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Market Matters:

Futures Positive This Morning
by Geoff Garbacz & Staff Writers

October 15, 2018

In After Hours Trading

IPOs on deck DDMXU Acquisition (DDMXU) Equillium (EQ) Anaplan (PLAN). Secondaries of note TLSA.

Filings after close .

data courtesy of IPO Financial

In After Hours Trading: SURPRISES none of note. FLAT: MISSED: none of note.

Lower Guidance: .

Mixed Guidance: .

Positive Guidance: .

What's Happening This Morning

U.S. futures: S&P +29 Dow Jones +251, NDX +108 and Russell 2000 +15 with fair values LOWER helping open. Asia and Europe bouncing as well.

Gold lower and silver higher with copper. WTI Crude and Brent Oil Futures higher. Natural Gas is lower. $ is higher vs Euro, higher vs. Pound and higher vs. Yen. US 10 year Treasury price 118.09 with yields flat since Thursday morning. Prices as of 7:55 a.m. EDT.

Top Sectors None.

Weak Sectors All with Industrials, Financials and Healthcare leading the way lower.

One month winners Healthcare,Consumer Goods, Services and Technology.

Three Month Winners Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Services and Technology.

Six Month Winners Conglomerates, Services and Technology.

One Year Winners All except for Utilities.

Year To Date Conglomerates, Healthcare and Services.

Earnings Expected

Earnings due after the close (by avg. trade volume): none of note.

Earnings due Monday morning: BAC SCHW.

Rags & Mags: Inside Wall Street

Hurricane Michael aftermath is horrific, Panhandle a wasteland. (CNN)

Cramer still says may be time to start buying. FYI, he is usually early and he was again as S&P fell -2.06%.(CNBC)

Reported Earnings This Morning

Reported This Morning: SURPRISES PNC +.10 JPM +.08. FLAT: MISSED: .

Missing: none of note.

Lower Guidance: none of note.

Current Morning missing: .

Mixed Guidance: DAL.

Positive Guidance: .

Data Points

Yesterday saw 616 stocks rise and 2337 fall on the NYSE. NASDAQ saw 740 rise and 2237 fall.

The SP 500 is barely above its 50 day exponential moving average and is above its 200 day exponential moving average. The Russell 2000 is below its 50 day moving exponential average but is above 200 day exponential moving average.

The 10 day spread moving average of breadth is in cash. The Madison Market Timing Indicator is still invested.

YTD 51% of stocks are higher and 49% are lower. Updated 9/28/18 close.

Economics

October University of Michigan Sentiment is due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall to 100 from 100.10

Politico

Federal Reserve Chicago President Charles Evans speaks at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

Federal Reserve Minneapolis President Raphael Bostic to speak at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

Conference & Analyst Meetings

Meetings, Conference Calls or Announcements of note, VRNA.

Conference of Note

Texas Auto Show

M & A News

Key Upgrades and Downgrades

Firm Upgrades Downgrades
JP Morgan    
Goldman Sachs    
Morgan Stanley    
Deutsche Bank    
Citigroup CC Merrill Lynchp    
Merrill Lynch    
Wachovia/Wells Fargo    
Credit Suisse    
Banc of America    
UBS    
Stifel    
Piper Jaffray    
Jefferies    
Nomura    
Needham    
Raymond James    
Northland    
Loop Capital    
Nomura    
Moffet Nathanson    
Robert W. Baird    
Cowen    
Sun Trust RH    
MKM    
Sandler O'Neil    
Keefe Bruyette    
Cantor Fitzgerald    
CIBC    
Dresnder    
Nomura    
HSBC Securities    
Cowen  
William Blair    
BNP Paribas    
B. Riley    
Kaufman  
Brean Murray    
JMP Securities    
Wedbush    
Argus    
CLSA    
BB&T    
ING    
Roth    
Janney Montgomery  
Susquehanna    
Think Equity    
Merriman    
Cantor Fitzgerlad    
BMO Capital  
Benchmark    
Jesup & Lamont    
Macquarie    
Canaccord Adams    
Evercore    
MKM    
Bernstein    
CLSN    
Guggenheim    
Auriga    
Stephens    
BTIG    
Global Hunter    

 

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