US : Pre Market News – 08 Feb 2017

PREMARKET WORLD NEWS

Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH17 -0.01%) are up +0.01 and European stocks are up +0.19% on improvement in company quarterly earnings results. Rio Tinto is up over 2% as it posted its first annual profit in 3 years. Rio Tinto also announced a $ 500 million share buyback after a recovery in iron ore prices helped boost its profits. Gains in stocks were muted after energy producing companies weakened as crude oil prices slide. Mar WTI crude oil (CLH17 -0.75%) is down -0.61% to a 3-week low and were undercut after the API reported late Tuesday that U.S. crude supplies last week surged +14.2 million bbl. Asian stocks settled mixed with China’s Shanghai Composite climbing to a 3-week high: Japan +0.51%, Hong Kong +0.66%, China +0.44%, Taiwan-0.12%, Australia +0.52%, Singapore -0.17%, South Korea -0.46%, India -0.16%.

The dollar index (DXY00 +0.25%) is up +0.32%. EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.32% at a 1-week low on looming political risks from the upcoming elections in France and Italy along with comments from Bundesbank President Weidmann who said the ECB is not yet at a point where it can end QE. USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is down -0.09%.

Mar 10-year T-note prices (ZNH17 +0.06%) are unchanged.

Bundesbank President Weidmann said that German inflation concerns are topical and that the ECB is not yet at a point where it can end expansionary policy. He added “as the Eurozone economy grows more dynamically in a sustained way, interest rates will rise again.”

U.S. STOCK PREVIEW

Key U.S. news today includes: (1) weekly MBA mortgage applications (previous -3.2% with purchase sub-index -5.6% and refi sub-index -1.4%), (2) Treasury auctions $ 23 billion of 10-year T-notes, EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

Notable S&P 500 earnings reports today include: Time Warner (consensus $ 1.19), Goodyear Tire & Rubber (0.87), Exelon (0.45), Humana (2.05), Whole Foods (0.39), Prudential Financial (2.31), Level 3 Communications (0.44).

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

Equity conferences: Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum on Tue-Wed, Cowen Aerospace/Defense & Industrials Conference on Wed-Thu.

PREMARKET U.S. STOCKS

Twitter (TWTR +1.84%) rose 3% in pre-market trading after it was upgraded to ‘Buy’ from ‘Neutral’ at BTIG LLC with a $ 25 price target.

Disney (DIS -0.52%) fell 1% in after-hours trading after it reported Q1 revenue of $ 14.8 billion, below consensus of $ 15.3 billion.

Cooper Tire & Rubber (CTB -3.61%) gained more than 3% in after-hours trading after it was named to replace ComScore in the S&P 400 Midcap index as of the close of trading Friday, Feb 10.

Akamai Technologies (AKAM +2.02%) dropped 3% in after-hours trading after it projected Q1 revenue of $ 596 million-$ 610 million, the midpoint below consensus of $ 604.8 million.

Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD -0.89%) fell nearly 4% in after-hours trading after it forecast 2017 EPS of $ 5.60 to $ 6.00, well below consensus of $ 6.47.

Panera Bread (PNRA -0.56%) gained 2% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 adjusted EPS of $ 2.05, better than consensus of $ 2.00.

Gilead Sciences (GILD +1.02%) slid 5% in after-hours trading after it said it expects 2017 sales of $ 22.5 billion to $ 24.5 billion, below consensus of $ 27.9 billion.

Coherent (COHR +2.46%) surged 14% in after-hours trading after it reported Q1 net sales of $ 346.1 million, well above consensus of $ 216.2 million.

DR Horton (DHI -0.24%) was rated a new ‘Buy at BTIG LLC with a 12-month target price of $ 38.

Lennar (LEN -0.34%) was rated a new ‘Buy’ at BTIG LLC with a 12-month target price of $ 56.

Urban Outfitters (URBN -0.76%) lost nearly 3% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 net sales of $ 1.03 billion, below consensus of $ 1.04 billion.

Tucows (TCX -0.41%) slumped 13% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 revenue of $ 48.8 million, below consensus of $ 50.4 million.

