Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Stay Flat As Rally Cools

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Stocks Stay Flat As Rally CoolsThe Dow Jones Industrial Average traded down to 13,517.81 then up to 13,582.12 in morning trading then consolidated this range in the afternoon. The NASDAQ traded down to 3169.41 then up to 3179.37 in morning trading then consolidated this range in the afternoon.

Asian stocks closed lower on Monday. The Nikkei 225 was closed at 9,124 – down 0.39%. The Hang Seng ended the day at 20,602 – down 0.27%. European exchanges traded lower on Tuesday. The FTSE 100 ended the day at 5,883 – down 0.18%. The DAX ended the day at 7,348 – down 0.76%. The CAC 40 ended the day at 3,513 – down 1.15%.

The yield on the 10-Year US Treasury declined from 1.840% to 1.777% back below the 200-day simple moving average at 1.829%. Comex gold traded down to $1753.2 the Troy ounce then rebounded to $1775.9. Nymex crude oil rebounded from $95.39 per barrel to $97.23 then declined to $95.11 trading back and forth around the 200-day simple moving average at $96.57. The euro versus the dollar declined from 1.3119 to 1.3032.


Clayton Williams Energy (CWEI) is a new Buy at Miller Tabak. Schlumberger (SLB) is begun with a Market Perform at William Blair. CARBO Ceramics (CRR) is lowered to Hold from Buy at Dahlman Rose. Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Phillips 66 (PSX), and Western Refining (WNR) are all now Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.

Big Movers – Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) is down about 17%, Denison Mines (DNN) is up about 13.5%.
Dow components – Chevron (CVX) down 0.34%, Exxon Mobil (XOM) down 0.29%.
Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) was trading at $75.165 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, down 1.09% on the day – up 8.73% year-to-date.


Intrepid Potash (IPI) is initiated with a Buy at Topeka. SilverCrest Mines (SVLC) is an Accumulate at Global Hunter. Alcoa (AA) is lowered to Hold from Buy at Jefferies. Randgold Resources (GOLD) gets downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel Nicolaus. Reliance Steel (RS) and Schnitzer Steel (SCHN) each reduced to Hold from Buy at Jefferies. Dow Components – Alcoa (AA) down 1.36%, DuPont (DD) down 1.08%. The Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) was trading at $37.64 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, down 0.32% on the day – up 12.36% year-to-date.


FedEx (FDX) beat estimates by 5 cents and revenue by $100M. The company sees FQ2 EPS of $1.30-$1.45 and full-year EPS of $6.20-$6.60. AO Smith Corp (AOS) is initiated with a Buy at Janney Capital. Pall Corp. (PLL) is lifted to Neutral from Underperform at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. TASER International (TASR) is moved to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. Dow components – Boeing Co (BA) down 0.46%, Caterpillar (CAT) up 0.50%, General Electric (GE) up 0.59%, 3M Company (MMM) down 0.53%, United Technologies (UTX) down 1.24%. The Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI) was trading at $37.56 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, down 0.05% on the day – up 11.29% year-to-date.

Consumer Discretionary

Execs with Ford (F) are out in full force this week to drum up support for the new 2013 Ford Fusion. The automaker would like to rattle the dominance of rivals Toyota and Honda in the mid-size market with its fully redesigned Fusion entry to end a 15-year drought since it last had the best-selling car in the U.S. A plan by General Electric (GE) to put 85K workers on a high-deductible health care plan in order to lowers its mult-billion dollar health costs falls in line with the trend of other major corporations, but not with a painful side effect. Beazer Homes (BZH) is a new Neutral at Goldman Sachs. Bloomin’ Brands (BLMN) is a Hold at Deutsche Bank. Groupon (GRPN) gets picked up with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray. General Motors (GM) gets upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham. Lamar Advertising (LAMR) is upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs. Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) is downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer. LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMUY) is lowered to Neutral from Buy at UBS. Lumber Liquidators (LL) is downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James. Panera Bread (PNRA) is downgraded to Hold from Buy at Miller Tabak. WMS Industries (WMS) is slashed to Sell from Hold at Deutsche Bank. Dow Components – Disney (DIS) down 0.29%, Home Depot (HD) down 0.31%, McDonalds (MCD) up 0.82%. The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (XLY) was trading at $47.274 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, down 0.54% on the day – up 21.15% year-to-date.

Consumer Staples

Dole Foods (DOLE) will cash out of its worldwide packaged foods and Asia fresh produce businesses by selling them both to Itochu to the tune of $1.69B. Schiff Nutrition (SHF) reported FQ1 EPS of $0.20 (in-line), while beating revenue by $2M. L’Oreal (LRLCY) is lifted to Buy from Hold at Société Générale. Big Movers – China-Biotics (CHBT) is up about 60.5%, Energizer Holdings (ENR) is up about 11.5%. Dow components – Coca Cola (KO) up 0.83%, Procter & Gamble (PG) up 0.31%, Wal-Mart (WMT) up 0.03%. The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (XLP) was trading at $36.07 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, up 0.53% on the day – up 11.02% year-to-date.

