Friday, February 5, 2010

Market wrap - 4:15

WOW, again. What appeared to be another huge move to the downside, the market turned around 2:00 and drove higher. 22 points higher on the S&P and over 100 on the Dow. Incredible. Why? Who was buying? Questions we will never find answers to I'm willing to bet, but is sure looks funny to this trader.

Check out the move in the S&P from 2:00 and the huge run up between 3:00 and 3:15. Something funny going on? Oh, and isn't it something the Dow finished above the psychological 10,000 level?





Consumer Credit - released 3:00 pm


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Employment Situation - monthly report - released 8:30 am


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Pre-market - Friday - 6:50 am

I'll post futures later when they are more accurate. The big number today will be the monthly Employment report due out at 8:30

Futures - new from Finviz - very nice I might add - as of 8:05



Today's economic calendar:
Employment Situation                 8:30 AM ET
Thomas Hoenig Speaks             12:30 PM ET
Consumer Credit                        3:00 PM ET
James Bullard Speaks                 5:15 PM ET

Today's earnings reports:

ACET Aceto Corp. Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Major
AET Aetna Inc. Healthcare Health Care Plans
AIV Apartment Investment & Management Co. Financial REIT - Residential
AON Aon Corporation Financial Insurance Brokers
AXL American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. Consumer Goods Auto Parts
AYE Allegheny Energy Inc. Utilities Electric Utilities
BPO Brookfield Properties Corporation Financial Property Management
BRKS Brooks Automation Inc. Technology Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
BZH Beazer Homes USA Inc. Industrial Goods Residential Construction
GROW U.S. Global Investors, Inc. Financial Asset Management
IPSU Imperial Sugar Co. Consumer Goods Confectioners
JOUT Johnson Outdoors Inc. Consumer Goods Sporting Goods
KELYA Kelly Services Inc. Services Staffing & Outsourcing Services
LEA Lear Corp. Consumer Goods Auto Parts
LRN K12, Inc. Services Education & Training Services
MAG Magnetek Inc. Industrial Goods Industrial Electrical Equipment
MD MEDNAX, Inc. Healthcare Specialized Health Services
MDC MDC Holdings Inc. Industrial Goods Residential Construction
NNN National Retail Properties, Inc. Financial REIT - Diversified
NTT Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. Technology Telecom Services - Foreign
PBH Prestige Brands Holdings Inc. Healthcare Drug Related Products
PC Panasonic Corporation Consumer Goods Electronic Equipment
PPL PPL Corporation Utilities Electric Utilities
SEP Spectra Energy Partners, LP Basic Materials Oil & Gas Pipelines
SPG Simon Property Group Inc. Financial REIT - Retail
SUR CNA Surety Corp. Financial Surety & Title Insurance
SXT Sensient Technologies Corporation Basic Materials Specialty Chemicals
TE TECO Energy Inc. Utilities Electric Utilities
TSN Tyson Foods Inc. Consumer Goods Meat Products
VVI Viad Corp. Services Business Services
WY Weyerhaeuser Co. Industrial Goods Lumber, Wood Production

After close:
BPL Buckeye Partners LP Basic Materials Oil & Gas Pipelines

Upgrades:

NVTL Novatel Wireless Inc. Technology Business Software & Services
POWI Power Integrations Inc. Technology Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
SNA Snap-on Inc. Industrial Goods Small Tools & Accessories
IEX IDEX Corporation Industrial Goods Diversified Machinery
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Technology Security Software & Services
MTSN Mattson Technology Inc. Technology Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
BRCM Broadcom Corp. Technology Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
THQI THQ Inc. Technology Multimedia & Graphics Software
BECN Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. Services Building Materials Wholesale
HP Helmerich & Payne Inc. Basic Materials Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
RSYS RadiSys Corporation Technology Computer Peripherals
LCC US Airways Group, Inc. Services Major Airlines
GPN Global Payments Inc. Services Business Services
BHP BHP Billiton Ltd. Basic Materials Industrial Metals & Minerals
AOL AOL, Inc. Technology Internet Information Providers
AFFX Affymetrix Inc. Technology Scientific & Technical Instruments
QSFT Quest Software Inc. Technology Business Software & Services
PFS Provident Financial Services, Inc. Financial Savings & Loans
TSS Total System Services, Inc. Services Business Services
NVE NV Energy, Inc. Utilities Diversified Utilities
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Co. Basic Materials Independent Oil & Gas
EQR Equity Residential Financial REIT - Residential
OTEX Open Text Corp. Technology Internet Software & Services
TCK Teck Resources Limited Basic Materials Industrial Metals & Minerals
V Visa, Inc. Services Business Services
RTP Rio Tinto plc Basic Materials Steel & Iron
MET MetLife, Inc. Financial Life Insurance
DBD Diebold, Incorproated Consumer Goods Business Equipment
PKX POSCO Basic Materials Steel & Iron
BP BP plc Basic Materials Major Integrated Oil & Gas
MITI Micromet, Inc. Healthcare Biotechnology
ARNA Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Other

