The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Visa (V). Dow stock 52 week lows include Exxon Mobil (XOM).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +66 points.

Monday the Dow was up +135.39 (+0.62%) at 21,993.71.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +11.29%.

There were 26 Dow stocks up Monday.

The Dow stock winners Monday were led by Visa (V) +1.78% and Apple (AAPL) +1.50%.

The Dow stock losers Monday were led by Disney (DIS) -0.58% and Chevron (CVX) -0.48%.

Home Depot (HD -0.40%) rose nearly 2% in premarket trading after it reported Q2 EPS of $2.25, better than consensus of $2.21, and then raised guidance on full-year EPS to $7.29 from a prior view of $7.15.

US retail sales rose 0.6% in July, vs 0.4% increase expected.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down three-tenths of a cent at $2.350 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 6/29/17 after the market close of $0.60, beating estimates calling for $0.512 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 7/14/17 before the market open of $1.82, beating estimates calling for $1.62 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 7/18/17 before the market open of $3.95, beating estimates calling for $3.71 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 7/18/17 before the market open of $1.83, meeting estimates calling for $1.827 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 7/18/17 before the market open of $2.46, beating estimates of $2.398 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 7/18/17 after the market close of $2.97, beating estimates calling for $2.758 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 7/19/17 after the market close of $1.47, meeting estimates of $1.47 per share..

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 7/20/2017 before the market open of $2.11, missing estimates calling for $2.212 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 7/20/2017 after the market close of $0.98, beating estimates calling for $0.736 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 7/20/2017 after the market close of $0.86, beating estimates of $0.843 per share.

General Electric (GE) reported earnings on 7/21/2017 before the market open of $0.28, missing estimates calling for $0.532 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 7/25/2017 before the market open of$1.49, beating estimates calling for $1.262 per share.

Dupont (DD) reported earnings on 7/25/2017 before the market open of $1.38, beating estimates calling for $1.341 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 7/25/2017 before the market open of $1.70, beating estimates of $1.66 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 7/25/2017 before the market open of $2.58, beating estimates calling for $2.504 per share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 7/25/2017 before the market open of $1.85, beating estimates of $1.804 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 7/26/2017 before the market open of $0.59, beating estimates calling for $0.576 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 7/26/2017 before the market open of $2.55, beating estimates of $2.383 per share.

Procter & Gamble reported earnings on 7/27/2017 before the market open of $0.85, beating estimates of $0.789 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 7/27/2017 before the market open of $0.96, meeting expectations for $0.961 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 7/27/2017 after the market close of $0.72, beating expectations for $0.692 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 7/28/2017 before the market open of $0.77, missing estimates calling for $0.977 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 7/28/2017 before the market open of $0.78, missing estimates calling for $0.881 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 7/28/2017 before the market open of $1.01, beating estimates calling for $0.879 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 8/1/2017 before the market open of $0.67, beating estimates calling for $0.659 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 8/1/2017 after the market close of $1.67, beating estimates of $1.607 per share.

Disney (DIS) reported earnings on 8/8/2017 after the market close of $1.58, just beating estimates calling for $1.571 per share.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 8/15/2017 before the market open.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 8/16/2017 after the market close.

Wal-Mart (WMT) reports earnings on 8/17/2017 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

3M (MMM)

3M (MMM) is up +16.13% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Jul import price index expected +0.1% m/m, Jun -0.2% and +0.1% ex-petroleum. Jul export price index expected +0.2% m/m, Jun -0.2% m/m and +0.6% y/y.

0830 ET Aug Empire manufacturing survey general business conditions expected +0.2 to 10.0, Jul -10.0 to 9.8.

0830 ET Jul retail sales expected +0.3% and +0.4% ex autos, Jun -0.2% and -0.2% ex autos.

1000 ET Aug NAHB housing market index expected unch at 64, Jul -2 to 64.

1000 ET Jun business inventories expected +0.4%, May +0.3%.

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