Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Edge Slightly Higher After Rough Tumble

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounded to 13,082.54 back above its 50-day simple moving average at 13,009. The NASDAQ’s rebounded to 3034.69 then declined to 3000.57 versus its 50-day simple moving average at 3011.

Asian stocks were mixed on Friday. The Nikkei 225 ended their session at 9,561 – down 0.28% on the day. The Hang Seng ended their session at 21,011 – up 0.07% on the day. European stocks moved higher on Friday. The FTSE 100 ended their session at 5,772 – up 0.48% on the day. The DAX ended their session at 6,750 – up 1.18% on the day. The CAC 40 ended their session at 3,189 – down 0.46% on the day. The yield on the 10-Year US Treasury traded between 1.996 percent and 1.958 below its 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages at 2.083 and 2.112.

Gold rebounded from $1638.6 the Troy ounce to $1648.2 below the “death cross” defined by the 50-day simple moving average at $1687.0 being below the 200-day simple moving average at $1695.3. Crude oil rebounded from $102.45 per barrel to $104.27, staying below its 50-day simple moving average at $104.75. The euro versus the dollar traded up from 1.3132 to 1.3223 testing its 50-day simple moving average at 1.3202.

Energy

Schlumberger (SLB) reported in-line Q1 EPS of $0.98 on revenue of $10.6 billion. Moscow will bring charges against British Petroleum (BP) over damages caused by oil spills in Siberia. Atlas Pipeline Partners LP (APL) is initiated with a Buy rating at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) and Plains All American (PAA) have been reinstated with Overweight ratings by Barclays. Syntroleum (SYNM) has been initiated with an Outperform rating at JMP Securities. Rex Energy (REXX) has been upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Murray. Chesapeake Energy (CHK), the troubled energy firm has been downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform with Wells Fargo. ONEOK Partners (OKS) has been downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS. Dow components - Chevron (CVX) was up slightly with Exxon Mobil (XOM) flat.
Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) was trading at $68.97 at 3:30 PM on Friday, down 0.22% on the day – down 0.23% year-to-date.

Materials

Cytec Industries (CYT) beat Q1 EPS estimates by three cents on better than expected revenues. Cameco (CCJ) has been upgraded to Buy from Hold at TD Securities. Methanex (MEOH) has been downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at CIBC World Markets. Dow components - Alcoa (AA) continues to have problems trending above the $10 threshold slipping 0.2%. DuPont (DD) moved higher by just 0.2%.
The Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) was trading at $36.44 at 3:30 PM on Friday, up 0.14% on the day – up 9.10% year-to-date.

Industrials

Ingersoll-Rand (IR) beat Q1 EPS estimates by four cents with better than expected revenue. General Electric (GE) beat Q1 EPS estimates by a penny with better than expected revenues. Orbital Sciences (ORB) missed Q1 EPS estimates by a penny with a miss on the revenue line. Valmont Industries (VMI) beat Q1 EPS estimates by 43 cents with a beat on the revenue line. Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) beat Q1 EPS estimates by three cents with a beat on the revenue line. Honeywell (HON) beat Q1 EPS estimates by a nickel with a beat on the revenue line. Johnson Controls (JCI) reported in-line Q1 EPS and revenue. Gardner Denver (GDI) beat Q1 EPS estimates by four cents on better than expected revenue. Embraer (ERJ) has been downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman due to valuation issues and a deceleration in regional orders. Dow components - Boeing Co (BA) gained 0.8%, Caterpillar (CAT) was up 0.6%, General Electric (GE) popped 1.7%, 3M Company (MMM) was up by 0.6%, and United Technologies (UTX) gained 0.9%.
The Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI) was trading at $36.79 at 3:30 PM on Friday, up 0.91% on the day – up 9.01% year-to-date.

Consumer Discretionary

Builders FirstSource (BLDR) beat Q1 EPS estimates by 21 cents on a beat on the revenue line. Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) beat Q1 EPS estimated by six cents with a beat on the revenue line. McDonald's (MCD) reported in-line Q1 EPS with in-line revenue. Under Armour (UA) beat Q1 EPS estimates by four cents with a beat on the revenue line. Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) beat Q1 EPS estimates by four cents on better than expected revenue. Tempur-pedic International (TPX) reported Q1 EPS of 86 cents with in-line revenue. Finish Line (FINL) is initiated with a Buy and $27 price target at The Benchmark Company, while Foot Locker (FL) is initiated with a Hold rating and $35 price target. Dow Components - Disney (DIS) gained 0.8%, and McDonalds (MCD) gained 1.3%.
The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (XLY) was trading at $44.69 at 3:30 PM on Friday, up 0.27% on the day – up 14.53% year-to-date.

