The Dow Market Happenings For Monday, May 18, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Goldman Sachs (GS), Nike (NKE) and Visa (V). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -22 points.

Friday, the Dow was up +20.32 (+0.11%) at 18,272.56.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +2.52%.

There were 18 Dow stocks up Friday.

The Dow stock winners Friday were led by Cisco (CSCO) +1.72% and Nike (NKE) +1.49%.

The Dow stock losers Friday were Microsoft (MSFT) -0.87% and Boeing (BA) -0.73%.

Chevron (CVX) was downgraded to ‘Sell’ from ‘Neutral’ at Goldman Sachs.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up three-tenths of a cent at at $2.705 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

Pfizer (PFE)

Pfizer (PFE) is up +9.12% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0200 ET Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch speak about the economy and monetary policy at the Swedbank Global Seminar in Stockholm.

1000 ET May NAHB housing market index expected +1 to 57, Apr +3 to 56.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

1600 ET USDA weekly crop progress.

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