Downgrades:

GMXR GMX Resources Inc. Basic Materials Independent Oil & Gas
BBBB Blackboard Inc. Technology Multimedia & Graphics Software
DBTK Double-Take Software, Inc. Technology Security Software & Services
DAL Delta Air Lines Inc. Services Major Airlines
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. Technology Telecom Services - Domestic
CAL Continental Airlines, Inc. Services Major Airlines
ALK Alaska Air Group Inc. Services Regional Airlines
DWA DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Services Movie Production, Theaters
DRL Doral Financial Corp. Financial Mortgage Investment
MWW Monster Worldwide, Inc. Services Advertising Agencies
PNRA Panera Bread Co. Services Specialty Eateries
SYNA Synaptics Inc. Technology Business Software & Services
CGV Compagnie Générale de Géophysique-Veritas Basic Materials Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
ITG Investment Technology Group Inc. Financial Investment Brokerage - Regional
ACOR Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. Healthcare Biotechnology
CREE Cree Inc. Technology Semiconductor Equipment & Materials

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Market wrap - posted late - 6:00 pm

Sorry, I'm late posting this today. I had to go out of town this afternoon. All I can say is WOW! What the hell happened? Was it the jobs report? I don't know, but it makes me wonder who was doing all the buying the last two days.

Everything got jackhammered. Wonder what the gold bugs have to say about this?

More later.

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BREAKING NEWS: NY AG Cuomo Files Charges Against Former Bank of America Exectutives

I'll add info as it becomes available

Bank of America Agrees to Pay $150 Million to End SEC Lawsuit - Bloomberg

Italy Seizes Bank of America, Dexia Assets Amid Probe (Update2) - Bloomberg

Full Suit By Andrew Cuomo Against Ken Lewis And Joe Price - from Zero Hedge - with link to filing.

Factory Orders - released 10:00


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RBC Cash Index - released 9:00


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Productivity and Costs - released 8:30


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Jobless claims - released 8:30 am

Full report here

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION USDL 10-138-NAT
Program Contact: TRANSMISSION OF MATERIAL IN THIS
Scott Gibbons (202) 693-3008 RELEASE IS EMBARGOED UNTIL
Tony Sznoluch (202) 693-3176 8:30 A.M. (EST), THURSDAY
Media Contact : February 4, 2010
(202) 693-4676
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT
          SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA

In the week ending Jan. 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 480,000, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 472,000. The 4-week moving average was 468,750, an increase of 11,750 from the previous week's revised average of 457,000.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for the week ending Jan. 23, unchanged from the prior week's unrevised rate of 3.5 percent.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending Jan. 23 was 4,602,000, an increase of 2,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 4,600,000. The 4-week moving average was 4,617,500, a decrease of 51,250 from the preceding week's revised average of 4,668,750.
The fiscal year-to-date average for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment for all programs is 5.362 million.  
UNADJUSTED DATA
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 530,405 in the week ending Jan. 30, an increase of 28,234 from the previous week. There were 682,176 initial claims in the comparable week in 2009.
The advance unadjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.4 percent during the week ending Jan. 23, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from the prior week. The advance unadjusted number for persons claiming UI benefits in state programs totaled 5,665,141, an increase of 62,784 from the preceding week. A year earlier, the rate was 4.3 percent and the volume was 5,806,901.