Consumer Staples

Nestle (NSRGY.PK) reported an increase in Q1 sales by 5.6%, lifted by growth in emerging markets. Nestle confirmed its full-year outlook of 5-6% organic growth. B&G Foods (BGS) beat Q1 EPS estimates by a penny with a miss on the revenue line. Kimberly-Clark (KMB) beat Q1 EPS estimates by seven cents with a beat on the revenue line. Boston Beer (SAM) has been initiated with a Neutral rating at UBS. Dow components - Home Depot (HD) slipped 0.2%, Kraft (KFT) gained 0.9%, Coca Cola (KO) gained 0.4%, Procter & Gamble (PG) surged 1.4%, and Wal-Mart (WMT) picked up 0.8%.
The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (XLP) was trading at $34.30 at 3:30 PM on Friday, up 0.88% on the day – up 5.57% year-to-date.

Health Care

IDEXX Laboratories (IDXX) beat Q1 EPS estimates by a penny with better than expected revenue. Cepheid (CPHD) reported a Q1 EPS loss of eight cents with in-line revenue. Sagent Pharmaceuticals (SGNT) has been initiated with a Neutral rating at Piper Jaffray, which initiates its peer Par Pharmaceutical (PRX) with an Overweight rating. Exelixis (EXEL) has been initiated with a Buy rating and $9 price target at Maxim Group. Synageva Biopharma (GEVA) has been initiated with an Overweight rating at Morgan Stanley. Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR), the biotech has been initiated with an Overweight rating at Piper Jaffray. Myriad Genetics (MYGB) has been upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Cowen & Company. Dow Components - Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) gained 1.0%, Merck (MRK) picked up 1.0%, and Pfizer (PFE) gained 1.3%.
The Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV) was trading at $37.30 at 3:30 PM on Friday, up 0.57% on the day – up 7.52% year-to-date.

Financials

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is investigating nine banks over their overdraft protection programs and the size of their overdraft charges. “Too big to fail” banks are front and center; JP Morgan (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC) and Bank of America (BAC). This could be another threat to a major source of income in the banking system. MetLife (MET) released a preliminary version of its Q1 results after inadvertently posting some earnings data on its website ahead of schedule. MET expects to report Q1 operating earnings of $1.37 per share, above the $1.25 estimate. National Penn Bancshares (NPBC) beat Q1 EPS estimate by a penny. City National (CYN) beat Q1 EPS estimated by four cents. E*TRADE Financial (ETFC) beat Q1 EPS estimates by four cents with better than expected revenue. Capital One (COF) beat Q1 EPS estimates by seventeen cents with a miss on the revenue line. Bank of America (BAC) has been downgraded to Sell from Underperform at Crédit Agricole. First Horizon (FHN) has been downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo. Dow Components - American Express (AXP) lost 0.4%, Bank of America (BAC) slumped 4.2%, JP Morgan (JPM) fell 0.9%, and Travelers (TRV) gained 1.7%.
The Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) was trading at $15.20 at 3:30 PM on Friday, down 0.39% on the day – up 16.92% year-to-date.

Information Technology

An unexpected 4% increase in revenue from Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows provided the catalyst for an earnings beat on the bottom line despite a miss by a penny versus EPS estimates. Google (GOOG) may be interested making a bid for Pinterest, a bulletin board site. Samsung (SSNLF.PK) has filed another Intellectual Property suit against Apple (AAPL) concerning that Apple violated eight patents. Rambus (RMBS) missed Q1 EPS estimates by two cents with in-line revenue. Lattice Semiconductor (LSCC) missed Q1 EPS estimated by nine cents with a miss on the revenue line. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) beat Q1 EPS estimates by three cents with in-line revenue. Altera (ALTR) missed Q1 EPS estimates by a penny with a miss on the revenue line. Riverbed Technology (RVBD) reported in-line Q1 EPS with a miss on the revenue line. SanDisk (SNDK) missed Q1 EPS estimates by eight cents with in-line revenue. SanDisk (SNDK): Shares, slumping before the bell, are downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank. Cirrus Logic (CRUS) is initiated with a Buy rating at Sterne Agee. Dow Components - Cisco Systems (CSCO) was flat, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) lost 0.8%, IBM (IBM) was flat, Intel Corp (INTC) was also flat, and Microsoft (MSFT) surged 5.5%.
The Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) was trading at $29.30 at 3:30 PM on Friday, down 0.31% on the day – up 15.13% year-to-date.

