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PREMARKET WORLD NEWS

September E-mini S&Ps (ESU14 +0.47%) this morning are up +0.49% on expectations that today’s U.S. Jul retail sales will be strong and European stocks are up +1.00% on better-than-expected earnings results from E.ON SE and Swiss Life Holdings AG. Asian stocks closed mostly higher: Japan +0.35%, Hong Kong +0.81%, China +0.08%, Taiwan +0.74%, Australia -0.28%, Singapore -0.06%, South Korea +0.98%, India +0.15%. China’s Shanghai Stock Index recovered losses and rose to an 8-month high after weaker-than-expected Chinese economic data on new loans, industrial production and retail sales boosted speculation the government will increase economic stimulus measures. Commodity prices are mixed. Sep crude oil (CLU14 -0.10%) is up +0.04%. Sep gasoline (RBU14 -0.37%) is down -0.29%. Dec gold (GCZ14 -0.10%) is down -0.14%. Sep copper (HGU14 -0.67%) is down -0.59% at a 1-1/2 month low. Agriculture and livestock prices are mixed with Oct cattle down -0.19% at a 2-month low and Oct hogs down -0.64% at a 4-3/4 month low. The dollar index (DXY00 +0.13%) is up +0.16%. EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.07% after Eurozone Jun industrial production unexpectedly declined for a second month. USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is up +0.20%. GBP/USD slid to a 2-1/4 month low after BOE Governor Carney said that global political risks and weakness in the Eurozone might weigh on Britain’s recovery and that the BOE won’t raise interest rates too soon or too fast. Sep T-note prices (ZNU14 -0.06%) are down -4 ticks.

China Jul new yuan loans were 385.2 billion yuan, less than half of expectations of 780.0 billion yuan and the smallest increase in 4-1/2 years.

China Jul industrial production rose +9.0% y/y, less than expectations of +9.2% y/y.

China Jul retail sales rose +12.2% y/y, less than expectations of +12.5% y/y.

Eurozone Jun industrial production unexpectedly fell for a second month as it dropped -0.3% m/m, weaker than expectations of +0.4% m/m. On an annual basis, Jun industrial production was unchanged y/y, weaker than expectations of +0.2% y/y.

UK Jul jobless claims fell -33,600, more than expectations of -30,000. The Jul claimant count rate fell -0.1 to 3.0%, right on expectations and the lowest in 5-3/4 years.

The UK Jun ILO unemployment rate fell -0.1 to 6.4% for the 3 months through Jun, right on expectations and the lowest in 5-1/2 years.

UK Jun avg weekly earnings fell -0.2% in the 3 months through Jun, a bigger decline than expectations of -0.1% and the largest decrease in 5 years. Jun weekly earnings ex-bonus rose +0.6% in the 3 months though Jun, less than expectations of +0.7%.

Japan Q2 GDP fell -6.8% q/q annualized, the largest pace of contraction in 3-1/2 years, although less than expectations of -7.0% q/q annualized. The Q2 GDP deflator rose +2.0% y/y, more than expectations of +1.6% y/y and the fastest pace since the data were first complied in 1995.

U.S. STOCK PREVIEW

Today’s July retail sales report is expected to show a moderate increase of +0.2% and +0.4% ex-autos, thus matching June’s report of +0.2% and +0.4% ex-autos. The Treasury today will sell $ 24 billion of 10-year T-notes. There are 4 of the S&P 500 companies that report earnings today: Deere (consensus $ 2.20), Macy’s (0.86), NetApp (0.57), Cisco Systems (0.53). Equity conferences during the remainder of this week include: Jefferies Global Industrials Conference on Mon-Thu, Oppenheimer Technology, Internet & Communications Conference on Tue-Wed, JP Morgan Auto Conference on Wed, Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference on Wed-Thu, and Barclays Summer Utilities Conference on Thu.

 

PREMARKET U.S. STOCKS

Deere & Co. (DE -0.78%) reported Q3 EPS of $ 2.33, higher than consensus of $ 2.20, but then said worldwide sales of agriculture and turf equipment are forecast to decrease by about 10% for fiscal-year 2014.

