The Dow Market Happenings For Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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 +415 points.

Tuesday the Dow was down -32.23 (-0.13%) at 24,101.55.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -15.55%.

There were 16 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

The Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by Dow (DOW) +4.15%, American Express (AXP) +3.68% and 3M (MMM) +2.58%.

The Dow stock losers Tuesday were Merck (MRK) -3.33%, Microsoft (MSFT) -2.44% and UnitedHealth (UNH) -1.91%.

Gross domestic product fell 4.8% in the first quarter, according to government numbers released Wednesday that provide the first detailed glimpse into the deep damage the coronavirus wreaked on the U.S. economy. Economists had expected the first estimate of GDP to show a 3.5% contraction. This marked the first negative GDP reading since the 1.1% decline in the first quarter of 2014 and the lowest level since the 8.4% plunge in Q4 of 2008 during the worst of the financial crisis.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged at $1.774 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 3/24/2020 after the market close of $0.53, missing estimates calling for $0.618 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 4/2/2020 before the market open of $1.52, beating estimates calling for $1.479 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 4/14/20 before the market open of $2.30, beating estimates calling for $2.064 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 4/14/20 before the market open of $0.78, missing estimates calling for $2.191 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 4/15/20 before the market open of $3.11, missing estimates calling for $3.50 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 4/15/20 before the market open of $3.72, beating estimates calling for $3.714 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 4/17/20 before the market open of $1.22, beating estimates calling for $1.106 per share

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 4/20/2020 after the market close of $1.84, beating estimates calling for $1.698 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 4/21/20 before the market open of $0.51, beating estimates calling for $0.436 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 4/21/20 before the market open of $2.62, missing estimates calling for $2.877 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 4/23/2020 after the market close of $1.45, beating estimates calling for $1.281 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 4/24/20 before the market open of $1.98, beating estimates calling for $1.686 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 4/24/20 before the market open of $1.26, beating estimates calling for $1.22 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 4/28/20 before the market open of $2.16, beating estimates of $2.023 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 4/28/20 before the market open of $1.60, missing estimates calling for $1.761 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 4/28/20 before the market open of $1.50, beating estimates calling for $1.393 per share.

Pfizer (PFE) reported earnings on 4/28/20 before the market open of $0.80, beating estimates calling for $0.71 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 4/29/20 before the market open of -$1.70, beating estimates of -$2.044 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 4/29/2020 after the market close.

Dow (DOW) reports earnings on 4/30/20 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 4/30/20 before the market open.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 4/30/2020 after the market close.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 4/30/2020 after the market close.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 5/1/20 before the market open.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reports earnings on 5/1/20 before the market open.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 5/5/2020 after the market close.

Raytheon Technologies (RTX) reports earnings on 5/7/20 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Home Depot (HD)

Home Depot (HD) is down -0.34% year-to-date. The Home Depot (HD) YTD low was 140.63 on 3/18/2020.

Financial Calendar

7:00 AM ET MBA Mortgage Applications

8:30 AM ET GDP

10:00 AM ET Pending Home Sales Index

10:00 AM ET State Street Investor Confidence Index

10:30 AM ET EIA Petroleum Status Report

11:00 AM ET Survey of Business Uncertainty

2:00 PM ET FOMC Meeting Announcement

2:30 PM ET Fed Chair Press Conference

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