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Monday, August 16, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -104.00 0.29% 35,316 S&P 500 -12.25 0.29% 4,449 Nasdaq -41.50 0.27% 15,084 U.S. futures are pulling back from all-time highs as investors await Tuesday’s town hall event by Fed chair Jerome Powell where they’ll be looking for clues as to whether recent economic data is sufficient progress for the central bank to consider tapering stimulus, while geopolitical market concerns also weighing. Several Fed officials lately have discussed just when the central bank might begin its tapering of bond purchases. The Fed has been buying $120 billion a month in Treasury, agency and mortgage bonds to keep interest rates low and support the economy during the pandemic. The concerns come after the Dow and the S&P 500 both pushed to their fourth straight record closes Friday as Wall Street looked beyond falling U.S. consumer sentiment in July. U.S. consumer sentiment fell in early August to the lowest level in nearly a decade as Americans grew more concerned about the economy’s prospects, inflation and the recent surge in coronavirus cases. The University of Michigan’s preliminary sentiment index fell by 11 points to 70.2, the lowest since December 2011, data released Friday showed. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index tumbled -453 points (1.62%) to 27,523, the Shanghai Index was little changed at 3,517 and the Hang Seng Index dropped -210 points to 26,181. In Europe, the German DAX pulls back -85 points from record highs to 15,890, while the FTSE 100 slips -80 points (1.1%) to 7,140. Oil prices hitting 15-month lows as WTI crude futures fall below $67 per barrel. Cryptocurrency-exposed stocks rise with Bitcoin edging higher. Chinese large cap stocks listed in the U.S. fall in premarket trading on Monday amid another round of criticism from state media over online games Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 7.17 points, or 0.16%, to 4,468.00 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 15.53 points, or 0.04%, to 35,515.38 The Nasdaq Composite edged higher 6.64 points, or 0.04%, to 14,822.90 The Russell 2000 Index declined -20.96 points, or 0.93% to 2,223.11 Events Calendar for Today 8:30 AM ET Empire Manufacturing for Aug 4:00 PM ET Net Long-term TIC flows for June Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: BLDE, CBLI, DLPN, MICT, MLSS, ONDS, RAIL, SGBX, TLGT, TSHA, UAVS, UWMC, VEI, VYNT, YOU Earnings After the Close: ACRX, ATCX, BIOC, BKYI, CTEK, CVV, DNMR, DPW, EDR, ETON, EVLV, GERN, GOEV, IDEX, MBII, NVGS, OSMT, POWW, QRHC, QSI, $RBLX, RMO, SMTI, SSKN, TLS, XSPA, ZEV Other Key Events: EnerCom Oil & Gas Conference (virtual), 8/15-8/18 BWS Financial Growth and Value Conference (virtual), 8/16-8/17 Needham MedTech and Diagnostics Conference (virtual), 8/16-8/17 Truist Atlanta Bank Summit (virtual) 8/16-8/17 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -0.90 67.54 Brent -0.83 69.76 Gold -4.25 1,775.50 EUR/USD -0.0012 1.1785 JPY/USD -0.29 109.30 10-Year Note -0.029 1.268% World News Taliban fighters on Sunday took over the Afghan capital and President Ashraf Ghani fled abroad, leaving the government in collapse, as a U.S.-led military operation began to airlift Western diplomats, civilians and Afghans likely to be targeted by the country’s new rulers, the WSJ reported. By evening, the main road to the Kabul airport was packed with Afghans desperately trying to escape and with thousands of U.S. troops protecting the evacuation effort China July Industrial Output missed: y/y 6.4% vs 7.8% consensus; China July Retail Sales missed: y/y 8.5% vs 11.5% consensus; China July House Price Index lower: y/y 4.6% vs 4.7% previous Japan Q2 GDP beat: q/q 0.3% vs 0.2% consensus; Japan Q2 GDP Annualized beat: 1.3% q/q vs 0.7% consensus Sector News Breakdown Consumer Carvana ($CVNA) still has room to run according to Barron’s noting shares went public in 2017 at $15 a share but has rocketed higher since then, including roughly quadrupling in price since just before the pandemic, to a recent $360. Barron’s noted Wall Street expects Carvana to continue to grow revenue at rates north of 30% vs. mid-single-digit rates for CarMax (KMX). Wendy’s ($WEN) mentioned positively in Barron’s saying it wasn’t that long ago that Wendy’s briefly became a meme stock, but on Wednesday, the company reported quarterly results, and even analysts who were lukewarm about the stock walked away impressed, Stitch Fix ($SFIX), a subscription service for clothing with over 4 million customers, could become the “Nordstrom of the future,” said Mario Cibelli of Marathon Partners Equity Management to Barron’s. Shares have fallen on concerns about potential churn, but the company has potential outside of the U.S. and U.K. markets. Marriott Vacations Worldwide ($VAC), one of the top companies in the timeshare industry with high exposure to Hawaii and Orlando, could produce 20% annual returns for shareholders in the coming years, according to Barron’s, as per David Baron, a manager of the Baron Focused Growth Hyatt Hotels ($H) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Apple Leisure Group from affiliates of each of KKR (KKR) and KSL Capital Partners for $2.7 billion in cash JELD-WEN Holding Inc. ($JELD) said its largest shareholder, Onex Corp. is selling off nearly half its stake in the building products company (14.88M shares of its 32.1M disclosed stake), equating to about 15% of the shares outstanding, with the company planning to buying back close to half of the shares being sold. JELD said it plans to repurchase about $200 