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10/30 After-hours buzz: GoPro, Starbucks & more

Administrator - Thursday, 30 October 2014 07:53

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Biggest OTC % Gainers/OTC % Losers /Top OTC Volume Movers 10/30 close:
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Nasdaq Scans 10/30:
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Active Options 10/30
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After-hours buzz: GoPro, Starbucks & more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102138592

Citigroup – The bank lowered reported third-quarter results because of legal costs. Its shares slid in after-hours trading.

Expedia – The online travel company gained in after-hours trading after tallying third-quarter results that beat expectations.

GoPro – The action-camera maker reported adjusted quarterly earnings of 12 cents a share on $280 million in revenue, compared to estimates of EPS of 8 cents on $266 million in sales. Its shares jumped in after-hours trading.

LinkedIn – The online professional network posted third-quarter adjusted earnings per share of 52 cents on $568 million in revenue versus expectations of EPS of 47 cents on $558 million in sales. Its shares gained in after-hours trading.

Groupon – The online daily deal service declined in after-hours trading after it posted a third-quarter loss of $21.2 million.

Starbucks – The coffee chain reported quarterly adjusted earnings per share of 74 cents on $4.18 billion in revenue, versus estimates of EPS of 74 cents on $4.23 billion in sales. Its shares declined in after-hours trading.

Tempur Sealy International – The mattress supplier declined in after-hours trading after posting disappointing third-quarter results.

Western Union – The money-transfer company reported a 9 percent increase in quarterly profit, with its shares rising in after-hours trading.

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Dow industrials rally thanks to Visa
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) – The Dow Jones Industrial Average dominated Thursday’s trading session, by rallying more than 200 points, owing most of its gains to a jump in Visa Inc. Broader benchmarks also rose, after a pair of upbeat economic reports a day after the Federal Reserve officially announced the conclusion of its bond-purchasing initiative. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.30% closed 221.24 points, or 1.3%, higher at 17,195.55. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.62% flirted with the 2,000 level, but closed just below, adding 12.34 points, or 0.6%, to 1,994.64. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.37% ended 16.91 points, or 0.4%, higher at 4,566.14.

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Gold wilts as Fed signals confidence in economy
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold prices sank Thursday, settling below $1,200 for the first time since Oct. 3, after the Federal Reserve pulled the plug on its stimulus program and showed confidence that the U.S. economic recovery is on track.
Gold for December delivery GCZ4, -1.94%  skidded $26.30, or 2.2%, to settle at $1,198.60 an ounce. December silver SIZ4, -4.66%  dropped 84 cents, or 4.9%, to $16.42 an ounce.

A day earlier, the anticipation of the Fed’s farewell to QE3 did little to inspire gold buying. Gold prices had settled before the Fed announcement. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gold-wilts-as-fed-signals-confidence-in-economy-2014-10-30

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PRECIOUS-Gold dips below $1,200/oz after upbeat Fed statement

* Gold slides after Fed shows confidence in economy

* Holdings of largest gold ETF fall to six-year low

* Silver prices fall to lowest in 4-1/2 years (Updates prices, adds comment)

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U.S. stocks mixed; Dow rises thanks to Visa
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) – The U.S. stock market opened slightly lower on Thursday, as investors digested robust economic reports a day after the Federal Reserve officially announced the conclusion of its bond-purchasing initiative. Confirming the Fed’s optimistic view on the economy, the first reading of third-quarter GDP came in better than expected, expanding at a 3.5% annualized rate. Weekly jobless claims ticked up, but remain below the 300,000, pointing to an improving labor market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.43% defied the general trend and was 81 points, or 0.5%, higher at 17,055.35, helped by a jump in Visa Inc. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.18% was off by a point at 1,981.27. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.46% began the day down 4 points, or 0.1%, at 4,554.58.

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Groupon, LinkedIn, Expedia earnings in focus: http://huntforthenext10bagger.com/stockearnings

Great time to load up on stocks, unless you buy into the post-QE disaster scenario:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/great-time-to-load-up-on-stocks-unless-you-buy-into-the-post-qe-disaster-scenario-2014-10-30?dist=beforebell

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First look at economy’s third-quarter performance on tap

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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The economy probably grew at a healthy pace in the third quarter after an even stronger gain in the spring.
But the outlook for the final three months of the year is still a bit hazy.
The government is likely to report on Thursday that gross domestic product rose at a 3% annual clip from July through September, according to economists polled by MarketWatch. The U.S. expanded at a 4.6% in the second quarter.

