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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 220.00 0.65% 34,018 S&P 500 26.25 0.61% 4,369 Nasdaq 57.50 0.38% 15,081 Stocks looking to bounce, with U.S. futures sharply higher after last night as reports indicated that troubled Chinese property developer Evergrande’s main unit Hengda Real Estate Group co says will make coupon payment for onshore bond due Sept. 23rd. That buys Evergrande some time, although debt restructuring is still likely. Also, the House passed a bill Tuesday that would temporarily fund the government and suspend the debt limit. The legislation could fail in the Senate, as Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans will vote against raising the debt ceiling. The government would shut down on Oct. 1 and the U.S. would be unable to pay its bills sometime in October if Congress does not pass legislation addressing both issues. Bond markets unphased by the news with the 10-year stuck around 1.33%. Meanwhile, the FOMC began its 2-day meeting yesterday and announces its policy decision and releases its economic projections today at 14 2:00 PM ET and Chairman Powell follows with the press conference at 2:30 ET. In corporate news, shares of transportation giant Fed-Ex (FDX) slides over 5% after cutting its profit outlook on higher costs and stalled growth in shipments, while Adobe ($ADBE) slips after 3Q update disappointed the high expectations of investors. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index reopened, falling -200 points to 29,639, the Shanghai Index rises 14 points to 3,629 and the Hang Seng Index gains 122 points to 24,221. In Europe, the German DAX is up 110 points to 15,450, while the FTSE 100 rises over 80 points to 7,070. Bitcoin prices recover, above $42,000 after briefly dropping below $40K last night. Markets have been put on edge this week by trouble in the Chinese property market, especially the precarious situation of its largest builder of homes, Evergrande. The company is a massive issuer of debt both inside China and offshore to international investors. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index slipped -3.58 points, or 0.08%, to 4,354.15 The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost -47.93 points, or 0.14%, to 33,922.54 The Nasdaq Composite gained 32.49 points, or 0.22%, to 14,746.40 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 3.98 points, or 0.18% to 2,186.18 Economic Calendar: 7:00 AM ET MBA Mortgage Applications Data 10:00 AM ET Existing Home Sales MoM for August 10:30 AM ET Weekly DOE Inventory Data 2:00 PM ET FOMC Rate Decision (no change to rate or asset taper expected) Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: $GIS Earnings After the Close: $FUL, $KBH, $SCS Other Key Events: Credit Suisse 2021 Consumer Retail Conference (virtual), 9/21-9/22 Credit Suisse 7th Annual Oil & Gas Non-Bus Tour (virtual), 9/21-9/23 DA Davidson Diversified Industrials & Services Conference (virtual), 9/22-9/23 Goldman Sachs 30th Annual Communacopia Conference (virtual), 9/21-9/23 JPMorgan 12th Annual U.S. All Stars Conference (virtual), 9/21-9/23 Oppenheimer Fall Healthcare Life Sciences & MedTech Summit (virtual), 9/20-9/23 Roth Capital 8th Annual Solar Symposium (virtual), 9/20-9/23 Sidoti Fall Small Cap Conference (virtual), 9/22-9/23 Stephen’s 11th Annual Bank Forum, in Little Rock, AR, 9/20-9/22 Wells Fargo 4th Annual Consumer Conference (virtual), 9/22-9/23 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 1.18 71.67 Brent 1.09 75.45 Gold -3.20 1,775.00 EUR/USD 0.0005 1.1728 JPY/USD 0.32 109.53 10-Year Note +0.009 1.333% Sector News Breakdown Consumer StitchFix ($SFIX) 4Q EPS $0.19 vs est. ($0.13) on revs $571.2Mm vs est. $547.9Mm, qtrly active clients 4.2Mm +18%; guides 1Q net revs $560-575Mm vs est. $588Mm; sees FY22 net revs at least +15% yr/yr vs est. +18% Freshworks ($FRSH)5M share IPO priced at $36.00 Hyatt Hotels ($H) announced a public offering of 7M shares of common stock Shares in Entain ($GMVHY) rise after the owner of bookmakers Bwin, Coral and Ladbrokes said it was considering an improved 2800p takeover bid from U.S. rival DraftKings, having rejected an earlier 2500p offer from the latter. Energy, Industrials & Materials FedEx ($FDX) 1Q adj EPS $4.37 vs est. $4.91 on revs $22B vs est. $21.9B, adj op margin 6.8% vs est. 8.5%; guides FY adj EPS $19.75-21.00 vs est. $$21.10; sees CAPEX $7.2B The American Petroleum Institute ($API) showed a draw of 6.11M barrels of oil for the week ending September 17; showed a draw of 432K barrels, distillate inventories show a draw of 2.72M barrels and Cushing inventories show a draw of 1.75M barrels k.a. Brands Holding ($AKA) 10M share IPO priced at $11.00 Core & Main ($CNM) announced its addition to the Russell 1000 index BHP’s Cerro Colorado copper mine in Chile is granted another 90 days to obtain environmental approval for its operational continuity plan, the country’s First Environmental Court says, agreeing to suspend a ban on pumping water from an aquifer during the period Financials LPL Financial ($LPLA) reported total advisory and brokerage assets at end of Aug about $1.16 trillion, up 2.4% vs end of July 2021 Armada Hoffler Properties ($AHH) was started at a Buy with a $15 price target at Stifel who says it is attractively priced when accounting for its moderate growth and average leverage JPMorgan Chase (JPM) raised its quarterly dividend to $1.00 from $0.90, payable October 31 to shareholders of record on October 6 Coinbase ($COIN) intends to publicly roll out a proposal for a regulatory framework to federal officials in the coming days, CoinDesk reported last night. The report follows news from last week when Coinbase said it was cancelling plans for its “Lend” platform after the Securities and Exchange Commission threatened to sue the company over the product VersaBank ($VBNK)5M share IPO priced at $10.00 Healthcare The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill enabling banks to do business with cannabis companies without fear of penalty, Bloomberg reports. The so-called SAFE Banking Act would be a boon for marijuana companies (watch shares of $TLRY, $CGC, $GTBIF, $CURLF, $TCNNF) Biogen ($BIIB) launch of Aduhelm having slower than projected sales has led the company to consider cost-cutting measures including layoffs, stat news reports, citing an unidentified person familiar with the matter. Just over 100 patients infused w/ Aduhelm as of sept. 11: STAT News bluebird bio ($BLUE) submitted a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the FDA for betibeglogene autotemcel (beti-cel) gene therapy for patients with β-thalassemia who require regular red blood cell transfusions Incyte ($INCY) said the FDA approved its co’s Opzelura cream for treating eczema with boxed warnings, flagging risks of serious infections, increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or cardiac death. The drug belongs to a class of treatments known as JAK inhibitors, which have been under the FDA’s scrutiny over safety risks Amwell ($AMWL) announced the appointment of Robert Shepardson to the position of CFO and Head of M&A. Shepardson will join the company as CFO on October 31st and will work together during a transition period through the end of 2021 with current CFO Keith W. Anderson Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) said that a large, global study showed its Covid-19 vaccine is more effective when given as a two-dose regimen, and that other data indicate the efficacy of the vaccine does not wane. – STAT News Rhythm Pharmaceuticals ($RYTM) said that Britain’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has granted marketing authorization to Imcivree (setmelanotide) for the treatment of obesity and the control of hunger associated with genetically confirmed loss-of-function biallelic pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) Technology, Media & Telecom Adobe ($ADBE) 3Q adj EPS $3.11 vs est. $3.01 on revs $3.94B vs est. $3.89B, qtrly digital media annualized recurring revs $11.67B; guides 4Q adj EPS $3.18 vs est. $3.08 Coherent ($COHR) was downgraded to Neutral with a $273 price target from Positive at Susquehanna J2 Global board ($JCOM) announced that its board approved its previously announced separation into two independent publicly traded companies – J2 Global, Inc., which will be known as Ziff Davis, Inc. after the separation Liberty Global ($LBTYA) is selling its Poland operations to iliad S.A.’s Polish mobile subsidiary Play for PLN7B ($1.8B) subject to customary debt and working capital adjustments. Marin Software ($MRIN) said it entered into a Revenue Share Agreement with Google LLC ($GOOGL) for the Company to develop its enterprise tech platform and software products. The Agreement is effective as of October 1, 2021. Toast ($TOST)74M share IPO priced at $40.00 Warner Music Group ($WMG) announced a sale of 2.34M shares of common stock by affiliates of access industries and the company will not receive any proceeds from the offering Ambarella ($AMBA) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 306.00 0.90% 34,145 S&P 500 35.25 0.81% 4,383 Nasdaq 109.25 0.73% 15,118 Markets are rallying after yesterday’s massive selloff that saw the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 hit their lowest levels in a month, S&P touch a 2-month low, and the Dow crater to its lowest levels since June. Today is also the first day of the Federal Reserve’s two-day September meeting that will have investors looking for hints on when the central bank will begin tapering its bond purchases. Oil prices are also rebounding after news that the production in the Gulf of Mexico will remain impacted for the rest of the year, and Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) said its West Delta 143 platform will not resume operations until the first quarter of 2022. Across the pond in Europe, Universal Music Group has surged more than 35% in its debut on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index and Shanghai Index are closed for the second straight day, while the Hang Seng Index is up 106.5 points. In Europe, the German DAX is down 96 points while the FTSE 100 is rebounding 90 points. Market Closing Prices Yesterday · The S&P 500 Index plunged -75.35 points, or 1.78%, to 4,357.64 · The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost -614.08 points, or 1.78%, to 33,970.80 · The Nasdaq Composite tumbled -330.07 points, or 2.19%, to 14,713.90 · The Russell 2000 Index declined -54.67 points, or 2.44% to 2,182.20 Economic Calendar: · 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales · 8:30 AM ET Current Account for Q2 · 8:30 AM ET Housing Starts MoM for Aug · 8:30 AM ET Building Permits MoM for Aug · 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales · 4:30 PM ET API Weekly Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: · Earnings Before the Open: APOG, AZO, CBRL · Earnings After the Close: ADBE, FDX, INNV, ISR, SFIX Other Key Events: · Credit Suisse 2021 Consumer Retail Conference (virtual), 9/21-9/22 · Credit Suisse 7th Annual Oil & Gas Non-Bus Tour (virtual), 9/21-9/23 · European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2021 Virtual Congress, 9/16-9/21 · Goldman Sachs 30th Annual Communacopia Conference (virtual), 9/21-9/23 · JPMorgan 12th Annual U.S. All Stars Conference (virtual), 9/21-9/23 · Oppenheimer Fall Healthcare Life Sciences & MedTech Summit (virtual), 9/20-9/23 · Roth Capital 8th Annual Solar Symposium (virtual), 9/20-9/23 · Stephen’s 11th Annual Bank