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The Market In 5 Minutes: Dow, S&P 500 Trading At All-Time Highs

The Market In 5 Minutes: Dow, S&P 500 Trading At All-Time Highs

Macro Focus

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 55 points to 18,966.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures gained 5.75 points to 2,199.00. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index gained 22.25 points to 4,876.75.

Oil prices traded lower as Brent crude futures fell 0.04 percent to trade at $48.88 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures also fell 0.19 percent to trade at $48.15 a barrel.

The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all closed Monday at all-time highs.

  • Data on existing home sales for October will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • The Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index for November 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 5-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.

BZ News Desk Focus

  • Dollar Tree (NASDAQ: DLTR) Q3 Adj EPS $0.81 vs $0.78 Est, Revenue $5B vs $5.08B Est
  • Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB) Q1 EPS $1.00 vs $0.95 Est, Revenue $2.2B vs $2.2B Est
  • Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) Q1 EPS $0.55 vs. Est. $0.53, Rev. $398.1M vs. Est. $400.2M
  • Jack In The Box (NASDAQ: JACK) Reports Q4 EPS $0.98 vs. Est. $0.88, Rev. $398.41M vs. Est. $398.71M
  • DSW (NYSE: DSW) Q3 EPS $0.51 vs $0.48 Est, Revenue $697M vs $712M Est
  • Weibo (NASDAQ: WB) Reports Q3 EPS $0.24 vs. Est. $0.20, Rev. $176.9M vs. Est. $173M
  • SINA (NASDAQ: SINA) Reports Q3 Adj. EPS $0.56 vs $0.35 Est., Sales $274.9M vs $265.3M Est.
  • Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL) Q4 EPS $0.45 vs $0.46 Est, Revenue $2.63B vs $2.64B Est
  • Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) Q2 EPS $1.12 vs $1.11 Est, Revenue $7.35B vs $7.46B Est

Sell-Side Themes

Acushnet (NYSE: GOLF), the recent IPO of Titleist, was initiated by several analysts today. So far, price targets range from $20 to $25 per share.

Sell-Side's Most Noteworthy Calls

  • Cowen downgraded Kate Spade (NYSE: KATE) to Market Perform.
  • Imperial downgraded United Continental (NYSE: UAL) to In-Line.
  • Barclays upgraded Sunrun (NASDAQ: RUN) to Overweight.
  • Bank of America upgraded American Movil (NYSE: AMX) to Buy.
  • Deutsche Bank started Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) at Buy.

Deal Talk

Shares of LendingClub (NYSE: LC) spiked higher Monday on unconfirmed takeover that Goldman Sachs could be making a bid. A "source" said Goldman could offer $10 per share. Lending Club closed at $6.14 on Monday, up 2.68 percent.

Shares of Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) surged higher on a video report from Betaville's Ben Harrington that it's still in takeover talks with Roche (OTC: RHHBY), according to sources. The companies have been in talks since 2012, when Illumina rejected a $44.50 per share offer from Roche. Illumina closed Monday at $137.75, up 4.31 percent.

In The News

China said it hoped to conclude an Asia-wide trade pact as soon as possible, a sign of Beijing’s intent to broaden its regional influence after President-elect Trump reiterated plans to withdraw from the U.S.-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Adena Friedman, the next CEO of Nasdaq, has been groomed for years by outgoing CEO Bob Greifeld to inherit the stock exchange in an industry where the rules looked fairly stable. But Donald Trump’s surprise victory means the old playbook on financial regulation could soon be torn apart, just as she ascends to the exchange’s top job on January 1.


"Without question stocks can be either positively or negatively correlated with the dollar and then the trend can either fade or completely switch in a 180. Constructing a bullish or bearish thesis based solely on the dollar requires you to get a lot of stuff right that you probably can't."



Guess This Chart

  • This company reported Q3 earnings Tuesday morning of $0.30 vs $0.20 est, and revenue of $1.19B vs $1.18B Est.
  • Last week this company was accused of using fake products at one of its retail outlets, echoing a story that was originally reported in June.
  • Sympathy plays include Tiffany & Co. and Blue Nile.

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