The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include UnitedHealth (UNH) and Disney (DIS)There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +79 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was down -3.41 (-0.02%) at 18,050.17.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.27%.

There were 15 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Apple (AAPL) +0.96% and UnitedHealth (UNH) +0.69%.

Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Chevron (CVX) -1.37% and Dupont (DD) -0.72%.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported Q2 EPS $4.75 ex-items, well above consensus of $3.89.

Intel (INTC) rose over 4% in after-hours trading after it reported Q2 EPS of 55 cents, better than consensus of 50 cents.

UnitedHealth Group (UNH) reported Q2 EPS of $1.64, better than consensus of $1.59.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up one-tenth of a cent at $2.776 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will report earnings on 7/14/2015 before the market open.

JPMorgan (JPM) will report earnings on 7/14/2015 before the market open.

Intel (INTC) will report earnings on 7/15/2015 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Boeing (BA)

Boeing (BA) is up +13.01% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected -12,000 to 285,000, previous +15,000 to 297,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -34,000 to 2.300 million, previous +69,000 to 2.334 million.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

1000 ET Jul NAHB housing market index expected unch at 59, Jun +5 to 59.

1000 ET Jul Philadelphia Fed business outlook survey expected -3.2 to 12.0, Jun +8.5 to 15.2.

1000 ET Fed Chair Janet Yellen delivers semi-annual testimony to the Senate Banking Committee.

1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 10-year TIPS to be auctioned Jul 23 (previous $13 billion).

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