Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Rebound as May Starts Off in Green

Sector Recap  |

Construction Spending in March was weaker than expected with a rise of just 0.1%. The ISM manufacturing index was stronger than expected in April at 54.8. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded down to 13,174.65 then rebounded to 13,338.66 taking out the March 16th high at 13,289.08. The NASDAQ’s traded down to 3041.62 then rebounded to 3085.40 staying below it’s March 27th high at 3134.17.

Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday. The Nikkei 225 ended their session at 9,351 – down 1.78% on the day. The Hang Seng was closed at 21,094. European exchanges were mixed on Tuesday. The FTSE 100 ended their session at 5,812 – up 1.30% on the day. The DAX was closed at 6,761. The CAC 40 was closed at 3,213. The yield on the 10-Year US Treasury ended the day at 1.952 below its 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages at 2.078 and 2.077.

Gold declined from $1672.3 the Troy ounce to $1657.5 still below the 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages at $1676.2 and $1698.1. Crude oil traded between $104.39 per barrel and $106.43 versus its 50-day simple moving average at $105.21. The euro versus the dollar traded down from 1.3282 to 1.3208 versus its 50-day simple moving average at 1.3210.

Energy

BP's (BP) reported that their clean replacement cost profit fell 12.8% in Q1 to $4.8B but revenue climbed 9.4% to $96.7 billion, as a drop in production following asset sales resulting from the Gulf oil spill offset higher oil prices. Delta Air Lines (DAL) has confirmed it will purchase the Trainer refinery in Philadelphia from ConocoPhillips (COP) saying that by doing so the airline will cut its fuel expenses by $300 million a year. SunCoke Energy (SXC) missed Q1 EPS estimates by two cents but reported better than expected revenue. Valero (VLO) beat estimates by 3 cents and revenue by $9B. Cobalt International Energy (CIE) beat estimates by a penny. Talisman Energy (TLM) missed estimates by 3 cents with revenue in-line with estimates. Comstock Resources (CRK) missed estimates by 3 cents and revenue by $5M. Forest Oil (FST) missed estimates by 9 cents and revenue by $29M. Anadarko Petroleum (APC) beat estimates by 9 cents with revenue in-line with estimates. Cameron International (CAM) is lifted to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC Securities.

Big Movers – Forest Oil (FST) -11%, Chesapeake Energy (CHK) +7.5%.

Dow components – Chevron (CVX) +2%, Exxon Mobil (XOM) +1.3%.

Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) was trading at $72.54 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, up 1.83% on the day – up 4.94% year-to-date.

Materials

P.H. Glatfelter (GLT) beat Q1 EPS estimates by four points but missed on the revenue line. Westlake Chemical (WLK) beat Q1 EPS estimates by a nickel and reported better than expected revenue. Huntsman (HUN) reported Q1 EPS of $0.74 (versus consensus of $0.39), while beating revenue by $90M. Kraton Performance Polymers (KRA) reported Q1 EPS of $0.50 (versus consensus of $0.64), while beating revenue by $64M.
Big Mover – Huntsman (HUN) +10%.
Dow components – Alcoa (AA) +2%, DuPont (DD) +0.7%.
The Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) was trading at $36.99 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, up 0.87% on the day – up 10.40% year-to-date.

Industrials

Delta Air Lines (DAL) has confirmed it will purchase the Trainer refinery in Philadelphia from ConocoPhillips (COP) saying that by doing so the airline will cut its fuel expenses by $300 million a year. Spirit Airlines (SAVE) reported in-line Q1 EPS and in-line revenue. Emerson (EMR) reported weaker than expected earnings due to weakness in Europe, China and Brazil. Emerson Electric (EMR) missed estimates by 6 cents and revenue by $80M. Masco (MAS) beat estimates by 11 cents and revenue by $70M. Genco Shipping (GNK) missed estimates by 17 cents and revenue by $9M.
Big Movers – Avid Budget (CAR) +20%, General Cable (BGC) +10.75%, Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) +10.25%, A123 Systems (AONE) +10%.
Dow components – Boeing Co (BA) +1.2%, Caterpillar (CAT) flat, General Electric (GE) +1.7%, 3M Company (MMM) +0.6%, United Technologies (UTX) +0.3%.
The Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI) was trading at $37.18 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, up 0.43% on the day – up 10.13% year-to-date.

