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Monday, November 8, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 72.00 0.20% 36,287 S&P 500 4.25 0.09% 4,694 Nasdaq 9.00 0.06% 16,360 U.S. futures are looking to open at new record highs (again) after Washington passed a smaller form of its highway, broadband and other infrastructure improvement spending deal this weekend, as the $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed through Congress on Friday. A very important week of economic data coming up with monthly CPI, PPI inflation data mid-week. Crypto assets rising to records ahead of the inflation reports as Bitcoin up 8% nearing $66K, Ethereum record highs up over 6% above $4,700, Litecoin tops $200, up over 5.75% as crypto assets surging again. Tech futures underperform following weakness in Tesla (TSLA) after its CEO Elon Musk on Saturday asked his 62.5 million followers on Twitter in a poll if he should sell 10% of his Tesla stock. The world’s richest person had previously said he could face a “massive” tax bill this year as he has to exercise a large number of stock options coming due next year. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index fell -100 points to 29,507, the Shanghai Index rose 0.2% to just under 3,500, and the Hang Seng Index declined 100 points to 24,763. In Europe, the German DAX is down about -0.1% at 16,035, while the FTSE 100 is flat holding just above 7,300. Last week the S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow notched their fifth straight weekly advances (longest streak for the S&P since Aug 2020); for the week, the S&P 500 rose 2%, the Dow added 1.42%, the Nasdaq gained 3.05% and the Russell 200o over 6%. The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) notched its 10th winning session in a row on Friday while the S&P 500 scored another record high on Friday and booked a week of solid gains following a strong U.S. jobs report and positive data for Pfizer’s experimental pill against COVID-19, which helped boost travel and other economic reopen sectors. The news kept the run going for equities after investors earlier in the week digested the Federal Reserve’s decision to start reducing its monthly bond purchases put in place to support the economy. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 17.47 points, or 0.37%, to 4,697.53 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 203.72 points, or 0.56%, to 36,327.95 The Nasdaq Composite climbed 31.28 points, or 0.20%, to 15,971.59 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 34.65 points, or 1.44% to 2,437.08 Events Calendar for Today No major U.S. economic data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: ATRO, AXSM, BKI, COTY, DS, EDIT, EHTH, GATO, GTES, HLIO, KOS, LINC, NERV, NSSC, RDNT, RDUS, RETA, THS, TTD, USFD, VAC, VUZI, WOW, ZIXI Earnings After the Close: ACAD, AEIS, AEL, AMBC, AMC, AMPH, AMRS, APEI, APPF, APTS, ASUR, ATER, AVEO, BAND, BRP, CARA, CBT, CHRS, CLRS, CLOV, CSSE, CSTL, CXW, DDD, DOOR, ENV, FIVN, FLDM, FRPT, FSK, FTK, GOSS, HIL, IEA, IFF, IIN, INST, IPAR, JKHY, KERN, LMND, LOTZ, MRC, MRTX, MWA, NCMI, NEWR, NNI, NVRO, NVTA, OCIUL, OUST, PRA, PRI, PRIM, PYPL, RBLX, REAL, SANM, SCOR, SDC, SNCR, SPCE, SWSP, SWAV, SWX, TCMD, TREX, TRIP, TWO, XNCR, ZIOP, ZNGA Other Key Events: Credit Suisse 30th Annual Healthcare Conference, 11/8-11/11 (virtual) JPMorgan Global Consumer, Retail & Luxury Conference, 11/8-11/21 (virtual) EEI Financial Conference, 11/7-11/9 (virtual) REITWorld 2021 Annual Conference, 11/9-11/12 (virtual) Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 1.22 82.49 Brent 1.09 83.83 Gold -0.50 1,818.50 EUR/USD -0.0002 1.1564 JPY/USD 0.05 113.46 10-Year Note +0.032 1.485% World News China’s export growth moderated slightly to 27.1% yoy in October, above the 22.8% consensus expectation, implying a sequential gain of 2.6% in October (a modest slowdown from +3.0% in September) despite electricity constraints in October. At the same time, imports rose 20.6% yoy in October, missing expectations of a 26.2% surge, but fell 3.2% sequentially in October (vs. -0.7% in September). As a result of the far bigger growth in exports over imports, the monthly trade surplus rose further to a record high of $84.5bn in October, supporting the appreciation of the Chinese yuan in October, even as China’s economy has slowed down sharply in recent months. China’s trade surplus with the United States was $40.75 billion in October based on customs data showed on Sunday, down from $42 billion in September. For the first ten months of the year, the surplus was $320.67 billion – Reuters Highway, broadband and other infrastructure improvement spending deal this weekend, as the $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed through Congress on Friday and among parts of the deal, allows for $7.5 billion spending for building out a network of electric vehicle chargers and another $7.5 billion for low or zero-emission buses and ferries. Sector News Breakdown Consumer Tesla