The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, May 7, 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 +304 points.

Wednesday the Dow was down -218.45 (-0.91%) at 23,664.64.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -17.08%.

There were 6 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Nike (NKE) +1.42%, Apple (AAPL) +.03% and Microsoft (MSFT) +0.98%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Dow (DOW) -4.23%, Travelers (TRV) -3.68% and American Express (AXP) -3.16%.

Unemployment insurance weekly claims in the week ending May 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 3,169,000, a decrease of 677,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 7,000 from 3,839,000 to 3,846,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,173,500, a decrease of 861,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 1,750 from 5,033,250 to 5,035,000. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 15.5 percent for the week ending April 25, an increase of 3.1 percentage points from the previous week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending April 25 was 22,647,000, an increase of 4,636,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up 19,000 from 17,992,000 to 18,011,000. The 4-week moving average was 17,097,750, an increase of 3,800,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 5,000 from 13,292,500 to 13,297,500.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.8 cents at $1.813 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) reported earnings on 4/29/2020 after the market close of $1.40, beating estimates calling for $1.273 per share.

Dow (DOW) reported earnings on 4/30/20 before the market open of $0.30, missing estimates calling for $0.604 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 4/30/20 before the market open of $1.47, missing estimates calling for $1.587 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 4/30/2020 after the market close of $2.55, beating estimates calling for $2.089 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 4/30/2020 after the market close of $1.39, beating estimates calling for $1.35 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 5/1/20 before the market open of $1.93, beating estimates of $0.636 per share.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported earnings on 5/1/20 before the market open of -$0.14, missing estimates of $0.04 per share.

Disney (DIS) reported earnings on 5/5/2020 after the market close of $0.60, missing estimates calling for $0.83 per share.

Raytheon Technologies (RTX) reported earnings on 5/7/20 before the market open of $1.78, beating estimates of $1.113 per share.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 5/13/2020 after the market close.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 5/19/20 before the market open.

Walmart (WMT) reports earnings on 5/19/20 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Merck (MRK)

Merck (MRK) is down -15.21% year-to-date. Merck (MRK) YTD low was 65.25 on 3/23/2020.

Financial Calendar

7:30 AM ET Challenger Job-Cut Report

8:30 AM ET Jobless Claims

8:30 AM ET Productivity and Costs

10:30 AM ET EIA Natural Gas Report

11:00 AM ET 3-Month Bill Announcement

11:00 AM ET 6-Month Bill Announcement

11:30 AM ET 4-Week Bill Auction

11:30 AM ET 8-Week Bill Auction

3:00 PM ET Consumer Credit

4:30 PM ET Fed Balance Sheet

4:30 PM ET Money Supply

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