Consumer spending, the biggest contributor to GDP growth, probably grew a bit slower than a solid 2.5% rate in the second quarter. Yet business investment and exports are expected to show more pop.What’s less clear is whether those trends will extend into the fourth quarter. For now economists see little chance that growth will slow: the MarketWatch-compiled economist survey predicts the U.S. will expand at a 3% rate from October through December.

In making their case, bullish economists point to another big gain in hiring in September, with the economy adding 248,000 jobs and the official unemployment rate falling below 6% for the first time since 2008. Sinking gasoline prices are also cutting costs for business and putting more money into the pockets of consumers, whose confidence is at a seven-year high, a survey showed earlier this week.

Still, the economy has expanded at an erratic pace since the Great Recession ended five years ago and there are some early signs that the fourth quarter might not be quite as strong as the third.

A surprisingly decline in orders for durable goods in September, for example, suggests that business spending might have slowed at the start of the fourth quarter. The dollar has risen sharply in value vs. other currencies while growth has slowed again in Europe and large swaths of Asia. The combination of a stronger dollar that makes U.S. goods more expensive and weaker foreign economies could turn exports into a weakness instead of a strength.

Sales at U.S. retailers were also soft in September, another potential warning sign.

The housing market, meanwhile, is still not perking up as much as falling mortgage rates would suggest. And car and truck purchases might not be as strong as the year winds down after a big bump in sales in the middle of the year.

Investors will have to wait until next week, however, to get the first batch of reports on how the fourth quarter is shaping up.

The preliminary report on third-quarter GDP will be released at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. At the same time, the Labor Department is likely to report that jobless claims remained under 300,000 for the seventh straight week.   http://www.marketwatch.com/story/first-look-at-economys-third-quarter-performance-on-tap-2014-10-29

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U.S. stocks: Futures head south as investors absorb Fed view
Gold prices drop 1.7%; MasterCard, ConocoPhillips to report
MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures pointed to a wary start for Wall Street on Thursday, after what most see as a more hawkish view out of the Federal Reserve, which one strategist says could usher in more volatility for markets.
Futures for the S&P 500 index SPZ4, -0.59%  fell 6.3 points to 1,965.90, while those for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJZ4, -0.17%  slipped 44 points to 16,880. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index NDZ4, -0.67%  were off 13 points to 4,058.75.

Wall Street stocks finished with marginal losses on Wednesday after the Fed put the final stage of quantitative easing to bed, but surprised some with a more upbeat view on the labor market and inflation. The Fed said it could raise interest rates sooner than markets have forecast, if the economy expands faster than it expects.

More volatility coming? Jim Reid, strategist at Deutsche Bank, said the surprise was that the Fed chose to be so confident so soon after the recent volatility. “Last night’s statement would have been near impossible to publish two weeks ago, so it is a bit of a risk,” he said in a note. Four reasons the market will rally for the rest of 2014

“As a minimum, the Fed seem quite comfortable withdrawing liquidity from the market, and with that, we continue to think that bouts of volatility are more likely now than they were for most of the two years that QE3 was in existence,” said Reid. Economists reactions to Fed statement: Signs of hawkishness

Investors will get a first look at the economy’s third-quarter performance Thursday, with data due at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time expected to show a 3% rise in annual gross domestic product. Questions remain, though, on growth in the final three months of the year. See preview

At the same time, weekly jobless claims will be released. Claims stayed below 300,000 last week, something which has held for the last six weeks.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-head-south-as-investors-absorb-fed-view-2014-10-30?dist=beforebell

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Homeownership drops to two-decade low
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Showing that the housing market is still far from normal, U.S. homeownership dropped to the lowest rate in two decades, with declines across the country and income spectrum, according to government data released Tuesday.
The U.S. Census Bureau reported that the homeownership rate, which shows the share of occupied homes in which owners live, fell to 64.4% in the third quarter — the leanest result since 1994 — down almost a full percentage point from a year earlier.

