The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Home Depot (HD) and Pfizer (PFE).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -22 points.

Monday the Dow was down -27.73 (-0.15%) at 18,404.51.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +5.62%.

There were 14 Dow stocks up Monday.

The Dow stock winners Monday were led by Apple (AAPL) +1.77% and Pfizer (PFE) +1.14%.

The Dow stock losers Monday were led by Exxon Mobil (XOM) -3.47% and Chevron (CVX) -3.29%.

Consumer spending rose 0.4% for a second month in June. The median forecast called for a 0.3 percent gain in consumption, which accounts for about 70 percent of the economy. Incomes rose a less-than-projected 0.2 percent, while the saving rate declined to a more than one-year low.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down six-tenths of a cent at $2.126 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 6/28/16 after the market close of $0.49, beating estimates calling for $0.477 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 7/14/2016 before the market open of $1.55, beating estimates calling for $1.431 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 7/18/2016 after the market close of $2.95, beating estimates of $2.871 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 7/19/2016 before the market open of $3.72, beating consensus of $3.013 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 7/19/2016 before the market open of $1.74, beating estimates calling for $1.675 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 7/19/2016 before the market open of $1.96, beating estimates calling for $2.871 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 7/19/2016 after the market close of $0.69, beating estimates calling for $0.576 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 7/20/2016 after the close of $2.10, beating estimates calling for $1.924 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 7/20/2016 after the close of $0.59, beating estimates calling for $0.533 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 7/21/2016 before the market open of $2.24, beating estimates of $2.106 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 7/21/2016 after the close of $0.69, beating estimates calling for $0.669 per share.

General Electric (GE) reported earnings on 7/22/2016 before the market open of $0.51, beating estimates calling for $0.455 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 7/26/2016 before the market open $0.963, beating estimates for $0.93 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 7/26/2016 before the market open of $1.25, missing estimates for $1.376 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 7/26/2016 after the market close of $1.42, beating estimates of $1.389.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 7/26/2016 before the market open of $1.82, beating estimates calling for $1.652.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 7/26/2016 before the market open of $0.17, missing estimates calling for $0.941 per share.

Dupont (DD) reported earnings on 7/26/2016 after the market close of $1.24, beating estimates calling for $1.095 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 7/27/2016 before the market open of $-0.44, beating estimates for $-0.88 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 7/27/2016 before the market open of $0.60, beating estimates of $0.578 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 7/29/2016 before the market open of $-0.78, below estimates for $0.312 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 7/29/2016 before the market open of $0.41, below estimates for $0.638 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 7/29/2016 before the market open of $0.93, beating estimates for $0.913 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 8/2/2016 before the market open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 8/2/2016 before the market open.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 8/9/2016 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Exxon Mobil (XOM) is up +10.15% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0615 ET Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan speaks on economic conditions and implications for monetary policy at an Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum City Lecture in Beijing, China.

0830 ET Jun personal spending expected +0.3%, May +0.4%. Jun personal income expected +0.3%, May +0.2%.

0830 ET Jun PCE deflator expected +0.2% m/m and +0.9% y/y, May +0.2% m/m and +0.9% y/y. Jun core PCE deflator expected +0.1% m/m and +1.6% y/y, May +0.2% m/m and +1.6% y/y.

0945 ET Jul New York ISM, May 45.4.

n/a Jul total vehicle sales expected 17.30 million, Jun 16.61 million. Jul domestic vehicle sales expected 13.06 million, Jun 12.76 million.

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