DJIA Market Happenings For Wednesday, April 15, 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 up +92 points.

Tuesday, the Dow was up +59.66 (+033%) at 18,036.70.

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

There were 17 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by Chevron (CVX) +2.20% and Merck (MRK) +1.82%.

The Dow stock losers Tuesday were Intel (INTC) -0.76% and Cisco (CSCO) -0.61%.

Intel (INTC) reported Q1 EPS of 41 cents, right on consensus, although Q1 revenue of $12.8 billion was below consensus of $12.9 billion and the company said it sees fiscal 2015 revenue approximately flat, below consensus of $55.69 billion.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down four-tenths of a cent at $2.392 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

Wal-Mart (WMT)

Wal-Mart (WMT) is down -6.67% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous +0.4% with purchase sub-index +6.8% and refi sub-index -3.3%.

0830 ET Apr Empire manufacturing survey general business conditions expected +0.27 to 7.17, Mar -0.88 to 6.90.

0900 ET St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks on financial regulations at the Levy Economics Institutes 2015 Minsky conference.

0900 ET IMF releases Global Financial Stability Report with a 1-hour press briefing.

0915 ET Mar industrial production expected -0.3%, Feb +0.1%. Mar manufacturing production expected +0.2%, Feb was -0.2%. Mar capacity utilization expected -0.3 to 78.6%, Feb -0.2 to 78.9%.

1000 ET Apr NAHB housing market index expected +2 to 55, Mar -2 to 53.

1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1400 ET Fed Beige Book.

1930 ET Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker speaks to business leaders in Charleston, SC on Investing in People for Long-Term Prosperity.

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