Fri Apr 24 2015
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Live Index – Fri, 24 Apr 2015 Premarket

PREMARKET WORLD NEWS

June E-mini S&Ps (ESM15 +0.11%) this morning are up +0.12% and the Jun E-mini Nasdaq is up +0.65% at a 15-year nearest-futures high, led by a 3% increase in Microsoft, who reported better-than-expected Q3 profits. European stocks are up +0.57% after German Apr IFO business confidence rose more than expected to a 10-month high. The 10-year Greek bond yield fell to a 1-week low of 11.84% on signs of a resolution to the Greek debt crisis after ECB President Draghi said “progress on Greece has been achieved” in the last few days. Asian stocks closed mixed as they consolidated this week’s sharp gains: Japan -0.83%, Hong Kong +0.84%, China -0.47%, Taiwan +1.18%, Australia +1,51%, Singapore +0.29%, South Korea -0.56%, India -1.07%.

Commodity prices are mixed. Jun crude oil (CLM15 -0.42%) is down -0.12% and Jun gasoline (RBM15 +0.37%) is up +0.60%. Metals prices are mixed. Jun gold (GCM15 -0.64%) is down -0.27% and May copper (HGK15 +1.35%) is up +1.15% after weekly Shanghai copper inventories fell -22,550 MT, the biggest decline this year, to a 2-month low of 208,285 MT. Agriculture prices are weaker with May corn down -0.54% to a 5-week low on concern the recent Bird-Flu outbreak will reduce demand for corn used in animal feed.

The dollar index (DXY00 -0.05%) is down -0.07% at a 2-week low. EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.02% as it fell back from a 2-week high after Jeroen Dijsselbloem, head of the Eurozone finance ministers, said that there were still “wide differences” between Greece and its creditors. USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is down -0.03%.

Jun T-note prices (ZNM15 -0.07%) are down -3.5 ticks.

The German Apr IFO business climate rose +0.7 to 108.6, stronger than expectations of +0.5 to 108.4 and the highest in 10 months.

U.S. STOCK PREVIEW

Key U.S. reports today include: (1) March durable goods orders (expected +0.6% and +0.3% ex-transportation after Feb’s -1.4% and -0.6% ex-transportation).

There are 13 of the S&P 500 companies that report earnings today with notable reports including: American Airlines (1.70), State Street (1.05), Interpublic (-0.03), Tyco (0.49), Ventas (1.15), Biogen (3.88), Simon Property (2.25), DTE Energy (1.53).

U.S. IPO’s scheduled to trade today include: Apigee Corp (APIC).

Equity conferences today: none.

PREMARKET U.S. STOCKS

State Street (STT +0.33%) reported Q1 EPS of $ 1.17, above consensus of $ 1.05.

Biogen (BIIB +1.58%) reported Q1 EPS of $ 3.82, less than consensus of $ 3.88.

Juniper (JNPR -1.60%) reported preliminary Q1 adjusted EPS of 32 cents, better than consensus of 31 cents.

Unisys (UIS +0.99%) reported a Q1 EPSloss of -87 cents, a smaller loss than consensus of -92 cents.

Reinsurance Group (RGA -0.30%) reported Q1 operating EPS of $ 1.77, less than consensus of $ 1.83.

Hanesbrands (HBI +1.35%) reported Q1 adjusted EPS of 22 cents, below consensus of 23 cents.

C.R. Bard (BCR +0.66%) reported Q1 adjusted EPS of $ 2.10, better than consensus of $ 2.07.

Robert Half (RHI -0.34%) reported Q1 EPS of 58 cents, stronger than consensus of 56 cents.

Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI +2.98%) reported Q1 EPS of $ 1.21, above consensus of $ 1.14.

Newmont Mining (NEM +2.99%) reported Q1 adjusted EPS of 46 cents, double consensus of 23 cents.

Hawaiian Holdings (HA -2.36%) reported Q1 EPS of 38 cents, higher than consensus of 33 cents.

Chubb (CB +0.49%) reported Q1 operating EPS of $ 1.57, better than consensus of $ 1.52.

Principal Financial Group (PFG -0.81%) reported Q1 EPS of $ 1.09, above consensus of $ 1.05, although Q1 revenue of $ 2.54 billion was below consensus of $ 2.57 billion.

Capital One (COF +0.12%) reported Q1 EPS of $ 2.00, higher than consensus $ 1.88, but Q1 revenue of $ 5.6 billion was below consensus of $ 5.7 billion.

Microsoft (MSFT +0.81%) climbed 3% in after-hours trading after it reported Q3 EPS ex-items of 62 cents, well above consensus of 51 cents.

Starbucks (SBUX +2.28%) reported Q2 EPS of 33 cents, right on consensus, although Q2 revenue of $ 4.60 billion was higher than consensus of $ 4.53 billion.

Amazon.com (AMZN +0.05%) jumped over 5% in after-hours trading after it reported a Q1 EPS loss of -12 cents, a smaller loss than consensus of -13 cents.

Google (GOOG +1.42%) reported Q1 EPS of $ 6.57, weaker than consensus of $ 6.60.

