DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Boeing (BA), Disney, (DIS) and Home Depot (HD). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open p +110 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was up +6.62 (+0.04%) at 17,673.02.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.84%.

There were 12 Dow stocks were up Wednesday.

Dow stock winners Wednesday included Disney (DIS) +7.63% and Visa (V) +1.96%.

Dow stock losers Wednesday included Merck (MRK) -3.23% and Caterpillar (CAT) -2.35%.

We are headed for a higher opening this morning

Tomorrow we get the Jobs Report.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up 4.0 cents at $2.151 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) will report earnings on 2/2/2015 before the market open.

Disney will report earnings on 2/3/2015 after the market close.

Merck (MRK) will report earnings on 2/4/2015 before the market open.

Coca Cola will report earnings on 2/10/2015 before the market open.

Cisco (CSCO) will report earnings on 2/11/2015 after the close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

General Electric Co. (GE)

General Electric Co. (GE) is down -4.39% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0730 ET Jan Challenger job cuts, Dec +6.6% y/y.

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +25,000 to 290,000, previous -43,000 to 265,000. Weekly continuing claims expected +15,000 to 2.400 million, previous -71,000 to 2.385 million.

0830 ET Dec trade balance expected -$38.0 billion, Nov -$39.0 billion.

0830 ET Q4 non-farm productivity expected +0.2%, Q3 +2.3%. Q4 unit labor costs expected +1.2%, Q3 -1.0%.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

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