DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, April 17, 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 -161 points.

Thursday, the Dow was down -6.84 (-0.04%) at 18,105.77.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.59%.

There were 9 Dow stocks up Thursday.

Dow stock winners Thursday were led by UnitedHealth (UNH) +3.65% and American Express (AXP) +1.45%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were Merck (MRK) -1.04% and McDonald’s (MCD) -0.84%.

General Electric (GE) reported Q1 EPS of 31 cents, better than consensus of 30 cents.

Goldman Sachs (GS) looks like a buy, Barron’s says in its ‘Barron’s Take’ column.

American Express (AXP) reported Q1 EPS of $1.48, better than consensus of $1.37.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up 2.1 cents at $2.429 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

American Express (AXP)

American Express (AXP) is down -13.04% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Mar CPI expected +0.3% m/m and unch y/y, Feb +0.2% m/m and unch y/y. Mar CPI ex food & energy expected +0.2% m/m and +1.7% y/y, Feb +0.2% m/m and +1.7% y/y.

0950 ET IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde press conference at IMF/World Bank meetings.

1000 ET Prelim-Apr U.S. consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan expected +1.0 to 94.0, Mar -2.4 to 93.0.

1000 ET Mar leading indicators expected +0.3%, Feb +0.2%.

n/a World Bank and IMF spring meeting in Washington, D.C.

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