Tue Jan 31 2017
Nikki Bailey (1069 articles)

US : Pre Market News – 31 Jan 2017


Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH17 -0.25%) are down -0.12%, led by weakness in energy producing stocks, with Mar WTI crude oil (CLH17 -0.15%) down -0.25% at a 1-week low. Crude prices are under pressure on expectations that tomorrow’s weekly EIA data will show U.S. crude inventories rose +3.0 million bbl. European stocks are up +0.20% on signs of strength in the European economy after Q4 Eurozone GDP expanded at a stronger-than-expected +1.8% y/y pace and the Dec Eurozone unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to a 7-1/2 year low of 9.6%. Asian stocks settled lower: Japan -1.69%, Australia -0.72%, Singapore -0.59%, South Korea -0.88%, India -0.70%, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan all closed for holiday. Japanese stocks closed lower as they followed Monday’s losses in U.S. and European equity markets. The BOJ, as expected, kept interest rates and its asset purchase target unchanged following today’s policy meeting.

The dollar index (DXY00 -0.46%) is down -0.29%. EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is up +0.63% after Eurozone Jan CPI rose more than expected at the fastest pace in 3-3/4 years and after President Trump’s trade advisor Navarro said that Germany is using a “grossly undervalued” euro to its trade advantage. USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is down -0.33%.

Mar 10-year T-note prices (ZNH17 +0.05%) are little changed, down -0.5 of a tick.

The Eurozone Dec unemployment rate unexpectedly fell -0.1 to 9.6%, better than expectations of no change at 9.8% and the lowest in 7-1/2 years.

The Eurozone Jan CPI estimate climbed +1.8% y/y, stronger than expectations of +1.5% y/y and the fastest pace of increase in 3-3/4 years. The Jan core CPI rose +0.9% y/y, right on expectations.

Eurozone Q4 GDP of +0.5% q/q and +1.8% y/y was slightly stronger than expectations of +0.5% q/q and +1.7% y/y.

Japan Dec industrial production rose +0.5% m/m, stronger than expectations of +0.3% m/m.

The Japan Dec jobless rate remained unch at 3.1%, right on expectations. The Dec job-to-applicant ratio rose +0.02 to 1.43, better than expectations of +0.01 to 1.42 and the highest in 25-1/3 years.


Key U.S. news today includes: (1) Q4 employment cost index (expected +0.6%, Q3 +0.6%), (2) Nov S&P CoreLogic composite-20 home price index (expected +0.6% m/m and +5.04% y/y, Oct +0.63% m/m and +5.1% y/y), (3) FOMC begins 2-day policy meeting, (4) Jan Chicago PMI (expected +1.1 to 55.0, Dec -3.3 to 53.9), (5) Jan Conference Board U.S. consumer confidence (expected -0.9 to 112.8, Dec +4.3 to 113.7).

Notable S&P 500 earnings reports today include: Apple (consensus $ 3.22), Mastercard (0.85), Exxon (0.70), UPS (1.69), Nasdaq (0.94), Harley-Davidson (0.31), Aetna (1.44), Valero (0.78).

U.S. IPO’s scheduled to price today: Laureate Education (LAUR), Invitation Homes (INVH).

Equity conferences: none.


Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD +0.81%) slid over 1% in pre-market trading after it was downgraded to ‘Sell’ from ‘Underperform’ at CLSA.

CBOE Holdings (CBOE +0.05%) was upgraded to ‘Buy’ from ‘Underperform’ at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch with a price target of $ 85.

T-Mobile US (TMUS -2.07%) was initiated a new ‘Buy’ at Evercore ISI with a price target of $ 72, citing the best organic growth prospects in the wireless industry and M&A potential.

Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS +0.40%) climbed 5% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 adjusted EPS continuing operations of $ 1.06, well above consensus of 81 cents.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA -0.20%) sank 11% in after-hours trading after it lost a ruling that invalidated four patents on its top-selling multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone.

Graco (GGG -0.16%) climbed 2% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 adjusted EPS of $ 1.00, well above consensus of 86 cents.

Integrated Device Technology (IDTI -0.45%) dropped 4% in after-hours trading after it said it expects Q4 revenue of $ 170-million-$ 180 million, at the low end of consensus of $ 179 million.

Werner Enterprises (WERN +0.91%) rallied 5% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 EPS of 30 cents, better than consensus of 26 cents.

