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Live Index – Thu, 15 Oct 2015 Premarket

PREMARKET WORLD NEWS

December E-mini S&Ps (ESZ15 +0.71%) are up +0.69% and European stocks are up +1.53% as global stocks and emerging-market currencies rallied on speculation that a Fed interest rate increase has been pushed back into next year. European stocks rose further and EUR/USD fell back from a 1-1/2 month high on signs that the ECB is concerned about deflation and may expand QE after ECB Governing Council member Nowotny said both headline and core inflation in the Eurozone are “clearly missing our target,” which contrasts from comments he made three weeks ago when he said there was “equilibrium” in prices. Asian stocks settled higher: Japan +1.15%, Hong Kong +2.00%, China +2.32%, Taiwan +0.93%, Australia +0.63%, Singapore +1.05%, South Korea +1.20%, India +0.86%. China’s Shanghai Composite rallied up to a 1-1/2 month high after the Chinese government unveiled a $ 36 billion plan to reorganize China’s telecom industry, which bolstered speculation the government will accelerate reforms of state-owned companies to revive economic growth.

The dollar index (DXY00 +0.17%) is up +0.17% as it rebounds from an overnight 1-1/2 month low. EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.31% and retreated from a 1-1/2 month high after comments from ECB Governing Council member Nowotny fueled speculation the ECB may expand QE. USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is down -0.45% to a 1-1/2 month low.

Dec T-note prices (ZNZ15 -0.10%) are down -3.5 ticks.

ECB Governing Council member Nowotny hinted that the ECB may need to expand QE measures when he said both headline and core inflation in the Eurozone are “clearly missing our target” and that “additional” steps may be necessary to achieve growth.

U.S. STOCK PREVIEW

Key U.S. news today includes: (1) weekly initial unemployment claims (expected +7,000 to 270,000, previous -13,000 to 263,000) and continuing claims (expected -4,000 to 2.200 million, previous +9,000 to 2.204 million), (2) Sep CPI (expected -0.2% m/m and -0.1% y/y, Aug -0.1% m/m and +0.2% y/y) and Sep CPI ex food & energy (expected +0.1% m/m and +1.8% y/y, Aug +0.1% m/m and +1.8% y/y), (3) Oct Empire manufacturing survey general business conditions (expected +6.67 to -8.00, Sep +0.25 to -14.67), (4) Oct Philadelphia Fed outlook survey diffusion index (expected +4.0 to -2.0, Sep -14.3 to -6.0), (5) New York Fed President William Dudley’s speech at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. about how the Fed should decide the appropriate level of interest rates, (6) St. Louis Fed President James Bullard’s opening remarks at the St. Louis Fed’s annual fall policy conference, (7) Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester’s speech at the NYU Stern Center for Global Business and Economy,

There are 13 of the S&P 500 companies report earnings today with notable reports including Goldman Sachs (consensus $ 3.00), Citigroup ($ 1.27), UnitedHealth Group (1.64), Mattel (0.80), Schlumberger (0.77), Wynn Resorts (0.85).

U.S. IPO’s scheduled to price today: Adesto Technologies (IOTS), Fuling Global (FORK), American Farmland Co (AFCO).

Equity conferences during the remainder of this week include: Energy Storage North America Conference on Thu, and Moody’s UK Water Sector Conference on Thu.

PREMARKET U.S. STOCKS

UnitedHealth Group (UNH -1.55%) reported Q3 EPS of $ 1.65, better consensus of $ 1.64.

PPG Industries (PPG +0.14%) reported Q3 EPS of $ 1.61, higher than consensus of $ 1.57.

Philip Morris International (PM +0.08%) reported Q3 EPS of $ 1.24 above consensus of $ 1.12.

Goldman Sachs (GS -0.81%) reported Q3 qdjusted EPS of $ 2.64, well below consensus of $ 3.00.

Garmin Ltd. (GRMN +0.38%) fell over 10% in pre-market trading after it reported preliminary adjusted Q3 EPS of 51 cents, weaker than consensus of 64 cents, and then lowered guidance on fiscal 2015 EPS to $ 2.25 from a July estimate of $ 2.65, well below consensus of $ 2.62.

