Thu Jan 28 2016
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Live Index – Thu, 28 Jan 2016 Premarket

PREMARKET WORLD NEWS

March E-mini S&Ps (ESH16 +0.24%) are up +0.08% as a 12% jump in Facebook in pre-market trading leads technology stocks higher. Also, crude oil (CLH16 +0.03%) is up +0.40% at a 2-week high and is leading energy producers higher. European stocks fell back from a 2-week high and are down -1.85 % as a 4% decline in Roche leads European drug companies lower and a 3% drop in Deutsche Bank AG leads European bank stocks lower. Also, a bigger-than-expected decline in Eurozone Jan economic confidence to a 5-month low undercut equity prices. The weakness in European stocks gave Eurozone government debt prices a boost as the 10-year German bund yield tumbled to an 8-1/2 month low of 0.414%. Asian stocks settled mixed: Japan -0.71%, Hong Kong +0.75%, China -2.92%, Taiwan +0.70%, Australia +0.60%, Singapore +0.64%, South Korea +0.24%, India -0.09%. Asian shipbuilders declined and lead Chinese and Japanese equity markets lower after the Baltic Dry Index, a measure of commodity shipping costs, dropped to a 30-year low.

The dollar index (DXY00 unch) is down -0.06%. EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is up +0.20% at a 1-week high. USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is up +0.09%.

Mar T-note prices (ZNH16 unch) are little changed, down -0.5 of a tick.

Eurozone Jan economic confidence fell -1.7 to 105.0, weaker than expectations of -0.4 to 106.4 and a 5-month low.

UK Q4 GDP rose +0.5% q/q and +1.9% y/y, right on expectations.

U.S. STOCK PREVIEW

Key U.S. news today includes: (1) weekly initial unemployment claims (expected -12,000 to 281,000, previous +10,000 to 293,000) and continuing claims (expected +10,000 to 2.218 million, previous 56,000 to 2.208 million), (2) Dec durable goods orders (expected -0.7% and -0.1% ex-transportation, Nov unch and unch ex-transportation), (3) Dec pending home sales (expected +0.9% m/m and +4.8% y/y, Nov -0.9% m/m and +5.1% y/y), (4) Jan Kansas City Fed manufacturing activity (expected -1 to -10, Dec -10 to -9), and (5) the Treasury’s auction of $ 29 billion 7-year T-notes.

There are 52 of the S&P 500 companies that report earnings today with notable reports including: Amazon (consensus $ 1.55), Microsoft (0.71), Visa (0.68), Caterpillar (0.69), Nasdaq (0.88), Ford (0.51), Time Warner Cable (1.77), PulteGroup (0.49), Abbott Labs (0.61).

U.S. IPO’s scheduled to price today: none.

Equity conferences during the remainder of this week: none.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREMARKET U.S. STOCKS

Facebook (FB -2.97%) is up over 12% in pre-market trading after it reported Q4 adjusted EPS of 79 cents, above consensus of 68 cents.

Hallibuton (HAL +0.41%) was upgraded to ‘Buy’ from ‘Accumulate’ at KLR Group with a price target of $ 44.

Ford Motor (F -3.34%) reported Q4 adjusted EPS of 58 cents, better than consensus of 51 cents.

EBay (EBAY -0.86%) sank over 10% in after-hours trading after it lowered guidance on fiscal 2016 adjusted EPS to $ 1.82-$ 1.87, below consensus of $ 1.98, and said it sees Q1 adjusted EPS of 43 cents-45 cents, weaker than consensus of 48 cents.

Paypal (PYPL -1.19%) rose 5% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 adjusted EPS of 36 cents, higher than consensus of 34 cents.

Juniper Networks (JNPR -0.41%) slumped over 9% in after-hours trading after it lowered guidance on Q1 adjusted EPS to 42 cents-46 cents, below consensus of 47 cents.

Discover Financial Services (DFS +0.68%) tumbled over 7% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 EPS of $ 1.14, below consensus of $ 1.30.

SanDisk (SNDK +0.19%) gained over 1% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 adjusted EPS of $ 1.26, higher than consensus of 90 cents.