Sanmina (SANM +1.22%) jumped 8% in after-hours trading after it reported Q1 adjusted EPS of 75 cents, higher than consensus of 67 cents, and then said it sees Q2 adjusted EPS of 67 cents-72 cents, above consensus of 66 cents.

DHT holdings (DHT +7.96%) rose nearly 5% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 Ebitda of $ 46.7 million, higher than consensus of $ 40.8 million.

Rambus (RMBS +0.65%) lost nearly 3% in after-hours trading after it forecast Q1 revenue of $ 93 million-$ 98 million, the midpoint below consensus of $ 95.7 million.

Greenbrier Cos (GBX -2.68%) fell over 4% in after-hours trading after it announced a $ 175 million offering of senior convertible notes due 2024,

Summit Midstream Partners LP (SMLP +0.97%) slid 4% in after-hours trading after it announced a secondary public offering of 4 million common units.

Roadrunner Transportations Systems (RRTS -1.70%) slumped over 12% in after-hours trading after it said it will amend its 2015 annual report and 2016 quarterly reports through Q3 after it found accounting errors it estimates will require adjustments to results of $ 20 million-$ 25 million.


Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH17 -0.25%) this morning are down -2.75 points (-0.12%). Monday’s closes: S&P 500 -0.60%, Dow Jones -0.61%, Nasdaq -0.75%. The S&P 500 on Monday closed lower on the +0.3% increase in U.S. Dec personal income (slightly weaker than expectations of +0.4%) and on weakness in tech stocks on the potential for workforce disruption related to the Trump administration’s immigration restrictions. In addition, energy producing stocks fell as crude oil fell -1.02%. A supportive factors was the +1.6% m/m increase in U.S. Dec pending home sales, stronger than expectations of +1.0% and biggest increase in 8 months.

Mar 10-year T-notes this morning (ZNH17 +0.05%) are down -0.5 of a tick. Monday’s closes: TYH7 +1.50, FVH7 +0.75. Mar 10-year T-notes on Monday closed higher on increased safe-haven demand for T-notes after stocks sold off. Gains were limited by the strongest increase in U.S. Dec pending home sales in 8 months.

The dollar index (DXY00 -0.46%) this morning is down -0.29 (-0.29%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is up +0.0067 (+0.63%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is -0.37 (-0.33%). Monday’s closes: Dollar index -0.1– (-0.10%), EUR/USD -0.0004 (-0.04%), USD/JPY -1.33 (-1.16%). The dollar index on Monday posted a 1-week high but shed its gains and closed lower. The dollar index was undercut by the sell-off in stocks, which boosted the safe-haven demand for the yen, and by concern about global reaction to the Trump administration’s new immigration restrictions. The dollar was also undercut by the decline in U.S. T-note yields, which reduced the dollar’s interest rate differentials. EUR/USD fell to a 1-week low after German Jan CPI rose less than expected.

Mar WTI crude oil prices (CLH17 -0.15%) this morning are down -13 cents (-0.25%) at a 1-week low and Mar gasoline (RBH17 +0.85%) is +0.0145 (+0.95%). Monday’s closes: Mar crude -0.54 (-1.02%), Mar gasoline -0.0187 (-1.21%). Mar crude oil and gasoline on Monday closed lower with Mar gasoline at a 1-1/2 month low. Crude oil prices were undercut by negative carry-over from Friday’s data from Baker Hughes that showed U.S. active oil rigs rose by 16 in the week ended Jan 20 to a 14-1/2 month high of 566 rigs. In addition, the crack spread fell to a 2-month low, which may curb refinery demand for crude to refine into gasoline.