Extended benefits were available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin during the week ending Jan. 16.
Initial claims for UI benefits by former Federal civilian employees totaled 1,451 in the week ending Jan. 23, a decrease of 499 from the prior week. There were 1,858 initial claims by newly discharged veterans, a decrease of 554 from the preceding week.
There were 26,167 former Federal civilian employees claiming UI benefits for the week ending Jan. 16, a decrease of 59 from the previous week. Newly discharged veterans claiming benefits totaled 35,777, a decrease of 2,059 from the prior week.
States reported 5,632,219 persons claiming EUC (Emergency Unemployment Compensation) benefits for the week ending Jan. 16, an increase of 281,442 from the prior week. There were 1,839,758 claimants in the comparable week in 2009. EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.
The highest insured unemployment rates in the week ending Jan. 16 were in Alaska (7.3 percent), Oregon (6.6), Pennsylvania (6.5), Idaho (6.4), Wisconsin (6.3), Montana (6.2), Michigan (6.0), Nevada (5.7), Connecticut (5.3), North Carolina (5.3), and Washington (5.3).
The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending Jan. 23 were in Oregon (+4,336), Puerto Rico (+2,439), and Hawaii (+18), while the largest decreases were in California (-22,674), Michigan
(-11,757), North Carolina (-9,546), Georgia (-7,588), and Missouri (-7,577).


UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DATA FOR REGULAR STATE PROGRAMS


Advance Prior1
WEEK ENDING Jan. 30 Jan. 23 Change Jan. 16 Year

Initial Claims (SA) 480,000 472,000 +8,000 479,000 624,000
Initial Claims (NSA) 530,405 502,171 +28,234 646,259 682,176
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 468,750 457,000 +11,750 447,000 581,000
Advance Prior1
WEEK ENDING Jan. 23 Jan. 16 Change Jan. 9 Year

Ins. Unemployment (SA) 4,602,000 4,600,000 +2,000 4,659,000 4,748,000
Ins. Unemployment (NSA) 5,665,141 5,602,357 +62,784 5,791,080 5,806,901
4-Wk Moving Average (SA) 4,617,500 4,668,750 -51,250 4,763,500 4,621,000

Ins. Unemployment Rate (SA)2 3.5% 3.5% 0.0 3.6% 3.5%
Ins. Unemployment Rate (NSA)2
4.4% 4.3% +0.1 4.5% 4.3%


INITIAL CLAIMS FILED IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


Prior1
WEEK ENDING
Jan. 23
Jan. 16
Change
Year

Federal Employees 1,451 1,950 -499 1,586
Newly Discharged Veterans 1,858 2,412 -554 2,711


PERSONS CLAIMING UI BENEFITS IN FEDERAL PROGRAMS (UNADJUSTED)


Prior1
WEEK ENDING
Jan. 16
Jan. 9
Change
Year

Federal Employees 26,167 26,226 -59 20,896
Newly Discharged Veterans 35,777 37,836 -2,059 26,760
Railroad Retirement Board 12,000 12,000 0 9,000
Extended Benefits 222,833 261,962 -39,129 14,058
EUC 20083 5,632,219 5,350,777 +281,442 1,839,758

FOOTNOTES
SA - Seasonally Adjusted Data
NSA - Not Seasonally Adjusted Data
1 - Prior year is comparable to most recent data.
2 - Most recent week used covered employment of 130,128,328 as denominator.
3 - EUC weekly claims include first, second, third, and fourth tier activity.