Consumer Discretionary

P.F.Chang's China Bistro (PFCB) missed estimates by a penny and revenue by $2M. Office Depot (ODP) reported Q1 EPS of $0.05 (in-line) and revenue of $2.87B (in-line). Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) beat estimates by a penny and revenue by $2M. The company’s subscriber base rose to an all-time high of 22.3M subscribers. Domino's Pizza (DPZ) missed estimates by 3 cents and revenue by $19M. Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) beat estimates by 2 cents and revenue by $1M. Shutterfly (SFLY) beat estimates by 4 cents and revenue by $6.8M. The company expects Q2 revenue of $90M-$92M and 2012 revenue of $576M-$586M, above Street estimates of $88.4M and $556.3M. Denny's (DENN) beat estimates by a penny, while missing revenue by $1M. WMS Industries (WMS) missed estimates by 2 cents and revenue by $14M. Standard Pacific (SPF) reported Q1 EPS of $0.02 (versus consensus of $0.03), while beating revenue by $7M. Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) is added to Top Picks Live list at Citigroup and boosted to Buy from Neutral at UBS. American Eagle (AEO) is upgraded to Outperform from Neutral with Wedbush. Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) is moved to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James. WMS Industries (WMS) is upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse. Expedia (EXPE) is downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight by Barclays.
Big Movers – P.F. Chang’s (PFCB) +29.75%, Sears Holdings (SHLD) +17%, Central European Media Enterprises (CETV) +11%, Exceed Co (EDS) -17%.
Dow Components – Disney (DIS) +2.1%, Home Depot +1.4%, McDonalds (MCD) flat.
The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (XLY) was trading at $46.01 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, up 0.86% on the day – up 17.86% year-to-date.

Consumer Staples

Fresh Del Monte Produce (FDP) beat estimates by 26 cents, while missing revenue by $59M. Avon (AVP) missed estimates by 18 cents with revenue in-line with estimates. Corn Products International (CPO) beat estimates by 4 cents with revenue in-line with estimates. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) beat estimates by 18 cents, while missing revenue by $400M. Herbalife (HLF) beat estimates by 7 cents, while missing revenue by $29M. The company raised FY12 EPS guidance to a range of $3.58 to $3.74. Costco (COST) is downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.
Big Movers – Imperial Sugar (IPSU) +57.5%, Herbalife (HLF) -21.5%.
Dow components – Kraft (KFT) flat, Coca Cola (KO) +0.7%, Procter & Gamble (PG) flat, Wal-Mart (WMT) +0.5%.
The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (XLP) was trading at $34.31 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, up 0.38% on the day – up 5.60% year-to-date.

Health Care

Teleflex (TFX) beat Q1 EPS estimates by four cents on better that expected revenue. Techne (TECH) beat FQ3 EPS estimates by a penny with a beat on the revenue line. Rigel Pharmaceuticals (RIGL) beat Q1 EPS estimates by a penny with better than expected revenue. Pfizer (PFE) beat estimates by a penny with revenue in-line with estimates. The company expects FY revenue of $58B-$60B versus estimates of $62.1B. Endo Pharmaceuticals (ENDP) beat estimates by a penny, while missing revenue by $9M. Biogen Idec (BIIB) missed estimates by 9 cents and revenue by $20M. Bruker BioSciences (BRKR) beat estimates by 2 cents and revenue by $17M. ViroPharma (VPHM) reported Q1 EPS of $0.37 (versus consensus of $0.42), while missing revenue by $14M. PAREXEL International (PRXL) beat estimates by 2 cents and revenue by $6M. NuVasive (NUVA) beat estimates by 2 cents and revenue by $8M. McKesson (MCK) beat estimates by 5 cents and revenue by $1.4B. Molina Healthcare (MOH) beat estimates by a penny, while missing revenue by $60M. AstraZeneca (AZN) is lifted to Neutral from Underperform at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. Community Health (CYH) is upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman Sachs. NuVasive (NUVA) is upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Robert W. Baird. Accretive Health (AH) is cut to Neutral from Buy at UBS. Gen-Probe (GPRO) is downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James. Hologic (HOLX) is now Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie. McKesson (MCK) is lowered to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James.
Big Movers – NuVasive (NUVA) +23%, InterMune (ITMN) +11%, Savient Pharmaceuticals (SVNT) -21.5%.
Dow Components – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) +0.2%, Merck (MRK) +0.25%, Pfizer (PFE) +0.25%.
The Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV) was trading at $37.69 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, up 0.45% on the day – up 8.65% year-to-date.