MARKET COMMENTS

June E-mini S&Ps (ESM15 +0.11%) this morning are up +2.50 points (+0.12%). Thursday’s closes: S&P 500 +0.24%, Dow Jones +0.11%, Nasdaq +0.36%. The S&P 500 on Thursday closed mildly higher on (1) carry-over support from a continued rally in Asian stocks as Japan’s Nikkei Stock index rose to a 15-year high and China’s Shanghai Composite Index rose to a new 7-year high, and (2) strength in technology stocks with a new 15-year high in the Nasdaq Index. The stock market shook off negatve news including the -11.4% plunge in U.S. March new home sales and the -0.4 point drop in the China Apr HSBC flash manufacturing PMI to a 1-year low of 49.2.

Jun 10-year T-notes (ZNM15 -0.07%) this morning are down -3.5 ticks. Thursday’s closes: TYM5 +9.00, FVM5 +5.50. Jun T-notes on Thursday closed higher on the -11.4% drop in U.S. March new home sales to a 4-month low and the rise in initial unemployment claims to a 7-week high.

The dollar index (DXY00 -0.05%) this morning is down -0.065 (-0.07%) to a 2-week low. EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.0002 (-0.02%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is down -0.04 (-0.03%). Thursday’s closes: Dollar Index -0.654 (-0.67%), EUR/USD +0.0099 (+0.92%), USD/JPY -0.325 (-0.27%). The dollar index on Thursday closed lower on the weaker-than-expected U.S. March new home sales and initial unemployment claims reports and on strength in EUR/USD on ideas that Eurozone and Greek officials may be closing in on a bailout agreement.

Jun WTI crude oil (CLM15 -0.42%) this morning is down -7 cents (-0.12%) and Jun gasoline (RBM15 +0.37%) is up +0.0119 (+0.60%). Thursday’s closes: CLM5 +1.58 (+2.81%), RBM5 +0.0670 (+3.48%). June crude oil and gasoline prices Thursday rallied to 4-month highs and closed sharply higher on continued technical buying and on concern of escalation of violence n the NMiddle East after Saudi Arabia resumed its bombing of Shiite rebels in Yemen.

GLOBAL EVENT CALENDAR04/24/2015
US0830 ETMar durable goods orders expected +0.6% and +0.3% ex transportation, Feb -1.4% and -0.6% ex transportation. Mar capital goods new orders non-defense ex-aircraft & parts expected +0.3%, Feb -1.1%.
1500 ETUSDA Mar Cattle on Feed.
JPN0030 ETJapan Feb all-industry activity index expected -1.0% m/m, Jan +1.9% m/m.
GER0400 ETGerman Apr IFO business climate expected +0.5 to 108.4, Mar 107.9. Apr IFO current assessment expected +0.4 to 112.4, Mar 112.0. Apr IFO expectations expected +0.6 to 104.5, Mar 103.9.
U.S. STOCK CALENDAR04/24/2015
CompanyTickerTimeEvent DescriptionPeriodEstimate
American Airlines Group IncAAL USBef-mktQ1 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20151.704
Cabot Oil & Gas CorpCOG USBef-mktQ1 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20150.029
Interpublic Group of Cos Inc/TheIPG USBef-mktQ1 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ1 2015-0.034
Tyco International PlcTYC USBef-mktQ2 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20150.492
Ventas IncVTR USBef-mktQ1 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20151.146
Biogen IncBIIB USBef-mktQ1 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20153.875
State Street CorpSTT USBef-mktQ1 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20151.053
Simon Property Group IncSPG USBef-mktQ1 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20152.252
DTE Energy CoDTE USBef-mktQ1 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20151.527
LyondellBasell Industries NVLYB USBef-mktQ1 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20151.989
Xerox CorpXRX US7:00Q1 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20150.213
FLIR Systems IncFLIR US7:30Q1 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20150.316
Tyco International PlcTYC US8:00Q2 2015 Earnings CallQ2 2015
Biogen IncBIIB US8:00Q1 2015 Earnings CallQ1 2015
American Airlines Group IncAAL US8:30Q1 2015 Earnings CallQ1 2015
Interpublic Group of Cos Inc/TheIPG US8:30Q1 2015 Earnings CallQ1 2015
DTE Energy CoDTE US9:00Q1 2015 Earnings CallQ1 2015
Cabot Oil & Gas CorpCOG US9:30Q1 2015 Earnings CallQ1 2015
State Street CorpSTT US9:30Q1 2015 Earnings CallQ1 2015
Abbott LaboratoriesABT US10:00Annual General Meeting
Newmont Mining CorpNEM US10:00Q1 2015 Earnings CallQ1 2015
Southwestern Energy CoSWN US10:00Q1 2015 Earnings CallQ1 2015
Ventas IncVTR US10:00Q1 2015 Earnings CallQ1 2015
Xerox CorpXRX US10:00Q1 2015 Earnings CallQ1 2015
Noble Corp plcNE US10:00Annual General MeetingY 2015
Principal Financial Group IncPFG US10:00Q1 2015 Earnings CallQ1 2015
FLIR Systems IncFLIR US11:00Q1 2015 Earnings CallQ1 2015
Simon Property Group IncSPG US11:00Q1 2015 Earnings CallQ1 2015
LyondellBasell Industries NVLYB US11:00Q1 2015 Earnings CallQ1 2015
AT&T IncT US12:00Annual General MeetingY 2015
Wynn Resorts LtdWYNN US12:00Annual General Meeting – Proxy Fight for Board RepresentationY 2015
Kellogg CoK US13:00Annual General MeetingY 2015
Apple IncAAPL USApple Watch Sales Begin Following Pre-Order Period
Sigma-Aldrich CorpSIAL USQ1 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20151.081
FLIR Systems IncFLIR USAnnual General Meeting
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