DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, April 9, 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 -29 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was up +27.09 (+0.15%) at 17,902.51.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.45%.

There were 20 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Nike (NKE) +1.23% and Home Depot (HD) +1.13%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were Exxon Mobil (XOM) -1.97% and Chevron (CVX) -1.73%.

Unemployment applications over the latest week climbed by 14,000 to 281,000. The median forecast of economists called for 283,000. Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks than at any time in almost 15 years.

Alcoa (AA) is down in preopening trade after saying late yesterday that it expects an aluminum surplus. It also beat earnings after reporting earnings of $0.28 beating estimates by 2 cents.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.1 cents at $2.399 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

1. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reports earnings on 4/14/2015 before the market open.

2. JMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 4/14/2015 before the market open.

3. Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 4/14/2015 after the market close.

4. Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 4/16/2015 before the market open.

5. American Express reports earnings on 4/16/2015 after the market close.

6. Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 4/16/2015 before the market open.

7. United Health (UNH) reports earnings on 4/16/2015 before the market open.

8. General Electric (GE) reports earnings on 4/17/2015 before the market open.

9. IBM (IBM) reports earnings on 4/20/2015 after the market close.

10. Dupont (DD) reports earnings on 4/21/2015before the market open.

11. Travelers (TRV) reports earnings on 4/21/2015 before the market open.

12. Verizon (VZ) reports earnings on 4/21/2015 before the market open.

13. United Technologies (UTX) reports earnings on 4/21/2015 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

United Technologies (UTX)

United Technologies (UTX) is up +2.47% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +16,000 to 284,000, previous -20,000 to 268,000. Weekly continuing claims expected +20,000 to 2.345 million, previous -88,000 to 2.325 million.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

1000 ET Feb wholesale inventories expected +0.2% m/m, Jan +0.2% m/m. Feb wholesale trade sales expected +0.3% m/m, Jan -3.1% m/m.

1200 ET USDA Apr WASDE crop production.

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

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