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Daily Highlights: 7.29.09

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  • Home Prices in US cities post monthly rise; consumer confidence declines.
  • Japan stocks edge up amid corporate earnings, investors await US GDP data.
  • Shanghai's index fell by 5% on disappointing corporate profits, lower commodity prices.
  • US dollar mostly higher, gold falls in European morning trading.
  • Akzo Nobel 2nd quarter net profit down 13 percent to $220M, shares rise on margins.
  • AIG unit keeps $2.4B from asset sales as taxpayers wait for payment.
  • American Fincl ups FY09 EPS f'cast to $3.80-4.10 from prev. view of $3.70-4.00.
  • Arcelor Mittal misses by $0.36, reports revs in-line; expects 3Q09 EBITDA of 1.4-1.8B.
  • Baxter announces a $2B share repurchase program.
  • Bayer reports Q2 profit of $757 million, down slightly from year ago.
  • Cadbury profit rises to $513 million on gain from beverage business.
  • Chinese construction company, world's biggest IPO of 2009, soars as trading starts.
  • Daimler has Q2 loss of $1.51 billion, result beats analyst estimates.
  • Ecolab beats by $0.02, posts Q2 EPS of $0.50. Revs fall 8.2% to $1.44B.
  • GM, GMAC are eyeing an Aug. 1 return to the auto-leasing market.
  • Honda's profit plunges to $79.8M but raises full-year forecasts.
  • IBM to buy SPSS for $1.2B ($50-a-share).
  • Office Depot posts Q2 loss of $82M, higher than expected; Revs slip 22% to $2.8B.Las
  • Vegas-based Station Casinos filed for bankruptcy protection.
  • Nissan reports 16.5 billion yen loss in fiscal first quarter, notes some recovery signs.
  • Peugeot Citroen posts H1 net loss of $1.37 billion: sees industry slump through 2010.
  • Qwest's June net income rose from $188M to $212M.
  • Sanofi-Aventis ups Y09 EPS f'casts after reporting a 4.9% rise in Q2 net.
  • Sprint Nextel unveiled a $420M deal to acquire Virgin Mobile USA.
  • Tata Steel first-quarter net declines to $163 million on lower prices.
  • Time Warner's 2nd-quarter profit tumbles 34 percent to $519 million as revenue drops.
  • Time Warner Cable 2Q profit rises to $316 million on higher subscription revenue.
  • US Steel Corp. f'casts a third straight loss for the current qtr. Q2 loss at $392M.
  • Universal Health raises EPS guidance for FY09 to $4.40-4.55 vs. cons. est. $4.17.
  • Valero Energy Corp. swung to a Q2 loss of $254M as revs slid 51% to $17.9B.
  • Viacom Inc.'s Q2 profit fell 32% to $277M on weakness in its media networks.

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Wed, 07/29/2009 - 09:06 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Wed, 07/29/2009 - 09:24 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Wed, 07/29/2009 - 14:57 | Link to Comment brandy night rocks
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Maybe some of the difference is due to Ben having paid his federal income taxes in prior years, the silly rabbit.

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 14:57 | Link to Comment brandy night rocks
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Wed, 07/29/2009 - 09:12 | Link to Comment slore
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economic calendar: 

MBA Purchase Applications, Durable Goods Orders, Beige book, EIA Petroleum status

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 09:28 | Link to Comment Arm
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All are coming in worse than expected.   Let them turn off the bots and see where we come in at the end of the day

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 09:15 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Wed, 07/29/2009 - 09:37 | Link to Comment Arm
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Look at that opening bell drop.   They must really need to get more buyers for the bond issue

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 09:20 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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Bag of shame gone? Yay!

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 09:21 | Link to Comment john bougerel
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That was the best damn disclaimer I ever read.


To paraphrase, relying on ZH as a childern's party clown will result in will result in civil and criminal actions naming me as the defendant.

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 10:18 | Link to Comment mdtrader
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Unstoppable bulls now. I reckon they would still be buying even if the 4 minute warning was sounding. Astonished to see them bid up on the back of minus 5% China, oil, gold down, euro down ect.

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 10:09 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Wed, 07/29/2009 - 10:14 | Link to Comment Mos
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Ouch at China market, did the bubble just prick or is this a minor pullback?

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 10:19 | Link to Comment mdtrader
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Rumours of stimulus being pulled.

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 10:51 | Link to Comment Gilgamesh
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Pricked.  There's probably more updated stories about it by now, but this was from overnight:


Every Shanghai IPO listed this year (which were 1000000x oversubscribed and opened up 800%) is now trading under its IPO price.  Bubble, what bubble?  China's going to grow the world back into a boom...

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 11:10 | Link to Comment mdtrader
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So crude is down about 7% since yesterday's high, on the back of China being down 5% overnight, and the US stocks barely flinch. Something is not right.

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 11:37 | Link to Comment mdtrader
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Looking for S&P 960, perhaps 942 if things turn ugly.

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 11:49 | Link to Comment KC
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July 29 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the bank that makes the most money from commodities, fixed-income and currency trading, said attempts to curb speculation may be “disruptive” to markets.

“The role that is played by non-traditional participants such as index investors and other financial participants often has been mischaracterized,” Don Casturo, a Goldman Sachs managing director, said today at a Commodity Futures Trading Commission hearing in Washington.

The testimony to CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler, a former Goldman Sachs employee, is part of the second day of hearings on excessive market speculation and how to respond. Gensler, who said yesterday that speculators contributed to a commodity “asset bubble,” is considering new position limits in energy markets after crude oil futures rose to a record $147.27 a barrel in 2008 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.


GS just infests everything............

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 11:57 | Link to Comment Soldier of Fortune
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I smell GDP manipulation.

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 18:49 | Link to Comment Anonymous
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