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Live Index – Wed, 22 Apr 2015 Premarket

PREMARKET WORLD NEWS

June E-mini S&Ps (ESM15 -0.20%) this morning are down -0.33% and European stocks are down -0.67% as a decline in crude oil undercuts energy producers which are leading the overall market lower. Chipotle Mexican Grill slumped over 5% in pre-market trading as Q1 revenue trailed analysts’ estimates. Losses in European stocks were limited after ASML Holding NV, Europe’s largest chip-equipment maker, jumped over 6% after it said it signed a deal with a U.S. customer to deliver at least 15 of its extreme ultraviolet lithography systems. Greek default concerns eased as the Greek 10-year bond yield fell back from a 2-1/3 year high on signs that Greek and EU officials were moving closer to a resolution on financing Greece’s debt. Asian stocks closed mostly higher: Japan +1.13%, Hong Kong +0.30%, China +2.44%, Taiwan +0.83%, Australia -0.59%, Singapore -0.35%, South Korea +0.18%, India +0.77%. Japan’s Nikkei Stock Index rose to a 15-year high after Japan’s Mar trade balance showed Japan swung to its largest trade surplus in 3-1/2 years. China’s Shanghai Composite Index climbed to a new 7-year high on speculation the Chinese government will counter slowing growth with stimulus.

Commodity prices are mostly lower. Jun crude oil (CLM15 -0.72%) is down -0.53% and Jun gasoline (RBM15 -0.13%) is down -0.06% ahead of an expected +2.5 million bbl increase in EIA crude supplies later today. Metals prices are lower. Jun gold (GCM15 -0.03%) is down -0.08%. May copper (HGK15 -0.37%) is down -0.39%. Agriculture prices are mixed.

The dollar index (DXY00 -0.34%) is down -0.35%. EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is up +0.27%. USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is down -0.12%.

Jun T-note prices (ZNM15 +0.01%) are up +4 ticks.

The Greek 10-year bond yield fell back from a 2-1/3 year high as Greek default concerns eased after Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis said late Tuesday that there were narrowing differences between the government and Eurozone officials and that neither “will let the opportunity slip to arrive at an agreement.”

U.S. STOCK PREVIEW

U.S. reports today include: (1) weekly MBA mortgage applications (last -2.3% with purchase sub-index -3.1% and refi sub-index -1.8%), (2) Feb FHFA house price index (expected +0.5% m/m after Jan’s +0.3% m/m), and (3) Mar existing home sales (expected +3.1% to 5.03 million after Feb’s +1.2% to 4.88 million).

There are 31 of the S&P 500 companies that report earnings today with notable reports including: Facebook (consensus $ 0.40), eBay (0.70), AT&T (0.62), Boeing (1.80), Coca-Cola (0.42), McDonald’s (1.06), Bank of NY Mellon (0.59).

U.S. IPO’s scheduled to price today include: National Storage Affiliates (NSA).

Equity conferences during the remainder of this week include: American Association for Cancer Research Meeting on Mon-Wed, IHS CERAWeek Energy Conference on Mon-Thu, Financial Times Commodities Global Summit on Tue-Wed, Future Bank Asia 2015 on Tue-Wed, American Academy of Neurology Meeting on Wed, Capital Link Closed-End Funds & Global ETFs Forum – Panel on Thu, RSA Conference on Thu.

PREMARKET U.S. STOCKS

EMC (EMC -1.72%) reported Q1 adjusted EPS of 31 cents, below consensus of 36 cents.

United Rentals (URI -0.97%) reported Q1 adjusted EPS of $ 1.34, well above consensus of $ 1.13.

Yum! Brands (YUM -0.30%) climbed 4% in after-hours trading after it reported Q1 adjusted EPS of 80 cents, higher than consensus of 72 cents.

Rush Enterprises (RUSHA +1.03%) reported Q1 EPS of 41 cents, above consensus of 38 cents.

Perrigo (PRGO -2.66%) reported Q3 adjusted EPS of $ 1.85, stronger than consensus of $ 1.78.

Discover (DFS -0.39%) reported Q1 EPS $ 1.28, better than consensus of $ 1.27.

Illumina (ILMN +3.17%) reported Q1 adjusted EPS of 91 cents, higher than consensus of 72 cents, and then raised guidance on fiscal 2015 adjusted EPS view to $ 3.36-$ 3.42 from $ 3.12-$ 3.18, well above consensus of $ 3.20.

