DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, January 19, 2023 – UnitedHealth (UNH) 476.24 Down -10.17% 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 down -220 points.

Wednesday the Dow closed down -613.89 (-1.81%) at 33,296.96.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.45%.

Wednesday, no Dow stocks were up, none were at 52-week lows and none were at 52-week highs.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were not to be found.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Honeywell (HON) 204.24 (-3.77%), IBM (IBM) 140.41 (-3.29%), 3M (MMM) 122.75 (-3.04%), Coca Cola (KO) 59.81 (-3.03%), JPMorgan (JPM) 136.57 (-2.94%) and McDonald’s (MCD) 266.04 (-2.94%).

The 10 YR yield closed Wednesday at 3.380 (-4.36%) and the VIX at 20.34 (+5.06%). The 10 YR is currently at 3.404 and VIX is at 21.55 (+5.95%).

Yesterday, the Dow had its worst day since mid-December. Bank stocks weighed on markets, as did weak economic data: Holiday retail sales disappointed, and the producer price index, a measure of wholesale inflation, was softer than expected.

U.S. weekly jobless claims unexpectedly fall, suggesting the labor market remains tight despite higher interest rates. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 190,000 for the week ended Jan. 14, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Economists had forecast 214,000 claims for the latest week. Claims have remained at levels consistent with a tight labor market, even as layoffs have accelerated in the technology industry and interest rate-sensitive sectors like finance and housing.

Microsoft (MSFT) said on Wednesday it would eliminate 10,000 jobs.

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

The national average price of gasoline is up +2.0 cents at $3.379 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 1/5/23 before the market open with $1.16, beating estimates of $1.145 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 1/13/23 before the market open with $3.57, beating estimates of $3.109 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 1/13/23 before the market open with $5.34, beating estimates of $5.17 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 1/17/23 before the market open with $3.32, missing estimates of $5.48 per share.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reported earnings on 1/19/23 before the market open with $1.59, beating estimates of $1.579 per share.

3M (MMM) reports earnings on 1/24/23 before the market open.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reports earnings on 1/24/23 before the market open.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 1/24/23 after the market close.

Travelers (TRV) reports earnings on 1/24/23 before the market open.

Verizon (VZ) reports earnings on 1/24/23 before the market open.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 1/25/23 before the market open.

IBM (IBM) reports earnings on 1/25/23 after the market close.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 1/25/23 after the market close.

McDonald’s (MCD) reports earnings on 1/26/23 before the market open.

Caterpillar (CAT) reports earnings on 1/26/23 before the market open.

Dow (DOW) reports earnings on 1/26/23 before the market open.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 1/26/23 after the market close.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 1/26/23 after the market close.

American Express (AXP) reports earnings on 1/27/23 before the market open.

Chevron (CVX) reports earnings on 1/27/23 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

UnitedHealth (UNH)

UnitedHealth (UNH) 476.24 (-1.82%) is down -10.17% in 2023.

Financial Calendar

08:30 AM ET Building Permits (Dec), 1.370M, 1.351M
08:30 AM ET Building Permits (MoM) (Dec), -10.6%
08:30 AM ET Continuing Jobless Claims, 1,660K, 1,634K
08:30 AM ET Housing Starts (MoM) (Dec), -0.5%
08:30 AM ET Housing Starts (Dec), 1.359M, 1.427M
08:30 AM ET Initial Jobless Claims, 214K, 205K
08:30 AM ET Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg., 212.50K
08:30 AM ET Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index (Jan), -11.0, -13.8
08:30 AM ET Philly Fed Business Conditions (Jan), 3.8
08:30 AM ET Philly Fed CAPEX Index (Jan), 18.00
08:30 AM ET Philly Fed Employment (Jan), -1.8
08:30 AM ET Philly Fed New Orders (Jan), -25.8
08:30 AM ET Philly Fed Prices Paid (Jan), 26.40
09:00 AM ET Fed Collins Speaks
10:30 AM ET Natural Gas Storage, -71B, 11B
11:00 AM ET Crude Oil Inventories, -0.593M, 18.962M
11:00 AM ET EIA Refinery Crude Runs (WoW), 0.831M
11:00 AM ET Crude Oil Imports, 2.708M
11:00 AM ET Cushing Crude Oil Inventories, 2.511M
11:00 AM ET Distillate Fuel Production, 0.509M
11:00 AM ET EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks, 0.122M, -1.069M
11:00 AM ET Gasoline Production, 0.067M
11:00 AM ET Heating Oil Stockpiles, 0.405M
11:00 AM ET EIA Weekly Refinery Utilization Rates (WoW), 3.8%, 4.5%
11:00 AM ET Gasoline Inventories, 2.529M, 4.114M
13:00 PM ET 10-Year TIPS Auction, 1.485%
13:15 PM ET Fed Vice Chair Brainard Speaks

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