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Daily P/Laybook

January 28, 2013

In After Hours Trading

JOSB issued lower guidance on Friday at 8:00 p.m. EST, like they think no one woudl notice? AMGN Phase 3 Study on PAVES study met endpoints.

What’s Happening This Morning

US futures: (S&P +2.50, DJI +17, NDX +5.50 with fair value higher) Asia and Europe mixed to higher with Japan weak. Copper and gold lower with WTI Crude higher & Brent Oil Futures lower. $ is higher vs Euro, higher vs. Pound and lower vs. Yen. US ten-year Treasury Yield +.0072. Prices as of 7:55 a.m. EST.

Earnings Expected

Earnings reports due after the close VNW YHOO STX CE BMC ILMN ZION STLD CR RCII SANM. Due tomorrow morning PFE LLY EMC F DHR NEE ITW PHG VLO CP TROW IP GLW NUE TYC HOG PNR BSX DHI ASH TUP among others.

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

BIIB (-.06), CAT (+.19), ROP (+.02).

Data Points

Yesterday saw 1815 stocks rise and 1155 fall on the NYSE. NASDAQ saw 1312 rise and 1034 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.



December Durable Goods is due at 8:30 a.m. EST and is expected to come in at 2.0% versus 0.7%. Then at 10:00 a.m. EST Pending Home Sales are due out and expected to be flat.


A group of Republican and Democratic Senators reach a deal on immigration reform.

Conference & Analyst Meetings

DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition.

Conference of Note

IBM Connect 2013 with PLCM presenting among others.

M & A News

No Merger Monday so far.

Key Upgrades and Downgrades

Firm Upgrades Downgrades
JP Morgan
Morgan Stanley ENR
Deutsche Bank
Citigroup SNE ASML BPO
Merrill Lynch
Wachovia/Wells Fargo
Credit Suisse HBHC
Banc of America
Lazard CMG
Jefferies NSC
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