Market news

14 December 2018
  • 20:01

    DJIA -1.95% 24,116.56 -480.82 Nasdaq -2.01% 6,928.09 -142.24 S&P -1.86% 2,601.29 -49.25

  • 18:05

    U.S.: Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count, December 873

  • 17:01

    European stocks closed: FTSE 100 -32.33 6845.17 -0.47% DAX -58.93 10865.77 -0.54% CAC 40 -43.22 4853.70 -0.88%

  • 15:00

    U.S.: Business inventories , October 0.6% (forecast 0.6%)

  • 14:45

    U.S.: Services PMI, December 53.4 (forecast 54.7)

  • 14:45

    U.S.: Manufacturing PMI, December 53.9 (forecast 55.1)

  • 14:34

    U.S. Stocks open: Dow -1.11%, Nasdaq -1.26%, S&P -1.07%

  • 14:28

    Before the bell: S&P futures -0.74%, NASDAQ futures -0.90%

    U.S. stock-index futures fell on Friday, as weak economic data from China and Europe exacerbated global growth fears.


    Global Stocks:

    Index/commodity

    Last

    Today's Change, points

    Today's Change, %

    Nikkei

    21,374.83

    -441.36

    -2.02%

    Hang Seng

    26,094.79

    -429.56

    -1.62%

    Shanghai

    2,593.74

    -40.31

    -1.53%

    S&P/ASX

    5,602.00

    -59.60

    -1.05%

    FTSE

    6,835.53

    -41.97

    -0.61%

    CAC

    4,851.61

    -45.31

    -0.93%

    DAX

    10,871.47

    -53.23

    -0.49%

    Crude

    $52.33


    -0.48%

    Gold

    $1,238.50


    -0.71%

  • 14:20

    U.S industrial production rose 0.6 percent in November after moving down 0.2 percent in October

    Industrial production rose 0.6 percent in November after moving down 0.2 percent in October; the index for October was previously reported to have edged up 0.1 percent. In November, manufacturing production was unchanged, the output of mining increased 1.7 percent, and the index for utilities gained 3.3 percent. At 109.4 percent of its 2012 average, total industrial production was 3.9 percent higher in November than it was a year earlier. Capacity utilization for the industrial sector rose 0.4 percentage point in November to 78.5 percent, a rate that is 1.3 percentage points below its long-run (1972–2017) average.

  • 14:15

    U.S.: Industrial Production YoY , November 3.9%

  • 14:15

    U.S.: Industrial Production (MoM), November 0.6% (forecast 0.3%)

  • 14:15

    U.S.: Capacity Utilization, November 78.5% (forecast 78.6%)

  • 13:48

    UK PM May: Was Crystal Clear About Assurances Needed On Brexit

    • Both Interest To Get This Deal Over The Line

  • 13:45

    Wall Street. Stocks before the bell

    Wall Street. Stocks before the bell

    (company / ticker / price / change ($/%) / volume)



    ALTRIA GROUP INC.

    MO

    53.75

    -0.17(-0.32%)

    4727

    Amazon.com Inc., NASDAQ

    AMZN

    1,637.77

    -20.61(-1.24%)

    52430

    Apple Inc.

    AAPL

    169.13

    -1.82(-1.06%)

    239129

    AT&T Inc

    T

    29.75

    -0.16(-0.53%)

    44328

    Barrick Gold Corporation, NYSE

    ABX

    13.82

    -0.29(-2.06%)

    50282

    Boeing Co

    BA

    321.7

    -3.77(-1.16%)

    13479

    Caterpillar Inc

    CAT

    123.5

    -2.40(-1.91%)

    10465

    Cisco Systems Inc

    CSCO

    46.3

    -1.17(-2.46%)

    39145

    Citigroup Inc., NYSE

    C

    55.07

    -0.70(-1.26%)

    13882

    Exxon Mobil Corp

    XOM

    76.25

    -0.73(-0.95%)

    3348

    Facebook, Inc.

    FB

    143.39

    -1.62(-1.12%)

    39136

    FedEx Corporation, NYSE

    FDX

    185.11

    -2.07(-1.11%)

    2150

    Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., NYSE

    FCX

    10.65

    -0.27(-2.47%)

    25241

    General Electric Co

    GE

    7.13

    -0.07(-0.97%)

    578090

    General Motors Company, NYSE

    GM

    35.09

    -0.02(-0.06%)

    3919

    Goldman Sachs

    GS

    173.95

    -1.97(-1.12%)

    6547

    Google Inc.

