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Live Index – Wed, 09 Jul 2014 Premarket

PREMARKET WORLD NEWS

September E-mini S&Ps (ESU14 +0.06%) this morning are unchanged and European stocks are up +0.14% ahead of the minutes of the Jun 17-18 FOMC meeting. A slide in Portuguese bank stocks is limiting gains in European stocks with Banco Espirito Santo SA, Portugal’s second-biggest bank by market value, down nearly 8% and Espirito Santo Financial Group down 11% after payments were missed on some corporate notes. Banque Privee Espirito Santo, a unit of Espirito Santo Financial Group SA, said Tuesday that there was a delay in payments on some short-term debt securities issued by Espirito Santo International. Tuesday’s fall in the S&P 500 to a 1-week low undercut Asian stocks that closed lower with Japan’s Nikkei Stock Index and China’s Shanghai Stock Index at 1-week lows: Japan -0.08%, Hong Kong -1.55%, China -1.46%, Taiwan -0.43%, Australia -1.06%, Singapore -0.24%, South Korea -0.41%, India -0.54%. Commodity prices are mixed. Aug crude oil (CLQ14 -0.11%) is down -0.11%. Aug gasoline (RBQ14 -0.50%) is down -0.49% at a 4-week low. Aug gold (GCQ14 +0.70%) is up +0.73%. Sep copper (HGU14 +0.34%) is up +0.45%. Agriculture and livestock prices are mixed with Dec corn down -0.49% at a contract low and Nov soybeans down -0.56% at a fresh 5-month low. The dollar index (DXY00 +0.03%) is down -0.01%. EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.02%. USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is up +0.08%. Sep T-note prices (ZNU14 -0.01%) are up +1 tick.

China Jun CPI rose +2.3% y/y, less than expectations of +2.4% y/y. Jun PPI fell -1.1% y/y, slightly more than expectations of -1.0% y/y, but still the slowest pace of decline in 2 years.

UK Jun Halifax house prices fell -0.6% m/m and rose +8.8% 3-months/year-over-year, weaker than expectations of -0.3% m/m and +8.9% 3-months/year-over-year.

The UK Jun BRC shop price index fell -1.8% y/y, a bigger slide than the -1.4% y/y drop in May and the fastest pace of decline since the data series began in 2006.

Japan Jun machine tool orders surged +34.2% y/y, a larger increase than May’s +24.1% y/y gain.

U.S. STOCK PREVIEW

The FOMC today will release the minutes from its last meeting on June 17-18. The Treasury today will sell $ 21 billion of 10-year T-notes. There is one Russell 1000 company that reports earnings today: MSC Industrial (consensus $ 1.07). Equity conferences during the remainder of this week include: Europe 2020 a Driver to Global Growth? on Tue-Wed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREMARKET U.S. STOCKS

American Express (AXP -0.87%) was upgraded to ‘Buy’ from ‘Neutral’ at Guggenheim.

Schlumberger (SLB -0.58%) was upgraded to ‘Overweight’ from ‘Neutral’ at HSBC.

Louisiana-Pacific (LPX -2.65%) was downgraded to ‘Sector Perform’ from ‘Outperform’ at RBC Capital.

BNP Paribas (BNPQY -2.04%) was downgraded to ‘Neutral’ from ‘Overweight’ at JPMorgan Chase.

Deutsche Bank (DB -1.78%) was upgraded to ‘Overweight’ from ‘Neutral’ at JPMorgan Chase.

Potash (POT -0.72%) was downgraded to ‘Neutral’ from ‘Overweight’ at JPMorgan Chase.

Marvell (MRVL +0.76%) was downgraded to ‘Underperform’ from ‘Perform’ at Oppenheimer.

Broadcom (BRCM +0.05%) was upgraded to ‘Outperform’ from ‘Perform’ at Oppenheimer.

British Petroleum (BP -0.46%) was downgraded to ‘Hold from ‘Buy at Deutsche Bank.

Davidson Kempner Partners reported a 7.89% passive stake in Jason Industries (JASN -0.19%) .

Healthcare Services (HCSG -0.76%) reported Q2 EPS of 20 cents, weaker than consensus of 22 cents.

Bob Evans (BOBE -0.70%) reported Q4 EPS of 48 cents, better than consensus of 41 cents.

Alcoa (AA +0.75%) rose nearly 2% in pre-market trading after it reported Q2 adjusted EPS of 18 cents, well above consensus of 12 cents.

