The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, May 14, 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 p +106 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was down -7.74 (-0.04%) at 18,060.49.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.33%.

There were 20 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Intel (INTC) +1.21% and UnitedHealth (UNH) +1.08%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Dupont (DD) -6.76% and Home Depot (HD) -1.18%.

DuPont (DD) was upgraded to ‘Neutral’ from ‘Underperform’ at BofA/Merrill Lynch.

Cisco (CSCO) reported Q3 EPS of 54 cents, higher than consensus of 53 cents.

European stocks are mixed and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.1 cents at $2.679 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) reporte earnings on 5/13/2015 after the market open of 54 cents, beating consensus of 53 cents..

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

Microsoft (MSFT)

Microsoft (MSFT) is up +2.53% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +8,000 to 273,000, previous +3,000 to 265,000. Weekly continuing claims expected +4,000 to 2.232 million, previous -28,000 to 2.228 million.

0830 ET Apr PPI final demand expected +0.1% m/m and -0.8% y/y, Mar +0.2% m/m and -0.8% y/y. Apr PPI ex-food & energy expected +0.1% m/m and +1.1% y/y, Mar +0.2% m/m and +0.9% y/y.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 10-year TIPS to be auctioned May 21.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $16 billion 30-year T-bonds.

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