Texas Instruments (TXN -0.06%) rose over 2% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 GAAP EPS ex-benefits of 71 cents, above consensus of 69 cents.

United Rentals (URI -1.85%) sank over 10% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 adjusted EPS of $ 2.19, below consensus of $ 2.33.

ServiceNow (NOW -3.32%) slumped over 12% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 billings of $ 365.7 million, below forecasts of $ 370 million-$ 375 million, and said it sees 2016 revenue of $ 1.34 billion-$ 1.37 billion, below consensus of $ 1.37 billion.

Teradyne (TER +0.61%) jumped 10% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 adjusted EPS of 13 cents, higher than consensus of 10 cents, and then raised guidance on Q1 EPS to 23 cents-29 cents, above consensus of 18 cents.

Mellanox Technologies (MLNX +0.46%) climbed over 6% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 EPS of 90 cents, well above consensus of 70 cents.

InvenSense (INVN -5.78%) dropped 6% in after-hours trading after it lowered guidance on Q4 EPS to $ 0.00 to up 2 cents, below consensus of 12 cents.

 

MARKET COMMENTS

Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH16 +0.24%) this morning are up +1.50 points (+0.08%). Wednesday’s closes: S&P 500 -1.09%, Dow Jones -1.38%, Nasdaq -2.48%. The S&P 500 on Wednesday closed lower on negative carryover from the -0.52% drop in China’s Shanghai Composite to a 13-3/4 month low, weakness in technology stocks after Apple fell by more than 6% on smaller-than-expected Q2 revenue indications, and some disappointment that the FOMC’s post-meeting statement was not more dovish.

Mar 10-year T-notes (ZNH16 unch) this morning are down -0.5 of a tick. Wednesday’s closes: TYH6 +8.50, FVH6 +4.75. Mar T-notes on Wednesday closed higher on the slide in stocks that boosted the safe-haven demand for T-notes, and the post-FOMC meeting statement said that the Fed was watching global developments closely and that it expects to raise interest rates at a “gradual” pace. Gains were limited after U.S. Dec new home sales rose at the fastest pace in 10 months.

The dollar index (DXY00 unch) this morning is down -0.059 (-0.06%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is up +0.0022 (+0.20%) at a 1-week high. USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is up +0.11 (+0.09%). Wednesday’s closes: Dollar Index -0.458 (-0.46%), EUR/USD +0.0023 (+0.21%), USD/JPY +0.26 (+0.22%). The dollar index on Wednesday closed lower as the post-FOMC meeting statement adopted more dovish language and as the rally in crude oil boosted the Canadian dollar to a 3-week high against the dollar.

Mar crude oil (CLH16 +0.03%) this morning is up +13 cents (+0.40%) and Mar gasoline (RBH16 +2.16%) is up +0.0200 (+1.87%). Wednesday’s closes: CLH6 +0.71 (+2.26%), RBH6 -0.0008 (+0.07%). Mar crude oil and gasoline on Wednesday closed higher as Mar gasoline recovered from a contract low. Crude oil prices were boosted by the weaker dollar and by the -771,000 bbl decline in crude oil supplies at Cushing, OK, the delivery point for WTI futures, the first decline in twelve weeks. Crude oil prices were undercut by the +8.38 million bbl surge in weekly EIA crude supplies and the +3.46 million bbl increase in weekly EIA gasoline stockpiles to 248.46 million bbl, more than expectations of +1.0 million bbl and a 15-3/4 year high.

