THE HEDGEYE DAILY OUTLOOK

TODAY’S S&P 500 SET-UP – April 28, 2014


As we look at today's setup for the S&P 500, the range is 53 points or 1.42% downside to 1837 and 1.43% upside to 1890.                                         

                                                                                      

SECTOR PERFORMANCE

 

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EQUITY SENTIMENT:

 

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CREDIT/ECONOMIC MARKET LOOK:

  • YIELD CURVE: 2.25 from 2.23
  • VIX closed at 14.06 1 day percent change of 5.56%

MACRO DATA POINTS (Bloomberg Estimates):

  • Employment Cost Index revisions released
  • 10am: Pending Home Sales m/m, March, est. 0.7% (prior -0.8%)
  • 10:30am: Dallas Fed Mfg Activity, April, est. 6 (prior 4.9)

GOVERNMENT:

    • U.S., Philippines to sign defense pact amid China tensions
    • House, Senate return from 2-wk recess
    • Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack speaks at Bloomberg Government breakfast, 8:30am
    • Supreme Court Court releases list of cases it plans to consider, 9:30am; hears arguments in Nautilus patent case; 10am

WHAT TO WATCH:

  • Siemens pitches Alstom asset swap, wins France’s support
  • French President Hollande meeting w/GE CEO today; Siemens CEO and chairman also set to meet Hollande
  • ALSTOM STREETWRAP: GE success “better evil” for Siemens
  • Pfizer confirms proposing $98.7b AstraZeneca deal
  • Mylan’s 2nd offer for Swedish drugmaker Meda rejected
  • Merck said near consumer unit sale for $14b: Reuters
  • Bayer said to weigh sale of plastics unit amid health focus
  • Wall Street swap-trading shift abroad draws CFTC scrutiny
  • Apple-Samsung $2b patent case over Google hits last round
  • Charter said to finalize Comcast deal for subscribers: NYT
  • Hartford to sell Japan operation to Orix in $895m deal
  • Och-Ziff African Oil, mining deals probed by SEC, DOJ: WSJ
  • Pimco to BlackRock protest expansion of too-big-to-fail rules
  • Toyota said to plan to shift U.S. sales operations to Texas
  • Putin’s inner circle targeted as U.S., EU prepare sanctions
  • Goodman Fielder rejects $1.2b takeover offer from Wilmar
  • WR Grace said to weigh bid for PQ; Blackstone, KKR drop out
  • Appeals court to weigh Apple bid to delay e-book damages trial
  • General Electric, Metlife strike $1.8b Malaysia deals
  • American Airlines-US Airways merger settlement wins approval
  • China’s largest Bitcoin exchange halts merchants bank deposits

AM EARNS:

    • Armstrong World Industries (AWI) 7am, $0.44
    • Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) 9am, $0.13
    • Charter Communications (CHTR) 8am, $(0.09)
    • CNA Financial (CNA) 6am, $0.83
    • CNO Financial (CNO) 7am, $0.27
    • Corning (GLW) 7am, $0.30
    • Ecolab (ECL) 8:30am, $0.74
    • Franklin Resources (BEN) 8:30am, $0.89
    • Laboratory of America (LH) 6:34am, $1.58
    • Loews (L) 6am, $0.70
    • National Oilwell Varco (NOV) 7am, $1.38 - Preview
    • Old National Bancorp (ONB) 9am, $0.26
    • Precision Drilling (PD CN) 6am, C$0.36 - Preview
    • Roper Industries (ROP) 7am, $1.35
    • Tenneco (TEN) 7am, $0.86

PM EARNS:

    • American Capital Agency (AGNC) 4:01pm, $0.68
    • Ameriprise Financial (AMP) 4:05pm, $1.88
    • Amkor Technology (AMKR) 4:06pm, $0.03
    • CoreLogic (CLGX) 4:10pm, $0.16
    • Crane (CR) 5:48pm, $1.05
    • General Growth Properties (GGP) 4:01pm, $0.05 - Preview
    • Hartford Financial (HIG) 4:15pm, $0.93
    • HealthSouth (HLS) 4:30pm, $0.49
    • Herbalife (HLF) 4:10pm, $1.29
    • Jacobs Engineering (JEC) 8:28pm, $0.89
    • NetSuite (N) 4:05pm, $0.02
    • Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) 4pm, $0.22
    • PartnerRe (PRE) 4:15pm, $2.52
    • Plum Creek Timber (PCL) 4:01pm, $0.15
    • Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR) 4:01pm, $1.61
    • Range Resources (RRC) 5:01pm, $0.51
    • Rock-Tenn (RKT) 5pm, $1.53
    • STMicroelectronics (STM IM) 4:46pm, $(0.03)
    • Suncor Energy (SU CN) 10pm, C$0.96 - Preview

COMMODITY/GROWTH EXPECTATION (HEADLINES FROM BLOOMBERG)

  • Nickel at Highest in Almost 15 Months as Sanctions Threat Looms
  • Brent Rises on Ukraine Risk With WTI After Worst Loss in 3 Weeks
  • Gold Bulls Return in Time for Rally on Haven Demand: Commodities
  • Gold Jewelers in India Betting on Festival Rush to Halt Slowdown
  • Crop Futures Climb as Rainy U.S. Weather May Slow Planting Pace
  • Gold Trades Near 1-Week High on Ukraine Crisis as Dollar Slips
  • Arabica Falls for 2nd Session on Profit Taking; Sugar Also Drops
  • Rebar Falls as Iron Ore Drops Amid Reports of Financing Curbs
  • Chavez Food Utopia Withers as Development Plans Left Unfulfilled
  • Hedge Funds Wager on U.S. Gasoline Gains as Exports Rise: Energy
  • Dairy Prices Seen Declining by Rabobank as Chinese Demand Slows
  • Egypt Shariah Loans Rise on Record Sugar Deal: Islamic Finance
  • China Metals Tied Up in Financing Is Mystery Written By Traders
  • China March Gold Imports Drop as Local Discount Curbs Shipments

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CURRENCIES


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GLOBAL PERFORMANCE

 

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EUROPEAN MARKETS

 

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ASIAN MARKETS

 

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MIDDLE EAST

 

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The Hedgeye Macro Team