The Daily Briefing: Futures All Over The Place. Putin Warns of Nuclear War. Trump Stock Market Crumbles

by Geoff Garbacz | 12/20/2018 8:44 AM

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The Daily Briefing: Futures All Over The Place. Putin Warns of Nuclear War. Trump Stock Market Crumbles

In After Hours Trading

IPOs on deck: none of note.

Secondaries on deck: MOTS APDN MNKD.

Convertibles Prices:

Filings After The Close: MNKD common stock; mixed shelf offering; BNFT convertible offering.

IPO Filing: none of note.

Courtesy of IPO Financial

Earnings From After the Close:

Surprises: MLHR +.03 RAD +.02


Misses: REVG  -0.25 PIR -0.61

Positive Guidance: MLHR

Mixed Guidance: RAD REVG

Negative Guidance:

News After The Close:

Tilray (TRAY) to partner with Ambev (ABEV).

Senate passes a stop gap spending bill to avert shutdown until February 8th.

Dividend Raises: LMNR ALG ISTR

Dividend Cuts:

Special Dividend:

New Repurchase Announcements: SB

Index Changes: Celanese (CE) to join S&P 500.

What’s Happening This Morning:

U.S. futures: S&P +8.50, Dow Jones +65, NDX +31 and Russell 2000 +12 with fair values HIGHER CUTTING INTO GAINS. Asia and Europe lower as they follow U.S. weakness on Wednesday.

Gold and silver higher with copper lower. WTI Crude and Brent Oil Futures lower. Natural Gas is higher. $ is lower vs Euro, lower vs. Pound and lower vs. Yen. US 10 year Treasury price 121.11 with yields lower since Wednesday morning. Prices as of 7:55 a.m. EDT.

Top Sectors Wednesday: None.

Weakest Sectors Wednesday: Services, Conglomerates and Industrials.

One Month Winners: None.

Three Month Winners: Utilities.

Six Month Winners: Utilities.

Twelve Month Winners: Healthcare  and Conglomerates

Year To Date Winners: Healthcare.

Earnings Ahead: (sorted by Market Cap and only most impactful and notables listed)

Earnings Expected After The Close: CTAS CAMP NKE

Earnings Due Friday Morning: KMX.

Rags & Mags:

Five Things You Need To Know To Start Your Day. (Bloomberg)

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today. (Business Insider)

North Korea threatens not to denuclearize. (U.S. News & World Report)

Senator Lindsey Graham states that the demise of ISIS in Syria is “fake news”. (USA Today)

Putin warns of nuclear war. (The Mirror)

China confirms more trade talks in January. (Reuters)

Congress to introduce a bill to regulate sports betting. (NY Post)

Congress passes bill to speed up quantum computing. (WSJ)

Pinterest looks to go public in 2019. Etsy up 96% since going public as a comparison. From lows, up 615%.

U.S. to investigate Airbus over corruption. (Le Monde)

Hedge Fund Manager tells CNBC that the “Fed Put” is dead. (CNBC)

TSA estimates 46 million fliers. 

Earnings Reported This Morning:

Surprises: ACN +.11 CAG +.11  BB +.03 APOG +.02 WBA +.02

Missed: SAFM -0.29 SCHL -.07

Positive Guidance:

Mixed Guidance: ACN APOG CAG

Date Points:

Yesterday saw 1353 stocks rise and 1602 fall on the NYSE. NASDAQ saw 1276 rise and 1830 fall.

The SP 500 is still below its 50 day simple moving average and its 200 day simple moving average. The Russell 2000 is still below its 50 day simple moving exponential average and 200 day simple moving average.

The QPI10 Day Moving Average of Breadth (10DMA) moved to cash on 11/21. For a move to cash, the 10DMA needs to have two days in row below -200.

YTD 31% of stocks are higher and 69% are lower. Of the stocks lower, the average return is –29% with the median at -24%. Updated 12/14/18 close with next update on 12/21/18 close.

Courtesy of Quantitative Partners, Inc


Weekly Jobless Claims are due out at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

November Leading Indicators are due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and are expected to remain at 0.1%.

Weekly Natural Gas Inventories are due out at 10:30 a.m. EDT.


The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is out with its latest announcement and made no changes.

The Bank of England (BOE) is out with its latest announcement and made no changes.

President Trump to sign the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

Conferences & Analyst Meetings:


M&A News & Rumors

Roper (ROP) to sell Scientific Imaging businesses to Teledyne (TDY) for $225 million.

Greif (GEF) to buy Caraustar for $1.4 billion.

Upgrades & Downgrades

Notable Gap Ups and Downs (> 5% or <-5%):




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