December E-mini S&Ps (ESZ15 +0.14%) are up +0.11% and European stocks are up +0.61% at a 2-1/2 month high on expectations of further stimulus from the ECB. Comments made late yesterday after European markets closed from ECB President Draghi gave stocks and European government bonds a boost when he said the ECB is "willing and able" to act to support the recovery. Also, energy producers and basic-resource companies gained as the price of crude oil and copper moved higher. On the negative side, automakers were lower led by a nearly 9% plunge in Volkswagen AG, as the emissions scandal widened after the company said it found faulty emissions readings for the first time in gasoline-powered vehicles. Asian stocks settled mostly higher: Japan +1.30%, Hong Kong +2.15%, China +4.31%, Taiwan +1.65%, Australia +0.06%, Singapore +1.36%, South Korea +0.08%, India -0.14%. China's Shanghai Composite climbed to a 2-1/4 month high on speculation the government will continue to support the recovery after comments made after Asian markets closed Tuesday from Chinese President Xi Jinping that China GDP should be no less than 6.5% over the next 5 years.
The dollar index (DXY00 +0.20%) is up +0.25%. EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.26% after comments from ECB President Draghi bolstered expectations for additional ECB stimulus. USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is up +0.13%.
Dec T-note prices (ZNZ15 +0.11%) are up +1.5 ticks.
Speaking as part of a panel on financial stability at an event hosted by the ECB, Fed Governor Brainard said he sees some encouraging aspects for the U.S. economic outlook but there are still some elements of slack in the U.S. economy. He added that core inflation "has remained somewhat below target" and that the Fed is carefully monitoring inflation expectations.
Key U.S. news today includes: (1) Fed Governor Lael Brainard's participation in a panel discussion on financial stability at the ECB in Frankfurt, (2) weekly MBA mortgage applications (previous -3.5% with purchase mortgage sub-index -3.1% and refi sub-index -3.8%), (3) welcoming remarks by Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker at an event on capital for communities in Philadelphia, PA, (4) Oct ADP employment (expected +180,000, Sep +200,000), (5) Sep U.S. trade deficit (expected -$41.00 billion, -$48.33 billion), (6) final-Oct Markit services PMI (expected +0.2 to 54.6, prelim-Oct -0.7 to 54.4), (7) Oct ISM non-manufacturing index (expected -0.4 to 56.5, Sep -2.1 to 56.9), (8) Fed Chair Yellen's appearance before the House Financial Services Committee on bank regulation, (9) the Treasury's auction of $26 billion of 2-year T-notes, (10) New York Fed President William Dudley's speech on the economy in New York, and (11) Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer's speech to the National Economists Club.
There are 26 of the S&P 500 companies that report earnings today with notable reports including: Facebook (consensus $0.52), Metlife (0.76), Prudential Financial (2.42), Transocean (0.65), Time Warner (1.09), Motorola Solutions (0.73), Marathon Oil (-0.41), Whole Foods (0.35),
U.S. IPO's scheduled to price today: HC2 Holdings (HCHC), Kura Oncology (KURO).
Equity conferences during the remainder of this week include: Goldman Sachs Industrials Conference on Tue-Wed, Citi China Investor Conference on Wed, Citi Industrials Conference on Wed, Citi Global Health Care Conference on Thu, Needham Next Generation Storage Networking Conference on Thu, Bernstein Technology Innovation Summit on Thu-Fri, BancAnalysts Association of Boston Conference on Thu-Fri.
Tesla (TSLA -2.54%) soared 8% in after-hours trading after it reported a Q3 adjusted loss of -58 cents, a bigger loss than consensus of -56 cents, but said it will deliver 17,000 to 19,000 vehicles in Q4, more than the 16,820 vehicles needed to reach its full-year target of 50,000 to 52,000 vehicles.
Allergan Plc (AGN -1.78%) reported Q3 EPS of $3.48, better than consensus of $3.18.
Becton Dickson (BDX +1.26%) reported Q4 EPS of $1.94, higher than consensus of $1.90.
Groupon (GRPN +5.22%) plunged over 25% in pre-market trading after it reported Q3 adjusted EPS of 5 cents, more than double consensus of 2 cents, but then lowered guidance on Q4 revenue to $815 million-$865 million, well below consensus of $956.3 million.
Nortek (NTK +1.13%) lowered guidance on fiscal 2015 net sales to $2.500 billion-$2.515 billion from an earlier estimate of $2.500 billion-$2.575 billion, below consensus of $2.560 billion.
U.S. Steel (X +0.94%) slumped over 10% in after-hours trading after it reported a Q3 EPS loss of -70 cents, a much wider loss than consensus of -20 cents and said it sees "significantly" lower shipments and average realized prices than previously projected for 2015.
Diplomat Pharmac (DPLO +1.88%) surged over 10% in after-hours trading after it reported Q3 adjusted EPS of 26 cents, well above consensus of 16 cents, and then raised guidance on fiscal 2015 EPS to 69 cents-73 cents from 56 cents-60 cents, above consensus of 59 cents.
Zendesk (ZEN +1.30%) jumped over 9% in after-hours trading after it reported Q3 adjusted EPS loss of -5 cents, a smaller loss than consensus of -9 cents.
