The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Disney (DIS). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -49 points.

Monday, the Dow was down -42.17 (-0.23%) at 18,037.97.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.21%.

There were 11 Dow stocks up Friday.

Dow stock winners Monday were led by Dupont (DD) +4.60% and Apple (AAPL) +1.82%.

The Dow stock losers Monday were led by McDonald’s (MCD) -2.33% and UnitedHealth (UNH) -2.06%.

Merck & Co. (MRK) climbed nearly 2% in European trading after trial results showed its Januvia diabetes drug didn’t increase patients’ heart risk.

Apple (AAPL) rose 1.5% in pre-market trading after it reported Q2 EPS of $2.33, higher than consensus of $2.16, and then boosted it stock buyback program to $140 billion from $90 billion.

The Fed begins a two-day policy meeting today.

European stocks are mixed and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up 3.0 cents over the weekend at $2.536 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) reported earnings on 4/21/2015 before the market open of $1.02, beating consensus of $0.954 per share.

13. United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 4/21/2015 before the market open of $1.51, beating consensus of $1.438 per share.

14. Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 4/23/2015 before the market open of $1.86, beating consensus of $1.348 per share.

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. Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 4/27/2015 after the market close.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Disney (DIS)

Disney (DIS) is up +16.96% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0900 ET Feb S&P CaseShiller composite-20 home price index expected +0.70% m/m and +4.70% y/y, Jan +0.87% m/m and +4.56% y/y.

1000 ET Apr consumer confidence (Conference Board) expected +0.9 to 102.2, Mar +2.5 to 101.3.

1000 ET Apr Richmond Fed survey of manufacturing activity expected +6 to -2, Mar -8 to -8.

1030 ET FOMC begins 2-day policy meeting.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $35 billion 5-year T-notes.

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