Forum, in Little Rock, AR, 9/20-9/22 World News · Justin Trudeau will remain Canada’s Prime Minister after winning a snap election he had called last month, though his Liberal Party was unable to capture a parliamentary majority, winning 156 of the 338 seats. Sector News Breakdown Consumer · KAR Auction Services ($KAR) withdrew its FY21 financial outlook due to the continued disruption caused by the chip shortage and lack of visibility into used vehicle volumes in its marketplaces; the company sees Q3 adj EBITDA $95M-$100M and expects approximately 2/6M vehicles sold in 2021 · AutoZone ($AZO) Q4 EPS $35.72 vs est. $29.81 on revenue $4.9B vs est. $4.57B, same-store sales +4.3% Energy · ConocoPhillips ($COP) is nearing a deal to purchase Shell’s (RDS.A) assets in the Permian Basin for close to $9.5B · Orbital Energy Group ($OEG) won a contract to construct 1,910 miles of rural broadband network in Virginia for undisclosed terms · Occidental Petroleum ($OXY) said it reduced debt by about $1.3B in August and September Industrials and Materials · Alcoa ($AA) announced plans to restart 268,000 metric tons per year of aluminum capacity at the Alumar smelt in Sao Luis, Brazil, which has been fully curtailed since 2015; company sees Q4 restart expenses between 5c-7c per share · FedEx ($FDX) announced an increase to shipping rates starting January 3, 2022. FedEx Express, Ground, and Home Delivery shipping rates will each increase by an average of 5.9% · Herc Holdings ($HRI) announced new strategic initiatives and capital allocation plan, and raised its 2021 adj EBTIDA guidance to $870M-$890M from $840M-$870M, sees FY22 adj EBITDA $1.05B-$1.15B, set 2021-2024 organic CAGR growth goals of 12-15% in rental revenue and 17-20% in adj EBITDA, and announced a dividend of 50c/share · Axalta Coating Systems ($AXTA) cut its Q3 guidance, now seeing sales down ~$40M from levels assumed in its prior guidance and adj EBITDA to $130M-$140M from its prior midpoint of $138M as sales volumes continue to be impacted by supply chain disruptions, which they see continuing into 2022, and impacting global production by 11M units from its prior view of a 7M impact · Lennar ($LEN) Q3 adj EPS $3.27 vs est. $3.26 on revenue $6.94B vs est. $7.25B, net new orders 16,277 vs est. 16,248, gross margin on home sales in-line 27.3%, and backlog 25,819 vs est. 24,946; guides Q4 new orders to 15,200-15,400 and sees Q4 deliveries about 18,000, though expects unprecedented supply chain challenges to continue into the foreseeable future Financials · Piper Sandler ($PIPR), Jefferies (JEF) were rated as new Buys at Goldman · U.S. Bancorp ($USB) agreed to purchase the personal banking arm of Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) in a deal worth $8B, including $5.5B in cash and 44M USB shares (2.9% stake). Healthcare · SmilDirectClub ($SDC) announced plans to launch its products in France in the beginning of 4Q21 and will introduce premium clear aligners, a telehealth platform, and whitening system at its first smileshop in Paris · Viridian Therapeutics ($VRDN) announced a proposed underwritten public offering of common and preferred stock to use the proceeds to advance development of ots VRDN-001 and VRDN-002 programs · Conformis ($CFMS) cut its Q3 product revenue, now seeing $13.7M-$14.3M from $15.5M-$16.5M, and says experienced higher levels of deferred and rescheduled knee and hip procedures as a result of Delta variant Covid surge · Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) said its Covid booster shot is 94% effective when given two months after first dose and increases antibody levels 4-6x higher than only one shot. Technology, Media & Telecom · Sportradar ($SRAD) announced Michael Jordan will assume a role as a special advisor and increase his investment in the company · $UBER said it is tracking towards adj EBITDA breakeven in Q3, seeing it in the range ($25M)-$25M vs its prior forecast of a loss exceeding ($100M), while narrowing its quarterly bookings forecast to $22.8B-$23.2B from $22B-$24B, and further said it expects to deliver sequential EBITDA improvement in Q4 with an outlook between $0-$100M · Disney ($DIS) was named as a new Buy with a $225 price target at Daiwa
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@everyone Monday, September 20, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -529.00 1.54% 33,933 S&P 500 -56.75 1.28% 4,365 Nasdaq -154.00 1.00% 15,172 U.S. indices are trading down over 1% in pre-market trading and touching their lowest levels in almost 2 months this morning as large Chinese real estate developer Evergrande’s debt crisis is weighing on Asian markets and several macroeconomic factors are making investors wary. The Federal Reserve’s two-day September meeting begins tomorrow where they may lay out plans to begin tapering bond purchases and its quarterly dot plot will provide a forecast on when the central bankers expect to hike interest rates from their current levels of 0-0.25%. Additionally, the federal government is currently facing the threat of running out of money October 1 unless Congress raises the debt ceiling, and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal over the weekend imploring Congress to raise it as the Treasury will exhaust its cash reserves and borrowing capacity sometime next month if no action is taken. Today’s move lower comes after the S&P closed below its 50-day moving average for the 1st time since June 18th on Friday with materials and technology companies struggling. Late Friday, an FDA panel decided not to recommend a booster for the Pfizer vaccine for people 16 years and older by a vote of 16-3 saying there was not enough data to determine the step-up effectiveness of the third shot. However, the panel unanimously approved a narrower vote of authorizing booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine at least 6 months after full vaccination for people 65 and older and those at high risk for severe disease (a narrower approval than markets were hoping for). The University of Michigan’s preliminary sentiment index edged up in August, but buying conditions for household durables, homes and motor vehicles all fell to the lowest in decades due to complaints about high prices. The dollar rose while precious metals mostly fell, as gold posted a second straight weekly drop ahead of the FOMC meeting later this week. A potential hike in corporate taxes could eat into earnings also weigh on markets, with leading Democrats seeking to raise the top tax rate on corporations to 26.5% from the current 21%. In Asian markets, the Hang Seng Index is plunging 821 points while Tokyo and Shanghai markets are closed for holiday. In Europe, the German DAX is down 367 points and the FTSE 100 is lower by 118 points. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index dropped -40.76 points, or 0.91%, to 4,432.99 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -166.44 points, or 0.48%, to 34,584.88 The Nasdaq Composite sunk -137.96 points, or 0.91%, to 15,043.97 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 3.96 points, or 0.18% to 2,236.87 Events Calendar for Today 10:00 AM ET NAHB Housing Market Index for Sept Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: none Earnings After the Close: $LEN Other Key Events: European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2021 Virtual Congress, 9/16-9/21 Oppenheimer Fall Healthcare Life Sciences & MedTech Summit (virtual), 9/20-9/23 Roth Capital 8th Annual Solar Symposium (virtual), 9/20-9/23 Stephen’s 11th Annual Bank Forum, in Little Rock, AR, 9/20-9/22 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -1.49 70.33 Brent -1.29 74.05 Gold 8.10 1,759.50 EUR/USD -0.0012 1.1713 JPY/USD -0.42 109.53 10-Year Note -0.039 1.331% World News Chinese real estate developer Evergrande is facing a default on $150M in bond payments this week and officials have refused to commit any rescue cash to the country’s 2nd largest developer who currently has more than $310B in debt. Sector News Breakdown Consumer Barron’s noted the sell-off in Wynn Resorts ($WYNN) and Las Vegas Sands ($LVS) the past couple of days amid jitters that the Macau government will impose more onerous concession, or licensing, agreements when they expire next year could be setting up a buying opportunity for investors who are patient and have a bankroll to withstand the unlucky streak S. auto safety investigators have opened a new probe into 30 million vehicles built by nearly two dozen automakers with potentially defective Takata air bag inflators – Reuters Three investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are traveling next week to Coral Gables, Florida to investigate a fatal accident in which a Tesla ($TSLA) Model 3 left the roadway and collided with a tree. NTSB officials say the investigation will focus on the operation of the vehicle and the post-crash fire that consumed the car Energy, Industrials and Materials Boeing ($BA) has been awarded a $1.62B indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for missile guidance repair. BHP Group ($BHP), Rio Tinto ($RIO), Anglo American ($NGLOY), Glencore ($GLNCY), and Vale ($VALE) are in the best shape ever, Barron’s reported for mining companies. Their shares, however, trade cheaply amid worries that the good times in industrial commodities are ending. For investors willing to accept some risk, the Big Five miners offer a rich opportunity Financials A senior U.S. trade official privately criticized India’s July decision to ban Mastercard Inc ($MA) from issuing new cards, calling it a “draconian” move that caused “panic”, according to U.S. government emails seen by Reuters. Healthcare Astellas Pharma ($ALPMY) and Pfizer ($PFE) announced ahead of the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress 2021 that XTANDI improved overall survival in the ARCHES study in men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. Exelixis ($EXEL) announced that the U.S. FDA approved CABOMETYX for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older with locally advanced or metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer that has progressed following prior vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-targeted therapy and who are radioactive iodine-refractory or ineligible White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that data needed to determine the advisability of booster shots of the Moderna Inc (MRNA) and Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) COVID-19 vaccines is just weeks away Quidel ($QDEL) has been awarded a maximum $710.57M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for over-the-counter antigen test kits AstraZeneca ($AZN) reported updated Phase 3 trial results for Imfinzi that showed the drug combined with chemotherapy tripled patient survival at 3-year in extensive-stage small cell lung cancer Technology, Media & Telecom Brooks Automation ($BRKS) agreed to sell its semiconductor solutions group business to Thomas H. Lee Partners for $3B in cash and will no longer pursue a separation into 2 independent and publicly traded companies
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> Block Trade: JNJ 1.4M @ $164.53 below bid of 165.11 > @RedSunCap said: watch JNJ off the 200 bounce
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watch JNJ off the 200 bounce
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JNJ needs to recoup 170 might be a red to green lotto candidate... on watch
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Chris - Still holding AA or JNJ?
