The Prepared Mind: April 18, 2016

"Chance favors the prepared mind." -- Louis Pasteur

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” — Louis Pasteur

By Frank Fahey

“Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism,  mature on optimism and die on euphoria.”– Sir John Templeton

“By definition, risk-takers often fail. So do morons. In practice it’s difficult to sort them out.” — Scott Adams

“The only virtue of being an aging risk manager is that you have a large collection of your own mistakes that you know not to repeat.”  — Donald Van Deventer

Positive news about the Chinese economy helped push the major indexes about 2% last week.  Analysts are once again talking breaching the market highs of last May.  Market breadth, market gainers minus market losers, hit an all-time high last week.  Over 90% of the stocks are above their 200-day moving averages. The gains were led by a 4% gain in financial stocks after stronger than expected earnings announcements from JPMorgan Chase and other banking issues.  It should noted there was plenty of room for improvement.   The financial sector has been the worst market performing sector this year with losses of 4% year-to-date.

Here is an overview of the market behavior last week:

Index 15-Apr Weekly Change % Weekly  2015 YTD Volatility of  Index
Dow Jones Industrials (DJIA) 17,897.46 320.50 1.82% 2.71% 12.79% (VXD)
S&P 500 (SPX) 2,080.73 33.13 1.62% 1.80% 13.62% (VIX)
NASDAQ 100 (NDX) 4,535.85 60.91 1.36% -1.33% 16.05% (VXN)
Russell 2000 (RUT) 1,128.87 31.30 2.85% -0.44% 17.41% (RVX)
S&P 100 (OEX) 923.97 14.94 1.64% 1.38% 13.87% (VXO)
Crude Oil (CL K6) 40.45 0.73 1.84% 9.12% 51.27%(OVX)
CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) 13.62 (1.74) -11.33% NA  

Data Source: OptionVue7

Volatility, as measured by the VIX, was lower last week.  This reflected the across the board increase in the major equity indexes.  The April VIX future expires on Wednesday April 20.  Tuesday April 19 is the last day for trading options associated with this future.

Here is the video for this week:

The Chicago Board Options Exchange announced last week it “plans to start overnight dissemination of the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® Index) on April 15. Values for the VIX Index are expected to be published every 15 seconds, beginning at 2:15 a.m. CT, during CBOE’s extended trading hours session for VIX and S&P 500® Index (SPX) options, which run from 2:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. CT, Monday through Friday.”

“Overnight dissemination of the VIX Index enables market participants to view volatility during that period through the same lens used in regular U.S. trading hours,” said CBOE Holdings CEO Edward T. Tilly. “Our ability to more continuously calculate VIX will provide additional real-time volatility information when news breaks overnight and will enable overseas investors to reference VIX during their regular trading hours

Here is an overview of last week for the VIX and related products:

Indexes Ticker 15-Apr 8-Apr Change % Change
CBOE Volatility Index VIX 13.62 15.36 (1.74) -11.33%
VIX April Future (4/20/2016) VXH6 14.725 16.675 (1.950) -11.69%
VIX May  Future (5/18/2016) VXJ6 17.075 18.525 (1.450) -7.83%
VIX June  Future (6/15/2016) VXM6 18.475 19.325 (0.850) -4.40%
CBOE Short-term Volatility Index VXST 12.20 13.59 (1.39) -10.23%
CBOE 3 Month Volatility Index VXV 17.16 18.32 (1.16) -6.33%
CBOE Mid-term Volatility Index (6 month) VXMT 19.30 20.26 (0.96) -4.74%
VIX of VIX VVIX 90.27 89.73 0.54 0.60%
CBOE SKEW Index SKEW 123.10 113.84 9.26 8.13%
Long VIX ETP’s          
 iPath S&P 500  VIX Short Term Futures ETN VXX 16.93 18.46 (1.53) -8.29%
ProShares VIX Short Term Futures ETF VIXY 11.20 12.23 (1.03) -8.42%
 iPath S&P 500  VIX Mid-Tem Futures ETN VXZ 11.00 11.25 (0.25) -2.22%
Inverse VIX ETP’s          
ProShares Short VIX Short Term Future ETF SVXY 51.41 47.32 4.09 8.64%
Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN XIV 26.30 24.22 2.08 8.59%

