DJIA Market Happenings For Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Apple (AAPL), Home Depot (HD), Microsoft (MSFT), UnitedHealth (UNH) and United Technologies (UTX). Dow stock 52 week lows include Verizon (VZ), down -14.05% year-to-date.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -5 points.

Monday the Dow was down -27.05 (-0.13%) at 20,913.46.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +5.82%.

There were 11 Dow stocks up Monday.

The Dow stock winners Monday were led by Apple (AAPL) +2.04% and Microsoft (MSFT) +1.39%.

The Dow stock losers Monday were led by Boeing (BA) -1.32% and Home Depot (HD) -1.21%.

The Fed begins two day FOMC meeting. Conclusion tomorrow at 11:00 PDT. However, the Fed is expected to hold rates.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings after the close today.

Pfizer (PFE) and Merck (MRK) reported earnings this morning, see results in earnings section below.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down six-tenths of a cent at $2.379 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) reported earnings on 4/26/2017 before the market open of $2.01, beating estimates of $1.914 per share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 4/26/2017 before the market open of $1.48, beating estimates calling for $1.387 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 4/26/2017 before the market open of $0.96, beating estimates of $0.936 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 4/27/2017 after the market close of $0.66, missing estimates calling for $0.672 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 4/27/2017 after the market close of $0.73, beating estimates calling for $0.719 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 4/28/2017 before the market open of $0.95, beating estimates calling for $0.909 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 4/28/2017 before the market open of $1.41, smashing estimates of $0.869 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 5/2/2017 before the market open of $0.88, beating estimates of $0.847 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 5/2/2017 before the market open of $0.69, barely beating estimates calling for $0.6819 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 5/2/2017 after the market close.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 5/9/2017 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

McDonald’s (MCD)

McDonald’s (MCD) is up +15.96% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

1030 ET FOMC begins 2-day policy meeting.

n/a Apr total vehicle sales expected 17.10 million, Mar 16.53 million. Apr domestic vehicle sales expected 13.40 million, Mar 12.97 million.

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