DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, August 5, 2016

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Microsoft (MSFT).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +43 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -2.95 (-0.02%) at 18,352.05.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +5.34%.

There were 15 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Visa (V) +0.98% and Microsoft (MSFT) +0.96%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Disney (DIS) -0.97% and Home Depot (HD) -0.74%.

The US economy added 255,000 jobs in July, as the unemployment rate held at 4.9%, beating expectations for 180,000 payrolls and an unemployment rate falling to 4.8%. During the period, 407,000 people entered the labor force, which caused the labor force participation rate to climb to 62.8% from 62.7% a month ago. Average hourly earnings climbed at a 2.6% pace year-over-year.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up four-tenths of a cent at $2.120 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 $1.889 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.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 8/16/2016 before the market open.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 8/17/2016 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Home Depot (HD)

Home Depot (HD) is up +3.64% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Jul non-farm payrolls expected +180,000, Jun +287,000. Jul private payrolls expected +171,000, Jun +265,000. Jul manufacturing payrolls expected +4,000, Jun +14,000. Jul unemployment rate expected -0.1 to 4.8%, Jun +0.2 to 4.9%.

0830 ET Jul avg hourly earnings expected +0.2% m/m and +2.6% y/y, Jun +0.1% m/m and +2.6% y/y. Jul avg weekly hours all employees expected unch at 34.4 hours, Jun unch at 34.4 hours.

0830 ET Jun trade balance expected -$43.0 billion, May -$41.1 billion.

1400 ET Jun consumer credit expected +16.0 billion, May +$18.558 billion.

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