The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, April 30, 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 -49 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was down -74.61 (-0.41%) at 18,035.53.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.19%.

There were 9 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Caterpillar (CAT) +1.51% and JPMorgan (JPM) +1.34%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by UnitedHealth (UNH) -3.38% and Home Depot (HD) -1.69%.

Apple (AAPL) is down over 1% in premarket trading after Dow Jones reported that the company found defects in the ‘taptic engine’ of the Apple Watch.

The Labor Department reported initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 34,000 to a seasonally adjusted 262,000 for the week ended April 25, the lowest reading since April 2000. It was the eighth straight week that claims remained below 300,000.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.7 cents at $2.580 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

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Exxon Mobil (XOM) is down -4.95% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected -5,000 to 290,000, previous +1,000 to 295,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -25,000 to 2.300 million, previous +50,000 to 2.325 million.

0830 ET Mar personal spending expected +0.5%, Feb +0.1%. Mar personal income expected +0.2%, Feb +0.4%.

0830 ET Mar PCE deflator expected +0.2% m/m and +0.4% y/y, Feb +0.2% m/m and +0.3% y/y. Mar core PCE deflator expected +0.2% m/m and +1.4% y/y, Feb +0.1% m/m and +1.4% y/y.

0830 ET Q1 employment cost index expected +0.6%, Q4 +0.6%.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

0900 ET Apr Milwaukee ISM expected -0.25 to 53.00, Mar +2.93 to 53.25.

0945 ET Apr Chicago PMI expected +3.7 to 50.0, Mar +0.5 to 46.3.

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