Pier1 Imports ({=PIR =}) rose almost 4% in after-hours trading after it reported comparable sales in the quarter to date through Jan were up +0.6%.

Coherus Biosciences (CHRS -1.11%) dropped 6% in after-hours trading after it announced a public offering of $ 125 million of common stock.

Jive Software (JIVE unch) jumped over 7% in after-hours trading after it said it sees Q1 adjusted EPS of 4 cents to 5 cents, above consensus of 3 cents.

Genworth Financial (GNW -0.57%) fell 5% in after-hours trading after it reported an unexpected -27 cent loss per share, weaker than consensus of 19 cents EPS.

MARKET COMMENTS

Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH17 -0.01%) this morning are up +0.25 of a point (+0.01%). Tuesday’s closes: S&P 500 +0.02%, Dow Jones +0.19%, Nasdaq +0.35%. The S&P 500 on Tuesday rallied to a 1-week high and closed higher on strength in technology stocks as the Nasdaq Composite rose to a record high and on reduced interest rate concerns after the 10-year T-note yield fell to a 3-week low. Stock prices were undercut by the U.S. Dec JOLTS job openings report of -4,000 (weaker than expectations of an increase of +56,000) and by pressure on energy producing stocks after crude oil prices fell -2.47%.

Mar 10-year T-notes (ZNH17 +0.06%) this morning are unch. Tuesday’s closes: TYH7 +5.50, FVH7 +1.25. Mar 10-year T-notes on Tuesday climbed to a 3-week high and closed higher on the unexpected decline in U.S. Dec JOLTS job openings (-4,000 versus expectations of +58,000) and on reduced inflation expectations after the 10-year T-note breakeven inflation rate fell to a 2-1/2 week low.

The dollar index (DXY00 +0.25%) this morning is up +0.32 (+0.32%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.0034 (-0.32%) at a 1-week low. USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is down -0.10 (-0.09%). Tuesday’s closes: Dollar index +0.353 (+0.35%), EUR/USD -0.0067 (-0.62%), USD/JPY +0.65 (+0.58%). The dollar index on Tuesday rose to a 1-week high and closed higher on comments late Monday from Philadelphia Fed President Harker (voter) who said “I think March is on the table” for a rate hike. There was also weakness in EUR/USD which fell to a 1-week low after German Dec industrial production unexpectedly fell -3.0% m/m, the largest monthly decline in 7-3/4 years.

Mar WTI crude oil (CLH17 -0.75%) prices this morning are down -32 cents (-0.61%) at a 3-week low and Mar gasoline (RBH17 -0.40%) is -0.0006 (-0.04%) at a 2-1/4 month low. Tuesday’s closes: Mar crude -1.31 (-2.47%), Mar gasoline -0.0228 (-1.51%). Mar crude oil and gasoline on Tuesday closed lower with Mar gasoline at a 2-1/4 month low. Crude oil prices were undercut by the rally in the dollar index to a 2-1/4 month high, by expectations for Wednesday’s EIA crude inventories to climb +2.5 million bbl (their fifth straight increase), and by expectations for EIA gasoline stockpiles on Wednesday to increase by +1.5 million bbl.

 