UNADJUSTED INITIAL CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDED 01/23/2010

STATES WITH A DECREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 

State Change State Supplied Comment
CA -22,674 Decrease due to a shorter workweek.
MI -11,757 Fewer layoffs were reported throughout all industries.
NC -9,546 Fewer layoffs in the stone/clay/glass, construction, service, furniture, and mining industries.
GA -7,588 Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.
MO -7,577 Fewer layoffs in the construction and manufacturing industries.
TN -6,892 Fewer layoffs in the service and manufacturing industries.
NY -6,744 Fewer layoffs in the construction, service, and manufacturing industries.
AL -5,892 Fewer layoffs in the construction and manufacturing industries.
FL -5,523 Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.
OH -5,026 No comment.
IL -4,835 Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.
PA -4,815 Fewer layoffs in the construction, service, and manufacturing industries.
TX -4,436 Fewer layoffs in the trade, service, and manufacturing industries.
CT -3,548 No comment.
IA -3,442 No comment.
IN -3,349 Fewer layoffs in the trade industry.
MA -3,236 No comment.
WA -2,650 No comment.
MD -2,492 No comment.
SC -2,421 Fewer layoffs in the manufacturing industry.
WV -2,358 No comment.
WI -2,189 Fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, and manufacturing industries.
AR -1,898 No comment.
MN -1,458 No comment.
NV -1,409 No comment.
CO -1,392 No comment.
KS -1,329 No comment.
AZ -1,228 No comment.
ID -1,192 No comment.
ME -1,132 Decrease due to a shorter workweek, as well as fewer layoffs in the construction, trade, service, and manufacturing industries.
LA -1,129 No comment.

STATES WITH AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 1,000 

State Change State Supplied Comment
PR +2,439 No comment.
OR +4,336 No comment.
State Detail Prior Week
UI Claims Series 1967 to current

Pre-market - late - 9:00 am

Futures down big, but this comes after the jobless report which I haven't seen yet.

Today's economic calendar:
Chain Store Sales
Monster Employment Index 6:00 AM ET
BOE Announcement 7:00 AM ET
ECB Announcement 7:45 AM ET
Jobless Claims 8:30 AM ET
Productivity and Costs 8:30 AM ET
RBC CASH Index 9:00 AM ET
Factory Orders 10:00 AM ET
EIA Natural Gas Report 10:30 AM ET
3-Month Bill Announcement 11:00 AM ET
6-Month Bill Announcement 11:00 AM ET
52-Week Bill Announcement 11:00 AM ET
Treasury STRIPS 3:00 PM ET
Money Supply 4:30 PM ET

Today's earnings reports:
Before open:

ABMD Abiomed Inc. Healthcare Medical Instruments & Supplies
AGL AGL Resources Inc. Utilities Gas Utilities
AGN Allergan Inc. Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Other
AHII Animal Health International, Inc. Services Medical Equipment Wholesale
ARJ Arch Chemicals Inc. Basic Materials Synthetics
ATK Alliant Techsystems Inc. Industrial Goods Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
AVP Avon Products Inc. Consumer Goods Personal Products
BCE BCE, Inc. Technology Telecom Services - Domestic
BCRX BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Healthcare Biotechnology
BDC Belden, Inc. Industrial Goods Industrial Electrical Equipment
BG Bunge Ltd. Consumer Goods Farm Products
BHE Benchmark Electronics Inc. Technology Printed Circuit Boards
BKC Burger King Holdings Inc. Services Restaurants
BLC Belo Corp. Services Broadcasting - TV
BPI Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Services Education & Training Services
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. Technology Information & Delivery Services
CHUX O'Charley's Inc. Services Restaurants
CI CIGNA Corp. Healthcare Health Care Plans
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corp. Financial Property & Casualty Insurance
CLX Clorox Corporation Consumer Goods Cleaning Products
CME CME Group Inc. Financial Diversified Investments
CNMD CONMED Corporation Healthcare Medical Appliances & Equipment
CRR CARBO Ceramics Inc. Basic Materials Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
CUB Cubic Corp. Technology Scientific & Technical Instruments
DO Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. Basic Materials Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
DTPI Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Inc. Services Management Services
DWCH Datawatch Corp. Technology Business Software & Services
ELNK EarthLink Inc. Technology Diversified Communication Services
ENTG Entegris, Inc. Technology Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
FLO Flowers Foods, Inc. Consumer Goods Processed & Packaged Goods
GFI Gold Fields Ltd. Basic Materials Gold
HGG hhgregg, Inc. Services Electronics Stores
HI Hillenbrand, Inc. Services Personal Services
HIT Hitachi Ltd. Industrial Goods Farm & Construction Machinery
HOT Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Services Lodging
HSP Hospira Inc. Healthcare Drug Delivery
ITWO I2 Technologies, Inc. Technology Business Software & Services
IVC Invacare Corporation Healthcare Medical Appliances & Equipment
IX ORIX Corp. Financial Credit Services
K Kellogg Company Consumer Goods Processed & Packaged Goods
KLIC Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. Technology Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
KNL Knoll Inc. Consumer Goods Business Equipment
LII Lennox International Inc. Consumer Goods Appliances
LNT Alliant Energy Corporation Utilities Diversified Utilities
LZ Lubrizol Corporation Basic Materials Specialty Chemicals
MA Mastercard Incorporated Services Business Services
MCO Moody's Corp. Financial Credit Services
MDCI Medical Action Industries Inc. Healthcare Medical Appliances & Equipment
MDTH MedCath Corp. Healthcare Hospitals
MEND Micrus Endovascular Corp. Healthcare Medical Appliances & Equipment
MF MF Global Holdings Ltd. Financial Investment Brokerage - National
MGI Moneygram International Inc. Services Business Services
MKSI MKS Instruments Inc. Technology Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
MMS MAXIMUS, Inc. Services Education & Training Services
MSTR MicroStrategy Inc. Technology Business Software & Services
MTRX Matrix Service Co. Industrial Goods Heavy Construction
MWIV MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. Services Medical Equipment Wholesale
NCR NCR Corp. Technology Information Technology Services
NLCI Nobel Learning Communities Inc. Services Education & Training Services
NOC Northrop Grumman Corporation Industrial Goods Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
NUS Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. Consumer Goods Personal Products
OHI Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. Financial REIT - Healthcare Facilities
OSTK Overstock.com Inc. Services Catalog & Mail Order Houses
PAS PepsiAmericas Inc. Consumer Goods Beverages - Soft Drinks
PENN Penn National Gaming Inc. Services Resorts & Casinos
PMTI Palomar Medical Technologies Inc. Healthcare Medical Appliances & Equipment
POL PolyOne Corporation Basic Materials Synthetics
POWI Power Integrations Inc. Technology Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
PTIE Pain Therapeutics Inc. Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Other
QUIX Quixote Corp. Consumer Goods Rubber & Plastics
RAI Reynolds American Inc. Consumer Goods Cigarettes
RGEN Repligen Corporation Healthcare Biotechnology
RGLD Royal Gold, Inc. Basic Materials Gold
RITT RiT Technologies Ltd. Technology Processing Systems & Products
RSTI Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc. Technology Scientific & Technical Instruments
RTI RTI International Metals, Inc. Basic Materials Industrial Metals & Minerals
SBH Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. Services Specialty Retail, Other
SE Spectra Energy Corp. Basic Materials Oil & Gas Pipelines
SLE Sara Lee Corp. Consumer Goods Processed & Packaged Goods
SNA Snap-on Inc. Industrial Goods Small Tools & Accessories
SNE Sony Corporation Consumer Goods Electronic Equipment
SPH Suburban Propane Partners LP Services Specialty Retail, Other
SPR Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc Industrial Goods Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
STST Argon ST, Inc. Technology Scientific & Technical Instruments
TBL Timberland Co. Consumer Goods Textile - Apparel Footwear & Accessories
TEN Tenneco Inc. Consumer Goods Auto Parts
UFS Domtar Corporation Consumer Goods Paper & Paper Products
UIS Unisys Corporation Technology Information Technology Services
UL Unilever plc Consumer Goods Processed & Packaged Goods
UTEK Ultratech, Inc. Technology Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
WBC WABCO Holdings Inc. Consumer Goods Auto Parts

After close:

AATI Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. Technology Semiconductor - Specialized
ABCO Advisory Board Co. Services Research Services
ACCL Accelrys Inc. Technology Business Software & Services
ACTL Actel Corporation Technology Semiconductor - Specialized
ALKS Alkermes, Inc. Healthcare Drug Delivery
ARAY Accuray Incorporated Healthcare Medical Appliances & Equipment
ASEI American Science & Engineering Inc. Industrial Goods Industrial Equipment & Components
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. Technology Multimedia & Graphics Software
BAP Credicorp Ltd. Financial Foreign Money Center Banks
BBND BigBand Networks, Inc. Technology Communication Equipment
BEBE Bebe Stores, Inc. Services Apparel Stores
BEZ Baldor Electric Co. Industrial Goods Industrial Electrical Equipment
BFRM BioForm Medical, Inc. Healthcare Medical Appliances & Equipment
BLKB Blackbaud Inc. Technology Business Software & Services
BMI Badger Meter Inc. Technology Scientific & Technical Instruments
CNW Con-way Inc. Services Trucking
COGO Cogo Group, Inc. Technology Diversified Electronics
CYS Cypress Sharpridge Investments, Inc. Financial REIT - Diversified
DNB Dun & Bradstreet Corp. Technology Information & Delivery Services
DNEX Dionex Corp. Technology Scientific & Technical Instruments
EGOV NIC Inc. Technology Internet Software & Services
ESE ESCO Technologies Inc. Technology Scientific & Technical Instruments
ESS Essex Property Trust Inc. Financial REIT - Residential
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp. Healthcare Medical Appliances & Equipment
FALC Falconstor Software Inc. Technology Business Software & Services
FIS Fidelity National Information Services Inc. Services Business Services
FLXS Flexsteel Industries Inc. Consumer Goods Home Furnishings & Fixtures
FMC FMC Corp. Basic Materials Chemicals - Major Diversified
HA Hawaiian Holdings Inc. Services Regional Airlines
HLIT Harmonic Inc. Technology Communication Equipment
IBA Industrias Bachoco S.A.B. de C.V. Consumer Goods Meat Products
ILMN Illumina Inc. Healthcare Biotechnology
IN Intermec, Inc. Technology Computer Peripherals
INPH Interphase Corp. Technology Computer Peripherals
LMNX Luminex Corporation Healthcare Medical Instruments & Supplies
LQDT Liquidity Services, Inc. Technology Internet Software & Services
LTRX Lantronix Inc. Technology Computer Peripherals
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. Financial REIT - Residential
MCHP Microchip Technology Inc. Technology Semiconductor - Specialized
MCRS MICROS Systems, Inc. Technology Technical & System Software
MFLX Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc. Technology Printed Circuit Boards
MMSI Merit Medical Systems, Inc. Healthcare Medical Instruments & Supplies
MPWR Monolithic Power Systems Inc. Technology Semiconductor - Specialized
MTD Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. Healthcare Medical Instruments & Supplies
MTSC MTS Systems Corp. Technology Scientific & Technical Instruments
MTX Minerals Technologies Inc. Basic Materials Synthetics
N NetSuite, Inc. Technology Business Software & Services
NFG National Fuel Gas Co. Utilities Gas Utilities
OCLS Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. Healthcare Medical Instruments & Supplies
OPWV Openwave Systems Inc. Technology Internet Software & Services
OPXT Opnext, Inc. Technology Semiconductor - Broad Line
PBI Pitney Bowes Inc. Consumer Goods Business Equipment
PCCC PC Connection, Inc. Services Catalog & Mail Order Houses
PFWD Phase Forward Inc. Services Business Services
PKI PerkinElmer Inc. Healthcare Medical Instruments & Supplies
PMC PharMerica Corporation Services Drug Stores
PTEC Phoenix Technologies Ltd. Technology Application Software
PTIX Performance Technologies Inc. Technology Networking & Communication Devices
PWAV Powerwave Technologies Inc. Technology Communication Equipment
PWER Power-One Inc. Technology Diversified Electronics
RAH Ralcorp Holdings Inc. Consumer Goods Processed & Packaged Goods
RMD ResMed Inc. Healthcare Medical Appliances & Equipment
SFLY Shutterfly, Inc. Services Consumer Services
SFSF SuccessFactors, Inc. Technology Business Software & Services
SIMG Silicon Image Inc. Technology Semiconductor - Broad Line
SLH Solera Holdings Inc. Technology Business Software & Services
SNCR Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. Technology Application Software
SNIC Sonic Solutions Technology Business Software & Services
SRCL Stericycle Inc. Industrial Goods Waste Management
SSTI Silicon Storage Technology Inc. Technology Semiconductor- Memory Chips
SUN Sunoco Inc. Basic Materials Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
TNL Technitrol Inc. Technology Diversified Electronics
TSYS TeleCommunication Systems Inc. Technology Business Software & Services
TTMI TTM Technologies Inc. Technology Printed Circuit Boards
TWLL Techwell, Inc. Technology Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
VARI Varian, Inc. Technology Scientific & Technical Instruments
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Other
WHG Westwood Holdings Group Inc. Financial Asset Management
WSTG Wayside Technology Group, Inc. Services Computers Wholesale
XXIA Ixia Technology Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
ZIGO Zygo Corp. Technology Scientific & Technical Instruments


