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NYSE MAC Desk
oct 24 2014 | 10:13 AM

From The Trading Floor; Equities are trading in measured to positive territory this morning as earnings from P&G, Ford and UPS bump up against the miss from Amazon and the fearful effects of an Ebola case in New York City

  • New Home Sales for September were little changed after the prior month was revised down showing an uneven recovery in the housing market. Sales rose 0.2% to 467,000 annualized pace
  • Procter & Gamble reports Q1 core EPS $1.07, consensus $1.07. Reports Q revenue $20.79B, consensus $20.83B. Organic sales grew 2% for the quarter. Plans for Duracell exit.

  • Ford reports Q3 adjusted EPS 24c, consensus 19c. Reports Q3 revenue $34.9B, consensus $33.11B

  • UPS reports Q3 EPS $1.32, consensus $1.29. Reports Q3 revenue $14.29B, consensus $14.2B

  • Ebola fears back in play after Dr. Craig Spencer, who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients, tested positive on Thursday. Marks fourth case of Ebola...

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Posté par: Charles Brown
Managing Director, The Capital Markets Desk
NYSE MAC Desk
oct 23 2014 | 10:08 AM

From The Trading Floor: Stocks are rallying this morning as earnings from Industry bellwethers exceed analyst’s estimates.

  • Chicago Fed National Activity Index for September rose to 0.47 from -0.25 the previous period

  • Initial Jobless Claims for the period ending 10/18 rose slightly to 283,000.

  • The FHFA Home Price Index for August rose to 0.5%

  • Consumer Comfort for the period ending October 19th came in at 37.7, higher than 36.2, the previous period

  • Leading Index for the month of September rose to 0.8%

  • The Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity Index comes out at 11:00

  • Caterpillar reports Q3 EPS excl. restructuring costs $1.72, consensus $1.36 Reports Q3 revenue $13.55B, consensus $13.19B

  • General Motors reports Q3 adjusted EPS 97c, consensus 95c Reports Q3 revenue $39.3B, consensus $39.84B

  • U.S. options market...

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Posté par: Charles Brown
Managing Director, The Capital Markets Desk
NYSE MAC Desk
oct 22 2014 | 10:05 AM

From The Floor: Little movement in a cost of living report combined with a heavy day of earnings have stocks trading in mixed territory this morning after the S&P 500 had its biggest jump in a year

  • Mortgage applications for the period ending 10/17 rose by 11.6%

  • The cost of living in the US. barely rose in September, leaving inflation below the Federal Reserve’s goal as fuel prices plunged this month. Over the last 12 months, total CPI and core CPI are both up 1.7%. That is unchanged from August and still below the Fed's longer run inflation target of 2.0%.

  • EMC is buying out much of Cisco's stake in the companies' VCE JV, which sells high-end integrated server/storage/networking systems (the Vblock line)

  • Johnson & Johnson will begin testing an Ebola vaccine on humans in January, and plans to have 250K doses of the experimental vaccine ready for use in clinical trials in May.

  • Lufthansa is...

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Posté par: Charles Brown
Managing Director, The Capital Markets Desk
NYSE MAC Desk
oct 21 2014 | 10:16 AM

From The Trading Floor: Equities are trading is positive territory this morning on positive earnings and speculation that the ECB is buying bonds to bolster the economy

  • The nation’s chief housing regulator, Mel Watt, announced a new program yesterday which will allow more home-buyers to get loans at lower rates and with much smaller down payments. The program will also attempt to reassure banks that have had to pay tens of billions of dollars to settle legal cases arising from the housing boom and bust and buy back bad loans sold to Fannie and Freddie.

  • Existing Home Sales for the month of September rose by a 5.17 million annual rate a one year high indicating that housing remains a plus for the economy.

  • Coca-Cola reports comparable Q3 EPS 53c, consensus 53c. Reports Q3 revenue $11.98B, consensus $12.12B

  • McDonald's reports Q3 EPS $1.09, consensus $1.37. Reports Q3 revenue $6.99B, consensus $7.18B

  • ...
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Posté par: Charles Brown
Managing Director, The Capital Markets Desk
NYSE MAC Desk
oct 20 2014 | 9:55 AM

From The Trading Floor; A 2015 earnings warning by Dow bellwether IBM has the market in mixed / negative territory this morning

  • IBM reports Q3 EPS $3.68, consensus $4.32. Reports Q3 revenue $22.4B, consensus $23.37B. IBM has reached an agreement with Globalfoundries to take over its loss-making semiconductor unit. Under the terms of the deal, IBM  will pay Globalfoundries $1.5B to take the chip operations off its hands

  • Quiet day on the economic calendar today

  • Russia and Ukraine have reached a preliminary agreement on a price for winter gas supplies, easing some concerns that the countries’ dispute could disrupt supplies to Europe via Ukraine.

  • Russia and Ukraine have reached a preliminary agreement on a price for winter gas supplies, easing some concerns that the countries’ dispute could disrupt supplies to Europe via Ukraine.

  • SAP cut its outlook for full-year operating profit as customers...

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Posté par: Charles Brown
Managing Director, The Capital Markets Desk