The Dow Market Happenings For Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +55 points.

Tuesday, the Dow was down -142.20 (-0.79%) at 17,928.20.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.39%.

There was 1 Dow stock up Tuesday.

The Dow stock winner Tuesday was Visa (V) +0.58%. Somehow McDonald’s (MCD) was unchanged.

The Dow stock losers Tuesday were led by Intel (INTC) -2.36%, Apple (AAPL) -2.26% and Home Depot (HD) -1.82%.

ADP reports private sector employment increased by 169,000 jobs from March to April. Estimates were for 200,000.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up one cent at $2.638 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) reported earnings on 5/5/2015 after the market open of $1.23, beating consensus of $1.113 per share.

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

IBM (IBM)

IBM (IBM) is up +6.16% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous -2.3% with purchase sub-index unch and refi sub-index -3.7%.

0815 ET Apr ADP employment change expected +200,000, Mar +189,000.

0830 ET Treasury announces amount of 3-year T-notes (previous $24 billion), 10-year T-notes (previous $21 billion) and 30-year T-bonds (previous $13 billion) to be auctioned May 12-14 in the Treasurys quarterly refunding.

0830 ET Q1 non-farm productivity expected -1.9%, Q4 -2.2%. Q1 unit labor costs expected +4.5%, Q4 +4.1%.

0915 ET Fed Chair Janet Yellen and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speak on topics in finance, governance, and society on a panel discussion at an Institute for New Economic Thinking conference in Washington, D.C.

1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1315 ET Kansas City Fed President Esther George speaks on Credit Markets: Booms, Busts and Distortions on a panel discussion at an Institute for New Economic Thinking conference in Washington, D.C.

1330 ET Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy to the Baton Rouge Rotary.

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