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Look out, JNJ just turned green.
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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has an average buy rating among analysts, with a price target range of $175 to $200.
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this was related to JNJ
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if it holds the 50 day > @danbrey said: Wow, JNJ got beat up. Since this is a bad day, I"m holding JNJ unless somebody knows some damaging news about JNJ. They are normally a good company.
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Wow, JNJ got beat up. Since this is a bad day, I"m holding JNJ unless somebody knows some damaging news about JNJ. They are normally a good company.
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Morgan Stanley analyst downgraded JNJ today from Overweight to Equal weight with $187 price target
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it was a slow day on the UOA tape today so i used the time to work on a few updates to the filter..holding $GM $XLB $JNJ & $AA & they should work out well in the coming days. The market will be closed on Monday for Labor Day...so have a great weekend & I will see you next week :y:
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nice recov in JNJ now time for vaccine booster
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Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 59.00 0.17% 35,340 S&P 500 8.25 0.19% 4,484 Nasdaq 45.50 0.30% 15,350 U.S. futures are looking higher, adding to the record setting performances by the S&P 500 and Nasdaq yesterday on further vaccine approval optimism yesterday, while China stocks rebound for the first time in 2-weeks. Last week’s stock market pullback (if you can call 1% a pullback) is all but a memory as stocks surged on Monday, with the S&P 500 hitting an intraday record high along with the Nasdaq notching another new record close. Helping positive sentiment was the U.S. FDA granting full approval to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and its partner BioNTech SE. Investors were also looking ahead to the Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole symposium, which gets underway later this week. Energy led the way among S&P 500 sectors, rising 3.8% as crude prices rose about 5%, snapping its 7-day losing streak from last week, while defensive sectors such as utilities lagged. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index jumped 237 points to 27,732, the Shanghai Index gains 37 points to 3,514 and the Hang Seng Index jumps 618 points to 25,727. In Europe, the German DAX rises over 50 points above 15,900, while the FTSE 100 is down a few points holding around the 7,100 level. The big event for markets this week will take place in Jackson Hole at the economic symposium of the Federal Reserve. While some officials have stated plans to scale back stimulus, threats from the Delta variant have raised questions about whether they will hold off on signaling a taper timeline on $120B/month in bond buying. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index jumped 37.86 points, or 0.85%, to 4,479.53 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 215.63 points, or 0.61%, to 35,335.71 The Nasdaq Composite spiked 227.99 points, or 1.55%, to 14,942.65 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 40.70 points, or 1.88% to 2,208.30 Events Calendar for Today 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 4:30 PM ET API Weekly Inventory Data 10:00 AM ET New Home Sales MoM for July 10:00 AM ET Richmond Fed Manufacturing for Aug Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: AAP, CTRN, IMBI Earnings After the Close: ELMD, HEI, INTU, JWN, PSEC, SCSC, TOL, URBN, XPOF Other Key Events: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 8/21-8/25, in Orlando, FL UBS China Telco, Media, Internet Virtual Conference 2021, 8/23-8/27 Truist Texas Bank Virtual Summit, 8/23-8/24 Craig Hallum Online Gaming Conference 8/24 Piper Sandler MedTech and Diagnostics California Bus Tour (virtual), 8/24-8/26 Raymond James Diversified Industrials Virtual Conference, 8/24-8/25 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 1.10 66.74 Brent 1.23 69.98 Gold -0.30 1,805.15 EUR/USD -0.0006 1.1739 JPY/USD 0.03 109.73 10-Year Note +0.012 1.267% World News The House of Representatives scrapped a planned vote on Monday to advance two key economic proposals of President Biden’s $4.1T economic agenda. The chamber will reconvene at 12 p.m. ET today Sector News Breakdown Consumer Advance Auto Parts ($AAP) Q2 adj EPS $3.40 vs. est. $3.03; Q2 revs $2.6B vs. est. $2.62B; Q2 comp store sales +5.8%; increased full year 2021 guidance as now sees FY comparable store sales up 6.0% to 8.0% (from 4%-6%) and raises year sales view to $10.6B-$10.8B (from $10.4B-$10.6B) Mister Car Wash ($MCW) announces 12M share offering of common stock for holders Camping World ($CWH) raises quarterly dividend 100% to 50c from 25c per share Energy, Industrials and Materials International Flavors & Fragrances ($IFF) signed a deal to sell its microbial control unit to German specialty chemicals maker Lanxess, with the deal being valued at $1.3 billion, the companies said. Ferroglobe (GSM) Q2 EPS 2c vs. (7c) last year; Q2 revs $418.5M vs. $250.0M last year; Adjusted EBITDA of $34.1M, up 54.5% compared to $22.1M in Q1 2021; Positive operating cash flow of $37.8M and a return to positive net cash flow of $21.6M S.-listed energy shares rise premarket for a second day, mirroring strength in oil prices as hopes of improved coronavirus vaccination rates buoy energy’s demand outlook, after WTI crude snapped its 7-day losing streak yesterday The Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, is launching a review of how Boeing ($BA) employees handle safety matters following a survey that found 35% of a small sample of employees reported issues with undue pressure and difficulties being transparent with regulators – WSJ Financials Riot Blockchain ($RIOT) Q2 EPS 22c vs. est. 5c; Q2 revs $31.5M vs. est. $30.91M; Q2 total cash and Bitcoin of $195.4M as of June 30; Increased mining revenue margin to 70% for the three-month period ended June 30, 2021, as compared to 25% for the same three-month period in 2020 Banco Santander SA said Tuesday that its U.S. subsidiary Santander Holdings USA, Inc. will acquire the remaining shares it doesn’t already own in Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. ($SC) for roughly $2.5 billion; Santander Holdings USA will buy the outstanding shares in Santander Consumer USA Holdings for $41.50 apiece via an all-cash tender offer https://bit.ly/3jchUiZ Healthcare Cigna ($CI) announces $2B accelerated buyback Cara Therapeutics ($CARA) shares rise after the company and Switzerland’s Vifor announced U.S. FDA approval for Korsuva kidney disease drug Theravance Biopharma, inc. (TBPH) announces top-line results from phase 2b dose-finding induction study of Izencitinib in patients with ulcerative colitis. Izencitinib was well-tolerated and safety data were consistent with expectations for this gut-selective pan-jak inhibitor. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study did not meet primary endpoint: change in total mayo score at week eight, vs placebo At least six U.S. states, including Georgia, have decided they will not fully sign on to a proposed $26 billion settlement with three drug distributors ($ABC, $CAH, $MCK) and Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ), which have been accused of fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic, according to the states’ attorneys general – Reuters Technology, Media & Telecom Palo Alto Networks ($PANW) Q4 adj EPS $1.60 vs. est. $1.43; Q4 revenue $1.2B vs. est. $1.17B; Q4 billings +34% to $1.9B; guides 1Q adj EPS $1.55-1.58 vs est. $1.59, sees 1Q revs +26-28% vs est. 21% and total billings $1.29-1.31B; guides FY22 adj EPS $7.15-7.25 vs est. $7.07, sees FY revs +24-25% vs est. +18.4% and billings $6.60-6.65B China stocks rebound ($BABA, $JD, $TCHEY, $BIDU) as Bloomberg reported Cathie Wood joins bargain hunters as Ark bought back into JD.com (JD) and Tencent Holdings ($TCEHY) shares rise after the company bought back 230,000 shares for HK$100.9 mln ($12.95 mln) on Aug. 23, according to HK Exchange filing https://bloom.bg/2WcxBy5 Tencent Holdings ($TCEHY) shares rise after the company bought back 230,000 shares for HK$100.9 mln ($12.95 mln) on Aug. 23, according to HK Exchange filing Crowdstrike ($CRWD) to replace Maxim Integrated ($MXIM) in the Nasdaq-100 Aug 26th The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has started to issue new disclosure requirements to Chinese companies seeking to list in New York as part of a push to boost investor awareness of the risks involved, according to a document reviewed by Reuters and people familiar with the matter
