DJIA Market Happenings For Wednesday, February 24, 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 down -137 points.

Tuesday the Dow was down -188.88 (-1.14%) at 16,431.78.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -5.70%.

There were 3 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

The Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by Home Depot (HD) +1.37% and Wal-Mart (WMT) +1.30%.

The Dow stock losers Tuesday were led by Chevron (CVX) -4.40% and JPMorgan (JPM) -4.18%.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up four-tenths of a cent at $1.709 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) reported earnings on 2/23/2016 before the market open of $1.17, beating estimates calling for $1.098 per share.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Verizon (VZ)

Verizon (VZ) is up +9.54% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous +8.2% with purchase sub-index -3.7% and refi sub-index +16.0%.

0800 ET Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on the topic Can Monetary Policy Affect Economic Growth at the John Hopkins Carey Business School.

0945 ET Prelim-Feb Markit services PMI expected +0.3 to 53.5, Jan -1.1 to 53.2. Feb Markit composite PMI, Jan -0.8 to 53.2.

1000 ET Jan new home sales expected -4.4% to 520,000, Dec +10.8% to 544,000.

1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1130 ET Treasury auctions $13 billion of 2-year floating-rate notes.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $34 billion of 5-year T-notes.

1315 ET Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan speaks to the Harvard Clubs of Dallas and Fort Worth about current economic conditions and monetary policy.

1900 ET St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks to Money Marketeers in New York.

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