The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, October 25, 2019

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Apple (AAPL), JPMorgan (JPM) and Procter & Gamble (PG). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -47 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -28.42 (-0.11%) at 26,805.53.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +14.91%.

There were 8 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Dow (DOW) +4.74%, Visa (V) +2.83% and United Technologies (UTX) +2.52%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by 3M (MMM) -4.07%, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) -1.85% and McDonald’s (MCD) -1.60%.

Unemployment insurance weekly claims in the week ending October 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 212,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 4,000 from 214,000 to 218,000. The 4-week moving average was 215,000, a decrease of 750 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 1,000 from 214,750 to 215,750. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2 percent for the week ending October 12, unchanged from the previous week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending October 12 was 1,682,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up 4,000 from 1,679,000 to 1,683,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,677,250, an increase of 6,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 1,000 from 1,669,750 to 1,670,750.

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

The national average price of gasoline is down four-tenths of a cent at $2.616 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 10/15/2019 before the open of $4.79, missing estimates calling for $4.81 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 10/15/2019 before the open of $2.12, beating estimates calling for $2.048 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 10/15/2019 before the open of $2.68, beating estimates calling for $2.483 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 10/15/2019 before the open of $3.88, beating estimates of $3.783 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 10/16/2019 after the market close of $2.68, just missing estimates calling for $2.69 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 10/18/2019 before the market open of $2.08, just missing estimates calling for $2.084 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 10/18/2019 before the market open of $0.56, missing estimates calling for $0.577 per share.

United Technologies (UTX) reported earnings on 10/22/2019 before the market open of $2.21, beating estimates of $2.08 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 10/22/2019 before the market open of $1.39, beating estimates of $1.258 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 10/22/2019 before the market open of $2.11, missing estimates calling for $2.233 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 10/22/2019 before the market open of $1.43, missing estimates calling for $2.379 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 10/23/2019 before the market open of $1.45, missing estimates of $2.205 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 10/23/2019 before the market open of $2.66, missing estimates calling for $2.854 per share.

Microsoft reported earnings on 10/23/2019 after the market close of $1.38, beating estimates calling for $1.306 per share.

Dow (DOW) reported earnings on 10/24/2019 before the market open of $0.91 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 10/24/2019 before the market open of $2.72, beating estimates calling for $2.454 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 10/24/2019 after the market close of $1.42, beating estimates of $1.275 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 10/24/2019 after the market close of $1.47, beating estimates of $1.458 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 10/25/2019 before the market open of $1.25, pretty much meeting estimates calling for $1.254 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reports earnings on 10/28/2019 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 10/29/2019 before the market open.

Pfizer (PFE) reports earnings on 10/29/2019 before the market open.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 10/30/2019 after the market close.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 11/1/2019 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 11/1/2019 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Cisco (CSCO)

Cisco (CSCO) is up +7.11% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

10:00 AM ET Consumer Sentiment

1:00 PM ET Baker-Hughes Rig Count

2:00 PM ET Treasury Budget

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