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Daily Highlights: 10.30.09

Courtesy of Tyler Durden

  • Asian Stocks rise as earnings, Japan jobless data, stoke growth optimism.
  • Bank of Japan keeps benchmark rate at 0.1%, stops buying corporate debt.
  • Dollar falls for fourth month against Euro, US growth aids risk demand.
  • Japan central bank forecasts 3 years of deflation as it ends emergency credit steps.
  • Oil poised for biggest monthly gain since May on optimism over US demand.
  • U.S. Economy expands for the first time (+3.5%) in more than a year amid stimulus.
  • U.S. Home vacancies increase to 18.8M as lenders seize properties.
  • Alcatel-LucentQ3 net loss widens to $269 million as carrier sales in Europe fall.
  • Audi 3Q operating profit falls 54 percent to $515 million.
  • Bare Escentuals reported Q3 EPS of $0.24, exceeding average analyst estimate by 17%.
  • Burger King’s Q1 net falls 3.2% to $46.6M as revenues fell 5% to $636.9M.
  • Expedia Inc.’s Q3 net rises 23% amid higher bookings, rise in hotel, car rental revenue.
  • Exxon Mobil reported a fourth straight drop in profit after demand slumped for fuels.
  • Kodak’s Q3 loss stood at $111M, as revs fell 26% to $1.78B – worse than expected.
  • Macquarie Infrastructure to split its portfolio of roads into two separately listed entities.
  • MetLife Inc. reported a $620M qtrly loss led by $857M of derivative losses.
  • Motorola posted a Q3 profit of $12M, as cost cuts offset a 28% drop in revenue.
  • Panasonic ups Y09 operating profit f’cast 60% on improving sales.
  • Priceline.com to replace Schering-Plough which is being acquired by Merck, in S&P 500 Index.
  • Procter & Gamble’s earnings fell 1.2% as revenue slid. Colgate’s profit rose 18%.
  • Samsung Electronics posts record $3.1B profit on chip, LCD prices.
  • Sony swung to Q2 loss of $287.5 million, but expects its full-year loss to narrow.
  • Sprint Nextel’s Q3 loss widened to $478M as subscribers continued to exit the co.
  • Toshiba ekes out small profit to $1.1M in 2nd quarter on cost-cutting, higher memory chip sales.
  • Volvo rival offer by Sweden’s Konsortium Jakob may be made by end of week.

Economic Calendar: Data on Personal Income-Spending, Chicago PMI to be released today.

Earnings Calendar: ACI, AEE, ALU, AOC, CEG, CMI, CVX, D, DUK, EL, GAS, LNT, MDC, MDU, SNE, SNY, WPO, WY.

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