Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Tumbles Lower

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Wall Street Tumbles LowerThe National Association of Realtors reported that contracts for pending existing home sales fell 5.5% in April, missing estimates calling for a 0.1% increase. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded down to 12,396.40 on Wednesday. The NASDAQ traded down to 2825.64 on Wednesday, but traded above 2840 in the final half hour of trading.

Asian stocks were lower on Wednesday. The Nikkei 225 ended the day at 8,633 – down 0.28%. The Hang Seng ended the day at 18,690 – down 1.92%. European exchanges traded lower on Wednesday on Spain’s debt fears. The FTSE 100 ended the day at 5,297 – down 1.74%. The DAX ended the day at 6,281 – down 1.81%. The CAC 40 ended the day at 3,016 – down 2.24%. The yield on the 10-Year US Treasury traded down from 1.741 percent to 1.617, which is a new all time low.

Gold traded down from $1555.8 the Troy ounce to $1530.4, then rebounded to $1569.0, well below the “Death Cross” 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages are at $1626.8 and $1690.5. Crude oil traded down from $90.92 per barrel to $87.35 well below its 200-day simple moving average at $96.48. The euro versus the dollar traded down from 1.2504 to 1.2365 well below its 50-day simple moving average at 1.3026.

Energy

Yingli Green Energy (YGE) missed Q1 EPS estimates by three cents with better than expected revenue. Anadarko Petroleum (APC) and Noble Corp. (NE) settled their legal dispute over the termination of a drilling rig lease after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Patriot Coal (PCX) has been downgraded to Fair Value from Buy at CRT Capital. Sunoco Logistics (SXL) has been upgraded to Neutral from Underperform by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Dow components – Chevron (CVX) down 2.25%, Exxon Mobil (XOM) down 2.29%.

Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) was trading at $64.29 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 2.91% on the day – down 7.00% year-to-date.

Materials

Agnico-Eagle Mines (AEM) has been downgraded to Hold from Buy at Dahlman Rose due to valuation concerns. Sterne Agee begins coverage with Neutral ratings for Agnico-Eagle Mines (AEM), Barrick Gold (ABX), Hecla Mining (HL), and Pan American Silver (PAAS), and Buy ratings on Gold Resource (GORO), Coeur d’Alene Mines (CDE), and Newmont Mining (NEM). Dow components – Alcoa (AA) down 3.26%, DuPont (DD) down 1.2%.

The Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) was trading at $34.03 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 1.59% on the day – up 1.58% year-to-date.

Industrials

General Electric (GE) began an $80 million research and development center in China and plans to open others, as GE gets closer to customers in faster-growing regions. Delta Air Lines (DAL), United Continental (UAL), and US Airways (LCC) are all initiated with Outperform ratings at Imperial Capital.Dow components – Boeing Co (BA) down 1.21%, Caterpillar (CAT) down 2.31%, General Electric (GE) down 1.34%, 3M Company (MMM) down 1.45%, United Technologies (UTX) down 1.40%.

The Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI) was trading at $34.86 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 1.50%% on the day – up 3.29% year-to-date.

Consumer Discretionary

Pearson (PSO) and McGraw-Hill (MHP) plus other publishers should benefit from the introduction national curriculum for public schools in 45 states. The will increase demand for new textbooks, tests and teaching materials, and could be worth $1 to $8 billion, if states can afford the costs. Sony (SNE) and Panasonic (PC) are leading contenders to take an equity stake in Olympus (OCPNY.PK). Dow Components – Disney (DIS) down 0.16%, Home Depot down 0.42%, McDonalds (MCD) down 0.34%.

The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (XLY) was trading at $43.27 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 1.39% on the day – up 10.89% year-to-date.



Consumer Staples

Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) will open 350 to 450 new stores next year outside the US in a big bet that global consumers still demand new American fast food options. Teavana Holdings (TEA) reported in-line Q1 EPS estimates with a miss on the revenue line. The Fresh Market (TFM) beat Q1 EPS estimates by a nickel with better than expected revenue. Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (JOSB) missed Q1 EPS estimates by nine cents with a miss on the revenue line. Pep Boys (PBY) shares declined 12.5% in after hours trading on Tuesday after announcing that its planned sale to P-E firm Gores Group has been called off. Dow components – Kraft (KFT) down 0.83%, Coca Cola (KO) down 0.48%, Procter & Gamble (PG) down 0.75%, Wal-Mart (WMT) down 0.12%.

