DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, February 3, 2017

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +98 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -6.03 (-0.03%) at 19,884.91.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.62%.

There were 14 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Merck (MRK) +3.35% and Cisco (CSCO) +2.23%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Caterpillar (CAT) -1.41% and UnitedHealth (UNH) -1.20%.

Visa (V -0.17%) rose 3% in after-hours trading after it reported Q1 operating revenue of $4.5 billion, above consensus of $4.3 billion, and then was initiated with an ‘Outperform’ at RBC Capital Markets with a 12-month target price of $97.

Employers added 227,000 workers to their payrolls in January and average hourly earnings grew by only 0.1 percent. The official jobless rate rose slightly, to 4.8 percent, as more people returned to the work force. Monthly growth in wages, year-over-year was a disappointing 2.5 percent, after shooting up to 2.9 percent in December.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged at $2.277 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 12/20/16 after the market close of $0.50, beating estimates calling for $0.431 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 1/13/2016 before the market open of $1.71, beating estimates calling for $1.422 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 1/17/2017 before the market open of $2.11, beating estimates of $2.073 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 1/18/2017 before the market open of $5.08, beating estimates of $4.761 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 1/19/2017 after the market close of $0.91, lower than estimates calling for $0.979 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 1/19/2017 after the market close of $5.01, beating estimates calling for $4.89 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 1/20/2017 before the market open of $1.13, beating estimates calling for $1.065 per share.

General Electric (GE) reported earnings on 1/20/2017 before the market open of $1.08, beating estimates of $1.06 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 1/23/2017 before the market open of $1.44, beating estimates calling for $1.407 per share.

Dupont (DD) reported earnings on 1/24/2017 before the market open of $0.51, beating estimates calling for $0.419 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 1/24/2017 before the market open of $1.58, beating estimates of $1.556 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 1/24/2017 before the market open of $1.88, barely beating estimates calling for $1.871 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 1/24/2017 before the market open of $3.20, smashing estimates calling for $2.893 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 1/24/2017 before the market open of $0.86, missing estimates calling for $0.892 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 1/25/2017 before the market open of $2.47, beating consensus of $2.336 per share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 1/25/2017 before the market open of $1.56, meeting estimates calling for $1.557 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 1/26/2017 before the market open of $0.83, beating estimates calling for $0.654 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 1/26/2017 after the market close of $0.79, beating estimates calling for $0.755 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 1/26/2017 after the market close of $0.83, beating estimates of $0.785 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 1/27/2017 after the market close of $0.22, missing estimates calling for $0.64 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 1/31/2017 before the market open of $0.41, missing estimates calling for $0.724 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 1/31/2017 after the market close of$3.36, beating estimates calling for $3.219 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 1/31/2017 after the market close of $0.47, missing estimates calling for $0.496 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 2/2/2017 before the market open of $0.89, beating estimates calling for $0.88 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 2/2/2017 after the market close of $0.86,beating estimates calling for $0.777 per share.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 2/7/2017 after the market close.

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 2/9/2017 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Microsoft (MSFT)

Microsoft (MSFT) is up +1.66% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Jan non-farm payrolls expected +175,000, Dec +156,000. Jan private payrolls expected +170,000, Dec +144,000. Jan manufacturing payrolls expected +5,000, Dec +17,000. Jan unemployment rate expected unch at 4.7%, Dec +0.1 to 4.7%.

0830 ET Jan avg hourly earnings expected +0.3% m/m and +2.8% y/y, Dec +0.4% m/m and +2.9% y/y. Jan avg weekly hours all-employees expected unch at 34.3 hours, Dec unch at 34.3 hours.

0915 ET Chicago Fed President Charles Evans (voter) speaks on economic conditions and monetary policy at a Prairie State College Economic Breakfast in Olympia Fields, IL.

0945 ET Revised Jan Markit services PMI, prelim-Jan +1.2 to 55.1.

1000 ET Jan ISM non-manufacturing PMI expected +0.4 to 57.0, Dec +0.4 to 56.6.

1000 ET Dec factory orders expected +0.7%, Nov -2.4% and +0.1% ex-transportation.

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