The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, August 12, 2016

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include IBM (IBM), Wal-Mart (WMT) and United Technologies (UTX).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -17 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +117.86 (+0.64%) at 18,613.52.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +6.82%.

There were 27 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Nike (NKE) +2.90% and Merck (MRK) +1.58%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Wal-Mart (WMT) -0.20% and Disney (DIS) -0.09%.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down one-tenth of a cent at $2.129 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) reported earnings on 8/9/2016 after the market close of $1.62, beating estimates calling for $1.605 per share.

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

McDonald’s (MCD)

McDonald’s (MCD) is up +1.05% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Jul retail sales expected +0.4% and +0.1% ex-autos, Jun +0.6% and +0.7% ex autos. Jul retail sales ex autos & gas expected +0.3%, Jun +0.7%.

0830 ET Jul final demand PPI expected +0.1% m/m and +0.2% y/y, Jun +0.5% m/m and +0.3% y/y. Jul PPI ex food & energy expected +0.2% m/m and +1.2% y/y, Jun +0.4% m/m and +1.3% y/y.

1000 ET Jun business inventories expected +0.1%, May +0.2%.

1000 ET Preliminary-Aug University of Michigan U.S. consumer sentiment index expected +1.5 to 91.5, Jul -3.5 to 90.0.

1200 ET USDA Aug WASDE crop production.

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