DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Pfizer (PFE) and UnitedHealth (UNH). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -66 points.

Wednesday, the Dow closed up +339.05 (+0.37%) at 17,554.28.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -1.51%.

There were 19 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The top Dow stock winners Wednesday included UnitedHealth (UNH) +3.50% and Caterpillar (CAT) +1.67%.

Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by International Business Machines (IBM) -3.10% and Pfizer (PFE) -1.39%.

American Express (AXP) reported Q4 EPS of $1.39, better than consensus of $1.38.

Travelers (TRV) reported Q4 EPS of $3.07, well above consensus of $2.54.

Verizon Communications (VZ) reported Q4 EPS of 71 cents, below consensus of 72 cents.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down seven-tenths of a cent at $2.041 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

AT&T Inc. (T)

AT&T Inc. (T) is up +1.22% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected -16,000 to 300,000, previous +19,000 to 316,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -24,000 to 2.400 million, previous 51,000 to 2.424 million.

0900 ET Nov FHFA house price index expected +0.3% m/m, Oct +0.6% m/m.

1100 ET Jan Kansas City Fed manufacturing activity expected unch at 8.

1100 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 2-year T-notes (previous $27 billion), 2-year floating rate notes (previous $13 billion) 5-year T-notes (previous $35 billion) and 7-year T-notes (previous $29 billion) to be auctioned Jan 27-29.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $15 billion of 10-year TIPS.

1500 ET USDA Dec Cold Storage.

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