Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Ends Flat as Jobs Numbers Show Weakness

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Wall Street Ends Flat as Jobs Numbers Show WeaknessAutomatic Data Processing (ADP) projects that private-sector jobs increased by 119,000 in April, the lowest change since September 2011, and well below estimates calling for gain of 175,000. US Factory Orders fell 1.5% in March, the biggest decline since March 2009. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded down to 13,192.21 followed by a rebound that could not turn the Dow green, and was below the new year-to-date high at 13,338.66 set on May 1st. The NASDAQ’s traded down to 3028.94, then rebounded to 3061.47 staying below its March 27th high at 3134.17.

Asian stocks were higher on Wednesday. The Nikkei 225 ended their session at 9,380 – up 0.31% on the day. The Hang Seng ended their session at 21,309 – up 0.93% on the day. European exchanges were mixed on Wednesday. The FTSE 100 ended their session at 5,758 – down 0.93% on the day. The DAX ended their session at 6,711 – down 0.75% on the day. The CAC 40 ended their session at 3,226 – up 0.42% on the day. The yield on the 10-Year US Treasury traded declined from 1.966 percent to 1.898 staying below its 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages at 2.077 and 2.072.

Gold declined from $1663.9 the Troy ounce to $1646.0 still below the 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages at $1673.8 and $1698.3. Crude oil declined from $106.05 per barrel to $104.91 versus its 50-day simple moving average at $105.23. The euro versus the dollar traded down from 1.3240 to 1.3126 versus its 50-day simple moving average at 1.3209.

Energy

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) was down 5.4% premarket after the company reported a Q1 net loss of $71 million due to a $167 million non-cash loss on its hedging program. Parker Drilling (PKD) beat Q1 EPS estimates by a nickel with a miss on the revenue line. Endeavor International (END) reported in-line revenue. Devon Energy (DVN) missed Q1 EPS estimates by 37 cents with in-line revenue. Vanguard Natural Resources (VNR) missed Q1 EPS estimates by eight cents with a miss on the revenue line. Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) reported Q1 EPS of 73 cents with a beat on the revenue line. World Fuel Services (INT) reported in-line Q1 EPS with a miss on the revenue line. Exco Resources (XCO) beat Q1 EPS estimates by four cents with a miss on the revenue line. Dow components – Chevron (CVX) – down 1.5%, Exxon Mobil (XOM) down 1.1%.
Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) was trading at $70.97 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 1.79% on the day – up 2.66% year-to-date.

Materials

Barrick Gold (ABX) missed Q1 EPS estimates by a penny with a miss on the revenue line. Cabot (CBT) beat Q2 EPS estimates by seventeen cents with better than expected revenue. Yamana Gold (AUY) missed Q1 EPS estimates by a penny with a miss on the revenue line. Innophos Holdings (IPHS) reported in-line Q1 EPS with a beat on the revenue line. Chemtura (CHMT) beat Q1 EPS estimates by two cents with a beat on the revenue line. Dow components – Alcoa (AA) down 2.7%, DuPont (DD) down 0.4%.
The Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) was trading at $36.62 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 0.73% on the day – up 9.31% year-to-date.

Industrials

Harsco (HSC) beat Q1 EPS estimate by three cents with a beat on the revenue line. Meritor (MTOR) beat Q2 EPS estimates by seven cents and missed on the revenue line. Cooper Tire & Rubber (CTB) beat Q1 EPS estimates by a nickel with a miss on the revenue line. Beazer Homes (BZH) reported a Q2 EPS loss of 48 cents with in-line revenue. Regal-Beloit (RBC) beat Q1 EPS estimates by a nickel with a miss on the revenue line. Mueller Water Products (MWA) beat Q1 EPS estimates by three cents with a beat on the revenue line. Dow components – Boeing Co (BA) flat, Caterpillar (CAT) down 0.8%, General Electric (GE) down 0.9%, 3M Company (MMM) down 0.3%, United Technologies (UTX) down 0.4%.
The Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI) was trading at $37.07 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 0.13% on the day – up 9.84% year-to-date.



