The Dow Market Happenings For Monday, April 23, 2018

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. Dow stock 52 week lows include Procter & Gamble (PG).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +45 points.

Friday the Dow was down -201.95 (-0.87%) at 24,462.94.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -1.04%.

There were 8 Dow stocks up Friday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by American Express (AXP) +7.59% and General ELectric (GE) +2.42%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Procter & Gamble (PG) -3.27% and Apple (AAPL) -2.83%.

Merck & Co (MRK +0.32%) was upgraded to ‘Buy’ from ‘Neutral’ at Goldman Sachs with a price target of $73.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up two-tenths of a cent at $2.7563 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 3/22/2018 after the market close of $-0.57, missing estimates calling for $0.555 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 4/13/2018 before the market open of $2.37, missing estimates calling for $2.92 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 4/17/2018 before the market open of $6.95, beating estimates of $5.75 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reports earnings on 4/17/2018 before the market open of $2.06, beating estimates of $2.029 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reports earnings on 4/17/2018 before the market open of $3.04, beating estimates of $2.968 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 4/17/2018 after the market close of $2.45, beating estimates of 2.415 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 4/18/2018 after the market close of $1.86, beating estimates of $1.747 per share.

General Electric (GE) reported earnings on 4/20/2018 before the market open of $0.16, beating estimates calling for $0.12 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 4/20/2018 before the market open of $1.00 on expectations of $1.002 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 4/24/2018 before the market open.

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 4/24/2018 before the market open.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 4/24/2018 before the market open.

United Technologies (UTX) reports earnings on 4/24/2018 before the market open.

Verizon (VZ) reports earnings on 4/24/2018 before the market open.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 4/25/2018 before the market open.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 4/25/2018 after the market close.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 4/26/2018 after the market close.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 4/26/2018 after the market close.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 4/27/2018 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 4/27/2018 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 4/30/2018 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 5/1/2018 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 5/1/2018 before the market open.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 5/1/2018 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

UnitedHealth (UNH)

UnitedHealth (UNH) is up +6.62% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

12:30 Chicago Fed National Activity (Mar), 0.10, 0.27, 0.98

17 min Manufacturing PMI (Apr), 55.2, 55.6

17 min Markit Composite PMI, 55.3, 54.2

17 min Services PMI (Apr), 54.3, 54.0

32 min Existing Home Sales (Mar), 5.55M, 5.54M

32 min Existing Home Sales (MoM) (Mar), 0.2%, 3.0%

15:30 3-Month Bill Auction, 1.760%

15:30 6-Month Bill Auction, 1.945%

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