DJIA Market Happenings For Tuesday, February 16, 2016

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs.There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +123 points.

Friday the Dow was up +313.66 (+2.00%) at 15,973.84.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -8.33%.

All 30 Dow stocks were up Friday.

The Dow stock winners Friday were led by JPMorgan (JPM) +8.33%, Goldman Sachs (GS) +3.87%, Travelers (TRV) +3.58%, Dupont (DD) +3.14% and American Express (AXP) +3.03%.

There were no Dow stock losers Friday.

I took a 1/8 position Friday to add to the 1/4 position I already had. With the Financials leading the Dow Friday, a rally is looking good. We’ll see.

Goldman Sachs (GS +3.87%) was upgraded to ‘Overweight’ from ‘Underweight’ at JPMorgan Chase.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up two-tenths of a cent at $1.698 per gallon. Gas at the local Costco in Gig Harbor was $1.859 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 1/14/2015 before the market open of $1.32, better than consensus of $1.261.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 1/14/2015 after the market close of $0.74, beating estimates of $0.63 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 1/19/2016 before the market open of $1.40, beating estimates of $1.37 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 1/19/2016 after the market close of $4.84, beating estimates of $4.755 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 1/20/2015 before the market open of $1.27, missing estimates calling for $3.79 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 1/21/2016 after the market of $1.23, beating consensus of $1.13 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 1/21/2016 before the market open of $2.90, beating estimates calling for $2.70 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 1/21/2016 before the market open of $0.89, beating estimates for $0.877 per share.

General Electric (GE) reported earnings on 1/22/2016 before the market open of $0.31, missing estimates for $0.495 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 1/25/2016 before the market open of $1.31, beating estimates calling for $1.228 per share.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 1/26/2016 before the market open of $1.66, beating estimates for $1.62 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 1/26/2016 before the market open of $3.28, beating estimates for $3.235 per share.

Dupont (DD) reported earnings on 1/26/2016 before the market open of $0.27, beating estimates for $0.259 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 1/26/2016 before the market open of $1.04, beating estimates for $0.98 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 1/26/2016 after the market close of $1.44, beating estimates for $1.418 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 1/27/2016 before the market open.of $1.60, beating estimates for $1.35 per share

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 1/27/2016 before the market open of$1.53, beating estimates for $1.505 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 1/28/2015 after the market close of $0.78, beating estimates for $0.693.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 1/28/2015 after the market close of $0.69, beating estimates for $0.675.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 1/28/2016 before the market open of $0.74, beating estimates for $0.694 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 1/29/2016 before the market open of -$0.31, missing estimates calling for $0.478 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 2/2/2016 before the market open of $0.67, beating estimates for $0.637.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 2/2/2016 before the market open of $0.53, beating estimates calling for $0.516.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 2/3/2016 before the market open of $0.93, beating estimates for $0.913.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 2/9/2016 before the market open of $0.38, beating estimates for $0.37 per share.

Disney (DIS) reported earnings on 2/9/2016 after the market close of $1.63, beating estimates calling for $1.444 per share.

Cisco (CSCO) reported earnings on 2/10/2016 after the market close of $0.57, beating estimates for $0.496 per share.

Wal-Mart (WMT) reports earnings on 2/18/2016 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Pfizer (PFE)

Pfizer (PFE) is down -9.05% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Feb Empire manufacturing survey of general business conditions expected +9.37 to -10.00, Jan -13.16 to -19.37.

0830 ET Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker delivers a speech on the 2016 economic forecast at the University of Delawares Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship.

1000 ET Feb NAHB housing market index expected unch at 60, Jan unch at 60.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

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