Data Source: OptionVue7

The coming week is light on economic reports.  The primary emphasis will be upon housing.  These reports include Monday’s Housing Market Index, Housing Starts on Tuesday, and FHFA House Price Data on Thursday.   Weekly Jobless Claims and the Philly Fed Business Outlook on Thursday round out economic reports for the week.  The major question among market players is the impact of oil’s gain, the dollar’s decline, and minimal inflation.  Earnings surprises will have the greatest impact on individual stocks and indexes.  The conference calls have the ability to be of greater importance the earnings reports.  These calls highlight corporate management’s assessment about future conditions for companies.  Negative commentary from multiple sources about future economic prospects can roil the markets.

The first quarter earnings season has started in earnest.  The earnings season has started.  The earnings highlights this week for widely held and actively traded stocks are PepsiCo, Morgan Stanley, IBM, Intel, Goldman Sachs, Johnson and Johnson, Yum! Brands, Abbot Labs, American Express. Illinois Tool Works, Coca-Cola, Alphabet Class A, Visa, Microsoft, General Motors, Starbucks, Schlumberger, McDonalds, General Electric and Caterpillar.  Announcement dates and times can and do change.  It is your responsibility to confirm these times.

The following table will assist you in preparing for the upcoming earnings announcement cycle.  OptionVue7 has the ability to identify stocks 30 days out with a new enhanced Earnings Search feature.  I have done a quick search 7 to 28 days forward for candidates for double calendars. I generally put on earnings double calendars anywhere from one week to thirty days in advance of the announcement.   I usually take the calendars off at the last possible moments prior to the announcement.  I make the final decision exit prior to announcement or hold through the announcement on the last trading day prior to announcement.

Here are the results of my initial scan for double calendar candidates.  You should further filter any of the stocks with your own risk/reward criteria.  This scan is available as a PDF.  Contact me a fjfahey@gmail.com if you would like it sent to you.

