DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, October 13, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Boeing (BA), Caterpillar (CAT), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), McDonald’s (MCD), 3M (MMM), Microsoft (MSFT), Pfizer (PFE), Visa (V) and Wal-Mart (WMT). Dow stock 52 week lows include General Electric (GE).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +25 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -31.88 (-0.14%) at 22,841.01.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +15.58%.

There were 12 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Caterpillar (CAT) +1.08% and Microsoft (MSFT) +0.92%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Disney (DIS) -1.64% and UnitedHealth (UNH) -1.20%.

Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year. It’s the largest increase since 2012 but comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up three-tenths of a cent at $2.481 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 9/26/17 after the market close of $0.57, beating estimates calling for $0.515 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 10/12/2017 before the market open of $1.76, beating estimates calling for $1.709 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 10/17/2017 before the market open.

IBM (IBM) reports earnings on 10/17/2017 before the market open.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reports earnings on 10/17/2017 before the market open.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reports earnings on 10/17/2017 before the market open.

American Express (AXP) reports earnings on 10/18/2017 after the market close.

Travelers (TRV) reports earnings on 10/19/2017 before the market open.

Verizon (VZ) reports earnings on 10/19/2017 before the market open.

General Electric (GE) reports earnings on 10/20/2017 before the market open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 10/20/2017 before the market open.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 10/20/2017 before the market open.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 10/24/2017 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 10/24/2017 before the market open.

United Technologies (UTX) reports earnings on 10/24/2017 before the market open.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 10/25/2017 before the market open.

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 10/25/2017 before the market open.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 10/25/2017 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Goldman Sachs (GS)

Goldman Sachs (GS) is down -0.20% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Sep CPI expected +0.6% m/m and +2.3% y/y, Aug +0.4% m/m and +1.9% y/y. Sep CPI ex food & energy expected +0.2% m/m and +1.8% y/y, Aug +0.2% m/m and +1.7% y/y.

0830 ET Sep retail sales expected +1.7% and +0.9% ex autos, Aug -0.2% and +0.2% ex autos.

0830 ET Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren (non-voter) delivers opening remarks at the Boston Fed conference on Are Rules Made to be Broken? Discretion and Monetary Policy Text.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

1000 ET Prelim-Oct University of Michigan U.S. consumer sentiment expected -0.1 to 95.0, Sep -1.7 to 95.1.

1000 ET Aug business inventories expected +0.7%, Jul +0.2%.

1025 ET Chicago Fed President Charles Evans (voter) discusses current economic conditions and monetary policy at the Wisconsin Summit on Financial Literacy in Green Bay, WI.

1130 ET Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan (voter) speaks in a moderated Q&A session at the CFA Institutes Fixed Income Management Conference in Boston.

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