DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, April 22, 2016

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The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -28 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -113.75 (-0.63%) at 17,982.52.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +3.20%.

There were 8 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by IBM (IBM) +2.18% and American Express (AXP) +0.91%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Travelers (TRV) -6.05% and Verizon (VZ) -3.32%.

General Electric (GE -0.55%) reported Q1 industrial operations and verticals EPS of 21 cents, higher than consensus of 19 cents.

Microsoft (MSFT +0.34%) fell over 4% in premarket trading after it reported Q3 adjusted EPS of 62 cents, below consensus of 64 cents.

For the quarter, McDonald’s said global sales rose 6.2 percent at established locations. The International Lead unit, which includes established markets such as the U.K. and Australia, saw growth of 5.2 percent.

The High Growth unit, which includes China, saw sales increase 3.6 percent.

McDonald’s US sales rise for third straight quarter as chain fights to win back customers. For the quarter ended March 31, McDonald’s Corp. earned $1.1 billion, or $1.23 per share, 7 cents better than analysts had expected. Revenue was $5.9 billion, topping the $5.82 billion that Wall Street had expected.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.2 cents at $2.124 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 4/13/2016 before the market open of $1.35, beating estimates of $1.259 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 4/18/2016 after the market open of $2.35, beating estimates of $2.085 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 4/19/2016 before the market open of $2.68, beating estimates for $2.566 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 4/19/2016 after the market open of $0.54, beating estimates for $0.47 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 4/19/2016 before the market open of $1.72, beating estimates for $1.639 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 4/19/2016 before the market open of $1.81, beating estimates for $1.721 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 4/20/2016 before the market open of $0.45, beating estimates of $0.44 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 4/20/2016 after the market close of $1.45, beating estimates of $1.355 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reports earnings on 4/21/2016 before the market open.

Verizon (VZ) reports earnings on 4/21/2016 before the market open.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 4/21/2016 after the market open.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 4/21/2016 after the market open.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 4/22/2016 before the market open.

General Electric (GE) reports earnings on 4/22/2016 before the market open.

McDonald’s reports earnings on 4/22/2016 before the market open.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 4/25/2016 after the market close.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 4/26/2016 before the market open.

Dupont (DD) reports earnings on 4/26/2016 before the market open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 4/26/2016 before the market open.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 4/27/2016 before the market open.

United Technologies (UTX) reports earnings on 4/27/2016 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 4/29/2016 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 4/29/2016 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 5/3/2016 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Chevron (CVX)

Chevron (CVX) is up +12.72% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0945 ET Preliminary-Apr Markit U.S. manufacturing PMI expected +0.5 to 52.0, Mar +0.2 to 51.5.

1500 ET USDA Mar Cold Storage.

1500 ET USDA Mar Cattle on Feed.

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