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The Market In 5 Minutes: Deutsche Bank Woes Bring Down Indexes

The Market In 5 Minutes: Deutsche Bank Woes Bring Down Indexes

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Macro News

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 23 points to 18,074.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures slipped 1.75 points to 2,146.75. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index fell 6 points to 4,838.25.

Oil prices traded lower as Brent crude futures declined 1 percent to trade at $48.75 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures also fell 0.38 percent to trade at $47.65 a barrel.

USA Personal Spending (MoM) for Aug 0.00% vs 0.10% consensus estimate. USA Personal Income (MoM) for Aug 0.20% vs 0.20% consensus estimate.

  • The Chicago PMI for September is scheduled for release at 9:45 a.m. ET.
  • The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for September is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week will be released at 1:00 p.m. ET.
  • Dallas Federal Reserve President Rob Kaplan is set to speak in Dallas at 1:00 p.m. ET.

BZ News Desk Focus

  • CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) Reports Q2 non-GAAP EPS $0.27 in-line, Rev $90.5M vs $92.26M Est.
  • Costco (NASDAQ: COST) Reports Q4 EPS $1.77 vs $1.73 Est., Sales $35.73B vs $36.8B Est.
  • Mccormick (NYSE: MKC) Reports Q3 Adjusted EPS $1.03 vs $0.94 Est; Revenue $1.09B vs $1.09B Est.

Preliminary reports suggest the Hoboken train crash was either accidental or caused by operator error. A video making the rounds online suggests something else.

Sell-Side Themes

Guggenheim initiated coverage on nearly every retail stock, with Buy ratings on Nike (NYSE: NKE), Macy's (NYSE: M), Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN).

Sell-Side's Most Noteworthy Calls

  • Piper Jaffray downgraded Alcobra (NASDAQ: ADHD) to Neutral.
  • Raymond James downgraded Knoll (NYSE: KNL) to Market Perform.
  • Goldman Sachs upgraded Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) to netural.
  • Summit Redstone upgraded NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) to Buy.

Deal Talk

Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is said in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI), according to sources as reported by Dow Jones on Thursday. The sources said a deal, which could happen over the next two to three months, would likely be valued at over $30 billion, though NXP's market cap was over $32 billion following the report.

FXCM (NASDAQ: FXCM) announced it has agreed to sell DailyFX, its news and research website to IG Group for a price of $40 million. Subject to IG final approval and customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close by the end of October.

In The News

Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) fell 6.6 percent following reports that a small number of hedge funds are reducing their positions in Europe’s largest investment bank. Deutsche Bank shares are now down 52.3 percent in 2016 and are threatening to dip into the single-digits.

Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) CEO John Stumpf struggled to mount a defense in the face of repeated attacks over the bank’s sales practices from Democratic and Republican members of the House Financial Services Committee.


"Add Julian Robertson and Howard Marks to the long list of billionaires that are less than optimistic about the future," writes The Irrelevant Investor. "All the reasons they cite are unfortunately very compelling, but pessimists always sound intelligent."



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