The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, October 20, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), McDonald’s (MCD), Microsoft (MSFT) and Travelers (TRV). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +85 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +5.44 (+0.02%) at 23,163.04.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +17.21%.

There were 19 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Travelers (TRV) +2.42% and General Electric (GE) +1.99%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Apple (AAPL) -2.37% and UnitedHealth (UNH) -0.96%.

General Electric (GE +1.99%) tumbled 5% in premarket trading after it reported Q3 adjusted EPS of 29 cents, well below consensus of 50 cents

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up one-tenth of a cent at $2.458 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) reported earnings on 10/17/2017 before the market open of $5.02, beating estimates calling for $4.343 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 10/17/2017 before the market open of $1.90, beating estimates of $1.823 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 10/17/2017 before the market open of $2.66, beating estimates calling for $2.607 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 10/17/2017 after the market close of $3.30, missing estimates calling for $3.325 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 10/18/2017 after the market close of $1.50, beating estimates of $1.487 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 10/19/2017 before the market open of $0.91, beating estimates calling for $0.724 per share.

Verizon (VZ) report earnings on 10/19/2017 before the market open of $0.98, matching estimates of $0.984 per share.

General Electric (GE) reported earnings on 10/20/2017 before the market open of $0.29, missing estimates calling for $0.49 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 10/20/2017 before the market open of $1.09, meeting estimates of $1.093 per share.

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

Caterpillar (CAT) 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.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 10/26/2017 after the market close.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 10/26/2017 after the market close.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 10/27/2017 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 10/27/2017 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 10/27/2017 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 10/31/2017 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Coca Cola (KO)

Coca Cola (KO) is up +11.29% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

1000 ET Sep existing home sales expected -0.9% to 5.30 million, Aug -1.7% to 5.35 million.

1400 ET Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester (non-voter) takes part in a panel discussion on the global regulatory structure at a global finance and technology conference in New York.

1500 ET USDA Sep Cattle on Feed.

1930 ET Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the National Economists Club in Washington D.C.

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