Health Care

HeartWare (HTWR) is an Outperform at WallachBeth. Botox maker Allergan (AGN) is begun with a Buy at Guggenheim, which has new Neutrals on Mylan Labs (MYL) and Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA). Iris International (IRIS) is downgraded to Hold from Buy at The Benchmark Company. Abbott Labs (ABT) and Boston Scientific (BSX) are both lowered to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink. Molina Healthcare (MOH) is moved to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies. Optimer Pharmaceuticals (OPTR) gets cut 180 degrees, to Underperform from Buy at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. Big Movers – Cardiome Pharma (CRME) is up about 15.2%, AEterna Zentaris (AEZS) is up about 11.2%. Dow Components – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) up 0.54%, Merck (MRK) up 0.25%, Pfizer (PFE) up 0.10%, United Health Group up 1.43%. The Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV) was trading at $40.01 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, up 0.28% on the day – up 15.34% year-to-date.


Bryn Mawr Bank (BMTC) is begun with a Buy at Janney Capital. Cash America International (CSH) is downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies. DFC Global (DLLR) is downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies. Dow Components – American Express (AXP) down 0.95%, Bank of America (BAC) down 1.18%, JP Morgan Chase (JPM) down 0.38%, Travelers (TRV) down 0.12%. The Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) was trading at $16.04 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, down 0.56% on the day – up 23.38% year-to-date.

Information Technology

Apple (AAPL) stock touched $700/share in after-hours trade Monday, charged with initial sales results for the iPhone 5 that exceeded expectations: Over 2 million pre-orders in the first 24 hours, twice what Apple logged for the iPhone 4S. No. 2 global PC maker Lenovo (LNVGY) makes its first software acquisition count, agreeing to buy Utah-based Stoneware to gain technology related to synchronizing data across mobile devices. Broadcom (BRCM) is upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital. Jive Software (JIVE) gets upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform with Wells Fargo. Manhattan Associates (MANH) is moved to Buy from Hold at ThinkEquity. OCZ Technology (OCZ) is upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig Hallum. Rubicon Technology (RBCN) is raised to Buy from Hold at ThinkEquity. eBay Inc. (EBAY) is now Neutral from Buy at Compass Point. RBC Capital gives Sector Perform-from-Outperform ratings reductions to Dow component Intel (INTC), along with Analog Devices (ADI), Texas Instruments (TXN), and NVIDIA (NVDA). The analyst’s concerns include elevated inventory levels.
Big Movers – Velti PLC (VELT) is up about 11.9%, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is down about 9.5%.
Dow Components – Cisco Systems (CSCO) down 0.31%, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) down 0.16%, IBM (IBM) down 0.14%, Intel Corp (INTC) up 0.04%, Microsoft (MSFT) down 0.08%. The Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) was trading at $31.59 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, down 0.06% on the day – up 24.13% year-to-date.

Telecommunication Services

France Telecom (FTE) is taken to Neutral from Outperform by BNP Paribas. Big Movers – Clearwire (CLWR) is down about 9%.
Dow Components – AT&T (T) up 0.24%, Verizon (VZ) up 0.64%. The NASDAQ Telecommunications Index (IXTC) was trading at $199.84 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, down 0.04% on the day – up 1.48% year-to-date.


The Big Names – Dominion Resources (D) down 0.57%, Edison International (EIX) up 0.60%, First Energy (FE) up 0.05%, PG&E Corp (PCG) up 0.02%, Southern Company (SO) up 0.04%. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) was trading at $36.17 at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, down 0.39% on the day – up 0.53% year-to-date.


