Allergan PLC (AGN)

AGN (NYSE:Drugs) EQUITY
$280.48
pos +0.00
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Today's Range: 272.23 - 280.48 | AGN Avg Daily Volume: 3,502,600
Last Update: 02/12/16 - 4:02 PM EST
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -10.25%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $274.55
52 Week Range: $237.50 - $340.34
Oustanding Shares: 394,124,530
Market Cap: 108,206,889,712
6-Month Chart
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Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 10 11 11 11
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 2
Hold 0 0 0 0
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.38 1.36 1.36 1.36
Latest Dividend: 0.05
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.08%
Dividend Ex-Date: 02/25/15
Price Earnings Ratio: -40.55
Price Earnings Comparisons:
AGN Sector Avg. S&P 500
-40.55 36.10 26.86
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
0.00% 0.00% 226.98%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 50.50 1.85 0.41
Net Income 0.00 -7.29 0.00
EPS 0.00 -4.53 0.00
Earnings for AGN:
EBITDA 3.40B
Revenue 13.06B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/15) Qtr (03/16) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $3.35 $4.10 $15.35 $16.07
Number of Analysts 7 2 7 10
High Estimate $3.83 $4.21 $15.92 $17.70
Low Estimate $3.16 $3.99 $15.06 $14.35
Prior Year $3.91 $4.30 $13.98 $15.35
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -14.29% -4.65% 9.80% 4.72%
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As I wrote in my opener, "At a Good Turn, You Will Not Want to Buy," I chronicled gems from legendary technical analyst Wally Deemer and expressed the view that bottoms are rarely accompanied by optimism and buying -- though I am sure the storytellers in the business media likely already will have forgotten their Cassandra-like warnings of yesterday. We closed right on my Fair Market Value calculation of 1864! We closed nearly 60 handles from yesterday's lows/test. I consider today a successful test of the 1812 capitulation low of yesterday and 3 ½ weeks ago. Today's bounce showed how many were offsides and essentially immobilized by the recent declines. Many were clearly short equities and/or crude, and today's up move demonstrated how conservatively positioned the longs are. The contrary worked this week. Does that mean we go straight up?  Obviously not. As I posted, I thought it prudent to scale back my large long exposure to between small and medium in size in front of the weekend. Frankly, I want to enjoy myself and not worry about large positions. My long "Trade of the Week," Citigroup (C), at $37.70 provided no profits but it could have been worse; it closed the week down 15 cents after some drama!  My short "Trade of the Week," iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT), was a big win of $4 in about 24 hours. I closed it and my long ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) out.  The U.S. dollar strengthened. Crude was the standout asset class, up by $2.94 to $29.15. Gold gave back $8.60 Agricultural commodities flatlined, with wheat, corn, sugar, soybeans and oats unchanged. Lumber was up $2.10. Treasuries were nine to 10 basis points higher at the longer end  and the yield curve began to steepen from its flatness. Municipals got hit and so did closedend municipal bond funds. High yield was quite strong, maybe the largest gains in weeks. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was up $1.17 and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was up 47 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) disappointed and was flat; I added to an already large holding. Jamie Dimon set the positive tone for banks this morning and so did the Deutsche Bank (DB) bond tender as well as the improvement in crude oil, and boy did the sector respond, with gains of 6% to 8%, albeit from depressed levels. Citigroup rose $2.50, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) was up $4.40 for its best day in five years, and Wells Fargo (WFC) and Comerica (CMA) also rose. I purchased depressed and controversial DB to add to my long list of bank longs. Brokerages shined, with 3% to 5% gains; see Dan Loeb on Morgan Stanley (MS) below. Life insurance stocks reversed yesterday's losses. I covered long-time life insurance shorts and purchased calls after 40% gains in only a few months. Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) remain on my Best Ideas List because I plan to short strength. They're oversold for now, as was the market. I added to Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) and Allstate (ALL) longs.  Retail was stronger despite some downgrades for Best Buy (BBY) and Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBBY). The stocks are dirt cheap. I continue to hold Macy's (M) -- my favorite -- BBY and BBBY. Remodelers Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) had dead-cat bounces. Media, though higher, disappointed in its bounce-back. I remain short with small positions in Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS). Autos were higher. I covered General Motors (GM) today, but it is still on my Best Ideas List as I am a short-seller on 10% strength. Biotech was up 3%, with Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and Allergan (AGN) performing better.  