Telecommunication Services

Cable & Wireless Worldwide has extended the deadline for Vodafone (VOD) to make a bid for the U.K. company until Monday. There are reports of a huge possible tax benefit in additions to gaining C&W's fixed-line network. China Mobile (CHL) reported that its Q1 unaudited net profits was up 3.5% year over year, boosted by a growing customer base despite increasing competition. Dow components - AT&T (T) was up 0.8% with Verizon (VZ) up 1.7%.
The NASDAQ Telecommunications Index (IXTC) was trading at $209.59 at 3:30 PM on Friday, down 0.72% on the day – up 6.43% year-to-date.

Utilities

American Electric Power (AEP) reported in-line Q1 EPS of $0.80 with a miss on the revenue line. Westar Energy (WR) has been upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman. Dominion Resources (D) was up 1.1%, Edison International (EIX) gained 0.9%, First Energy (FE) was up 1.0%, and PG&E Corp (PCG) gained 1.1%.
The Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) was trading at $35.02 at 3:30 PM on Friday, up 0.98% on the day – down 2.67% year-to-date.

STOCKS: CVX, XOM, SLB, BP, APL, ETE, SYNM, REXX, CHK, OKS, AA, DD, CYT, CCJ, MEOH, BA, CAT, GE, MMM, UTX, IR, ORB, VMI, CP, HON, JCI, GDI, ERJ, DIS, MCD, BLDR, RCL, UA, CMG, TPX, FINL, TPX, FL, HD, KFT, KO, PG, WMT, NSRGY.PK, BGS, KMB, SAM, JNJ, MRK, PFE, IDXX, CPHD, SGNT, PRX, EXEL, GEVA, QCOR, MYGB, AXP, BAC, JPM, TRV, WFC, MET, NPBC, CYN, ETFC, COF, FHN, CSCO, HPQ, IBM, INTC, MSFT, GOOG, AAPL, RMBS, LSCC, AMD, ALTR, RVBD, SNDK, CRUS, T, VZ, VOD, CHL, D, EIX, FE, PCG, PGN, AEP, WR

