The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Goldman Sachs (GS). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -39 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was up ++75.91 (+0.42%) at 18,112.61.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported Q1 EPS of $5.94, well above consensus of $4.26.

UnitedHealth Group (UNH) reported Q1 EPS of $1.46, better than consensus of $1.35.

McDonald’s (MCD) was initiated with a ‘Buy’ at Guggenheim with a price target of $108.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.6 cents at $2.408 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

3M (MMM)

3M (MMM) is up +1.02% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected -1,000 to 280,000, last +14,000 to 281,000. Weekly continuing claims expected +19,000 to 2.323 million, last -23,000 to 2.304 million.

0830 ET Mar housing starts expected +15.9% to 1.040 million, Feb -17.0% to 897,000. Mar building permits expected at -1.9% to 1.081 million, Feb +4.0% to 1.102 million.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

1000 ET Apr Philadelphia Fed business outlook survey expected +1.0 to 6.0, Mar -0.2 to 5.0.

1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 5-year TIPS to be auctioned Apr 23.

1300 ET Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart speaks to area business leaders about the U.S. economic outlook and monetary policy at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

1310 ET Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy to the Forecasters Club of New York.

1500 ET Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on an IMF panel with ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet on The Elusive Pursuit of Inflation.
n/a G-20 officials meet for a 2-day meeting in Washington to discuss the global economy.

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