“The steady decline in the homeownership rate is partially the result of tight lending conditions and a historically low share of first-time buyers,” Josh Miller, an economist with the National Association of Home Builders, wrote in a blog posthttp://www.marketwatch.com/story/homeownership-drops-to-two-decade-low-2014-10-29?dist=beforebell

10/29 $MLCG soared from .0016 to .0069 Today for a whopping 330%

Administrator - Wednesday, 29 October 2014 08:06

Good Evening Traders, coming off 2 huge runs with  $MGON & $ELRA this week we were looking for a 3rd and found it with  $MLCG soared from .0016 to .0069 Today for a whopping 330%! Congrats those that played with us.

We are still watching  $XTRN .0032 and $AJAC .0007 beaten down plays that are trying to find bottom.

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Marijuana Stock Gainers thanks to: 

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After-hours buzz: Kraft, Twitter, Visa & more http://www.cnbc.com/id/102133815

Akamai Technologies – The provider of a service that quickens the delivery of Web content tallied third-quarter adjusted earnings per share of 62 cents on $498 million in revenue, versus estimates of EPS of 57 cents on $491 million in sales. Shares rose in after-hours trading.

DreamWorks Animation SKG – The filmmaker reported a 17 percent increase in third-quarter revenue, with its shares surging in after-hours trading.

Glu Mobile – The publisher of games for smartphones and iPads reported third-quarter revenue of $84 million versus estimates of $85 million in sales. Its shares dropped in after-hours trading.

Kraft Foods Group – The consumer-packaged food and beverage company posted third-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street’s expectations, with its shares rising in after-hours trading.

Shutterfly – The online photo-sharing service reported quarterly revenue of $142 million, versus expectations of $144 million in sales.Shares dropped in after-hours trading.

Take-Two Interactive Software – The video-game publisher jumped in after-hours trading after hiking its 2015 outlook and reporting better-than-expected results in its fiscal second quarter.

Twitter – CNBC has learned that two respected managers plan to resign as the social-media company reorganizes its engineering department. Twitter shares fell in after-hours trading.

Visa – The payment-processing company reported adjusted quarterly earnings per share of $2.18 on $3.23 billion in revenue, versus expectations of EPS of $2.10 on $3.19 billion in sales. Its shares rose in after-hours trading.

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U.S. stocks end lower after Fed ends QE
Dow drops 100 points in late trade
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped a four-day winning streak on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve made official its plans to end the last round of its recession-era stimulus program.
Most major stock benchmarks slipped lower, after an initial knee-jerk bout of panic, in the wake of the Fed’s policy decision, which came just after 2 p.m. Eastern time. Stocks did recover somewhat, but still ended Wednesday’s trading session in the red.

Although the Fed said it would keep fed funds rate at zero, investors appeared to be caught off guard by the Fed’s upbeat view on the labor market and inflation. In its accompanying statement after its two-day meeting, the Fed explicitly said it could raise interest rates sooner than markets have forecast, if the economy grows faster than the bank projects. It was the first time the Fed made such explicit remarks about how quickly it could hike rates.

Despite the choppy trading, there’s good news to be gleaned from the U.S. central bank’s posture. The Fed’s view implies the U.S. economy is on firmer footing.

But the markets had hoped for more signs that a low-rate policy would be maintained for an extended period.

The S&P 500 SPX, -0.14% closed 2.75 points, or 0.1%, lower at 1,982.30. The Nasdaq Composite Index, which was already under pressure from Internet stocks COMP, -0.33% lost 15 points, or 0.3%, to 4,549.23. Meanwhile, the Dow industrials DJIA, -0.18% ended down 31.44 points, or 0.2%, at 16,974.

Read also: The end of QE may usher in an era of uncertainty, volatility

Phil Orlando, chief equity strategist at Federated Investors, expects more volatility in the next few days as investors fully digest the Fed’s decision, but ultimately believes that the end of QE is a positive for stocks.

“The Fed is normalizing policy and the only reason they are doing so now is because they believe the economy is in a good shape. Now the focus is on the interest rate, which is likely to stay at near zero until next June,” Orlando said.