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Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
DNN Denison Mines Corp (Canada) 0.59 -0.02 -3.14 965,559
MMM 3M Company 236.58 -2.72 -1.14 2,766,340 Trade
PG Procter & Gamble Company (The) 89.85 -0.38 -0.42 6,558,871 Trade
GE General Electric Co 17.91 0.26 1.47 66,832,390 Trade
CVX Chevron Corporation 119.68 -0.74 -0.61 4,300,171 Trade
ABT Abbott Laboratories 55.70 0.76 1.38 9,860,720 Trade
SO Southern Company (The) 51.19 -0.49 -0.95 4,031,877 Trade
PCG Pacific Gas & Electric Co. 53.43 -0.28 -0.52 3,504,369 Trade
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 142.60 1.46 1.03 8,016,720 Trade
IPI Intrepid Potash Inc 3.77 0.03 0.80 1,221,880 Trade
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 96.70 -0.23 -0.24 7,810,642 Trade
AA Alcoa Inc. 42.40 0.16 0.38 3,421,527 Trade
INTC Intel Corporation 43.33 -0.33 -0.76 16,557,398 Trade
IBM International Business Machines Corp 156.74 1.33 0.86 6,321,801 Trade
MANH Manhattan Associates Inc. 45.53 0.25 0.55 580,246 Trade
D Dominion Resources Inc. 83.43 -0.71 -0.84 2,409,715 Trade
TRV The Travelers Companies Inc. 134.35 1.19 0.89 1,405,529 Trade
JIVE Jive Software Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
TASR TASER International Inc. n/a n/a n/a n/a
EBAY eBay Inc. 37.44 -0.08 -0.21 6,314,446 Trade
AAPL Apple Inc. 171.70 -0.97 -0.56 19,409,230 Trade
ADI Analog Devices Inc. 85.48 -0.32 -0.37 2,248,856 Trade
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation 64.49 0.03 0.05 2,591,904 Trade
KN.W Knowles Corp n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
EIX Edison International 68.58 -4.40 -6.03 10,717,432 Trade
CSH Cash America International Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
WMS Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. 22.60 -0.25 -1.09 197,571 Trade
BZH Beazer Homes USA Inc. 19.06 -0.22 -1.14 454,283 Trade
JPM JP Morgan Chase 106.85 1.23 1.16 15,508,840 Trade
AXP American Express Company 99.37 0.37 0.37 3,455,459 Trade
UTX United Technologies Corporation 123.48 0.18 0.15 3,528,266 Trade
HTWR Heartware International Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation 190.84 -3.82 -1.96 11,375,445 Trade
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated 98.43 -0.40 -0.40 6,083,109 Trade
AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc. 9.90 -0.26 -2.56 36,211,043 Trade
PSX Phillips 66 99.07 -0.65 -0.65 1,670,382 Trade
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. 37.91 -0.05 -0.13 16,658,592 Trade
DIS Walt Disney Company (The) 107.43 0.60 0.56 8,147,001 Trade
AGN Allergan plc 171.87 -0.89 -0.52 1,983,966 Trade
CRR Carbo Ceramics Inc. 10.11 -0.03 -0.30 611,955 Trade
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation 25.61 0.11 0.43 11,201,624 Trade
RS Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (DE) 83.68 0.02 0.02 319,745 Trade
PNRA Panera Bread Company n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. 53.19 1.35 2.60 22,901,150 Trade
LAMR Lamar Advertising Company 77.41 0.50 0.65 721,101 Trade
GM General Motors Company 41.53 -0.14 -0.34 8,853,086 Trade
BAC Bank of America Corporation 29.32 0.38 1.31 76,017,169 Trade
MCD McDonald\'s Corporation 172.23 -1.02 -0.59 2,805,872 Trade
DD E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. 83.93 0.00 0.00 0 Trade
BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. 23.18 -0.08 -0.34 3,287,420 Trade
CRME Cardiome Pharma Corporation 1.44 -0.06 -4.00 71,507 Trade
RBCN Rubicon Technology Inc. 8.36 -0.09 -1.07 25,195 Trade
PEIX Pacific Ethanol Inc. 4.30 0.05 1.18 205,382 Trade
CWEI Clayton Williams Energy Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
HD Home Depot Inc. (The) 181.80 -0.45 -0.25 5,275,512 Trade
AEZS AEterna Zentaris Inc. 2.18 -0.02 -0.91 226,886 Trade
F Ford Motor Company 12.60 0.02 0.16 54,370,612 Trade
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation 82.76 -0.27 -0.33 11,307,030 Trade
PFE Pfizer Inc. 36.58 0.37 1.02 22,485,913 Trade
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited American De 16.52 0.08 0.49 24,607,871 Trade
FDX FedEx Corporation 239.50 0.89 0.37 1,731,060 Trade
HPQ HP Inc. 20.98 -0.18 -0.85 7,174,807 Trade
WNR Western Refining Inc. Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
BA Boeing Company (The) 289.94 6.78 2.39 5,517,550 Trade
MRK Merck & Company Inc. (new) 57.07 0.73 1.30 13,792,713 Trade
AOS A.O. Smith Corporation 61.06 -0.30 -0.49 642,300 Trade
GRPN Groupon Inc. 5.55 -0.31 -5.29 21,657,926 Trade
BMTC Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation 44.00 0.30 0.69 37,503 Trade
ENR Energizer Holdings Inc. 48.33 -0.02 -0.04 718,859 Trade
FE FirstEnergy Corporation 32.66 -0.48 -1.45 4,266,914 Trade
BRCM Broadcom Corp. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
KO Coca-Cola Company (The) 45.29 -0.04 -0.09 13,999,340 Trade
T AT&T Inc. 38.10 1.20 3.25 46,399,912 Trade
CAT Caterpillar Inc. 143.42 -0.35 -0.24 3,397,071 Trade
SCHN Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. 29.65 0.30 1.02 199,954 Trade
LL Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc 30.00 -0.41 -1.35 547,613 Trade
SLB Schlumberger N.V. 64.18 -0.38 -0.59 6,487,799 Trade
MOH Molina Healthcare Inc 74.08 0.25 0.34 1,289,387 Trade
MYL Mylan N.V. 39.29 -0.20 -0.51 10,735,600 Trade
MSFT Microsoft Corporation 85.58 0.35 0.41 23,924,105 Trade


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