The Dow Market Happenings For Monday, April 26, 2021

Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs include McDonald’s (MCD) and 3M (MMM). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +47 points.

Friday the Dow was up +227.59 (+0.67%) at 34,043.49.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +11.23%.

There were 25 Dow stocks up Friday.

The Dow stock winners Friday were led by Goldman Sachs (GS) 339.35 (+2.57%), Dow (DOW) 62.11 (+1.94%) and JPMorgan (JPM) 150.19 (+1.91%).

The Dow stock losers Friday were led by Intel (INTC) 59.24 (-5.32%), Honeywell (HON) 224.50 (-2.08%) and American Express (AXP) 144.33 (-1.92%).

Apple (AAPL) announced Monday plans to open a new campus in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area. Apple will spend over $1 billion on the complex and employ 3,000 people.

The government reported durable goods orders for March rose just 0.5%. Economists had expected an increase of 2.2% after February’s upwardly revised 0.9% decline.

President Biden is expected this week to detail his American Families Plan and the tax increases to pay for it, including a much higher capital gains tax for the wealthy. The plan is the second part of his Build Back Better agenda and will include new spending proposals aimed at helping families.

States began administering Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose Covid vaccine over the weekend, after federal regulators Friday evening lifted a pause in the U.S., which was recommended on April 13 “out of an abundance of caution” on reports that six women, ages 18 to 48, developed a rare blood clotting disorder.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up two-tenths of a cent at $2.888 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 4/14/2021 before the market open of $18.60, beating estimates of $9.79 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 4/14/2021 before the market open of $4.50, beating estimates of $3.046 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 4/15/2021 before the market open of $5.31, beating estimates of $4.423 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 4/19/2021 before the market open of $0.55, beating estimates of $0.497 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 4/19/2021 after the market close of $1.77, beating estimates of $1.668 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 4/20/2021 before the market open of $2.69, beating estimates of $2.31 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 4/20/2021 before the market open of $1.26, beating estimates of $1.184 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 4/20/2021 before the market open of $2.73, beating estimates of $2.443 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 4/21/2021 before the market open of $1.31, beating estimates of $1.287 per share.

Dow (DOW) reported earnings on 4/22/2021 before the market open of $1.36, beating estimates of $1.103 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 4/22/2021 after the market close of $1.39, beating estimates of $1.151 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 4/23/2021 before the market open of $2.74, beating estimates of $1.678 per share.

Honeywell (HON) reported earnings on 4/23/2021 before the market open $2.03, beating estimates of $1.803 per share.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 4/27/2021 before the market open.

Amgen (AMGN) reports earnings on 4/27/2021 after the market close.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 4/27/2021 after the market close.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 4/27/2021 after the market close.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 4/28/2021 before the market open.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 4/28/2021 after the market close.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 4/29/2021 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 4/29/2021 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 4/29/2021 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 4/30/2021 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Visa (V)

Visa (V) 230.00 (+1.07%) is up 5.15% in 2021.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET Durable Goods Orders

10:30 AM ET Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey

11:30 AM ET 6-Month Bill Auction

11:30 AM ET 2-Yr Note Auction

1:00 PM ET 3-Month Bill Auction

1:00 PM ET 5-Yr Note Auction

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