DJIA Market Happenings For Monday, January 5, 2015

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -70 points.

Friday, the Dow closed up +9.92 (+0.06%) at 17,832.99.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.1%, Nasdaq -0.2%, S&P 500 -0.0% and Russell 2000 -0.5%.

Last week the Dow was down -1.2%, Nasdaq -1.7%, S&P 500 -1.5% and Russell 2000 -1.4%.

There were 15 Dow stocks up Friday.

Dow stock winners Friday include Visa (V) +1.08% and International Business Machines (IBM) +1.01%.

Dow stock losers Friday include Home Depot (HD) -1.47% and Nike (NKE) -1.16%.

U.S. crude and Brent futures dropped to fresh 5 and 1/2 year lows on Monday with WTI crude below $51 per barrel and Brent crude below $53 per barrel.

Caterpillar (CAT) was downgraded to ‘Underweight’ from ‘Neutral’ at JPMorgan Chase.

The December jobs numbers is scheduled for release this coming Friday.

We also get the release of minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in mid-December this week.

Friday, Boeing (BA) and Dragon Aviation Leasing celebrated the deliveries of four Next-Generation 737-800s last month. These deliveries represent the first four of 10 additional Next-Generation 737-800s Dragon Aviation Leasing currently has on order. The order value is $933 million at current list price.

Next week Dow stocks kick off earnings season with JPMorgan (JPM), Intel (INTC) and American Express (AXP) reporting.

European stocks are mixed and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline over the weekend is down 3.2 cents at $2.199 per gallon. Costco in Gig Harbor was also at $2.199 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

JPMorgan (JPM) will report earnings on 1/14/2015 before the market open.

American Express (AXP) is expected to report earnings on 1/15/2015 after the market close.

Intel (INTC) will report earnings on 1/15/2015 after the market close.

Caterpillar (CAT) is expected to report earnings on 1/27/2015 before the market open.

Dupont (DD) will report earnings on 1/27/2015 before the market open.

General Electric (GE) will report earnings on 1/23/2015 before the market open.

Goldman Sachs (GS) will report earnings on 1/16/2015 before the market open.

International Business Machines (IBM) is expected to report earnings on 1/20/2015 after the market close.

Johnson & Johnson will report earnings on 1/20/2015 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) will report earnings on 1/23/2015 before the market open.

3M (MMM) will report earnings on 1/27/2015 before the market open.

Microsoft (MSFT) will report earnings on 1/26/2015 after the market close.

Pfizer (PFE) will report earnings on 1/27/2015 before the market open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) is expected to report earnings on 1/27/2015 before the market open.

AT&T (T) will report earnings on 1/27/2015 after the market close.

Travelers (TRV) will report earnings on 1/22/2015 before the market open.

UnitedHealth (UNH) will report earnings on 1/21/2015 before the market open.

United Technologies (UTX) is expected to report earnings on 1/21/2015 before the market open.

Verizon (VZ) will report earnings on 1/22/2015 before the market open.

Notable earnings reports from Friday include:

There were no notable earnings reports Friday.

Stocks reporting earnings today include:

There are no notable earnings reports expected.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is up 0.67% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

n/a Dec total vehicle sales expected 16.90 million, Nov 17.08 million. Dec domestic vehicle sales expected 13.70 million, Nov 13.70 million.

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