The Dow Market Happenings For Monday, March 6, 2023 – UnitedHealth (UNH) 478.56 Down -9.74% 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 +16 points.

Friday the Dow closed up +387.40 (+1.17%) at 33,390.97.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +0.74%.

Friday, (25) Dow stocks were up, none were at 52-week lows and none were at 52-week highs.

The Dow stock winners Friday were led by Apple (AAPL) 151.03 (+3.51%), Boeing (BA) 215.11 (+2.29%) and Goldman Sachs (GS) 357.09 (+2.24%).

The Dow stock losers Friday were led by Coca Cola (KO) 59.44 (-0.47%), Verizon (VZ) 38.26 (-0.39%) and Dow (DOW) 58.32 (-0.21%).

The VIX closed Friday at 18.49 (-5.62%). The VIX is currently at 18.92 (+2.33%).

The Dow on Friday broke a four-week losing streak, adding 1.75% last week. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll hear from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, and investors will be eager for the latest clues on how the central bank will approach its next rate-hike decision. This Friday also brings the February jobs report. If it’s anything like January’s number (a surprisingly big 517,000), watch out.

Important catalysts this week include congressional testimony Tuesday and Wednesday from Fed Chair Jerome Powell, who will guide investors and lawmakers on how the central bank is thinking about inflation and its rate-hiking campaign going forward.

Traders are also anticipating the February jobs report on Friday, which follows January’s blockbuster report that showed the economy added 517,000 payrolls. Economists polled by Dow Jones are expecting 225,000 jobs added last month.

Monday, the latest factory orders data will be released after the bell. Economists are expecting a decline of 1.8% in January. That’s compared to a 1.8% gain in the prior reading.

Goldman analyst Michael Ng initiated Apple (AAPL) with a buy rating and a price target of $199, implying upside of nearly 32%.

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

The national average price of gasoline is up three-tenths of a cent at $3.4 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) reported earnings on 1/24/23 before the market open with $2.349, beating estimates of $2.28 per share.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 1/24/23 before the market open with $2.22, missing estimates of $2.35 per share.

Travelers (TRV) reported earnings on 1/24/23 before the market open with $3.40, meeting estimates of $3.40 per share.

Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings on 1/24/23 after the market close with $2.32, beating estimates of $2.27 per share.

Verizon (VZ) reported earnings on 1/24/23 after the market close with $1.19, missing estimates of $1.202 per share.

Boeing (BA) reported earnings on 1/25/23 before the market open with -$1.75, missing estimates of $0.05 per share.

IBM (IBM) reported earnings on 1/25/23 after the market close with $3.60, missing estimates of $43.60 per share.

Dow (DOW) reported earnings on 1/26/23 before the market open with $0.46, missing estimates of $0.569 per share.

Intel (INTC) reported earnings on 1/26/23 after the market close with $0.10, missing estimates of $0.201 per share.

Visa (V) reported earnings on 1/26/23 after the market close with $2.18, beating estimates of $2.007 per share.

American Express (AXP) reported earnings on 1/27/23 before the market open with $2.07, missing estimates of $2.183 per share.

Chevron (CVX) reported earnings on 1/27/23 before the market open with $4.09, missing estimates of $4.158 per share.

McDonald’s (MCD) reported earnings on 1/31/23 before the market open with $2.59, beating estimates of $2.455 per share.

Caterpillar (CAT) reported earnings on 1/31/23 before the market open with $3.86, missing estimates of $3.945 per share.

Amgen (AMGN) reported earnings on 1/31/23 after the market close with $4.09, beating estimates of $4.036 per share.

Honeywell (HON) reported earnings on 2/2/23 before the market open with $2.52, beating estimates of $2.487 per share.

Merck (MRK) reported earnings on 2/2/23 before the market open with $1.62, beating estimates of $1.56 per share.

Apple (AAPL) reported earnings on 2/2/23 after the market close with $1.88, missing estimates of $1.931 per share.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 2/8/23 after the market close with $0.99, beating estimates of $0.693 per share.

Coca Cola (KO) reported earnings on 2/14/23 before the market open with $0.47, beating estimates of $0.447 per share.

Cisco (CSCO) reported earnings on 2/15/23 after the market close with $0.88, beating estimates of $0.759 per share.

Home Depot (HD) reported earnings on 2/21/23 before the market open with $3.30, beating estimates of $3.262 per share.

Walmart (WMT) reported earnings on 2/21/23 before the market open with $1.91, beating estimates of $1.517 per share.

Salesforce (CRM) reported earnings on 3/1/23 after the market close with $1.68, beating estimates of $0.734 per share.

Nike (NKE) reports earnings on 3/21/23 after the market close.

Walmart (WMT) reports earnings on 3/28/23 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

UnitedHealth (UNH)

UnitedHealth (UNH) 478.56 (+0.18%) is down -9.74% in 2023.

Financial Calendar

10:00 AM ET Durables Excluding Defense (MoM) (Jan), -5.1%
10:00 AM ET Durables Excluding Transport (MoM) (Jan), 0.7%
10:00 AM ET Factory Orders (MoM) (Jan), -1.8%, 1.8%
10:00 AM ET Factory orders ex transportation (MoM) (Jan), -1.2%
11:30 AM ET 3-Month Bill Auction, 4.750%
11:30 AM ET 6-Month Bill Auction, 4.940%

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