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Earnings: Agilent, Cerner, Devon Energy, Express Scripts, Fossil, Kaiser Aluminum, Potbelly, Generac, Surgical Care Affiliates, Vornado Realty
8:30 a.m. Empire State survey
9 a.m. Philadelphia President Patrick Harker
10 a.m. NAHB survey
10:30 a.m. Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari
4 p.m. TIC data
7:30 p.m. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren
Earnings: Priceline, Noble Energy, T-Mobile, Lumber Liquidators, Eaton Vance, Marathon Oil, Newmont Mining, Brocade, Angie's List, Analog Devices, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Garmin, Iamgold, La-Z-Boy
8:15 a.m. Industrial production
8:30 a.m. PPI; housing starts
2 p.m. Fed minutes
7:30 p.m. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard
Earnings: Wal-Mart, Nordstrom, Applied Materials, Duke Energy, Discovery Communications, Hyatt, MGM Resorts, Dish Networks, Kate Spade, Crocs, Scana, SodaStream, Toro, Dana Holdings, Fluor, Imax, Six Flags, BJ's Restaurant, Boston Beer, WageWorks
8:30 a.m. Initial claims; Philadelphia Fed survey
3:30 p.m. San Francisco Fed President John Williams
February 19th Friday options and futures expiration day.
Earnings: Deere, Public Service, VF Corp, Cabot Oil and Gas, Allianz, Pinnacle West, Echostar
8:30 a.m. CPI
8:40 a.m. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester
Sentiment: Strong Buy
The Dow DJIA, -1.60% slumped 254.56 points, or 1.6%, to 15,660.18 on Thursday, after being down as much as 411.73 points at the intraday low. The blue-chip barometer closed at a two-year low, but more important, it closed below the Aug. 25, 2015 closing low of 15,666.44.
This lower closing low is significant to followers of the Dow Theory market analysis, because one of the six basic tenets of the century-old theory is that a pattern of lower significant peaks and lower significant troughs is a defining characteristic of a primary downtrend.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
IBM CEO : Ginni Rometty
YHOO CEO : Marissa Mayer
Lockheed Martin CEO : Marillyn Hewson
HPQ CEO : Meg Whitman
Federal Reserve : Janet Louise Yellen
Investors shrugged off a surprise quarterly loss and revenue miss for Tesla Motors Inc. to focus on promises of profit and abundant cash later on, but Wall Street didn’t seem as ready to extend the electric-car maker the same pass.
Shares of Tesla TSLA, +6.61% jumped Thursday, a day after the company reported disappointing fourth-quarter results but said it was on track to become profitable on an adjusted basis this year, with GAAP profitability later in the year. On the call following results, Jason Wheeler, Tesla’s new chief financial officer, said he had a mandate straight from Chief Executive Elon Musk: “cash is king.”
Tesla Motors Inc. revealed disappointing financial performance in the fourth quarter Wednesday, but promised much brighter days in 2016, sending shares roaring back after a prolonged slump.
But can Chief Executive Elon Musk’s bold predictions for 2016 be believed?
To recap some of the promises Tesla TSLA, -3.09% made for this year on Wednesday:
– 80,000 to 90,000 cars delivered.
– Debut of the Model 3, Tesla’s promised “mass market” model, and start of preorders March 31, with the cars being produced and delivered by the end of 2017.
– Profitability on a non-GAAP basis and positive cash flow for the full year.
– GAAP profitability in the fourth quarter of the year.
– Production rate reaching 1,000 cars a day by the end of the second quarter.
– No need to raise more funds despite spending $1.5 billion on capital expenditures.
The forecast seemed to give the company’s investors reasons to believe again, as Tesla shares regained most of the 11.6% loss they had experienced this week, part of a 2016 downfall for the volatile stock.
All is not well at Tesla. On Thursday, its stock price fell to $166.99, its lowest since January, 2014. After Elon Musk silenced skeptics by delivering a new quarterly record and reaching the company's target of 50,000 EV sales in 2015, this drop may come as a shock to investors. But Tesla's share price may point to a failing in Musk's strategy – the much-hyped Model X.
When Musk launched the Model X last September, a lot of people lost their minds. The SUV had been anticipated for three years, so Tesla was careful to roll it out with as much fanfare as possible. Those falcon wing doors. That air filtration system. Each Model X feature was more fantastic than the last, and that's exactly where Tesla went wrong.
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Earnings: Hasbro, Yelp, 21st Century Fox, Loews, Diamond Offshore, Owens-Illionois, Owens and Minor
Earnings: Wendy's, Disney, First Data, Panera Bread, Western Union, Solar City, Wellcare Health, Regeneron, Viacom, Spirit Airlines, Coca-Cola, Sanofi
6 a.m.: NFIB survey
10 a.m.: Wholesale trade; JOLTs
1 p.m.: 3-year note auction
Earnings: Time Warner, Cisco Systems, Twitter, Whole Foods, Tesla Motors, Humana, Sealed Air, Owens Corning, Nissan, Pioneer Natural Resources, iRobot, Flowers Foods, Rayonier, Zynga
10 a.m.: Fed Chair Janet Yellen testifies before House Committee on Financial Services
1 p.m.: 10-year note auction
1:30 p.m.: San Francisco Fed John Williams on health and the economy
2 p.m.: Federal budget
Earnings: PepsiCo, Kellogg, Nokia, Molson Coors, Time Inc, Groupon, Pandora, Zillow, Teva Pharma, Borg Warner, Advance Auto Parts, CBS, KKR, FireEye, AIG, Activision Blizzard
8:30 a.m.: Initial claims
10 a.m.: Fed Chair Janet Yellen testifies before Senate Banking Committee
1 p.m.: 30-year bond auction
Earnings: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Calpine, Buckeye Partners, Interpublic, Ventas, Brookfield Asset Management
8:30 a.m.: Retail sales; import prices
10 a.m.: Consumer sentiment; business inventories; New York Fed President William Dudley speaks on household debt and credit
Sentiment: Strong Buy