Tech stocks under pressure: Tech stocks were not shaping up for a repeat of Tuesday’s gains. In large part, Facebook is to blame. The social-media giant issued a warning about increased expenses, which overshadowed better-than-expected earnings. Although results in the past year have been impressive and hard to beat, tougher comparisons and higher spending are on investors’ minds, said Pacific Crest Securities’ analyst Evan Wilson, in a note. Facebook’s stock selloff weighing on tech-sector tracker

Facebook Inc. joins Twitter Inc. TWTR, -1.14%  in dealing with what’s been a tough week for some Internet stocks. Twitter fell nearly 10% on Tuesday after the social-media company’s results showed slowing growth in new users and analysts downgraded the stock.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-markets-futures-flat-as-fed-looms-facebook-under-pressure-2014-10-29

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Spot gold drops 1% as Fed ends QE
Gold prices tumbled on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve ended its two-year-old bond-buying stimulus, known as quantitative easing, as the U.S. economy gathers momentum.
The central bank also signaled confidence the U.S. economic recovery would remain on track despite signs of a slowdown in many parts of the global economy.
Gold has benefited from the low interest rates and increased liquidity that have dominated Fed policy in the years after the 2008 financial crisis.
Keeping U.S. interest rates lower for a longer period bodes well for a non-interest bearing asset such as gold.

Spot gold was down 1 percent at $1,213 after edging higher on Tuesday. U.S. gold futures settled $4,50 lower at $1,225.90 an ounce. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102130156

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Stocks waver before Fed; Facebook weighs on Nasdaq
U.S. stocks drifted little changed on Wednesday, with the Nasdaq Composite hit by Facebook’s decline, as Wall Street awaited a monetary-policy decision from the Federal Reserve.
The market is “positively biased at the moment, that’s been the direction since we hit the nadir here from a few weeks ago. But I don’t think we’ll go in a particularly exaggerated fashion in advance of the Fed release,” said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott.  http://www.cnbc.com/id/102131982

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Good Morning Traders, the stocks we are watching today are on the right  “Wednesday’s Stock Watch”.   $MGON was a sweet run for us from .008’s to .024 before TDA & Etrade stop allowing opening orders. But still on watch for website launch regardless. $ELRA a huge runner for us once again off bottom from .0008 to .0036 for a massive 350% gain just yesterday. Will continue to watch for pullback or .004 break.  The three new bottom plays we are watching for first “Entry” are  $XTRN .0042 triple bottom if bid holds will buy otherwise will bid .003’s.  $AJAC .0009 beaten down from recent .0025 high 8 days ago bidding right here under .001. $MLCG .0015 MMJ Play with recent highs in the .006+ range just weeks ago. We are buying/accumulating under .002. Good Luck Today!

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Techs under pressure: http://huntforthenext10bagger.com/stockearnings

Early Movers: HSY, FB, GRMN, WLP, EA, DAL & more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102131182

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U.S. stocks: Stock futures flat, but Facebook’s slide hits tech shares
Analyst: Markets could be prone to another ‘taper tantrum’

MADRID (MarketWatch) — Stock futures largely stuck to the flat line ahead of a decision from the Federal Open Market Committee that is expected to spell the end of its bond-buying program, though a slide in Facebook shares was putting early pressure on other technology stocks.

Futures for the S&P 500 index SPZ4, -0.15% fell 2.7 points to 1,977.40, while those for the Dow industrials DJZ4, -0.03%  eased 3 points to 16,933. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index NDZ4, -0.34%  fell 9.5 points or 0.2%, to 4,084.50, as Facebook Inc. FB, -7.40% skidded 7% on a warning about higher costs.

Stocks rallied Tuesday on hopes for a market-pleasing outcome from the Fed meeting. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.75%  outperformed other main indexes with a 1.75% gain, while the S&P 500 index SPX, +1.19% jumped 1.2% and the Dow industrials DJIA, +1.12%  notched a triple-digit point rise.

Officials are expected to announce the end of the Fed’s lengthy bond-buying program. Stocks have risen as traders have gotten bullish in anticipation that the Fed will be dovish with its forward guidance, said Jonathan Sudaria, dealer at London Capital Group. And therein lies the risk.

“In exchange for pulling the plug, markets will need to get something in return or they could throw another taper tantrum,” he said in a note.

The wrap of the Fed meeting is the only item on the economic calendar for Wednesday.

Techs under pressure: Tech stocks weren’t shaping up for a repeat of Tuesday’s gains, thanks in part to that Facebook warning, which overshadowed better-than-expected earnings. While results in the past year have been impressive and hard to beat, tougher comparisons and higher spending are on investors’ minds, said Pacific Crest Securities’ analyst Evan Wilson, in a note.

