IBM Reports Earnings

IBM reports earnings excluding items of $2.78 a share, topping forecasts. Revenue came in at $24.67 billion, slightly short of expectations.

Unusual Option Activity

CAMS short for screens found unusual CALL options buying at several strike levels at mid-day trading in the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP, quote). Option traders are grabbing the May 34 CALL as well as strike level of 37 for Jan 13 and Jan 14 leaps. 

Housing Starts Disappoint

March Housing Starts fell to 654K units annualized from February’s 694K. Traders were looking for an increase to 705K units annualized.

U.S. Stock Market

Tuesday’s Pre-Market Movers

Monday Pre-Market Activity

 Pre-Market Activity for April 16 @8:30 est

Week of April 15 Economic Calendar

Week of April 15, 2012 Economic Calendar.

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