The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, August 5, 2021 – Caterpillar (CAT) +12.36% YTD

Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Nike (NKE). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

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

Wednesday the Dow closed down -323.73 (-0.92%) at 34,792.67.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +13.68%.

There were 2 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were Salesforce (CRM) 244.17 (+1.26%) and Nike (NKE) 171.91 (+0.40%).

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Amgen (AMGN) 228.31 (-6.46%), Chevron (CVX) 100.30 (-2.24%), Walgreens (WBA) 46.54 (-2.00%) and Dow (DOW) 60.99 (-1.99%).

Initial jobless claims totaled 385,000 for the week ended July 31, meeting estimates. Continuing claims declined to just below 3 million, the lowest total since March 14, 2020.

U.S. stock futures rose modestly Thursday after jobless claims matched forecasts and ahead of Friday’s employment report.

The 10-year Treasury yield ticked higher to around 1.2%, one day after falling to its lowest level since February. On Friday, the government is set to release its July employment report. Economists expect 845,000 nonfarm jobs were created last month after June’s 850,000 increase.

US futures are higher, European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up two-tenths of a cent at $3.190 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 6/24/2021 after the market close of $0.93, beating estimates of $0.51 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 7/1/2021 before the market open of $1.51, beating estimates of $1.114 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 7/13/2021 before the market open of $15.02, beating estimates of $10.24 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 7/13/2021 before the market open of $3.78, beating estimates of $3.10 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 7/15/2021 before the market open of $4.70, beating estimates of $4.407 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 7/19/2021 after the market close of $2.33, beating estimates of $2.252 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 7/20/2021 before the market open of $3.45, beating estimates of $2.346 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 7/21/2021 before the market open of $2.48, beating estimates of $2.28 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 7/21/2021 before the market open of $0.68, beating estimates of $0.566 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 7/21/2021 before the market open of $1.37, beating estimates of $1.303 per share.

Dow (DOW) reported earnings on 7/22/2021 before the market open of $2.72, beating estimates calling for $2.477 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 7/22/2021 after the market close of $1.28, beating estimates of $1.057 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 7/23/2021 before the market open of $2.80, beating estimates of $1.641 per share.

Honeywell (HON) reported earnings on 7/23/2021 before the market open of $2.02, beating estimates of $1.938 per share.

3M (MMM) reported earnings on 7/27/2021 before the market open of $2.59, beating estimates of $2.245 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 7/27/2021 after the market close of $1.30, beating estimates of $1.001 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 7/27/2021 after the market close of $2.17, beating estimates of $1.90 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 7/27/2021 after the market close of $1.49, beating estimates of $1.334 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 7/28/2021 before the market open of $0.40, beating estimates of -$0.654 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 7/28/2021 before the market open of $2.37, beating estimates of $2.123 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 7/29/2021 before the market open of $1.30, missing estimates calling for $1.325 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 7/30/2021 before the market open of $2.56, beating estimates of $2.36 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 7/30/2021 before the market open of $1.60, beating estimates of $1.536 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 7/30/2021 before the market open of $1.13, beating estimates of $1.083 per share.

Amgen (AMGN) reported earnings on 8/3/2021 after the market close of $4.38, beating estimates of $4.128 per share.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 8/12/2021 after the market close.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 8/17/2021 before the market open.

Walmart (WMT) reports earnings on 8/17/2021 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Caterpillar (CAT)

Caterpillar (CAT) 204.52 (-1.91%) is up +12.36% in 2021.

Financial Calendar

7:30 AM ET Challenger Job-Cut Report

8:30 AM ET International Trade in Goods and Services

8:30 AM ET Jobless Claims

10:30 AM ET EIA Natural Gas Report

11:00 AM ET 3-Month Bill Announcement

11:00 AM ET 6-Month Bill Announcement

11:00 AM ET 52-Week Bill Announcement

11:30 AM ET 4-Week Bill Auction

11:30 AM ET 8-Week Bill Auction

4:30 PM ET Fed Balance Sheet

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