US : Pre Market News – 04 Aug 2016
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US : Pre Market News – 04 Aug 2016

NEW YORK :

PREMARKET WORLD NEWS

Sep E-mini S&Ps (ESU16 +0.29%) are little changed, up +0.06%, and European stocks are up +0.74 after the BOE as expected, cut its benchmark lending rate by 25 bp to a record low 0.25% and expanded its QE program by 60 billion pounds to 435 billion pounds. GBP/USD (^GBPUSD) is down -1.11% as the BOE also cut its UK 2017 GDP forecast to 0.8% from 2.3% and said new stimulus measures can be expanded further if needed. Gains is stocks were limited as a -0.88% drop in crude oil prices (CLU16 -0.42%) undercut energy producing stocks, while a -1.55% fall in copper prices (HGU16 -1.43%) to a 3-week low put pressure on mining stocks. Asian stocks settled higher: Japan +1.07%, Hong Kong +0.43%, China +0.13%, Taiwan +0.26%, Australia +0.18%, Singapore +0.15%, South Korea +0.24%, India +0.06%. Chinese stocks found support on a statement from the PBOC that said it plans to keep monetary policy “prudent” this year, while Japan’s Nikkei Stock Index recovered from a 3-week low and closed higher as a rally in brokerage and shipping stocks led the overall market higher.

The dollar index (DXY00 +0.23%) is up +0.15%. EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.17%. USD/JPY (^USDJPY)is up +0.09%.

Sep T-note prices (ZNU16 +0.15%) are up +4 ticks.

In a statement released today, the PBOC reiterated it plans to keep monetary policy “prudent” this year and said it will use multiple tools to keep liquidity at reasonably ample levels and maintain reasonable credit growth in the second half of this year.

U.S. STOCK PREVIEW

Key U.S. news today includes: (1) Jul Challenge job cuts (Jun -14.1% y/y), (2) weekly initial unemployment claims (expected -1,000 to 265,000, previous +14,000 to 266,000) and continuing claims (expected -9,000 to 2.130 million, previous +7,000 to 2.139 million), (3) Jun factory orders (expected -1.9% and -0.2% ex transportation, May -1.0% and +0.1% ex-transportation), (4) USDA weekly Export Sales.

There are 29 of the S&P 500 companies that report earnings today with notable reports including: Viacom (consensus $ 1.01), Church & Dwight (0.79), Duke Energy (1.01), Kellogg (0.91), Priceline (12.67), Consolidated Edison (0.69), Fluor (0.89), Monster Beverage (1.04).

U.S. IPO’s scheduled to price today: Motif Bio PLC (MTFB).

Equity conferences this week include: Wells Fargo Services Conference on Wed-Thu.

PREMARKET U.S. STOCKS

Transocean Ltd. (RIG +3.98%) gained nearly 2% in after-hours trading after it reported an unexpected Q2 adjusted EPS profit of 17 cents, higher than consensus of a -2 cent loss.

Prudential Financial (PRU +2.95%) dropped over 2% in after-hours trading after it reported Q2 operating EPS of $ 1.84, well below consensus of $ 2.50,

XPO Logistics (XPO +0.87%) jumped over 10% in after-hours trading after it reported Q2 adjusted EPS of 42 cents, well above consensus of 22 cents, and then raised its full-year adjusted Ebitda view to at least $ 1.265 billion from a July 18 view of $ 1.25 billion.

CF Industries Holdings (CF +0.12%) fell over 4% in after-hours trading after it reported Q2 net sales of $ 1.134 billion, below consensus of $ 1.139 billion.

Jack in the Box (JACK -0.89%) rallied almost 6% in pre-market trading after it raised guidance on full-year adjusted EPS to $ 3.65-$ 3.75 from a May 11 view of $ 3.50-$ 3.63.

Albemarle (ALB -0.45%) slid nearly 4% in after-hours trading after it reported Q2 adjusted Ebitda of $ 190.5 million, weaker than consensus of $ 237.5 million.

Square (SQ +3.88%) jumped over 15% in pre-market trading after it raised its 2016 adjusted Ebitda estimate to $ 18 million-$ 24 million from a prior view of $ 8 million-$ 14 million.

TripAdvisor (TRIP +0.12%) lost nearly 8% in after-hours trading after it reported Q2 adjusted EPS of 38 cents, below consensus of 42 cents,

GoDaddy (GDDY -3.51%) rose nearly 8% in after-hours trading after it hiked its 2016 revenue estimate to $ 1.84 billion-$ 1.847 billion from a May 4 view of $ 1.83 billion-$ 1.845 billion.

