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 4.27 0.09 2.15 519,093
MMM 3M Company 211.16 -1.29 -0.61 2,246,238 Trade
UAL United Continental Holdings 71.57 -0.51 -0.71 5,996,029 Trade
PG Procter & Gamble Company (The) 88.61 0.01 0.01 5,714,842 Trade
GE General Electric Co 25.91 -0.78 -2.92 90,649,890 Trade
CVX Chevron Corporation 103.25 -1.38 -1.32 5,304,114 Trade
SO Southern Company (The) 47.88 0.56 1.18 4,117,193 Trade
PCG Pacific Gas & Electric Co. 68.26 0.62 0.92 1,525,415 Trade
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 135.31 -1.26 -0.92 6,773,546 Trade
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 76.15 0.13 0.17 7,153,326 Trade
AA Alcoa Inc. 36.62 -0.10 -0.27 2,527,539 Trade
INTC Intel Corporation 34.73 -0.02 -0.06 22,245,041 Trade
IBM International Business Machines Corp 147.08 -0.58 -0.39 6,509,459 Trade
D Dominion Resources Inc. 77.57 0.62 0.81 2,312,165 Trade
TRV The Travelers Companies Inc. 125.15 0.58 0.47 1,373,057 Trade
DTLK Datalink Corporation n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
AAPL Apple Inc. 150.27 -0.07 -0.05 26,252,630 Trade
DAL Delta Air Lines Inc. 52.26 -0.57 -1.08 6,847,604 Trade
EIX Edison International 78.98 0.53 0.68 1,467,792 Trade
JPM JP Morgan Chase 90.89 -0.31 -0.34 10,971,292 Trade
AXP American Express Company 85.59 0.24 0.28 3,570,375 Trade
UTX United Technologies Corporation 123.49 1.04 0.85 2,472,453 Trade
AEM Agnico Eagle Mines Limited 46.05 0.42 0.92 1,686,984 Trade
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. 31.84 -0.02 -0.06 13,973,789 Trade
DIS Walt Disney Company (The) 107.09 -0.27 -0.25 4,328,517 Trade
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. 44.23 0.01 0.02 11,426,562 Trade
ABX Barrick Gold Corporation 16.19 -0.13 -0.80 10,269,629 Trade
DNKN Dunkin\' Brands Group Inc. 53.62 0.26 0.49 1,627,316 Trade
SXL Sunoco Logistics Partners LP representing limited n/a n/a n/a 0
BAC Bank of America Corporation 23.80 -0.14 -0.58 65,922,474 Trade
CRUS Cirrus Logic Inc. 63.34 -0.50 -0.78 592,033 Trade
MCD McDonald\'s Corporation 153.92 -0.29 -0.19 3,522,350 Trade
PSO Pearson Plc 8.31 0.00 0.00 355,169 Trade
HL Hecla Mining Company 5.38 0.11 2.09 2,938,439 Trade
PAAS Pan American Silver Corp. 16.88 0.07 0.42 1,102,965 Trade
YGE Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited ADR 2.44 -0.04 -1.61 42,718 Trade
CIEN Ciena Corporation 26.10 0.26 1.01 1,727,044 Trade
RPTP Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
APC Anadarko Petroleum Corporation 44.06 0.22 0.50 5,891,229 Trade
NE Noble Corporation (UK) 4.00 -0.12 -2.91 9,151,368 Trade
DD E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. 84.54 -0.29 -0.34 1,754,081 Trade
LYG Lloyds Banking Group Plc American Depositary Share 3.60 -0.03 -0.83 1,795,608 Trade
HD Home Depot Inc. (The) 146.65 -0.38 -0.26 9,120,167 Trade
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation 80.12 -0.74 -0.92 12,268,605 Trade
PFE Pfizer Inc. 33.48 -0.06 -0.18 12,024,404 Trade
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited American De 32.64 0.21 0.65 3,251,371 Trade
TFM The Fresh Market Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
WFC Wells Fargo & Company 54.17 -0.71 -1.29 17,384,457 Trade
AIG American International Group Inc. New 64.20 -0.03 -0.05 3,542,745 Trade
HPQ HP Inc. 19.15 0.21 1.11 9,235,767 Trade
BA Boeing Company (The) 212.14 1.86 0.88 2,098,402 Trade
MRK Merck & Company Inc. (new) 62.63 -0.31 -0.49 6,906,447 Trade
PBY Pep Boys-Manny Moe & Jack n/a n/a n/a 0 Trade
FE FirstEnergy Corporation 31.74 0.51 1.63 7,311,238 Trade
KO Coca-Cola Company (The) 45.03 0.21 0.47 8,545,560 Trade
SNE Sony Corporation 40.81 0.18 0.44 611,194 Trade
T AT&T Inc. 36.51 -0.01 -0.03 20,150,775 Trade
CAT Caterpillar Inc. 106.59 -0.73 -0.68 4,258,115 Trade
NEM Newmont Mining Corporation 34.39 0.47 1.39 4,465,755 Trade
MSFT Microsoft Corporation 73.79 -0.43 -0.58 46,717,082 Trade
CDE Coeur Mining Inc 8.78 0.12 1.39 1,656,439 Trade

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