Manitowoc (MTW -2.91%) plunged 12% in after-hours trading after it forecast Q3 preliminary sales of $ 863 million, weaker than consensus of $ 942 million.

Dexcom (DXCM -6.35%) jumped nearly 10% in after-hours trading after it reported preliminary Q3 revenue of $ 105 million, higher than consensus of $ 97.9 million

Xilinx (XLNX +2.02%) rose nearly 4% in after-hours trading after it reported Q2 EPS of 48 cents, better than consensus of 46 cents.

HCA Holdings (HCA +0.21%) tumbled over 9% in after-hours trading after it reported Q3 EPS of $ 1.17, below consensus of $ 1.22. Community Health Systems (CYH -0.90%) also fell over 6% and Tenet Healthcare (THC -2.48%) slipped 9% in after-hours trading on the weaker-than-expected earnings from HCA Holdings.

Netflix (NFLX +0.46%) fell over 3% in after-hours trading after it reported Q3 EPS of 7 cents, less than consensus of 8 cents.

MBIA Inc. (MBI +1.72%) jumped over 9% and Assured Guaranty (AGO +1.41%) rose over 1% in after-hours trading after the WSJ reported that Puerto Rico and U.S. officials are discussing issuance of a “superbond” to help restructure Puerto Rico’s debt.

Imprivata (IMPR -3.30%) slumped over 30% in after-hours trading after it reported a preliminary Q3 adjusted EPS loss of -22 cents to -23 cents, a bigger loss than consensus of -20 cents.

MARKET COMMENTS

Dec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ15 +0.71%) this morning are up +13.75 points (+0.69%). Wednesday’s closes: S&P 500 -0.47%, Dow Jones -0.92%, Nasdaq -0.14%. The S&P 500 on Wednesday closed lower on carryover weakness from a slide in global stocks on Chinese economic concerns after China Sep PPI fell -5.9% y/y, the steepest decline in 6 years. There were also concerns about the pace of U.S. growth after the U.S. Sep retail sales report of +0.1% and -0.3% ex autos was weaker than expectations of +0.2% and -0.1% ex autos. Also, WalMart fell by -10% to a 3-1/3 year low after the world’s largest retailer forecast earnings will drop by 6-12% in fiscal 2017, weaker than analysts’ projections for a +4% increase.

Dec 10-year T-notes (ZNZ15 -0.10%) this morning are down -3.5 ticks. Wednesday’s closes: TYZ5 +22.00, FVZ5 +13.25. Dec T-notes on Wednesday rose to a 1-1/2 week high and settled higher on the weaker-than-expected U.S. Sep retail sales and Sep PPI reports, which reduce the chance of a Fed interest rate increase this year. T-notes also received a boost from the slide in global stocks, which boosts the safe-haven demand for Treasuries.

The dollar index (DXY00 +0.17%) this morning is up +0.161 (+0.17%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.0036 (-0.31%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is down -0.54 (-0.45%) at a 1-1/2 month low. Wednesday’s closes: Dollar Index -0.828 (-0.87%), EUR/USD +0.0095 (+0.83%), USD/JPY -0.92 (-0.77%). The dollar index on Wednesday tumbled to a 1-1/2 month low and closed lower on increased chances for a further Fed rate hike delay after the weaker-than-expected U.S. Sep PPI and Sep retail sales reports. In addition, the China Sep PPI fell by the most in 6 years, which suggests weak Chinese product demand.

Nov crude oil (CLX15 -1.14%) this morning is down -54 cents (-1.16%) at a 1-week low and Nov gasoline (RBX15 +1.01%) is up +0.0144 (+1.10%). Wednesday’s closes: CLX5 -0.02 (-0.04%), RBX5 +0.0068 (+0.52%). Nov crude oil and gasoline on Wednesday settled mixed with Nov crude falling to a 1-week low and Nov gasoline posting a 9-month low. Crude oil prices were undercut by the weak U.S. retail sales report and Chinese PPI report and by expectations that Thursday’s weekly EIA inventory data will show that U.S. crude inventories rose +2.6 million bbl and Cushing stockpiles rose +900,000 bbl. Crude oil prices found some underlying support from the decline in the dollar index to a 1-1/2 month low.

