DJIA Market Happenings For Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Dupont (DD), Disney (DIS), Home Depot (HD), 3M (MMM), Visa (V) and UnitedHealth (UNH). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +12 points.

Monday, the Dow was down -23.60 (-0.13%) at 18,116.84.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.65%.

There were 13 Dow stocks up Monday.

Dow stock winners Monday included UnitedHealth (UNH) +3.36% and Dupont (DD) +1.03%.

Dow stock losers Monday were led by Boeing (BA) -2.26% and Intel (INTC) -1.89%.

Nike (NKE), closing yesterday at $95.01 has an attractive chart. It last reported earnings on 12/18/14, closing that day at $96.37. It’s about the only Dow stock that looks like a buy.

Home Depot (HD) reported Q4 EPS of $1.00, stronger than consensus of 89 cents.

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

The national average price of gasoline is up eight-tenths of a cent at $2.301 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 2/24/15 before the open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Procter & Gamble Co. (PG)

Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) is down -6.26% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0900 ET Dec S&P/CaseShiller composite-20 home price index expected +0.60% m/m and +4.30% y/y, Nov +0.74% m/m and +4.31% y/y.

0945 ET Preliminary Feb Markit U.S. services PMI expected +0.3 to 54.5, Jan +0.9 to 54.2.

1000 ET Fed Chair Janet Yellen delivers semi-annual monetary policy testimony to Senate Banking Committee.

1000 ET Feb consumer confidence (Conference Board) expected -3.4 to 99.5, Jan +9.8 to 102.9.

1000 ET Feb Richmond Fed manufacturing index expected unch at 6, Jan -1 to 6.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $26 billion 2-year T-notes.

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