Inc ($TSLA) CEO Elon Musk on Saturday asked his 62.5 million followers on Twitter in a poll if he should sell 10% of his Tesla stock. The world’s richest person had previously said he could face a “massive” tax bill this year as he has to exercise a large number of stock options coming due next year. “Note, I do not take a cash salary or bonus from anywhere. I only have stock, thus the only way for me to pay taxes personally is to sell stock,” Musk said on Twitter on Saturday. Rivian Automotive ($RIVN) raises IPO price range to $72.00-$74.00 from $57.00-$62.00. Separately, Barron’s noted Rivian Automotive (RIVN) is set to go public this coming week at a market value that could exceed that of Honda Motor (HMC) despite having sold just a handful of vehicles, with a market cap around $64 billion Haverty’s (HVT) announces special cash dividend, quarterly cash dividend, and additional authorization under stock repurchase program Peloton ($PTON) has halted hiring across all departments effective immediately, CNBC reported late Friday, a day after it slashed its full-year outlook amid slowing momentum for its fitness products Coty ($COTY) agrees to sell additional partial stake in Wella to KKR in exchange for about 56% of Preferred Coty shares owned by KKR Marriott Vacations ($VAC) Q3 adjusted EPS $1.60 vs. est. $1.42; Q3 revs $1.05B vs est. $1.07B; said occupancies at our resorts this quarter were very strong despite the Delta variant and contract sales were within 3% of 2019 levels, driving 25% sequential growth in Adjusted EBITDA Energy China’s crude oil imports plunged in October to the lowest since September 2018, as large state-owned refiners withheld purchases because of rising prices while independent refiners were restrained by limited quotas to import. The world’s biggest crude oil importer brought in 37.8 million tonnes last month, data from the General Administration of Customs showed on Sunday, equivalent to 8.9 million barrels per day (bpd). – Reuters FirstEnergy ($FE) agrees to sell a 19.9% stake in its three regulated transmission businesses to Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) for $2.4B Financials Berkshire Hathaway Inc ($BRK/A) said that global supply chain disruptions kept a lid on its ability to generate profit; Q3 operating profit rose 18% but missed analyst forecasts amid goods shortages that crimped consumer spending; net income, meanwhile, fell 66%, reflecting lower gains from stock holdings such as Apple Inc and Bank of America Corp. Alleghany ($Y) mentioned positively in Barron’s saying shares should not be overlooked noting under CEO Weston Hicks, Alleghany has used a similar strategy to create an attractive, smaller-scale version of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway ($BRK.A) R. Berkley ($WRB) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend on its common stock of $1.00 per share to be paid on December 22 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 7 Healthcare Cannabis stocks rose late Friday after Marijuana Moment reported a fresh Republican-led attempt to legalize marijuana. The States Reform Act led by Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) is still in the preliminary stage, and a final version is expected to be filed later this month. As U.S. health authorities expand use of the leading Covid-19 vaccines, researchers investigating heart-related risks linked to the shots are exploring several emerging theories, including one centered on the spike protein made in response to vaccination. Researchers aren’t certain why the messenger RNA vaccines, one from Pfizer Inc. ($PFE) and partner BioNTech SE ($BNTX) and the other from Moderna Inc., are likely causing the inflammatory heart conditions myocarditis and pericarditis in a small number of cases. – WSJ https://on.wsj.com/3mQqCVY Alcon ($ALC) has acquired Ivantis, developer and manufacturer of the novel Hydrus Microstent, a minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device designed to lower intraocular pressure for open-angle glaucoma patients in connection with cataract surgery for $475M in upfront consideration Genetron Holdings ($GTH) has formed a strategic partnership with oncology laboratory solution provider NeoGenomics (NEO) to drive global oncology drug research and development. Industrials & Materials Boeing ($BA) directors agreed to a $237.5 million settlement of claims that they turned a blind eye to safety issues related to 737 Max jetliners whose crashes have cost the company more than $20 billion, according to court documents Blade Air Mobility ($BLDE) is bringing ride-sharing to helicopters-just don’t call it the Uber ($UBER) of the sky. The stock can take off without that comparison, Barron’s reported. Blade Air Mobility is a less risky way to invest in the eVTOL future, though certainly not risk-free BHP is close to a deal to sell its controlling interest in two Australian coal mines to Stanmore Resources Ltd. ($STMRF) for ~$1.25B, the Wall Street Journal reports. Technology, Media & Telecom New Oriental Education & Technology ($EDU), Gaotu Techedu ($GOTU), and Tal Education ($TAL) shares all rising over 20% after the WSJ reported that China plans to issue more than a dozen licenses that would allow companies to offer after-school tutoring. The report said Gaotu Techedu (GOTU) and Yuanfudao, a unit of Tencent ($TCEHY), have held talks about resuming tutoring to students in the ninth grade and below https://on.mktw.net/3EVcxg5 Trinseo ($TSE) has begun work to explore the divestiture of its Styrenics businesses and plans to launch a formal sales process in Q1 of 2022. The scope of this potential divestiture is expected to include the Feedstocks and Polystyrene reporting segments as well as the company’s 50% ownership of Americas Styrenics AU Optronics ($AUOTY) reports October revenue of NT$30.38B (+18.1% Y/Y, -9.9% M/M); the total panel area shipment reached around 2.08 million square meters in October 2021, down by 4.3% month-over-month. ChipMOS ($IMOS) reports October revenue of $82.3M (-2.3% M/M; +10.7% Y/Y).
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Monday, August 30, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 22.00 0.06% 35,425 S&P 500 4.25 0.11% 4,510 Nasdaq 26.50 0.17% 15,452 Stock futures in the U.S. are looking higher, extending last week gains following Friday’s dovish address from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, where he laid out the case for the slowing of the Fed’s $120 billion in monthly bond purchases, but offered no firm time table. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index jumped 148 points to 27,789, the Shanghai Index inched higher about 6 points to 3,538 and the Hang Seng Index rose 131 points to 25,539. In Europe, the German DAX rises 35 points to 15,885, while the FTSE 100 is up about 20 points to 7,150. Shares of U.S. insurance companies, energy firms, utilities and refiners may be active when trading starts Monday after Hurricane Ida slammed ashore, hitting the Louisiana coast with winds more powerful than Hurricane Katrina. Stocks closed out last week at new all-time highs, as the S&P 500 climbed 0.9%, settling above 4,500 for the first time, while the Nasdaq Composite advances 1.2% to a new record. For the week, the S&P 500 rose 1.5%, the Dow rose about 1% and the Nasdaq rose 2.8% and the Russell 2000 index jumped 5.1%. Major averages enjoyed gains all week as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell kept rate hikes far over the horizon at the virtual Jackson Hole speech. Treasury yields slumped after Powell raised the possibility of tapering asset purchases this year but set no timetable and also said there was substantial work to do before any rate moves. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 39.37 points, or 0.88%, to 4,509.37 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 242.70 points, or 0.69%, to 35,455.80 The Nasdaq Composite surged 183.70 points, or 1.23%, to 15,129.50 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 63.17 points, or 2.85% to 2,277.15 Events Calendar for Today 10:00 AM ET Pending Home Sales MoM for July 10:00 AM ET Dallas Fed Manufacturing for August Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: $CLDR, $CTLT Earnings After the Close: $NDSN, $SOL, $ZM Other Key Events: Citigroup Asia Tech, Media & telecom Virtual Conference, 8/27-8/31 Piper Sandler 2021 Texas Bank Forum (virtual), 8/30-9/1 Piper Houston E&P Bus Tour, 8/30-8/31 China NBS Non-Manufacturing for August Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -0.35 68.39 Brent -0.10 72.60 Gold -1.25 1,816.35 EUR/USD 0.0006 1.18.01 JPY/USD -0.01 109.83 10-Year Note -0.005 1.307% Sector News Breakdown Consumer Li Auto ($LI) posts Q2 revs of 5.04 bln yuan ($779.20M), vs. est. 4.41 bln yuan; Q2 vehicle sales were 4.90 bln yuan during Q2 with deliveries of Li ONE SUVs rising 166% YoY; sees Q3 deliveries of vehicles to be between 25,000 and 26,000, or an increase of 188.7%-200.2% YoY Lululemon Athletica’s ($LULU) mentioned positively in Barron’s noting the stock hasn’t gone very far since its six-month stay as a stay-at-home darling in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic bear market. Its second-quarter earnings might just be the catalyst it needs to get moving again. Energy, Industrials and Materials More than 90% of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico shut down this weekend as Hurricane Ida plowed toward the Louisiana coast, threatening an area that is home to 17% of U.S. oil production, 5% of natural gas output and 15% of U.S. refining capacity. Exxon Mobil ($XOM) reportedly has cut production at its Baton Rouge refinery to 50% of its 520K bbl/day capacity Berry Global ($BERY) a positive mention in Barron’s saying the company makes plastic containers, but writing off Berry for plastics overlooks changing practices in the industry and ignores one of the sturdiest of materials stocks. Berry could narrow the gap between its 10 times 12-month forward earnings and Sealed