The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, November 5, 2020

Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs include UnitedHealth (UNH). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +317 points.

Wednesday the Dow was up +367.63 (+1.34%) at 27,847.66.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -2.42%.

There were 14 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by UnitedHealth (UNH) 354.56 (+10.33%), Salesforce (CRM) 250.74 (+5.74% and Microsoft (MSFT) 216.39 (+4.82%)

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were Caterpillar (CAT) 155.23 (-7.43%), Dow (DOW) 46.45 (-4.68%) and 3M (MMM) 160.16 (-3.23%).

The FOMC ends it’s two-day policy meeting today with announcement at 11 am PST.

Unemployment insurance weekly claims in the week ending October 31, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 751,000, a decrease of 7,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 7,000 from 751,000 to 758,000. The 4-week moving average was 787,000, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 3,250 from 787,750 to 791,000. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 5.0 percent for the week ending October 24, a decrease of 0.3 percentage point from the previous week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending October 24 was 7,285,000, a decrease of 538,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up 67,000 from 7,756,000 to 7,823,000. The 4-week moving average was 8,244,500, a decrease of 827,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 18,500 from 9,053,250 to 9,071,750. The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending October 17 was 21,508,662, a decrease of 1,152,854 from the previous week. There were 1,444,923 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2019.

New daily coronavirus cases in the U.S. hit a record of 102,831 on Wednesday.

Still no President but Biden looks like the winner.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down two-tenths of a cent at $2.117 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) 116.87 (+3.09%) reported earnings on 9/22/2020 after the market close of $0.95, beating estimates calling for $0.458 per share. Last I checked it was trading at 132.15 in after-hours. [Closed at $114.90, +1.93% on 9/9/2020]

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 148.88 (+1.24%) reported earnings on Tuesday 10/13/2020 before the market open of $2.20, beating estimates calling for $1.987 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) 96.27 (+0.96%) reported earnings on Tuesday 10/13/2020 before the market open of $2.92, beating estimates calling for $2.353 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on Wednesday 10/14/2020 before the market open of $9.68, beating estimates calling for $5.57 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on Wednesday 10/14/2020 before the market open of $3.51, beating estimates of $2.981 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on Thursday 10/15/2020 before the market open of $1.02, beating estimates of $0.96 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on Monday 10/19/2020 after the market close of $2.58, beating estimates calling for $2.545 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on Tuesday 10/20/2020 before the market open of $1.63, beating estimates of $1.428 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on Tuesday 10/20/2020 before the market open of $3.12, beating estimates of $2.907 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on Wednesday 10/21/2020 before the market open of $1.25, beating estimates of $1.217 per share.

Dow (DOW) reported earnings on Thursday 10/22/2020 before the market open of $0.50, beating estimates of $0.33 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on Thursday 10/22/2020 before the market open of $0.55, beating estimates of $0.454 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on Thursday 10/22/2020 after the market close of $1.11, meeting (slightly beating) expectations of $1.103 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on Friday 10/23/2020 before the market open of $1.30, missing estimates of $1.39 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on Tuesday 10/27/2020 before the market open of $2.43, beating estimates of $2.27 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on Tuesday 10/27/2020 before the market open of $1.74, beating estimates of $1.442 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on Tuesday 10/27/2020 after the market close of $1.82, beating estimates of $1.528 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on Wednesday 10/28/2020 before the market open of -$1.39, beating estimates of -$2.334 peer share.

Amgen (AMGN) reported earnings on Wednesday 10/28/2020 after the market close of $4.37, beating estimates of $3.746 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on Wednesday 10/28/2020 after the market close of $1.12, beating estimates of $1.092 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on Thursday 10/29/2020 after the market close of $0.73, beating estimates of $0.691 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on Friday 10/30/2020 before the market open of $0.11, beating estimates of -$0.0287 per share.

Honeywell (HON) reported earnings on Friday 10/30/2020 before the market open of $1.56, beating estimates of $1.486 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on Monday 11/09/2020 before the market open.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on Thursday 11/12/2020 after the market close.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on Thursday 11/12/2020 after the market close.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on Tuesday 11/17/2020 before the market open.

Walmart (WMT) reports earnings on Tuesday 11/17/2020 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Walmart (WMT)

Walmart (WMT) 141.96 (-0.57%%) is down +19.46% year-to-date. Walmart (WMT) YTD low was 102.00 on 03/16/2020. Walmart has provided a +39.18% gain off the YTD low.

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

2:00 PM ET FOMC Announcement

2:30 PM ET Fed Chair Press Conference

4:30 PM ET Fed Balance Sheet

4:30 PM ET Money Supply

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