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Apollo Global Management $APO is reportedly considering participating in a bid for Twitter $TWTR according to the WSJ Apollo "has held discussions about backing a possible deal for Twitter and could provide Elon Musk or another bidder with equity or debt to support an offer"
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U.S. futures are holding steady, only moderately lower from yesterday’s closing all-time highs for the major averages as investors brace for the FOMC meeting, with results expected tomorrow afternoon. Bitcoin prices surging to highs, up over 4% around $63,400 in another broad spike for crypto assets; Ethereum +3.25% at $4,450. House Speaker Pelosi is planning to go ahead with plans to vote this week on President Biden’s two bills even though Democratic moderates are echoing Senator Manchin’s complaints that they don’t know full cost & economic impact. In corporate news, JNJ, TEVA, ENDP and ABBV win the first case for pharmaceutical companies in the four-year litigation over the drugs in a $50B opioid litigation case. In commodity prices, gold holds below $1,800, oil is little changed around $84 per barrel and Wheat hit $8.00 a bushel Monday, highest levels since 2012 as world reserves declined following extreme weather. The Aussie dollar drops and the curve bull steepens after the RBA scraps its April 2024 yield target and signals openness to earlier rate hikes. Tesla $TSLA falls over 4%, is falling off a record high close of $1,208.59 – follows tweet from CEO Musk overnight saying there has been no contract signed yet with Hertz and that the Hertz deal has zero effect on Tesla’s economic. Wall Street’s main indexes notched record closing highs again on Monday, adding to the big totals in October as Tesla $TSLA shares surged and the energy sector gained on rising oil prices while investors looked ahead to a major Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly eclipsed 36,000 points for the first time before slipping just below. Along with the barrage of earnings again this week, the Federal Reserve is expected to approve plans to scale back its $120 billion monthly bond-buying program on Wednesday. The small-cap Russell 2000 index was a standout, rising 2.7% for its biggest daily percentage gain since late August. Economic data was mixed as the ISM U.S. manufacturing activity slowed in October, with all industries reporting record-long lead times. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index slipped -0.43% to 29,520, the Shanghai Index dropped -1.1% to 3,505, and the Hang Seng Index fell -0.22% to 25,099. In Europe, the German DAX is up +0.4% at 15,875, while the FTSE 100 declines around -0.6% below 7,250. Events Calendar for Today · 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales · 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales Earnings Calendar: · Earnings Before the Open: AME, APO, ARCB, AVNS, BBGI, BCC, BHC, BLD, BLMN, CEIX, CLW, CMI, COP, CRSR, CTLT, DD, EL, EPD, ESPR, ETN, EXLS, EXPD, EXTR, GNRC, GPN, HEES, HEP, HSC, HSIC, IART, IDXX, INCY, IPGP, IT, KKR, LCII, LDOS, LEA, LGIH, LPX, MIME, MLM, MMP, MPC, MPLX, MYGN, NRZ, NXST, NYMT, OMCL, PFE, PINC, RL, ROK, SABR, SAGE, SEE, TMX, TNC, UAA, VAL, WEC, WLK, XHR, XYL ZBRA · Earnings After the Close: ACT, AFG, AIZ, AKAM AMGN, ANDE, ATVI, AWK, AYX, BFAM, BGFV, BKH, BRY, BXC, CASA, CDK, CERS, CHK, COUR, CRK, CSLT, CZR, DCO, DCPH, DEI, DENN, DOX, DRRX, DVN, EGHT, EIX, ENLC, EXAS, EXEL, FMC, FNF, FRSH, GAIN, GNW, GPOR, HALO, HCC, HLF, HRB, HURN, INFI, INSP, KAI, KAMN, KAR, LPI, LSCC, LSI, LYFT, MANT, MDLZ, MG, MGNX, MOD, MRCY, MTCH, NP, NSA, OKE, OVV, PAA, PAGP, PAYC, PKI, PRO, PRTS, PRU, RAMP, RARE, RCKY, RM, RRR, SGRY, SKY, SRC, STE, TCS, TMUS, TVTY, UIS, UNM, VECO, VOYA, VRSK, WTTR, WU, ZG Other Key Events: · China Caixin Services PMI for October · Wolfe Research Wealth Symposium, 11/2-11/3 $virtual · Senator Manchin says he is prepared to support a Build Back Better plan that combats inflation, is fiscally responsible, and will create jobs. The plan the House is finalizing meets those tests-it is fully paid for, will reduce the deficit, and brings down costs for health care, child care, elder care, and housing