SeaWorld (SEAS +0.32%) reported Q2 EPS of 43 cents, well below consensus of 59 cents.

Southern Company (SO +0.37%) was downgraded to ‘Underweight’ from ‘Equal Weight’ at Morgan Stanley.

Demandware (DWRE +1.04%) was upgraded to ‘Buy’ from ‘Neutral’ at Goldman Sachs.

Ford (F +0.23%) was upgraded to ‘Buy’ from ‘Hold’ at Stifel.

CSR (CSRE +0.25%) was downgraded to ‘Hold’ from ‘Buy’ at Jefferies.

Fossil (FOSL -0.93%) reported Q2 EPS of 98 cents, better than consensus of 96 cents.

JDSU (JDSU -0.50%) reported Q4 adjusted EPS of 14 cents, higher than consensus of 13 cents.

King Digital (KING +0.17%) plummeted over 20% in after-hours trading after it reported Q2 adjusted EPS of 59 cents, right on consensus, but reported Q2 revenue of $ 593.5 million, below consensus of $ 605.67 million.

Cree (CREE -0.99%) slipped 7% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 EPS of 42 cents, better than consensus of 41 cents, but then lowered guidance on Q1 EPS to 40 cents to 45 cents, below consensus of 46 cents.

MARKET COMMENTS

Sep E-mini S&Ps (ESU14 +0.47%) this morning are up +9.50 points (+0.49%). The S&P 500 index on Tuesday closed lower: S&P 500 -0.16%, Dow Jones -0.06%, Nasdaq -0.13%. The main bearish factor was negative carry-over from a slide in European stocks after the German Aug ZEW survey expectations of economic growth slumped -18.5 to 8.6, a much bigger decline than expectations of -10.1 to 17.0 and the lowest in 20 months. Stock losses were contained on signs of strength in the U.S. labor market after U.S. Labor Department data showed U.S. employers posted 4.67 million job offers in June, up +2.1% m/m and the most monthly job openings in 13-1/2 years.

Sep 10-year T-notes (ZNU14 -0.06%) this morning are down -4 ticks. Sep 10-year T-note futures prices on Tuesday closed lower. Bearish factors included (1) signs of strength in the U.S. labor market after Labor Department data showed U.S. employers posted 4.67 million job offers in June, the most in 13-1/2 years, and (2) slack demand for the Treasury’s $ 27 billion auction of 3-year T-notes that had a bid-to-cover ratio of 3.03, well below the 12-auction average of 3.34. Closes: TYU4 -3.00, FVU4 +0.50.

The dollar index (DXY00 +0.13%) this morning is up +0.133 (+0.16%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.0009 (-0.07%) and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is up +0.20 (+0.20%). The dollar index on Tuesday closed higher on bullish factors that included (1) weakness in EUR/USD after the German Aug ZEW investor confidence fell to the lowest in 20 months, and (2) increased safe-haven demand for the dollar as stocks fell. Closes: Dollar index +0.034 (+0.04%), EUR/USD -0.00159 (-0.12%), USD/JPY +0.071(+0.07%).

Sep WTI crude oil (CLU14 -0.10%) this morning is down -4 cents (-0.04%) and Sep gasoline (RBU14 -0.37%) is down -0.0079 (-0.29%). Sep crude and gasoline prices on Tuesday closed lower: CLU4 -0.76 (-0.77%), RBU4 -0.0174 (-0.63%). Bearish factors included (1) demand concerns after the IEA cut its 2014 global oil demand estimate by -180,000 barrels a day and cut its 2015 global oil demand estimate by -90,000 barrels a day, and (2) dollar strength. Losses were contained on expectations that Wednesday’s weekly EIA data will show crude stockpiles declined for the seventh consecutive week.