    GOOG

    1,049.00

    -12.90(-1.21%)

    2600

    Hewlett-Packard Co.

    HPQ

    22

    -0.29(-1.30%)

    100

    Home Depot Inc

    HD

    171.51

    -2.36(-1.36%)

    2817

    Intel Corp

    INTC

    47.75

    -0.54(-1.12%)

    34154

    JPMorgan Chase and Co

    JPM

    100

    -1.12(-1.11%)

    13373

    McDonald's Corp

    MCD

    185

    -1.43(-0.77%)

    1105

    Merck & Co Inc

    MRK

    77.7

    -0.76(-0.97%)

    1090

    Microsoft Corp

    MSFT

    108.21

    -1.24(-1.13%)

    38888

    Nike

    NKE

    72.3

    -0.63(-0.86%)

    1324

    Pfizer Inc

    PFE

    44.3

    -0.27(-0.61%)

    3143

    Procter & Gamble Co

    PG

    96.62

    0.13(0.13%)

    16224

    Starbucks Corporation, NASDAQ

    SBUX

    64.29

    -2.62(-3.92%)

    37441

    Tesla Motors, Inc., NASDAQ

    TSLA

    374.08

    -2.71(-0.72%)

    129331

    The Coca-Cola Co

    KO

    49.28

    -0.19(-0.38%)

    5088

    Twitter, Inc., NYSE

    TWTR

    35.39

    -0.50(-1.39%)

    61208

    United Technologies Corp

    UTX

    118.99

    -0.26(-0.22%)

    530

    UnitedHealth Group Inc

    UNH

    271.64

    -0.51(-0.19%)

    919

    Verizon Communications Inc

    VZ

    56.7

    -0.39(-0.68%)

    9166

    Visa

    V

    136.05

    -1.49(-1.08%)

    4399

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc

    WMT

    92.21

    -0.75(-0.81%)

    4046

    Walt Disney Co

    DIS

    112.53

    -0.86(-0.76%)

    25560

    Yandex N.V., NASDAQ

    YNDX

    27.84

    -0.06(-0.22%)

    7374

  • 13:40

    Initiations before the market open

    Initiations before the market open

    Tesla (TSLA) initiated with Outperform at Wedbush; target $440

    Tesla (TSLA) initiated with Hold at Deutsche Bank

    General Motors (GM) initiated with Buy at Deutsche Bank

  • 13:39

    Upgrades before the market open

    Procter & Gamble (PG) upgraded to Overweight from Equal-Weight at Morgan Stanley

  • 13:38

    U.S retail sales were $513.5 billion in November, an increase of 0.2 percent from the previous month

    Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for November 2018, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $513.5 billion, an increase of 0.2 percent from the previous month, and 4.2 percent above November 2017. Total sales for the September 2018 through November 2018 period were up 4.3 percent from the same period a year ago.

    The September 2018 to October 2018 percent change was revised from up 0.8 percent to up 1.1 percent (±0.2 percent). Retail trade sales were up 0.3 percent from October 2018, and 4.0 percent (±0.5 percent) above last year. Nonstore Retailers were up 10.8 percent (±1.4 percent) from November 2017, while Gasoline Stations were up 8.2 percent (±1.6 percent) from last year.

  • 13:32

    Company News: Costco (COST) quarterly earnings beat analysts’ estimate

    Costco (COST) reported Q1 FY 2019 earnings of $1.67 per share (versus $1.36 in Q1 FY 2018), beating analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.62.

    The company’s quarterly revenues amounted to $34.310 bln (+10.3% y/y), missing analysts’ consensus estimate of $34.659 bln.

    COST fell to $218.00 (-3.76%) in pre-market trading.

  • 13:30

    U.S.: Retail Sales YoY, November 4.2%

  • 13:30

    U.S.: Retail sales excluding auto, November 0.2% (forecast 0.2%)

  • 13:30

    U.S.: Retail sales, November 0.2% (forecast 0.2%)

  • 12:27

    UK PM May's Spokeswoman Asked About EU Summit: This Is The Start Of Process - Shared Determination To Find A Way Through @LiveSquawk

  • 10:06

    China to Lift Retaliatory Tariff on U.S. Cars for Three Months @staunovo

  • 09:02

    Eurozone Composite PMI fell from 52.7 in November to 51.3 in December, its lowest since November 2014

    The IHS Markit Eurozone Composite PMI fell from 52.7 in November to 51.3 in December, its lowest since November 2014, according to the preliminary ‘flash’ reading, which is based on approximately 85% of usual monthly replies.

