Under Armour Stock Surges after Beating 1Q17 Estimates

The Baltimore-based Under Armour (UAA) reported its results for 1Q17 on Thursday, April 27. Here’s what you need to know.

CVR Refining Reports Strong 1Q17 Results: Stock Surges 8%

CVR Refining (CVRR) reported its 1Q17 results on April 27, 2017. EBITDA was $114.5 million compared to $35.1 million for 1Q16.

Dow Chemical in the Red despite 1Q17 Earnings Beat

Dow Chemical (DOW) announced its 1Q17 earnings on April 27, 2017. It reported operating EPS of $1.04, a rise of 16.9% over the previous year.

Pre-Market Report: Weaker Global Markets and Strong Commodities

After gaining for three consecutive trading days, China’s Shanghai Composite Index lost momentum and closed almost flat on April 28.


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S&P Case-Shiller index and its effect on mortgage REITs

The Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller index of real estate prices increased 7.3% year-over-year in January, hinting that the real estate market bottomed around this time last year. The Case-Shiller index The…

Mortgage Delinquencies
Mortgage delinquencies hit new post-bubble lows

90-day mortgage delinquencies fell to 7.1% after peaking at 10% in early 2010. Mortgage delinquencies are falling as home prices rise and the foreclosure pipeline is being cleared. While 7.1%…

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CoreLogic Home Price Index rises 10% in February

The CoreLogic index of real estate prices increased 10.2% year-over-year in February, confirming the view that the real estate market bottomed around this time last year. The CoreLogic Home Price…

Mortgage Rates
Mortgage rates dip to 3.59%

After rising dramatically in the beginning of the year, mortgage rates are falling again Mortgage rates are the lifeblood of the housing market, which is why the Fed began conducting…

2013.04.08 - Frac Spread ST
Frac spreads declined to lowest point since July 2010, bearish for gas processors

Higher natural gas prices and lower natural gas liquids prices continued to squeeze frac spreads lower last week in a negative catalyst for gas processing names.

2013.04.08 - HDD Nat Gas
Continued colder weather in early April lifted natural gas prices

Cold weather lasting into late April spurred natural gas demand for home heating and helped natural gas to continue a seven week long rally.

2013.04.08 - HDD Propane
Cold temps in February and March should benefit propane distributors’ earnings

The cold snap that occurred towards the end of the winter heating season should benefit propane distributor names next earnings season.

2013.04.08 - Oil Rig Counts
Oil rig counts were slightly up on the week, could be signal of producer confidence

Oil rig counts climbed again on the week from 1,354 to 1,357. Rising rig counts could be a signal of producer confidence in the current oil price and operating environment.

Expected Home Price Appreciation
Consumers expect home prices to rise 2.7% over the next 12 months

The Fannie Mae National Housing Survey measures consumer attitudes about home-ownership, the economy, and real estate. The National Housing Survey is a sentiment survey that provides investors insight into how…

MBA Purchase Index
MBA Purchase Index rises 1.4% in the last week of March

The MBA Purchase Index is an important index to forecast housing activity The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) index of purchase activity measures application activity, not loans made. The Mortgage Bankers…

Consumer Credit
Consumer credit increases $18.1 billion in February

Consumer credit is an important variable for consumer spending and offers insight into mortgage origination The consumer credit reading includes most short and intermediate term credit extended to individuals. It…

Bloomberg Consumer Comfort
Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rises to -34.1

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose to -34.1 for the week ending March 29th The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index is a weekly sentiment index that covers three critical variables: the…

NFIB Small Business Optimism
NFIB Small Business Optimism Index falls in March

The National Federation of Independent Business Optimism Survey is a finger on the pulse of small business The National Federation of Independent Business is a monthly report which contains a…

China Non Manufacturing PMI 2013-04-08
Chinese non-manufacturing PMI moving up towards 2012 average

The non-manufacturing PMI, published by the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics, bounced back towards last year’s average. PMI1 surveys are economic surveys aimed at measuring the sentiment of managers within…

Russian Inflation and Inflation Rate  2013-04-11
Russia on collision course with inflation after leaving rates unchanged

The Russian Central Bank (RCB) decided to leave its key rates unchanged despite inflation clearly out of the 5-6% target range. RCB maintains rates The dovish1 standpoint surprised the market,…

2013.04.08 - Natural Gas Rigs
Natural gas rig counts down 15% over three weeks despite strong rally in prices

US natural gas rig counts continued to slide, despite a strong rally in natural gas prices over the past seven weeks.

Firms increasing tanker purchases, shipping recovery progresses

Tanker orders often reflect what oil shipping company managers’ expectations of future supply and demand are. Managers often place new orders when future demand is expected to increase more than…

Thermal Coal Port Inventory 2013-04-05
China thermal inventory starts to fall, negative implications for shipping

Inventory levels for thermal coal at Chinese ports is a reflection of the safety net that companies desire to hold, as well as the difference in expected and actual demand.…

2013.04.05 - Propane Prices
Propane prices down, bullish for propane distributor volumes; heating season is near end

Last week saw a drop in propane prices, which is a theoretical positive for propane distributors though earnings may not be significantly affected given the end of the winter heating season.

World equity 04.05.2013
Foreign stock fund flows drop below important 12 week average

Following in lock step with the trends in overall mutual fund flow and also domestic stock trends, the surging category of foreign stock fund flow also had a weak third…


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