Financials

Bank of America (BAC) plans to cut 2,000 positions at its investment banking, commercial banking and non-U.S. wealth-management businesses. Marsh & McLennan (MMC) beat estimates by a penny with revenue in-line with estimates. Legg Mason (LM) best estimates by 8 cents and revenue by $3M. Extra Space Storage (EXR) reported Q1 EPS of $0.33 (in-line), while beating revenue by $10M. CBL & Associates Properties (CBL) beat estimates by 2 cents and revenue by $5M. CapitalSource (CSE) is upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee, whose target price is $7.50. Diamondrock Hospitality (DRH) is upgraded to Perform from Underperform at FBR Capital. Travelers (TRV) is upgraded by Sanford Bernstein. Duke Realty (DRE) is downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup.
Big Movers – Radian Group (RDN) -10.5%, FelCor Lodging Trust (FCH) +9%, Lloyds Banking Group (LYG) +8.5%.
Dow Components – American Express (AXP) +1.4%, Bank of America (BAC) +3.6%, JP Morgan Chase (JPM) +2.9%, Travelers (TRV) +0.5%.
The Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) was trading at $15.635 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, up 1.33% on the day – up 20.23% year-to-date.

Information Technology

Allot Communications (ALLT) beat estimates by 4 cents and revenue by $3M. Harris (HRS) beat estimates by 5 cents with revenue in-line with estimates. Sourcefire (FIRE) beat estimates by 3 cents and revenue by $5M. The company is guiding for Q2 revenue of $46.5M-$48.5M and EPS of $0.12-$0.14, compared with a consensus of $46.5M and $0.13. PLX Technology (PLXT) missed estimates by 6 cents and revenue by $1.4M. Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS) beat estimates by 6 cents and revenue by $5.8M. Servicesource International (SREV) beat estimates by a penny and revenue by $2M. Veeco Instruments (VECO) beat estimates by 26 cents and revenue by $14M. The company is guiding for Q2 revenue of $120M-$145M and EPS of $0.29-$0.48, compared with a consensus of $128.2M and just $0.23. PMC-Sierra (PMCS) beat estimates by a penny, while missing revenue by $1.6M. SunPower (SPWR) is boosted to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup, where Yingli Green Energy (YGE) is now Buy from Sell. Qualcomm (QCOM) is moved to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie. Macquarie takes Texas Instruments (TXN), Altera (ALTR), and Xilinx (XLNX) to Neutral from Outperform.
Big Movers – IPG Photonics (IPGP) +14.25%, Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS) +13.75%, Sourcefire (FIRE) +12.75%, Veeco Instruments (VECO) +12.25%, Suntech Power (STP) +10.75%, ServiceSource (SREV) -15.25%, Integrated Device Technology (IDTI) -10.5%.
Dow Components – Cisco Systems (CSCO) -0.25%, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) +2.4%, IBM (IBM) +0.75%, Intel Corp (INTC) +2.1%, Microsoft (MSFT) +0.5%.
The Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) was trading at $29.99 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, up 0.57% on the day – up 17.84% year-to-date.

Telecommunication Services

SBA Communications (SBAC) missed estimates by 2 cents with revenue in-line with estimates. Leap Wireless (LEAP) is lowered to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital.
Dow components – AT&T (T) +1%, Verizon (VZ) +0.9%.
The NASDAQ Telecommunications Index (IXTC) was trading at $211.42 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, relatively unchanged on the day – up 7.36% year-to-date.

Utilities

NiSource (NI) beat estimates by 4 cents, while missing revenue by $400M. MDU Resources (MDU) missed estimates by 2 cents on revenue of $35.6M.
Dominion Resources (D) +0.6%, Edison International (EIX) +1%, First Energy (FE) +1.25%, PG&E Corp (PCG) flat, Southern Company (SO) +0.6%.
The Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) was trading at $35.875 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, up 0.60% on the day – down 0.29% year-to-date.

