Celebrations of Heroes: 75 years ago the Bedford Boys from Beford, VA stormed Normandy and all 30 died. Never forget.
IPOs on deck for This Week: We now head into summer trading for IPOs.
IPOs on deck for Today: GigCapital2 (GIX/U) and GSX Techedu (GSX)
Secondaries on deck: ARES ATH AVLR BJ DSGX DSS FRPT IIV ORTX QTWO VRRM
Other Filings of Note: EQR files mixed shelf offering. BJ FRPT files common stock offering. I VST files senior notes. COUP files convertible offering.
Earnings After The Close:
Beat: CMTL +0.16, CLDR +0.10, SFIX +0.10, UNFI +0.09, SMAR +0.06, ABM +0.05, GEF +0.02, MDB +0.02 of note.
Flat: ESTC, FIVE.
Missed: REVG (0.01)
Still To Report: AGX
News After The Close:
Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) raises guidance on strength with U.S. consumer and Hawthorne segments.
Cloudera (CLDR) CEO to retire and stock freefalls.
Costco (COST) May Sales +4.2% after rising 5.4% in April.
Casey’s General (CASY) names Darren Rebelez as new CEO.
Mexico calls for U.S. to redirect funding at the border.
Moody’s cuts Mexico to negative from stable. Fitch downgrades to BBB from BBB+.
What’s Happening This Morning: Futures on the S&P 500 rose into the ADP Payroll number at 8:15 a.m. EDT but have given up 30% of gains.
U.S. futures: S&P +7.50, Dow Jones +70 NDX +22.25 and Russell 2000 +4.6 with fair values LOWER ADDING TO GAINS. Asia mixed and Europe higher, click through for details by country.
Gold,silver and copper higher. WTI Crude and Brent Oil Futures lower. Natural Gas is lower. $ is lower vs Euro, lower vs. Pound and lower vs. Yen. US 10 year Treasury price $127.17 from $126.98 from with yields lower since Wednesday morning with the yield at 2.102% from 2.116%. Prices as of 8:25 a.m. EDT.
Top Sectors Wednesday: Utilities, Consumer Goods, Industrials and Conglomerates.
Weakest Sectors Wednesday: Materials.
One Month Winners: Utilities.
Three Month Winners: Utilities, Consumer Goods and Financials.
Six Month Winners: Utilities, Conglomerates, Industrials, Technology and Services.
Twelve Month Winners: Utilities, Healthcare and Services.
Year to Date: All higher led by Conglomerates, Services, Industrials, Utilities, Technology and Financials.
Hourly Action This Week:
Through Tuesday 5 hours are positive and 2 are negative. 3:00-4:00 higher for week.
Upcoming Earnings Of Note (sorted by market cap, highest to lowest)
Today After The Close: DOCU MTN OLLI PD ZM GES DOMO ZUMZ
Friday Before The Open: THO LOVE
Earnings This Morning Of Note
Beat: SIG +0.32, SAIC +0.15, SJM +0.14, CIEN +0.07
Missed: KIRK (0.13), HOME (0.01)
Still To Report: None of note.
Rags & Mags:Highlighted Stories may be clicked through to the original story.
Five Things You Need To Know To Start Your Day (Bloomberg)
India cuts interest rates. (Nikkei Asian Review)
DRAM prices continue to drop. (Digi Times)
European Central Bank (ECB) leaves rates unchanged.
Tuesday we noted “darkest before the dawn?” and it appears that way right now as moving average continue to be retaken.
Bold means a change from prior day.
The adline/decline line saw NASDAQ put in a negative day which was a surprise to many.
The QPI10 Day Moving Average of Breadth (10DMA) is no longer invested and moved to cash on May 8th close. For a move to cash from buy, the 10DMA needed to have two days in row below -200. For now, the best offense is a good defense. Ample notice of the current weakness was given.
YTD 64% (-12% week over week) of stocks are higher and 36% are lower. Updated 5/31/19 close with next update on 6/7/19 close.
Algo/HFT Trading Levels:
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Economic & Related:
Weekly Jobless Claims due out at 8:30 a.m. EDT.
Weekly Natural Gas Inventories are due out at 8:30 a.m. EDT.
European Central Bank (ECB) rate decision at 7:45 a.m. EDT and no changes
President Trump concludes his trip to Ireland with the marking of the 75th Normandy D-Day Invasion events.
Conferences & Analyst Meetings:
Analyst Meetings/Notable Conference Call: SNCR RGA (investor day) STBA (conference call on merger with DNB Financial)
Sellside Conferences: Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference. Baird Global Consumer, Technology and Services Conference. Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Technology Conference. Credit Suisse Global Energy Conference. Bank of America Merrill Lynch Energy Credit Conference. Deutsche Bank db Access Annual European Leveraged Conference. William Blair Growth Stock Conference.
Industry Conferences: Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. NAREIT Investor Conference. LD Micro Invitational Conference.
S&T Bancorp (STBA) to buy DNB Financial (DNBF) in all stock deal.
Wintrust Financial (WTFC) to buy STC Bancshares for $47.7 million.
Upgrades & Downgrades
Early Morning Gap Up/Down:
Gap Higher: SFIX +32%, CIEN +11%, CMTL +11%, DNBF +9%.
Gap Lower: CLDR -35%, HOME -34%, KIRK -31%, MIK -16%, SIG -6%, TAK -6%, MDB -5%, LZB -5%, REVG -5%.