The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, August 16, 2018

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +194 points.

Wednesday the Dow was down -137.51 (-0.54%) at 25,162.41.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.79%.

There were 13 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Merck (MRK) +1.37% and Procter & Gamble (PG) +1.22%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Chevron (CVX) -3.79% and Boeing (BA) -2.18%.

Cisco Systems (CSCO -0.32%) climbed more than 5% in after-hours trading after it forecast Q1 revenue would gain 5% to 7%, higher than consensus of +3.7%.

Walmart (WMT -0.69%) jumped more than 6% in pre-market trading after it raised its full=year adjusted EPS forecast es-Flipkart to $4.90 to $5.05 from a February view of $4.75 to $5.00, and said it sees full-year net sales up +2.0% in constant currency from a prior forecast of +1.5%-2.0%

United Technologies (UTX -0.51%) was rated a new ‘Buy’ at UBS with a price target of $160.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down three-tenths of a cent at $2.854 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 6/28/2018 before the market open with $1.53 per share, beating estimates calling for $1.503 per share.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 6/28/2018 after the market close of $0.69, beating estimates of $0.673 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 7/13/2018 before the market open of $2.27, beating estimates calling for $2.27 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 7/17/2018 before the market open of $5.98, beating estimates calling for $4.66 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 7/17/2018 before the market open of $2.10, beating estimates of $2.083 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 7/17/2018 before the market open of $3.14, beating estimates of 3.088 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 7/18/2018 after the market close of $1.84, missing estimates calling for $1.868 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 7/18/2018 after the market close of $3.08, beating estimates calling for $3.058 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 7/19/2018 before the market open $1.92, missing estimates of $2.446 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 7/19/2018 after the market close of $1.13, beating estimates calling for $1.11 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 7/24/2018 before the market open of $3.07, beating estimates of $2.603 per share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 7/24/2018 before the market open of $1.97, beating estimates calling for $1.88 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 7/24/2018 before the market open of $1.20, beating estimates of $1.159 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 7/25/2018 before the market open of $3.33, missing estimates of $3.448 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 7/25/2018 before the market open of $0.61, meeting expectations of $0.609 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 7/26/2018 before the market open of $1.90, missing estimates of $1.965 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 7/26/2018 after the market close of $1.04, beating estimates of $1.00 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 7/27/2018 before the market open of $1.78, missing estimates calling for $2.095 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 7/27/2018 before the market open of $0.92, missing estimates calling for $1.249 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 7/27/2018 before the market open of $1.06, meeting expectations of $1.059 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 7/30/2018 before the market open of $2.97, beating estimates calling for $2.747 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 7/31/2018 before the market open of $0.81, beating estimates calling for $0.754 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 7/31/2018 before the market open of $0.94, beating estimates of $0.913 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 7/31/2018 after the market close of $2.38, beating estimates calling for $2.228 per share.

DowDuPont (DWDP) reported earnings on 8/2/2018 before the market open of $1.37 per share.

Disney (DIS) reported earnings on 8/7/2018 after the market close of $1.87, missing estimates calling for $2.005 per share.

Home Depot (HD) reported earnings on 8/14/2018 before the market open of $3.05, beating estimates calling for $2.84 per share.

Cisco (CSCO) reported earnings on 8/15/2018 after the market close of $0.70, meeting expectations of $0.70 per share.

Walmart (WMT) reported earnings on 8/16/2018 before the market open of $1.29, beating estimates calling for $1.221 per share.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

JPMorgan (JPM)

JPMorgan (JPM) is up +6.32% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

12:30 Building Permits (Jul), 1.310M, 1.292M

12:30 Building Permits (MoM) (Jul), 1.4%, -0.7%

12:30 Continuing Jobless Claims , 1,750K, 1,755K

12:30 Housing Starts (MoM) (Jul), 7.4%, -12.3%

12:30 Housing Starts (Jul), 1.270M, 1.173M

12:30 Initial Jobless Claims, 215K, 213K

12:30 Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg., 214.25K

12:30 Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index (Aug), 22.0, 25.7

12:30 Philly Fed Business Conditions (Aug), 29.0

12:30 Philly Fed CAPEX Index (Aug), 31.40

12:30 Philly Fed Employment (Aug), 16.8

12:30 Philly Fed New Orders (Aug), 31.4

12:30 Philly Fed Prices Paid (Aug), 62.90

13:45 Bloomberg Consumer Confidence, 59.3

14:30 Natural Gas Storage, 47B, 46B

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