The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, November 6, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Visa (V).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -44 points.

Thursday, the Dow was down -4.15 (-0.02%) at 17,863.43.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.23%.

There were 16 Dow stocks up Thursday

Dow stock winners Thursday were led by UnitedHealth (UNH) +1.39% and Visa (V) +1.16%.

Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Chevron (CVX) -2.29% andExxon Mobil (XOM) -1.36%.

Disney (DIS -0.22%) fell 2% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 adjusted EPS of $1.20, better than consensus of $1.14, but Q4 revenue of $13.50 billion was below consensus of $13.56 billion.

U.S. hiring rose in October after two weak months, with employers adding a robust 271,000 jobs, the most since December. The unemployment rate dipped to a fresh seven-year low of 5 percent. Wages rose 9 cents to $25.20, 2.5 percent higher than 12 months ago, and the largest year-over-year gain since July 2009.

The job gains are likely strong enough to persuade the Federal Reserve to lift short-term interest rates at its next meeting in mid-December.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up nine-tenths of a cent at $2.222 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.

Dupont (DD) reports earnings on 10/27/2015 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 10/27/2015 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 10/30/2015 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 10/30/15 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 10/27/2015 before the market open.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 11/5/2015 after the market close.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 11/2/2015 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

JPMorgan Chase (JPM)

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) is up +6.17% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Oct non-farm payrolls expected +182,000, Sep +142,000. Oct private payrolls expected +169,000, Sep +118,000. Oct manufacturing payrolls expected -4,000, Sep 9,000. Oct unemployment rate expected -0.1 to 5.0%, Sep 5.1%.

0830 ET Oct avg hourly earnings expected +0.2% m/m and +2.3% y/y, Sep unch m/m and +2.2% y/y. Oct avg weekly hours expected unch at 34.5 hours.

0915 ET St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks about U.S. monetary policy and the economic outlook to the St. Louis Regional Chambers Financial Forum.

1500 ET Sep consumer credit expected +$18.000 billion, Aug +$16.018 billion.

1615 ET Fed Governor Lael Brainard is a panelist on an economic forum on Policy Lessons and the Future of Unconventional Monetary Policy at a conference hosted by the IMF.

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