Avid Technology (AVID +1.21%) climbed 8% in after-hours trading after it raised guidance on non-GAAP year revenue to $ 535 million-$ 565 million from a prior view of $ 500 million-$ 525 million.

Genpact Ltd. (G +0.15%) lost 2% in after-hours trading after it lowered its 2016 revenue estimate to $ 2.59 billion-$ 2.62 billion from a May 5 estimate of $ 2.62 billion-$ 2.66 billion.

AxoGen (AXGN +7.32%) rallied 10% in after-hours trading after it reported a Q2 loss of -9 cents, a smaller loss than consensus of -12 cents.

Insulet (PODD +0.42%) jumped 8% in after-hours trading after it boosted its full-year revenue estimate to $ 345 million-$ 355 million from a May 3 view of $ 330 million-$ 350 million.

Teladoc (TDOC -1.17%) plunged over 25% in after-hours trading after it said it sees a full-year loss per share between $ 1.47-$ 1.52, a wider loss than consensus of -$ 1.25.

MARKET COMMENTS

Sep E-mini S&Ps (ESU16 +0.29%) this morning are up +1.25 points (+0.06%). Wednesday’s closes: S&P 500 +0.31%, Dow Jones +0.23%, Nasdaq +0.32%. The S&P 500 index on Wednesday closed higher on the +179,000 increase in the Jul ADP employment report (stronger than expectations of +170,000) and on the +3.34% rally in crude oil prices, which spurred gains in energy producer stocks. Stocks were undercut by the -1.0 point decline in the U.S. Jul ISM non-manufacturing PMI to 55.5, weaker than expectations of -0.6 to 55.9.

Sep 10-year T-notes (ZNU16 +0.15%) this morning are up +4 ticks. Wednesday’s closes: TYU6 +1.00, FVU6 +1.00. Sep T-notes on Wednesday closed little changed. T-notes were undercut by signs of strength in the U.S. labor market after the Jun ADP employment rose +179,000, more than expectations of +170,000. T-notes found support from Minneapolis Fed President Kashkari’s comment that “when I look at the data I don’t see much inflationary pressure” and from the larger-than-expected decline in the U.S. Jul ISM non-manufacturing index.

The dollar index (DXY00 +0.23%) this morning is up +0.142 (+0.15%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.0019 (-0.17%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is up +0.09 (+0.09%). Wednesday’s closes: Dollar index +0.482 (+0.51%), EUR/USD -0.0075 (-0.67%), USD/JPY +0.35 (+0.35%). The dollar index on Wednesday closed higher on the larger-than-expected increase in the U.S. Jul ADP employment, (+179,000 vs. expectations of +170,000) and weakness in EUR/USD after Eurozone Jun retail sales rose +1.6% y/y, weaker than expectations of +1.8% y/y.

Sep WTI crude oil (CLU16 -0.42%) this morning is down -36 cents (-0.88%) and Sep gasoline (RBU16 -1.47%) is down -0.0221 (-1.64%). Wednesday’s closes: CLU6 +1.32 (+3.34%), RBU6 +0.0383 (+2.92%). Sep crude and gasoline on Wednesday closed higher as Sep crude recovered from a 3-1/2 month low. Crude oil prices were boosted by the -0.6% drop in U.S. crude production in the week ended Jul 29, the first decline in 4 weeks, and the -3.262 million bbl decline in EIA gasoline inventories, more than expectations of -650,000 bbl. Crude oil prices were undercut by the stronger dollar and by the unexpected +1.413 million bbl increase in EIA crude supplies (vs expectations of a -1.75 million bbl).

