Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Edge Slightly Higher After Rough Tumble

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Stocks Edge Slightly Higher After Rough TumbleThe 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 191.51 -0.63 -0.33 1,435,374 Trade
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. 414.02 -0.86 -0.21 463,051 Trade
SAM Boston Beer Co. Cl A 149.10 0.15 0.10 89,451 Trade
VMI Valmont Industries Inc. 150.35 -1.00 -0.66 100,112 Trade
PGN Paragon Offshore plc n/a n/a n/a 0
LSCC Lattice Semiconductor Corporation 7.04 0.00 0.00 1,313,583 Trade
PG Procter & Gamble Company (The) 90.57 -0.20 -0.22 9,251,999 Trade
GE General Electric Co 29.72 0.10 0.34 27,880,234 Trade
CVX Chevron Corporation 107.99 0.12 0.11 6,339,900 Trade
PCG Pacific Gas & Electric Co. 67.86 0.32 0.47 2,590,564 Trade
FINL The Finish Line Inc. 12.93 -3.13 -19.49 13,036,151 Trade
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corporation 33.64 -0.10 -0.30 1,917,217 Trade
CPHD CEPHEID n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
RMBS Rambus Inc. 12.94 0.12 0.94 476,244 Trade
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 125.48 -0.42 -0.33 6,490,304 Trade
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 69.61 -0.25 -0.36 5,858,968 Trade
AA Alcoa Inc. 32.56 -0.75 -2.25 4,110,969 Trade
INTC Intel Corporation 35.16 -0.11 -0.31 22,187,960 Trade
IBM International Business Machines Corp 173.83 -0.99 -0.57 3,221,675 Trade
D Dominion Resources Inc. 78.26 0.00 0.00 2,367,274 Trade
TRV The Travelers Companies Inc. 120.77 -0.52 -0.43 1,334,242 Trade
MCY Mercury General Corporation 58.62 -0.35 -0.59 126,683 Trade
FL Foot Locker Inc. 72.59 -0.27 -0.37 1,191,027 Trade
NPBC National Penn Bancshares Inc (Boyertown Penn.) n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
AAPL Apple Inc. 140.64 -0.28 -0.20 22,395,563 Trade
JCI Johnson Controls Inc. 41.22 -0.28 -0.67 5,944,453 Trade
EIX Edison International 80.71 0.52 0.65 1,266,530 Trade
MET MetLife Inc. 52.01 -0.04 -0.08 4,987,576 Trade
BGS B&G Foods Inc. 40.65 0.30 0.74 826,958 Trade
IR Ingersoll-Rand plc (Ireland) 79.18 -0.63 -0.79 980,975 Trade
UA Under Armour Inc. Class A 18.16 0.72 4.13 6,698,222 Trade
EXEL Exelixis Inc. 20.91 0.60 2.95 3,344,198 Trade
JPM JP Morgan Chase 87.29 -0.10 -0.11 16,093,237 Trade
AXP American Express Company 78.20 0.36 0.46 4,726,801 Trade
HON Honeywell International Inc. 124.77 -0.75 -0.60 2,222,343 Trade
OKS ONEOK Partners L.P. 51.79 0.87 1.71 632,186 Trade
UTX United Technologies Corporation 111.80 -0.04 -0.04 2,249,660 Trade
VOD Vodafone Group Plc 26.88 0.10 0.37 5,617,395 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. 13.70 -0.09 -0.65 50,099,472 Trade
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. 34.08 0.12 0.35 18,125,090 Trade
DIS Walt Disney Company (The) 112.14 -0.10 -0.09 4,707,297 Trade
MEOH Methanex Corporation 44.50 -0.10 -0.22 1,166,710 Trade
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. 49.68 0.04 0.08 9,310,665 Trade
CCJ Cameco Corporation 10.89 -0.10 -0.91 1,758,090 Trade
REXX Rex Energy Corporation 0.46 0.02 4.36 896,029 Trade
FHN First Horizon National Corporation 18.18 -0.02 -0.11 2,293,907 Trade
BAC Bank of America Corporation 23.12 0.05 0.22 113,499,139 Trade
COF Capital One Financial Corporation 83.80 0.02 0.02 1,966,056 Trade
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories Inc. 153.74 0.85 0.56 538,419 Trade
CRUS Cirrus Logic Inc. 60.06 0.69 1.16 1,198,302 Trade
GOOG Alphabet Inc. 814.43 -3.15 -0.39 1,981,006 Trade
MCD McDonald\'s Corporation 129.34 0.34 0.26 3,568,234 Trade
BLDR Builders FirstSource Inc. 14.44 -0.07 -0.48 613,122 Trade
DD E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. 79.60 -0.96 -1.19 2,438,961 Trade
WR Westar Energy Inc. 54.33 -0.26 -0.48 504,149 Trade
HD Home Depot Inc. (The) 147.71 -0.28 -0.19 4,735,361 Trade
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation 81.23 -0.63 -0.77 9,128,489 Trade
PFE Pfizer Inc. 34.00 -0.29 -0.85 27,118,654 Trade
ALTR Altera Corp. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
WFC Wells Fargo & Company 55.83 0.58 1.05 21,127,464 Trade
HPQ HP Inc. 17.23 0.02 0.12 6,633,818 Trade
BA Boeing Company (The) 175.82 -1.44 -0.81 2,386,809 Trade
MRK Merck & Company Inc. (new) 63.18 -0.10 -0.16 9,136,531 Trade
ETE Energy Transfer Equity L.P. representing Limited P 18.90 0.44 2.38 6,410,968 Trade
BP BP p.l.c. 33.78 -0.28 -0.82 4,488,634 Trade
FE FirstEnergy Corporation 31.34 0.14 0.45 3,171,033 Trade
CYT Cytec Industries Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
ERJ Embraer S.A. 22.77 0.06 0.26 516,008 Trade
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation 132.45 -0.58 -0.44 1,557,355 Trade
KO Coca-Cola Company (The) 42.12 -0.05 -0.12 13,804,411 Trade
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 145.53 -0.08 -0.05 736,196 Trade
T AT&T Inc. 41.68 0.03 0.07 14,202,031 Trade
CAT Caterpillar Inc. 92.15 -0.08 -0.09 3,634,569 Trade
CHL China Mobile Limited 56.00 -0.39 -0.69 1,229,543 Trade
TPX Tempur Sealy International Inc. 44.10 -0.32 -0.72 533,860 Trade
SLB Schlumberger N.V. 76.96 -0.71 -0.91 9,805,861 Trade
MSFT Microsoft Corporation 64.98 0.11 0.17 22,617,105 Trade
CHK Chesapeake Energy Corporation 5.22 0.13 2.55 30,847,098 Trade
SGNT Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
AEP American Electric Power Company 67.79 0.34 0.50 1,969,462 Trade

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