Intuitive Surgical (ISRG -1.13%) dropped over 3% in after-hours trading after it reported Q1 EPS of $ 3.57, well below consensus of $ 3.87.

Yahoo (YHOO -0.36%) fell over 2% in after-hours trading after it reported Q1 EPS of 15 cents, weaker than consensus of 18 cents.

Broadcom (BRCM +0.83%) moved up 4% in after-hours trading after it reported Q1 adjusted EPS of 64 cents, above consensus of 60 cents.

FMC Technologies (FTI -4.48%) reported Q1 EPS of 63 cents, better than consensus of 59 cents.

Stryker (SYK +1.46%) reported Q1 adjusted EPS of $ 1.11, higher than consensus of $ 1.08.

Chipotle (CMG +0.81%) slid over 5% in pre-market trading after it reported Q1 EPS of $ 3.88, better than consensus of $ 3.66, but reported Q1 revenue of $ 1.09 billion, below consensus of $ 1.11 billion.

Amgen (AMGN +1.50%) gained nearly 2% in after-hours trading after it reported Q1 EPS of $ 2.48, well above consensus of $ 2.10, and then raised guidance on fiscal 2015 EPS view to $ 9.35-$ 9.65 from $ 9.05-$ 9.40, stronger than consensus of $ 9.32.

Cree (CREE +0.85%) dropped over 5% in after-hours trading after it reported Q3 adjusted EPS of 22 cents, below consensus of 23 cents.

VMware (VMW +1.34%) reported Q1 EPS of 86 cents, higher than consensus of 84 cents.

MARKET COMMENTS

June E-mini S&Ps (ESM15 -0.20%) this morning are down -7.00 points (-0.33%). Tuesday’s closes: S&P 500 -0.15%, Dow Jones -0.47%, Nasdaq +0.42%. The S&P 500 index on Tuesday closed mildly lower on continued concern about a Greek debt default and on weakness in oil producers after crude oil fell more than 2%. Stocks got a boost from M&A after Teva Pharmaceutical Industries offered to buy Mylan for $ 40.1 billion.

Jun 10-year T-notes (ZNM15 +0.01%) this morning are up +4 ticks. Tuesday’s closes: TYM5 -5.50, FVM5 -2.75. T-note prices on Tuesday closed lower after New York Fed President Dudley said on Monday that he is relatively optimistic that U.S. economic growth will support a hike in interest rates.

The dollar index (DXY00 -0.34%) this morning is down -0.339 (-0.35%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is up +0.0029 (+0.27%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is down -0.14 (-0.12%). Tuesday’s closes: Dollar Index +0.063 (+0.06%), EUR/USD -0.0002 (-0.02%), USD/JPY +0.498 (+0.42%). The dollar index on Tuesday closed slightly higher as EUR/USD fell on news that the German Apr ZEW survey of expectations for economic growth unexpectedly fell for the first time in six months with a -1.5 point decline to 53.3. EUR/USD also saw weakness on Greek default concerns after the Greek 10-year bond yield rose to a 2-1/3 year high. However, EUR/USD got a boost after Dutch Finance Minister Dijsselbloem said that some progress has been made in Greek debt talks that could result in a deal by the end of the month.

Jun WTI crude oil (CLM15 -0.72%) this morning is down -30 cents (-0.53%) and Jun gasoline (RBM15 -0.13%) is down -0.0011 (-0.39%). Tuesday’s closes: CLM5 -1.27 (-2.19%), RBM5 -0.0522 (-2.70%). Jun crude and gasoline on Tuesday closed lower on expectations that Wednesday’s weekly EIA data will show that crude oil inventories rose +2.5 million bbl to another new record high.

