The minutes of the Oct 9-10 BOE meeting showed that members voted unanimously to keep policy unchanged as economic data pointed to a "robust" recovery. The minutes stated that "The news on the month had continued to suggest a robust recovery in activity," with confidence rising and surveys pointing to growth of about 2% over the second half of the year. "Market rates had fallen back over the month and output appeared to be expanding at least as fast as expected" in August. "All members therefore agreed that there was currently little case for increasing the degree of monetary stimulus further."
Northrop Grumman (NOC +1.26%) reported Q3 EPS of $2.14, stronger than consensus of $1.82.
General Dynamics (GD +0.18%) reported Q3 EPS of $1.84, well ahead of consensus of $1.68.
NASDAQ OMX Group (NDAQ -0.33%) reported Q3 EPS of 66 cents, better than consensus of 62 cents.
Netflix (NFLX -9.15%) fell over 2% in after-hours trading after billionare investor Carl Icahn reported a sale of 2.99 million shares of Netflix.
Unisys (UIS +1.75%) reported Q3 adjusted EPS of 25 cents, weaker than consensus of 40 cents.
Reuters reported that JPMorgan Chase's (JPM -1.20%) $13 billion settlement with the U.S. could cost the bank closer to $9 billion, as most of the deal is expected to be tax deductible.
Apollo Group (APOL +0.10%) jumped over 12% in after-hours tradng after it reported Q4 EPS ex-items of 55 cents, more than double consensus of 25 cents.
C.R. Bard (BCR +0.67%) reported Q3 EPS of $1.50, well ahead of consensus of $1.40.
Corning (GLW +1.72%) soared over 20% in pre-market trading after it reported preliminary Q3 EPS of 33 cents, better than consensus of 32 cents, and said it approved a $2 billion stock buyback and agreed to purchase full ownership of Samsung Electronics' 43% stake in Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., which makes glass for liquid crystal displays in South Korea.
Broadcom (BRCM -0.66%) fell over 6% in after-hours trading after it reported Q3 adjusted EPS of 76 cents, better than consensus of 69 cents, but then announced it will cut 1,150 jobs as part of a restructuring,
Juniper (JNPR -2.35%) reported preliminary Q3 EPS of 33 cents, better than consensus of 31 cents.
Amgen (AMGN +2.26%) reported Q3 EPS of $1.94, stronger than consensus of $1.77, and then raised guidance on fiscal 2013 EPS to $7.35 to $7.45, better than consensus of $7.32.
FMC Technologies (FTI -0.45%) reported Q3 EPS of 49 cents, well below consensus of 59 cents.
Dec 10-year T-notes (ZNZ13 +0.09%) this morning are up +3 ticks and the 10-year T-note yield fell below 2.50% for the first time in 3 months. Dec 10-year T-note prices on Tuesday closed higher and the 10-year T-note field fell to a 3-month low of 2.51%. The main bullish factor for T-note prices was the smaller-than-expected increase in Sep non-farm payrolls that bolstered speculation the Fed will maintain its $85 billion a month of bond purchases. Closes: TYZ3 +24, FVZ3 +11.25.
The dollar index (DXY00 +0.14%) this morning is up +0.128 (+0.16%). EUR/USD (^EURUSD) is down -0.0037 (-0.27%) and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) is down -0.81 (-0.83%) at a 2-week low. The dollar index on Tuesday tumbled to an 8-1/2 month low and closed lower after the smaller-than-expected increase in Sep non-farm payrolls boosted speculation the Fed will refrain from tapering QE3. EUR/USD posted a 1-3/4 year high as prices surged on technical buying after the euro accelerated above 1.37 per dollar. Closes: Dollar index -0.465 (-0.58%), EUR/USD +0.0100 (+0.73%), USD/JPY -0.054 (-0.05%).
Dec WTI crude oil (CLZ13 -1.33%) this morning is down -$1.52 (-1.55%) at a 3-1/2 month low and Dec gasoline (RBZ13 -0.39%) is down -0.0094 (-0.36%) at a 2-week low. Dec crude oil and gasoline prices on Tuesday erased an early rally and closed lower. Dec crude prices fell to a 3-1/2 month low on bearish factors that included (1) negative carry-over from Monday's EIA inventory report that showed a +4.0 million bbl increase in EIA crude inventories to a 3-1/2 month high, (2) concern about U.S. energy demand after Sep non-farm payrolls rose less than expected, and (3) expectations that Wednesday's EIA inventory data will show crude oil stockpiles rose for a fifth week. Closes: CLZ3 -1.38 (-1.38%), RBZ3 -0.0333 (-1.26%).