Air’s ($SEE) and Amcor’s ($AMCR) 15 times, which would imply a 50% gain on multiple expansion alone, the author notes Astra Space Inc ($ASTR) shares fall over -20% after the test launch of its rocket LV0006 was ended prematurely about 2-and-a-half minutes after liftoff; said one of LV0006’s engines shut down less than a second after liftoff United Airlines Holdings Inc. ($UAL) jets like the one that lost an engine cover over Colorado in February aren’t expected to fly until early next year, as federal regulators weigh additional safeguards, people briefed on the matter said. United had hoped to resume flying the wide-body jets this summer. Dow Jones Financials Freshworks Inc. (FRSH) filed for an IPO in the U.S. as the customer relations management software firm looks to compete with larger rivals such as Salesforce.com (CRM). Freshworks wrote in an S-1 filing with the U.S. SEC that it aims to raise $100M Shares of U.S. insurance companies, energy firms, utilities and refiners may be active when trading starts Monday after Hurricane Ida slammed ashore, hitting the Louisiana coast with winds more powerful than Hurricane Katrina Healthcare Baxter International Inc. ($BAX) is in advanced talks to buy medical-equipment maker Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. ($HRC) for around $10 billion, the WSJ reported in a deal that values Hill-Rom at around $150 a share that could be reached by midweek assuming the talks don’t fall apart (talks follow an earlier bid from Baxter worth $144 a share that Hill-Rom rebuffed) https://on.wsj.com/38kIIY9 Catalent Inc. ($CTLT) is expected to announce Monday that it has agreed to buy closely held Bettera Holdings LLC for $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest deal involving nutritional supplement companies. https://on.wsj.com/3zs40Pi Moderna ($MRNA) slumped after authorities in Japan suspended the use of a second batch of the drugmaker’s coronavirus vaccine following the discovery of contaminants Vapotherm ($VAPO) said the FDA has given regulatory clearance to the company’s new respiratory-therapy device, HVT 2.0. The device would make it easier for hospitals to give breathing therapy in more areas of the hospital, not just in intensive-care units Technology, Media & Telecom Tesla Inc ($TSLA) Chief Executive Elon Musk has signaled competition concerns over Nvidia Corp’s (NVDA) planned purchase of British chip designer Arm, the Telegraph reported on Saturday, citing multiple sources. Amazon.com Inc and smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have also lodged opposition to the deal with U.S. authorities, the newspaper reported. Barron’s noted China’s most well-known companies are starting to look cheap to some U.S. investors, though the likelihood of volatility means there will be ample opportunity to buy. Alibaba ($BABA), Tencent ($TCEHY) and Yum China ($YUMC) are among the ones to watch HP Inc. ($HPQ) and Dell ($DELL) look attractive and cheap, according to Barron’s. One peculiar outcome of the pandemic has been a newfound appreciation for the personal computer, with the pandemic underlining the need to upgrade to hardware capable of running videoconferencing and other essential software Globalstar ($GSAT) shares may move on a report that Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 13 will use satellite connectivity so users can make calls and texts in areas without cellular coverage https://bit.ly/3sXY2mN
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Monday, August 9, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -110.00 0.32% 34,979 S&P 500 -8.25 0.19% 4,421 Nasdaq 10.50 0.07% 15,106 Stock futures traded mostly lower Monday as investors increased bets the Federal Reserve would pull back on stimulus following a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report last week. Stocks closed higher on Friday, adding to its string of weekly advances as the S&P 500 index hits its 44th record high after a strong monthly jobs report fuels a further rotation into riskier assets. The U.S. economy added 943,000 jobs in July as hiring surged and employers raised wages to lure workers. It marked the second straight month of impressive growth. For the week, unofficially, the S&P rose 0.94%, the Dow added 0.78%, and the Nasdaq gained 1.11%. U.S. Treasury yields rose Friday after the jobs report, rising 8.7 bps at 1.3036%, its highest of the day, as equity indexes closed at record highs (back down at 1.28%). The financial sector saw its biggest daily percentage gain since July 20, while materials scored their best day in nearly a month as consumer discretionary stocks lagged. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index gained 91 points to 27,820, the Shanghai Index rises 36 points (over 1%) to 3,494, the Hang Seng Index jumps 104 points to 26,283. In Europe, the German DAX is down -30 points to 15,730, while the FTSE 100 is down about -25 points, dipping just below 7,100. Bitcoin prices are higher by over 5% to $45,000 while Ethereum prices extend last week gains, also up over 5% topping $3,000. Oil prices looking lower again as WTI Crude slips 3.75% or over $2.50 to $65.70 (lowest levels since June) as worries about the COVID Delta variant’s impact on global growth increase. Goldman Sachs cut its forecast for China Q3 and full-year GDP, but does expect the government to bring the outbreak under control in about a month. Also, China’s crude imports slipped to the lowest since May last month after operations were halted at key ports on the east coast due to a typhoon. The nation imported 41.24 metric tons of crude in July, according to data. Gold prices slide $22 or over 1$ at $1,742.00 an ounce – but well-off overnight lows after plunging just below $1,700 an ounce Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 7.42 points, or 0.17%, to 4,436.52 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 144.26 points, or 0.41%, to 35,208.51 The Nasdaq Composite declined -59.36 points, or 0.40%, to 14,835.76 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 11.75 points, or 0.53% to 2,247.76 Events Calendar for Today 10:00 AM EST JOLTs Job Openings for June Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: AGEN, AMRX, APD, AVYA, AXSM, BALY, BFLY, BHV, CEVA, CRNC, DISH, DRNA, DS, EBIX, ELAN, ENR, EPZM, HE, III, ITCI, JOUT, KOS, LINC, MPAA, RDNT, SCPL, SGMS, SNDX, TGNA, TSN, TTD, USFD, VTRS, WHF, WKHS Earnings After the Close: ACM, ADMS, AMC, APEI, APPF, APPS, ASUR, AVD, BCEI, BRP, CABO, CARA, CBT, CCXI, CF, CMBM, CMP, CSTL, CXW, DDD, DOOR, ELY, ETH, EVBG, FGEN, FSK, FTK, GBDC, GOOD, HALO, IIIV, IIN, INO, IPAR, LOTZ, MESA, MODN, MYO, NCMI, NHI, OMER, OSH, OUST, PEN, PLNT, PRPL, QLYS, REAL, REI, RETA, RPAY, SAIL, SENS, SNCR, STE, SWAV, TALK, TPTX, VUZI, WES, ZIOP Other Key Events: BTIG Biotechnology Conference 2021 (virtual), 8/9-8/10 Cowen Annual Communications Infrastructure Hybrid Summit, 8/9-8/12 Cowen 9th Annual Internet & Media Bus Tour (virtual), 8/9-8/13 KeyBanc Capital Markets Technology Leadership Virtual Forum, 8/9-8/12 Needham 10th Annual Industrial Technologies 1:1 Conference (virtual), 8/6-8/9 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -2.60 65.68 Brent -2.53 68.17 Gold -22.00 1,741.00 EUR/USD -0.0006 1.1756 JPY/USD -0.08 110.17 10-Year Note -0.008 1.28% World News China’s export growth slowed in July, adding to concerns the economy’s recovery will face fresh pressure in the second half of the year. Exports grew 19.3% in dollar terms in July from a year earlier, while imports rose 28.1%, the customs administration said Saturday. That left a trade surplus of $56.58 billion for the month. Sector News Breakdown Consumer Sanderson Farms ($SAFM) is said close to a deal to sell itself to Cargill and Continental Grain for about $4.5B. The deal, which could be announced as soon as tomorrow, is expected to value Sanderson Farms (SAFM) at $203 per share – WSJ https://on.wsj.com/3yAS4dD Philip Morris ($PM) has raised its bid for British drugmaker Vectura ($VEGPF) to 165 pence, or $2.29, per share, according to Reuters, citing the tobacco company. Tesla ($TSLA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies and up tgt to $850 from $700 as sees higher global battery electric demand, more battery and assembly capacity coming on stream, a broader and mix-accretive model line-up with more Model Ys and the new S and no legacy issues to contend with Conagra Brands ($CAG) files automatic mixed securities shelf Spectrum Brands Holdings ($SPB) mentioned positively in Barron’s, calling it an undervalued stock that lets investors bet on multiple Covid-era trends at once. It has the defensive characteristics of a consumer- staples brand and its debt problems appear to be easing. Ross Stores ($ROST) and WW Int’l ($WW) will benefit from shoppers buying new wardrobes and getting back in shape for a return to the office according to Barron’s. Starbucks ($SBUX) and Ruth’s Hospitality Group ($RUTH) fell on delta concerns, but both have seen sales momentum as cities reopen ManpowerGroup ($MAN) announces new stock repurchase program for up to 4M shares Haverty’s ($HVT) announces new $25M stock repurchase program Energy Oil prices looking lower as WTI Crude slips 3.75% or over $2.50 to $65.70 (lowest levels since June) as worries about the COVID Delta variant’s impact on global growth increase. Goldman Sachs cut its forecast for China Q3 and full-year GDP, but does expect the government to bring the outbreak under control in about a month. Also, China’s crude imports slipped to the lowest since May last month after operations were halted at key ports on the east coast due to a typhoon. The nation imported 41.24 metric tons of crude in July, according to data. Saudi Aramco made net profit of 95.5 billion riyals ($25.5 billion) in the second quarter, the highest level since the end of 2018. Free cash flow rose to $22.6 billion Financials Berkshire Hathaway Inc. ($BRKA) said Q2 net earnings rose 7%, boosted by improved results for its railroad, utilities and energy companies. Operating