Symbol Company Name 4/15 Close IV30 B/A DATE
HAL Halliburton Company $38.38 32.11 BMO 25-Apr
AAPL Apple Inc. $112.10 29.66 AMC 25-Apr
ESRX Express Scripts Holding Co $71.17 28.28 AMC 25-Apr
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources $149.66 41.40 AMC 25-Apr
BEAV B/E Aerospace Inc $48.11 29.92 BMO 26-Apr
CNC Centene Corp $59.21 37.14 BMO 26-Apr
COH Coach Inc $38.72 38.16 BMO 26-Apr
CRUS Cirrus Logic, Inc. $36.61 52.32 BMO 26-Apr
EEFT Euronet Worldwide, Inc. $74.23 36.66 BMO 26-Apr
PCAR PACCAR Inc $55.81 26.82 BMO 26-Apr
PH Parker-Hannifin Corp $112.27 25.41 BMO 26-Apr
PNR Pentair PLC $55.31 29.34 BMO 26-Apr
SAVE Spirit Airlines Incorporated $49.14 42.16 BMO 26-Apr
ST Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. $39.12 35.95 BMO 26-Apr
VNTV Vantiv Inc $54.62 27.98 BMO 26-Apr
WYN Wyndham Worldwide Corporation $77.80 27.83 BMO 26-Apr
AKAM Akamai Technologies, Inc. $51.67 53.19 AMC 26-Apr
BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings $147.94 42.36 AMC 26-Apr
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. $456.01 42.50 AMC 26-Apr
COF Capital One Financial Corp. $71.47 27.49 AMC 26-Apr
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp $107.49 33.33 AMC 26-Apr
ILMN Illumina, Inc. $172.64 44.37 AMC 26-Apr
MTSI M/A-COM Technology Solutions Hldgs $41.02 46.46 AMC 26-Apr
PNRA Panera Bread Co $206.00 28.85 AMC 26-Apr
ULTI The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. $188.42 33.35 AMC 26-Apr
WOOF VCA Inc $60.14 28.13 DMT 27-Apr
ANTM Anthem Inc $143.21 25.99 BMO 27-Apr
BA Boeing Co $130.85 26.38 BMO 27-Apr
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. $39.88 26.93 BMO 27-Apr
BHI Baker Hughes Incorporated $43.18 61.86 BMO 27-Apr
GRMN Garmin Ltd. $42.09 31.30 BMO 27-Apr
HES Hess Corp. $57.72 41.64 BMO 27-Apr
IP International Paper Co $40.99 26.20 BMO 27-Apr
LEA Lear Corporation $109.79 27.11 BMO 27-Apr
OC Owens Corning $50.02 28.27 BMO 27-Apr
QSR * Restaurant Brands International Inc. $39.08 33.98 BMO 27-Apr
RGLD Royal Gold, Inc USA) $53.27 46.12 BMO 27-Apr
ROK Rockwell Automation $116.41 27.84 BMO 27-Apr
STT State Street Corp $60.08 27.50 BMO 27-Apr
TMUS T-Mobile Us Inc $38.81 32.08 BMO 27-Apr
TOT Total SA (ADR) $48.51 25.11 BMO 27-Apr
CAVM Cavium Inc $57.12 52.10 AMC 27-Apr
FB Facebook Inc $110.84 40.31 AMC 27-Apr
HOLX Hologic, Inc. $36.25 29.86 AMC 27-Apr
JLL Jones Lang LaSalle Inc $121.34 34.62 AMC 27-Apr
MDLZ Mondelez International Inc $42.16 25.22 AMC 27-Apr
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive Inc $269.79 27.86 AMC 27-Apr
OTEX Open Text Corporation (USA) $54.27 34.06 AMC 27-Apr
SFLY Shutterfly, Inc. $46.98 36.78 AMC 27-Apr
SIMO Silicon Motion Technology Corp. (ADR) $39.21 43.32 AMC 27-Apr
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated $59.22 26.73 AMC 27-Apr
TYL Tyler Technologies, Inc. $137.17 36.69 AMC 27-Apr
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated $87.08 57.56 AMC 27-Apr
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. $46.55 31.47 AMC 27-Apr
BWA BorgWarner Inc. $37.05 34.50 DMT 28-Apr
FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. $151.02 30.24 DMT 28-Apr
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (ADR) $69.88 34.42 DMT 28-Apr