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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -36.00 0.10% 35,055 S&P 500 -3.25 0.08% 4,515 Nasdaq -13.50 0.09% 15,661 U.S. stocks are pointing to a slightly lower open just a day after finishing mixed as the Nasdaq Composite registered a record closing high for fourth consecutive session with Apple (AAPL) and Netflix (NFLX) touching all-time highs. This morning, the dollar is indicated higher while Treasury yields slip ahead of a $38 billion 10-year auction of new notes later this morning. Bitcoin prices extended declines Wednesday, following on from the cryptocurrency’s worst day in three months, as markets continue to digest the impact of El Salvador’s move to declare it as legal tender. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index rose 265 points to 30,181, the Shanghai Index was little changed at 3,675 and the Hang Seng Index dipped -32 points to 26,320. In Europe, the German DAX is down over -135 points to hold just above 15,700, while the FTSE 100 is down about -40 points to 7,110. There were a handful of M&A deals announced overnight in various sectors in what is expected to be another light day of news on this holiday shortened week. The Delta variant, the China economy, slowing U.S. growth and jobs, travel impacts and the Fed remain prevalent themes heading into the Fall. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index dropped -15.40 points, or 0.34%, to 4,520.03 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -269.09 points, or 0.76%, to 35,100.00 The Nasdaq Composite edged higher 10.81 points, or 0.07%, to 15,374.33 The Russell 2000 Index declined -16.44 points, or 0.72% to 2,275.61 Events Calendar for Today 7:00 AM ET MBA Mortgage Applications Data 4:30 PM ET API Weekly Inventory Data 10:00 AM ET JOLTS Job Openings for July 3:00 PM ET Consumer Credit for July Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: KFY, REVG Earnings After the Close: ABM, AVAV, BASE, CDMO, CPRT, CVGW, GME, HQY, INTA, MIND, RH, S, STRM Other Key Events: Barclay’s Global Consumer Staples Conference (virtual) 2021, 9/8-9/10 Barclay’s CEO Energy-Power Conference 2021 (virtual), 9/8-9/10 BTIG Cloud Communications and Collaboration Investor Forum (virtual), 9/8 Citigroup Annual BioPharma Conference (virtual), 9/8-9/10 Citigroup GEMS Conference 2021 (virtual), 9/8-9/10 Cowen 14th Annual Global Transportation & Sustainable Mobility Conference, 9/8-9/10 Credit Suisse 2021 Global Steel & Mining Conference (virtual), 9/8-9/10 Stephens Building Materials Investor Trip, 9/8-9/9 Wolfe Inaugural TMT Conference, 9/8-9/9 China CPI, PPI for August Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.98 69.34 Brent 0.87 72.56 Gold 3.60 1,798.00 EUR/USD -0.0021 1.1819 JPY/USD -0.07 110.21 10-Year Note -0.02 1.351% World News Japan Q2 GDP beat at +0.5% q/q vs 0.4% consensus; Japan Q2 GDP Annualized beat: 1.9% q/q vs 1.6% consensus and Japan July Current Account smaller surplus: JPY +1.91b vs JPY +2.30b cons Sector News Breakdown Consumer Coty ($COTY) 50M share secondary Block Trade priced at $8.53 Nio ($NIO) announces at-the-market offering of $2B of American depositary shares Casey’s General Stores ($CASY) Q1 EPS $3.19 vs. est. $2.96; Q1 revs $3.18B vs. est. $3.02B; said Q1 fuel gallons sold increased by 24.7% compared to FQ4 2021 ended April 30, 2021, while fuel margin increased 2.1¢ sequentially to 35.1¢ per gallon. That number is still below last year’s comparable quarter mark of 38.2¢ per gallon. Energy, Industrials and Materials Cheniere Energy ($LNG) declares an inaugural quarterly dividend of $0.33 per share, or $1.32 per share annualized; plans for about $1 bln of annual debt repayment, targeting investment grade consolidated credit metrics by the early-to-mid 2020s Chevron ($CVX), Delta ($DAL), and Google ($GOOGL) announced a memorandum of understanding to track sustainable aviation fuel test batch emissions data using cloud-based technology. Murphy Oil ($MUR) sees capital expenditure $685M-$715M, vs. est. $722.1M Financials Vertiv Holdings LLC ($VRT) to buy E&I Engineering Ireland Ltd., and its affiliate Powerbar Gulf LLC, in a deal valued at up to $2 billion. Separately, Vertiv cut its financial outlook, as worse-than-expected supply chain challenges are offsetting continued “robust” demand. https://on.mktw.net/38RtNEQ Coinbase Global Inc. ($COIN) said the SEC intends to sue it in court if it launches a