GLOBAL EVENT CALENDAR 02/08/2017
Wednesday, Feb 8
US0700 ETWeekly MBA mortgage applications, previous -3.2% with purchase sub-index -5.6% and refi sub-index -1.4%.
1030 ETEIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.
1300 ETTreasury auctions $ 23 billion of 10-year T-notes.
Thursday, Feb 9
US0830 ETWeekly initial unemployment claims expected +3,000 to 249,000, previous -14,000 to 246,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -6,000 to 2.058 million, previous -39,000 to 2.064 million.
0830 ETUSDA weekly Export Sales.
0910 ETSt. Louis Fed President James Bullard (non-voter) speaks on the U.S. economy and monetary policy at a finance forum at Washington University in St. Louis.
1000 ETRevised Dec wholesale inventories expected unrevised from prelim-Dec +1.0%. Dec wholesale trade sales, Nov +0.4% m/m.
1200 ETUSDA Feb WASDE crop production.
1300 ETTreasury auctions $ 15 billion of 30-year T-bonds.
1310 ETChicago Fed President Charles Evans (voter) speaks about current economic conditions and monetary policy at the CFA Society of Chicago.
U.S. STOCK CALENDAR 02/08/2017
CompanyTickerTimeEvent DescriptionPeriodEstimate
Church & Dwight Co IncCHD USBf-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.425
Emerson Electric CoEMR USBf-mktQ1 2017 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20170.422
Omnicom Group IncOMC USBf-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20161.438
Vulcan Materials CoVMC USBf-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.851
Cardinal Health IncCAH USBf-mktQ2 2017 Earnings ReleaseQ2 20171.229
AMETEK IncAME USBf-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.582
Fidelity National Info ServicesFIS USBf-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20161.141
TransDigm Group IncTDG USBf-mktQ1 2017 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20172.507
Michael Kors Holdings LtdKORS USBf-mktQ3 2017 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20171.633
Mallinckrodt PLCMNK USBf-mktC1 2017 Earnings ReleaseC1 20171.787
Centene CorpCNC US6:00Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20161.108
National Oilwell Varco IncNOV US6:45Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 2016-0.293
Archer-Daniels-Midland CoADM US7:00Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.781
Mosaic Co/TheMOS US7:00Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.129
S&P Global IncSPGI US7:15Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20161.189
Intercontinental Exchange IncICE US7:30Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.693
General Motors CoGM US7:30Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20161.17
Michael Kors Holdings LtdKORS US8:00Q3 2017 Earnings CallQ3 2017
S&P Global IncSPGI US8:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Omnicom Group IncOMC US8:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Tesoro CorpTSO US8:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Cardinal Health IncCAH US8:30Q2 2017 Earnings CallQ2 2017
AMETEK IncAME US8:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Centene CorpCNC US8:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Intercontinental Exchange IncICE US8:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Fidelity National Info ServicesFIS US8:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Mallinckrodt PLCMNK US8:30C1 2017 Earnings CallC1 2017
Archer-Daniels-Midland CoADM US9:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
FMC CorpFMC US9:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
National Oilwell Varco IncNOV US9:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Mosaic Co/TheMOS US9:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Credicorp LtdBAP US9:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
General Motors CoGM US10:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Emerson Electric CoEMR US11:00Annual General Meeting
Vulcan Materials CoVMC US11:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
TransDigm Group IncTDG US11:00Q1 2017 Earnings CallQ1 2017
Church & Dwight Co IncCHD US12:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Emerson Electric CoEMR US14:00Q1 2017 Earnings CallQ1 2017
Macerich Co/TheMAC US14:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Mondelez International IncMDLZ US16:00Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.49
Akamai Technologies IncAKAM US16:01Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.678
Walt Disney Co/TheDIS US16:30Q1 2017 Earnings CallQ1 2017
Gilead Sciences IncGILD US16:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
O’Reilly Automotive IncORLY US16:30Q4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20162.541
Akamai Technologies IncAKAM US16:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Microchip Technology IncMCHP US17:00Q3 2017 Earnings CallQ3 2017
Mondelez International IncMDLZ US17:00Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
CSRA IncCSRA US17:00Q3 2017 Earnings CallQ3 2017
Walt Disney Co/TheDIS USAft-mktQ1 2017 Earnings ReleaseQ1 20171.493
Gilead Sciences IncGILD USAft-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20162.544
Microchip Technology IncMCHP USAft-mktQ3 2017 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20170.903
Pioneer Natural Resources CoPXD USAft-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.315
Assurant IncAIZ USAft-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.527
CSRA IncCSRA USAft-mktQ3 2017 Earnings ReleaseQ3 20170.457
Fortive CorpFTV USAft-mktQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20160.668
Fortive CorpFTV US17:30Q4 2016 Earnings CallQ4 2016
Rockwell Automation IncROK US18:30Annual General MeetingY 2017
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals IncREGN USQ4 2016 Earnings ReleaseQ4 20163.047

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