Consumer Discretionary

Time Warner (TWX) reported an 11% decline in net income, even though many of the Turner networks enjoyed viewership gains. TWX affirmed its Fiscal Year outlook. Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI) beat Q1 EPS estimates by four cents, but missed on the revenue line. AC / InterActive (IACI) beat Q1 EPS estimates by a nickel with better than expected revenue. Comcast (CMCSA) beat Q1 EPS estimates by three cents with a beat on the revenue line. Gray Television (GTN) beat Q1 EPS estimates by four cents. True Religion Apparel (TRLG) beat Q1 EPS estimates by four cents with a beat on the revenue line. Nutrisystem (NTRI) missed Q1 EPS estimates by eight cents with a miss on the revenue line. Dow Components – Disney (DIS) down 1.0%, Home Depot up 0.7%, McDonalds (MCD) up 0.2%.
The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (XLY) was trading at $46.06 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, up 0.33% on the day – up 18.04% year-to-date.

Consumer Staples

Clorox (CLX) missed Q3 EPS estimates by two cents but beat on the revenue line. Cott (COT) beat Q1 EPS estimates by three cents but missed on the revenue line. Energizer (ENR) beat Q2 EPS estimates by thirteen cents with better than expected revenue. CVS Caremark's (CVS) reported better than expected earnings with retail Pharmacy same stores sales up8.4% with revenue up +32.3% Y/Y to $18.3 billion. CVS increased full year EPS guidance to $3.23-$3.33, from $3.18-$3.28. Dow components – Kraft (KFT) up 0.2%, Coca Cola (KO) flat, Procter & Gamble (PG) up 0.4%, Wal-Mart (WMT) up 0.3%.
The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (XLP) was trading at $34.34 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, up 0.20% on the day – up 5.69% year-to-date.

Health Care

Pfizer (PFE) is on the hunt for mid-size acquisitions in the $4 billion range for companies with promising treatments for diabetes, cancer and neurological conditions. Wellcare Group (WCG) beat Q1 EPS estimates by 78 cents with in-line revenue. Vical (VICL) beat Q1 EPS estimates by seven cents with a beat on the revenue line. Amerigroup (AGP) beat Q1 EPS estimates by seven cents but missed on the revenue line. Dow Components – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) flat, Merck (MRK) down 0.5%, Pfizer (PFE) down 0.5%.
The Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV) was trading at $37.54 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 0.29% on the day – up 8.22% year-to-date.

Financials

Franklin Resources (BEN) beat Q1 EPS estimates by nine cents with a beat on the revenue line. MasterCard (MA) reported that their net income rose 21% to $682 million as processed transactions rise 29% to $7.7 billion the best quarterly growth rate since MasterCard's IPO in 2006. SEI Investments (SEIC) missed Q1 EPS estimates by a penny with in-line revenue. MasterCard (MA) beat Q1 EPS estimates by nine cents with better than expected revenue. Och-Ziff Capital Management (OZM) reported in-line Q1 EPS with a beat on the revenue line. Dow Components – American Express (AXP) up 0.6%, Bank of America (BAC) down 1.9%, JP Morgan Chase (JPM) down 1.5%, Travelers (TRV) down 0.3%.
The Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) was trading at $15.46 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 0.83% on the day – up 18.92% year-to-date.

Information Technology

Cooper Industries (CBE) beat Q1 EPS estimates by six cents with better than expected revenue. Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) beat Q1 EPS estimates by four cents with a miss on the revenue line. Garmin (GRMN) beat Q1 EPS estimates by four cents with a beat on the revenue line. Bankrate (RATE) missed Q1 EPS estimates by three cents. Silicon Image (SIMG) reported in-line Q1 EPS of -$0.01 in-line with a slight beat on the revenue line, and they announce a $50 million share repurchase program. Flextronics International (FLEX) beat Q1 EPS estimates by sic cents with a miss on the revenue line. Broadcom (BRCM) beat Q1 EPS estimates by eleven cents with a beat on the revenue line. Dow Components – Cisco Systems (CSCO) down 1.1%, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) down 0.4%, IBM (IBM) down 0.1%, Intel Corp (INTC) up 0.4%, Microsoft (MSFT) down0.8%.
The Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) was trading at $29.88 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 0.13% on the day – up 17.41% year-to-date.