ABBV AbbVie Inc $59.28 30.32 BMO 28-Apr
AET Aetna Inc $109.69 25.68 BMO 28-Apr
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $154.75 42.63 BMO 28-Apr
BG Bunge Ltd $56.54 33.23 BMO 28-Apr
CELG Celgene Corporation $106.99 30.98 BMO 28-Apr
CHTR Charter Communications, Inc. $200.81 36.55 BMO 28-Apr
COP ConocoPhillips $44.22 38.07 BMO 28-Apr
DPZ Domino’s Pizza, Inc. $137.27 28.10 BMO 28-Apr
EQT EQT Corporation $67.05 38.24 BMO 28-Apr
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc. $39.03 48.70 BMO 28-Apr
LVLT Level 3 Communications, Inc. $53.22 31.54 BMO 28-Apr
MJN Mead Johnson Nutrition CO $83.60 33.54 BMO 28-Apr
PF Pinnacle Foods Inc $44.00 31.61 BMO 28-Apr
PRLB Proto Labs Inc $79.86 42.11 BMO 28-Apr
PTR PetroChina Company Limited (ADR) $68.98 34.34 BMO 28-Apr
SEE Sealed Air Corp $49.62 27.48 BMO 28-Apr
TREE Lendingtree Inc $97.00 75.62 BMO 28-Apr
TWC Time Warner Cable Inc $203.89 31.86 BMO 28-Apr
UTHR United Therapeutics Corporation $114.68 47.57 BMO 28-Apr
WHR Whirlpool Corporation $186.13 32.50 BMO 28-Apr
ACHC Acadia Healthcare Company Inc $58.59 36.16 AMC 28-Apr
AEM Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (USA) $39.56 42.91 AMC 28-Apr
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $73.13 40.04 AMC 28-Apr
ALKS Alkermes Plc $39.43 57.20 AMC 28-Apr
AMGN Amgen, Inc. $160.12 25.32 AMC 28-Apr
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. $620.75 41.63 AMC 28-Apr
ATHN athenahealth, Inc $133.89 45.72 AMC 28-Apr
BIDU Baidu Inc (ADR) $195.72 43.01 AMC 28-Apr
BMRN BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. $88.85 57.58 AMC 28-Apr
CACC Credit Acceptance Corp. $189.25 47.96 AMC 28-Apr
CRAY Cray Inc. $41.18 52.21 AMC 28-Apr
DLPH Delphi Automotive PLC $77.19 30.08 AMC 28-Apr
ELLI Ellie Mae Inc $86.81 50.33 AMC 28-Apr
EMN Eastman Chemical Company $74.16 25.65 AMC 28-Apr
EXPE Expedia Inc $108.82 48.99 AMC 28-Apr
FLS Flowserve Corp $44.40 31.41 AMC 28-Apr
FSLR First Solar, Inc. $60.42 51.77 AMC 28-Apr
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. $98.19 26.54 AMC 28-Apr
HAR Harman International Industries Inc./DE/ $84.93 42.95 AMC 28-Apr
IDCC InterDigital, Inc. $57.49 32.17 AMC 28-Apr
ITCI Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc $35.51 62.11 AMC 28-Apr
LNKD LinkedIn Corp $117.70 72.47 AMC 28-Apr
MSCC Microsemi Corporation $37.42 39.16 AMC 28-Apr
MTH Meritage Homes Corp $38.78 40.49 AMC 28-Apr
NBIX Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. $46.86 50.91 AMC 28-Apr
NUS Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. $39.77 65.39 AMC 28-Apr
OUTR Outerwall Inc $41.81 77.72 AMC 28-Apr
PFG Principal Financial Group Inc $41.46 28.78 AMC 28-Apr
RRC Range Resources Corp. $36.98 57.06 AMC 28-Apr
SGEN Seattle Genetics, Inc. $38.27 48.74 AMC 28-Apr
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $76.77 47.86 AMC 28-Apr
SYNA Synaptics, Incorporated $87.21 60.03 AMC 28-Apr
TPX Tempur Sealy International Inc $59.86 51.33 AMC 28-Apr
VIAB Viacom, Inc. $38.45 43.05 AMC 28-Apr
VRSN Verisign, Inc. $89.11 28.32 AMC 28-Apr
WDC Western Digital Corp $41.82 55.29 AMC 28-Apr
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited $97.67 49.52 AMC 28-Apr