    The latest reading indicated only modest output growth, in turn reflecting a near-stalling of growth in new work, which registered the smallest increase since December 2014. New export orders (which include intra-eurozone trade) fell for the third successive month, recording the steepest decline since the series began over four years ago.

  • 09:00

    Eurozone: Services PMI, December 51.4 (forecast 53.5)

  • 09:00

    Eurozone: Manufacturing PMI, December 51.4 (forecast 51.9)

  • 08:35

    Germany’s private sector remained stuck in a low growth phase in the closing month of 2018 - Markit

    Germany’s private sector remained stuck in a low growth phase in the closing month of 2018, with December’s ‘flash’ PMI data from IHS Markit showing the slowest rise of business activity for four years. The survey’s forward-looking indicators also deteriorated, signalling a near-stalling of order books and a further softening of business confidence towards the outlook.

    Commenting on the flash PMI data, Phil Smith, Principal Economist at IHS Markit said: “The PMI data disappointed again in December, indicating the continuation of only a modest rate of underlying growth across Germany’s private sector. Furthermore, with new orders close to stalling in December and firms reporting reduced optimism towards the outlook, there’s a lack of momentum heading into the New Year. “It's a stark contrast from the situation this time last year. Reports of an economy close to overheating have been supplanted by concerns about an increasingly uncertain political backdrop, trade wars and a struggling autos industry”.

  • 08:30

    Germany: Manufacturing PMI, December 51.5 (forecast 52)

  • 08:30

    Germany: Services PMI, December 52.5 (forecast 53.4)

  • 08:18

    At 49.3 in December, the IHS Markit Flash France Composite Output Index fell markedly from 54.2 in November

    At 49.3 in December, the IHS Markit Flash France Composite Output Index fell markedly from 54.2 in November, amid widespread reports of disruption to business due to the ongoing ‘gilets jaunes’ protests.

    The largest impact was seen in the services sector, as business reported the first contraction in activity since June 2016. The latest reading was in stark contrast to the robust growth seen in 2018 overall. Meanwhile, manufacturing production fell following November’s stabilisation.

    Although moderate overall, the contraction was the fastest for 44 months. In contrast to services, manufacturers often blamed automotive sector slowdown for lower output rather than recent protests.

  • 08:15

    France: Services PMI, December 49.6 (forecast 54.8)

  • 08:15

    France: Manufacturing PMI, December 49.7 (forecast 50.7)

  • 08:04

    Options levels on friday, December 14, 2018

    EUR/USD

    Resistance levels (open interest**, contracts)

    $1.1504 (661)

    $1.1477 (319)

    $1.1465 (138)

    Price at time of writing this review: $1.1351

    Support levels (open interest**, contracts):

    $1.1320 (6659)

    $1.1282 (4674)

    $1.1239 (2751)


    Comments:

    - Overall open interest on the CALL options and PUT options with the expiration date January, 7 is 68777 contracts (according to data from December, 13) with the maximum number of contracts with strike price $1,1500 (7249);


    GBP/USD

    Resistance levels (open interest**, contracts)

    $1.2846 (644)

    $1.2802 (120)

    $1.2770 (180)

    Price at time of writing this review: $1.2623

    Support levels (open interest**, contracts):

    $1.2568 (1439)

    $1.2535 (1541)

    $1.2500 (1269)


    Comments:

    - Overall open interest on the CALL options with the expiration date January, 7 is 32031 contracts, with the maximum number of contracts with strike price $1,3400 (3838);

    - Overall open interest on the PUT options with the expiration date January, 7 is 30055 contracts, with the maximum number of contracts with strike price $1,2450 (2838);

    - The ratio of PUT/CALL was 0.94 versus 0.95 from the previous trading day according to data from December, 13

    * - The Chicago Mercantile Exchange bulletin (CME) is used for the calculation.

    ** - Open interest takes into account the total number of option contracts that are open at the moment.

  • 07:32

    Futures: DAX -0,6% FTSE -0,6% CAC -0,8%

  • 07:17

    Some At The BoJ Are Said To Be Fine With Yields Going To Zero @LiveSquawk

  • 07:14

    German selling prices in wholesale trade increased by 3.5% y/y

    As reported by the Federal Statistical Office, the selling prices in wholesale trade increased by 3.5% in November 2018 from the corresponding month of the preceding year. In October 2018 and in September 2018 the annual rates of change were +4.0% and +3.5%, respectively.