STOCKS: BP, DAL, COP, SXC, VLO, CIE, TLM, CRK, FST, APC, CAM, CHK, CVX, XOM, GLT, WLK, HUN, KRA, AA, DD, SAVE, EMR, MAS, GNK, CAR, BGC, GWR, AONE, BA, CAT, GE, MMM, UTX, PFCB, ODP, SIRI, DPZ, TXRH, SFLY, DENN, WMS, SPF, ANF, AEO, EXPE, SHLD, CETV, EDS, DIS, MCD, FDP, AVP, CPO, ADM, HLF, COST, IPSU, KFT, KO, PG, WMT, TFX, TECH, RIGL, PFE, ENDP, BIIB, BRKR, VPHM, PRXL, NUVA, MCK, MOH, AZN, CYH, AH, GPRO, HOLX, ITMN, SVNT, JNJ, MRK, PFE, BAC, MMC, LM, EXR, CBL, CSE, DRH, TRV, DRE, RDN, FCH, LYG, AXP, JPM, TRV, ALLT, HRS, FIRE, PLXT, AEIS, SREV, VECO, PMCS, SPWR, YGE, QCOM, TXN, XLNX, IPGP, STP, SREV, IDTI, CSCO, HPQ, IBM, INTC, MSFT, SBAC, LEAP, T, VZ, NI, MDU, D, EIX, FE, PCG, SO