CTB Cooper Tire & Rubber Co $37.07 35.06 BMO 29-Apr
ETN Eaton Corporation PLC $62.58 26.35 BMO 29-Apr
NWL Newell Rubbermaid Inc. $44.19 29.23 BMO 29-Apr
PSX Phillips 66 $86.92 30.04 BMO 29-Apr
PSXP Phillips 66 Partners LP $60.62 51.89 BMO 29-Apr
SHPG Shire PLC (ADR) $180.51 45.57 BMO 29-Apr
SNY Sanofi SA (ADR) $44.19 25.79 BMO 29-Apr
VFC VF Corp $63.67 25.96 BMO 29-Apr
HP Helmerich & Payne, Inc. $59.69 44.13 BMO 2-May
APC Anadarko Petroleum Corporation $49.46 48.84 AMC 2-May
MIC Macquarie Infrastructure Corp $70.00 29.36 AMC 2-May
RGR Sturm, Ruger & Company $67.51 45.89 AMC 2-May
HCA HCA Holdings Inc $80.72 28.47 DMT 3-May
ADM Archer Daniels Midland Company $36.59 27.38 BMO 3-May
AGU Agrium Inc. (USA) $83.22 27.45 BMO 3-May
CMI Cummins Inc. $114.57 28.65 BMO 3-May
CYNO Cynosure, Inc. $44.93 43.20 BMO 3-May
FOSL Fossil Group Inc $41.51 63.28 BMO 3-May
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. $165.35 33.87 BMO 3-May
MNK Mallinckrodt PLC $58.92 65.03 BMO 3-May
MYL Mylan NV $47.59 40.46 BMO 3-May
CBS CBS Corporation $53.66 27.78 AMC 3-May
NFX Newfield Exploration Co. $35.52 48.81 AMC 3-May
PZZA Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. $56.79 40.26 AMC 3-May
ENB Enbridge Inc (USA) $40.57 32.03 BMO 4-May
GOLD Randgold Resources Ltd. (ADR) $92.22 35.88 BMO 4-May
HFC HollyFrontier Corp $35.44 43.75 BMO 4-May
HUM Humana Inc $168.24 31.75 BMO 4-May
IAC IAC/InterActiveCorp $47.43 37.59 BMO 4-May
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. $67.49 31.53 BMO 4-May
RDS.A Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) $51.70 29.92 BMO 4-May
RDS.B Royal Dutch Shell Plc CL B $52.09 30.11 BMO 4-May
TWX Time Warner Inc $75.05 30.38 BMO 4-May
ZTS Zoetis Inc $47.67 27.75 BMO 4-May
BLUE bluebird bio Inc $49.92 82.14 AMC 4-May
CPA Copa Holdings, S.A. $65.24 53.71 AMC 4-May
CXO Concho Resources Inc $107.80 40.48 AMC 4-May
EQIX Equinix Inc $320.75 25.10 AMC 4-May
FANG Diamondback Energy Inc $81.73 39.20 AMC 4-May
LNC Lincoln National Corporation $40.99 32.38 AMC 4-May
MET Metlife Inc $44.85 27.35 AMC 4-May
PCLN Priceline Group Inc $1,336.39 33.82 AMC 4-May
PRU Prudential Financial Inc $76.29 28.90 AMC 4-May
TGI Triumph Group Inc $35.25 45.96 AMC 4-May
TRIP Tripadvisor Inc $63.51 56.33 AMC 4-May
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc $251.86 52.92 AMC 4-May
TSO Tesoro Corporation $83.32 41.41 AMC 4-May
WBMD WebMD Health Corp. $61.41 42.07 AMC 4-May
AGN Allergan plc $216.39 34.76 BMO 5-May
ANAC Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc $65.36 72.53 BMO 5-May
APA Apache Corporation $52.97 44.43 BMO 5-May
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd $79.61 34.68 BMO 5-May
CDW CDW Corp $42.05 25.24 BMO 5-May
IONS Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc $42.70 64.70 BMO 5-May
MGA Magna International Inc. (USA) $41.68 33.22 BMO 5-May
MSI Motorola Solutions Inc $75.31 26.47 BMO 5-May
OA Orbital ATK Inc $86.86 27.72 BMO 5-May
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation $74.32 26.76 BMO 5-May
RDUS Radius Health Inc $36.42 94.83 BMO 5-May
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc $406.83 37.54 BMO 5-May
SNI Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. $64.16 28.66 BMO 5-May
