The Dow Happenings For Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +21 points.

Tuesday, the Dow was up +13.51 (+0.07%) at 18,312.39.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +2.75%.

There were 19 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

The Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by McDonald’s (MCD) +2.71% and Dupont (DD) +1.80%.

The Dow stock losers Tuesday were Wal-Mart (WMT) -4.37% and Home Depot (HD) -1.74%.

Minutes of the April FOMC meeting are out today.

European stocks are mixed and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.5 cents at at $2.722 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

Travelers Companies Inc (TRV)

Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) is down -2.07% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0300 ET Chicago Fed President Charles Evans speaks about the economy and monetary policy at the NABE International Symposium in Munich.

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous -3.5% with purchase sub-index -0.2% and refi sub-index -5.9%.

1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1400 ET Minutes of the Apr 28-29 FOMC meeting.

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