My 12-stock biotech basket did well. Large caps Celgene (CELG) and Gilead Sciences (GILD) were $2 to $3 higher. Speculative Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD), Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) and Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) -- now up 10% from yesterday -- were stronger. (T)FANG was conspicuously weak, with negligible gains. Tesla (TSLA) was down on the day. The words in my opener rang true: "The market's former leaders (biotech, Internet, health care and consumer discretionary stocks) all seem to be in an initial leg down, but look like they're oversold and could have a weak bounce, with a test to come later. That could represent an important intermediate-term leadership change." Remember, leadership changes are typically not market-friendly.  Let's watch (T)FANG closely in the days ahead. NOSH members were all higher, but not materially so. CRABBY was happy with C, Radian Group (RDN), ALL and Alleghany (Y) faring well. Dan Loeb's Third Point just filed with 3 million shares of MS. He also increased his position in Dow Chemical (DOW). I sold two-thirds of my SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) long rental and half of my iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) at good prices and for profits. This, coupled with some short covers and additional buys (including ALL, BGB and HIG), moved me from a large to between small and medium in
1812 support from three weeks ago held, for now. QQQs (Nasdaq) over Ss (S&P)and Rs (Russell). An extreme in sentiment is developing, as is fear/panic. As a reflection, gold rallied by $55 at ounce to $1250. Silver was up a nickel The U.S. dollar continued to experience strength. Crude oil fell below $26 and was saved by a possible supply cut. The commodity closed at $26.80, down 65 cents on the day.  Natural gas was down a nickel. Bond ripped in premarket trading. The 10-year U.S. note yield fell to 1.53% and closed at 1.63%, for a change of eight basis points. The 30-year U.S. bond closed with a yield of 2.485%, down by only four basis points in yield. The yield curve continues to flatten, serving as a headwind to banks and life insurance companies. Lincoln National (LNC) was down by nearly $4 a share.  I shorted more Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B). As a bank trader said to me today, "For Lent I am giving up hope." Municipals were well-bid but closed-end municipal bond funds dipped small. High yield continued junky. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was down 52 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was down 24 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) slipped by a penny. Agricultural commodities: wheat down three cents, corn up a penny, soybeans up 11 cents. Lumber was down $3.20. Retail was broadly lower. Remodelers continue to lag after a period of superior performance. Biotech was lower, but iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) finished well off the morning lows. Allergan (AGN), Celgene (CELG) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) got hurt.  Energy stocks for the second day in a row rallied despite lower crude prices. Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up 60 cents and Schlumberger (SLB) was up $1.45. Old tech showed some life, with Intel (INTC), Cisco (CSCO) and Microsoft (MSFT) in the green, but IBM (IBM) continued to make new lows, down $2.50. Consumer staples weakened -- Procter & Gamble (PG) lost $1.65 and Kimberly-Clark (KMB) was down $3.60. Serial underperformers Radian Group (RDN) and Potash (POT) were higher on the day. (T)FANG did well absolutely and relatively with all components but Netflix (NFLX) higher. NOSH was all about O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), which I highlighted in a post, and it tacked on $5 from that point. The other components were lower. CRABBY was mixed, but Citigroup (C) weighed the acronym down. I created a small basket of conservative -- Gilead Sciences (GILD) and CELG, for example -- and speculative biotech names rather than just buying IBB. Some of the spec names, such as Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) and Otonomy (OTIC), had nice turnarounds from my early-morning cost basis. I stopped myself out of my iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) long, but went back in at about the same price. I added again to C and Bank of America (BAC). My short "Trade of the Week" was shorting iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) at $135.60. TLT closed $2 lower than my cost basis. Rev's technical insights
