DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, July 16, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs includeJPMorgan (JPM) and Disney (DIS)There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -10 points.

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

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.67%.

There were 25 Dow stocks up Thursday.

Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Microsoft (MSFT) +1.91% and IBM (IBM) +1.47%.

Dow stock losers Thursday were led by McDonald’s (MCD) -1.22% and Goldman Sachs (GS) -0.84%.

General Electric (GE) reported Q2 EPS of 28 cents, right on consensus.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down nine-tenths of a cent at $2.763 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

Caterpillar (CAT)

Caterpillar (CAT) is down -8.49% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Jun CPI expected +0.3% m/m and +0.1% y/y, May +0.4% m/m and unch y/y. Jun CPI ex food & energy expected +0.2% m/m and +1.8% y/y, May +0.1% m/m and +1.7% y/y.

0830 ET Jun housing starts expected +6.8% to 1.106 million, May -11.1% to 1.036 million. Jun building permits expected -8.0% to 1.150 million, May +9.6% to 1.250 million.

1000 ET Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer discusses the Feds near-term and long-term priorities and challenges at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Market Competitiveness.

1000 ET Preliminary-Jul U.S. consumer sentiment index (University of Michigan) expected -0.1 to 96.0, Jun +5.4 to 96.1.

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