    From October 2018 to November 2018 the index rose by 0.2%.


  • 06:11

    Italy Govt Considers Value Added Tax Hike In 2020 - Messaggero

  • 06:08

    Preliminary PMI data shows that Japan’s manufacturing sector closed 2018 with a strong finish - Markit

    • Flash Japan Manufacturing PMI increases to 52.4 in December, from 52.2 in November

    • New order growth accelerates despite exports declining to sharpest extent in over two years

    • Business confidence drops for seventh straight month to lowest since October 2016

    Commenting on the Japanese Manufacturing PMI survey data, Joe Hayes, Economist at IHS Markit, which compiles the survey, said: Production expanded solidly in December and at the fastest rate since April. There appears to be no lagged impact on output from the strong contraction in capex spending during Q3. The case for a year-end rebound in GDP looks strong based on PMI data thus far in Q4. “Survey data does bring some cautious undertones to the fore, however. Export orders declined at the fastest pace in over two years, while total demand picked up only modestly. Confidence also continued to fall, a seventh straight month in which this has now occurred. The prospects heading into 2019 ahead of the sales tax hike still appear skewed to the downside.”


  • 06:04

    President Donald Trump said Thursday he hopes the Federal Reserve "won't be raising interest rates anymore" - MW

    • It was Trump's latest criticism of the central bank's policy, which came in a Fox News interview shortly ahead of the next Fed meeting.

  • 06:03

    Treasury yields struggled for direction Thursday as traders digested remarks by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi

    The U.S 10-year Treasury note yield was up 0.4 basis point to 2.911%, while the 2-year note yield was down 1.2 basis points to 2.760%. The 30-year bond yield advanced 1.6 basis points to 3.163%. Bond prices move in the opposite direction of yields.

    The European Central Bank affirmed it will end bond purchases this year, promising not to raise rates until at least through the summer of next year. The central bank also said it would keep reinvesting the proceeds from the maturing securities in its portfolio for an extended duration after the central bank starts raising rates.




  • 04:32

    Japan: Industrial Production (YoY), October 4.2% (forecast 4.2%)

  • 04:32

    Japan: Industrial Production (MoM) , October 2.9% (forecast 2.9%)

  • 02:30

    Commodities. Daily history for Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Raw materials Closed Change, %
    Brent 61.71 2.37
    WTI 53.03 3.25
    Silver 14.73 0.07
    Gold 1241.983 -0.28
    Palladium 1259.03 -0.28
  • 02:00

    China: Retail Sales y/y, November 8.1% (forecast 8.8%)

  • 02:00

    China: Industrial Production y/y, November 5.4% (forecast 5.9%)

  • 02:00

    China: Fixed Asset Investment, November 5.9% (forecast 5.8%)

  • 00:30

    Stocks. Daily history for Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Index Change, points Closed Change, %
    NIKKEI 225 213.44 21816.19 0.99
    Hang Seng 337.64 26524.35 1.29
    KOSPI 12.98 2095.55 0.62
    ASX 200 8.1 5661.6 0.14
    FTSE 100 -2.69 6877.5 -0.04
    DAX -4.73 10924.7 -0.04
    Dow Jones 70.11 24597.38 0.29
    S&P 500 -0.53 2650.54 -0.02
    NASDAQ Composite -27.98 7070.33 -0.39
  • 00:30

    Japan: Manufacturing PMI, December 52.4 (forecast 52.3)

  • 00:15

    Currencies. Daily history for Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Pare Closed Change, %
    AUDUSD 0.72249 0.09
    EURJPY 129.028 0.21
    EURUSD 1.13571 -0.1
    GBPJPY 143.785 0.56
    GBPUSD 1.26568 0.26
    NZDUSD 0.68558 0.02
    USDCAD 1.33555 0.04
    USDCHF 0.9938 0.06
    USDJPY 113.599 0.3
14 December 2018
Market Focus
  • U.S industrial production rose 0.6 percent in November after moving down 0.2 percent in October
  • UK PM May: Was Crystal Clear About Assurances Needed On Brexit
  • U.S retail sales were $513.5 billion in November, an increase of 0.2 percent from the previous month
  • Eurozone Composite PMI fell from 52.7 in November to 51.3 in December, its lowest since November 2014
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