GLOBAL EVENT CALENDAR01/28/2016
US0830 ETWeekly initial unemployment claims expected -12,000 to 281,000, previous +10,000 to 293,000. Weekly continuing claims expected +10,000 to 2.218 million, previous -56,000 to 2.208 million.
0830 ETDec durable goods orders expected -0.7% and -0.1% ex-transportation, Nov unch and unch ex-transportation. Dec capital goods orders non-defense ex aircraft & parts expected -0.2%, Nov -0.3%.
0830 ETUSDA weekly Export Sales.
1000 ETDec pending home sales expected +0.9% m/m and +4.8% y/y, Nov -0.9% m/m and +5.1% y/y.
1100 ETJan Kansas City Fed manufacturing activity expected -1 to -10, Dec -10 to -9.
1300 ETTreasury auctions $ 29 billion 7-year T-notes.
GER0200 ETGerman Dec import price index expected -1.1% m/m and -3.1% y/y, Nov -0.2% m/m and -3.5% y/y.
0800 ETGerman Jan CPI (EU harmonized) expected -1.0% m/m and +0.4% y/y, Dec unch m/m and +0.2% y/y.
UK0430 ETUK Q4 GDP expected +0.5% q/q and +1.9% y/y, Q3 +0.4% q/q and +2.1% y/y.
0430 ETUK Nov index of services expected +0.2% m/m and +0.6% 3-mo/3-mo, Oct +0.1% m/m and +0.5% 3-mo/3-mo.
0600 ETUK Jan CBI reported sales expected -1 to 18, Dec 19.
1901 ETUK Jan Lloyds business barometer, Dec 45.
1905 ETUK Jan GfK consumer confidence expected -1 to 1, Dec 2.
EUR0500 ETEurozone Jan economic confidence expected -0.4 to 106.4, Dec 106.8. Jan business climate indicator expected 0.1 to 0.40, Dec 0.41.
0500 ETRevised Eurozone Jan consumer confidence, preliminary -0.6 to -6.3.
JPN1830 ETJapan Dec overall household spending expected -2.5% y/y, Nov -2.9% y/y.
1830 ETJapan Dec jobless rate expected unch at 3.3%. Dec job-to-applicant ratio expected +0.01 to 1.26, Nov 1.25.
1830 ETJapan Dec national CPI expected +0.2% y/y, Nov +0.3% y/y. Dec national CPI ex-fresh food expected +0.1% y/y, Nov +0.1% y/y. Dec national CPI ex food & energy expected +0.9% y/y, Nov +0.9% y/y.
1830 ETJapan Jan Tokyo CPI expected unch y/y, Dec unch y/y. Jan Tokyo CPI ex-fresh food expected +0.1% y/y, Dec +0.1% y/y. Jan Tokyo CPI ex food & energy expected +0.6% y/y, Dec +0.6% y/y.
1850 ETJapan Dec industrial production expected -0.3% m/m and -0.6% y/y, Nov -1.0% m/m and +1.6% y/y.
2300 ETJapan Dec vehicle production, Nov +6.0% y/y.
U.S. STOCK CALENDAR01/28/2016
CompanyTickerTimeEvent DescriptionPeriodEstimate
Abbott LaboratoriesABT USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.609
Airgas IncARG USBef-mktQ3 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20161.172
American Electric Power Co IncAEP USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.496
Baker Hughes IncBHI USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 2015-0.1
Ball CorpBLL USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.746
Bristol-Myers Squibb CoBMY USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.286
Harley-Davidson IncHOG USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.204
Helmerich & Payne IncHP USBef-mktQ1 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ1 2016-0.072
Hershey Co/TheHSY USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.049
Johnson Controls IncJCI USBef-mktQ1 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20160.819
Eli Lilly & CoLLY USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.783
Northrop Grumman CorpNOC USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20152.008
Nucor CorpNUE USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.226
PulteGroup IncPHM USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.487
Raytheon CoRTN USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.824
Stanley Black & Decker IncSWK USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.762
Thermo Fisher Scientific IncTMO USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20152.108
McCormick & Co Inc/MDMKC USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.172
Celgene CorpCELG USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.18
AutoNation IncAN USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.035
T Rowe Price Group IncTROW USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.107
Quest Diagnostics IncDGX USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.186
Valero Energy CorpVLO USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.464
L-3 Communications Holdings IncLLL USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.987
Alliance Data Systems CorpADS USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20154.104
Time Warner Cable IncTWC USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.768
Xcel Energy IncXEL USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.402
Mead Johnson Nutrition CoMJN USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.726
HCA Holdings IncHCA USBef-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.514
Ford Motor CoF US7:00Q4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.51
Altria Group IncMO US7:00Q4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.68
Sherwin-Williams Co/TheSHW US7:00Q4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.869
Invesco LtdIVZ US7:00Q4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.604
Nasdaq IncNDAQ US7:00Q4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.881
Under Armour IncUA US7:15Q4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.46
Caterpillar IncCAT US7:30Q4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.688
NextEra Energy IncNEE US7:30Q4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.076
McCormick & Co Inc/MDMKC US7:30Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Zimmer Biomet Holdings IncZBH US7:30Q4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20152.041