TSRO TESARO Inc $43.27 117.40 BMO 5-May
AHS AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. $35.12 45.17 AMC 5-May
AIRM Air Methods Corp $37.84 55.17 AMC 5-May
ANET Arista Networks Inc $64.49 51.89 AMC 5-May
CAA CalAtlantic Group Inc $35.22 32.44 AMC 5-May
CERN Cerner Corporation $56.44 29.59 AMC 5-May
CYBR Cyberark Software Ltd $39.42 64.43 AMC 5-May
DATA Tableau Software Inc $48.14 84.32 AMC 5-May
EOG EOG Resources Inc $77.81 36.27 AMC 5-May
FLR Fluor Corporation (NEW) $52.88 30.10 AMC 5-May
HAIN Hain Celestial Group Inc $41.93 38.68 AMC 5-May
HLF Herbalife Ltd. $58.99 65.94 AMC 5-May
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC $146.29 42.45 AMC 5-May
JCOM J2 Global Inc $61.67 50.12 AMC 5-May
LBTYA Liberty Global PLC $39.51 31.57 AMC 5-May
MCHP Microchip Technology Inc. $49.27 29.34 AMC 5-May
MDVN Medivation Inc $49.22 71.54 AMC 5-May
MELI Mercadolibre Inc $126.56 44.53 AMC 5-May
MNST Monster Beverage Corp $128.44 39.33 AMC 5-May
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd $54.52 39.80 AMC 5-May
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $36.84 39.21 AMC 5-May
OLED Universal Display Corporation $57.88 55.67 AMC 5-May
POST Post Holdings Inc $68.46 43.40 AMC 5-May
PRTA Prothena Corporation PLC $47.16 76.19 AMC 5-May
QRVO Qorvo Inc $49.63 63.00 AMC 5-May
STMP Stamps.com Inc. $93.03 74.87 AMC 5-May
THS TreeHouse Foods Inc. $87.80 30.89 AMC 5-May
UEIC Universal Electronics Inc $64.87 38.67 AMC 5-May
VMC Vulcan Materials Company $106.58 28.39 AMC 5-May
CI CIGNA Corporation $135.00 27.14 BMO 6-May
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp $60.36 31.42 BMO 6-May
EBIX Ebix Inc $40.71 49.10 BMO 6-May
DISH DISH Network Corp $44.42 34.88 BMO 9-May
HCP HCP, Inc. $35.05 25.78 BMO 9-May
INCY Incyte Corporation $78.54 54.99 BMO 9-May
MBLY Mobileye NV $40.43 57.55 BMO 9-May
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd $55.73 28.71 BMO 9-May
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. $64.66 32.42 BMO 9-May
ICPT Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc $152.62 63.67 AMC 9-May
JUNO Juno Therapeutics Inc $43.33 71.19 AMC 9-May
W Wayfair Inc $41.34 82.54 AMC 9-May
TREX Trex Company, Inc. $50.46 45.94 BMO 10-May
WWAV WhiteWave Foods Co $39.01 38.88 BMO 10-May
ALB Albemarle Corporation $65.45 30.79 AMC 10-May
EA Electronic Arts Inc. $64.94 36.37 AMC 10-May
XON Intrexon Corp $38.00 72.66 AMC 10-May
GWPH GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR $81.61 67.42 BMO 11-May
M Macy’s, Inc. $39.66 33.99 BMO 11-May
ZBRA Zebra Technologies Corp. $65.06 49.90 BMO 11-May
CTRP Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) $48.72 44.87 AMC 11-May
NTES NetEase Inc (ADR) $141.44 39.52 AMC 11-May
NVRO Nevro Corp $65.14 58.97 AMC 11-May
AER AerCap Holdings N.V. $39.47 36.91 BMO 12-May
DDS Dillard’s, Inc. $71.86 40.24 BMO 12-May
KSS Kohl’s Corporation $42.90 33.28 BMO 12-May
RL Ralph Lauren Corp $92.55 44.30 BMO 12-May
HTHT China Lodging Group, Ltd (ADR) $37.47 38.47 AMC 12-May
JWN Nordstrom, Inc. $51.30 37.06 AMC 12-May
SHAK Shake Shack Inc $37.47 54.94 AMC 12-May
SINA SINA Corp $50.08 38.30 AMC 12-May
KITE Kite Pharma Inc $50.10 74.50   12-May

