The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, April 21, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Disney (DIS), McDonald’s (MCD) and UnitedHealth (UNH). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +2 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +174.22 (+0.85%) at 20,578.71.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +4.13%.

There were 25 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by American Express (AXP) +5.92% and Caterpillar (CAT) +2.11%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Travelers (TRV) -1.26% and Verizon (VZ) -1.08%.

Visa (V +1.56%) rose almost 3% in after-hours trading after it reported Q2 adjusted EPS of 86 cents, better than consensus of 79 cents

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up seven-tenths of a cent at $2.423 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 3/21/2017 after the market close of $0.68, beating estimates calling for $0.524 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 4/13/2017 before the market open of $1.65, beating estimates calling for $1.512 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 4/18/2017 before the market open of $1.83, beating estimates of $1.767 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 4/18/2017 before the market open of $5.15, missing estimates calling for $5.34 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 4/18/2017 before the market open of $2.37, beating estimates of $2.18 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 4/18/2017 after the market close of $2.38, beating estimates calling for $2.341 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 4/19/2017 after the market close of $1.34, beating estimates calling for $1.276 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 4/20/2017 before the market open of $2.16, missing estimates calling for $2.409 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 4/20/2017 before the market open of $0.95, missing estimates calling for $0.977 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 4/20/2017 after the market close of $0.86, beating estimates calling for $0.789 per share.

General Electric (GE) reported earnings on 4/21/2017 before the market open of $0.21, beating estimates calling for $0.17 per share.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 4/25/2017 before the market open.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 4/25/2017 before the market open.

Dupont (DD) reports earnings on 4/25/2017 before the market open.

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 4/25/2017 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 4/25/2017 before the market open.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 4/26/2017 before the market open.

United Technologies (UTX) reports earnings on 4/26/2017 before the market open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 4/26/2017 before the market open.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 4/27/2017 after the market close.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 4/27/2017 after the market close.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 4/28/2017 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

General Electric (GE)

General Electric (GE) is down -4.21% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0930 ET Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari (voter) participates in a Q&A at the Hamline University Community Economic Development Symposium in St. Paul, MN.

0945 ET Apr Markit manufacturing PMI expected +0.2 to 53.5, Mar -0.9 to 53.3. Apr Markit services PMI expected +0.6 to 53.4, Mar -1.0 to 52.8.

1000 ET Mar existing home sales expected +2.2% to 5.60 million, Feb -3.7% to 5.48 million.

1500 ET USDA Mar Cattle on Feed.

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