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Daily Playbook

January 3, 2013

In After Hours Trading

HOTT holiday comps up 2.2% versus 2.3% estimate. MLNX lowers guidance. AMD names new CFO. LNDC (+.18).

What’s Happening This Morning

US futures: (S&P -4.00, DJI -27, NDX -5.50 with fair value flat) Asia higher and Europe lower. Copper and gold lower with WTI Crude Futures lower. $ is higher vs Euro, higher vs. Pound and lower vs. Yen. US ten-year Treasury Yield -.008. Prices as of 7:55 a.m. EST.

Earnings Expected

Earnings due after the close ANGO PRGS SHLM SONC. Due tomorrow morning before the open FINL MOS.

Rags & Mags: Inside Wall Street

We are big fans of www.247wallst.com summary of the newspapers each day. Going forward we will link to their website so you can read their summary, Media Digest

Reported Earnings This Morning

FDO (-.06).

Data Points

Yesterday saw 2822 stocks rise and 278 fall on the NYSE. NASDAQ saw 2204 rise and 335 fall. The S&P 500 now back above its 50 day moving average and above the 200 day moving average. The 10 day spread moving average of breadth is positive. We are back to invested on the Madison Market Timing Indicator.



Challenger, Gray & Christmas and ADP issue their monthly job cuts and jobs survey respectively. December auto sales are due out from Ford (F), General Motors (GM) and Chrysler along with several overseas manufacturers.


President Obama is now basking in the sun of Hawaii until next Monday as the Fiscal Cliff has been kinda solved.


The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) issues minutes from its December meeting.

Conference & Analyst Meetings

IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference 2013 with CSCO and IBM presenting. BKS to announce holiday sales at 8:30 a.m. EST.

Conference of Note

Goldman Sachs Healthcare CEOs Unscripted with MRK SIAL BDX WPI REGN OCR.

M & A News

Key Upgrades and Downgrades

Firm Upgrades Downgrades
JP Morgan
Goldman Sachs
Morgan Stanley BCR
Deutsche Bank
Citigroup ACOR HUN WGP
Wachovia/Wells Fargo
Credit Suisse
Banc of America
Lazard SPWR
Merrill Lynch MR PCLN
Cantor Fitzgerlad
Dahlman Rose
Sterne Agee
Stifel Nicolaus
Societe Generale
Keefe Bruyette
Friedman Billings
Robert W. Baird
Sun Trust RH MS
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