planned program letting users earn interest on lending cryptocurrency; COIN said the SEC handed it a Wells notice in relation to its Coinbase Lend program, signaling its intention to sue the company in court. As a result, Coinbase said it won’t launch Lend until at least October. PayPal Holdings Inc. ($PYPL) agreed to buy Japanese “buy now, pay later” startup Paidy Inc. for about $2.7 billion, in a move that will boost its business in the world’s third-largest e-commerce market. https://on.mktw.net/3ncZkd1 MeridianLink Inc. ($MLNK) Q2 revs rose 38% to $68.5M vs. est. $67.4M; sees Q3 revs $62.9M-$63.5M vs. est. $62.2M; sees year revs $256.7M-$257.9M vs. est. $255.4M; sees FY adj Ebitda $112.3M-$113.5M Apollo Global ($APO) announced that clients managed by its affiliates have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire up to a 50% equity stake in MaxCap Group, a Australasian commercial real estate financier and fund manager Healthcare Sanofi SA ($SNY) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire U.S.-based biopharmaceutical company Kadmon Holdings Inc. ($KDMN) as Kadmon common stock will receive $9.50 a share in cash, representing a total equity value of about $1.9 billion on a fully diluted basis. https://on.mktw.net/3haEIOs Option Care Health ($OPCH)2M share Spot Secondary priced at $26.90 ICU Medical, Inc. ($ICUI) to acquire Smiths Medical division from Smiths Group plc for $2.35 billion in cash and stock plus the assumption of certain liabilities and a stock price performance-based earn-out India Globalization Capital ($IGC) announces the completion of its Phase 1 clinical trial on IGC’s cannabis-based investigational new drug, IGC-AD1, for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease Impel NeuroPharma ($IMPL) files to sell 3M shares of common stock Maravai ($MRVI) announces offering of 20M shares of Class A common stock for holders Ortho Clinical Diagnostics ($OCDX) files to sell 22M shares for holders Technology, Media & Telecom Elliott Management Corp. has a more than $1 billion stake in Citrix Systems Inc. ($CTXS) and wants the software company to take action to boost its lagging stock price, according to people familiar with the matter – WSJ https://on.wsj.com/3yOaCGN Analog Devices ($ADI) raises Q4 adjusted EPS view to $1.69 plus/minus 9c from $1.33 plus/minus 11c (est. $1.65) and raises Q4 revenue view to $2.3B plus/minus $70M from $1.78B plus/minus $70M (vs. est. $2.26B); to repurchase up to $2.5B of common stock Bumble ($BMBL) files to sell 15M shares of Class A common stock for holders Coupa Software ($COUP) 2Q adj EPS $0.26 vs est. ($0.06) on revs $179Mm vs est. $163Mm; guides 3Q adj EPS $0.01-0.03 vs est. ($0.08), sees 3Q revs $177-178Mm vs est. $168.8Mm; guides FY adj EPS $0.27-0.29 vs est. ($0.15), sees FY revs $706-708Mm vs est. $687.2Mm Smartsheet ($SMAR) 2Q adj EPS ($0.05) vs est. ($0.13) on sales $131.7Mm vs est. $125.5Mm; guides 3Q adj EPS loss $0.10-0.12 vs est. loss $0.11, sees 3Q revs $138-139Mm vs est. $129.9Mm; guides FY adj EPS loss $0.36-0.44 vs est. EPS loss $0.39, sees FY revs $530-533Mm vs est. $514.1Mm UiPath ($PATH) raises FY22 ARR view to $876M-$881M from $850M-$855M; 2Q ARR $726.5Mm +60%, revs $195.5Mm vs est. $184.3Mm, adj gr margin 86%, adj FCF ($3.5Mm); guides 3Q revs $207-209Mm
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Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -25.00 0.07% 34,973 S&P 500 -1.25 0.04% 4,413 Nasdaq 11.50 0.08% 15,058 U.S. S&P futures are flat heading into the trading day, looking to build on record highs from Tuesday as positive earnings boost U.S and European stocks while worries over China’s gaming and technology crackdown ease, helping lift those markets. Risk sentiment improves across Asia as Chinese and Hong Kong stocks push higher on tech recovery and solid Caixin PMI data. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index fell -57 points to 27,854, the Shanghai Index rose 29 points to 3,477 and the Hang Seng Index jumped 231 points to settle at 26,426. In Europe, the German DAX is climbing around 125 points to 15,680, while the FTSE 100 is up 0.4% to 7,135. Chinese Jul Caixin Services PMI beat: 54.9 vs 50.6 consensus. Some also see the spread of the Covid-19 delta variant as delaying rather than stopping the economic recovery. The New York Times reported overnight that the FDA plans to give full approval to Pfizer (PFE) and BioNTech (BNTX) coronavirus vaccine by the start of the next month. Earnings season has been strong with about 87% of S&P 500 companies reporting earnings and revenue beats, according to FactSet. Just under 70% of the S&P 500 now has reported earnings. The S&P 500 closed at record highs with gains in Apple and healthcare stocks, as concerns over a surge in the Delta variant of the coronavirus was put to the back-burner, overshadowed by continued upbeat corporate earnings. Ten of the 11 S&P indexes traded higher, with energy stocks rebounding after getting hit by a dip in oil prices. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 35.99 points, or 0.82%, to 4,423.15 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 278.24 points, or 0.80%, to 35,116.40 The Nasdaq Composite climbed 80.23 points, or 0.55%, to 14,761.29 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 8.09 points, or 0.36% to 2,223.58 Events Calendar for Today 7:00 AM ET MBA Mortgage Applications Data 8:15 AM ET ADP Employment Change for July…est. 695K 9:45 AM ET Markit Composite PMI, July-F 9:45 AM ET Markit Services PMI, July-F 10:00 AM ET ISM Non-Manufacturing Services PMI for July…est. 60.5 10:30 AM ET Weekly DOE Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: ABC, AEIS, ALE, APO, ASTE, BCOR, BDC, BGCP, BWA, CDW, CLVS, CLH, CLW, CMLS, CRL, CSII, DNOW, DOC, EDIT, EMR, ETR, EXC, FLOW, FUN, GEL, GM, HDSN, HFC, HZNP, IONS, JLL, KHC, LL, MAC, MKL, MPC, MPLX, MTOR, NI, NYT, ODP, RCL, SBGI, SGRY, SITE, SMG, SPR, SUP, TGI, TUP, TXMD, UTHR, VCEL, VMC, WLL Earnings After the Close: ACAD, ACLS, ADPT, ADTN, AGL, ALB, ALL, AMED, ANGI, ANSS, APA, ATO, AXGN, BBSI, BE, BFAM, BKNG, BOOT, CCMP, CDAY, CENX, CHNG, CMP, CPS, DGII, DOX, DVAX, DXC, EA, EGHT, ELF, EMKR, EOG, ETSY, EVH, FLT, FOXA, FSLY, FTDR, GDDY, GNK, HI, HUBS, IAC, INGN, IVR, JACK, LESL, LNC, LPI, LUMN, MAXR, MBI, MCK, MED, MET, MGM, MOD, MRO, MTG, NUS,NVRO, ONEM, PARR, PDCE, $PING, PLYA, QRVO, QTWO, RCII, REGI, RGR, RMAX, RNWK, EOKU, RPD, $RVLV, RYN, SBRA, SMSI, SUM, T$NDM, TPC, TTGT, TVTY, TWNK, TWO, TXG, $UBER, UHAL, VVV, VZIO, WDC, WU, YELL Other Key Events: Jefferies Industrials Conference (virtual), 8/3-8/4 Piper Wealth Management Forum (virtual), 8/3-8/6 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -0.34 70.22 Brent -0.18 72.23 Gold 3.30 1,813.75 EUR/USD -0.0008 1.1856 JPY/USD 0.13 109.17 10-Year Note +0.008 1.182% Sector News Breakdown Consumer Caesar’s Entertainment ($CZR) Q2 EPS $0.34 vs. est. loss (-$0.26); Q2 revs $2.5B vs. est. $2.27B; Q2 same-store Adjusted EBITDA was $1B versus (-$131M) for the comparable prior-year period; Company posted all-time records in quarterly Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin. Denny’s ($DENN) Q2 adj EPS $0.18 vs. est. $0.11; Q2 revs $106.2M vs. est. $98.1M; Q2 domestic system-wide same-store sales decreased 1.2% compared to the equivalent fiscal period in 2019, including a 1.5% decrease at domestic franchised restaurants and a 1.9% increase at company restaurants. Herbalife ($HLF) Q2 adj EPS $1.52 vs. est. $1.29; Q2 revs $1.55B vs. est. $1.57B; Q2 adjusted EBITDA of $262.1M; raises FY21 EPS view to $4.70-$5.10 from $4.65-$5.05 (est. $4.93); sees FY net sales growth to be in a range of 8.5% to 12.5%, lowering the midpoint by 150 basis points compared to prior full year 2021 guidance. Host Hotels ($HST) Q2 adj FFO $0.12 vs. est. $0.04; Q2 revs $649M vs. est. $606.58M; said RevPAR reached nearly $100 for the quarter, which dramatically outperformed consensus RevPAR, with average room rates only 8.4% below our 2019 second quarter rates; not providing year guidance Hyatt ($H) 2Q adj EPS ($1.15) vs est. ($0.85) on comparable system-wide REVPAR $72.47, qtrly total revs $663Mm vs est. $686.9Mm; guides FY net rooms growth more than +6%, sees FY adj SG&A about $240Mm, sees FY CAPEX about $110Mm Energy Devon Energy ($DVN) Q2 adj EPS $0.60 vs est. $0.52 on revs $2.42B vs est. $2.35B, operating cash flow $1.1B, production for the quarter averaged 291k barrels/day; will pay total dividend of 49c/shr (11c fixed + 38c variable), a 44% increase from Q1; sees 3q production 566-594 mboe/d vs est. 564.80 mboe/d Occidental Petroleum ($OXY) Q2 adj EPS 32c vs est. 1c on revs $5.96B vs est. $5.92B, FCF $2B, cash flow from