MasTec (MTZ -0.81%) reported Q3 adjusted EPS of 26 cents, below consensus of 34 cents, and then lowered guidance on fiscal 2015 revenue to $4.1 billion-$4.15 billion, less than consensus of $4.27 billion.
Papa John's (PZZA -5.80%) slid over 7% in after-hours trading after it reported Q3 adjusted EPS of 45 cents, right on consensus, but reported Q3 revenue of $389.3 million, below consensus of $398.4 million.
Zillow (Z +3.65%) fell over 8% in after-hours trading after it reported an unexpected Q3 EPS profit of 7 cents, better than consensus for a -3 cent loss, but lowered guidance on Q4 revenue to $165 million-$170 million, below consensus of $179.1 million.
Parker Drilling (PKD -0.33%) reported a Q3 adjusted loss of -10 cents, a smaller loss than consensus of -13 cents.
Dec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ15 +0.14%) this morning are up +2.25 points (+0.11%). Tuesday's closes: S&P 500 +0.27%, Dow Jones +0.50%, Nasdaq +0.32%. The S&P 500 on Tuesday rallied to a 3-1/4 month high and closed higher on underlying support from better-than-expected Q3 earnings and a rally in energy producers after crude oil prices climbed to a 2-week high. Stocks were undercut by the -1.0% decline in U.S. Sep factory orders, weaker than expectations of -0.9%.
Dec 10-year T-notes (ZNZ15 +0.11%) this morning are up +1.5 ticks. Tuesday's closes: TYZ5 -8.50, FVZ5 -5.00. Dec T-notes on Tuesday tumbled to a 2-1/2 month nearest-futures low and closed lower on reduced safe-haven demand with the rally in the S&P 500 to a 3-1/4 month high and on increased inflation expectations after the 10-year T-note inflation breakeven rate rose to a 1-1/2 month high.
The dollar index (DXY00 +0.20%) this morning is up +0.247 (+0.25%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.0029 (-0.26%). USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is up +0.16 (+0.13%). Tuesday's closes: Dollar Index +0.230 (+0.24%), EUR/USD -0.0052 (-0.47%), USD/JPY +0.31 (+0.26%). The dollar index on Tuesday closed higher on the jump in the 10-year T-note yield to a 2-1/2 month high and weakness in EUR/USD on divergent central bank policies with the Fed expected to raise interest rates while the ECB is expected to maintain or even expand QE.
Dec crude oil (CLZ15 +0.52%) this morning is up +9 cents (+0.19%) and Dec gasoline (RBZ15 +1.35%) is up +0.0137 (+0.95%). Tuesday's closes: CLZ5 +1.54 (+3.34%), RBZ5 +0.0657 (+4.78%). Dec crude oil and gasoline prices on Tuesday closed higher with Dec crude at a 2-week high and Dec gasoline at a 3-week high. Crude oil and gasoline prices rallied on expectations that Wednesday's weekly EIA data will show gasoline inventories fell -1.25 million bbl and the jump in the crack spread to a 1-month high, which may increase refinery demand for crude as refiners boost gasoline production to take advantage of the improved profit margins.
|US||0530 ET||Fed Governor Lael Brainard takes part in a panel discussion on financial stability at the ECB in Frankfurt.|
|0700 ET||Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous -3.5% with purchase mortgage sub-index -3.1% and refi sub-index -3.8%.|
|0800 ET||Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker gives welcoming remarks at an event on capital for communities in Philadelphia, PA.|
|0815 ET||Oct ADP employment change expected +180,000, Sep +200,000.|
|0830 ET||Sep trade balance expected -$41.00 billion, -$48.33 billion.|
|0830 ET||Treasury announces amount of 3-year T-notes (previous $24 billion), 10-year T-notes (previous $21 billion) and 30-year T-bonds (previous $13 billion) to be auctioned Nov 9-12 in the Nov quarterly refunding.|
|0945 ET||Final-Oct Markit services PMI expected +0.2 to 54.6, prelim-Oct -0.7 to 54.4. Final-Oct Markit composite PMI, prelim-Oct -0.5 to 54.5.|
|1000 ET||Oct ISM non-manufacturing index expected -0.4 to 56.5, Sep -2.1 to 56.9.|
|1000 ET||Fed Chair Yellen appears before the House Financial Services Committee on bank regulation.|
|1030 ET||EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.|
|1300 ET||Treasury auctions $26 billion of 2-year T-notes.|
|1430 ET||New York Fed President William Dudley speaks on the economy in New York.|
|1930 ET||Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks to the National Economists Club.|
|JPN||0100 ET||Japan Oct consumer confidence expected +0.2 to 40.8, Sep 40.6.|
|GER||0355 ET||Revised German Oct Markit services PMI, previous +1.1 to 55.2.|
|EUR||0400 ET||Revised Eurozone Oct Markit composite PMI, previous +0.4 to 54.0.|
|0500 ET||Eurozone Sep PPI expected -0.5% m/m and -3.3% y/y, Aug -0.8% m/m and -2.6% y/y.|
|0545 ET||ECB President Mario Draghi speaks at an event in Milan, Italy.|
|UK||0430 ET||UK Oct Markit/CIPS services PMI expected +1.2 to 54.5, Sep 53.3.|
|Becton Dickinson and Co||BDX US||Bef-mkt||Q4 2015 Earnings Release||Q4 2015||1.899|
|WEC Energy Group Inc||WEC US||Bef-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||0.59|