Harman International Industries IncHAR US8:00Q2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20161.727
Stanley Black & Decker IncSWK US8:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Crown Castle International CorpCCI US8:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Nasdaq IncNDAQ US8:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Zimmer Biomet Holdings IncZBH US8:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Hershey Co/TheHSY US8:30Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
PulteGroup IncPHM US8:30Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Thermo Fisher Scientific IncTMO US8:30Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Quest Diagnostics IncDGX US8:30Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Alliance Data Systems CorpADS US8:30Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Time Warner Cable IncTWC US8:30Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Under Armour IncUA US8:30Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Abbott LaboratoriesABT US9:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
American Electric Power Co IncAEP US9:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Ford Motor CoF US9:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
NextEra Energy IncNEE US9:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Harley-Davidson IncHOG US9:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Eli Lilly & CoLLY US9:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Altria Group IncMO US9:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Raytheon CoRTN US9:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Celgene CorpCELG US9:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Invesco LtdIVZ US9:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Ameriprise Financial IncAMP US9:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Mead Johnson Nutrition CoMJN US9:30Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Xcel Energy IncXEL US10:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
HCA Holdings IncHCA US10:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Bristol-Myers Squibb CoBMY US10:30Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Ball CorpBLL US11:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Caterpillar IncCAT US11:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Ford Motor CoF US11:00Q4 2015 Earnings Call – Fixed IncomeC4 2015
Harman International Industries IncHAR US11:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Helmerich & Payne IncHP US11:00Q1 2016 Earnings CallQ1 2016
Johnson Controls IncJCI US11:00Q1 2016 Earnings CallQ1 2016
Sherwin-Williams Co/TheSHW US11:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
AutoNation IncAN US11:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Valero Energy CorpVLO US11:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallC4 2015
Valero Energy CorpVLO US11:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
L-3 Communications Holdings IncLLL US11:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Northrop Grumman CorpNOC US12:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
United Rentals IncURI US12:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Murphy Oil CorpMUR US13:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Air Products & Chemicals IncAPD US14:00Annual General MeetingY 2016
Nucor CorpNUE US14:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
SL Green Realty CorpSLG US14:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Eastman Chemical CoEMN US16:30Q4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.549
CR Bard IncBCR US17:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Western Digital CorpWDC US17:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Amgen IncAMGN US17:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Skyworks Solutions IncSWKS US17:00Q1 2016 Earnings CallQ1 2016
Electronic Arts IncEA US17:00Q3 2016 Earnings CallQ3 2016
Amazon.com IncAMZN US17:00Q4 2015 Earnings CallQ4 2015
Visa IncV US17:00Q1 2016 Earnings CallQ1 2016
CR Bard IncBCR USAft-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20152.413
Western Digital CorpWDC USAft-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20161.54
Amgen IncAMGN USAft-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20152.286
KLA-Tencor CorpKLAC USAft-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.855
Microsoft CorpMSFT USAft-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.71
Skyworks Solutions IncSWKS USAft-mktQ1 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20161.583
Electronic Arts IncEA USAft-mktQ3 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20161.811
Amazon.com IncAMZN USAft-mktQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20151.551
Visa IncV USAft-mktQ1 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20160.681
WestRock CoWRK USAft-mktQ1 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20160.6
Microsoft CorpMSFT US17:30Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Jacobs Engineering Group IncJEC USAnnual General Meeting
Merck & Co IncMRK USPDUFA, grazoprevir/elbasvir, hepatitis C (HCV)
Micron Technology IncMU USAnnual General Meeting
Cameron International CorpCAM USQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.719
Broadcom CorpBRCM USQ4 2015 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20150.711
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