DJIA Market Happenings For Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +20 points.

Monday, the Dow was up +26.32 (+0.14%) at 18,298.88.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +2.67%.

There were 14 Dow stocks up Monday.

The Dow stock winners Monday were led by Intel (INTC) +1.27% and Apple (AAPL) +1.10%.

The Dow stock losers Monday were Chevron (CVX) -1.28% and Microsoft (MSFT) -0.59%.

Home Depot (HD) reported Q1 EPS of $1.21, higher than the consensus of $1.15. Q1 revenue of $20.89 billion was slightly above the consensus of $20.82 billion. Q1 same-store sales rose 6.1%.

Wal-Mart (WMT) reported Q1 EPS of $1.03, which was 1 cent below the consensus of $1.04. Q1 revenue of $114.83 billion was below the consensus of $116.3 billion. EPS was knocked down by 3 cents by currency effects. Walmart’s U.S. same-store sales were up +1.1%.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up two-tenths of a cent at at $2.707 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) reported earnings on 5/19/2015 before the market open of $1.21, beatinge consensus of $1.15.

30. Wal-Mart (WMT) reported earnings on 5/19/2015 before the market open of $1.03, which was 1 cent below consensus of $1.04.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Procter & Gamble (PG)

Procter & Gamble (PG) is down -11.36% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Apr housing starts expected +9.9% to 1.018 million, Mar +2.0% m/m to 926,000. Apr building permits expected +2.2% to 1.065 million, Mar -5.4% to 1.042 million.

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