The Dow Market Happenings For Monday, May 4, 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 up +50 points.

Friday, the Dow was up +183.54 (+1.03%) at 18,024.06.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.13%.

There were 27 Dow stocks up Friday.

Dow stock winners Friday were led by Apple (AAPL) +3.04% and Intel (INTC) +2.67%.

The Dow stock losers Friday were led by Chevron (CVX) -1.82% and Visa (V) -0.42%.

New McDonald’s (MCD) CEO Steve Easterbrook unveiled a turnaround plan for the struggling fast good giant Monday morning. McDonald’s is reorganizing its international operations and plans to franchise more of its restaurants. It wants to have 90% of its locations franchised by 2018, up from 81% currently. McDonald’s hopes to save $300 million annually by the end of 2017 thanks to all the restructuring and plans to be more disciplined about spending. Also, Easterbrook really wants to change the quality of the food and stale brand image so get ready for more new offerings like its recent sirloin burger and artisan grilled chicken sandwich.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up five-tenths of a cent at $2.620 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

Goldman Sachs (GS)

Goldman Sachs (GS) is up +1.91% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0945 ET Apr New York ISM, Mar -13.1 to 50.0.

1000 ET Mar factory orders expected +2.0%, Feb +0.2% and +0.8% ex transportation.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

1225 ET Chicago Fed President Charles Evans speaks about current economic conditions and monetary policy at the Columbus Economic Development Board Annual Meeting in Columbus, IN.

1600 ET USDA weekly crop progress.

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