earnings, which exclude some investment results, rose to $6.7B from $5.5B in the year prior. Profits increased within the company’s rail-road, utilities and energy divisions but declined at the company’s vast insurance operations Hudson Pacific Properties ($HPP), a real estate investment trust that leases space in West Los Angeles, could gain on bets its Hollywood producer and plastic surgeon tenants won’t give up their offices according to Barron’s. Boston Properties ($BXP) was also recommended for its exposure to the thriving health care and tech sectors in Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. DiamondRock ($DRH) files automatic mixed securities shelf Healthcare Exact Sciences ($EXAS) has approached Invitae ($NVTA) about a possible merger, Bloomberg reported late Friday while saying the companies are not in active talks, and if a deal materializes, it could be an all-stock deal with a low premium https://bit.ly/37wMxch Eton Pharmaceuticals’ ($ETON) antiepileptic topiramate oral solution FDA action date has been delayed three months to November 6, 2021, according to an SEC filing after a decision was expected on Friday. Lexicon ($LXRX) files $200M mixed securities shelf Epizyme Inc. ($EPZM) rises after announcing a deal with Hutchmed China to develop Tazverik, a medicine used to treat certain patients with epithelioid sarcoma and others with follicular lymphoma Elanco ($ELAN) Q2 adj EPS $0.28 vs. rest. $0.26; Q2 revs $1.28B vs. est. $1.23B; sees Q3 adj EPS $0.15-$0.19 vs. est. $0.20; sees Q3 revs $1.075B-$1.1B vs. est. $1.09B Industrials & Materials HVAC stocks Carrier Global ($CARR), Lennox International ($LII), Trane Technologies ($TT), and Johnson Controls International ($JCI)-have all reported strong calendar Q2 earnings and are up an average of more than 40% this year, according to Barron’s. Article notes the HVAC business is rapidly becoming one of the most consistent end markets in the industrial universe, and it’s also becoming an important ESG play Air Products ($APD) Q3 adj EPS $2.31 vs. est. $2.36; Q3 revs $2.6B vs. est. $2.49B; sees Q4 adj EPS $2.44-$2.54 vs. est. $2.51; narrows FY21 adj EPS view to $8.95-$9.05 from $8.95-$9.10 (est. $9.07); sees 2021 cap-ex spending of about $2.5B Barrick Gold ($GOLD) Q2 adj EPS $0.29 vs. est. $0.28; Q2 revs $2.89B vs. est. $3.06B Technology, Media & Telecom Dish ($DISH) Q2 EPS $1.06 vs. est. $0.89; Q2 revs $4.49B vs. est. $4.43B; Q2 Net Pay-TV subscribers decreased approximately 67,000, compared to a net decrease of approximately 96,000 in the year-ago quarter; closed the quarter with 10.99M Pay-TV subscribers, including 8.55M DISH TV subscribers and 2.44M SLING TV subscribers Nokia ($NOK) could continue to rally (after rising 56% YTD) according to Barron’s as it recovers from a period of underperformance. It will benefit from telecom operators upgrading their equipment to support 5G and the work- at-home trend. It’s also a meme stock favored by retail investors. Corporate tech spending is forecast to rise again, and two stocks to benefit from the trend are Microsoft ($MSFT) and Cisco Systems ($CSCO), according to Barron’s. LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft, could get a boost from increased worker mobility and job listings. Evercore ISI analyst Amit Daryanani sees a path for Cisco to reach $100 per share TikTok owner ByteDance Ltd. is reviving plans to list in Hong Kong by early next year even as Chinese authorities widen their crackdown on the country’s technology companies, the Financial Times reported
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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -110.00 0.31% 34,924 S&P 500 -10.25 0.23% 4,404 Nasdaq -8.50 0.06% 15,109 Global stock markets and U.S. futures decline amid a further Chinese selloff as Beijing undertook an extensive regulatory overhaul in the country. Focus turns back to the Fed and earnings as Fed officials are expected to discuss an eventual tapering of the stimulus at a meeting concluding tomorrow while Tesla Inc. ($TSLA) rose in premarket trading after an earnings beat. The S&P 500 and Dow closed at new all-time bests in sideways trading Monday as investors prepare for the Fed’s two-day policy meeting and ahead of quarterly earnings. Big tech in focus tonight with Apple, Microsoft, and Alphabet ($GOOGL) expected to post results while China stocks look to recover as big cap Alibaba ($BABA) and Baidu ($BIDU) each fall more than 5% on Monday after Beijing recently unveiled new rules on private tutoring and online education firms, the latest in a series of crackdowns on the technology sector that have roiled financial markets. The S&P 500 energy index was the strongest gainer among 11 sector indexes yesterday, jumping 2.5%, with health care the worst performer. Bitcoin prices pullback slightly after Bloomberg reported late yesterday that Amazon ($AMZN) denies will accept bitcoin, launch crypto coin in 2022 – said an Amazon spokesperson denied the report form City A.M. Crypto assets were up between 15%-20% on Monday after the reports initially surfaced. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index climbed 136 points to 27,970, the Shanghai Index dropped over 80 points (2.49%) to settle at 3,381 and the Hang Seng Index plunged again, falling over 1,000 points for a 2nd straight day (4.22%) to 25,086. In Europe, the German DAX is down over 70 points to 15,550, while the FTSE 100 is off about 30 points to dip below the 7,000 level. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 10.51 points, or 0.24%, to 4,422.30 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 82.76 points, or 0.24%, to 35,144.31 The Nasdaq Composite edged higher 3.72 points, or 0.03%, to 14,840.71 The Russell 2000 Index climbed 7.27 points, or 0.33% to 2,216.92 Events Calendar for Today 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:30 AM ET Durable Goods Orders for June…est. 2.1% 8:30 AM ET Durable Goods Ex Transportation for June…est. 0.8% 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 9:00 AM ET CaseShiller 20 City Index for May…est. 1.6% 9:00 AM ET Monthly Home Prices MoM for May 10:00 AM ET Consumer Confidence for July…est. 123.9 10:00 AMET Richmond Fed Manufacturing for July…prior 22 4:30 PM ET API Weekly Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: AAN, ABG, ADM, ARCH, AWI, BSX, CIT, CNC, CTS, CVLT, DTE, ECL, ENTG, FELE, FISV, GE, GLW, GPK, HUBB, IQV, IVZ, JBLU, LECO, LW, MMM, MSCI, NXRT, PCAR, PHM, PII, RGEN, ROK, RTX, SHW, SIRI, SSTK, ST, SWK, TPB, UPS, WM, XRX Earnings After the Close: $AAPL, AAT, AGYS, $AMD, ASH, ATEN, AXTI, BXP, BYD, CAC, CAKE, CHE, CHRW, CSGP, EGP, EHC, ENPH, EQR, EXR, FCF, FIBK, $GOOGL, HA, HAFC, HBNC, HIW, HRZN, HT, HVT, IEX, JBT, JNPR, LBRT, MANH, MASI, MAT, MDLZ, MPWR, MSFT, MTDR, MXIM, NAVI, NBR, NLOK, NOV, OLN, OVV, PGRE, QS, SBUX, STAG, SYK, TDOC, TENB, TER, TRMK, USNA, V, WHG, WIRE, WSBC Other Key Events: Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2021 (virtual), 7/26-7/30 Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 7/23-7/27, in Las Vegas Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.01 71.92 Brent 0.19 74.69 Gold -030 1,797.35 EUR/USD -0.0017 1.1786 JPY/USD -0.28 110.11 10-Year Note -0.022 1.254% Sector News Breakdown Consumer Tesla Motors ($TSLA) Q2 non-GAAP EPS $1.45 vs. est. $0.96; Q2 revs $11.96B vs. est. $11.3B; said produced and delivered over 200,000 vehicles, achieved an operating margin of 11.0% and exceeded $1B of GAAP net income for the first time in our history; qtrly automotive gross margin 28.4% vs 25.4% reported last year; qtrly automotive rev of which regulatory credits $354 mln vs $428 mln reported last year; qtrly vehicle asp declined by 2% yoy as Model S & Model X deliveries were reduced in q2 due to the product updates; records $23 million in bitcoin-related impairments after crypto’s second-quarter plunge PulteGroup, Inc. ($PHM) and Invitation Homes ($INVH), the nation’s premier single-family home leasing company, announced today the formation of an innovative strategic relationship Stanley Black & Decker ($SWK) Q2 EPS $3.08 vs. est. $2.87; Q2 revs $4.3B vs. est. $4.21B; raises FY21 EPS view to $11.35-$11.65 from $10.70-$11.00 (est. $11.19) and sees FY21 organic revenue growth 16%-18% TriNet Group ($TNET) Q2 adj EPS $1.56 vs. est. $0.81; Q2 revs rose 16% to $1.1B as compared to the same period last year; Q2 adjusted EBITDA was $154 million, compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $199 million, in the same period last year; total Worksite Employees ($WSEs) increased 9% compared to the same period last year, to approximately 340,000; sees FY revs up 10%-12% YoY Energy Range Resources ($RRC) 2Q adj EPS $0.24 vs est. $0.24 on adj revs $644Mm vs est. $569.9Mm, qtrly production avg 2.10 BCFE/day, about 31% liquids; says remains on track to spend at or below $425Mm capital budget; guides FY production avg about 2.15 BCFE/day with about 30% liquids Financials com Inc ($AMZN) on Monday denied a media report saying the e-commerce giant was looking to accept bitcoin payments by the end of the year. The report from London’s City A.M. newspaper sent Bitcoin prices surging above $40K before it trimmed gains to last trade around $37,500. “Notwithstanding our interest in the space, the speculation that has ensued around our specific plans for cryptocurrencies is not true,” said a spokesperson from Amazon AGNC Investment ($AGNC) Q2 EPS loss (83c); reports $16.39 tangible net book value per common share as of June 30, decreased ($1.33) per common share, or -7.5%, from $17.72 per common share as of March 31. American Campus Communities ($ACC) 2Q adj FFO/shr $0.42 vs est. $0.37 on revs $208.5Mm vs est. $187.8Mm; guides 3Q FFO/shr $0.32-0.36 vs est. $0.32, sees FY FFO/shr $1.95-2.09 vs est. $1.92 Ameriprise ($AMP) 2Q adj EPS $5.27 vs est. $5.21 on revs $3.42B vs est. $3.37B, AUM +28% to $1.2T Brandywine ($BDN) Q2 FFO $0.32 vs. est. $0.32; sees 2021 FFO $1.34-$1.40 vs. est. $1.36; Core Portfolio: 90.5% occupied and 