The Dow Market Happenings For Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Cisco (CSCO), Pfizer (PFE), Wal-Mart (WMT), Disney (DIS), UnitedHealth (UNH) and Merck (MRK). Dow stock 52 week lows include General Electric (GE).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -243 points.

Tuesday, the Dow closed down -27.16 (-0.15%) at 17,613.68.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -1.17%.

There were 11 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

The top Dow stock winners Tuesday included Disney (DIS) +0.77% and UnitedHealth (UNH) +0.51%.

Dow stock losers Tuesday were led by Dupont (DD) -1.71% and Chevron (CVX) -1.59%.

AT&T (T) was unchanged Tuesday.

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) reported Q4 EPS of $1.33, better than consensus of $1.32.

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) was downgraded to ‘Underweight’ from ‘Neutral’ at HSBC.

Travelers (TRV) was downgraded to ‘Underperform’ from ‘Neutral’ at Macquarie.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended lower

The national average price of gasoline over the weekend is down 1.6 cents at $2.101 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.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is up +0.86% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous +11.1% with purchase sub-index +4.5% and refi sub-index +16.0%.

0800 ET Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser speaks on the economy and monetary policy at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.

0830 ET Dec retail sales expected -0.1% m/m and unch ex autos, Nov +0.7% and +0.5% ex autos.

0830 ET Dec import price index expected -2.7% m/m and -5.2% y/y, Nov -1.5% m/m and -2.3% y/y.

1000 ET Nov business inventories expected +0.3%, Oct +0.2%.

1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $13 billion 30-year T-bonds.

1400 ET Fed Beige Book.

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