1) There's a very mixed picture among the housing/building material names. Whirlpool is among them: they saw an earnings miss, but revenue beat. Good news: Europe was up 8 percent, North American sales rising 4.3 percent, but Latin America was down 2 percent and Asia off 11 percent. The company affirmed 2014 guidance of $12.00-$12.50.
Masco posted a modest beat, CEO Keith Allman said, "new home construction will show continued growth in 2014, repair and remodel activity will grow modestly, and big ticket items will continue to show improvement."
2) Vernon Davis is set to go public...the tight end for the San Francisco 49ers is set to go public on a new exchange run by Fantex Brokerage Services. The IPO reservation period closed last night, the book is supposed to close today.
The stock—trading under the symbol VNDSL—is supposed to begin trading on Monday, but don't look for it on the NYSE or NASDAQ...or even over-the-counter. It will only trade on Fantex. I tried to check this when I came in the morning, but the website (fantex.com) was not up.
--By CNBC's Bob Pisani