The U.S. dollar reversed the recent trend and increased in value relative to the euro today. There were three dips today, and all of them held as the market bent a bit but didn't break. However, as of 3:15 p.m. ET, SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) was at the low of the day. The Russell's $95 support held from yesterday. Qs (Nasdaq) over Ss (S&P)and Rs (Russell) today.  Bonds didn't cooperate and moved higher in price and lower in yield. As The Lindsey Group's Peter Boockvar mentioned, the yield curve flattened. The 10- and 30-year yields dropped another two to three basis points. Municipals, however, had a bid to them and the closed-end municipal bond funds continued on their spree. High yield was flat as a pancake and so was Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB). iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) were marginally higher. Gold was down for the second day in a row, off $6.20). Boca Biff is squawking! Crude oil dropped by 30 cents, closing at $27.64, and natural gas was down a nickel. In the agricultural commodities, wheat was three pennies higher, corn and soybeans are flat. Lumber was down by $3.30. Bank stocks couldn't hold the early gains and are flat on the day as the flattening yield curve weighs on the sector. Brokerages were slight up on the day; Goldman Sachs (GS) was up $1.60). Private equity did well after a Carlyle repurchase announcement. Blackstone Group (BX) was up 2%. Alternative asset manager Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was up by nearly $2. Energy stocks showed small losses. Retail was fractionally better after a few days of schmeissing. Old tech was mixed -- IBM (IBM) was down $3 and was a low light. Media was weighed down again by Disney (DIS) -- here is my write-up on the company -- and some old-media stocks. Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) and CBS (CBS) shares prospered. Biotech was strong -- up 2.5%. Allergan (AGN) was the standout, up $7). My spec, Intrexon (XON), faltered after a "yuge" run.  (T)FANG was higher, led by Netflix (NFLX), but Tesla (TSLA) continues its death spiral. I remain short both. NOSH was tasty, with broad gains in Nike (NKE), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD). CRABBY was stronger. I bought SPY and iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) on the dips today. My "Trade of the Week" is Citigroup (C), but we need some help on the interest rate front for this to work over the near term. Stil
As days go these days, stocks were on the quiet side. Up down up down up, thus far. The U.S. dollar's weakness has accelerated. Oil vey, more crude weakness -- dropping by $1.46 to $28.23. Gold fell $3.70 for a change, but the strong uptrend remains intact. As I mentioned yesterday, I had reams of analysis but I just couldn't process it in time for the ramp, which is disappointing as I was leaning to go long. In agricultural commodities, wheat, corn and soybeans were flattish. Lumber fell by 0.5%. Government bonds show limited movement, with yields down one or two basis points. Municipal bond prices and yields showed little change, though closed-end municipal bond funds showed some life, with several rising by almost 1%!. High yield was junky, with iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) down 45 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) down 21 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) continued to get hit mildly. Banks exhibited little movement. I added to Citigroup (C), Morgan Stanley (MS) and Bank of America (BAC) today. New Best Ideas List entrants, banks BB&T (BBT) and Regions Financial (RF), traded in the green.  Life insurance stocks were flat; Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) was up a beaner. Retail was mixed. Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) bounced back after several days of  schmeissing. Wal-Mart (WMT) saw some profit taking and apparel still is weak. Macy's (M) and Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBBY) were slightly higher, but Best Buy (BBY) was a bit lower. The continued fall from grace of Sears Holdings (SHLD) on disappointing results -- it's down around 7% today -- should be a concern to real estate and mall owners. Biotech was uninspiring after recent declines. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) continues under distribution. Speculative Intrexon (XON) got hit. Allergan (AGN) rallied after yesterday's fall. Regarding autos: I covered my Ford (F) short, but still am short General Motors (GM), which is on my Best Ideas List as a short. Old tech was mixed, with IBM (IBM) a standout loser, down more than $2. Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC) managed small gains. Media was awful, with Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) lower; the latter's earnings are today. Energy stocks got hit with the commodity. Though I covered Schlumberger (SLB) and Exxon Mobil (XOM) shorts for great gains, I should have held those shorts. But who knew $28 oil? Brokerages reversed after being much lower. They're now up on the day. In  "A Few of My Favorite Things," I again highlighted DuPont (DD), which is up another $1, and Procter & Gamble (PG), which is flat. (T)FANG, the object of my scorn in yesterday's opener, had a dead-cat bounce that was unimpressive by any standard. Amazon (AMZN) is still down on the day, and Tesla (TSLA) is barely higher. Alphabet (GOOGL) is unchanged.  NOSH had all four components higher, led by HD (mentioned previously). CRABBY was as flat as the desert. Radian Group (RDN) traded a tad higher, and other stocks made modest moves. Twitter (TWTR) moved ever lower, and the masochist in me purchased it in my pension plan, as I did C, BAC and MS at reasonably good prices. As mentioned, I added to a number of existing longs and re-established a SPY long rental and added a new iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) long. I likely will end the day between small and medium net long. It's lonely being long -- hopefully, my buys become green.
