Live Index – Tue, 29 Jul 2014 Premarket
September E-mini S&Ps (ESU14 +0.15%) this morning are up +0.01% and European stocks are up +0.46% as optimism over Q2 corporate earnings results offsets concern about the geopolitical crisis’ in Ukraine and the Middle East. Gains in European stocks were muted as the EU and the U.S. prepare new sanctions against Russia. Concern that new sanctions against Russia may slow European economic growth has fueled a rally in European government bond markets with the yield on the 10-year German bund falling to 1.119%, the lowest since Bloomberg began tracking the data in 1989. Asian stocks closed mostly higher: Japan +0.57%, Hong Kong +0.87%, China +0.32%, Taiwan -0.30%, Australia +0.20%, Singapore +0.18%, South Korea +0.93%, India closed for holiday. Japan’s Nikkei Stock Index climbed to a 6-month high as exporter stocks rallied after the yen fell to a 3-week low against the dollar, which improves the earnings prospects for exporters. China’s Shanghai Stock Index rose to a 7-month high as property developers rallied after the Shanghai Securities News reported that banks in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou may shorten their mortgage-approval process to 1 month from 3 months, which may boost China’s home sales in the second half of this year. Commodity prices are mixed. Sep crude oil (CLU14 -0.26%) is down -0.23%. Sep gasoline (RBU14 +0.45%) is up +0.44%. Aug gold (GCQ14 +0.36%) is up +0.32%. Sep copper (HGU14 -0.29%) is down -0.28%. Agriculture and livestock prices are mostly lower. The dollar index (DXY00 +0.04%) is up +0.03%. EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.03%. USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is up +0.12% at a 3-week high. Sep T-note prices (ZNU14 +0.07%) are up +4 ticks on catty-over support from a rally in European bond markets.
The Japan Jun jobless rate unexpectedly rose +0.2 to 3.7%, higher than expectations of unch at 3.5% and the highest in 5 months. The Jun job-to-applicant ratio unexpectedly rose +0.01 to 1.10, higher than expectations of unch at 1.09 and the highest in 22 years.
Japan Jun retail sales rose +0.4% m/m and fell -0.6% y/y, weaker than expectations of +0.8% m/m and -0.5% y/y.
Japan Jun overall household spending fell -3.0% y/y, less than expectations of -4.0% y/y.
UK Jun mortgage approvals rose 67,200, more than expectations of 63,000.
UK Jun net consumer credit rose +0.4 billion pounds, less than expectations of +0.8 billion pounds and the smallest increase in 17 months.
The 2-day FOMC meeting begins today and will conclude tomorrow with a policy announcement. Today’s May S&P/CaseShiller Composite-20 home price index is expected to show an increase of +0.3% m/m, strengthening a bit from the +0.2% increase seen in April. April’s report of +0.2% m/m marked the smallest advance for the series since it started rising in February 2012. Today’s July U.S. consumer confidence from the Conference Board is expected to show a small increase of +0.2 to 85.4, edging higher after the sharp +3.0 point increase to 85.2 seen in June. The Treasury today will sell $ 35 billion of 5-year T-notes.
There are 46 of the S&P 500 companies that report earnings today with notable reports including: UPS (consensus $ 1.25), Newmont Mining (0.19), Aflac (1.59), Pfizer (0.57), Martin Marietta Materials (1.29), Corning (0.38), Wynn Resorts (2.03), International Paper (0.83), Merck (0.81). Equity conferences this week include the following: Institute of Validation technology on Tue-Thu, and Marcus Evans 13th Annual Outage Management for Power Plants Conference on Tue-Thu.
Merck & Co. (MRK -0.31%) reported Q2 EPS of 85 cents, better than consensus of 81 cents.
Aetna (AET +1.71%) reported Q2 EPS of $ 1.69, higher than consensus of $ 1.60.
Eastman Chemical (EMN -0.05%) reported Q2 EPS of $ 1.92, above consensus of $ 1.84.
Range Resources (RRC -0.57%) reported Q2 EPS of 36 cents, weaker than consensus of 40 cents.
Masco (MAS -3.01%) climbed 6% in after-hours trading after it reported Q2 adjusted EPS of 32 cents, stronger than consensus of 28 cents.
Luxor Capital Group reported a 5.4% passive stake in Orbitz (OWW unch) .
Herbalife (HLF +2.15%) fell over 10% in after-hours trading after it reported Q2 EPS of $ 1.55, below consensus of $ 1.57.