Data Source: OptionVue7

 

Advice to stimulate your imagination:

 

“Chance favors the Prepared Mind.” – Louis Pasteur

“The easy way out usually leads back in.” – Peter Senge

 

“You should never make predictions, especially about the future.” –  Samuel Goldwyn

 

Monday April 18:

 

Economic:  Housing Market Index – 10:00.

 

International Economic:  No major announcements. 

 

Other:  New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley opening remarks to conference on trans-Atlantic divergence, in New York – 10:30AM, Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren lecture to CCSU American Savings Foundation lecture series, in New Britain, Connecticut – 7:00PM.

 

Earnings:

Symbol Company Name April 15 Close IV30 B/A
CE Celanese Corporation $69.33 29.59 BMO
GWW W W Grainger Inc $234.47 23.53 BMO
HAS Hasbro, Inc. $81.33 28.07 BMO
LII Lennox International Inc. $140.54 28.52 BMO
MS Morgan Stanley $26.17 30.13 BMO
MTB M&T Bank Corporation $116.22 23.25 BMO
IBM International Business Machines $151.16 27.57 AMC
JBHT J B Hunt Transport Services Inc $85.62 24.41 AMC
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $110.42 54.24 AMC
ALR Alere Inc $50.13 27.50 BMO

 

 

Tuesday April 19:

 

Economic:  Housing Starts – 8:30, Redbook – 8:55.

 

International Economic:  Japan Merchandise Trade – 7:50PM.

 

Other:

 

Earnings:

Symbol Company Name April 15 Close IV30 B/A
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. $32.32 28.86 BMO
CMA Comerica Incorporated $39.87 34.05 BMO
DFS Discover Financial Services $52.32 24.06 BMO
EAT Brinker International, Inc. $47.10 31.62 BMO
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc $160.91 24.57 BMO
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc $47.50 45.63 BMO
KSU Kansas City Southern $91.16 33.89 BMO
PRGO Perrigo Company PLC $128.03 35.48 BMO
UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc $127.98 22.25 BMO
IBKR Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. $39.58 29.64 AMC
INTC Intel Corporation $31.80 26.73 AMC
ISRG Intuitive Surgical, Inc. $623.09 31.96 AMC
LLTC Linear Technology Corporation $45.12 25.97 AMC
SNV Synovus Financial Corp. $30.25 26.18 AMC
VMW VMware, Inc. $51.92 45.98 AMC
YHOO Yahoo! Inc. $37.17 41.44 AMC

 

 

 

Wednesday April 20:

 

Economic:  MBA Mortgage Applications – 7:00, EIA Petroleum Status Report – 10:30.

 

International Economic:  Germany PPI – 2:00AM, Great Britain Labour Market Report – 4:30AM..

 

Earnings:

Symbol Company Name April 15 Close IV30 B/A
APH Amphenol Corporation $58.77 23.21 BMO
ARMH ARM Holdings plc (ADR) $42.61 35.62 BMO
ASML ASML Holding NV (ADR) $100.37 28.37 BMO
BABY Natus Medical Inc $30.96 50.33 BMO
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies $88.33 26.51 BMO
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited $147.83 33.99 BMO
EMC EMC Corporation $25.63 23.05 BMO
MAT Mattel, Inc. $33.28 35.54 BMO
NEM Newmont Mining Corp $28.68 46.68 BMO
NLSN Nielsen Holdings PLC $52.96 22.82 BMO
STJ St. Jude Medical, Inc. $58.56 24.62 BMO
TXT Textron Inc. $37.96 34.65 BMO
UAL United Continental Holdings Inc $56.73 34.04 BMO
AXP American Express Company $62.51 24.64 AMC
CBI Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. $35.47 39.46 AMC
CLB Core Laboratories N.V. $112.69 44.39 AMC
CLGX Corelogic Inc $34.08 33.34 AMC
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. $80.81 38.53 AMC
FFIV F5 Networks, Inc. $96.85 37.97 AMC
LRCX Lam Research Corporation $81.61 29.21 AMC
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. $50.70 31.35 AMC
MLNX Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. $54.79 43.26 AMC
NOW ServiceNow Inc $63.00 57.60 AMC
QCOM QUALCOMM, Inc. $51.82 31.23 AMC
STLD Steel Dynamics, Inc. $23.75 32.61 AMC
TSCO Tractor Supply Company $91.21 28.17 AMC
TUP Tupperware Brands Corporation $60.71 39.13 AMC
URI United Rentals, Inc. $61.34 49.78 AMC
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. $82.40 31.23 AMC

 

 

 

 

Thursday April 21:

 

Economic:  Weekly Jobless Claims – 8:30, Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey = 8:30, Chicago Fed National Activity Index – 8:30, FHFA House Price Index – 9:00, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index – 9:45, EIA Natural Gas Report – 10:30.

                                                                                                                                                                     

International Economic:  EMU – European Central Bank Announcement – 7:45AM.

