US : Pre Market News – 30 Jan 2017

PREMARKET WORLD NEWS

Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH17 -0.26%) are down -0.28% and European stocks are down -0.90% on concern the Trump administration’s isolationist policies may slow global trade. Many international companies, such as Apple and Google, have said that President Trump’s executive order halting immigration from seven African and Middle Eastern countries threatens to choke the free flow of workers and commerce. European stocks fell even after Eurozone Jan business confidence rose to a 5-3/4 year high. Asian stocks settled mostly lower: Japan -0.51%, Australia -0.92%, India -0.12%, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea were all closed for holiday. Asian stocks were undercut on trade concerns over President Trump’s policies and Japanese stocks were also pressured after Japan Dec retail sales fell more than expected.

The dollar index (DXY00 +0.39%) is up +0.25%. EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.32%. USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is down -0.39%.

Mar 10-year T-note prices (ZNH17 -0.04%) are down -2 ticks.

Eurozone Jan business confidence rose +0.4 to 108.2, stronger than expectations of unch at 107.8 and a 5-3/4 year high.

Japan Dec retail sales fell -1.7% m/m, weaker than expectations of -0.5% m/m and the biggest decline in 10 months.

U.S. STOCK PREVIEW

Key U.S. news today includes: (1) Dec personal spending (expected +0.5%, Nov +0.2%) and Dec personal income (expected +0.4%, Nov unch), (2) Dec PCE deflator (expected +0.2% m/m and +1.7% y/y, Nov unch m/m and +1.4% y/y) and Dec core PCE deflator (expected +0.1% m/m and +1.7% y/y, Nov unch m/m and +1.6% y/y), (3) Dec pending home sales (expected +1.1% m/m, Nov -2.5% m/m and +1.4% y/y), (4) Jan Dallas Fed manufacturing activity index (expected -0.5 to 15.0, Dec +5.3 to 15.5), (5) USDA weekly grain export inspections.

Notable S&P 500 earnings reports today include: Principal Financial Group (consensus 0.58), Affiliated Managers Group (3.71), GGP (0.43), LEggett & Platt (0.58), UDR (0.46).

U.S. IPO’s scheduled to price today: none.

Equity conferences: none.

PREMARKET U.S. STOCKS

MB Financial (MBFI -1.09%) was downgraded to ‘Market Perform’ from ‘Outperform’ at KBW with a price target of $ 46.

NetApp (NTAP +0.43%) was upgraded to ‘Buy’ from ‘Neutral’ at Goldman Sachs with a 12-month target price of $ 43.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL -1.13%) was upgraded to ‘Buy’ from ‘Hold’ at Argus with a price target of $ 116.

Temper Sealy International (TPX -2.89%) is indicated to open down 6% after it was downgraded to ‘Underperform’ from ‘Outperform’ at Raymond James.

Colgate-Palmolive (CL -5.22%) was downgraded to ‘Neutral’ from ‘Buy’ at Citigroup.

American Express (AXP -0.10%) was upgraded to ‘Outperform’ from ‘Market Perform’ at KBQ with a price target of $ 91.

Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS -2.01%) was upgraded to ‘Buy’ from ‘Neutral’ at Goldman Sachs with a 12-month target price of $ 62.

Regulus Therapeutics (RGLS unch) was downgraded to ‘Hold’ from ‘Buy’ at Needham & Co.

Array BioPharma (ARRY +1.27%) was downgraded to ‘Market Perform’ from ‘Outperform’ at Leerink Partners with a 12-month target price of $ 11.

Lowe’s (LOW +0.03%) gained almost 1% in after-hours trading after it announced a new $ 5 billion share repurchase program.

Cannell Capital reported a 5% stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW +2.95%) .

Arctic Cat (ACAT +2.56%) was upgraded to ‘Market Perform’ from ‘Underperform’ at BMO Capital Markets with a price target of $ 18.50.

MARKET COMMENTS

Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH17 -0.26%) this morning are down -6.50 points (-0.25%). Friday’s closes: S&P 500 -0.09%, Dow Jones -0.04%, Nasdaq +0.22%. The S&P 500 on Friday closed lower on growth concerns after U.S. Q4 GDP rose +1.9% (q/q annualized), weaker than expectations of +2.2%. There was also weakness in energy producers after crude oil fell -1.13%. Supportive factors included the +0.8% increase in U.S. December capital goods orders nondefense ex-aircraft (stronger than expectations of +0.2%) and the +0.5-point increase in the U.S. Jan University of Michigan consumer sentiment to a 13-year high of 98.5 (stronger than expectations of unchanged at 98.1).

Mar 10-year T-notes (ZNH17 -0.04%) this morning are down -2 ticks. Friday’s closes: TYH7 +6.50, FVH7 +3.50. Mar 10-year T-notes on Friday closed higher on the the weaker-than-expected U.S. Q4 GDP report of +1.9% and on increased safe-haven demand with the sell-off in stocks. T-notes were undercut by the rise in the Jan University of Michigan U.S. consumer sentiment index to a 13-year high.

The dollar index (DXY00 +0.39%) this morning is up +0.25 (+0.25%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is -0.0034 (-0.32%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is -0.45 (-0.39%). Friday’s closes: Dollar index +0.15 (+0.15%), EUR/USD +0.0017 (+0.16%), USD/JPY +0.57 (+0.50%). The dollar index on Friday closed higher on the stronger-than-expected U.S. Dec capital goods orders nondefense ex-aircraft report, a proxy for capital spending, which shows firms are more confident in the economic outlook. The dollar was also boosted by the increase in U.S. Jan University of Michigan consumer sentiment to a 13-year high.

Mar WTI crude oil prices (CLH17 +0.26%) this morning are up +13 cents (+0.24%) and Mar gasoline (RBH17 -0.37%) is -0.0068 (-0.44%). Friday’s closes: Mar crude -0.61 (-1.13%), Mar gasoline -0.0175 (-1.12%). Mar crude oil and gasoline on Friday closed lower on a stronger dollar and on the weaker-than-expected U.S. Q4 GDP report. Crude oil prices were also undercut by the increase in U.S. active oil rigs by 16 in the week ended Friday to a 14-1/2 month high of 566 rigs.

 

GLOBAL EVENT CALENDAR 01/30/2017
Monday, Jan 30
US0830 ETDec personal spending expected +0.5%, Nov +0.2%. Dec personal income expected +0.4%, Nov unch.
0830 ETDec PCE deflator expected +0.2% m/m and +1.7% y/y, Nov unch m/m and +1.4% y/y. Dec core PCE deflator expected +0.1% m/m and +1.7% y/y, Nov unch m/m and +1.6% y/y.
1000 ETDec pending home sales expected +1.1% m/m, Nov -2.5% m/m and +1.4% y/y.
1030 ETJan Dallas Fed manufacturing activity expected -0.5 to 15.0, Dec +5.3 to 15.5.
1100 ETUSDA weekly grain export inspections.
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 -0.8 to 112.9, Dec +4.3 to 113.7.
U.S. STOCK CALENDAR 01/30/2017
CompanyTickerTimeEvent DescriptionPeriodEstimate
Affiliated Managers Group IncAMG USBef-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20163.709
Affiliated Managers Group IncAMG US8:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
GGP IncGGP US16:01Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.426
Principal Financial Group IncPFG US16:15Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20161.143
Leggett & Platt IncLEG USAft-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.575
UDR IncUDR USAft-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.457

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