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U.S. DAYBOOK & OVERNIGHT: Bank of Montreal, Best Buy, H&R Block

(Bloomberg) — U.S. stock index futures decline with
European shares, as oil slightly increases. Economic data
include Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index for August.
Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, Best Buy and H&R Block
are among companies reporting earnings.
U.S. MARKETS:
* S&P 500 futures down 0.8% to 2,423.90
* Brent futures up 0.2% to $51.80/bbl
* Gold spot up 1.1% to $1,325.06
* U.S. Dollar Index down 0.6% to 91.661

WHAT TO WATCH:
* TOP OVERNIGHT NEWS:
** North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan, Renewing Asia Tensions
** Texas Faces More Flooding as Houston Crippled and Costs Soar
** Buyout Firm Leonard Green Agrees to Purchase Cinven’s CPA
Global
** Statoil Strikes Out at Norway’s Biggest Arctic Prospect
** TPG’s Bonderman to See $425 Million Windfall in Kite Pharma
Sale
** Foot Locker Falls, Shoe Stocks May Move as Finish Line Cuts
View
** Smallest Hedge Funds Will Be Quick to Drop Research Under
MiFID
** Indonesia Wrests Ownership of Top Copper Mine From Freeport
** BMW Softens Electric i3 City Car’s Boxy Look to Counter Tesla
** EU’s Juncker Slams U.K.’s Brexit Position Papers as Talks
Resume
** Brexit Branching Logjam Looms at BOE as EU Banks Consider
Moves
** Ghana Banks on IMF Backing as Country Seeks Ambitious Growth
* M&A, ECM SCHEDULED EVENTS:
** N.A. M&A Weekly Agenda: DD, PTHN, TRCO, WFM
** U.S. ECM AGENDA: Snap Lockup Expiry, Venator Quiet Period
Expiry
* ANALYST ACTIONS
** (AVXS): Avexis New Reduce at Nomura, PT $52
** (BEP-U CN): Brookfield Renewable Partners New Sector Perform
at Peters & Co
** (FINL): Finish Line Cut to Neutral at FBR, PT $9
** (JASO): JA Solar Holdings Cut to Sell at Axiom Capital, PT $5
** (JKHY): Jack Henry New Overweight at Cantor, PT $112
** (KITE): Kite Pharma Cut to Hold at Canaccord, PT $180
** (LOXO): Loxo Oncology Cut to Market Perform at JMP
** (MLNX): Mellanox Technologies New Buy at Benchmark, PT $60
** (NTLA): Intellia Therapeutics Cut to Neutral at Chardan, PT
$20
** (SVM CN): Silvercorp Metals New Buy at Roth Capital, PT $3.50
** (TVTY): Tivity Health New Neutral at Chardan, PT $40

EARNINGS: (All ests. EPS. All times ET)
Previews here
* PRE-MKT
** Bank of Montreal (BMO CN) 6:45am C$2.01
** Best Buy (BBY US) 7am 63c
** Fang Holdings (SFUN US) 6:30am 2c
** Hain Celestial (HAIN US) 6am 40c
** J Jill (JILL US) 6:45am 29c
** Laurentian Bank of Canada (LB CN) 8:06am C$1.50
** Movado (MOV US) 6:45am 23c
** Scotiabank (BNS CN) 6am C$1.64
** Yintech Investment (YIN US) 3:09am CNY10.97
* POST-MKT
** Aerovironment (AVAV US) 4:10pm (34c)
** Caleres (CAL US) 4:10pm 44c
** Ferroglobe (GSM US) 5:16pm 2c
** H&R Block (HRB US) 4:16pm (62c)
** NCI Building (NCS US) 4:15pm 32c
** Ollie’s Bargain (OLLI US) 4:05pm 25c
** ScanSource (SCSC US) 4pm 68c

GOVERNMENT:
* Government Agenda

ECONOMIC DATA (All times ET):
* 9am: S&P CoreLogic CS 20-City MoM SA, est. 0.1%, prior 0.1%
* 9am: S&P CoreLogic CS 20-City YoY NSA, est. 5.6%, prior 5.69%
* 9am: S&P CoreLogic CS 20-City NSA Index, prior 199
* 9am: S&P CoreLogic CS US HPI YoY NSA, prior 5.58%
* 9am: S&P CoreLogic CS US HPI NSA Index, prior 190.6
* 10am: Conf. Board Consumer Confidence, est. 120.7, prior 121.1
* 10am: Conf. Board Present Situation, prior 147.8
* 10am: Conf. Board Expectations, prior 103.3

