US stock futures rose on Monday, rebounding slightly from Friday's rout on Wall Street, following steep overnight declines in Chinese stock prices on their first day of trading since the coronavirus outbreak.
The Shanghai Composite erased nearly $400 billion of its value today, the most in four years, down -7.72%. Limiting the losses somewhat came the largest cash injection to the financial system since 2004 by People's Bank of China in an effort to curb short-selling.
The death toll in China from the virus has risen to 362, while the first death outside of China was reported in the Philippines. At least 17,000 other people, including 171 outside of China, have been infected.
These developments come after Friday’s session, where the S&P 500 declined -1.82% after the US declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency and introduced mandatory quarantines for people returning from Wuhan, where the deadly disease originated.
Ahead, in today’s economic calendar, Monday includes; the ISM Manufacturing Index for January and Construction Spending for December at 10am EST.
Earnings reports are expected today from; Alphabet (GOOGL), Hexcel (HXL), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Sysco (SYY), Check Point Software (CHKP) and ON Semiconductor (ON).
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
China & Economy: Death Toll at 362; China May Cut Growth Target. (Bloomberg)
Chinese officials are evaluating whether the target for economic growth this year should be softened, according to people familiar with the matter. The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose past 360 and total confirmed cases reached almost 17,400.
China & Politics: China Accuses US Of Spreading Fear And Panic Over Coronavirus Outbreak. (CNBC)
China’s Foreign Ministry accused the US on Monday of setting a “very bad example” when it comes to tackling the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, saying President Donald Trump’s administration is spreading fear instead of providing much-needed assistance.
Today's Economical Announcements.
10:00AM - ★☆☆ - Construction Spending (Dec) (Previous: 0.6%)
10:00AM - ★★★ - ISM Manufacturing PMI (Jan) (Previous: 47.2)
STOCKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Pre-Market Movers & News Related Stocks.
Aimmune Therapeutics (AIMT): [NEWS] Received Food and Drug Administration approval for the first-ever treatment for peanut allergies.
Apple (AAPL): [NEWS] Shut down all its stores and corporate offices in mainland China due to the coronavirus. The closure is scheduled to last until Feb. 9.
Check Point Software (CHKP): [EARNINGS] Reported quarterly profit of $2.02 per share, 3 cents a share above estimates. The cybersecurity company’s revenue also beat Street forecasts, boosted by an increase in subscriptions.
Nike (NKE): [REVIEW] Added to the “Analyst Focus List” at J.P. Morgan Chase, which sees a recent pullback as a buying opportunity. J.P. Morgan points to Nike’s innovation and product pipeline.
Seagate Technology (STX): [UPGRADE] Upgraded to “buy” from “hold” at Stifel Nicolaus, pointing to improving fundamentals for the disk drive maker.
Northrop Grumman (NOC): [DOWNGRADE] Received a double downgrade at Goldman Sachs, which pushed its rating to “sell” from “buy.” Goldman said the company’s organic revenue growth is slower than that of its peers and that profit margins are compressing.
Uber (UBER): [REVIEW] Added to the “Best Ideas” list at Wedbush, which feels the ride-hailing service has laid the groundwork for growth, especially amid the streamlining of the Uber Eats operation.
Verizon (VZ): [DOWNGRADE] Downgraded to “neutral” from “outperform” at Credit Suisse, which said the stock lacks positive near-term catalysts. Credit Suisse feels positive influences for the stock are weighted toward the back half of the year, ahead of the mass market launch of 5G service.
Delta Air Lines (DAL), American Airlines (AAL), United Airlines (UAL): [NEWS] New restrictions on travel to and from China are implemented.
Boeing (BA): [NEWS] Faces a new obstacle in getting the grounded 737 Max back in service, according to The Wall Street Journal. The paper quotes people familiar with the matter as saying that European regulators want what they regard as potentially hazardous wiring relocated to avoid short circuits.
Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Wynn Resorts (WYNN): [NEWS] Gambling revenue in Macao fell a worse-than-expected 11.3% amid the spread of the coronavirus.
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