The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Visa (V). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -105 points.

Monday, the Dow was down -85.94 (-0.47%) at 18105.17.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.58%.

There were 6 Dow stocks up Monday.

The Dow stock winners Monday were led by Caterpillar (CAT) +1.67% and American Express (AXP) +0.91%.

The Dow stock losers Monday were led by Exxon Mobil (XOM) -1.68% and Geeral Electric (GE) -1.61%..

Verizon (VZ) said it will to acquire AOL (AOL) for $50 per share, or $4.4 billion.

Analysts at Macquarie downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) from Neutral to Underperform and raised the price target from $44.50 to $45.00.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is down one-tenth of a cent at $2.658 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

McDonald’s (MCD)

McDonald’s (MCD) is up +4.07% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

1000 ET Mar JOLTS job openings expected -25,000 to 5.108 million, Feb +168,000 to 5.133 million.

1200 ET USDA May WASDE crop production.

1245 ET San Francisco Fed President John Williams speaks at the New York Association for Business Economics Harvard Club.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $24 billion 3-year T-notes.

1400 ET Apr monthly budget statement expected +$155.0 billion, Mar -$52.91 billion.

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