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The Market In 5 Minutes: UA, GM, P&G Earnings On The Street's Mind

The Market In 5 Minutes: UA, GM, P&G Earnings On The Street's Mind

Macro Focus

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 33 points to 18,160.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures gained 1.25 points to 2,145.50. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index rose 5.75 points to 4,907.75.

Oil prices traded higher as Brent crude futures gained 0.29 percent to trade at $51.61 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures also rose 0.46 percent to trade at $50.75 a barrel.

Redbook Reports US Retail Sales During First Three Weeks of Oct. Down 0.1% MoM, Up 0.6% YoY

USA S&P/CaseShiller Home Price Index (YoY) for Aug 5.10%

  • The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for October will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • The Richmond Fed manufacturing index for October is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • The Treasury is set to auction 4-week bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
  • The Treasury will also auction 2-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
  • Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart is set to speak in Atlanta at 1:20 p.m. ET.

BZ News Desk Focus

  • General Motors (NYSE: GM) Reports Q3 EPS $1.72 vs. Est. $1.45, Rev. $42.8B vs. Est. $39.29B
  • 3M (NYSE: MMM) Reports Q3 EPS $2.15 vs. Est. $2.14, Rev. $7.7B vs. Est. $7.71B
  • Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) Reports Q1 Adj. EPS $1.03 vs $0.98 Est., Sales $16.52B vs $16.5B Est.
  • Under Armour (NYSE: UA) Reports Q3 EPS $0.29 vs $0.25 Est., Sales $1.472B vs $1.45B Est.
  • United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) Reports Q3 Adj. EPS $1.76 vs $1.66 Est., Sales $14.4B vs $14.27B Est.
  • Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) Q3 EPS $0.88 vs $0.96 Est., Revenue $5.19B vs $5.28B Est.
  • Merck (NYSE: MRK) Q3 EPS $1.07 vs $0.99 Est., Revenue $10.54B vs $10.18B Est.
  • Visa (NYSE: V) Reports Q4 Adj. EPS $0.78 vs $0.73 Est., Sales $4.261B vs $4.23B Est.
  • Sonic (NASDAQ: SONC) Reports Q4 EPS $0.45 vs. $0.44 Est., Rev. $162.1M vs. $167M Est.

Sell-Side Themes

Several firms initiated coverage on Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), with price targets ranging form $27 to $36.

Sell-Side's Most Noteworthy Calls

  • JMP downgraded Araid Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARIA) to Market Perform.
  • RBC upgraded Chesapeake (NYSE: CHK) to Sector Perform.
  • Oppenheimer started Nike (NYSE: NKE) at Perform.
  • Chardan started Clovis (NASDAQ: CLVS) at Sell.

Deal Talk

Schneider Electric (OTC: SBGSY), noting recent speculation regarding possible takeover bid for Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), categorically denied these rumours in a statement released on Monday. On Friday, unconfirmed takeover chatter surfaced indicating a possible $18 billion takeover of Rockwell by Schneider.

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings said he was in favor of AT&T's (NYSE: T) planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), provided that his company continued to be treated fairly. Speaking at a technology conference hosted by the Wall Street Journal , Hastings said it was critical that Netflix's content be treated the same as Time Warner's once the deal takes effect. “If it’s open competition, we’d love that," he said.

In The News

Hundreds of thousands of consumers whose health insurance plans are being discontinued for 2017 will get some flexibility when signing up for a new plan during the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment, a sign of continued turmoil. Premiums for silver plans to rise an average 25 percent.

Britons are more concerned with controlling immigration than maintaining access to the single market, according to a new survey, adding further evidence that Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy is in line with the prevailing mood of the country.


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The 2016 #WorldSeries kicks off tonight, as the Chicago Cubs take on the Cleveland Indians. The last time either of these teams won the championship? 1948 (Cleveland) and 1908 (Chicago).

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  • This company reported Q3 earnings Tuesday morning, EPS from Continuing Operations $3.61 vs $2.42 year over year, and sales of $11.6B vs $11.45B Est.
  • This stock is considered a "Trump stock."
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