GLOBAL EVENT CALENDAR10/15/2015
US0830 ETWeekly initial unemployment claims expected +7,000 to 270,000, previous -13,000 to 263,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -4,000 to 2.200 million, previous +9,000 to 2.204 million.
0830 ETSep CPI expected -0.2% m/m and -0.1% y/y, Aug -0.1% m/m and +0.2% y/y. Sep CPI ex food & energy expected +0.1% m/m and +1.8% y/y, Aug +0.1% m/m and +1.8% y/y.
0830 ETOct Empire manufacturing survey general business conditions expected +6.67 to -8.00, Sep +0.25 to -14.67.
1000 ETOct Philadelphia Fed outlook survey diffusion index general conditions expected +4.0 to -2.0, Sep -14.3 to -6.0.
1030 ETNew York Fed President William Dudley speaks at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. about how the Fed should decide the appropriate level of interest rates.
1030 ETSt. Louis Fed President James Bullard makes opening remarks at the St. Louis Feds annual fall policy conference.
1100 ETEIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.
1100 ETTreasury announces amount of 30-year TIPS to be auctioned Oct 22.
1630 ETCleveland Fed President Loretta Mester speaks at the NYU Stern Center for Global Business and Economy.
JPN0030 ETRevised Japan Aug industrial production, Jul -0.5% m/m and +0.2% y/y.
0030 ETJapan Aug capacity utilization, Jul -0.2% m/m.
0030 ETJapan Aug tertiary industry index expected unch m/m, Jul +0.2% m/m.
U.S. STOCK CALENDAR10/15/2015
CompanyTickerTimeEvent DescriptionPeriodEstimate
PPG Industries IncPPG USBef-mktQ3 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20151.571
Charles Schwab Corp/TheSCHW USBef-mktQ3 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20150.267
UnitedHealth Group IncUNH USBef-mktQ3 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20151.64
KeyCorpKEY USBef-mktQ3 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20150.267
US BancorpUSB USBef-mktQ3 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20150.811
BB&T CorpBBT US5:45Q3 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20150.686
Philip Morris International IncPM US7:00Q3 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20151.122
Goldman Sachs Group Inc/TheGS US7:30Q3 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20153
Citigroup IncC US8:00Q3 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20151.274
BB&T CorpBBT US8:00Q3 2015 Earnings CallQ3 2015
UnitedHealth Group IncUNH US8:45Q3 2015 Earnings CallQ3 2015
KeyCorpKEY US9:00Q3 2015 Earnings CallQ3 2015
Philip Morris International IncPM US9:00Q3 2015 Earnings CallQ3 2015
US BancorpUSB US9:30Q3 2015 Earnings CallQ3 2015
Goldman Sachs Group Inc/TheGS US9:30Q3 2015 Earnings CallQ3 2015
Citigroup IncC US11:00Q3 2015 Earnings CallQ3 2015
PPG Industries IncPPG US14:00Q3 2015 Earnings CallQ3 2015
People’s United Financial IncPBCT US16:00Q3 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20150.218
Mattel IncMAT US16:05Q3 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20150.795
Wynn Resorts LtdWYNN US16:30Q3 2015 Earnings CallQ3 2015
Mattel IncMAT US17:00Q3 2015 Earnings CallQ3 2015
People’s United Financial IncPBCT US17:00Q3 2015 Earnings CallQ3 2015
Schlumberger LtdSLB USAft-mktQ3 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20150.766
Wynn Resorts LtdWYNN USAft-mktQ3 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20150.851
PG&E CorpPCG US21:30Commonwealth Club of San Francisco Presents CEO, Tony Earley
American Express CoAXP USCredit-card Charge-offs and Delinquencies
JPMorgan Chase & CoJPM USCredit-card Charge-offs and Delinquencies
Bank of America CorpBAC USCredit-card Charge-offs and Delinquencies
Citigroup IncC USCredit-card Charge-offs and Delinquencies
Morgan StanleyMS USCredit-card Charge-offs and Delinquencies
Capital One Financial CorpCOF USCredit-card Charge-offs and Delinquencies
Discover Financial ServicesDFS USCredit-card Charge-offs and Delinquencies

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