|US||0700 ET||Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous +0.3% with purchase sub-index -4.8% and refi sub-index +3.3%.|
|0830 ET||Sep import prices expected +0.2% m/m and -1.0% y/y, Aug unch m/m and -0.4% y/y.|
|0900 ET||Aug FHFA house price index purchase-only expected +0.8% m/m, July +1.0% m/m.|
|1030 ET||EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.|
|UK||0430 ET||Minutes of the Oct 9-10 BOE policy meeting.|
|EUR||1000 ET||Eurozone Oct consumer confidence expected +0.4 to -14.5, Sep -14.9.|
|CHI||2145 ET||China Oct HSBC/Markit flash manufacturing PMI expected +0.2 to 50.4, Sep +0.1 to 50.2.|
|Company Name||Ticker||Time||Event Description||Period||Estimate|
|Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc||DPS US||Bef-mkt||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||0.834|
|Nielsen Holdings NV||NLSN US||Bef-mkt||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||0.482|
|Prologis Inc||PLD US||Bef-mkt||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||0.412|
|Lorillard Inc||LO US||Bef-mkt||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||0.807|
|Hudson City Bancorp Inc||HCBK US||Bef-mkt||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||0.082|
|WellPoint Inc||WLP US||6:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||1.818|
|Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc||TMO US||6:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||1.282|
|Wyndham Worldwide Corp||WYN US||6:30||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||1.362|
|Eli Lilly & Co||LLY US||6:30||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||1.038|
|American Electric Power Co Inc||AEP US||6:57||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||1.082|
|Motorola Solutions Inc||MSI US||7:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||1.019|
|Northrop Grumman Corp||NOC US||7:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||1.817|
|Allegheny Technologies Inc||ATI US||7:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||-0.279|
|General Dynamics Corp||GD US||7:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||1.678|
|NASDAQ OMX Group Inc/The||NDAQ US||7:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||0.622|
|Airgas Inc||ARG US||7:30||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||1.232|
|Boeing Co/The||BA US||7:30||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||1.515|
|Bristol-Myers Squibb Co||BMY US||7:30||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||0.442|
|Caterpillar Inc||CAT US||7:30||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||1.674|
|Molex Inc||MOLX US||7:30||Q1 2014 Earnings Release||Q1 2014||0.373|
|Motorola Solutions Inc||MSI US||8:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|Norfolk Southern Corp||NSC US||8:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||1.388|
|NASDAQ OMX Group Inc/The||NDAQ US||8:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|WellPoint Inc||WLP US||8:30||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|Nielsen Holdings NV||NLSN US||8:30||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|Allegheny Technologies Inc||ATI US||8:30||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|Wyndham Worldwide Corp||WYN US||8:30||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc||TMO US||8:30||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|ACE Ltd||ACE US||8:30||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|Norfolk Southern Corp||NSC US||8:45||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|American Electric Power Co Inc||AEP US||9:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|Parker Hannifin Corp||PH US||9:00||Annual General Meeting||Y 2013|
|Lorillard Inc||LO US||9:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|FMC Technologies Inc||FTI US||9:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|General Dynamics Corp||GD US||9:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|Eli Lilly & Co||LLY US||9:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|Molex Inc||MOLX US||9:30||Q1 2014 Earnings Call||Q1 2014|
|Airgas Inc||ARG US||10:00||Q2 2014 Earnings Call||Q2 2014|
|Citigroup Inc||C US||10:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Call - Fixed Income||C3 2013|
|Bristol-Myers Squibb Co||BMY US||10:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|Boeing Co/The||BA US||10:30||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc||DPS US||11:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|Caterpillar Inc||CAT US||11:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|Nabors Industries Ltd||NBR US||11:00||Q3 2013 Earnings Call||Q3 2013|
|Equifax Inc||EFX US||Aft-mkt||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||0.884|
|Varian Medical Systems Inc||VAR US||Aft-mkt||Q4 2013 Earnings Release||Q4 2013||1.113|
|Leggett & Platt Inc||LEG US||Aft-mkt||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||0.437|
|LSI Corp||LSI US||Aft-mkt||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||0.161|
|Symantec Corp||SYMC US||Aft-mkt||Q2 2014 Earnings Release||Q2 2014||0.437|
|AvalonBay Communities Inc||AVB US||Aft-mkt||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||1.175|
|Assurant Inc||AIZ US||Aft-mkt||Q3 2013 Earnings Release||Q3 2013||1.504|
|F5 Networks Inc||FFIV US||Q4 2013 Earnings Release||Q4 2013||1.187|