Facebook joins Twitter Inc. TWTR, +0.50%  in dealing with what’s been a tough week for some Internet stocks. Twitter fell nearly 10% on Tuesday after the social-media company’s results showed slowing growth in new users and analysts downgraded the stock.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-markets-futures-flat-as-fed-looms-facebook-under-pressure-2014-10-29

10/28 U.S. stocks rally; S&P 500, Nasdaq up for the month

Administrator - Tuesday, 28 October 2014 07:50

Biggest OTC % Gainers/OTC % Losers /Top OTC Volume Movers 10/28 close:
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Nasdaq Scans 10/28:
http://huntforthenext10bagger.com/nasdaq-scans

Active Options 10/28
http://huntforthenext10bagger.com/active-options

After-hours buzz: Express Scripts, Facebook & more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102129419?trknav=homestack:topnews:1

Electronic Arts – The video-game publisher reported second-quarter earnings per share of 73 cents on $1.22 billion in revenue, beating expected EPS of 53 cents on $1.16 billion in sales. Its shares rose in after-hours trading.

Express Scripts – The manager of pharmacy benefits reported third-quarter earnings per share of $1.29 on $25.8 billion in revenue, compared to expected EPS of $1.29 on $24.9 billion in sales. Its shares gained in after-hours trading.

Facebook – The social-media company reported third-quarter earnings of 43 cents a share on $3.2 billion in revenue, versus analysts’ estimates of 40 cents earned per share on $3.12 billion in sales. Its shares fell in after-hours trading.

Gilead Sciences – The biopharmaceutical company posted third-quarter earnings per share of $1.84, excluding items, on $6.04 billion in revenue, compared to expected EPS of $1.92 on $5.99 billion in revenue. Its shares declined in after-hours trading.

Panera Bread – The operator of retail bakeries fell in after-hours trading after cutting guidance for the fourth quarter and full year.

Western Digital – The maker of hard-disk drives reported a 4 percent rise in first-quarter revenue, with its shares edging lower in after-hours trading.

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U.S. stocks rally; S&P 500, Nasdaq up for the month

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) – U.S. equity investors bid up prices on Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting, turning the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite positive for the month. Energy, industrials and tech stocks led the gains on the main benchmark. The S&P 500 SPX, +1.19% closed 23 points, or 1.2%, higher at 1,985, turning October into a perfect V-shaped recovery. The Nasdaq Composite ended the day up 78 points, or 1.8%, at 4,564.29. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.12% jumped 188 points, or 1.1%, to 17,005,75, closing above the 17,000 level for the first time since Oct 3.

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ScreenHunter_01 Oct. 20 07.50

SRNA .46’s Nice Mention here: Why Tech Innovators Are High on the Prospects for Legalized Marijuana
While the tech industry soldiers on mightily in search of disruptive, game-changing, TED-worthy apps, SaaS platforms, and amplified monetization plays, a few brave souls have taken the proverbial off-ramp in search of the next big thing. Experts estimate that the highly fragmented $2.3 billion US legal cannabis industry will increase to $10.2 billion by 2018.

Tom Bollich, the artificial intelligence-savvy robotics engineer who co-founded Zynga, is betting on that boom. As director and CEO of Surna Inc., he’s gone from virtual goods in Farmville to a pure play on explosive growth in the cannabis industry. Bollich’s Surna produces water-chilled climate control systems, designed for legal marijuana growers but applicable to other hydroponic agriculture needs.  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238550

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TOP 15 % Runners in the OTC so far Today:

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1:00pm  .003’s dropping fast now .0032 + 300% wowsa

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ScreenHunter_03 Oct. 28 10.26

U.S. stocks gain; Nasdaq rallies
Investors focus on FOMC meeting
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The U.S. stock market marched higher on Tuesday, as investors pushed prices up ahead of the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting.
The Federal Reserve officials are widely expected to announce the end to the bond-buying stimulus program, while leaving the language on the statement broadly dovish. That generally means the central bank would be quick to signal a prolonged period of low rates, if the economy got dicey.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-up-on-european-gains-hopes-for-a-fed-bone-2014-10-28?link=MW_home_latest_news

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Durable-goods orders slump in September
Drop in business investment not good omen for fourth quarter
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Orders for U.S. durable goods fell in September for the second month in a row as demand waned for a variety of products including autos, aircraft, computers and heavy machinery. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/durable-goods-orders-slump-in-september-2014-10-28?link=MW_home_latest_news

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Consumer confidence jumps in October to reading of 94.5
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Conference Board said Tuesday that consumer confidence in October rose to a reading of 94.5, up from 89 in September. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected an 87.3 reading. “A more favorable assessment of the current job market and business conditions contributed to the improvement in consumers’ view of the present situation. Looking ahead, consumers have regained confidence in the short-term outlook for the economy and labor market, and are more optimistic about their future earnings potential. With the holiday season around the corner, this boost in confidence should be a welcome sign for retailers,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators.