Upgrades:

LCC US Airways Group, Inc. Services Major Airlines
GPN Global Payments Inc. Services Business Services
BHP BHP Billiton Ltd. Basic Materials Industrial Metals & Minerals
AOL AOL, Inc. Technology Internet Information Providers
BRCM Broadcom Corp. Technology Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
AFFX Affymetrix Inc. Technology Scientific & Technical Instruments
QSFT Quest Software Inc. Technology Business Software & Services
PFS Provident Financial Services, Inc. Financial Savings & Loans
TSS Total System Services, Inc. Services Business Services
NVE NV Energy, Inc. Utilities Diversified Utilities
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Co. Basic Materials Independent Oil & Gas
EQR Equity Residential Financial REIT - Residential
OTEX Open Text Corp. Technology Internet Software & Services
IEX IDEX Corporation Industrial Goods Diversified Machinery
TCK Teck Resources Limited Basic Materials Industrial Metals & Minerals
V Visa, Inc. Services Business Services
RTP Rio Tinto plc Basic Materials Steel & Iron
MET MetLife, Inc. Financial Life Insurance
DBD Diebold, Incorproated Consumer Goods Business Equipment
PKX POSCO Basic Materials Steel & Iron
BP BP plc Basic Materials Major Integrated Oil & Gas
MITI Micromet, Inc. Healthcare Biotechnology
ARNA Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Other

Downgrades:

CAL Continental Airlines, Inc. Services Major Airlines
ALK Alaska Air Group Inc. Services Regional Airlines
DWA DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Services Movie Production, Theaters
DRL Doral Financial Corp. Financial Mortgage Investment
MWW Monster Worldwide, Inc. Services Advertising Agencies
PNRA Panera Bread Co. Services Specialty Eateries
SYNA Synaptics Inc. Technology Business Software & Services
CGV Compagnie Générale de Géophysique-Veritas Basic Materials Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
DBTK Double-Take Software, Inc. Technology Security Software & Services
ITG Investment Technology Group Inc. Financial Investment Brokerage - Regional
ACOR Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. Healthcare Biotechnology
CREE Cree Inc. Technology Semiconductor Equipment & Materials

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Test - does anyone read this blog? - 4:39 pm

I see hits but I don't know if anyone really reads this. I do it as reference and a place to store information I may want to re-visit in the future. I just add comments in case someone drops in.

If people do actually read this, I would consider adding a few things, and doing a few more comments.

Thanks, and happy trading.


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The CNBC pump monkeys have a bad time - who booked this guy? - 4:30 pm

Excuse my French, but this guy just fucks up their day. I loved it, and the two pump monkeys don't know what to say - as usual. Funny stuff, and above that, this guy brings up an interesting point - who the hell is buying this market? Why aren't our pump monkey's reporting this, looking into it, or even mentioning much of the rise in the market has been on little to no volume.

You people are pathetic twits!

Market wrap - 4:15

Pretty boring day in the casino today. Not much happening after two rocket shot days to the upside. The dollar was strong posting a 79.40 on the tape at the closing bell. Other than that not much but a sideways trading poking around just below the 1100 S/R level on the S&P.

Cisco and Visa reported after the bell, and as of 4:20 they are both trading a touch higher. Tomorrow morning we get the jobless claims report as well as the earnings from Mastercard. Then Friday the big monthly Employment Report.