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Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
MMM 3M Company 156.93 -1.63 -1.03 3,535,642 Trade
WLK Westlake Chemical Corporation 62.20 -1.20 -1.89 797,436 Trade
KRA Kraton Corporation 15.95 -0.20 -1.24 298,525 Trade
MCK McKesson Corporation 170.96 0.18 0.11 3,727,315 Trade
PG Procter & Gamble Company (The) 126.70 0.12 0.09 8,724,117 Trade
GE General Electric Company 12.25 -0.28 -2.23 42,921,245 Trade
DRH Diamondrock Hospitality Company 10.56 0.07 0.67 5,114,365 Trade
NI NiSource Inc 29.88 -0.17 -0.57 3,735,244 Trade
CVX Chevron Corporation 109.01 -0.80 -0.73 6,443,864 Trade
SO Southern Company (The) 68.99 -0.82 -1.17 5,386,374 Trade
PCG Pacific Gas & Electric Co. 17.92 0.07 0.39 6,228,276 Trade
GPRO GoPro Inc. 3.90 -0.13 -3.23 4,728,772 Trade
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 149.93 1.56 1.05 7,776,835 Trade
AA Alcoa Corporation 16.10 0.00 0.00 5,528,628 Trade
HLF Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. 37.45 -0.40 -1.06 1,156,020 Trade
INTC Intel Corporation 64.34 -1.11 -1.70 20,780,465 Trade
VLO Valero Energy Corporation 82.90 -1.27 -1.51 2,085,002 Trade
D Dominion Energy Inc. 89.38 0.13 0.15 3,126,384 Trade
RIGL Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc. 2.30 -0.01 -0.43 617,339 Trade
TRV The Travelers Companies Inc. 135.16 1.18 0.88 1,469,657 Trade
PNP:CA Pinetree Capital Ltd. 1.32 -0.03 -2.22 100
EXPE Expedia Group Inc. 120.12 -1.54 -1.27 2,060,528 Trade
CBL CBL & Associates Properties Inc. 0.53 -0.02 -3.07 2,324,457 Trade
XLNX Xilinx Inc. 87.72 -2.07 -2.31 2,353,874 Trade
DAL Delta Air Lines Inc. 57.87 -0.51 -0.87 6,296,079 Trade
DPZ Domino's Pizza Inc 371.96 -1.20 -0.32 1,645,309 Trade
EIX Edison International 77.57 0.25 0.32 1,441,484 Trade
RDN Radian Group Inc. 23.73 -0.21 -0.86 1,697,116 Trade
WMS Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. 49.90 -0.85 -1.67 317,307 Trade
ALLT Allot Ltd. 11.95 -0.25 -2.05 106,983 Trade
AEIS Advanced Energy Industries Inc. 66.76 -2.63 -3.79 197,747 Trade
AXP American Express Company 134.90 -1.68 -1.23 3,106,406 Trade
FDP Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. 28.66 -1.70 -5.60 450,637 Trade
UTX United Technologies Corporation 151.52 1.62 1.08 4,277,576 Trade
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated 128.52 -2.95 -2.24 4,121,290 Trade
HOLX Hologic Inc. 52.59 -0.11 -0.21 1,106,585 Trade
IPGP IPG Photonics Corporation 135.01 -5.86 -4.16 521,971 Trade
SREV ServiceSource International Inc. 1.68 -0.04 -2.33 354,273 Trade
TECH Bio-Techne Corp 206.03 -2.84 -1.36 148,849 Trade
BRKR Bruker Corporation 49.58 -0.26 -0.52 575,485 Trade
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. 46.30 -0.56 -1.18 20,031,423 Trade
CAM Cameron International Corp n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
COP ConocoPhillips 58.44 -0.44 -0.75 5,216,418 Trade
LM Legg Mason Inc. 50.35 -0.11 -0.22 2,767,492 Trade
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation 321.95 -2.13 -0.66 2,239,230 Trade
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. 58.20 0.11 0.19 15,704,333 Trade
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. 116.35 -0.73 -0.62 1,947,776 Trade
ODP Office Depot Inc. 2.55 -0.13 -4.85 6,166,687 Trade
SHLD SHLDQ Sears Holdings Corporation n/a n/a n/a 0
BAC Bank of America Corporation 34.36 -0.49 -1.41 46,675,464 Trade
GNK Genco Shipping & Trading Limited New (Marshall Islands) 7.86 -0.30 -3.68 199,555 Trade
TFX Teleflex Incorporated 370.40 -13.96 -3.63 308,692 Trade
MCD McDonald's Corporation 215.87 0.79 0.37 2,791,392 Trade
PMCS PMC-Sierra Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
YGE Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited ADR n/a n/a n/a n/a
CYH Community Health Systems Inc. 7.18 0.46 6.85 11,018,912 Trade
SPWR SunPower Corporation 10.20 -0.49 -4.58 4,857,248 Trade
SXC SunCoke Energy Inc. 5.68 -0.05 -0.87 839,602 Trade
DRE Duke Realty Corporation 38.83 0.16 0.41 2,879,111 Trade
EMR Emerson Electric Company 72.09 0.07 0.10 2,593,358 Trade
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company 43.90 -0.33 -0.75 2,645,815 Trade
LYG Lloyds Banking Group Plc American Depositary Shares 2.83 -0.05 -1.74 8,697,753 Trade
HRS LHX Harris Corporation n/a n/a n/a 0
DENN Denny's Corporation 20.55 -0.02 -0.10 240,217 Trade
VECO Veeco Instruments Inc. 14.99 -1.40 -8.54 197,889 Trade
HUN Huntsman Corporation 20.90 -0.57 -2.65 1,449,343 Trade
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings Inc. 7.24 -0.10 -1.36 16,891,612 Trade
MAS Masco Corporation 45.18 -0.22 -0.48 2,480,175 Trade
CRK Comstock Resources Inc. 6.73 -0.08 -1.17 335,737 Trade
PFE Pfizer Inc. 35.72 -0.13 -0.36 30,763,978 Trade
GLT Glatfelter 16.39 -0.05 -0.30 184,176 Trade
BIIB Biogen Inc. 336.71 0.07 0.02 923,304 Trade
HPQ HP Inc. 22.70 0.06 0.27 16,987,215 Trade
AZN Astrazeneca PLC 50.17 1.23 2.51 4,105,822 Trade
ENDP Endo International plc 6.07 -0.04 -0.65 3,688,338 Trade
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc 109.20 1.89 1.76 929,452 Trade
MRK Merck & Company Inc. (new) 82.34 -0.15 -0.18 8,870,220 Trade
ANF Abercrombie & Fitch Company 16.40 -0.65 -3.81 1,882,394 Trade
CETV Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. 4.50 0.00 0.00 152,649 Trade
BP BP p.l.c. 35.36 -0.62 -1.72 10,693,343 Trade
FE FirstEnergy Corp. 51.57 -0.22 -0.42 5,933,281 Trade
SBAC SBA Communications Corporation 295.65 3.52 1.20 1,696,023 Trade
KO Coca-Cola Company (The) 60.13 0.41 0.69 10,842,358 Trade
T AT&T Inc.
CAT Caterpillar Inc.
AEO American Eagle Outfitters Inc.
NUVA NuVasive Inc.
MOH Molina Healthcare Inc
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated
CAR Avis Budget Group Inc.
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MSFT Microsoft Corporation
CHK Chesapeake Energy Corporation
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TXRH Texas Roadhouse Inc.
WMT Walmart Inc. 118.58 0.89 0.76 6,242,526 Trade
IBM International Business Machines Corporation 149.84 -1.38 -0.91 3,537,258 Trade
JPM JP Morgan Chase & Co. 135.81 -1.68 -1.22 9,772,770 Trade
DIS The Walt Disney Company 138.97 -1.40 -1.00 7,725,829 Trade
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation 59.13 -0.73 -1.22 20,315,705 Trade
BA The Boeing Company 330.38 -5.90 -1.75 3,709,888 Trade

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