DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, October 18, 2018

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

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -125 points.

Wednesday the Dow was down -91.74 (-0.36%) at 25,706.68.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +3.99%.

There were 18 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Goldman Sachs (GS) +2.97%, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) +2.12% and McDonald’s (MCD) +1.65%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by IBM (IBM) -7.63%, Home Depot (HD) -4.34% and UnitedHealth (UNH) -1.93%.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is down seven-tenths of a cent at $2.872 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 9/25/2018 after the market close of $0.67, just beating estimates calling for $0.657 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 10/11/18 before the market open of $1.48, barely beating estimates of $1.471 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 10/12/18 before the market open of $2.36, beating estimates calling for $2.26 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 10/16/18 before the market open of $6.28, beating estimates of $5.695 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 10/16/18 after the market close of $3.42, missing estimates of $3.434 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 10/16/18 before the market open of $2.05, missing estimates calling for $2.061 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 10/16/18 before the market open of $3.41, beating estimates of $3.356 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reports earnings on 10/19/18 before the market open.

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

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 10/23/2018 before the market open.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 10/23/2018 before the market open.

United Technologies (UTX) reports earnings on 10/23/2018 before the market open.

Verizon (VZ) reports earnings on 10/23/2018 before the market open.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 10/24/2018 before the market open.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 10/24/2018 after the market close.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 10/24/2018 after the market close.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 10/25/2018 before the market open.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 10/25/2018 after the market close.

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 10/30/2018 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 10/30/2018 before the market open.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 11/1/2018 after the market close.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 11/2/2018 after the market close.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 11/2/2018 after the market close.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 11/8/2018 after the market close.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 11/13/2018 before the market open.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 11/14/2018 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Visa (V)

Visa (V) is up +24.93% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

12:30 Continuing Jobless Claims, 1,665K, 1,660K

12:30 Initial Jobless Claims, 211K, 214K

12:30 Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg., 209.50K

12:30 Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index (Oct), 19.7, 22.9

12:30 Philly Fed Business Conditions (Oct), 36.3

12:30 Philly Fed CAPEX Index (Oct), 26.70

12:30 Philly Fed Employment (Oct), 17.6

12:30 Philly Fed New Orders (Oct), 21.4

12:30 Philly Fed Prices Paid (Oct), 39.60

13:00 FOMC Member Bullard Speaks

Tentative Bloomberg Consumer Confidence, 59.5

14:30 Natural Gas Storage, 82B, 90B

15:30 FOMC Member Quarles Speaks

17:00 30-Year Bond Auction, 3.088%

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