|Time Warner Inc||TWX US||Bef-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||1.088|
|Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc||REGN US||Bef-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||3.213|
|Allergan plc||AGN US||Bef-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||3.177|
|Chesapeake Energy Corp||CHK US||Bef-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||-0.136|
|Henry Schein Inc||HSIC US||Bef-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||1.467|
|Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp||CTSH US||Bef-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||0.759|
|NRG Energy Inc||NRG US||Bef-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||0.741|
|Spectra Energy Corp||SE US||Bef-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||0.221|
|Michael Kors Holdings Ltd||KORS US||Bef-mkt||Q2 2016 Earnings Release||Q2 2016||0.892|
|Motorola Solutions Inc||MSI US||7:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||0.729|
|Twenty-First Century Fox Inc||FOXA US||7:30||Q1 2016 Earnings Release||Q1 2016||0.375|
|Alcoa Inc||AA US||8:00||Investor Day||Y 2015|
|Becton Dickinson and Co||BDX US||8:00||Q4 2015 Earnings Call||Q4 2015|
|Cardinal Health Inc||CAH US||8:00||Annual General Meeting||Y 2015|
|Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp||CTSH US||8:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|Michael Kors Holdings Ltd||KORS US||8:00||Q2 2016 Earnings Call||Q2 2016|
|Motorola Solutions Inc||MSI US||8:30||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|Twenty-First Century Fox Inc||FOXA US||8:30||Q1 2016 Earnings Call||Q1 2016|
|Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc||REGN US||8:30||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|Allergan plc||AGN US||9:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|Chesapeake Energy Corp||CHK US||9:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|Coach Inc||COH US||9:00||Annual General Meeting|
|NRG Energy Inc||NRG US||9:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|Spectra Energy Corp||SE US||9:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|Henry Schein Inc||HSIC US||10:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|Time Warner Inc||TWX US||10:30||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|ONEOK Inc||OKE US||11:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|Allergan plc||AGN US||11:00||R&D Day||Y 2015|
|Newfield Exploration Co||NFX US||11:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|Devon Energy Corp||DVN US||11:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|Cimarex Energy Co||XEC US||11:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|Lam Research Corp||LRCX US||12:30||Annual General Meeting||Y 2015|
|Apartment Investment & Management Co||AIV US||13:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|WEC Energy Group Inc||WEC US||14:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|KLA-Tencor Corp||KLAC US||15:00||Annual General Meeting|
|Computer Sciences Corp||CSC US||16:15||Q2 2016 Earnings Release||Q2 2016||1.155|
|QUALCOMM Inc||QCOM US||16:45||Q4 2015 Earnings Call||Q4 2015|
|CenturyLink Inc||CTL US||17:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|Computer Sciences Corp||CSC US||17:00||Q2 2016 Earnings Call||Q2 2016|
|Whole Foods Market Inc||WFM US||17:00||Q4 2015 Earnings Call||Q4 2015|
|Microchip Technology Inc||MCHP US||17:00||Q2 2016 Earnings Call||Q2 2016|
|Facebook Inc||FB US||17:00||Q3 2015 Earnings Call||Q3 2015|
|CenturyLink Inc||CTL US||Aft-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||0.686|
|Kimco Realty Corp||KIM US||Aft-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||0.368|
|Marathon Oil Corp||MRO US||Aft-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||-0.414|
|QUALCOMM Inc||QCOM US||Aft-mkt||Q4 2015 Earnings Release||Q4 2015||0.863|
|Whole Foods Market Inc||WFM US||Aft-mkt||Q4 2015 Earnings Release||Q4 2015||0.345|
|Microchip Technology Inc||MCHP US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2016 Earnings Release||Q2 2016||0.629|
|Transocean Ltd||RIG US||Aft-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||0.654|
|Prudential Financial Inc||PRU US||Aft-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||2.419|
|MetLife Inc||MET US||Aft-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||0.759|
|CF Industries Holdings Inc||CF US||Aft-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||0.733|
|Facebook Inc||FB US||Aft-mkt||Q3 2015 Earnings Release||Q3 2015||0.52|
|WestRock Co||WRK US||Aft-mkt||Q4 2015 Earnings Release||Q4 2015||0.946|
|Costco Wholesale Corp||COST US||21:00||October 2015 Sales and Revenue Release||2015|
|Western Digital Corp||WDC US||Annual General Meeting|
|Perrigo Co PLC||PRGO US||Annual General Meeting|
|Perrigo Co PLC||PRGO US||Annual General Meeting|
|Linear Technology Corp||LLTC US||Annual General Meeting|
|AutoNation Inc||AN US||October 2015 Sales and Revenue Release||2015|
|United Parcel Service Inc||UPS US||Roadshow - Day1||Y 2015|