Again, I am endeavoring to be opportunistic (trading) in a market that is fragile,  too volatile and unpredictable to be comfortable with an abundance of many longer-term investments. At the bottom this afternoon, things looked dreadful. It was not easy to make a long trading rental and add to existing shorts. The S&P 500 ended at 1853, very close to my fair market value of 1860. The U.S. dollar weakened a bit after a five day period of consolidating against the euro. Bonds dropped by nearly 10 basis points in yield at the intermediate- and longer-term maturities. Non taxables were well-bid and closed-end municipal bond funds were slightly higher on the day. High yield was junky, reflecting systemic concerns in the European Union and China (large reserve pull down). iShares iBoxx $ High Yield  Corporate Bond Fund (HYG) was down 91 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was down 40 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) got pulled down and traded poorly. Gold fell from its highs but still closed $32.70 to the good. Silver was up 55 cents. I had been working on a positive thesis on gold but other projects got in the way, and I blew the opportunity as the price has risen on eight out of the 10 last trading days.   In agricultural commodities, wheat got schmeissed (down eight cents) and corn was down three cents. Lumber was flat. Crude closed down 84 cents, at $30.25, but natural gas was up six cents. Energy stocks, including Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB), prospered today, despite a depressed commodity price. It might be foreshadowing better oil prices; we will see. Banks again were weaker as European institutions took a nosedive. I added to my large position. But life insurance wasn't any better, falling from the pressure of lower yields. I covered some MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) shorts. Brokerages got caught in the systemic rumors and concerns and were lower on the day; I added to Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS). Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) ended the day fractionally higher. Retail that I owned wasn't half bad; Best Buy (BBY) and Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBBY) closed higher, but Macy's (M) retreated by 60 cents. That said, remodeling favs Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) continued the thrashing that accelerated on Friday. After the close, The Gap (GPS) reported that same-store sales were down 8%. However, its guidance was better than expected and the stock is rallying a small fraction after hours. Lululemon (LULU), Coach (COH) and Under Armour (UA) were all much weaker in a poor apparel space. Autos were mixed; Ford (F) was higher and General Motors (GM) lower. I wonder, after great gains on the short side, whether I am outstaying my welcome. But, I have taken down these shorts to small. Media was awful -- even good performer Comcast (CMCSA) faltered. New lows for Disney (DIS). Old tech was weak, led by Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC), but bounced off their lows along with the rest of the market. Staples were broadly higher, led by PG, which embodies the flight to safety.  Biotech was decimated. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) was down by another $6.50 and my spec fav Intrexon (XON) was down by a beaner. Allergan (AGN) hit a new recent low at $266. (T)FANG weakness and future were chronicled in my opening missive today. The acronym was lower, but Alphabet (GOOGL) and Netflix (NFLX) managed to rise modestly. Tesla (TSLA) got hit badly (down $14), as did Facebook (FB) and, to a lesser degree, Amazon (AMZN). NOSH was starving; Nike (NKE), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and Home Depot (HD) were down bigtime. Starbucks (SBUX) rallied off the lows to end the day flat. CRABBY was mixed, led to the downside by Citigroup (C); I added it. Disease-like laggards Potash (POT) and Twitter (TWTR), which reports Wednesday, continued to lag.  iShares China Large-Cap (FXI) -- a Best Ideas List participant as a short -- doesn't have an uptick in it.  Apple's (AAPL) strength was conspicuous , up $1.20. During the day I added to many of my existing longs and added to new banks Regions Financial (RF) and BB&T (BBT); I put them on the Best Ideas List. Again, i see banks as multiyear plays and not as short-term trades. I also covered small positions in a broad list of my core shorts, including DIS, MET and LNC. As mentioned, I day traded an aggressive position in SPY for a profit. I will continue to try to accomplish that feat. I ended the day at market neutral. For the time being and assuming no change in fundamentals, I remain a SPY buyer between the capitulation low (two Wednesdays ago at $181.25 and about $183.50) and I remain a seller on strength above $185. I know that's a pretty tight range, which likely will be resolved s
