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Calls on Jan 23, 2017 Before Open
BANK OF HAWAII  BOH    Before Open   N/A   1.02   N/A
BANK OF MARIN  BMRC    Before Open   N/A   0.81   N/A
COMMNTY BK SYS  CBU    Before Open   N/A   0.58   N/A
ENTERPRISE FINL  EFSC    Before Open   N/A   0.62   N/A
HALLIBURTON CO  HAL    Before Open   N/A   0.02   N/A
MCDONALDS CORP  MCD    Before Open   N/A   1.41   N/A
NAM TAI PROPRTY  NTP    Before Open   N/A   N/A   N/A
PETMED EXPRESS  PETS    Before Open   N/A   0.25   N/A
UTD MICROELECTR  UMC    Before Open   N/A   N/A   N/A
January 20, 2017, 01:12:38 PM by TradersCom
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As Donald J Trump was sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States the White House website has been updated with the new vision, policy brush strokes. Notables are a 4% GDP target, renegotiating NAFTA and US to withdraw from TPP.

The site has a new energy plan, An America First Energy Plan with the following highlights;
- Lower costs that maximize the use of American resources, freeing us from dependence on foreign oil.
- Eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as Climate Action Plan and Waters of the U.S. rule.
January 20, 2017, 08:53:26 AM by TradersCom
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General Electric (GE) reported fourth-quarter earnings Friday before the market opened. The results were in line but revenue missed estimates through GE's oil and gas segment. Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes (BHI) will merge with GE's oil and gas unit later this year. This morning Schlumberger (SLB) reported earnings with strong Strong MidEast & North America activity

Earnings: EPS of 46 cents on revenue of $33.1 billion. Estimates were EPS down 11.5% to 46 cents and revenue to fall 0.6% to $33.63 billion.

GE segment revenue
- Oil and gas revenue fell 22% to $3.4 billion,
- Power systems revenue rose 20% to $8.48 billion.
January 19, 2017, 03:53:22 PM by TradersCom
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Technology giant and Dow member IBM (IBM) reported fourth-quarter earnings after the market close Thursday beating on the top and bottom lines for the fifth straight quarter and also giving strong 2017 earnings guidance.

Earnings: IBM reported marginally higher 4Q16 earnings of $5.01 per share, helped by lower expenses beating the consensus estimate of $4.88 and rising 3.5% year over year. It reported revenue from continuing operations of $21.77 billion down 1.31% beating the consensus of $21.6 billion.

Reaction:IBM NYSE: IBM After-hours: 163.31 -3.50 -2.10%
January 19, 2017, 03:32:52 PM by TradersCom
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Dow member American Express (AXP) missed analysts expectations with its 4Q16 earnings Thursday but talked up 2017. gave strong guidance.

Earnings: Adjusted EPS of 91 cents on revenue of $8.02 billion vs. estimates of 20% earnings-per-share drop to 98 cents, with revenue down 5% to $7.949 billion. Noticeably they increased  provisions for losses 9% to $625 million.

AXP is hurting from lost Costco $COST Business. Q4 is also the second straight quarter of lower EPS. Adjusted for lost Costco business, currency swings and interest expense American Express said Q4 revenue rose 6%.

Reaction: American Express Company NYSE: AXP After-hours: 76.40 -0.29 -0.38%

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Jan 17   Empire Manufacturing
Jan 18   MBA Mortgage Applications Index
Jan 18   MBA Mortgage Index
Jan 18   CPI
Jan 18   Core CPI
Jan 18   Industrial Production
Jan 18   Capacity Utilization
Jan 18   NAHB Housing Market Index
Jan 18   Fed's Beige Book
Jan 18   Net Long-Term TIC Flows
Jan 19   Initial Claims
Jan 19   Continuing Claims
Jan 19   Housing Starts
Jan 19   Building Permits
Jan 19   Philadelphia Fed
Jan 19   Natural Gas Inventories
Jan 19   Crude Inventories

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