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Friday, August 20, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -121.00 0.35% 34,697 S&P 500 -16.25 0.36% 4,385 Nasdaq -28.50 0.19% 14,899 Global stock markets are lower again as investors grapple with the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant, the impact of the virus on growth and China’s continued crackdown on its technology sector. All eyes on next week’s Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole symposium where comments on inflation, bond asset purchase tapering will be closely watched. The dollar rose for a fifth day, while Treasury yields continued a slide. Oil prices are currently lower, on track for a 7-day losing streak (longest decline wince 2019) while the U.S. dollar is set for its biggest weekly gain since June (weighing again on commodity prices), currently up at 9 ½ month highs around 93.65 for the dollar index (DXY) with Sept 2020 highs around 94.74. In vaccine news, the Washington Post reported that U.S. health officials are investigating reports that Moderna Inc’s ($MRNA) COVID-19 vaccine may be linked to a higher risk of a rare heart condition in younger adults than previously thought, sending shares lower. In Asian markets, more regulatory concerns/measures crippling stocks as the Nikkei Index slides -267 points (about 1%) to settle at 27,013, the Shanghai Index fell -38 points or 1.1% to close at 3,427 and the Hang Seng Index plunged -466 points or 1.84% to end the week at 24,849. In Europe, the German DAX is down around -70 points (-0.45%) to drop below 15,700, while the FTSE 100 slip about -10 points to 7,045. Stocks finished a choppy Thursday session mixed on concerns the Federal Reserve could begin tapering stimulus this year, even as surging coronavirus infections caused by the delta variant raised worries about the pace of the U.S. recovery. In the bond market, the 10-year Treasury yield at 1.23%. The Russell 2000 SmallCap index pointing to a lower open, entering today with a 6-day losing streak. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index climbed 5.53 points, or 0.13%, to 4,405.80 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -66.57 points, or 0.19%, to 34,894.12 The Nasdaq Composite gained 15.87 points, or 0.11%, to 14,541.79 The Russell 2000 Index declined -26.36 points, or 1.22% to 2,132.42 Events Calendar for Today 1:00 PM EST Baker Hughes Weekly rig count data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: BKE, DE, FL Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -0.47 63.22 Brent -0.48 65.97 Gold 3.70 1,784.10 EUR/USD 0.0006 1.1681 JPY/USD -0.12 109.62 10-Year Note +0.01 1.233% World News Germany July PPI +1.9% MoM vs. +0.8% consensus and rose +10.4% YoY vs. 9.2% consensus UK Jul Retail Sales miss falling -2.5% MoM vs 0.4% consensus and rose +2.4% YoY vs 6.0% consensus; core m/m fell -2.4% vs 0.3% consensus and on a YoY basis, rose +1.8% vs 5.7% consensus Consumer confidence in the U.K. edged down in August but remained at pre-pandemic levels, market-research company GfK said Friday. GfK’s consumer-confidence indicator came in at minus 8 in August, down one point from July vs, forecast an unchanged reading at minus 7. Sector News Breakdown Consumer Farfetch Limited ($FTCH) Q2 EPS loss (-$0.17) vs. est. loss (-$0.33); Q2 revs $523.3M vs. est. $496.8M; Q2 Gross Merchandise Value exceeds $1 billion, up 40% YoY and more than double compared to Q2 2019; full-price sales growth of 90% drives Q2 2021 Digital Platform GMV; Q2 2021 gross profit margin improves by 30 bps year-over-year to 44% Ross Stores ($ROST) 2Q EPS $1.39 vs est. $0.98 on sales $4.8B vs est. $4.5B, comps +15%; sees 3Q comps +5-7% with EPS $0.61-0.69 vs est. $0.93; guides FY EPS $4.20-4.38 vs est. $4.40 on comps +10-11% Macy’s ($M) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight with $25 tgt at JPMorgan Adtalem Global Education Inc. ($ATGE) 4Q adj EPS $0.70 on revs $280.4Mm vs est. $283.4Mm; guides FY22 revs $1.685-1.735B vs est. $1.2B, sees FY22 adj EPS $4.20-4.45 vs est. $3.30 Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have struck new exclusive baseball card agreements with a new company controlled by online sports-merchandise retailer Fanatics Inc., breaking the decades-long grip that Topps Co. ($MUDS) has held on the trading-card market, people familiar with the matter said. https://on.mktw.net/3AX9qSN Tesla ($TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said the electric-vehicle company plans to adapt the artificial intelligence technology it has been developing for autonomous driving to make humanoid robots Energy, Industrials & Materials Deere ($DE) Q3 EPS $5.32 vs. est. $4.58; Q3 revs $11.52B vs. est. $10.3B; full-year earnings forecast raised to range of $5.7B-$5.9B vs. prior guidance of $5.3B-$5.7B; says looking ahead, we expect demand for farm and construction equipment to continue benefiting from favorable fundamentals; sees 2021 production & precision ag net sales up 25 to 30%, 2021 small ag & turf net sales up about 25% Financials Coinbase ($COIN) CEO Brian Armstrong tweeted: “We recently received board approval to purchase over $500M of crypto on our balance sheet to add to our existing holdings. And we’ll be investing 10% of all profit going forward in crypto. I expect this percentage to keep growing over time as the crypto-economy matures. Cboe Global Markets ($CBOE) increases dividend 14% to 48c per share LPL Financial LLC ($LPLA) July total advisory and brokerage assets at the end of July were approximately $1.13 trillion, an increase of $17.6B, or 1.6%, compared to the end of June 2021; total net new assets for July were $10.0B, translating to an 11.5% annualized growth rate The Charles Schwab Corporation ($SCHW) said it is implementing a special five percent pay increase for employees “in recognition of their unwavering service to clients and each other throughout the pandemic Healthcare S. health officials are investigating reports that Moderna Inc’s (MRNA) COVID-19 vaccine may be linked to a higher risk of a rare heart condition in younger adults than previously thought, the Washington Post reported late on Thursday https://reut.rs/3z3wKxP AstraZeneca PLC ($AZN) said Friday it would seek regulatory approval for an antibody drug after a study showed strong efficacy in preventing symptomatic Covid-19, offering a potential new alternative to vaccines for people who refuse shots or for whom they aren’t effective. The company said AZD7442 showed 77% efficacy in reducing risk of symptomatic Covid-19 compared with a placebo in late-stage clinical trials testing its usefulness as a preventive treatment Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) said that Joaquin Duato, vice chairman of the company’s executive committee, will become CEO on Jan. 3, with Chairman and Chief Executive Alex Gorsky transitioning to executive chairman. Gorsky has served as the company’s chairman and CEO for nearly a decade, and has been with Johnson & Johnson for 30 years. “ Fate Therapeutics ($FATE) announces positive interim clinical data from its FT596 and FT516 off-the-shelf, IPSC-derived NK cell programs for b-cell lymphoma; 10 of 14 Patients in FT596 single-dose escalation cohorts 2 and 3 achieved objective response; 7 patients achieved complete response, including 2 of 3 patients treated with FT596 in combination with Rituximab following autologous CD19 CAR T-cell therapy Sorrento ($SRNE) announces its lead protein-based covid-19 vaccine candidate – dyai-100 – elicits strong neutralizing immune responses in vaccinated animals against sars-cov-2 and multiple major variants of concern Technology, Media & Telecom Applied Materials ($AMAT) 3Q adj EPS $1.90 vs est. $1.77 on revs $6.2B vs est. $5.94B; guides 4Q net sales approx $6.33B +/- $250Mm vs est. $6.04B, sees 4Q adj EPS $1.87-2.01 vs est. $1.81 Adobe Systems ($ADBE) to acquire Io in a transaction, valued at $1.275B Spotify Technology ($SPOT) has authorized to repurchase 10M company’s ordinary shares, up to the amount of $1B Marin Software ($MRIN) enters $50M equity distribution agreement S. listed China shares active amid yet more regulatory pressure headlines; the country approved a strict data privacy law, triggering fresh concerns over the intensity of Beijing’s recent regulatory crackdowns. The Personal Information Protection Law was passed at a meeting in Beijing of the nation’s top legislative body, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. Apple ($AAPL) delays office return to at least January on Covid rise, while IBM closes New York City offices amid rising covid-19 cases A new round of proposed regulations sent Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ’s ($BABA)S. listing to decline 4.9% on Tuesday to $173.73, its lowest close since October 2019. The Chinese tech company’s American depository receipts have fallen more than 25% so far this year. New draft guidelines released Tuesday by China’s top market regulator aim to prevent internet companies from adopting forced exclusivity and blocking competitors’ links and apps
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 182.00 0.53% 34,582 S&P 500 16.25 0.38% 4,331 Nasdaq 8.50 0.06% 14,731 U.S. stocks continue to recover from an early-week selloff prompted by fears surrounding the rapidly-spreading Delta variant as major averages rose about 1.6% on Tuesday, with investors again taking any market pullback as an opportunity to jump back into equities. A handful of Dow components expected to report earnings this morning with Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola and Verizon coming up. In Washington, a $1.2T bipartisan infrastructure bill will face an initial procedural floor vote in U.S. Senate today, which aims to upgrade roads and bridges, water systems and expand broadband Internet. European equities are in the green, extending opening gains to trade near best levels for the week as travel the strongest sector followed by retail and banking names. Crude futures drift higher as September WTI rises over 1% to trade back on a $68-handle and Brent trades back above $70. Netflix ($NFLX) shares little changed after mixed earnings results overnight. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index climbed 159 points to 27,548, the Shanghai Index gained 25 points to 3,562 and the Hang Seng Index slipped -34 points to 27,224. In Europe, the German DAX is up over 130 points to 15,350, while the FTSE 100 gains over 100 points (1.58%) to move just below the 7,000 level. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 64.57 points, or 1.52%, to 4,323.06 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 549.95 points, or 1.62%, to 34,511.99 The Nasdaq Composite surged 223.89 points, or 1.57%, to 14,498.88 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 63.62 points, or 2.99% to 2,194.30 Events Calendar for Today 7:00 AM ET MBA Mortgage Applications Data 10:30 AM ET Weekly DOE Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: $AFI, $ANTM, $BHLB, $BKR, $BOKF, $CMA, $FCFS, $HOG, $IPG, $JNJ, $KNX, $KO, $LAD, $LVS, $MKTX, $MTB, $NDAQ, $NTRS, $STX, $TZOO, $USAP, $VZ, $WRLD Earnings After the Close: $BANR, $BXS, $CCI, $CNS, $CSX, $CVLG, $DFS, $EFX, $EGBN, $FR, $GGG, $GL, $GSBC, $INBK, $KALU, $KMI, $LOB, $LSTR, $MC, $NTGR, $NVEC, $OMF, $PLXS, $REXR, $RGP, $RLI, $SLG, $SLM, $STC, $STL, $TBK, $TCBI, $THC, $TSC, $TXN, $UFPI, UMPQ, $VMI, $WASH, $WHR Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.85 68.05 Brent 0.90 70.25 Gold -6.30 1,804.00 EUR/USD -0.0007 1.1774 JPY/USD 0.25 110.10 10-Year Note +0.036 1.245% Sector News Breakdown Consumer Chipotle Mexican Grill ($CMG) shares rise 4%; 2Q adj EPS $7.46 vs. est. $6.52 on revs $1.9B vs. est. $1.88B, digital sales +10.5% (48.5% of total sales), qtrly comps +31.2%, qtrly restaurant level op mgn 24.5%; guides 3Q comps sales +low-mid-double-digits, sees 3Q at or slightly above +200 new restaurants Lands’ End ($LE) raises Q2 revs to $380M-$385M, up from prior view $345M-$355M; raises Q2 adj Ebitda to $36M-$38M from prior view $20M-$23M and ups EPS view to $0.39-$0.43 from prior $0.05-$0.12 (est. $0.07); also raises year revs, income and Ebitda views Sleep Number ($SNBR) shares fall -9% on miss; 2Q EPS $0.88 vs. est. $1.16 on net sales $484.3Mm missing the est. $511Mm; guides FY EPS at least $7.25 vs est. $6.79 (assumes 25% tax rt for remainder of the year) Harley Davidson ($HOG) 2Q adj EPS $1.41 vs est. $1.17 on revs $1.53B vs est. $1.41B, qtrly motorcycle shipments 56,700 vs 28,400 yr-ago; qtrly worldwide motorcycle retail sales 65,300 vs 52,700 yr-ago; guides FY motorcycle segment revs +30-35%, sees FY financial svcs segment op inc +75-85% Lithia Motors ($LAD) Q2 adj EPS $11.12 vs. est. $5.85; Q2 revs $6.01B vs. est. $4.99B; qtrly new vehicle retail sales increased 130.0% and qtrly used vehicle retail sales increased 95.7% Tesla ($TSLA) plans to open its network of superchargers to other electric vehicles later this year, CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter; the co’s fast charging network, with over 25,000 superchargers globally, has given it a competitive edge VICI Properties ($VICI) entered into a strategic arrangement with Great Wolf Resorts whereby VICI Properties may provide certain financing for the construction and development of Great Wolf Lodge resorts throughout the United States United Airlines ($UAL) Q2 op revs $5.47B vs. est. $5.35B; 2Q adj EPS ($3.91) vs est. ($3.91), capacity -46%, 3Q est. capacity -26%; sees 3Q TRASM positive vs 3Q19; expects 4Q adj pre-tax income to be positive; Q2 operating expenses down 42%, down 32% excluding special charges, compared to q2 2019 Energy The American Petroleum Institute ($API) reports that crude inventories rose 806,000 barrels last week, gasoline inventories rose 3.31M barrels and distillate stockpiles fell -1.225M barrels Avangrid ($AGR) Q2 adj EPS 35c vs. est. 41c; Q2 revs $1.48B vs. est. $1.52B; cuts FY21 adjusted EPS view to $2.04-2.22 from $2.25-$2.45 (est. $2.36) Halliburton ($HAL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs Financials CME Group ($CME) raises crude oil future Nymex (cl) maintenance margins to $5,450/contract from $5,300 for sept. 2021 Fulton Financial ($FULT) Q2 EPS $0.38 vs. est. $0.33; Q2 net interest income (NII) $162M vs. $152.7M last year; Q2 net interest margin 2.73% vs. 2.81% last year Hope Bancorp ($HOPE) 2Q EPS $0.43 vs est. $0.38, NII $126.6Mm vs est. $127.1Mm Interactive Brokers (IBKR) Q2 adj EPS $0.82 vs. est. $0.83; Q2 revs $754M vs. est. $681.28M; Net interest income increased $78 million, or 40%, from the year-ago quarter; Commission revenue increased $31 million, or 11%, from the year-ago quarter Preferred Bank ($PFBC) 2Q EPS $1.44 vs est. $1.46, NII $43.4Mm vs est. $46.6Mm National Storage ($NSA)8M share Spot Secondary priced at $51.25 Signature Bank ($SBNY)5M share Spot Secondary priced at $235.50 Shift4 Payments ($FOUR) announces offering of 1.79M shares of Class A common stock United Community Bank ($UCBI) Q2 EPS $0.78 vs. est. $0.67; Q2 return on assets (ROA) was 1.46% and its return on common equity was 14.1% for the quarter. On an operating basis, United’s ROA was 1.48% and its return on tangible common equity was 17.8%. On a pre-tax, pre-provision basis, operating return on assets was 1.67% for the quarter. Healthcare Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) Q2 adj EPS $2.48 vs. est. $2.27; Q2 revs $23.31B vs. est. $22.19B; company increasing 2021 full-year guidance for sales and eps; sees 2021 adjusted operational sales change vs. prior year 12.5%-13.5%; raises FY21 adjusted EPS view to $9.50-$9.60 from $9.30-$9.45 (est. $9.52) and raises FY21 revenue view to $93.8B-$94.6B from $90.6B-$91.6B Anthem ($ANTM) Q2 adj EPS $7.03 vs. est. $6.33; Q2 revs $33.3B vs. est. $33.21B; raises FY21 adjusted EPS view to greater than $25.50 vs. est. $25.23 and above prior view for greater than $25.10; its benefit expense ratio – the percentage of premiums paid for medical services – worsened to 86.8% from 77.9% a year earlier Cytokinetics ($CYTK) 10M share Secondary priced at $27.50 Intuitive Surgical ($ISRG) Q2 adj EPS $3.92 vs. est. $3.07; Q2 revs $1.46B vs. est. $1.26B; shipped 328 da Vinci Surgical Systems, an increase of 84% compared with 178 in Q2 of 2020; grew its da Vinci Surgical System installed base to 6,335 systems as of June 30, an increase of 10% compared with 5,764 as of the end of Q2 of 2020; raises FY21 procedure growth view to 27%-30% from 22%-26% and sees FY21 gross profit margin 70.5%-71.5% of revenue Natera ($NTRA) files to sell $350M of common stock SmileDirectClub, Inc. ($SDC) announced that an en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit sided with the company, rejecting the Georgia Board of Dentistry’s attempt to shield itself from antitrust liability through an interlocutory appeal. Celyad Oncology ($CYAD) highlights new preclinical allogeneic armored CAR T candidate developed from its shRNA platform; the submission of IND application for CYAD-203, a new first-in-class shRNA-based allogeneic, IL-18-armored CAR T candidate, expected in mid-2022 Industrials & Materials AAR Corp. ($AIR) Q4 adj EPS $0.47 vs. est. $0.48; Q4 sales $437.6M vs. est. $422.6M; Q4 adj Ebitda $34.3M up +60% y/y Canadian National ($CNI) Q2 adj EPS C$1.49 (in-line with est.) vs. C$1.28 YoY; Q2 revenue C$3.6B versus C$3.21B last year; reaffirms 2021 outlook; still targeting double-digit adjusted eps growth for 2021 and still sees high single-digit volume growth in for 2021; quarterly carloads 1.47 mln vs 1.29 mln Forestar Group ($FOR) 3Q EPS $0.32 vs est. $0.40 on revs $312.9Mm vs est. $307.6Mm; says housing conditions remain favorable across the country, now expect to deliver between 15,500-16,000 lots in FY Rexnord Corp. ($RXN) 2Q adj EPS $0.58 vs est. $0.50 on sales $568Mm vs est. $543.9Mm; expects 3Q sales in WM platform to increase high-teens % YoY Rush Enterprise ($RUSHA) 2Q EPS $1.00 vs. est. $0.82 on revs $1.316B vs. est. $1.31B Technology, Media & Telecom Netflix ($NFLX) 3Q EPS $2.97 vs. est. $3.16 on revs $7.34B vs. est. $7.32B, streaming net adds 1.54Mm w/ about 2/3 of global paid net adds from APAC; guides 3Q streaming net adds 3.5Mm 9vs. est. at 5.5Mm), sees 3Q revs $7.48B vs. est. $7.48B; says continue to target 20% operating margin for FY Avnet ($AVT) guides Q4 EPS $1.01-$1.05 vs. est. $0.79; said strong quarter-over-quarter sales growth in EMEA, Asia and Farnell, and continued operating improvement in the Americas, all contributed to better-than-expected results Qualtrics ($XM) Q2 EPS $0.04 vs. est. loss (2c); Q2 revs $249.3M vs. est. $241.63M; sees Q3 revs $257M-$259M vs. est. $246.6M; Q2 2021 Subscription Revenue of $204.5M, up 48% YoY; next 12 months remaining performance obligations of $754.8M, up 61% YoY ASML Holdings ($ASML) raises its 2021 sales outlook and announces a new share buyback, as orders for its equipment soared amid a global computer chip shortage; announces 9 bln euro ($10.60 bln) share buyback; said demand remained strong as major chipmakers raced to expand production capacity SAP AG ($SAP) Q2 revenue was 6.67 billion euros, up 1% from the year earlier quarter, or 3% higher adjusted for currency, and about in line with the Wall Street analyst consensus forecast at 6.69 billion euros; posted cloud revenue of 2.276 billion euros, up 11%, or 17% in constant currency, missing the Street consensus at 2.31 billion euros CS Disco ($LAW) 7M share IPO priced at $32.00 Paycor ($PYCR)5M share IPO priced at $23.00 VTEX ($VTEX) 19M share IPO priced at $19.00
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 178.00 0.53% 34,017 S&P 500 20.25 0.49% 4,272 Nasdaq 73.50 0.50% 14,614 U.S. stock futures are looking to rebound after major averages posted their worst single day returns in months with attention turning to earnings reports. Major U.S. stock benchmarks dropped sharply on Monday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average marked its worst drop since late October falling -725 points (off earlier lows down over 900 points), amid growing concerns about the global spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The benchmark S&P 500 index ended down 1.6% at 4,258, getting a boost late day to push back above its 50-day moving average of 4,240 (off lows below 4,235), while the Nasdaq Composite Index declined 1.1% at 14,275. The declines for stocks came as the 10-year Treasury note yield fell to a five-month low beneath 1.18%. The CBOE Volatility Index ($VIX), the SPX option derived measure of implied volatility, lifted $4.05 or 21.95% today to close at $22.50 (off earlier highs above 25). U.S. crude oil slides below $70 in biggest one-day drop since September as OPEC and its allies agreed to increase production at the same time the COVID-19 delta variant threatens global demand. All 30 of the components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished lower Monday. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index declined -264 points to 27,338, the Shanghai Index slipped a few points to 3,536 and the Hang Seng Index dropped -230 points to 27,259. In Europe, the German DAX is higher by 50 points to 15,190, while the FTSE 100 rebounds 40 points to 6,885. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index dropped -68.67 points, or 1.59%, to 4,258.49 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -725.81 points, or 2.09%, to 33,962.04 The Nasdaq Composite sunk -152.25 1.42 points, or 1.06%, to 14,274.98 The Russell 2000 Index declined -32.56 points, or 1.51% to 2,130.68 Events Calendar for Today 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:30 AM ET Housing Starts MoM for June…est. 1.59M 8:30 AM ET Building Permits MoM for June…est. 1.7M 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 4:30 PM ET API Weekly Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: $ALLY, $BMI, $CATC, $CFG, $DOV, $FMBI, $GATX, $HAL, $HCA, $IRDM, $KEY, $MAN, $MBWM, $OMC, $ONB, $PEBO, $PM, $SBNY, $SI, $SNV, $SYF, $TRV Earnings After the Close: $AGR, $AIR, $CMG, $FOR, $FULT, $HOPE, $HWC, $IBKR, $ISRG, $NFLX, $PNFP, $PZN, $RUSHA, $RXN, $SMBL, $SNBR, $UAL, $UCBI, $XM Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.25 66.67 Brent 0.00 68.62 Gold 4.70 1,817.35 EUR/USD -0.001 1.179 JPY/USD -0.07 109.39 10-Year Note +0.02 1.6% Sector News Breakdown Consumer Inter Parfums ($IPAR) 2Q net sales $207.6Mm vs. est. $151.3Mm; guides FY net sales about $750Mm vs. est. $715.1Mm, sees FY EPS $1.95 vs est. $1.72 Tesla ($TSLA) Semi electric truck is finally about to go into production, Electrek reports. Sources familiar with the matter tell Electrek one of the last steps before starting production is happening as the general assembly line is debugged and the drive axle production line is ready. Energy, Industrials and Materials Halliburton ($HAL) Q2 EPS $0.26 vs. est. $0.23; Q2 revs $3.71B vs. est. $3.74B Crown Holdings ($CCK) Q2 adj EPS $2.14 vs. est. $1.78; Q2 sales $2.86B vs. est. $2.92B; sees Q3 EPS $1.90-$2.00 vs. est. $1.79 and raises year EPS to $7.30-$7.40 from prior $6.60-$6.80 (est. $6.89) B. Hunt ($JBHT) Q2 EPS $1.61 vs. est. $1.57’ Q2 revs $2.91B vs. est. $2.71B; Total freight transactions in the Marketplace for J.B. Hunt 360 increased to $500 million in the second quarter 2021 compared to $281 million in the prior year quarter. ICS revenue on the platform increased 73% to $396 million versus a year ago PPG Industries ($PPG) shares fell -7%; Q2 adj EPS $1.94 vs. est. $2.20; Q2 sales nearly $4.4B vs. est. $4.36B and up about 45% yoy; Q2 sales volumes grew about 24% year over year, supported by strong demand recovery across many end-use markets; sees 3q sales volume +21% to +23%; expect that aggregate input and logistics costs will be sequentially higher in q3, compared to q2 Steel Dynamics ($STLD) 2Q EPS $3.32 vs est. $3.42 on sales $4.5B vs est. $4.22B, qtrly steel and fabrication shipments of $2.9Mm tons and $189,000 tons, respectively; says continue to see strong steel demand coupled with extremely low customer steel inventories; auto sector remains strong despite chip shortages; believes 3Q earnings could represent another record performance SPX Flow ($FLOW) confirmed its Board of Directors previously received and rejected an unsolicited, conditional, non-binding proposal from Ingersoll Rand Inc. ($IR) to acquire all outstanding shares of SPX Flow common stock for $85.00 per share in cash Vale ($VALE) produced less iron ore than expected during Q2 saying Q2 iron ore output rose 11.3% Q/Q to 75.7M metric tons and climbed 12% Y/Y, but the analyst consensus estimate called for ~78M mt.; Q2 production of iron ore pellets jumped 27.4% Q/Q to 8M metric tons and 13.3% from the year-earlier quarter Financials ($KEY) 2Q EPS $0.72 vs est. $0.54, NII $1.0B vs est. $1.0B, qtrly return on avg tangible common equity 22.3%; says will evaluate an increase to common stock dividend in 4Q, announced new common share repurchase authorization of up to $1.5B Silvergate Capital ($SI) Q2 EPS 80c vs. est. 51c; Q2 deposits $11.4B, an increase of $4.4B, or 62.4%, from Q1, and an increase of $9.7B or 580.6%, from last year Signature Bank ($SBNY) Q2 EPS $3.57 vs. est. $3.14; Q2 CET1 capital ratio 10.03%, Q2 net charge-off .12% and Q2 book value per share $106.24; Q2 net interest income for 2021 q2 was $457.2 mln, an increase of $70.1 mln Synovus ($SNV) Q2 adj EPS $1.20 vs. est. $1.04; Q2 core transaction deposits increased $702.4M or 2% sequentially; Q2 provision for credit losses of $24.6M; qtrly net interest income of $381.9 mln increased $8.0 mln sequentially Synchrony ($SYF) Q2 EPS $2.12 vs. est. $1.39; Q2 book value per share $23.48, Q2 CET1 capital ratio 17.8% and Q2 net charge-offs 3.57%; qtrly net interest income decreased $84 million, or 2%, to $3.3 billion Cryptocurrency-exposed stocks fall in premarket trading after the selloff in Bitcoin accelerated and pushed the token below $30,000 for the first time in around a month, down over 3% at $29,600 while Ethereum prices fall over 4% to $1,750 (shares of $MARA, $RIOT, $MSTR lower) BCB Bancorp ($BCBC) 2Q EPS $0.45 vs. est. $0.40, NII $24.1Mm vs. est. $23.7Mm; increases qtrly dividend to $0.16/share Chubb Limited ($CB) announced its Board of Directors has authorized a new one-time incremental share repurchase program of up to $5 billion through June 30, 2022 Equity LifeStyle Properties ($ELS) 2Q adj FFO $0.61 vs est. $0.55; revs $156.2Mm vs est. $158.8Mm; sees Q3 FFO $0.59-$0.65 and year $2.42-$2.52 vs. est. $0.65 and $2.40 respectively FB Financial ($FBK) 2Q adj EPS $0.88 vs est. $0.75; NII on tax-equivalent basis $87.3Mm vs est. $83.8Mm FNB Corp. ($FNB) Q2 EPS $0.31 vs. est. $0.29; Q2 revs 4308M vs. est. $305.7M; Q2 net interest income ($NII) $227.9M; Total average deposits grew $3.2 billion, or 11.9%, led by increases in average non-interest-bearing deposits of $1.9 billion, or 23.5% PacWest Bancorp. ($PACW) Q2 EPS $1.52 vs. est. $0.97; Q2 net interest income $270.1M vs. $264.6M in Q1 ServisFirst Bancshares (SFBS) 2Q EPS $0.92 vs. est. $0.93, total loans grew $517.3 ex impact of PPP, deposits +17% yr/yr Wintrust Financial ($WTFC) Q2 EPS $1.70 vs. est. $1.59; Q2 net interest income $279.6M vs. $263.1MM last year; Q2 net interest margin 2.62% vs. 2.73% last year Zion Bancorp ($ZION) 2Q EPS $2.08 vs est. $1.29, CET1 ratio 11.3% vs 10.2% at beginning of pandemic; released more than $120Mm of allowance for credit losses Healthcare Ardelyx ($ARDX) shares tumble 75%; received a letter from the FDA on July 13 stating that, as part of its ongoing review of the co’s New Drug Application for the control of serum phosphorus in adult patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis, the FDA has identified deficiencies that preclude discussion of labeling and post-marketing requirements/commitments at this time Cytokinetics ($CYTK) announces $200M common stock offering Thousands of opioid-crisis lawsuits filed against major drugmakers and distributors are nearing a conclusion, with the outlines of a $26 billion deal between states and four companies expected to be announced this week and a $1 billion settlement to resolve some of New York’s claims likely on Tuesday, Dow Jones reported. Drug distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp. ($ABC), Cardinal Health Inc. ($CAH) and McKesson Corp. ($MCK) and Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) have been negotiating the $26 billion settlement for more than two years HCW Biologics ($HCWB) 7M share IPO priced at $8.00 PLx Pharma ($PLXLP) rises after saying Vazalore, a liquid-filled aspirin capsule, will be available in over 8,000 Walgreens (WBA) stores across U.S. in August Regeneron ($REGN) announced that Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, or MHLW, has approved Regeneron’s casirivimab and imdevimab antibody cocktail to treat patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 Technology, Media & Telecom IBM Corp. ($IBM) Q2 operating $2.33 vs. est. $2.29; Q2 revs $18.75B vs. est. $18.29B; Q2 cloud & cognitive software revs up 6% to $6.1B, Q2 Global Business revenue $4.3B, up 11.6% and Q2 Global Technology Services revenue $6.3B, up 0.4%; GAAP gross profit margin of 48.0%, flat; said it sees FY revenue to grow based on mid-July 2021 foreign exchange rates and continues to expect adjusted free cash flow of $11 billion to $12 billion in 2021 Omnicom ($OMC) 2Q EPS $1.60 vs est. $1.38 on revs $3.57B vs est. $3.38B (organic +24.4%); says experienced improvement in biz in 2Q, op mgn 15.9% vs est. 14.3% Rapid7, Inc. ($RPD) acquired IntSights Cyber Intelligence Ltd., a leader in contextualized external threat intelligence and proactive threat remediation for approximately $335 million in cash and stock; RPD sees revs and adj EPS above high end of prior guidance
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Monday, July 19, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -358.00 1.04% 34,206 S&P 500 -32.25 0.74% 4,286 Nasdaq -55.50 0.38% 14,615 U.S. stock markets are looking lower as S&P futures fall -0.7% as rising Covid case rates and recent technology underperformance weigh on risk sentiment. In Asian markets, the Hang Seng falls as much as 2.2%, the Nikkei drops 1.4% and the Shanghai Composite slips -0.3%. In Europe, the rise of the rapidly-spreading Delta variant is threatening to derail many efforts towards a full economic reopening as worsening outbreaks continue to cloud the once-promising outlook. The German DAX is down 2% (over 300 points) to 15,225, while the FTSE 100 drops 2% to 6,870. The Dollar Index (DXY) rises for third day while yen strengthens below 110/USD amid risk aversion. The Aussie dollar falls to seven-month low and AUD 10-year yield drops after Victoria extends lockdown and Sydney again tightens restrictions amid worsening delta outbreak. Oil drops over -2.5% as WTI crude slips below the $70 per barrel level after OPEC and its allies struck a deal to inject more oil into the global economy. Treasury 10-year yield eases to 1.25% as relentless bond rally continues. Stocks finished lower Friday after surging inflation led to an unexpected decline in U.S. consumer sentiment in early July. For the week, the Dow fell 0.5%, the S&P 500 declined 1% and the Nasdaq dropped 1.9%. Stocks snapped their three-week losing streak with sharp declines on Friday, with defensive stocks leading the weekly gains with utilities, staples and REITs (reached a record high), while energy got slammed down over 7%, followed by a drop in discretionary and materials. In corporate news this weekend, Zoom Media ($ZM) announced a +$14B acquisition of Five9 Inc. ($FIVN) in the software space on Sunday ahead of a busy week of earnings. