The Dow Market Happenings For Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include McDonald’s (MCD), Home Depot (HD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -45 points.

Tuesday the Dow was up +222.44 (+1.26%) at 17,928.35.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +2.89%.

There were 28 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

The Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by Goldman Sachs (GS) +2.48% and Caterpillar (CAT) +2.44%.

The Dow stock losers Tuesday were led by Wal-Mart (WMT) -0.23% and Pfizer (PFE) -0.06%.

Walt Disney (DIS +1.20%) fell over 5% in premarket trading after it reported Q2 adjusted EPS of $1.36, below consensus of $1.40.

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

The national average price of gasoline is down five-tenths of a cent at $2.20 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) reported earnings on 4/21/2016 before the market open of $2.30, missing estimates of $2.568 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 4/21/2016 before the market open of $1.06, meeting estimates of $1.064 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 4/21/2016 after the market open of $0.62, almost meeting expectations for $0.625 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 4/21/2016 after the market open of $0.68, beating estimates of $0.663 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 4/22/2016 before the market open of $0.46, missing estimates of $0.67 per share.

General Electric (GE) reports earnings on 4/22/2016 before the market open of $0.21, barely beating estimates of $0.206 per share.

McDonald’s reported earnings on 4/22/2016 before the market open of $1.23, beating estimates of $1.169 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 4/25/2016 after the market close of $1.90, missing estimates calling for $1.97 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 4/26/2016 before the market open of $2.05, beating estimates of $1.924 per share..

Dupont (DD) reported earnings on 4/26/2016 before the market open of $1.26, beating estimates calling for $1.02 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 4/26/2016 before the market open of $0.89, beating estimates of $0.81 per share..

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 4/27/2016 before the market open of $1.74, missing estimates calling for $1.806 per share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 4/27/2016 before the market open of $1.47, beating estimates of $1.387 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 4/29/2016 before the market open of -$0.39, missing estimates for -$0.139 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 4/29/2016 before the market open of $0.43, beating estimates of $0.306 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 5/3/2016 before the market open of $0.67, beating estimates of $0.47 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 5/5/2016 before the market open of $0.89, beating estimates calling for $0.853 per share.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 5/10/2016 after the market close.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 5/17/2016 before the market open.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 5/18/2016 after the close.

Wal-Mart (WMT) reports earnings on 5/19/2016 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Merck (MRK)

Merck (MRK) is up +3.52% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous -3.4% with purchase sub-index -0.1% and refi sub-index -5.5%.

1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $23 billion 10-year T-notes.

1400 ET Apr monthly budget statement expected +$107.0 billion, Mar -$108.043 billion.

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