 

Other:

 

Earnings:

Symbol Company Name April 15 Close IV30 B/A
ALK Alaska Air Group, Inc. $81.86 30.16 BMO
BBT BB&T Corporation $34.50 22.65 BMO
BGG Briggs & Stratton Corporation $23.66 37.24 BMO
BIIB Biogen Inc $270.56 42.13 BMO
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corp $38.06 22.96 BMO
BX Blackstone Group LP $29.01 30.63 BMO
CFG Citizens Financial Group Inc $22.82 30.20 BMO
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. $31.40 32.71 BMO
GM General Motors Company $30.72 27.65 BMO
IMAX IMAX Corporation (USA) $31.29 36.53 BMO
JCI Johnson Controls Inc $39.52 24.87 BMO
LAZ Lazard Ltd $37.93 40.02 BMO
LUV Southwest Airlines Co $46.71 30.55 BMO
NUE Nucor Corporation $49.31 26.62 BMO
PII Polaris Industries Inc. $95.27 39.78 BMO
PNK Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc $38.36 36.30 BMO
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd $82.90 38.42 BMO
SHW Sherwin-Williams Co $294.50 25.65 BMO
SLB Schlumberger Limited. $77.16 26.10 BMO
SNA Snap-on Incorporated $160.71 24.72 BMO
UA Under Armour Inc $43.48 47.64 BMO
UNP Union Pacific Corporation $82.32 27.43 BMO
USG USG Corporation $26.66 44.56 BMO
BMA Banco Macro SA (ADR) $66.89 41.11 AMC
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corp $24.77 35.01 AMC
GOOG Google  Inc. $753.20 28.17 AMC
GOOGL Alphabet Inc $775.39 28.33 AMC
HA Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. $50.08 45.79 AMC
HBI Hanesbrands Inc. $27.32 44.43 AMC
MDSO Medidata Solutions Inc $40.40 52.65 AMC
MSFT Microsoft Corporation $55.36 25.93 AMC
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products Inc. $36.81 34.90 AMC
NSC Norfolk Southern Corp. $82.14 31.56 AMC
SAM Boston Beer Co Inc $177.90 36.98 AMC
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $60.13 23.39 AMC
SCCO Southern Copper Corp $27.66 33.53 AMC
SIVB SVB Financial Group $109.62 39.39 AMC
SKX Skechers USA Inc $28.31 63.41 AMC
V Visa Inc $80.33 22.82 AMC

 

 

Friday April 22:

 

Economic:  PMI Manufacturing Index Flash – 9:45, Baker Hughes Rig Count – 1:00.

 

International Economic: EMU Merchandise Trade – 5:00AM.

 

Other:  Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans speech to JP Morgan Investor Seminar in Washington, DC – 12:30.

 

Earnings:

Symbol Company Name April 15 Close IV30 B/A
AAL American Airlines Group Inc $41.17 32.49 BMO
AN AutoNation, Inc. $47.28 31.58 BMO
CAT Caterpillar Inc. $79.05 29.45 BMO
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV $88.40 29.16 BMO
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. $38.69 24.56 BMO
SYF Synchrony Financial $29.08 27.30 BMO

 

 

Monday April 25:

 

Economic:  New Home Sales – 10:00, Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey -10:30.

 

International Economic:  Great Britain CBI Industrial trends Survey – 6:00AM. 

 

Other: 

 

Earnings:

Symbol Company Name April 15 Close IV30 B/A
HAL Halliburton Company $38.38 32.11 BMO
LH Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings $119.01 23.38 BMO
SOHU Sohu.com Inc $48.25 37.03 BMO
AAPL Apple Inc. $112.10 29.66 AMC
CDNS Cadence Design Systems Inc $23.32 30.17 AMC
CNI Canadian National Railway (USA) $64.07 22.62 AMC
ESRX Express Scripts Holding Co $71.17 28.28 AMC
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources $149.66 41.40 AMC
VLRS Controladora Vuela Co Avcn SA CV $21.39 39.62 AMC
ZION Zions Bancorporation $25.58 31.13 AMC

 

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