92.5% leased; New and Renewal Leases Signed: 435,000 square feet; Rental Rate Mark-to-Market: Increased 22.2% / 13.7% on accrual / cash basis; Same Store Net Operating Income: 0.5% on an accrual basis and 1.8% on a cash basis Brown & Brown ($BRO) Q2 adj EPS 49c vs. est. 40c; Q2 revs $727.3M vs. est. $679.46M Heartland Financial ($HTLF) Q2 EPS $1.41 vs. est. $1.26; Q2 revs $173.7M vs. est. $174.7M; Q2 net interest margin was 3.37% compared to 3.44%during the first quarter of 2021 and 3.81% during the second quarter of 2020 Independence Realty ($IRT) 2Q EPS $0.03 vs est. $0.01, sees FY same-store property NOI growth 6.5-7.5%, sees FY core FFO/share $0.76-0.78 vs est. $0.75; announces 14M share secondary offering Sun Communities ($SUI) 2Q core FFO/shr $1.80 vs est. $1.61 on revs $603.9Mm vs est. $374.9Mm, says home sales volume +89.5% to 1,158 homes for qtr ended June 30, 2021; guides FY core FFO/shr $6.25-6.37 vs est. $6.03 TransUnion ($TRU) Q2 adj EPS 96c vs. est. 91c; Q2 revs $774M vs. est. $745.78M; sees FY21 adj EPS $3.63-$3.70 vs. est. $3.54; sees FY21 revenue $3.034B-$3.059B vs. est. $2.98B Healthcare Biogen ($BIIB) and Ionis ($IONS) announced that topline data from a Phase 1b placebo-controlled, multiple ascending dose clinical study showed that BIIB080/IONIS-MAPT met its primary objective of safety and tolerability in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease. HealthStream Inc. ($HSTM) 2Q EPS $0.08 vs est. ($0.04) on revs $64.8Mm vs est. $60.6Mm; guides FY revs $253-257Mm vs est. $251.3Mm, sees FY adj EBITDA $48-50Mm vs est. $42.8Mm ObsEva ($OBSV) rises 25%; after entering a pact for Organon to exclusively develop and commercialize ebopiprant, a treatment for preterm labor Medpace ($MEDP) Q2 GAAP EPS $1.06 vs. est. $0.99; Q2 revs $278.3M vs. est. $272.1M; raises FY21 EPS view to $4.31-$4.50 from$4.24-$4.42 (est. $4.38); sees FY21 revs $1.11B-$1.15B vs. est. $1.13B; net new business awards were $387.6M in Q2, representing an increase of 52.5% Universal Health ($UHS) Q2 adj EPS $3.76 vs. est. $2.68; Q2 revs $3.2B vs. est. $3.01B; increases 2021 full year earnings guidance and announces $1 billion increase to stock repurchase program authorization; sees year EPS $11.46-$12.16 (above prior $10.05-$11.05) vs. est. $11.00; sees year revs $12.35B-$12.5B vs. est. $12.33B Industrials & Materials General Electric ($GE) Q2 adj EPS 5c vs. est. 4c; Q2 revs $18.3B vs. est. $18.13B; Q2 Industrial organic revenues $16.9B, up 7%; reiterates FY21 adjusted EPS view 15c-25c vs. est. 26c; raises 2021 outlook for Industrial free cash flow range from $2.5B-$4.5B to $3.5B-$5.0B 3M ($MMM) Q2 adj EPS $2.59 vs. est. $2.26; Q2 revs $8.95B vs. est. $8.55B; Q2 operating cash flow was $1.9B with adjusted free cash flow of $1.6B contributing to adjusted free cash flow conversion of 103%; raises FY21 EPS view to $9.70-$10.10 from $9.20-$9.70 (est. $9.81) and also boosts FY21 revenue view to up 7%-10% from up 5%-8% China is considering imposing more tariffs on steel exports as it seeks to cap domestic production and tame surging prices. Potential rates being discussed range from 10% to 25% and products include hot-rolled coil, according to two people familiar with the matter – Bloomberg (watch shares of $X, $STLD, $RS, $NUE) Axalta Coating ($AXTA) Q2 EPS $0.54 vs. est. $0.46; Q2 sales $1.13B vs. est. $1.08B; Q2 sales increased 72.6% year-over-year, including a 5.3% foreign currency benefit, driven by 56.4% higher volumes and 9.3% higher average price and product mix; sees FY 2021 adjusted eps $1.85-$2.00 vs. est. $2.06; sees FY adjusted Ebit $685-$725 mln and sees FY 2021 net sales growth about 20%-22% Hexcel Corp. ($HXL) 2Q adj EPS $0.08 vs est. $0.01 on sales $320Mm vs est. $324Mm, continues to withhold financial guidance Crane Co. ($CR) 2Q adj EPS $1.83 vs est. $1.38 on sales $796Mm vs est. $743.6Mm; guides FY adj EPS $5.95-6.15 vs est. $5.73, sees FY core sales +7-9%, sees FY net sales $3.1B vs est. $3.03B Packaging Corp. ($PKG) 2Q adj EPS $2.17 vs est. $1.78 on sales $1.9B vs est. $1.78B, guides 3Q EPS $2.37 vs est. $2.11 PotlatchDeltic ($PCH) Q2 EPS $2.77 vs. est. $2.52; Q2 revs $447.5M vs. est. $422.2M; Generated record Total Adjusted EBITDDA of $275.0M and Total Adjusted EBITDDA margin of 61%; historic lumber prices drove record Wood Products Adjusted EBITDDA of $204.6M Simpson Manufacturing ($SSD) Q2 EPS $1.66 vs. est. $1.60; Q2 revs $410.3M vs. est. $393.68M; raises FY21 CapEx view to $55M-$60M from $50M-$55M TFI International Inc. ($TFII) 2Q adj EPS $1.44 vs est. $0.96 on revs $1.84B vs est. $1.35B, increased qtrly dividend by 21% to $0.23/share
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Haverty Furniture Companies Inc., established in 1885, is a full-service home furnishings retailer with 120 showrooms in 16 states in the Southern and Midwestern regions providing its customers with a wide selection of quality merchandise in middle to upper-middle price ranges.
CEO: Clarence Smith
HQ: 780 Johnson Ferry Rd Ste 800 Atlanta, 30342-1434 Georgia