The market is almost unplayable for most. A crude reversal likely was the catalyst for the turnaround, as quants ran on board the train from the morning lows. As I mentioned this morning, there is little edge or trend right now. If you trade, keep your value at risk (VAR) low because the large swings can produce big profit/loss changes on relatively small positions. Volatility "cubed" in a market dominated by machines and algos that don't look at income statements or balance sheets and have no concept of intrinsic value. It's in Nowhere Land, at least on a short term basis.  But I am of the view that the primary/intermediate trend is lower -- time to trade and be careful with investments. I still look for a low double-digit decline in the S&P 500 in 2016. Ss (S&P) over Ns (Nasdaq) and Rs flat (Russell). I traded actively today with some success, trying to be opportunistic and trying to embrace panic and euphoria. In other words, "Get It While You Can" is my mantra.  I ended the day market-neutral, shorting SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) on a 40-handle move off the lows ($191.35).  My five largest longs and shorts.  The decline in the value of the U.S. dollar was a key feature of the trading day, though I heard little discussion in the business media. Crude oil reversed dramatically, closing up $2.52 a barrel. Nat gas was unchanged. Gold was up another $13.40 per ouce. Still working on a memo on precious metals. Agricultural commodities: wheat up three cents, corn down two cents, soybean nine cents lower  and oats four cents lower. After a lot of intraday movement, bonds were essentially unchanged, with the 10-year and 30-year up by one to three basis points in yield. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) was down more than a beaner. Municipals were well-bid and closed-end municipal bond funds were up by a few cents apiece. High yield was bid. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was up 38 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was up 12 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was seven cents to the good. Bank-selling got panicky early in the day, I added across the board. Comerica (CMA), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Blackstone Group (BX) and Goldman Sachs (GS) ended the day higher after a pressured morning session. I observed that bank-centric sovereign debt funds might be responsible for the almost irrational selling of late. Here's my Chart of the Day on the aforementioned selling by sovereign wealth funds.  Staples responded well to a lower dollar Energy stocks were flat despite the ride in the resource. Biotech looks awful; they were flat on the day with Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) rallying but Allergan (AGN) declining. Old tech didn't participate in the afternoon rally, but IBM (IBM) rose by $1.50. Alibaba (BABA) and Yahoo! (YHOO) were bad. Retail was mixed, with Macy's (M) a leader to the upside and Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) downside leaders with large dollar drops today. I bought more GS (it rallied by $4 from today's purchase), Morgan Stanley (MS) (big recovery) and BX (nice reversal). (T)FANG is breaking down and rolling over -- a constant refrain of mine over the last four months. Tesla (TSLA) was down $10, Netflix (NFLX) down $1 and Alphabet (GOOGL) reversed most of its previous-day gain. Amazon (AMZN), which I featured today, continues to get schmeissed -- down $21. It is Bill Miller's largest holding (about 10% weighting). but I disagree, respectfully, with Bill. NOSH was broadly lower, led by Starbucks (SBUX) and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY). CRABBY looked better, with only Allstate (ALL) and BAC lower. In individual stocks: Procter & Gamble (PG) and DuPont (DD) -- two new Best Ideas List entrants as longs -- were standouts to the upside. Potash (POT) reversed yesterday's loss. Life insurance stocks, including my shorts Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET0, were standouts to the downside (again). I hope you enjoyed