The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (XLP) was trading at $33.85 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 0.82% on the day – up 4.19% year-to-date.

Health Care

A Delaware court Upheld two patents in favor of Pronova's heart drug Lovaza in a ruling against Par Pharmaceutical (PRX) and Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA). The ruling prevents Par and Teva from selling generic Lovaza to lower very high levels of triglycerides in the bloodstream. Raptor Pharmaceutical (RPTP) said it acquired exclusive tights from McGill University to intellectual property related to a potential malaria treatment. Dow Components – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) down 0.72%, Merck (MRK) down 0.52%, Pfizer (PFE) down 0.33%.

The Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV) was trading at $36.31 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 0.63% on the day – up 4.67% year-to-date.

Financial

Refinancing activity is about half of what it was during the boom years of the housing market. Wells Fargo (WFC), one of the four “too big to fail” banks issues one in three US mortgages. WFC reported a year over year gain of 127% on mortgage originations in the first quarter. American International Group (AIG) has been upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O’Neill. Lloyds (LYG) has been upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JP Morgan. Dow Components – American Express (AXP) down 1.41%, Bank of America (BAC) down 2.55%, JP Morgan Chase (JPM) down 1.61%, Travelers (TRV) down 1.20%.

The Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) was trading at $13.96 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 1.83% on the day – up 7.38% year-to-date.

Information Technology

Research in Motion (RIMM) traded down 5.6% premarket after forecasting an operating loss for FQ1, and announcing more job cuts. RIM hired JPMorgan and RBC to assist in finding a strategic plan that will cover licensing and partnership opportunities. Sony (SNE) and Panasonic (PC) are leading contenders to take an equity stake in Olympus (OCPNY.PK). Research In Motion (RIMM) has been upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at JMP Securities. Cirrus Logic (CRUS) rallied on Tuesday on speculation that Apple (AAPL) will use Cirrus' audio codec chips in its rumored TV. Apple already uses Cirrus' chips in the iPhone and iPad, which accounts for a significant portion of CRUS revenue. Dow Components – Cisco Systems (CSCO) down 1.02%, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) down 0.26%, IBM (IBM) down 0.70%, Intel Corp (INTC) up 0.23%, Microsoft (MSFT) down 0.44%.

The Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) was trading at $28.11 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 0.46% on the day – up 10.45% year-to-date.

Telecommunication Services

Research in Motion (RIMM) traded down 5.6% premarket after forecasting an operating loss for FQ1, and announcing more job cuts. RIM hired JPMorgan and RBC to assist in finding a strategic plan that will cover licensing and partnership opportunities. Research In Motion (RIMM) has been upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at JMP Securities. Ciena (CIEN) has been initiated with a Buy rating at Needham, on improving margins that should deliver value even in these economic conditions. Dow components – AT&T (T) up 0.33%, Verizon (VZ) down 0.91%.

The NASDAQ Telecommunications Index (IXTC) was trading at $180.28 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 1.34% on the day – down 8.45% year-to-date.

Utilities

Dominion Resources (D) down 1.09%, Edison International (EIX) down 0.86%, First Energy (FE) down 0.98%, PG&E Corp (PCG) down 0.91%, Southern Company (SO) up 0.11%.

The Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) was trading at $35.69 at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, down 0.56% on the day – down 0.81% year-to-date.

STOCKS: CVX, XOM, YGE, APC, NE, PCX, SXL, AA, DD, AEM, ABX, HL, PAAS, GORO, CDE, NEM, BA, CAT, GE, MMM, UTX, DAL, UAL, LCC, DIS, HD, MCD, PSO, MHP, SNE, PC, OCPNY.PK, KFT, KO, PG, WMT, DNKN, TEA, TFM, JOSB, PBY, JNJ, MRK, PFE, PRX, TEVA, RPTP, AXP, BAC, JPM, TRV, WFC, AIG, LYG, CSCO, HPQ, IBM, INTC, MSFT, RIMM, CRUS, AAPL, T, VZ, CIEN, D, EIX, FE, PCG, SO