continuing operations $3.3B; said oil and gas results improved from Q1 due to higher commodity prices and sales volumes; executed debt tender offer and repaid over $3B of long-term debt in July ONEOK ($OKE) Q2 EPS $0.77 vs. est. $0.75; Q2 revs $3.39B vs. est. $3.03B; sees 2021 net income, adj earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization to be above midpoints of ranges provided on April 27, 2021 SunPower ($SPWR) Q2 adj EPS $0.06 vs. est. $0.04; Q2 revs $308.9M vs. est. $327.31M; guides Q3 revs $325M-$375M vs. est. $400.83M; sees Q3 GAAP net loss of $10 to $0 million and MW recognized of 125 MW to 150 MW; Q2 added 13,000 residential customers – residential bookings up 16 percent sequentially, 67 percent year-over-year (YoY) The American Petroleum Institute ($API) showed a draw of 879K barrels of oil for the latest week; gasoline inventories show a draw of 5.75M barrels, distillate inventories show a draw of 717K barrels and Cushing inventories show a build of 659K barrels W&T Offshore ($WTI) Q2 EPS $0.02 vs. est. $0.07; Q2 revs $132.8M vs. est. $122.38M; Q2 Production was 40,888 Boe/d or 3.7 MMBoe, an increase of 3% compared to 39,657 Boe/d in Q1 and down 3% versus 42,037 Boe/d in Q2 of 2020 Financials Assurant Inc. ($AIZ) Q2 operating EPS $2.99 vs. est. $2.45; Q2 revs $2.54B vs. est. $2.39B; continue to expect to grow eps, ex. catastrophes, by 10 to 14 percent for 2021 Fair Isaac ($FICO) Q3 non-GAAP EPS $3.38 vs. est. $2.76; Q3 revs $338M vs. est. $328.3M; Applications revenues, which include the company’s decision management applications and associated professional services, were $133.2 million in the third quarter, compared to $141.5 million in the prior year period, a decrease of 6% Genworth Financial ($GNW) Q2 adj EPS $0.38 vs. est. $0.22; Q2 revs $2.04B vs. est. $1.9B; planned IPO of Enact remains a key strategic objective for Genworth and is subject to market and other conditions, however because the company is in registration and subject to applicable publicity restrictions, is unable to comment further or provide any additional detail at this time. Green Dot ($GDOT) Q2 adj EPS $0.68 vs est. $0.43 on revs $369.4M vs est. $313.2M; sees FY21 adj EPS $2.13-$2.27 vs prev. $2.06-$2.15, revs $1.33B-$1.35B vs est. $1.28B Prudential ($PRU) Q2 adj EPS $3.79 vs. est. $3.02; qtrly book value per common share of $160.31 versus $165.53 per share for year-ago; qtrly adjusted book value per common share of $104.39 versus $92.07 per share for year-ago; qtr end assets under management of $1.730 trillion versus $1.605 trillion for year-ago; now expect to return a total of $11.0B to holders from $10.5B prior Tanger Outlets ($SKT) 2Q core FFO/shr $0.43 vs est. $0.28, portfolio occupancy was 93% on June 30 vs 91.7% on March 31, avg tenant sales productivity was $424/sq ft for 12 months ended June 30 +7.3% yr/yr; guides FY FFO/shr $1.52-1.59 vs est. $1.46 Unum Group (UNM) Q2 adj EPS $1.39 vs. est. $1.11; Q2 revs $2.99B vs. est. $2.96B; Full-year 2021 outlook increased; after-tax adjusted operating income per share now expected to decline 1%-3% relative to full-year 2020, compared to an expected decline of 5%-6% prior Verisk Analytics ($VRSK) Q2 adj EPS $1.17 vs. est. $1.33; Q2 revs $747.5M vs. est. $737.3M; Net cash provided by operating activities was $233.2 million, down 6.5% for the second quarter of 2021. Free cash flow, a non-GAAP measure, was $170.7 million, down 11.5% Healthcare Change Healthcare ($CHNG) shares fell over 7% on a report that the U.S. Dept. of Justice is considering a lawsuit to block the company’s $8B sale to UnitedHealth ($UNH) https://bit.ly/3yA4Etu Option Care Health ($OPCH) 18M share Spot Secondary priced at $20.25 Amgen Inc. ($AMGN) Q2 adj EPS $4.38 vs. est. $4.06; Q2 revs $6.5B vs. est. $6.43B; backs FY21 adj EPS view $16.00-$17.00 vs. est. $16.34; backs FY21 revenue view $25.8B-$26.6B vs. est. $26.04B Amid surge in new COVID-19 infections across U.S., the FDA plans to give full approval to Pfizer (PFE) – BioNTech (BNTX) coronavirus vaccine by the start of the next month, The New York Times reports The FDA classified the recent recall of some of Philips’ (PHG) ventilators as Class 1, or the most serious type of recall, saying the use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death – Reuters CVS Health ($CVS) Q2 adj EPS $2.42 vs. est. $2.06; Q2 