Telecommunication Services

Vonage (VG) beat Q1 EPS estimates by two cents on better than expected revenue. Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) beat Q3 EPS estimates by three cents with in-line revenue. Time Warner Telecom (TWTC) beat Q1 EPS estimates by two cents with a modest beat on the revenue line. Dow components – AT&T (T) flat, Verizon (VZ) flat.
The NASDAQ Telecommunications Index (IXTC) was trading at $209.20 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 0.69% on the day – up 6.23% year-to-date.

Utilities

Allete (ALE) missed Q1 EPS estimates by fourteen cents with a miss on the revenue line. Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG) reported flat operating income, and stated that lower costs helped PEG in dealing with a warmer winter, lower demand and a collapse in gas prices. Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG) beat Q1 EPS estimates by thirty cents. Dominion Resources (D) down 0.9%, Edison International (EIX) down 1.1%, First Energy (FE) down 0.4%, PG&E Corp (PCG) up 0.4%, Southern Company (SO) down 0.4%.
The Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) was trading at $35.60 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 0.69% on the day – down 1.06% year-to-date.

STOCKS: CVX, XOM, CHK, PKD, END, DVN, VNR, EPD, INT, XCO, AA, DD, ABX, CBT, AUY, IPHS, CHMT, BA, CAT, GE, MMM, UTX, HSC, MTOR, CTB, BZH, RBC, MWA, DIS, HD, MCD, TWX, SBGI, IACI, CMCSA, GTN, TRLG, KFT, KO, PG, WMT, CLX, COT, CVS, ENR, JNJ, MRK, PFE, WCG, VICL, AGP, AXP, BAC, JPM, TRV, BEN, MA, SEIC, OZM, CSCO, HPQ, IBM, INTC, MSFT, CBE, VSH, GRMN, RATE, SIMG, FLEX, BRCM, T, VZ, VG, UBNT, TWTC, D, EIX, FE, PCG, SO, ALE, PEG