International Paper (IP -0.83%) announced its board has authorized an additional $ 1.5 billion share buyback program to supplement the $ 1.5 billion share repurchase program authorized in September 2013.

MARKET COMMENTS

Sep E-mini S&Ps (ESU14 +0.06%) this morning are unch. The S&P 500 index on Tuesday fell to a 1-week low and closed lower. Bearish factors for stocks included (1) negative carry-over from a slide in European stocks to a 1-1/2 month low on European economic concerns after German May exports fell more than expected and after UK manufacturing unexpectedly contracted by the most in 16 months, and (2) valuation concerns with stocks in the S&P 500 trading at 16.5 times projected earnings, above the 5-yr average of 14.3. Closes: S&P 500 -0.70%, Dow Jones -0.69%, Nasdaq -1.19%.

Sep 10-year T-notes (ZNU14 -0.01%) this morning are up +1 tick. Sep 10-year T-note futures prices on Tuesday closed higher. The main bullish factor Tuesday was the slide in stocks which prompted short-covering in Treasuries on increased safe-haven demand for U.S. government debt. Closes: TYU4 +11.50, FVU4 +5.75.

The dollar index (DXY00 +0.03%) this morning is down -0.005 (-0.01%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.0003 (-0.02%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is up +0.08 (+0.08%). The dollar index on Tuesday closed lower. Negative factors included (1) weakness in USD/JPY as the fall in the S&P 500 to a 1-week low boosted safe-haven demand for the yen, and (2) the drop in the 10-year T-note yield which reduces the dollar’s interest rate differentials. Strength in EUR/USD was limited on European economic concerns after German May exports fell more than expected. Closes: Dollar index -0.039 (-0.05%), EUR/USD +0.0007 (+0.05%). USD/JPY -0.29 (-0.28%).

Aug WTI crude oil (CLQ14 -0.11%) this morning is down -11 cents (-0.11%). Aug gasoline (RBQ14 -0.50%) is down -0.0146 (-0.49%) at a 4-week low. Aug crude and gasoline prices on Tuesday posted 3-week lows and closed lower. Bearish factors included (1) the slide in stocks, which reduces confidence in the economic outlook and energy demand, and (2) a lack of disruption to oil exports in Iraq, OPEC’s second-largest producer, as militants have so far failed to extend their insurgency to southern Iraq, where 75% of the country’s oil output is located. Losses were limited on expectations that weekly EIA inventory data on Wed will show crude stockpiles fell -2.5 mln bbl. Closes: CLQ4 -0.13 (-0.13%) RBQ4 -0.0181 (-0.61%).

GLOBAL EVENT CALENDAR07/09/2014
US0700 ETWeekly MBA mortgage applications, previous -0.2% with purchase sub-index -0.7% and refi sub-index +0.1%.
1030 ETEIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.
1300 ETTreasury auctions $ 21 billion 10-year T-notes.
1400 ETJun 17-18 FOMC meeting minutes.
UK0300 ETUK Jun Halifax house prices expected -0.3% m/m and +8.9% y/y 3-mo/year-over-year, May +3.9% m/m and +8.7% 3-mo/year-over-year.
1901 ETUK Jun RICS house price balance expected 55%, May 57%.
JPN1950 ETJapan Jun PPI expected +0.1% m/m and +4.5% y/y, May +0.3% m/m and +4.4% y/y.
1950 ETJapan May tertiary industry index expected +178% m/m, Apr -5.4% m/m.
1950 ETJapan May machine orders expected +0.7% m/m and +10.1% y/y, Apr -9.1% m/m and +17.6% y/y.
CHIn/aChina Jun new yuan loans expected 955.0 billion yuan, May 870.8 billion yuan.
n/aChina Jun trade balance expected +$ 36.95 billion, May +$ 35.92 billion. Jun exports expected +10.4% y/y, May +7.0% y/y. Jun imports expected +6.0% y/y, May -1.6% y/y.
U.S. STOCK CALENDAR07/09/2014
Company NameTickerTimeEvent DescriptionPeriodEstimate
MSC Industrial Direct Co IncMSM USBef-mktQ3 2014 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20141.066
MSC Industrial Direct Co IncMSM US8:30Q3 2014 Earnings CallQ3 2014
Salix Pharmaceuticals LtdSLXP US10:00Investor DayY 2014
Healthcare Trust of America IncHTA USAnnual General Meeting

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