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The Market In 5 Minutes: Twitter, Tesla Earnings And Jobless Claims Fall

Twitter, Tesla Earnings And Jobless Claims Fall: The Market In 5 Minutes

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 26 points to 18,154.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures gained 5 points to 2,139.00. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index rose 11.50 points to 4,865.25.

Oil prices traded higher as Brent crude futures gained 0.80 percent to trade at $50.38 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures also rose 0.47 percent to trade at $49.41 a barrel.

USA Initial Jobless Claims for Oct 21 258.0K vs 255.0K consensus estimate. The prior reading was 260.0K.

USA Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) for Sep 0.20% vs 0.20% consensus estimate. The prior reading was -0.20%.

  • The pending home sales index for September is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on natural gas stocks is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
  • The Kansas City Fed manufacturing index for October will be released at 11:00 a.m. ET.
  • The Treasury will auction 7-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
  • Data on money supply for the latest week will be released at 4:30 p.m. ET.

BZ News Desk Focus

Sell-Side Themes

LINE Corporation LN received a pair of downgrades from Macquarie and Jefferies, both setting a Hold rating.

Sell-Side's Most Noteworthy Calls

Deal Talk

QUALCOMM QCOM disclosed its agreement to buy NXP Semiconductors NXPI for $110 a share in cash translating into a total enterprise value of about $47 billion. The transaction is predicted to close before the current year ends.

Dr Pepper Snapple DPS is said to be in talks to acquire Bai Brands in a deal valued at more than $1.5 billion, according to sources as reported by Reuters on Wednesday. A report on October 3 mentioned that Bai was exploring a potential sale.

In The News

A planned trade deal between the European Union and Canada overcame a key hurdle after Belgium said it would approve the accord, marking the end of a contentious process that threatened to derail the EU’s trade agenda. The so-called Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, has been on thin ice in recent weeks after opposition by Wallonia, Belgium’s French-speaking region, has kept the country’s leadership from supporting the deal.

The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday asked a U.S. judge to hold the Republican National Committee in contempt of court over allegations that Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to intimidate minority voters. The DNC accused Republicans in a court filing of violating a longstanding consent decree, which restricts Republicans' ability to question voters at the polls and prevent those people from casting a ballot.


"It turns out that election years aren’t more volatile than normal, at least looking at the number of one percent moves."



Kyle Schwarber had two RBI singles, Anthony Rizzo drove in a run and scored two more, and Ben Zobrist chipped in with an RBI and a run, and the Cubs evened the best-of-seven series, winning 5-1 in Game 2 in Cleveland. #WorldSeries

  • This stock was upgraded to Overweight by Piper Jaffray Thursday morning, after they announced a Q4 earnings beat and Q1 guidance beat yesterday afternoon.
  • Last week, TheStreet published an article saying "May Catch Activist Investor Attention Amid Sector Consolidation."
  • Sympathy plays include A10 Networks, Cisco Systems and Radware.

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