GLOBAL EVENT CALENDAR 08/04/2016
Thursday, Aug 4
US0730 ETJul Challenge job cuts, Jun -14.1% y/y.
0830 ETWeekly initial unemployment claims expected -1,000 to 265,000, previous +14,000 to 266,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -9,000 to 2.130 million, previous +7,000 to 2.139 million.
0830 ETUSDA weekly Export Sales.
1000 ETJun factory orders expected -1.9% and -0.2% ex transportation, May -1.0% and +0.1% ex-transportation.
Friday, Aug 5
US0830 ETJul non-farm payrolls expected +180,000, Jun +287,000. Jul private payrolls expected +170,000, Jun +265,000. Jul manufacturing payrolls expected +4,000, Jun +14,000. Jul unemployment rate expected -0.1 to 4.8%, Jun +0.2 to 4.9%.
0830 ETJul avg hourly earnings expected +0.2% m/m and +2.6% y/y, Jun +0.1% m/m and +2.6% y/y. Jul avg weekly hours all employees expected unch at 34.4 hours, Jun unch at 34.4 hours.
0830 ETJun trade balance expected -$ 43.0 billion, May -$ 41.1 billion.
1400 ETJun consumer credit expected +16.0 billion, May +$ 18.558 billion.
JPN0100 ETJapan Jun leading index CI expected unch at 99.7, May -0.3 to 99.7. Jun coincident index expected +1.3 to 111.2, May -2.1 to 109.9.
GER0200 ETGerman Jun factory orders expected +0.5% m/m and -1.5% y/y, May unch m/m and -0.2% y/y.
UK0330 ETUK Jul Halifax house prices expected -0.2% m/m and +8.8% 3-mo/y/y, Jun +1.3% m/m and +8.4% 3-mo/y/y.
U.S. STOCK CALENDAR 08/04/2016
CompanyTickerTimeEvent DescriptionPeriodEstimate
Ball CorpBLL USBef-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.991
Becton Dickinson and CoBDX USBef-mktQ3 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20162.203
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals IncREGN USBef-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20162.617
Chesapeake Energy CorpCHK USBef-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 2016-0.107
Henry Schein IncHSIC USBef-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20161.627
Iron Mountain IncIRM USBef-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.523
AMETEK IncAME USBef-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.589
Quanta Services IncPWR USBef-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.356
WestRock CoWRK US6:45Q3 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20160.663
Apache CorpAPA US7:00Q2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 2016-0.141
Church & Dwight Co IncCHD US7:00Q2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.794
Duke Energy CorpDUK US7:00Q2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20161.009
Fastenal CoFAST US7:00July 2016 Sales and Revenue Release2016
L Brands IncLB US7:30July 2016 Sales and Revenue Call – Pre-Recorded2016
Parker-Hannifin CorpPH US7:30Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20161.765
Becton Dickinson and CoBDX US8:00Q3 2016 Earnings CallQ3 2016
Harman International Industries IncHAR US8:00Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20161.52
Kellogg CoK US8:00Q2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.908
MetLife IncMET US8:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Michael Kors Holdings LtdKORS US8:00Annual General MeetingY 2016
Tesoro CorpTSO US8:30Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals IncREGN US8:30Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Iron Mountain IncIRM US8:30Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
AMETEK IncAME US8:30Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Viacom IncVIAB US8:30Q3 2016 Earnings CallC2 2016
TripAdvisor IncTRIP US8:30Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
WestRock CoWRK US8:30Q3 2016 Earnings CallQ3 2016
Marathon Oil CorpMRO US9:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Chesapeake Energy CorpCHK US9:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Allstate Corp/TheALL US9:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Transocean LtdRIG US9:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Albemarle CorpALB US9:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Quanta Services IncPWR US9:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Sempra EnergySRE US9:00Q2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.971
CF Industries Holdings IncCF US9:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
American Water Works Co IncAWK US9:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Kellogg CoK US9:30Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Church & Dwight Co IncCHD US10:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Duke Energy CorpDUK US10:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Lincoln National CorpLNC US10:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Henry Schein IncHSIC US10:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Ball CorpBLL US11:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Harman International Industries IncHAR US11:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Parker-Hannifin CorpPH US11:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Prudential Financial IncPRU US11:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Cimarex Energy CoXEC US11:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Sempra EnergySRE US12:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Progressive Corp/ThePGR US13:00Investor Relations Conference Call
Apache CorpAPA US14:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Symantec CorpSYMC US16:00Q1 2017 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20170.248
Priceline Group Inc/ThePCLN US16:00Q2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 201612.671
Activision Blizzard IncATVI US16:30Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Priceline Group Inc/ThePCLN US16:30Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Kraft Heinz Co/TheKHC US16:30Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
PerkinElmer IncPKI US17:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Motorola Solutions IncMSI US17:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Symantec CorpSYMC US17:00Q1 2017 Earnings CallQ1 2017
Monster Beverage CorpMNST US17:00Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
Consolidated Edison IncED USAft-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.693
PerkinElmer IncPKI USAft-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.658
EOG Resources IncEOG USAft-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 2016-0.486
Federal Realty Investment TrustFRT USAft-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20161.409
Motorola Solutions IncMSI USAft-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.86
Activision Blizzard IncATVI USAft-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.426
Fluor CorpFLR USAft-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.886
Kraft Heinz Co/TheKHC USAft-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20160.711
Monster Beverage CorpMNST USAft-mktQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20161.038
Fluor CorpFLR US17:30Q2 2016 Earnings CallQ2 2016
L Brands IncLB USJuly 2016 Sales and Revenue Release2016
Mohawk Industries IncMHK USQ2 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20163.369
Viacom IncVIAB USQ3 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20161.013

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Nikki Bailey

Nikki Bailey

Nikki Bailey reports on US Stocks. She covers also economy and related aspects. She has been tracking US Stock markets for several years now. She is based in New York