The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Nike (NKE). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -163 points.

Friday the Dow was up +19.01 (+0.08%) at 25,219.38.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +2.02%.

There were 19 Dow stocks up Friday.

The Dow stock winners Friday were led by Pfizer (PFE) +1.54% and Wal-Mart (WMT) +1.50%.

The Dow stock losers Friday were led by Caterpillar (CAT) -2.31% and McDonald’s (MCD) -1.86%.

Wal-Mart (WMT +1.50%) fell nearly 3% in premarket trading after it reported Q4 adjusted EPS of $1.33, below consensus of $1.37, and said it sees fiscal 2019 EPS of $4.75-$5.00, weaker than consensus of $5.13.

Home Depot (HD +0.92%) gained +0.3% in premarket trading after it reported Q4 U.S. comparable sales increased +7.2%, better than expectations of +6.2%.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down dive-tenths of a cent at $2.525 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 12/21/17 after the market close of $0.46, beating estimates of $0.437 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 1/12/2018 before the market open of $1.07, missing estimates calling for $1.726 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 1/16/2018 before the market open of $2.59, beating estimates of $2.559 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 1/17/2018 before the market open of -$5.51 (includes tax loss), missing estimates calling for $5.064 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 1/18/2017 after the market close of -$1.41, missing estimates calling for $1.564 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 1/18/2018 after the market close of $5.01, missing estimates calling for $5.191 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 1/23/2018 before the market open of $1.19, beating estimates of $1.166 per share.

Procter & Gamble reports earnings on 1/23/2018 before the market open of $1.74, missing estimates calling for $1.757 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 1/23/2018 before the market open of $0.86, missing estimates of $0.887 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 1/23/2018 before the market open of $2.28, handily beating estimates calling for $1.657 per share.

General Electric (GE) reported earnings on 1/24/2018 before the market open of -$0.35, missing estimates calling for $0.282 per share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 1/24/2018 before the market open of $1.60, meeting estimates of $1.597 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 1/25/2018 before the market open of $2.16, beating estimates calling for $1.827 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 1/25/2018 after the market close of $1.08, beating estimates calling for $0.891 per share.

3M (MMM) reporte earnings on 1/25/2018 before the market open of $2.10, beating estimates of $2.052 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 1/30/2018 before the market open of $0.62, beating estimates of $0.583 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 1/30/2018 before the market open of $0.87, missing estimates calling for $1.616 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 1/31/2018 after the close of $0.96, beating estimates of $0.895 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 1/31/2018 before the market open of $4.80, beating estimates calling for $2.951 per share.

DowDupont (DWDP) reported earnings on 2/1/2018 before the market open of $0.83.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 2/1/2018 after the market close of $3.89, beating estimates of $3.839 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 2/1/2018 after the market close of $1.08, beating estimates of $1.007 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 2/2/2018 before the market open of $1.64, beating estimates of $1.306 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 2/2/2018 before the market open of $1.97, beating estimates of $1.092 per share.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 2/2/2018 before the market open of $0.98, beating estimates of $0.97 per share.

Disney (DIS) reported earnings on 2/6/2018 after the market close of $1.89, beating estimates calling for $1.633 per share.

Cisco (CSCO) reported earnings on 2/14/2018 after the market close of $0.63, beating estimates calling for $0.603 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 2/16/2018 before the market open of $0.39, meeting expectations of $0.39 per share.

Home Depot (HD) reported earnings on 2/20/2018 before the market open of $1.52, missing estimates calling for $1.654 per share.

Wal-Mart (WMT) reported earnings on 2/20/2018 before the market open of $1.33, missing estimates calling for $1.379 per share.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Home Depot (HD)

Home Depot (HD) is down -1.35% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

16:30 3-Month Bill Auction, 1.570%

16:30 4-Week Bill Auction, 1.360%

16:30 6-Month Bill Auction, 1.785%

18:00 2-Year Note Auction, 2.066%

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