GLOBAL EVENT CALENDAR08/13/2014
US 0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous +1.6% with purchase sub-index -1.3% and refi sub-index +3.8%.
0830 ET Jul retail sales expected +0.2% and +0.4% ex autos, Jun +0.2% and +0.4% ex autos.
0905 ET New York Fed President William Dudley delivers opening remarks and Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren delivers the keynote address at the New York Feds conference on the risks of wholesale funding.
1000 ET Jun business inventories expected +0.4%, May +0.5%.
1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.
1300 ET Treasury auctions $ 24 billion 10-year T-notes.
CHI 0130 ET China Jul industrial production expected +9.2% y/y, Jun +9.2% y/y. Jul retail sales expected +12.5% y/y, Jun +12.4% y/y.
GER 0200 ET Revised German Jul CPI (EU harmonized), previous +0.3% m/m and +0.8% y/y.
0200 ET German Jul wholesale price index, Jun -0.1% m/m and -0.8% y/y.
UK 0430 ET UK Jul jobless claims change expected -30,000, Jun -36,300. Jul claimant count rate expected -0.1 to 3.0%.
0430 ET UK Jun avg weekly earnings expected -0.1% 3-month through Jun, May +0.3% 3-months through May. Jun weekly earnings ex-bonus expected +0.7% 3-months through Jun, May +0.7% 3-months through May.
0430 ET UK Jun ILO unemployment rate expected -0.1 to 6.4% 3-months through Jun, May +6.5% 3-months through May.
0530 ET BOE release quarterly inflation report.
1901 ET UK Jul RICS house price balance expected 51%, Jun 53%.
EUR 0500 ET Eurozone Jun industrial production expected +0.4% m/m and +0.2% y/y, May -1.1% m/m and +0.5% y/y.
JPN 1950 ET Japan Jun machine orders expected +15.3% m/m and +3.0% y/y, May -19.5% m/m and -14.3% y/y.
U.S. STOCK CALENDAR08/13/2014
Company Name Ticker Time Event Description Period Estimate
Deere & Co DE US Bef-mkt Q3 2014 Earnings Release Q3 2014 2.204
Progressive Corp/The PGR US Bef-mkt July 2014 Sales and Revenue Release 2014
Pinnacle Foods Inc PF US Bef-mkt Q2 2014 Earnings Release Q2 2014 0.333
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc SEAS US Bef-mkt Q2 2014 Earnings Release Q2 2014 0.582
Macy’s Inc M US 8:00 Q2 2015 Earnings Release Q2 2015 0.858
WW Grainger Inc GWW US 8:00 July 2014 Sales and Revenue Call 2014
WW Grainger Inc GWW US 8:00 July 2014 Sales and Revenue Release 2014
Jack Henry & Associates Inc JKHY US 8:45 Q4 2014 Earnings Call Q4 2014
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc SEAS US 9:00 Q2 2014 Earnings Call Q2 2014
Pinnacle Foods Inc PF US 9:30 Q2 2014 Earnings Call Q2 2014
Computer Sciences Corp CSC US 10:00 Annual General Meeting Y 2014
Deere & Co DE US 10:00 Q3 2014 Earnings Call Q3 2014
Tahoe Resources Inc THO CN 10:00 Q2 2014 Earnings Call Q2 2014
Veritiv Corp VRTV US 10:00 Q2 2014 Earnings Call Q2 2014
Macy’s Inc M US 10:30 Q2 2015 Earnings Call Q2 2015
JM Smucker Co/The SJM US 11:00 Annual General Meeting Y 2014
NetApp Inc NTAP US 16:01 Q1 2015 Earnings Release Q1 2015 0.57
Cisco Systems Inc CSCO US 16:30 Q4 2014 Earnings Release Q4 2014 0.528
Cisco Systems Inc CSCO US 16:30 Q4 2014 Earnings Call Q4 2014
NetApp Inc NTAP US 17:30 Q1 2015 Earnings Call Q1 2015
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc FOXA US U.S. Box Office Release of Movie Let’s Be Cops""
Pfizer Inc PFE US CDC ACIP Meeting, use of Prevnar 13 pneumococcal vaccine in adults
Xilinx Inc XLNX US Annual General Meeting
Athlon Energy Inc ATHL US Q2 2014 Earnings Release Q2 2014 0.276
Veritiv Corp VRTV US Q2 2014 Earnings Release Q2 2014

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