The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -23 points.

Monday, the Dow was down -80.61 (-0.45%) at 17,977.04.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.86%.

There were 5 Dow stocks up Monday.

Dow stock winners Monday were led by JPMorgan (JPM) +0.60% and UnitedHealth (UNH) +0.31%.

The Dow stock losers Monday were General Electric (GE) -3.09% and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) -1.48%.

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) reported Q1 EPS of $1.61, better than consensus of $1.41.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) posted quarterly net income of $4.32 billion, or $1.53 per share, compared to $4.73 billion, or $1.64 per share, in the year-ago quarter. Excluding special items, the company’s adjusted earnings came declined 4.3 percent to $1.56 per share. Sales slipped 4.1 percent to $17.37 billion. Analysts were expecting a profit of $1.54 per share on revenue of $17.31 billion.

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

The national average price of gasoline is down two-tenths of a cent at $2.388 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

1. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported Q1 EPS of $1.53, below consensus of $1.54 on 4/14/2015 before the market open.

2. JMorgan (JPM) reported Q1 EPS of $1.61, better than consensus of $1.41 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.

14. Caterpiller (CAT) reports earnings on 4/21/2015 before the market open.

15. Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 4/22/2015 before the market open.

16. McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 4/22/2015 before the market open.

17. Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 4/22/2015 before the market open.

18. 3M (MMM) reports earnings on 4/23/2015 before the market open.

19. Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 4/23/2015 before the market open.

20. Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 4/23/2015 after the market close

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Visa (V)

Visa (V) is up +0.09% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Mar retail sales expected +1.0% and +0.7% ex autos, Feb -0.6% and -0.1% ex autos. Mar retail sales ex-auto and ex-gasoline expected +0.6%, Feb -0.2%.

0830 ET Mar final demand PPI expected +0.2% m/m and -0.9% y/y, Feb -0.5% m/m and -0.6% y/y. Mar PPI ex food & energy expected +0.1% m/m and +0.9% y/y, Feb -0.5% m/m and +1.0% y/y.

0900 ET IMF releases its World Economic Outlook. Press briefing by IMF Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard.

1000 ET Feb business inventories expected +0.2%, Jan unch.

2000 ET Minneapolis Fed President Narayan Kocherlakota holds an open forum at Winona State University.

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