GE Operating Earnings 34 Cents a Share vs 33 Cents a Share Estimated
As we start last day of trading for the week the market’s weekly outcome reminds clouded. Both the Dow 30 and S&P 500 remind positive for week, however, the NASDAQ is in negative territory on a two day losing streak for all three indexes.
Thursday April 19 Review
The National Association of Realtors reported existing home sales fell 2.6% in March to an annual rate of 4.48 million units.
Tumi Holdings shares opened up for the first time more than 45 percent above their offer price.
Spain’s Treasury auction saw solid demand on Thursday sending U.S. futures higher. Spain issued 2.5 billion in Euros or 3.3 billion in U.S. Dollars across 2 and 10 year bonds. Although demand was high – yield ticked higher compare to the last auction in January. Within the secondary market yields for both were slightly below primary sale.
U.S. markets gave up less than a percent across the board, however, several stocks managed to hit 52 week highs today. I always find companies that a can buck broader trend are always worth looking further into. Traders alike have fund many nuggets o the 52 week high list.
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CAMS short for CurveAheadMarketStrategies.com screens found unusual activity in CALL and PUT options buying at several strike levels at mid-day trading in Prologis Inc. (PDL, quote) Option traders are coming after the May CALL and PUTS at several strikes.
The S&P 500 futures are trading below fair value, suggesting a lower market opening this mornin after the U.S. stocks closed higher yesterday on improved results on a bond auction in Spain offset European economic worries. The S&P 500 index ended the day at 1390.78, up 1.55%. Analyisi are looking for Abbott Laboratories (ABT, quote) to post earnings $0.99 per share vs. earnings of $0.55 in the same period one