The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, May 8, 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 +168 points.

Thursday, the Dow was up +82.08 (+0.46%) at 17,924.06.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.57%.

There was 24 Dow stock up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Home Depot (HD) +1.60% and Visa (V) +1.39%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Exxon Mobil (XOM) -0.67% and Caterpillar (CAT) -0.64%.

U.S. job growth rebounded last month as nonfarm payrolls increased 223,000. The unemployment rate dropped to a near seven-year low of 5.4 percent, its lowest level since May 2008. March payrolls were revised to show only 85,000 jobs created, the smallest since June 2012. That resulted in 39,000 fewer jobs added in February and March than previously reported.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up eight-tenths of a cent at $2.659 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.

30. Wal-Mart (WMT) reports earnings on 5/19/2015 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is down -10.91% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Apr non-farm payrolls expected +230,000, Mar +126,000. Apr private payrolls expected +225,000, Mar +129,000. Apr manufacturing payrolls expected +5,000, Mar 1,000. Apr unemployment rate expected -0.1 to 5.4%, Mar unch at 5.5%.

0830 ET Apr avg hourly earnings expected +0.2% m/m and +2.3% y/y, Mar +0.3% m/m and +2.1% y/y. Apr avg weekly hours all-employees expected unch at 34.5 hours.

1000 ET Mar wholesale inventories expected +0.3% m/m, Feb +0.3% m/m. Mar wholesale trade sales expected +0.5% m/m, Feb -0.2% m/m.

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