The Dow Market Happenings For Monday, August 8, 2016

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

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +21 points.

Friday the Dow was up +191.48 (+1.04%) at 18,543.53.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +6.42%.

There were 27 Dow stocks up Friday.

The Dow stock winners Friday were led by Merck (MRK) +10.41% and JPMorgan (JPM) +2.70%.

The Dow stock losers Friday were led by Verizon (VZ) -0.54% and Procter & Gamble (PG) -0.31%.

JP Morgan Chase (JPM +2.70%) is down -0.5% in premarket trading after it was downgraded to ‘Neutral’ from ‘Buy’ at Citigroup.

Walmart (WMT) buys Jet.com for $3B in cash .

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged at $2.123 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.

Wal-Mart (WMT) reports earnings on 8/18/2016 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

IBM (IBM)

IBM (IBM) is up +18.81% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

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