The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, May 12, 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 down -12 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -23.69 (-0.11%) at 20,919.42.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +5.85%.

There were 12 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Exxon Mobil (XOM) +0.85% and Merck (MRK) +0.77%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Microsoft (MSFT) -1.23% and Home Depot (HD) -1.22%.

General Electric (GE +0.59%) fell over 1% in pre-market trading after it was downgraded to ‘Sell’ from ‘Hold’ at Deutsche Bank.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up two-tenths of a cent at $2.340 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) reported earnings on 5/2/2017 after the market close of $2.10, beating estimates calling for $2.060395 per share.

Disney (DIS) reported earnings on 5/9/2017 after the market close of $1.50 per share.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 5/16/2017 before the market open.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 5/17/2017 after the market close.

Wal-Mart (WMT) reports earnings on 5/18/2017 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

UnitedHealth (UNH)

UnitedHealth (UNH) is up +8.30% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Apr CPI expected +0.2% m/m and +2.3% y/y, Mar -0.3% m/m and +2.4% y/y. Apr CPI ex food & energy expected +0.2% m/m and +2.0% y/y, Mar -0.1% m/m and +2.0% y/y.

0830 ET Apr retail sales expected +0.6% and +0.5% ex autos, Mar -0.2% and unch ex autos.

0830 ET Apr real avg weekly earnings, Mar -0.1% y/y.

0900 ET Chicago Fed President Charles Evans discusses economic conditions and monetary policy on a panel at the ACI Financial Markets Association World Conference in Dublin.

1000 ET Preliminary-May University of Michigan U.S. consumer sentiment index expected unch at 97.0, Apr +0.1 to 97.0.

1000 ET Mar business inventories expected +0.1%, Feb +0.3%.

1230 ET Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker (voter) delivers speech on U.S. economic outlook at Drexel University.

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