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ELRA .0008 Elray Gaming — Wagering Exceeds 10 Million Dollars for the Month of October
NEW YORK, Oct 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
Elray Resources Inc. (otcpk:ELRA) trading as Elray Gaming announced today that wagering in one of its JV Licensed Live Dealer Casino Facilities in Manila has already surpassed 10 Million USD for the month of October.

Brian Goodman, CEO stated that, “This is very encouraging as Elray has recently overcome some technical challenges in delivering the product into Asia and the encouraging and incremental wagering is as a result of the system now being stable and highly competitive in the world’s largest gaming arena – Asia. The expected yield of the live studio is around 2.5% of wagering and the facilities are highly scalable. Elray will shortly roll out additional Asian facing gaming products including a new fully integrated E-store and exclusive VIP club specifically targeting the Chinese market and in addition to gaming will also offer high ticket branded fashion and electronic items.”

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U.S. stocks: Futures up on European gains, hopes for the Fed
DuPont, Aetna, Whirlpool report; Twitter under pressure

MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures jumped Tuesday, tracking gains in Europe, as investors await durable-goods data and hope for encouragement from the Federal Reserve this week.

Futures for the S&P 500 index SPZ4, +0.48%  rose 10.3 points, or 0.5%, to 1,967.40, while those for the Dow industrials DJZ4, +0.38%  jumped 81 points, or 0.5%, to 16,839. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 NDZ4, +0.59% NDZ4, +0.59% popped 24.75 points, or 0.6%, to 4,063.

Those gains were in contrast to Monday, in which the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.15%  closed down 0.2% and the other major indexes just eked out gains. Energy stocks slid after Goldman Sachs slashed its oil-price target.

Part of what going on Tuesday is that European markets, which did poorly compared with U.S. counterparts on Monday, are playing catch-up this morning, said Wouter Sturkenboom, strategist at Russell Investments in London, in emailed comments. Stock futures were going along for that ride.

Throw ’em a bone: “Also, markets are trading into the FOMC statement later this week, expecting an end to quantitating easing, but dovish wording (they basically expect the FOMC to throw them a bone),” said Sturkenboom.

A decision after the two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting comes Wednesday. Before that, a small batch of data will roll out Tuesday. At 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, data for September are expected to show new orders for durable goods, minus transportation, may have risen close to 1%. Read: Businesses step up investment. Will it last?

Markets may also be gaining on expectations for an improvement in durable goods, Brenda Kelly, chief strategist at IG, said in emailed comments.

At 9 a.m. Eastern Time, the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for August will be released, then the consumer confidence index for October hits at 10 a.m. Eastern.

Stocks to watch: Aetna Inc. AET, +0.62% rose 1.8% in premarket after lifting its outlook, as the insurer’s results topped expectations. Whirlpool Corp. WHR, -0.77%  fell about 2.8% in premarket trade after earnings per share missed expectations. DuPont DD, -0.19% posted a rise in profit and backed its full-year outlook, though shares were flat in premarket.Facebook Inc. FB, +0.36%  will also report later.

Analysts at Nomura cut Twitter Inc. TWTR, -14.48%  to neutral from buy and shares fell 12% in premarket trading. The social-media company disappointed investors after its fourth-quarter revenue forecast came slightly under analysts’ expectations, and growth in new users slowed in the third quarter. Read a live-blog recap

Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.39%  could grab some attention, after Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s BABA, +1.23%  chief executive officer Jack Ma said he was interested in cooperating with the iPhone maker on financial payments. Ma was speaking during an interview at the WSJD Liveglobal technology conference in California late Monday.

Also at that conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook played down reports of retailers such as Rite Aid Corp. RAD, +0.84%  not accepting Apple Pay at stores. He said more than one million cards were activated on Apple Pay within 72 hours of its debut last week, making it the largest mobile-payment offering.

