DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Visa (V). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -64 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was up +88.68 (+0.49%) at 18,038.27.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.71%.

There were 24 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Visa (V) +4.07% and McDonald’s (MCD) +3.13%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Boeing (BA) -1.40% and UnitedHealth (UNH) -1.23%.

AT&T (T) reported Q1 adjusted EPS of 63 cents, better than consensus of 62 cents.

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week for a third straight week. Ihe Labor Department reported initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 295,000 for the week ended April 18. Claims for the prior week were unrevised. Employment growth slowed sharply in March, with nonfarm payrolls increasing by only 126,000, ending a 12-month stretch of gains above 200,000.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.2 cents at $2.491 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. Caterpillar (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 of $0.48, beating consensus of $0.43 per share.

16. McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 4/22/2015 before the market open of $0.84, missing consensus of $1.055 per share.

17. Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 4/22/2015 before the market open of $1.97, beating consensus of $1.805 per share.

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

21. Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 4/28/2015 before the market open.

22. Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 4/28/2015 before the market open.

23. Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 4/30/2015 before the market open.

24. Visa (V) reports earnings on 4/30/2015 after the market open.

25. Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 5/1/2015 before the market open.

26. Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 5/5/2015 after the market open.

27. Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 5/13/2015 after the market open.

28. Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 5/19/2015 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Chevron (CVX)

Chevron (CVX) is down -2.39% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected -7,000 to 287,000, previous +12,000 to 294,000. Weekly continuing claims expected +22,000 to 2.290 million, previous 40,000 to 2.268 million.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

0945 ET Preliminary Apr Markit manufacturing PMI expected unch at 55.7, Mar 55.7.

1000 ET Mar new home sales expected -4.5% to 515,000, Feb +7.8% to 539,000.

1100 ET Apr Kansas City Fed manufacturing activity expected +2 to -2, Mar -5 to -4.

1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 2-year T-notes (previous $26 billion), 2-year floating-rate notes (previous $13 billion), 5-year T-notes (previous $35 billion) and 7-year T-notes (previous $29 billion) to be auctioned Apr 27-29.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $18 billion 5-year TIPS.

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