The Dow Market Happenings For Monday, October 25, 2021 – Apple (AAPL) +12.06% YTD


Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs include American Express (AXP), Home Depot (HD), JPMorgan (JPM), Microsoft (MSFT) and UnitedHealth (UNH). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +34 points.

Friday the Dow closed up +73.94 (+0.21%) at 35,677.02.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +16.57%.

There were 15 Dow stocks up Friday.

The Dow stock winners Friday were led by American Express (AXP) 187.08 (+5.42%), Goldman Sachs (GS) 414.32 (+1.65%) and UnitedHealth (UNH) 449.16 (+1.56%).

The Dow stock losers Friday were led by Intel (INTC) 49.46 (-11.68%), Honeywell (HON) 217.40 (-3.17%) and Dow (DOW) 58.40 (-1.45%).

Elevated bond yields and U.S. oil prices pushed higher Monday, with the 10-year Treasury yield around 1.66% and West Texas Intermediate crude above $85 per barrel. The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 13 cents over the past two weeks to $3.44 per gallon, more than 180% higher than a year ago.

Holdout Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., appears to be on board with White House proposals for new taxes on billionaires and certain corporations to help pay for President Joe Biden’s scaled-back social services and climate change package, according to The Associated Press. Biden huddled with Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the president’s Delaware home Sunday to work on resolving the party disputes between centrists and progressives that have stalled the wide-ranging bill.

A third of the Dow reports this week (see earnings section below). Of the companies that have already reported, nearly 84% beat estimates.

U.S. futures are higher, European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up two-tenths of a cent at $3.387 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 10/13/2021 before the open with $3.74, beating estimates calling for $2.996 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 10/14/2021 before the open with $4.52, beating estimates calling for $4.414 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 10/14/2021 before the open with $1.17, beating estimates calling for $1.028 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 10/15/2021 before the open with $14.93, crushing estimates calling for $10.18 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 10/19/2021 before the open with $2.60, beating estimates of $2.367 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 10/19/2021 before the open with $1.61, beating estimates of $1.594 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 10/19/2021 before the open with $2.60, beating estimates of $2.002 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 10/20/2021 before the open with $1.55, beating estimates of $1.358 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 10/20/2021 after the close with $2.52, beating estimates of $2.487 per share.

Dow (DOW) reported earnings on 10/21/2021 before the open with $2.75, beating estimates of $2.596 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 10/21/2021 after the close with $1.71, beating estimates of $1.107 per share.

Honeywell (HON) reported earnings on 10/22/2021 before the open with $2.02, beating estimates of $2.008 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 10/22/2021 before the open with $2.27, beating estimates of $1.78 per share.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 10/26/2021 before the open.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 10/26/2021 after the close.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 10/26/2021 after the close.

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 10/27/2021 before the open.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 10/27/2021 before the open.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 10/27/2021 before the open.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 10/28/2021 before the open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 10/28/2021 before the open.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 10/28/2021 after the close.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 10/29/2021 before the open.

Amgen (AMGN) reports earnings on 11/2/2021 after the close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Apple (AAPL)

Apple (AAPL) 148.69 ( -0.53%) is up +12.06% in 2021.

Financial Calendar

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