The Dow Market Happenings For Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Visa (V), 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

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +23 points.

Tuesday, the Dow closed up +64.73 (+0.36%) at 18,024.17.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +8.73%.

There were 25 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

Dow stock winners Tuesday include Chevron (CVX) +1.71% and Coca Cola (KO) +1.46%.

Dow stock losers Tuesday include Merck (MRK -2.97% and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) -2.30%.

European stocks are mixed and Asian markets ended higher.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

The national average price of gasoline over the weekend is down 2.3 cents at $2.353 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Notable earnings reports from Tuesday include:

Walgreen Company WAG reported first quarter EPS of $0.81 on revenue of $19.55 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.72 on revenue of $18.33 billion.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

There are no notable earnings reports Wednesday

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

International Business Machines Co. (IBM)

International Business Machines Co. (IBM) is down -13.50% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous -3.3% with purchase sub-index -6.9% and refi sub-index unch.

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +1,000 to 290,000, previous -6,000 to 289,000. Weekly continuing claims expected +2,000 to 2.375 million, previous -147,000 to 2.373 million.

1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1130 ET Treasury auctions $29 billion 7-year T-notes.

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