Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Wednesday Watch


BNN 3-for-2
BR 2-for-1
ELAB 2-for-1

Economic Data
Total Vehicle Sales for May estimated at 16.8M versus 16.4M in April.
Domestic Vehicle Sales for May estimated at 13.4M versus 13.1M in April.

Goldman Sachs thinks ATYT will gain market share in 2H 2004 with OEMs on the back of the PCI Express transition. Goldman reiterated Outperform on DOW, DNA, CAL and CIT. Goldman reiterated Underperform on CMOS.

Late-Night News
Asian indices are mixed as strength in India and Hong Kong is being offset by weakness in Taiwan and Korea. The FBI issued a nationwide alert for two stolen propane tanker trucks, Reuters reported. China's economy will probably grow 11.4% in the second quarter, accelerating from a revised 9.8% pace in the first three months, the Beijing News reported. China's trials on high-speed mobile phone services reveal its networks are failing to transmit images and voices accurately, the South China Morning Post reported. The U.S. and five Central Asian nations signed an agreement to establish a trade council and strengthen U.S. ties to the region, the AP reported. Toyota Motor, the first automaker to sell cars powered by hybrid gasoline-electric engines, expanded annual production of its Prius hybrid sedan by as much as 44% to build as many as 130,000 units a year.

Late-Night Trading
Asian Indices -1.25% to +1.0% on average.
S&P 500 indicated +.11%.
NASDAQ indicated -.03%.

BOTTOM LINE: I expect U.S. stocks to open modestly higher in the morning on a fall in oil prices and carryover from today's afternoon rally. I would expect to see more investor complacency before the current rally runs its course. The Portfolio is 125% net long heading into trading tomorrow.

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