Madison Square Garden Co. MSG, +1.58%  said late Monday that it was exploring the possibility of splitting into two publicly traded companies to unlock value in its sports franchises.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-up-on-european-gains-hopes-for-a-fed-bone-2014-10-28

10/27 After-hours buzz: Amgen, Crocs, Twitter & more

Administrator - Monday, 27 October 2014 06:51

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After-hours buzz: Amgen, Crocs, Twitter & more http://www.cnbc.com/id/102124856

Amgen – The biotechnology company reported earnings per share of $2.30, excluding items, on $5.03 billion in revenue versus expectations of an EPS of $2.11 on sales of about $4.96 billion. Its shares gained in after-hours trading.

Buffalo Wild Wings – The operator of franchise restaurants climbed in after-hours trading after reporting third-quarter earnings that beat expectations.

Crocs – The maker of casual footwear declined after reporting results for the third quarter, which included disappointing revenue guidance for the fourth quarter.

Kohl’s – The department-store operator said it expects comparable sales to decrease 1.4 percent in the third quarter. Its shares declined in after-hours trading.

Regal Entertainment Group – The movie-theater operator jumped in after-hours trading after it tallied third-quarter results and said it would explore strategic alternatives, including a sale.

Twitter – The social-media company reported third-quarter earnings per share of 1 cent on $361 million in revenue, compared to expectations of EPS of 1 cent on $351 million in sales. Its share dropped sharply in after-hours trading.

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Energy stocks sap S&P 500, Dow/ Nasdaq eke out small gains

The S&P 500 SPX, -0.15%  closed 3 points, or 0.2%, lower at 1,961.63, with energy and materials dragging down the benchmark index.

Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.07%  and The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.05%   eked out marginal gains, finishing up less than a percentage point. Dow industrials finished at 16,817.94 and the Nasdaq ended the day at 4,485.93.

Investors flocked to stocks of large, dividend-paying companies over shares of those businesses tethered to the strength of the overall economy.

But gains in shares of so-called defensive companies, like telecoms and consumer-staples stocks, which tend to pay dividends, were offset by sharp losses in so-called cyclical shares. Cyclical shares, including energy-and-materials companies, tend to be dependent on the economy.

Some of the slide in cyclical energy stocks was being attributed to a research note by Goldman Sachs’s analysts, who slashed their target price for crude oil to $75 from $90. Oil prices fell more than 25% from their peak this summer.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/stock-futures-flatten-after-weak-german-data-focus-on-fed-2014-10-27

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Gold slides lower ahead of Fed meeting, earnings parade
All eyes on Fed meeting, which starts Tuesday
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold prices dipped on Monday, failing to maintain the prior session’s momentum in a busy week of corporate earnings and economic data.
A key meeting of the Federal Reserve, as it is set to announce the end of its 2008-era bond-buying stimulus program this week, also could influence prices of the yellow metal.
Gold for December delivery GCZ4, -0.22%  lost 2.50 cents to settle at $1,229.30 an ounce. December silver SIZ4, -0.07%  gave up 2 cents to $17.16 an ounce.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gold-starts-off-busy-earnings-data-week-in-the-red-2014-10-27

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U.S. stock retreat; Energy stocks sell off
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks retreated on Monday, pausing after a big rally last week, as big losses in the energy and materials sector weighed on the main benchmark.
Crude oil prices plummeted after Goldman Sachs analysts slashed their target price to $75 from $90, resulting in a sharp pullback by energy stocks.
The S&P 500 SPX, -0.56%  moved slightly lower, after recording its biggest weekly gain of the year last week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.38%  edged lower, with nearly two thirds of its components trading in negative territory.

The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.59%   also began the day trading lower.

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Stock futures flatten after weak German data; focus on Fed
Merck, Allergan line up to report ahead of the bell

MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures struggling Monday as relief after European Union bank stress tests was replaced by worry over weak German data.

Analysts said investors could see some jitters in the run-up to this week’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

Futures for the S&P 500 index SPZ4, -0.19%  fell 1.3 points to 1,958.40, while those for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJZ4, +0.10%  added 2 points to 16,738. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index NDZ4, -0.11%  rose 2 points to 4,035.50.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.71%  posted its biggest weekly gain of 2014 last week, rising 4.1%, with stocks lifted by upbeat corporate results and strong housing data. This week, markets will focus on the Federal Open Market Committee meeting, where the central bank is expected to announce the end of quantitative easing. How QE worked in the U.S. — and could work in Europe.