Tuesday, Jan 31
US0830 ETQ4 employment cost index expected +0.6%, Q3 +0.6%.
0900 ETNov S&P CoreLogic composite-20 home price index expected +0.6% m/m and +5.04% y/y, Oct +0.63% m/m and +5.1% y/y.
0930 ETFOMC begins 2-day policy meeting.
0945 ETJan Chicago PMI expected +1.1 to 55.0, Dec -3.3 to 53.9.
1000 ETJan Conference Board U.S. consumer confidence expected -0.9 to 112.8, Dec +4.3 to 113.7.
Wednesday, Feb 1
US0700 ETWeekly MBA mortgage applications, previous +4.0% with purchase sub-index +6.0% and refi sub-index +0.2%.
0815 ETJan ADP employment change expected +167,000, Dec +153,000.
0830 ETTreasury announces amount of 3-year T-notes (previous $ 24 billion), 10-year T-notes (previous $ 20 billion) and 30-year T-bonds (previous $ 12 billion) to be auctioned Feb 7-9 in the Feb quarterly refunding.
0945 ETRevised Jan Markit U.S. manufacturing PMI, prelim-Jan +0.8 to 55.1.
1000 ETJan ISM manufacturing PMI expected +0.5 to 55.0, Dec +1.0 to 54.7. Jan ISM new orders, Dec +5.5 to 60.3. Jan ISM employment, Dec +0.3 at 52.8. Jan ISM prices paid expected +0.5 to 66.0, Dec +11.0 to 65.5.
1000 ETDec construction spending expected +0.2% m/m, Nov +0.9% m/m.
1030 ETEIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.
1400 ETFOMC announces interest rate decision; no change expected for 0.50%-0.75% fed funds target range.
n/aJan total vehicle sales expected 17.50 million, Dec 18.29 million. Jan domestic vehicle sales expected 14.00 million, Dec 14.19 million.
U.S. STOCK CALENDAR 01/31/2017
CompanyTickerTimeEvent DescriptionPeriodEstimate
Nucor CorpNUE USBf-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.345
Thermo Fisher Scientific IncTMO USBf-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20162.378
Pentair PLCPNR USBf-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.732
Simon Property Group IncSPG USBf-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20162.555
Valero Energy CorpVLO USBf-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.777
Danaher CorpDHR US6:00Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20161.03
Aetna IncAET US6:00Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20161.437
Eli Lilly & CoLLY US6:25Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.984
AmerisourceBergen CorpABC US6:30Q1 2017 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20171.23
Pfizer IncPFE US6:45Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.504
Coach IncCOH US6:45Q2 2017 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20170.742
Harley-Davidson IncHOG US6:55Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.312
Xerox CorpXRX US7:00Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.251
Nasdaq IncNDAQ US7:00Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.944
Under Armour IncUAA US7:15Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.249
Danaher CorpDHR US7:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Zimmer Biomet Holdings IncZBH US7:30Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20162.111
United Parcel Service IncUPS US7:45Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20161.69
Exxon Mobil CorpXOM US8:00Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.704
PACCAR IncPCAR US8:00Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.87
Nasdaq IncNDAQ US8:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Zimmer Biomet Holdings IncZBH US8:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Mastercard IncMA US8:00Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.855
Leggett & Platt IncLEG US8:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Thermo Fisher Scientific IncTMO US8:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
United Parcel Service IncUPS US8:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
AmerisourceBergen CorpABC US8:30Q1 2017 Earnings CallQ1 2017
Aetna IncAET US8:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Coach IncCOH US8:30Q2 2017 Earnings CallQ2 2017
Under Armour IncUAA US8:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
HCA Holdings IncHCA US8:30Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20161.785
Harley-Davidson IncHOG US9:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Eli Lilly & CoLLY US9:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Pentair PLCPNR US9:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
GGP IncGGP US9:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Mastercard IncMA US9:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Exxon Mobil CorpXOM US9:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Pfizer IncPFE US10:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Xerox CorpXRX US10:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Principal Financial Group IncPFG US10:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Valero Energy CorpVLO US10:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
HCA Holdings IncHCA US10:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
CNH Industrial NVCNHI US10:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Simon Property Group IncSPG US11:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Visa IncV US11:30Annual General MeetingY 2017
PACCAR IncPCAR US12:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
UDR IncUDR US13:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Nucor CorpNUE US14:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Anadarko Petroleum CorpAPC US16:05Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 2016-0.443
Equity ResidentialEQR US16:15Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.797
Apple IncAAPL US16:30Q1 2017 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20173.221
Fortune Brands Home-SecurityFBHS US16:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Arconic IncARNC US17:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Apple IncAAPL US17:00Q1 2017 Earnings CallQ1 2017
Electronic Arts IncEA US17:00Q3 2017 Earnings CallQ3 2017
Illumina IncILMN US17:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Aflac IncAFL USAft-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20161.628
Arconic IncARNC USAft-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.13
Electronic Arts IncEA USAft-mktQ3 2017 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20172.299
Chubb LtdCB USAft-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20162.414
Boston Properties IncBXP USAft-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20161.495
CH Robinson Worldwide IncCHRW USAft-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.84
Illumina IncILMN USAft-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.82
Fortune Brands Home-SecurityFBHS USAft-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.687
Hormel Foods CorpHRL USAnnual General Meeting
CNH Industrial NVCNHI USQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.122
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


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