Very whippy market with a negative bias thus far. I have been quite bearish for some time, but I believe we are close to a tradeable bounce. On a near-term basis we are oversold; indeed, S&P futures were nearly 40 handles below the 3 p.m. ET Friday levels around 2:30 ET today. I feel lonely buying; I've moved from market neutral all the way to medium-size long in the last day of trading. I look at reward versus risk in all my buys, and that is why I am more upbeat (no different than late August). Am I still negative over the intermediate term? You're damn right I am! But it is my view that a bounce would be a contrary move (Rev Shark disagrees and sees dip buyers -- I don't). But that is what makes the race! He is right more often than not. The U.S. dollar was stronger today. The continued fall in crude oil -- down $2 a barrel -- is the proximate cause of weakness in the indices. Gold is down two beaners and silver down by nine cents. Agricultural commodities got hit, led by wheat (down 11 cents), corn (down a nickel) and soybean (four cents lower). Bonds were mixed by maturities; the yield on the two-year down by two basis points  and the 30-year up by a relatively large four basis points to 2.96%. Ergo, the yield curve became steeper -- good for banks. Municipals are down small. I would be paring back muni closed-end  bond funds after the recent rise, if still long. High yield has a bid today, despite the drop in long bond prices and meaningfully lower energy prices. However, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) is getting hit. Banks were mixed, with Citigroup (C) the standout to the upside (now near day's high). I am intrigued!   I continue to add to the bank space (three money centers), not necessarily for the near term but for a multiyear play. I have large positions in C and Bank of America (BAC). I added to alternative investment manager Oaktree Capital Group (OAK), which is down $2 late today (it has halved its daily loss). The object of my disaffection, life insurers -- including Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) -- are getting destroyed today and have become important profit-and-loss contributors from the highs for my portfolio. Retail was stronger; Macy's (M) is up $2 based on activist movement. Kohl's (KSS) is also a winner on talk of an leveraged buyout. ( I consistently have been a buyer of the group on weakness over the last two weeks). New low in iShares China Large-Cap (FXI); it remains on my Best Ideas List as a short.  My energy shorts, Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB), are the world's fair and have become important winners in my portfolio. Arch Coal (ACI), a favorite of yesteryear to many, filed bankruptcy. Peak Icahn! Icahn's Freeport-McMoran (FCX) is getting schmeissed again -- down by 25%. His oil holdings are nearly as bad. And then there is Apple (AAPL). New low in Caterpillar (CAT). Remember my surprise that the CEO will be replaced!)  Fertilizers -- for example, Potash (POT) -- are acting like dung. Old tech acts better, led by Cisco (CSCO), Intel (INTC) and IBM (IBM). Autos are good on a relative and absolute basis, but considering the magnitude of their recent weakness, I am not surprised. Staying short. A "Biowreck" today -- down by 4% to 5%. Led by Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX), Allergan (AGN) and Mallinckrodt (MNK). Secondary biotech even worse.  I dissed Apple's decision on the headphone jack (in three installments ): "Are You Serious, Apple?"  (T)FANG is mixed. Tesla (TSLA) is leading on the downside and Netflix (NFLX) on the upside even though the latter's Golden Globes acceptance was disappointing NOSH was tasty, with all four components higher. CRABBY was strong on a relative basis, led by Alleghany (Y) and the aforementioned C. I revised  my "Fair Market Value " for the S&P Index to 1860 this morning.
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