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Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
MMM 3M Company 163.62 3.11 1.94 1,469,679 Trade
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. 827.27 -0.86 -0.10 147,840 Trade
SAM Boston Beer Company Inc. (The) 388.48 -1.68 -0.43 72,160 Trade
VMI Valmont Industries Inc. 136.38 1.80 1.34 14,423 Trade
PGN Paragon Offshore n/a n/a n/a 0
LSCC Lattice Semiconductor Corporation 19.68 0.44 2.29 391,789 Trade
PG Procter & Gamble Company (The) 117.16 -2.89 -2.41 4,252,053 Trade
GE General Electric Company 8.87 0.15 1.66 16,471,163 Trade
CVX Chevron Corporation 117.41 1.23 1.06 1,315,480 Trade
PCG Pacific Gas & Electric Co. 7.69 0.02 0.20 3,453,591 Trade
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corporation 40.18 0.85 2.15 1,573,968 Trade
CPHD CEPHEID n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
RMBS Rambus Inc. 13.36 0.26 1.98 88,963 Trade
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 133.41 2.69 2.06 5,009,131 Trade
AA Alcoa Corporation 19.61 0.44 2.30 4,834,798 Trade
INTC Intel Corporation 52.91 1.27 2.45 6,868,769 Trade
D Dominion Energy Inc. 81.34 0.10 0.12 769,581 Trade
TRV The Travelers Companies Inc. 143.72 0.61 0.43 352,284 Trade
MCY Mercury General Corporation 54.90 0.63 1.16 48,893 Trade
FL Foot Locker Inc. 43.78 0.89 2.08 1,111,100 Trade
NPBC National Penn Bancshares Inc (Boyertown Penn.) n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
JCI Johnson Controls International plc 42.54 0.30 0.71 1,162,871 Trade
EIX Edison International 70.43 0.37 0.52 1,201,718 Trade
MET MetLife Inc. 46.50 0.75 1.64 941,976 Trade
BGS B&G Foods Inc. 16.54 -0.27 -1.61 466,612 Trade
IR Ingersoll-Rand plc (Ireland) 116.14 0.81 0.70 590,371 Trade
UA Under Armour Inc. Class C 18.40 0.17 0.91 569,514 Trade
EXEL Exelixis Inc. 16.93 0.55 3.36 1,165,333 Trade
AXP American Express Company 117.80 1.41 1.21 871,685 Trade
HON Honeywell International Inc. 164.39 1.41 0.86 572,916 Trade
UTX United Technologies Corporation 136.51 0.59 0.43 1,104,249 Trade
VOD Vodafone Group Plc 20.56 0.38 1.88 3,571,288 Trade
CYN City National Corp (Beverly Hills CA) n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
SNDK SanDisk Corp n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc. 30.71 0.18 0.59 26,811,607 Trade
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. 46.37 0.32 0.69 8,486,222 Trade
MEOH Methanex Corporation 36.02 0.25 0.70 117,937 Trade
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. 60.05 0.45 0.76 3,544,002 Trade
CCJ Cameco Corporation 9.39 0.10 1.08 696,989 Trade
REXX Rex Energy Corporation n/a n/a n/a n/a
FHN First Horizon National Corporation 16.13 0.22 1.35 2,180,580 Trade
BAC Bank of America Corporation 29.84 0.70 2.40 28,327,760 Trade
COF Capital One Financial Corporation 90.59 1.98 2.23 704,101 Trade
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories Inc. 279.97 4.29 1.56 58,673 Trade
CRUS Cirrus Logic Inc. 55.78 0.56 1.01 185,612 Trade
GOOG Alphabet Inc. 1,239.82 22.68 1.86 758,776 Trade
MCD McDonald's Corporation 207.30 -1.08 -0.52 1,335,680 Trade
BLDR Builders FirstSource Inc. 21.25 0.67 3.26 644,116 Trade
PFE Pfizer Inc. 36.65 0.35 0.96 5,392,314 Trade
ALTR Altair Engineering Inc. 34.71 0.13 0.38 31,275 Trade
WFC Wells Fargo & Company 51.06 1.79 3.62 19,436,438 Trade
HPQ HP Inc. 16.79 0.25 1.48 4,598,807 Trade
MRK Merck & Company Inc. (new) 84.89 0.20 0.24 1,881,532 Trade
ETE ET Energy Transfer Equity L.P. representing Limited Partnership interests n/a n/a n/a 0
BP BP p.l.c. 37.60 0.18 0.47 2,863,445 Trade
FE FirstEnergy Corp. 47.59 0.18 0.39 956,782 Trade
CYT Cytec Industries Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
ERJ Embraer S.A. 16.84 0.04 0.24 293,698 Trade
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation 133.40 -1.71 -1.26 593,762 Trade
KO Coca-Cola Company (The) 53.37 0.07 0.12 2,828,673 Trade
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 218.51 3.17 1.47 141,745 Trade
T AT&T Inc. 37.90 0.43 1.13 8,022,538 Trade
CAT Caterpillar Inc. 130.75 2.37 1.84 1,482,813 Trade
CHL China Mobile Limited 41.86 -0.15 -0.36 297,026 Trade
TPX Tempur Sealy International Inc. 79.04 0.71 0.91 176,367 Trade
SLB Schlumberger N.V. 33.38 0.81 2.47 4,622,865 Trade
MSFT Microsoft Corporation 141.40 1.85 1.33 8,883,536 Trade
CHK Chesapeake Energy Corporation 1.37 0.03 2.24 17,869,602 Trade
SGNT Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
AEP American Electric Power Company Inc. 92.12 0.09 0.10 478,619 Trade
WMT Walmart Inc. 119.21 0.04 0.03 1,464,908 Trade
IBM International Business Machines Corporation 143.03 0.99 0.70 1,254,485 Trade
AAPL Apple Inc. 235.84 -0.03 -0.01 11,082,973 Trade
JPM JP Morgan Chase & Co. 121.00 4.55 3.91 12,728,941 Trade
DIS The Walt Disney Company 130.30 0.60 0.46 2,208,837 Trade
HD Home Depot Inc. (The) 236.06 1.88 0.80 936,097 Trade
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation 69.90 0.72 1.03 2,565,426 Trade
BA The Boeing Company 372.44 -0.74 -0.20 1,407,391 Trade

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