price index expected unrevised at +1.4%. Q3 core PCE expected unrevised at +1.4%.

0900 ET Oct FHFA house price index expected +0.3% m/m, Sep unch m/m.

0955 ET Final-Dec U.S. consumer confidence index from University of Michigan expected -0.3 to 93.5, early-Dec +5.0 to 93.8.

1000 ET Dec Richmond Fed manufacturing index expected +3 to 7, Nov -16 to 4.

1000 ET Nov new home sales expected +0.4% to 460,000, Oct +0.7% to 458,000.

1000 ET Nov personal spending expected +0.5%, Oct +0.2%. Nov personal income expected +0.5%, Oct +0.2%.

1000 ET Nov PCE deflator expected -0.1% m/m and +1.2% y/y, Oct +0.1% m/m and +1.4% y/y. Nov core PCE deflator expected +0.1% m/m and +1.5% y/y, Oct +0.2% m/m and +1.6% y/y.

1130 ET Treasury auctions $13 billion 2-year floating rate notes.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $35 billion 5-year T-notes.

1500 ET USDA Q4 Hogs & Pigs inventory.

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