The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include 3M (MMM), Home Depot (HD), Wal-Mart (WMT), Disney (DIS), McDonald’s (MCD). Microsoft (MSFT), Visa (V), UnitedHealth (UNH) and United Technologies (UTX). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +157 points.

Monday the Dow was up +216.13 (+1.05%) at 20,763.89.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +5.07%.

There were 26 Dow stocks up Monday.

The Dow stock winners Monday were led by JPMorgan (JPM) +3.53% and Goldman Sachs (GS) +2.93%.

The Dow stock losers Monday were led by Nike (NKE) -0.68% and Disney (DIS) -0.65%.

JPMorgan Chase (JPM +3.53%) was upgraded to ‘Buy’ from ‘Neutral’ at Guggenheim with a price target of $96.

Caterpillar (CAT) raised its guidance for full-year earnings to $3.75 per share from $2.90 per share. The Street expected $3.26 per share.
The company also revised its full-year revenue outlook from $38 billion to $41 billion versus the Street’s expectation of $38.27 billion. Earnings per share was $1.28 versus 62 cents a year ago. Revenue came in at $9.822 billion versus $9.271 billion a year ago.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down six-tenths of a cent at $2.413 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) reported earnings on 4/25/2017 before the market open$2.16, beating estimates calling for $2.069 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 4/25/2017 before the market open of $1.28, smashing estimates calling for $0.618 per share.

Dupont (DD) reported earnings on 4/25/2017 before the market open of $1.64, beating estimates of $1.383 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 4/25/2017 before the market open of $0.43, missing estimates calling for $0.438 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 4/25/2017 before the market open of $1.47, beating estimates calling for $1.318 per share.

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

Home Depot (HD)

Home Depot (HD) is up +13.28% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0900 ET Feb FHFA house price index expected +0.4% m/m, Jan unch m/m.

0900 ET Feb S&P CoreLogic composite-20 home price index expected +0.77% m/m and +5.78% y/y, Jan +0.86% m/m and +5.73% y/y.

1000 ET Mar new home sales expected -1.5% to 583,000, Feb +6.1% to 592,000.

1000 ET Apr Conference Board U.S. consumer confidence index expected -3.1 to 122.5, Mar +9.5 to 125.6.

1000 ET Apr Richmond Fed manufacturing index expected -6 to 16, Mar +5 to 22.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $26 billion of 2-year T-notes.

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