revs $72.62B vs. est. $70.11B; raises FY21 adjusted EPS view to $7.70-$7.80 from $7.56-$7.68 (est. $7.66); sees FY21 cash flow from operations $12.5B-$13B DaVita Inc. (DVA) 2Q EPS $2.64 vs est. $2.17; says total US dialysis treatments for 2Q were 7,413497 (avg 95,045/day); guides FY adj EPS $8.80-9.40 vs est. $8.63, sees FY adj op income $1.8-1.875B vs est. $1.816B Inspire Medical ($INSP) 2Q EPS ($0.48) vs est. ($0.64) on revs $53Mm vs est. $43.9Mm; guides FY revs $210-213Mm vs est. $195.9Mm, sees FY gr mgn 85-86%, sees opening 48-52 new US medical centers per qtr for 2H Jazz Pharma ($JAZZ) Q2 adj EPS $3.90 vs. est. $3.42; Q2 revs $751.8M vs. est. $735.62M; reaffirms FY21 non-GAAP EPS view $13.40-$14.70 (est. $14.45) and also back FY21 revenue view $3.020B-$3.180B vs. est. $3.11B; as of June 30, cash, cash equivalents were $891.4 mln, and outstanding principal balance of co’s long-term debt was $7.1 bln
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/*============================================= = Friday June 4 2021 = =============================================*/ Friday, June 4, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -60.00 0.17% 34,507 S&P 500 -3.25 0.07% 4,188 Nasdaq -5.50 0.04% 13,524 U.S. stock futures are looking slightly lower after slipping on Thursday, as market focus remains on the monthly jobs report at 8:30 AM ET. Treasury yields are also little changed around the 1.61% level for the 10-year, trading in a narrow range over the last week while oil prices tick higher and gold prices unchanged around the $1.870 an ounce level. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index fell -116 points to 28,941, the Shanghai Index rose 7 points to 3,591 and the Hang Seng Index dipped -47 points to 28,918. In Europe, the German DAX is lower by about 10 points to 15,625, while the FTSE 100 drops around 20 points to 7,045. News flow is quiet ahead of the jobs report where expectations that the U.S. economy added 650K jobs and the unemployment rate to come in at 5.9%. Shares of so called “meme” stocks active again as AMC shares fall and Bitcoin prices drop back under $37K following another cryptic tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index slipped -15.27 points, or 0.36%, to 4,192.85 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -23.34 points, or 0.07%, to 34,577.04 The Nasdaq Composite dropped -141.82 points, or 1.03%, to 13,614.51 The Russell 2000 Index declined -18.59 points, or 0.81% to 2,279.25 Events Calendar for Today 8:30 AM EST Nonfarm Payrolls for May…est. 650K 8:30 AM EST Private Payrolls for May…est. 600K 8:30 AM EST Manufacturing Payrolls for May…est. 24K 8:30 AM EST Unemployment Rate for May…est. 5.9% 8:30 AM EST Average Hourly Earnings for May…est. 0.2% 10:00 AM EST Factory Orders for April…est. (-0.2%) 1:00 PM EST Baker Hughes Weekly rig count data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: $HOFT Other Key Events: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting (virtual), 6/4-6/8 Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference (virtual), 6/2-6/4 Goldman Sachs 3rd Asia Spotlight Symposium (virtual), 6/1-6/4 KeyBanc Capital Markets Industrials & Basic Materials Conference (virtual), 6/1-6/4 Piper Consumer Marketplace Conference (virtual), 6/2-6/4 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.22 69.03 Brent 0.21 71.52 Gold -0.25 1,870.50 EUR/USD -0.0016 1.2111 JPY/USD -0.15 110.14 10-Year Note -0.002 1.625% World News German May Construction PMI lower: 44.5 vs 46.2 previous Eurozone April Retail Sales missed: -3.1% m/m vs -1.2% consensus, 23.9% y/y vs 25.5% consensus Sector News Breakdown Consumer Lululemon Athletica ($LULU) 1Q adj EPS $1.16 vs. est. $0.91 on revs $1.2B vs. est. $1.13B, direct to consumer revs +55% to $545.1Mm, opened two net new stores, inventory at qtr-end +17%; guides 2Q adj EPS $1.10-1.15 vs. est. $1.01, sees 2Q revs $1.3-1.33B vs. est. $1.2B; guides FY adj EPS $6.73-6.86 vs. est. $6.48, sees FY revs $5.825-5.905B vs. est. $5.68B AMC Entertainment ($AMC) shares fell after hours after saying it will ask its shareholders for the authority to issue 25 million shares, effective in 2022. The proposal contrasts with a previous request that shareholders authorize 500 million new shares. Yesterday completed its “at-the-market” equity sales program; it sold 