The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, April 30, 2021

Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs include American Express (AXP), IBM (IBM), McDonald’s (MCD), UnitedHealth (UNH) and Visa (V). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -171 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +239.98 (+0.71%) at 34,060.36.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +11.28%.

There were 24 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Nike (NKE) 133.26 (+1.95%), JPMorgan (JPM) 155.19 (+1.94%) and UnitedHealth (UNH)401.55 (+1.76%).

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Merck (MRK) 73.68 (-4.42%), Caterpillar (CAT) 227.47 (-2.08%) and Salesforce (CRM) 234.36 (-1.06%).

Today the government said March personal income rose 21%, boosted by the latest round of Covid stimulus checks. Income was basically in-line with estimates.

Chevron (CVX) fell about 2% in Friday’s premarket after reporting a first-quarter adjusted per share earnings decline of over 30% to 90 cents. The earnings drop pretty much matched estimates, but its revenue of $32.03 billion beat expectations. Chevron’s earnings sank on winter storm production losses, weaker margins and the absence of asset and tax items that benefited year-earlier profit.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up six-tenths of a cent at $2.895 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) reported earnings on 4/27/2021 before the market open of $2.77, beating estimates of $2.252 per share.

Amgen (AMGN) reported earnings on 4/27/2021 after the market close $3.70, missing estimates of $4.003 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 4/27/2021 after the market close $1.95, beating estimates of $1.756 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 4/27/2021 after the market close of $1.38, beating estimates of $1.264 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 4/28/2021 before the market open of -$1.53, missing estimates calling for -$1.167 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 4/28/2021 after the market close of $1.40, beating estimates of $0.998 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 4/29/2021 before the market open of $2.87, beating estimates of $1.926 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 4/29/2021 before the market open of $2.05, beating estimates of $1.811 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 4/29/2021 before the market open of $1.40, missing estimates of $1.628 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 4/30/2021 before the market open of $0.90, missing estimates of $0.916 per share.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Apple (AAPL)

Apple (AAPL) 133.48 (-0.07%) is down -0.60% in 2021.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET Employment Cost Index

8:30 AM ET Personal Income and Outlays

9:45 AM ET Chicago PMI

10:00 AM ET Consumer Sentiment

1:00 PM ET Baker Hughes Rig Count

3:00 PM ET Farm Prices

8:30 AM ET Employment Cost Index

8:30 AM ET Personal Income and Outlays

9:45 AM ET Chicago PMI

10:00 AM ET Consumer Sentiment

1:00 PM ET Baker Hughes Rig Count

3:00 PM ET Farm Prices

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