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index dropped -32.87 points, or 0.75%, to 4,327.16 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -299.15 points, or 0.86%, to 34,687.85 The Nasdaq Composite slumped-115.86 points, or 0.80%, to 14,427.24 The Russell 2000 Index declined -27.05 points, or 1.24% to 2,163.24 Events Calendar for Today 10:00 AM ET NAHB Housing Market Index for July Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: AN, BMRC, CALM, GNTY, PLD, TSCO Earnings After the Close: CCK, ELS, EQBK, FBK, FNB, IBM, JBHT, PACW, PPG, STLD, WTFC, ZION Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -2.04 69.77 Brent -1.99 71.60 Gold -9.00 1,803.05 EUR/USD -0.0032 1.1774 JPY/USD -0.30 109.77 10-Year Note -0.041 1.250% World News S. TIC report: foreigners bought a net total $105.3 B in assets in May, after purchases of $100.1 B (was $101.2 B) in April. But net long-term data showed sales of -$30.2 B in May after purchases of $100.7 B in April. Of those long-term flows, -$93.4 B in Treasury coupons were liquidated, while $37.8 B in agencies was purchased, along with $17.3 B in corporate bonds OPEC and its allies struck a deal that allows for monthly supply hikes of 400k b/d until the end of 2021, putting the group back in control of the crude market. Starting in August, they’ll pump out an extra 400K barrels a day through the end of 2022, restoring all the cuts they made at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. UAE will have a new baseline of 3.5m bpd, Iraq/Kuwait baselines will increase by 150k bpd each, Saudi/Russian baselines will be adjusted to 11.5m bpd Sector News Breakdown Consumer Academy Sports and Outdoors ($ASO) is more than a pandemic play, according to Barron’s saying interest in health and wellness has been enduring, and the company’s manageable debt level will allow it to open more brick-and-mortar stores Cal-Maine Foods ($CALM) Q4 EPS loss (-$0.09) below the $0.18 estimate; reports Q4 revenue $349.8M vs. est. $404.67M; average sales price for shell eggs was $1.32 per dozen for q4 compared with $1.58 per dozen for same period last year; said expect to see further volatility in market prices for our primary feed ingredients Cruise operators Carnival Corp ($CCL), Royal Caribbean Group ($RCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) fall about 3% each premarket along with a decline in other European travel and leisure stocks on worries that the fast-spreading Delta variant could hamper travel demand and slow the ongoing global economic recovery Veoneer ($VNE) signed an agreement with LiDAR company Baraja to industrialize their Spectrum-Scan LiDAR technology for the next market wave of L2+ through L4 autonomous vehicle applications Energy, Industrials and Materials OPEC+ and its allies, including Russia, agree Sunday to further relax output curbs. Under the deal, announced following a virtual meeting of OPEC+ energy ministers, production will rise by 400,000 barrels a day each month beginning in August and would eventually undo all of the curbs put in place last year Ingersoll Rand Inc. ($IR) has made takeover bids for component maker SPX Flow Inc. ($FLOW) that have so far been rebuffed, according to people familiar with the matter, the WSJ reported on Sunday. IR’s most recent all-cash offer valued SPX Flow in the low-$80s a share, the people said, or around $3.5 billion https://on.wsj.com/3kB1qlt Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services ($ISS) has favored Brookfield Infrastructure Partners’ ($BIP) offer for Inter Pipeline Ltd ($IPPLF) in a blow to a rival bid from Pembina Pipeline Corp ($PMB). During the past week, Brookfield raised its hostile offer for Inter Pipeline to about C$8.58 billion ($6.80 billion). Alcoa ($AA) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman Sachs Financials Interactive Brokers Group ($IBKR) introduces a new simple flat fee structure of a flat 3 EUR or 3 GBP per trade (trades up to 6,000 EUR/GBP in value) for stock trading in Europe Healthcare Amyris ($AMRS), Zymergen ($ZY), Soaring Eagle Acquisition ($SRNG) are the three main stock plays on synthetic biology, which could become a huge market according to Barron’s this weekend Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) is exploring a plan to offload liabilities from widespread Baby Powder litigation into a newly created business that would then seek bankruptcy protection – Reuters Tempest Therapeutics ($TPST) files $250M mixed securities shelf Technology, Media & Telecom Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($ZM) to acquire Five9, Inc. ($FIVN) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $14.7 billion with FIVN holders to receive $200.28 per share; FIVN holders will receive 0.5533 shares of Class A common stock of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. for each share of Five9, Inc. https://on.mktw.net/3xRVVTf SAP AG ($SAP) is moving to cloud, and investors are yet to give company credit, according to Barron’s noting while the transformation will take time, the CEO expects to triple its revenue from the cloud by 2025, and 40% of cloud revenue has been coming from new clients Telefonica SA ($TEF) agreed to sell a stake in its Colombian fiber optic broadband network to KKR & Co. Telefonica will control 40% of the new venture, which will aim to bring high-speed internet access to about 90 cities in the next three years, and KKR the remaining 60%, the carrier said in a statement late Friday. The venture is valued at $500 million Bill Ackman’s blank-check company Pershing Square Tontine Holdings ($PSTH) had dropped a deal to buy 10% of Vivendi’s flagship Universal Music Group after U.S. regulators questioned its stake purchase of Universal Music. DISH ($DISH) signed a transformative, long-term strategic Network Services Agreement (NSA) with AT&T, making AT&T the primary network services partner for DISH MVNO customers
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/*============================================= = Wednesday, June 16, 2021 = =============================================*/ Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -14.00 0.04% 34,163 S&P 500 1.25 0.04% 4,238 Nasdaq 20.50 0.14% 14,042 U.S. stock futures are looking flat as the most highly anticipated Federal Reserve policy meeting is upon us, with the FOMC meeting statement at 2:00 PM ET followed by a press conference by Chairman Jerome Powell. While the central bank is widely expected to keep key interest rates near zero, its statement and subsequent Q&A session from Powell is sure to be parsed for clues regarding the timing of taper talks, as well as any indications if rising inflation prices are a concern, or just temporary as the Fed has pleaded over the last three months. Treasury yields remain depressed despite recent higher inflation readings (CPI, PPI) as the benchmark 10-year yield holds under 1.50%. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index fell -150 points to 29,291, the Shanghai Index fell -38 points to 3,518 (3rd straight day of losses) to 28,436, and the Hang Seng Index fell -201 points to 28,436. In Europe, the German DAX is up about 20 points to 15,750, while the FTSE 100 rises about 10 points to 7,185. Wall Street took a rest on Tuesday, as major indexes closed lower and the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq backed down from the previous session’s record closing highs. Big tech pulled back on Tuesday after leading the day prior while Dow Transports finished green. While U.S. stock indexes have been range-bound since the beginning of the month, any changes in nuance from the Fed today, and Friday’s quadruple witching options expiration, could trigger some volatility. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index slipped -8.56 points, or 0.20%, to 4,246.59 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -94.42 points, or 0.27%, to 34,299.33 The Nasdaq Composite slumped -101.29 points, or 0.71%, to 14,072.86 The Russell 2000 Index declined -6.07 points, or 0.26% to 2,320.07 Events Calendar for Today 7:00 AM ET MBA Mortgage Applications Data 8:30 AM EST Housing Starts MoM for May…est. 1.63M 8:30 AM EST Building Permits MoM for May…est. 1.73M 8:30 AM EST Import Prices MoM for May…est. 0.8% 10:30 AM ET Weekly DOE Inventory Data 2:00 PM EST FOMC June Meeting Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: None Earnings After the Close: $LEN Other Key Events: Citigroup European Healthcare Conference (virtual), 6/14-6/16 Cowen Annual Future Health Conference (virtual), 6/16-6/17 Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference (virtual), 6/16-6/17 European Hematology Association (EHA) Virtual Meeting, 6/9-6/17 Northland Customer Engagement SaaS Conference (virtual), 6/15-6/16 Oppenheimer 21st Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference (virtual), 6/15-6/16 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.09 72.21 Brent 0.16 74.15 Gold -0.85 1,858.20 EUR/USD -0.0004 1.2122 JPY/USD -0.14 109.94 10-Year Note -0.014 1.485% World News S. TIC data report showed foreign accounts purchased $100.7 B in net long term securities in April, after the$262.4 B (was $262.4 B) surge in March. Accounts also bought a total of $101.2 B in assets on the month versus $146.7 B (was $146.4 B) previously China May Retail Sales: y/y 12.4% vs 13.6% consensus; China May Ind Prod: y/y 8.8% vs 9.0% consensus Japan April Core Machinery Orders:6% vs 2.5% consensus; Japan May Trade Balance: -Y187b vs -Y77b consensus Sector News Breakdown Consumer DAVIDsTEA ($DTEA) Q1 EPS C$0.05 vs. (C$0.26) last year Q1; Q1 sales fell -27.9% to $23.2M from $32.2M YoY; said brick and mortar sales for the quarter declined when compared to the prior year quarter by $11.9 million or 78.3% to $3.3 million; sales from e-commerce and wholesale channels increased by $2.9 million or 17.2% to $19.9 million, from $17.0 million in the prior year quarter La-Z-Boy ($LZB) Q4 non-Gaap EPS $0.87 vs. est. $0.74; Q4 sales $519.5M vs. est. $498.5M; anticipates ongoing incremental increases in manufacturing capacity throughout fiscal 2022 that will enable higher delivered sales; incoming order rates and backlog will mitigate usual seasonal slowdown associated with Q1; Q4 written same-store sales up 100% General Motors ($GM) will increase its global spending on electric and autonomous cars to $35B, which is 30% higher than the company’s most recent forecast, Reuters reported Blue Apron ($APRN) announces stock offering Energy, Industrials and Materials The American Petroleum Institute ($API) shows a draw of 8.54M barrels of oil for the week ended June 4, gasoline inventories show a build of 2.85M barrels, distillate inventories show a build of 1.96M barrels and Cushing inventories show a draw of 1.53M barrels A U.S. District Court judge grants a preliminary