11.55 mln shares, raised $587.4M at avg price of $50.85 ChargePoint ($CHPT) Q2 EPS ($0.84) on revs $40.5Mm; guides 2Q revs $46-51Mm vs. est. $45.2Mm; sees FY revs $195-205Mm vs. est. $203.9Mm Five Below ($FIVE) 1Q EPS $0.88 vs. est. $0.65 on sales $597.8Mm vs. est. $551.1Mm; guides 2Q sales $640-660Mm vs. est. $584.3Mm, sees 2Q EPS $1.01-1.13 vs. est. $0.71 Quanex ($NX) 2Q adj EPS $0.43 vs. est. $0.30 on revs $270.4Mm vs. est. $187.5Mm; guides FY net sales $1.04-1.06B vs. est. $956Mm, sees FY adj EBITDA $125-130Mm vs. est. $117.9Mm Tilly’s ($TLYS) 1Q EPS $0.36 vs. est. ($0.02) on revs $163.2Mm vs. est. $128.9Mm; not offering specific guidance at this time; sees Q2 sales, earnings better than 2020, 2019 if stores stay open Zumiez ($ZUMZ) Q1 EPS $1.03 vs. est. $0.04; Q1 revs $279.1M vs. est. $221.88M; not providing outlook for Q2 or year at this time; Compared to the first quarter ended May 4, 2019 (13 weeks), first quarter 2021 net sales increased 31.1% Chatham Lodging Trust’s ($CLDT) said May RevPAR of $88 for comparable hotels increased 17% from $75 in April; comp hotel occupancy rate in May improved to 70% from 65% in April and 46% in January LGI Homes, Inc. ($LGIH) announced it closed 911 homes in May 2021, up from 640 homes closed in May 2020, representing year-over-year growth of 42.3% Energy, Industrials and Materials Targa Resources ($TRGP) to replace CoreLogic ($CLGX) in S&P 400 at open on 6/9 (Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners are acquiring CoreLogic in a deal expected to be completed soon) Northrop Grumman ($NOC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel and raise tgt to $475 from $350 saying defense industry stocks are cheap and the market will eventually realize it S. Steel ($X) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS and raised tgt to $30 from $15 ZIM Integrated ($ZIM)975M share Secondary priced at $40.00 Workhorse ($WKHS) slides after Cowen downgrades the stock, saying that it now looks fairly valued following the retail trader-driven rally Financials Cboe Global Markets ($CBOE) options total volume in May of 220.1M contracts rose 2.6% M/M and 15% Y/Y, while total average daily volume of 11.0M, up 7.7% from April and 15% from May 2020; Futures volume in May of 5.33M contracts increased 28% M/M and 99% Y/Y; total ADV of 266K contracts rose 34% from April. Envestnet ($ENV) to replace TCF Financial ($TCF) in S&P 400 at open on 6/9 (HBAN is acquiring TCF) Bitcoin shares slide over 5% to $36,600 following Elon Musk’s tweet in which he wrote the hashtag #Bitcoin with a broken heart emoji. He also referenced lyrics from “In the End,” a song by Linkin Park. – recall Bitcoin reached a record high of more than $64,000 in April Wells Fargo ($WFC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral and raise tgt to $60 at Bank America The9 ($NCTY) says to buy carbon-neutral cryptocurrency miner Montcrypto Ltd, to invest up to C$5.6 mln in two phases Healthcare Abbott Labs ($ABT) said it plans a restructuring; costs are expected to be incurred during remainder of 2021 with majority of costs expected to be recorded in Q2; estimates pre-tax costs to be incurred to implement plan to be approximately $550M-$700M Bristol Myers Squibb ($BMY) presents data from CheckMate -648 showing Opdivo plus chemotherapy and Opdivo plus Yervoy significantly improved overall survival compared to chemotherapy in unresectable advanced or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma Cooper Companies ($COO) 2Q adj EPS $3.38 vs. est. $3.09 on revs $719.5Mm vs. est. $690.2Mm; guides FY revs $2.855-2.885B vs. est. $2.83B, sees FY adj EPS $13.20-13.40 vs. est. $13.04 Galapagos ($GLPG) announced that primary and secondary endpoint results from the phase 3 SELECTION induction and maintenance study were published in The Lancet. Senseonics Holdings ($SENS) rises after saying Promise study demonstrated strong accuracy of 180 Day CGM Sensor Phreesia Inc. ($PHR) Q1 EPS loss ($0.24) vs. est. loss ($0.17); Q1 revs $48.3M vs. est. $42.8M; raises year rev outlook to $191M-$194M from prior view $178M-$186M (est. $183.5M); avg number of provider clients was 1,902 in Q1 as compared to 1,632 in the same period in the prior year, an increase of 17%; avg revs per provider client was $20,222 in Q1 compared to $16,735 YoY, an increase of 21% Technology, Media & Telecom Asana ($ASAN) Q1 adj EPS loss ($0.21) vs. est. loss ($0.27); Q1 revs $76.7M vs. est. $70.14M; raises FY22 rev outlook to $336M-$340M from $309M-$314M prior (est. $312.24M) Broadcom ($AVGO) Q2 adj EPS $6.62 vs. est. $6.43; Q2 revs $6.61B vs. est. $6.51B; sees Q3 revs $6.75B vs. est. $6.6B; sees Q3 adjusted EBITDA of approximately 60% of projected revenue; saw strength in demand for semiconductors across multiple end markets; says expecting free cash flow to remain strong in Q3 CrowdStrike ($CRWD) 1Q adj EPS $0.10 vs. est. $0.06 on revs $302.8Mm vs. est. $291.4Mm, adds 1,542 net new subs in qtr, added $144Mm net new ARR in qtr; guides 2Q revs $318.3-324.4Mm vs. est. $310.2Mm, sees 2Q adj EPS $0.07-0.09 vs. est. $0.06; guides FY revs $1.347-1.365B vs est. $1.32B, sees FY adj EPS $0.35-0.41 vs. est. $0.30 DocuSign ($DOCU) Q1 adj EPS $0.44 vs. est. $0.28; Q1 revs $469.1M vs. est. $437.81M; guides FY22 revs $2.027B-$2.039B vs. est. $1.98B; sees FY22 adjusted gross margin 79%-81%; Q1 Subscription revenue was $451.9M up 61% YoY; Q1 billings were $527.4M, up 54% YoY; Q1 GAAP gross margin was 78% compared to 75% in the same period last year Meredith Corp. ($MDP) is said to have received a higher bid from Standard General for its Local Media Group before it agreed to increased deal with Gray Television. Standard General was bidding with a group include Apollo Global (APO) and Sinclair Broadcast (SBGI), according to a DealReporter story, which cited sources familiar. MongoDB ($MDB) Q1 Non-Gaap EPS loss ($0.15) vs. est. loss ($0.37); Q1 revs $181.6M vs. est. $169.9M; Q1 Subscription revenue was $174.6 million, an increase of 40% YoY, and services revenue was $7.1 million, an increase of 29% YoY; sees FY22 non-GAAP EPS loss ($1.38)-($1.25) vs. est. loss ($1.43); guides FY22 revs $771.0M-$784.0M vs. est. $764.65M. PagerDuty ($PD) Q1 EPS loss (8c) vs. est. loss (9c); Q1 revs $63.6M vs. est. $61.95M; said over 16,800 companies now using PagerDuty to power their digital transformations; customers with annual recurring revenue over $1,000,000, up 55% YoY; sees Q2 EPS loss (16c)-(15c) vs. est. loss (9c); sees Q2 revs $64.5M-$66.5M vs. est. $63.8M SAIC Corp. ($SAIC) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Halfaker and Associates, LLC, a federal health technology solutions provider, for $250M; 1Q adj EPS $1.94 vs. est. $1.51 on revs $1.9B vs. est. $1.81B; guides FY22 adj EPS $6.15-6.40 vs. est. $6.30, sees FY22 revs $7.15-7.3B vs. est. $7.24B Sumo Logic ($SUMO) 1Q adj EPS ($0.11) vs. est. ($0.12) on revs $54.2Mm vs. est. $53.9Mm; guides 2Q revs $56.1-57.1Mm vs. est. $56.4Mm, sees 2Q adj EPS ($0.14) vs. est. ($0.12); guides FY revs $233-236Mm vs. est. $233.9Mm, sees FY adj EPS loss $0.55-0.57 vs. est. loss $0.48 The European Commission and the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority each said they were opening competition inquiries into social-media giant Facebook’s ($FB) advertising services. The European Union said it’s looking to see whether Facebook violated EU competition rules by using advertising data gathered from advertisers in order to compete with them in markets where Facebook is active such as classified ads United Microelectronics ($UMC) reports May net sales grew 16.57%% Y/Y to NT$17.19B
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US Markets Closed higher yesterday, amid strong corporate earnings reports. Meredith jumped 13.2%, following reports that it is in advanced talks to sell its 17 local TV stations to Gray Television for an estimated consideration of $2.5 billion. Moderna advanced 4.0%, after the drug maker finalised a deal to provide 500 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to low-and middle-income countries through a United Nations-backed program. DraftKings added 0.7%, after a top broker upgraded its rating on the stock to ‘Outperform’ from ‘Market Perform’. Verizon Communications rose 0.2%, following reports that the company is selling its media assets like AOL and Yahoo to Apollo Global Management (APO). Meanwhile, Estee Lauder declined 7.9%, as the company’s third quarter revenue came in below analysts’ forecasts. The S&P 500 gained 0.3%, to settle at 4,192.7. The DJIA rose 0.7%, to settle at 34,113.2, while the NASDAQ shed 0.5%, to close at 13,895.1.
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