HealthSouth (HLS +1.21%) reported Q2 EPS of 81 cents with items, well above consensus of 47 cents, and then raised guidance on fiscal 2014 EPS view to $ 2.25-$ 2.31 from $ 1.86-$ 1.91, well above consensus of $ 1.91.
Amkor Technology (AMKR +0.10%) jumped over 10% in after-hours trading after it reported Q2 EPS of 21 cents, higher than consensus of 15 cents.
Lloyd Miller reported a 5.4% passive stake in Learning Tree (LTRE +1.28%) .
CNO Financial (CNO +0.17%) reported Q2 EPS of 29 cents, weaker than consensus of 31 cents.
W. R. Berkley (WRB -0.25%) reported Q2 operating EPS of 82 cents, stronger than consensus of 77 cents.
Plum Creek Timber (PCL +0.32%) reported Q2 EPS of 31 cents, higher than consensus of 30 cents, but then lowered guidance on fiscal 2014 EPS view to $ 1.05-$ 1.25 from $ 1.30-$ 1.50, well below consensus of $ 1.39.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH +1.11%) reported Q2 adjusted EPS of 58 cents, better than consensus of 57 cents.
Sep E-mini S&Ps (ESU14 +0.15%) this morning are up +0.25 of a point (+0.01%). The S&P 500 index on Monday erased early losses and closed higher on increased M&A activity after Dollar Tree agreed to buy rival Family Dollar Stores in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $ 8.5 billion and after Zillow agreed to purchase Trulia for $ 3.5 billion: S&P 500 +0.08%, Dow Jones +0.03%, Nasdaq +0.13%. Negative factors that kept gains in check included (1) the -1.1% m/m decline in June pending home sales, weaker than expectations of a +0.5% m/m increase and the biggest monthly decline in 6 months, and (2) geopolitical concerns with the escalation of violence in the Middle East and Ukraine and with impending new Russian sanctions.
Sep 10-year T-notes (ZNU14 +0.07%) this morning are up +4 ticks. Sep 10-year T-note futures prices on Monday closed lower. Negative factors included (1) supply pressures as the Treasury auctions $ 108 billion of T-notes this week, and (2) expectations for the Fed to further reduce its monthly bond purchases by $ 10 billion when it convenes at this week’s 2-day FOMC meeting. Losses were limited as stocks fell after Jun pending home sales unexpectedly fell by the most in 6 months. Closes: TYU4 -6.0, FVU4 -4.00.
The dollar index (DXY00 +0.04%) this morning is up +0.026 (+0.03%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.0004 (-0.03%) and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is up +0.12 (+0.12%) a a 3-week high. The dollar index on Monday closed little changed on signs of economic weakness after U.S. Jun pending home sales unexpectedly declined. EUR/USD was undercut by comments from ECB Vice President Constancio who said that inflation rates in the Eurozone “remained too low” in the second quarter. Closes: Dollar index unch, EUR/USD -0.0034 (-0.25%), USD/JPY +0.02 (+0.02%).
Sep WTI crude oil (CLU14 -0.26%) this morning is down -23 cents (-0.23%) and Sep gasoline (RBU14 +0.45%) is up +0.0125 (+0.44%). Sep crude and gasoline prices Monday closed lower with Sep crude at a 2-week low: CLU4 -0.42 (-0.41%), RBU4 -0.0129 (-0.45%). Bearish factors for crude oil and gasoline included (1) signs of economic weakness after U.S. Jun pending home sales unexpectedly declined by the most in 6 months, and (2) reduced geopolitical concerns as the flow of crude oil from the Middle East remains unaffected by the surge of violence in Libya and Iraq.