injunction to Louisiana and 12 other states that sued the Biden administration over the halt on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands Bespoke noted that WTI crude has now had a record 13 straight days with an intraday high higher than the last (WTI crude closed above the $723 per barrel level Tuesday for first time since October 2018) Phoenix Motorcars, a wholly owned subsidiary of SPI Energy ($SPI) has launched a full range of EV charging products for the U.S. market. S. Steel ($X) assumed with Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan Financials Capital One Financial ($COF) selected as exclusive long-term issuing partner for new Williams Sonoma, Inc. ($WSM) credit cards; new credit cards and loyalty enhancements are expected to launch before end of 2021 H&R Block ($HRB) Q4 adj EPS $5.16 vs. est. $5.13; Q4 revs $2.33B vs. est. $2.35B; raises quarterly dividend 4% to $0.27; announced its fiscal year-end will change to June 30, effective immediately; says substantially exceeded its original FY revs and earnings outlook when including total tax season through extended deadline PennyMac Mortgage ($PMT) files automatic mixed securities shelf R. Berkley Corporation ($WRB) raised quarterly dividend by 8% to $0.52 Healthcare The FDA cleared an additional batch of Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) Covid-19 vaccine doses from a troubled production plant in Baltimore run by Emergent BioSolutions Inc. ($EBS) as the agency cleared 15 million doses, bringing the total doses authorized for export to 25 million Elanco ($ELAN) will acquire all outstanding stock of Kindred Biosciences (KIN) at a price of $9.25 per share, or approximately $440 million, a premium of 52% based on the 30-day average Molecular Partners ($MOLN) 3M share IPO priced at $21.25 Rapt Therapeutics ($RAPT)79M share Secondary priced at $33.00 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. ($REGN) said an antibody it developed has been shown to significantly cut the risk of death among certain hospitalized Covid-19 patients, raising hopes for a valuable new tool for tackling severe cases. Inhibikase Therapeutics ($IKT) 15M share Secondary priced at $3.00 Protagonist Therapeutics ($PGTX)05M share Spot Secondary priced at $37.75 Eton Pharmaceuticals ($ETON) has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Crossject’s ZENEO hydrocortisone needleless autoinjector, which is under development as a rescue treatment for adrenal crisis Spero Therapeutics ($SPRO) announces the initiation of two early-stage trials of SPR206, an intravenously (IV)-administered next-generation polymyxin product candidate. Technology, Media & Telecom Oracle Corp. ($ORCL) Q4 adj EPS $1.54 vs. est. $1.31; q1 revs $11.23B vs. est. $11.04B; qtrly cloud services and license support revenues were up 8% to $7.4B; qtrly cloud license and on-premise license revenues were up 9% to $2.1B; Q4 Cloud Application Revenue: Fusion ERP up 46%, Fusion HCM up 35%, NetSuite ERP up 26%; Q4 Short-term deferred revenues were up 10% from last year to $8.8 billion. Operating cash flow was up 21% to a record $15.9 billion during the trailing twelve months Convey Holding ($CNVY)333M share IPO priced at $14.00 Roblox ($RBLX) shares fell -8%; released May key metrics, which showed daily active users hit 43M, which was up 28% from the previous May, but down 1% from 43.3M in April; hours engaged increased, however, to 3.2B (up 9% year-over-year, and up 1% from April) MiTek ($MITK) announces $15 million share repurchase program WalkMe ($WKME)25M share IPO priced at $31.00
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/*============================================= = Friday, June 11, 2021 = =============================================*/ Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 75.00 0.22% 34,429 S&P 500 4.25 0.11% 4,233 Nasdaq 13.50 0.09% 13,963 Stock futures are looking higher, trying to build off yesterday’s gains as the S&P 500 Index posted its first closing high in over a month and as the Nasdaq Composite outperformed (rising over 0.75%) as the yield on the benchmark 10-year yield fell to its lowest levels since March, now down around the 1.43% level. Market fears of rising prices and inflation have deteriorated despite another spike in CPI yesterday when prices topped 5% on YoY basis, its highest levels since 2008 as investors hang on to the notion (implied by the Fed) that the price hikes are indeed transitory. Market gains were paced by strong gain in healthcare and REITs. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index fell -9 points to 28,948, the Shanghai Index slid -21 points to 3,589, and the Hang Seng Index rose 103 points to 28,842. In Europe, the German DAX is up about 40 points to 15,610, while the FTSE 100 is higher by 45 points to 7,133. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 19.63 points, or 0.47%, to 4,239.18 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 19.10 points, or 0.06%, to 34,466.24 The Nasdaq Composite jumped 108.58 points, or 0.78%, to 14,020.33 The Russell 2000 Index declined -15.72 points, or 0.68% to 2,311.41 Events Calendar for Today 10:00 AM EST University of Michigan Sentiment June-P 1:00 PM EST Baker Hughes Weekly rig count data Other Key Events: FBN Securities Silicon Valley Tech Tour (virtual), 6/10-6/11 Oppenheimer Virtual Software & Semiconductor Bus Tour, 6/7-6/11 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.13 70.42 Brent 0.14 72.66 Gold -6.00 1,892.50 EUR/USD -0.0014 1.2156 JPY/USD 0.16 109.49 10-Year Note -0.021 1.437% World News The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee unveiled on Thursday a bipartisan surface transportation bill that would authorize $78 billion over five years, including sharply higher passenger rail funding, along with tougher auto safety requirements. Ten Senate Democrats and Republicans say they reached five-year, nearly $1 trillion infrastructure deal ‘; agreement calls for about $974 bln in infrastructure spending over five years without raising taxes. The package includes about $579 bln in new spending. UK Apr GDP beat m/m: 2.3% m/m vs 2.2% cons; 3m/3m 1.5% in-line; y/y 27.6% in-line; UK April Trade Balance smaller deficit: -£10.96b vs -£12.1b consensus; UK Apr Trade Balance non-EU smaller deficit: -£5.55b vs -£6.54b previous Sector News Breakdown Consumer Chewy ($CHWY) 1Q EPS $0.09 vs. est. ($0.03) on sales $2.14B vs. est. $2.13B; Gross margin of 27.6% expanded 420 bps YoY; net margin of 1.8% improved 480 bps YoY; Q1 adjusted EBITDA of $77.4M; Q1 active customers 19.8M, up 31.6% from last year Dave & Busters ($PLAY) Q1 EPS $0.40 vs. est. loss (-$0.19); Q1 revs $265.3M vs. est. $256.6M; Q1 comp store sales fell -35%; sees Q2 revs $335M-$350M vs. est. $287.4M Copa Holdings ($CPA) reports revenue passenger miles dropped 58% to 753.6M in May 2021 vs. May 2019; capacity down 53.4% to 970.9M available seat miles as compared to May 2019 Energy, Industrials and Materials The IEA forecasts global oil demand to recover to pre-pandemic levels late next year and urged OPEC and its allies to keep markets balanced by tapping their plentiful spare production capacity Livent ($LTHM) 13M share Secondary priced at $17.50 REV Group ($REVG)5M share Secondary priced at $15.50 Navigator Holdings ($NVGS) Q1 EPS $0.05 vs. est. $0.05; Q1 revs $85.7M vs. est. $71.29M Financials AGNC Investment ($AGNC) estimates tangible net book value per share of $16.82 as of May 31, 2021, down 6.4% from $17.96 it estimated at April 30. Agree Realty ($ADC) 4M share Spot Secondary priced at $71.50 Manning & Napier ($MN) reports preliminary AUM $22.1B as of May 31 Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. ($VCTR) reported assets under management (AUM) of $160.9 billion as of May 31, 2021 TaskUs ($TASK)2M share IPO priced at $23.00 Healthcare Vertex Pharma ($VRTX) shares declined over 10% after abandoning further development of VX-864 for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency saying that the treatment benefit seen in a phase 2 study is “unlikely to translate into substantial clinical benefit.” Jury selection began this week in a case considered one of the biggest and most complicated in the effort to hold corporations liable for the opioid crisis according to Barron’s. The trial, in New York, was delayed a year because of the pandemic. New York state and two of its counties, Nassau and Suffolk on Long Island, are suing a number of companies, including Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), McKesson ($MCK) and Teva Pharmaceutical ($TEVA), for monetary damages Tyme Technologies, Inc. ($TYME) completes strategic review, announces oasis breast trial with Georgetown University, and reports fiscal year 2021 financial results; review identified breast cancer as a priority indication for development, a focus on second-line pancreatic cancer, and continuation of trial in high-risk sarcomas CureVac ($CVAC) slides; The efficacy of CureVac’s Covid-19 vaccine is still hard to determine but is set to remain in focus as critical data from the phase 3 trial is expected this month, Berenberg says. Analysts at the bank say the trial’s progress seems encouraging and could facilitate a rapid regulatory discussion in the coming months. They expect the CVnCoV vaccine to be 70% to 80% effective – DJ PTC Therapeutics ($PTCT) announced interim results from the ongoing RAINBOWFISH trial that demonstrated pre-symptomatic infants with spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA Vertex Pharmaceuticals ($VRTX) and CRISPR Therapeutics ($CRSP) announce new data on 22 patients, with follow-up of at least 3 months, treated with CRISPR/Cas9-based gene-editing therapy, CTX001 Technology, Media & Telecom Nvidia ($NVDA) has agreed to acquire DeepMap, a startup committed to building high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles to navigate the world safely Didi Chuxing, China’s biggest ride-hailing firm, made public the filing for its long-anticipated U.S. stock market listing, setting the stage for what is expected to be the world’s biggest initial public offering this year. SeaChange ($SEAC) 1Q adj EPS ($0.07) vs. est. ($0.09) on revs $5.1Mm vs. est. $4.9Mm; qtr end backlog $20.1Mm
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