Traders will be looking to see if the Fed drops the “considerable period” for keeping rates low at its two-day policy meeting, which concludes Wednesday. As several Fed officials have come out with dovish comments recently, investors largely expect that guidance to be reiterated.

Goldman sees another 10% gain for stocks: The S&P 500 should climb to 2,050 by year-end and rise by 10% to 2,150 in 10 months, said Goldman Sachs’s chief equity strategist David Kostin in a note to clients Friday. He said that move will come as “investors recognize the durability of U.S. growth, despite faltering global activity.”

The September reading on pending home sales will be released at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The week will also deliver data on durable goods, gross domestic product and consumer spending. Growth data will be the highlight, with the government expected to report economic expansion of 3% in the third quarter.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/stock-futures-flatten-after-weak-german-data-focus-on-fed-2014-10-27

10/26 Economy on track for best growth in nine years

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Energy, health care earnings to dominate week
Exxon Mobil, Pfizer report alongside Facebook, Twitter
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch)—Earnings from the energy and health care sectors will dominate investor attention as respective heavyweights report following a week where upside earnings surprises lifted the broader market out of a slump. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/energy-health-care-earnings-to-dominate-week-2014-10-26

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Economy on track for best growth in nine years
U.S. – knock on wood – avoids pitfalls so far as rest of world slows

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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Global growth is sputtering again. Most Americans remain pessimistic five years after the end of the Great Recession. And the deadly Ebola virus is adding fresh uncertainty.

Yet the U.S. economy continues to chug along and it could soon register its longest and strongest period of expansion in nine years.

On Thursday, the government is likely to report the U.S. grew 3% in the third quarter, right on the heels of 4.6% growth rate in the spring. What’s more, economists polled by MarketWatch predict the nation will also grow at least 3% in the final three months of 2014.

The steady pace of expansion has made the U.S. an oasis of growth, untroubled so far by slowdowns in Europe and Asia.

“The fundamentals of the economy are stronger now,” said Gus Faucher, senior economist at PNC Financial Services. “We don’t have the same drag from government-spending cuts. Corporate balance sheets are pretty good. Households have less debt. The economy is adding 200,000 jobs a month.”

As a result, the Federal Reserve is expected to end a long-running economic-stimulus program this week when top central bankers meet to fine-tune their strategy to help the nation grow.

The economy won’t truly turn the corner, however, until businesses boost investment and Americans start to spend more freely. The upcoming slate of economic reports this week will offer further clues on the behavior of companies and consumers.

Split picture

U.S. executives are probably seeing double vision these days. Sales are rising at home as companies hire more workers and newly employed Americans spend money. But U.S. exports could take a hit with Europe on the doorstep of another recession and China and Japan also slowing.

Still, companies probably increased spending and investment in September, especially if the volatile airline and auto sectors are stripped out. Economists predict that new orders for durable goods minus transportation may have risen close to 1% last month.

Business investment is one of three main pegs holding up the U.S. economy. Although it’s been surprisingly soft during most of the recovery, it’s shown more signs of life lately. Investors will look for evidence on whether the latest global malaise is causing companies to rethink their plans.

An even bigger peg, consumer spending, has also been lackluster since the U.S. exited recession in mid-2009. Americans spent several years working down debts, but they’re still not spending as much as they normally do and slow income growth is a chief cause.

Consumer spending is not expected to show a big bump in September, but it’s not all bad news. After splurging on new cars and trucks in August, Americans visited auto showrooms less in September. Households also spent less on gasoline and other sources of energy because of falling prices.

A majority of economists believe the rapid gains this year in hiring and the sinking unemployment rate — it fell below 6% last month for the first time since 2008 — are all but certain to push wages higher in the next year. Companies will have to pay more to attract and retain talent, the thinking goes, giving the economy another jolt of momentum as that translates into faster consumer spending.

Not everyone is buying the idea, though. A new Pew poll, for example, found that only 27% of Americans think the economy will be better a year from now. Some three-quarters think the economy is either “fair” or “poor.”

Sterne Agee chief economist Lindsey Piegza, one of small coterie of bearish economists, thinks the U.S. is more likely to plod — not leap — ahead. She points to the disappointingly slow improvement in home sales as a sign that Americans still aren’t as well off financially as many of her colleagues think.

“The story remains unchanged: consumers, strapped with debt and minimal savings, are struggling to afford large purchases without significant income growth,” she said.

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