|US||0900 ET||May S&P/CaseShiller Composite-20 home price index expected +0.3% m/m and +10.0% y/y, Apr +0.19% m/m and +10.82% y/y.|
|1000 ET||Jul U.S. consumer confidence (Conference Board) expected +0.2 to 85.4, Jun +3.0 to 85.2.|
|1100 ET||FOMC begins 2-day policy meeting.|
|1300 ET||Treasury auctions $ 35 billion of 5-year T-notes.|
|UK||0430 ET||UK Jun net consumer credit expected +0.8 billion pounds, May +0.7 billion pounds.|
|0430 ET||UK Jun mortgage approvals expected 63,000, May 61,700.|
|0430 ET||UK Jun M4 money supply expected -0.6% y/y, May -0.1% m/m and -0.9% y/y.|
|JPN||1950 ET||Japan Jun industrial production expected -1.2% m/m and +5.2% y/y, May +0.7% m/m and +1.0% y/y.|
|GER||0200 ET||German Jun import price index expected +0.3% m/m and -1.2% y/y, May unch m/m and -2.1% y/y.|
|Company Name||Ticker||Time||Event Description||Period||Estimate|
|Martin Marietta Materials Inc||MLM US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.292|
|Pfizer Inc||PFE US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.567|
|Nielsen NV||NLSN US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.612|
|Waste Management Inc||WM US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.593|
|Corning Inc||GLW US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.376|
|Eaton Corp PLC||ETN US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.118|
|Ecolab Inc||ECL US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.022|
|Entergy Corp||ETR US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.103|
|Wynn Resorts Ltd||WYNN US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||2.026|
|National Oilwell Varco Inc||NOV US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.437|
|PACCAR Inc||PCAR US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.891|
|Fidelity National Information Services Inc||FIS US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.739|
|Affiliated Managers Group Inc||AMG US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||2.599|
|International Paper Co||IP US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.832|
|Reynolds American Inc||RAI US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.867|
|Marsh & McLennan Cos Inc||MMC US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.744|
|Merck & Co Inc||MRK US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.81|
|Aetna Inc||AET US||6:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.604|
|Harris Corp||HRS US||6:30||Q4 2014 Earnings Release||Q4 2014||1.284|
|CONSOL Energy Inc||CNX US||6:45||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.245|
|Xylem Inc/NY||XYL US||7:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.444|
|McGraw Hill Financial Inc||MHFI US||7:15||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.98|
|NextEra Energy Inc||NEE US||7:30||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.44|
|United Parcel Service Inc||UPS US||7:45||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.248|
|Illinois Tool Works Inc||ITW US||8:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.201|
|Masco Corp||MAS US||8:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Eastman Chemical Co||EMN US||8:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Merck & Co Inc||MRK US||8:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Nielsen NV||NLSN US||8:30||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Corning Inc||GLW US||8:30||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Wynn Resorts Ltd||WYNN US||8:30||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Harris Corp||HRS US||8:30||Q4 2014 Earnings Call||Q4 2014|
|United Parcel Service Inc||UPS US||8:30||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Fidelity National Information Services Inc||FIS US||8:30||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Aetna Inc||AET US||8:30||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Marsh & McLennan Cos Inc||MMC US||8:30||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|McGraw Hill Financial Inc||MHFI US||8:30||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Xylem Inc/NY||XYL US||9:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|NextEra Energy Inc||NEE US||9:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|National Oilwell Varco Inc||NOV US||9:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|International Paper Co||IP US||9:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Reynolds American Inc||RAI US||9:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Range Resources Corp||RRC US||9:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Pfizer Inc||PFE US||10:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Waste Management Inc||WM US||10:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|CONSOL Energy Inc||CNX US||10:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|General Growth Properties Inc||GGP US||10:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Eaton Corp PLC||ETN US||10:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Illinois Tool Works Inc||ITW US||10:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Entergy Corp||ETR US||11:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Affiliated Managers Group Inc||AMG US||11:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Jacobs Engineering Group Inc||JEC US||11:00||Q3 2014 Earnings Call||Q3 2014|
|PACCAR Inc||PCAR US||12:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Ecolab Inc||ECL US||13:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Martin Marietta Materials Inc||MLM US||14:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Edwards Lifesciences Corp||EW US||16:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.769|
|CBRE Group Inc||CBG US||16:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.356|
|CH Robinson Worldwide Inc||CHRW US||16:15||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.765|
|American Express Co||AXP US||17:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Marriott International Inc/DE||MAR US||17:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.67|
|Edwards Lifesciences Corp||EW US||17:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc||VRTX US||17:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|CBRE Group Inc||CBG US||17:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Amgen Inc||AMGN US||17:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Fiserv Inc||FISV US||17:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Equity Residential||EQR US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.768|
|Aflac Inc||AFL US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.592|
|Newmont Mining Corp||NEM US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.191|
|American Express Co||AXP US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.381|
|Anadarko Petroleum Corp||APC US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.296|
|Owens-Illinois Inc||OI US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.824|
|AGL Resources Inc||GAS US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.428|
|Newfield Exploration Co||NFX US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.528|
|Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc||VRTX US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||-0.762|
|Boston Properties Inc||BXP US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.331|
|Genworth Financial Inc||GNW US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.349|
|Express Scripts Holding Co||ESRX US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.216|
|Amgen Inc||AMGN US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||2.064|
|Fiserv Inc||FISV US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.808|
|Ameriprise Financial Inc||AMP US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||2.01|
|Kimco Realty Corp||KIM US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.344|
|Cincinnati Financial Corp||CINF US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.455|
|Legg Mason Inc||LM US||Annual General Meeting||Y 2014|