DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, February 18, 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 +50 points.

Wednesday the Dow was up +257.42 (+1.59%) at 16,453.83.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -5.57%.

There were 28 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Chevron (CVX) +4.13% and Boeing (BA) +3.32%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Pfizer (PFE) -0.60% and McDonald’s (MCD) -0.45%.

Wal-Mart (WMT +0.32%) slid 3% in premarket trading after it reported Q4 revenue of $129.7 billion, below consensus of $130.6 billion, and cut its yearly sales forecast to “relatively flat” from a previous view of up 3%-4%. Earnings came in at $1.49, beating estimates of $1.459 per share.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up nine-tenths of a cent at $1.719 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) reported earnings on 2/18/2016 before the market open of $1.49, beating estimates calling for $1.459 per share.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 2/23/2016 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Travelers (TRV)

Travelers (TRV) is down -3.26% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +6,000 to 275,000, previous -16,000 to 269,000. Weekly continuing claims expected +11,000 to 2.250 million, previous -21,000 to 2.239 million.

0830 ET Feb Philadelphia Fed business outlook survey expected +0.5 to -3.0, Jan +6.7 to -3.5.

1000 ET Jan leading indicators expected -0.2%, Dec -0.2%.

1100 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 2-year T-notes (previous $26 billion, 2-year floating-rate notes (previous $15 billion), 5-year T-notes (previous $35 billion) and 7-year T-notes (previous $29 billion) to be auctioned Feb 23-25.

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

1530 ET San Francisco Fed President John Williams delivers a speech on the economic outlook at an event in Los Angeles, CA.

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