Lead Story: President Trump signs Stimulus Bill and Omnibus Bill on Sunday night avoiding a government shutdown. (CNBC)
Total Cases 18,907,656 from 18,755,195
Deaths 324,796 from 323,401
New Tests 1,373,305 from 2,133,757
New Cases 152,461 from 189,268 with positivity rate of 11.1% (up 2.2)
Daily Deaths 1,395
Current Hospitalizations 118,720 from 117,344
Secondaries Priced: NNDM of note.
Notes Priced of note: None of note.
Common Stock filings: None of note.
Selling Shareholders of note: None of note.
Mixed Shelf Offerings: None of note.
Convertible Offering Files: None of note.
Senior Notes Filed: None of note.
Earnings Out After The Close:
News After The Close (sorted by time starting at the close):
Barron’s + on WH NCLH CZR VAC STAY WYNN DAL LUV ALGT GOL YELPQS CRWD FEYE PANW SCWX and +/- on BABA.
Downtown Nashville was subject to a U.S. terrorist action as some twenty buildings were damaged during a bombing on Christmas morning. The suspect died in the explosion.
Stock Buyback New Or Increase: BABA
What’s Happening This Morning: Futures value reflects the change with fair value. We will still indicate the fair value direction.
S&P 500 +29 Dow Jones Industrial Average +186 NASDAQ +115 Russell 2000 +35 . Fair values are higher ex the Russell 2000. Asia mixed and Europe higher. VIX is at 23.45 from 25.20 this morning in futures. VIX closed at 24.23 from 25.75 and the three month futures at 27.25 from 28.25.
Gold lower, silver and copper higher. WTI Crude Oil and Brent Oil Futures higher. Natural Gas is lower. $ is lower vs Euro, higher vs Pound and lower vs Yen. US 10 year Treasury price is at $137.69 from $137.98 with the yield at 0.956% from 0.91%.
Positive Sectors On Friday: Technology, Real Estate and Utilities of note.
Negative Sectors On Friday: Consumer Cyclical, Energy and Healthcare of note.
One Month Winners: Energy, Financials Real Estate and Industrials of note.
Three Month Winners: Industrials, Communication Services, Utilities and Financials of note.
Six Month Winners: Consumer Cyclical, Industrials, Technology and Materials of note.
Twelve Month Winners: Technology, Consumer Cyclical, Communication Services and Healthcare of note.
Year to Date: Technology, Consumer Cyclical, Communication Services, Healthcare and Materials of note.
Upcoming Earnings Of: (sorted by market cap, highest to lowest with most visible names)
Today After the Close: None of note.
Tuesday Before the Open: None of note.
Earnings This Morning Of Note:
Beats: WB +0.06
Still to Report: none
Erlanger Research Advance/Decline Chart – Updated 12/24 Close.
Gap Ups & Down In Early Pre-Market:
MYOV +28%, DPW +16%, AZN +4%
Rags & Mags: Highlighted Stories may be clicked through to the original story.
Stocks Making The Biggest Moves – BABA T AZN DASH (CNBC)
5 things to know before the market opens. (CNBC)
Biggest analyst calls of the day – . (CNBC Pro)
Covid Update: President Trump to continue to push for $2,000 checks. (CNBC)
CDC to require U.K. air travel passengers to test negative for Covid-19 before entering the U.S. (CDC Release)
Boston doctor had a negative reaction to Moderna’s (MRNA) Covid-19 vaccine. (NYT)
U.K. will begin Oxford vaccine rollout next Monday. (The Telegraph)
Europe begins Covid-19 vaccinations. (FT)
Alibaba (BABA) drops another -8% as China ups pressure. (CNBC)
Mastercard (MA) SpendingPulse sees spending up 3% from 10/11 through 12.24.
Stock Index Trading:
Current through 12/24 close. Overall confidence moves from 87% to 100%.
Bold means a change from prior day.
2 Year Treasury Auction with $58 billion being auctioned.
5 Year Treasury Auction with $59 billion being auctioned.
Geopolitical & Related:
During the Holiday season, President Trump will continue to work tirelessly for the American People. His schedule includes many meetings and calls.
Investor Meetings & Conferences of Note:
None of note.
Sellside Conferences: None of note.
Industry Conferences: None of note.
Upgrades & Downgrades This Morning: A very quiet day.