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Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
GORO Gold Resource Corporation 5.32 0.16 3.10 672,998
MMM 3M Company 178.49 -0.19 -0.11 1,761,850
UAL United Continental Holdings 75.24 1.22 1.65 2,966,243
PG Procter & Gamble Company (The) 87.45 2.75 3.25 22,944,405
GE General Electric Co 30.53 -0.68 -2.18 83,552,728
CVX Chevron Corporation 115.60 0.02 0.02 6,730,924
SO Southern Company (The) 49.06 0.01 0.02 3,598,528
PCG Pacific Gas & Electric Co. 61.36 0.26 0.43 1,763,952
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 114.15 -0.05 -0.04 7,502,425
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 67.18 -0.44 -0.65 12,054,682
AA Alcoa Inc. 35.66 0.24 0.68 5,330,864
INTC Intel Corporation 36.94 0.37 1.01 23,950,936
IBM International Business Machines Corp 170.55 3.74 2.24 12,690,029
D Dominion Resources Inc. 75.79 0.17 0.22 1,739,289
TRV The Travelers Companies Inc. 118.02 0.03 0.03 1,222,280
DTLK Datalink Corporation n/a n/a n/a 0
AAPL Apple Inc. 120.00 0.22 0.18 32,597,892
DAL Delta Air Lines Inc. 50.50 0.80 1.61 7,722,376
EIX Edison International 71.97 0.25 0.35 921,218
JPM JP Morgan Chase 83.67 0.37 0.44 18,436,790
AXP American Express Company 76.20 -0.49 -0.64 8,465,939
UTX United Technologies Corporation 110.79 0.06 0.05 3,134,293
AEM Agnico Eagle Mines Limited 45.64 0.44 0.97 1,314,102
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. 30.10 0.12 0.40 22,754,366
DIS Walt Disney Company (The) 107.66 0.38 0.35 5,648,970
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. 52.72 0.36 0.69 15,473,748
ABX Barrick Gold Corporation 17.11 0.19 1.12 17,743,124
DNKN Dunkin\' Brands Group Inc. 51.02 0.25 0.49 536,661
SXL Sunoco Logistics Partners LP representing limited 23.96 0.11 0.46 1,165,116
BAC Bank of America Corporation 22.64 0.11 0.49 102,564,870
CRUS Cirrus Logic Inc. 58.25 2.65 4.77 1,615,079
MCD McDonald\'s Corporation 122.26 0.08 0.07 4,887,114
PSO Pearson Plc 7.23 0.00 0.00 1,058,237
HL Hecla Mining Company 6.14 0.10 1.66 6,119,312
PAAS Pan American Silver Corp. 18.39 0.12 0.66 1,404,963
YGE Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited ADR 2.80 0.02 0.72 27,464
CIEN Ciena Corporation 24.04 -0.02 -0.08 1,243,980
RPTP Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. n/a n/a n/a 0
APC Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 70.03 -0.15 -0.21 3,351,432
NE Noble Corporation (UK) 7.41 0.38 5.41 13,319,762
DD E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. 73.03 0.08 0.11 3,231,085
LYG Lloyds Banking Group Plc American Depositary Share 3.27 0.05 1.55 4,417,079
HD Home Depot Inc. (The) 135.60 0.21 0.16 4,853,902
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation 85.89 1.16 1.37 18,739,659
PFE Pfizer Inc. 31.77 0.07 0.22 30,159,695
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited American De 33.23 -0.24 -0.72 8,444,310
TFM The Fresh Market Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0
WFC Wells Fargo & Company 55.07 0.49 0.90 24,160,823
AIG American International Group Inc. New 66.54 0.25 0.38 9,070,940
HPQ HP Inc. 14.73 -0.13 -0.87 14,687,037
BA Boeing Company (The) 159.53 0.53 0.33 3,384,525
MRK Merck & Company Inc. (new) 62.53 2.20 3.65 25,240,347
PBY Pep Boys-Manny Moe & Jack n/a n/a n/a 0
FE FirstEnergy Corporation 30.04 -0.27 -0.89 4,713,891
KO Coca-Cola Company (The) 41.32 0.18 0.44 14,695,409
SNE Sony Corporation 30.50 0.10 0.33 796,987
T AT&T Inc. 41.45 0.45 1.10 25,164,892
CAT Caterpillar Inc. 94.58 1.20 1.29 5,045,228
NEM Newmont Mining Corporation 35.04 0.11 0.31 6,387,590
MSFT Microsoft Corporation 62.74 0.44 0.71 30,213,462
CDE Coeur Mining Inc 11.41 0.22 1.97 2,868,075

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