DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, July 22, 2022 – Merck (MRK) 90.14 Up +17.64% YTD

There are no Dow stocks hitting 52-week highs. There are no Dow stock 52-week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +104 points.

Thursday the Dow closed up +162.06 (+0.51%) at 32,036.90.(

Year-to-date the Dow is down -11.84%.

Thursday, (21) of the Dow 30 stocks were up, none were at 52-week lows and none were at 52-week highs.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Boeing (BA) 161.41 (+1.91%), Salesforce (CRM) 185.35 (+1.59%) and Goldman Sachs (GS) 326.54 (+1.58%).

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Verizon (VZ) 47.66 (-2.87%), Dow (DOW) 51.40 (-2.19%) and IBM (IBM) 127.15 (-1.57%).

The 10 YR yield is currently at 2.779% and the VIX is at 22.84 (-1.17%).

The three major U.S. stock indexes look like they are in for some mixed trading Friday morning after a relatively strong finish Thursday.

President Joe Biden tested positive for the coronavirus, the White House announced Thursday. The news triggered flash headlines everywhere. Biden is 79 and therefore considered at higher risk for a more severe bout with Covid. Yet his symptoms were “very mild,” and he continued to work, albeit in isolation. He has been vaccinated and boosted, and he was taking Pfizer’s antiviral treatment Paxlovid.

Looks like a ho hum sort of day ahead.

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

The national average price of gasoline is down 2.7 cents at $4.413 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 6/27/22 after the market close with $0.90, beating estimates of $0.812 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 6/30/22 before the market open with $0.96, beating estimates of $0.953 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 7/14/22 before the market open with $2.76, missing estimates of $2.854 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 7/15/22 before the market open with $5.57, beating estimates of $5.243 per shaare.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 7/18/22 before the market open with $7.33, beating estimates of $6.992 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 7/18/22 after the market close with $2.31, beating estimates of $2.288 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 7/19/22 before the market open with $2.59, beating estimates of $2.57 per share.

Dow (DOW) reported earnings on 7/21/22 before the market open with $2.31, beating estimates of $2.14 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 7/21/22 before the market open with $2.57, beating estimates of $1.998 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 7/22/22 before the market open with $2.57, beating estimates of $2.371 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 7/22/22 before the market open with $1.31, missing estimates of $1.338 per share.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 7/26/22 before the market open.

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 7/26/22 before the market open.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 7/26/22 before the market open.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 7/26/22 after the market close.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 7/26/22 after the market close.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 7/27/22 before the market open.

Honeywell (HON) reports earnings on 7/28/22 before the market open.

Merck (MRK) reports earnings on 7/28/22 before the market open.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 7/28/22 after the market close.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 7/28/22 after the market close.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 7/29/22 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 7/29/22 before the market open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 7/29/22 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Merck (MRK)

Merck (MRK) 90.14 (+0.55%) is up +17.64% in 2022.

Financial Calendar

09:45 AM ET Manufacturing PMI (Jul), 52.0, 52.7
09:45 AM ET S&P Global Composite PMI (Jul), 52.3
09:45 AM ET Services PMI (Jul), 52.6, 52.7
13:00 PM ET U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count, 599
13:00 PM ET U.S. Baker Hughes Total Rig Count, 756
15:30 PM ET CFTC Aluminium speculative net positions, 3.8K
15:30 PM ET CFTC Copper speculative net positions, -26.3K
15:30 PM ET CFTC Corn speculative net positions, 247.2K
15:30 PM ET CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions, 268.3K
15:30 PM ET CFTC Gold speculative net positions, 118.1K
15:30 PM ET CFTC Nasdaq 100 speculative net positions, 19.4K
15:30 PM ET CFTC Natural Gas speculative net positions, -131.6K
15:30 PM ET CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions, -215.5K
15:30 PM ET CFTC Silver speculative net positions, 3.2K
15:30 PM ET CFTC Soybeans speculative net positions, 115.1K
15:30 PM ET CFTC Wheat speculative net positions, 4.6K

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