GLOBAL EVENT CALENDAR04/22/2015
US 0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous -2.3% with purchase sub-index -3.1% and refi sub-index -1.8%.
0900 ET Feb FHFA house price index expected +0.5% m/m, Jan +0.3% m/m.
1000 ET Mar existing home sales expected +3.1% to 5.03 million, Feb +1.2% to 4.88 million.
1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.
1500 ET USDA Mar Cold Storage.
UK 0430 ET Minutes of the Apr 8-9 BOE meeting.
EUR 1000 ET Eurozone Apr consumer confidence expected +1.2 to -2.5, Mar -3.7
JPN 2135 ET Japan Apr Markit/JMMA manufacturing PMI expected +0.4 to 50.7, Mar 50.3.
CHI 2145 ET China Apr HSBC flash manufacturing PMI expected -0.2 to 49.4, Mar -1.1 to 49.6.
U.S. STOCK CALENDAR04/22/2015
Company Ticker Time Event Description Period Estimate
Eaton Corp PLC ETN US 3:00 Annual General Meeting Y 2015
Abbott Laboratories ABT US Bef-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.419
Boeing Co/The BA US Bef-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 1.802
Coca-Cola Co/The KO US Bef-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.423
McDonald’s Corp MCD US Bef-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 1.058
Ryder System Inc R US Bef-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 1.001
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc TMO US Bef-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 1.609
DR Horton Inc DHI US Bef-mkt Q2 2015 Earnings Release Q2 2015 0.384
Huntington Bancshares Inc/OH HBAN US Bef-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.19
AutoNation Inc AN US Bef-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.886
T Rowe Price Group Inc TROW US Bef-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 1.136
Amphenol Corp APH US Bef-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.564
TE Connectivity Ltd TEL US Bef-mkt Q2 2015 Earnings Release Q2 2015 1.002
Nielsen NV NLSN US Bef-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.471
Bank of New York Mellon Corp/The BK US 6:30 Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.594
EMC Corp/MA EMC US 7:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.361
St Jude Medical Inc STJ US 7:15 Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.91
Bank of New York Mellon Corp/The BK US 8:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
St Jude Medical Inc STJ US 8:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
Nielsen NV NLSN US 8:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
Navient Corp NAVI US 8:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
EMC Corp/MA EMC US 8:30 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc TMO US 8:30 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
ACE Ltd ACE US 8:30 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
TE Connectivity Ltd TEL US 8:30 Q2 2015 Earnings Call Q2 2015
Abbott Laboratories ABT US 9:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
FMC Technologies Inc FTI US 9:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
Yum! Brands Inc YUM US 9:15 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
Coca-Cola Co/The KO US 9:30 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
American International Group Inc AIG US 10:00 AIG Bailout Trial-Closing Arguments
DR Horton Inc DHI US 10:00 Q2 2015 Earnings Call Q2 2015
Huntington Bancshares Inc/OH HBAN US 10:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
Boeing Co/The BA US 10:30 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
General Electric Co GE US 11:00 Annual General Meeting Y 2015
McDonald’s Corp MCD US 11:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
Newmont Mining Corp NEM US 11:00 Annual General Meeting Y 2015
Ryder System Inc R US 11:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
AutoNation Inc AN US 11:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
United Rentals Inc URI US 11:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
Amphenol Corp APH US 13:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
QUALCOMM Inc QCOM US 16:00 Q2 2015 Earnings Release Q2 2015 1.336
F5 Networks Inc FFIV US 16:00 Q2 2015 Earnings Release Q2 2015 1.499
Citrix Systems Inc CTXS US 16:05 Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.643
AT&T Inc T US 16:30 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
F5 Networks Inc FFIV US 16:30 Q2 2015 Earnings Call Q2 2015
QUALCOMM Inc QCOM US 16:45 Q2 2015 Earnings Call Q2 2015
Citrix Systems Inc CTXS US 16:45 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
Xilinx Inc XLNX US 17:00 Q4 2015 Earnings Call Q4 2015
Tractor Supply Co TSCO US 17:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
eBay Inc EBAY US 17:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
Facebook Inc FB US 17:00 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
Equifax Inc EFX US Aft-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.99
AT&T Inc T US Aft-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.618
Texas Instruments Inc TXN US Aft-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.624
Torchmark Corp TMK US Aft-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 1.045
Xilinx Inc XLNX US Aft-mkt Q4 2015 Earnings Release Q4 2015 0.505
O’Reilly Automotive Inc ORLY US Aft-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 1.937
Tractor Supply Co TSCO US Aft-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.407
SL Green Realty Corp SLG US Aft-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 1.489
Crown Castle International Corp CCI US Aft-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 1.102
eBay Inc EBAY US Aft-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.7
Ameriprise Financial Inc AMP US Aft-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 2.331
Facebook Inc FB US Aft-mkt Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.403
Texas Instruments Inc TXN US 17:30 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
Cigna Corp CI US Annual General Meeting
Merck & Co Inc MRK US PDUFA, sugammadex, reversal of moderate/deep neuromuscular blockade
Textron Inc TXT US Annual General Meeting

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