DJIA Market Happenings For Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Apple (AAPL), which was intraday, as it closed down for the day. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -90 points.

Monday, the Dow was up +72.17 (+0.40%) at 18,110.14.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.61%.

There were 19 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by Merck (MRK) +5.04% and Microsoft (MSFT) +2.34%.

The Dow stock losers Tuesday were led by Apple (AAPL) -1.58% and Nike (NKE) -1.07%.

The 2-day FOMC meeting ends today with rates expected to be unchanged.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.6 cents at $2.563 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

Dupont (DD)

Dupont (DD) is up +1.19% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous +2.3% with purchase sub-index +5.0% and refi sub-index +0.6%.

0830 ET Q1 GDP expected +1.0% (q/q annualized), Q4 +2.2%. Q1 personal consumption expected +1.7%, Q4 +4.4%. Q1 GDP price index expected +0.5%, Q4 +0.1%. Q1 core PCE deflator expected +1.0% q/q, Q4 +1.1% q/q.

1000 ET Mar pending home sales expected +1.0% m/m and +5.1% y/y, Feb +3.1% m/m and +12.0% y/y.

1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1130 ET Treasury auctions $13 billion 2-year floating rate notes.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $29 billion 7-year T-notes.

1400 ET FOMC announces interest rate decision.

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