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Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
MMM 3M Company 203.53 -1.82 -0.89 1,838,640 Trade
PG Procter & Gamble Company (The) 92.47 0.40 0.43 6,815,008 Trade
GE General Electric Co 24.55 -0.20 -0.81 34,273,076 Trade
CVX Chevron Corporation 106.48 0.56 0.53 5,467,369 Trade
SO Southern Company (The) 48.30 0.38 0.79 4,853,025 Trade
PCG Pacific Gas & Electric Co. 69.14 0.16 0.23 2,069,248 Trade
CLX Clorox Company (The) 137.73 0.56 0.41 734,445 Trade
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 132.63 -0.41 -0.31 4,792,761 Trade
SBGI Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. 29.70 -0.05 -0.17 1,240,512 Trade
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 79.31 -0.39 -0.49 9,752,957 Trade
AA Alcoa Inc. 37.76 -0.04 -0.11 2,118,671 Trade
COT Cott Corporation 15.18 0.00 0.00 875,660 Trade
INTC Intel Corporation 35.01 -0.16 -0.45 16,231,408 Trade
IBM International Business Machines Corp 139.70 -1.00 -0.71 4,152,714 Trade
D Dominion Resources Inc. 78.69 0.57 0.73 2,303,023 Trade
TRV The Travelers Companies Inc. 127.89 -0.30 -0.23 1,246,905 Trade
CHMT Chemtura Corp. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
OZM Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC Class A Shar 2.95 -0.03 -1.01 333,577 Trade
MMMM.TEST null n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
CBT Cabot Corporation 51.66 0.45 0.88 360,120 Trade
GRMN Garmin Ltd. 51.17 -0.03 -0.06 717,034 Trade
EIX Edison International 78.94 -0.07 -0.09 3,203,846 Trade
SEIC SEI Investments Company 55.82 0.12 0.22 594,256 Trade
BZH Beazer Homes USA Inc. 15.59 -0.41 -2.56 452,879 Trade
BEN Franklin Resources Inc. 41.83 -0.23 -0.55 1,796,698 Trade
TWX Time Warner Inc. New 101.19 -0.42 -0.41 3,416,438 Trade
JPM JP Morgan Chase 90.74 0.09 0.10 13,040,738 Trade
AXP American Express Company 85.38 -0.71 -0.82 4,271,186 Trade
MTOR Meritor Inc. 19.02 0.45 2.42 1,077,801 Trade
UTX United Technologies Corporation 115.48 -0.62 -0.53 2,760,448 Trade
IPHS Innophos Holdings Inc. 44.50 0.07 0.16 73,581 Trade
PKD Parker Drilling Company 1.15 0.00 0.00 410,404 Trade
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. 30.37 -0.67 -2.16 34,802,193 Trade
DIS Walt Disney Company (The) 100.70 -0.68 -0.67 6,893,916 Trade
HSC Harsco Corporation 15.85 -0.05 -0.31 678,096 Trade
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. 47.69 -0.20 -0.42 16,919,130 Trade
ABX Barrick Gold Corporation 16.64 -0.21 -1.25 13,798,715 Trade
XCO EXCO Resources Inc. Exco Resources Inc. 1.04 -0.01 -0.95 162,863 Trade
BAC Bank of America Corporation 23.62 -0.02 -0.08 60,461,197 Trade
MCD McDonald\'s Corporation 157.76 -0.13 -0.08 2,595,695 Trade
CTB Cooper Tire & Rubber Company 33.45 0.15 0.45 551,325 Trade
RBC Regal Beloit Corporation 76.05 -0.35 -0.46 317,824 Trade
AUY Yamana Gold Inc. (Canada) 2.69 -0.05 -1.82 11,120,275 Trade
DD E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. 81.18 0.32 0.40 1,952,437 Trade
ALE Allete Inc. 75.07 0.58 0.78 209,981 Trade
WCG Wellcare Health Plans Inc. 173.56 -2.20 -1.25 222,027 Trade
HD Home Depot Inc. (The) 147.49 -2.18 -1.46 6,989,147 Trade
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation 76.64 0.38 0.50 14,324,342 Trade
PFE Pfizer Inc. 32.67 -0.28 -0.85 15,490,145 Trade
VNR Vanguard Natural Resources LLC n/a n/a n/a 0
HPQ HP Inc. 18.51 -0.13 -0.70 11,687,271 Trade
BA Boeing Company (The) 235.77 0.18 0.08 2,939,494 Trade
MRK Merck & Company Inc. (new) 61.49 -0.35 -0.57 8,421,689 Trade
DVN Devon Energy Corporation 30.40 0.22 0.73 4,204,173 Trade
CVS CVS Health Corporation 77.66 -1.23 -1.56 5,005,371 Trade
GTN Gray Communications Systems Inc. 13.85 -0.25 -1.77 1,232,409 Trade
ENR Energizer Holdings Inc. 41.33 -0.43 -1.03 898,099 Trade
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. 25.23 0.25 1.00 3,418,793 Trade
FE FirstEnergy Corporation 32.83 0.18 0.55 3,306,015 Trade
BRCM Broadcom Corp. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
IACI IAC/InterActiveCorp n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
KO Coca-Cola Company (The) 45.67 -0.19 -0.41 10,879,794 Trade
T AT&T Inc. 37.37 -0.23 -0.61 23,017,865 Trade
MWA MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS 11.75 0.07 0.60 684,110 Trade
CAT Caterpillar Inc. 113.92 0.78 0.69 3,875,693 Trade
FLEX Flextronics International Ltd. 15.52 -0.29 -1.83 2,908,331 Trade
VICL Vical Incorporated 2.43 0.03 1.25 28,088 Trade
VG Vonage Holdings Corp. 8.03 -0.06 -0.74 2,114,364 Trade
VSH Vishay Intertechnology Inc. 16.80 -0.10 -0.59 1,542,874 Trade
MSFT Microsoft Corporation 72.49 0.09 0.12 18,761,491 Trade
CHK Chesapeake Energy Corporation 3.96 0.08 2.06 35,126,024 Trade
INT World Fuel Services Corporation 32.91 0.20 0.61 242,319 Trade
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group 46.68 0.38 0.82 2,028,428 Trade
CMCSA Comcast Corporation Class A Common Stock 40.52 0.25 0.62 19,547,097 Trade
UBNT Ubiquiti Networks Inc. 65.94 0.58 0.89 240,507 Trade

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