DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, October 22, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Home Depot (HD) and Travelers (TRV).Dow stock 52 week lows include IBM (IBM).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +105 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was down -48.50 (+0.28%) at 17,168.61.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -3.67%.

There were 12 Dow stocks up Wednesday

Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by United Technologies (UTX) +2.46% and Boeing (BA) +1.66%.

Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Goldman Sachs (GS)-3.13% and UnitedHealth (UNH) -1.92%.

American Express (AXP -0.57%) fell over 4% in after-hours trading after it reported Q3 EPS of $1.24, weaker than consensus of $1.31, and then lowered guidance on fiscal 2015 EPS to $5.20-$5.35, below consensus of $5.49.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down 1.2 cents at $2.224 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will reports earnings on 10/13/2015 before the market open.

JPMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 10/13/2015 after the market close.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 10/13/2015 after the market close.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 10/15/2015 before the market open.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reports earnings on 10/15/2015 before the market open.

General Electric (GE) reports earnings on 10/16/2015 before the market open.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 10/19/2015 after the market close of $3.34, above consensus of $3.30.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 10/20/2015 before the market open of $2.93, higher than consensus of $2.26..

United Technologies (UTX) reports earnings on 10/20/2015 before the market open.

Verizon (VZ) reports earnings on 10/20/2015 before the market open.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 10/21/2015 before the market open.

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 10/21/2015 before the market open.

American Express (AXP) reports earnings on 10/21/2015 after the market close.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 10/22/2015 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 10/22/2015 before the market open.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 10/22/2015 before the market open.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 10/22/2015 after the market close.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 10/23/2015 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Cisco (CSCO)

Cisco (CSCO) is up +1.67% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +10,000 to 265,000, previous -7,000 to 255,000. Weekly continuing claims expected +32,000 to 2.190 million, previous -50,000 to 2.158 million.

0830 ET Sep Chicago Fed national activity index expected +0.21 to -0.20, Aug -0.92 to -0.41.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

0900 ET Aug FHFA house price index expected +0.5% m/m, Jul +0.6% m/m.

1000 ET Sep existing home sales expected +1.5% to 5.39 million, Aug -4.8% m/m to 5.31 million.

1000 ET Sep leading indicators expected unch, Aug +0.1%.

1100 ET Oct Kansas City Fed manufacturing activity expected -1 to -9, Sep +1 to 8.

1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 2-year T-notes (previous $26 billion), 2-year floating rate notes (previous $13 billion), 5-year T-notes (previous $35 billion) and 7-year T-notes (previous $29 billion) to be auctioned Oct 27-29.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $7 billion 30-year TIPS.

1500 ET USDA Sep Cold Storage.

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