U.S. stocks are flat this morning as oil prices move to two month lows. The S&P is up 0.03%, and the Dow is up 0.04%.
Today's market outlook is Neutral
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Stocks on the Move
STOCKS ON THE MOVE
Oclaro (OCLR), and Lumentum(LITE) were upgraded by analysts this morning, while Southwest Air (LUV),and Ameriprise Financial (AMP) were downgraded. TerraForm Power, Inc. (TERP), Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MACK), and Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) are early risers, while McDonald’s Corp. (MCD), Deere & Company (DE) and First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) are down. [InvestorsKeyhole, news and data sources]
Asian stocks finished mostly lower Monday as hope for stimulus fades. The Shanghai Composite was down 0.76% while the Nikkei was down 1.13%. European markets are higher today, lifted by positive earnings news. The FTSE is up 0.06%, while the The DAX is up 0.97%.
Futures and Currencies
FUTURES & CURRENCIES
Energy futures are mixed today. The price for West Texas Intermediate crude oil is down $0.38 to $43.81 per barrel, while natural gas is up $0.02 to $2.76. Metals prices are lower. Gold is down $6.60 to $1,316.80 per ounce and platinum is down $11.40 to $1,077.00. The Dollar is down versus the Euro and the Yen.
Yesterday, 826222 call contracts traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) compared to 490338 put contracts. The single-session put/call was 0.593470035898342 while the 20-day moving average is now at 0.64.
Earnings Expected Today
Day's Range:$300.68 - $302.11
52-week Range:$302.46 - $233.76
Day's Range:$272.19 - $273.26
52-week Range:$273.99 - $216.97
Day's Range:$192.29 - $193.40
52-week Range:$195.55 - $143.46
Today's Economic Calendar
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