CENTRAL BANKS (All times ET):
* Nothing major scheduled

CORPORATE EVENTS:
* Annual general meetings: FFWM US
* Other Events: BLKB US, LZB US, STNG US

CONFERENCES:
* Commerzbank TMT & Consumer Conference: QGEN US
* Evercore Partner (EVR US) – CEO Ralph Schlosstein: BTV
Interview: EVR US
* Jefferies Semiconductor, Hardware and Communications
Infrastructure Summit: CCMP US, CSCO US, ENTG US, FFIV US, FORM
US, HIMX US, HPQ US, ICHR US, MITL US, MKSI US, MTSI US, NANO
US, NATI US, OCLR US, RTEC US, SIMO US, SNPS US
* Longbow Research Investors Conference: LECO US, MRC US
* Morgan Stanley Houston Energy Summit: HLX US, SWN US
* Simmons European Energy Conference: SLB US
* The European Society of Cardiology Meeting: MRK US

OTHER EUROPEAN NEWS SINCE THE U.S. CLOSE:
* Unwind of ECB Set-Up Evident as Hike Pricing Pushes More
Dovish
* ProSiebenSat.1 Drops as European TV Giants Hit by Soft Ad
Market
* Denmark’s $450 Billion Covered-Bond Market Draws Record Demand
* U.K. House-Price Growth Slows in Line With Weakening Economy
* Carmignac Says Russian CPI-Linked Bonds Offer ‘Unusual’ Return

EUROPEAN ECO DATA (All times ET):
* 2am: (UK) Aug. Nationwide House PX MoM, actual -0.1%, est.
0.0%, prior 0.3%, revised 0.2%
* 2am: (UK) Aug. Nationwide House Px NSA YoY, actual 2.1%, est.
2.45%, prior 2.9%
* 2am: (GE) Sept. GfK Consumer Confidence, actual 10.9, est.
10.8, prior 10.8
* 2:45am: (FR) 2Q P GDP QoQ, actual 0.5%, est. 0.5%, prior 0.5%
* 2:45am: (FR) 2Q P GDP YoY, actual 1.7%, est. 1.8%, prior 1.8%

WHAT HAPPENED IN EUROPEAN MARKETS:
* STOXX Europe 600 down 1.4% to 366.98
* German 10Y yield fell 4.8 bps to 0.328%
* Euro up 0.6% to $1.2052
* Italian 10Y yield fell 2.0 bps to 1.789%
* Spanish 10Y yield fell 2.4 bps to 1.577%

OTHER ASIA NEWS SINCE THE U.S. CLOSE:
* Axiata Is Said to Near $1 Billion Deal for Veon Pakistan
Towers
* Freeport to Invest $17-20 Billion in Indonesia Through 2031
* Freeport Agrees to Divest Majority Stake in Indonesian Unit
* This Is the Only Asian Stock Market That’s Surging Today
* Hyundai Halts Production at Four China Plants on Parts
Shortage
* China’s $1 Trillion Power Industry Overhaul Is Just Starting
* Yuan’s Outperformance Widens With Biggest Jump in Seven Months
* SBI to Sell 50b Yen of Convertible Bonds Overseas in 2
Tranches
* India Hires Citi, Jefferies to Sell $1.1 Billion NTPC Stake

ASIAN ECO DATA (All times ET):
* 4:30am: (HK) July Retail Sales Value YoY, actual 4.0%, est.
0.75%, prior 0.1%
* 7:50pm: (JN) July Retail Sales MoM, est. 0.3%, prior 0.2%
* 7:50pm: (JN) July Retail Trade YoY, est. 1.0%, prior 2.1%
* 9:30pm: (AU) July Building Approvals MoM, est. -5.0%, prior
10.9%
* 9:30pm: (AU) July Building Approvals YoY, est. -16.6%, prior
-2.3%

WHAT HAPPENED IN ASIAN MARKETS:
* MXAP down 0.1% to 160.27
* MXAPJ down 0.5% to 528.40
* Nikkei down 0.5% to 19,362.55
* Topix down 0.2% to 1,597.76
* Hang Seng Index down 0.4% to 27,765.01
* Shanghai Composite up 0.08% to 3,365.23
* Sensex down 1.2% to 31,370.01
* Australia S&P/ASX 200 down 0.7% to 5,669.01
* Kospi down 0.2% to 2,364.74

To contact the reporter on this story:
Krystof Chamonikolas in Prague at kchamonikola@bloomberg.net
To contact the editors responsible for this story:
Celeste Perri at cperri@bloomberg.net

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