million of the offering Energy, Industrials and Materials Boeing’s ($BA) shares could rise by 35% if they fix their problems noting shares trade nearly 50% below their March 2019 high of $440.62, and few if any Boeing watchers expect the stock, now around $238, to revisit that record in the next few years. If CEO Dave Calhoun takes bold steps to restore the company’s engineering supremacy and repair its balance sheet, shares could rise. Compass Minerals ($CMP) Q2 EPS loss (-$0.49) vs. est. loss (-$0.05); Q2 revs $199.4M vs. est. $221.77M; said expects Q3 Salt segment revenue to benefit from strong volume growth as well as year-over-year operating earnings improvement, partially offset by slightly lower pricing. Woodside Petroleum is in advanced talks to buy BHP’s (BHP) petroleum division in a ~A$20B (US$14.7B) deal – WSJ Financials Capital One Financial ($COF) July net-charge offs were 1.45% vs. 3.82% YoY and delinquencies 1.71%vs. 2.44% YoY Healthcare Enlivex Therapeutics ($ENLV) obtains authorization from Israel’s ministry of health to initiate a clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of its Allocetra therapy on Covid-19 patients Technology, Media & Telecom The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a decision on a case involving Google ($GOOGL) and Sonos ($SONO), ruling that the Alphabet unit infringed five of Sonos’ patents DouYu ($DOYU) Q2 adj EPS loss (-$0.05) vs. est. loss (-$0.34); Q2 revs $361.92M; average mobile MAUs in Q2 increased by 3.9% to 60.7M from 58.4M in the same period of 2020; quarterly average paying user count in Q2 was 7.2M, compared with 7.6M in the same period of 2020 T-Mobile US ($TMUS) said it was investigating claims of a data breach that involves the personal data of 100 million users. T-Mobile said it was aware of the claims made by a hacker in a forum post and has been “actively investigating their validity.” Ping Identity ($PING) announces 6M share common stock offering for holders
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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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US Markets Also closed mostly higher yesterday, ahead of US inflation data. Stitch Fix jumped 14.1%, as the company narrowed its first quarter loss and issued an upbeat guidance. Chico’s FAS climbed 9.6%, after the apparel retailer announced that it was taking appropriate measures to improve its performance and increase shareholder value. Marvell Technology advanced 5.1%, after the company’s first quarter revenue and earnings surpassed analysts’ expectations and provided an upbeat annual earnings outlook. Meanwhile, Contango Oil & Gas declined 9.6%. The energy producer announced that it has signed an agreement with KKR to combine with its Independence Energy business in an all-stock deal. Keurig Dr Pepper dropped 4.3%. The company announced a secondary offering of 28 million common stock shares to be sold on behalf of food producer and Keurig Dr Pepper shareholder Mondelez. The S&P 500 marginally gained to settle at 4,227.3. The DJIA fell 0.1%, to settle at 34,599.8, while the NASDAQ added 0.3%, to close at 13,924.9. .
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US Markets Closed mostly lower yesterday, as G7 nations agreed to support a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15%. Progressive declined 4.0%, following a rating downgrade on the stock to ‘Underweight’ from ‘Equal Weight’. KKR dropped 2.3%. The company announced that it would purchase airport services company Atlantic Aviation from Macquarie Infrastructure for a consideration of about $4.5 billion. Meanwhile, Biogen skyrocketed 38.3%, after the US Food and Drug Administration approved the company’s Alzheimer’s drug. U.S. Concrete surged 29.3%, after the company agreed to be acquired by construction materials maker, Vulcan Materials in a deal worth $1.29 billion. G-III Apparel Group jumped 10.7%, after the apparel maker reported better-than-expected revenue and earnings in the first quarter. Microsoft added 1.2%, after the company received an approval from the US antitrust regulators for its $19.7 billion deal to acquire artificial intelligence company Nuance Communications. The S&P 500 slipped 0.1%, to settle at 4,226.5. The DJIA fell 0.4%, to settle at 34,630.2, while the NASDAQ added 0.5%, to close at 13,881.7. .
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Upside: -RMED +45% (momentum) -LMNL +44% (momentum following FDA approval for its Biologics License Application for Ryplazim) -USCR +28% (to be acquired by Vulcan Materials for $74.00/shr in cash valued at $1.29B) -QTS +21% (to be acquired by Blackstone at $78.00/shr for a total transaction value of $10B) -BNGO +14% (names Jason Priar as its Chief Commercial Officer) -EVFM +14% (momentum) -MIC +12% (confirms to sell Atlantic Aviation unit for $4.48B in cash and assumed debt and reorganization obligations) -CDXC +11% (ChromaDex and Walmart launch Tru Niagen in 3,800 (from 3K prior) Walmart Stores Across the United States) -GIII +8.1% (earnings, guidance) -BLUE +7.4% (announces the Lifting of FDA Clinical Hold for Sickle Cell Disease and ß-Thalassemia Studies) -VERU +5.0% (announces positive data at ASCO) -BIIB +4.7% (Biogen and Bio-Thera announce positive results from Phase 3 study of BAT1806) -NOVN +2.3% (results from Novan’s Exploratory Studies further demonstrate Antimicrobial Effect of NITRICIL™ Platform Technology with NVN4100 in Companion Animal Health) -KKR +1.1% (MIC confirms to sell Atlantic Aviation unit for $4.48B in cash and assumed debt and reorganization obligations) Downside: -MOSY -12% (files to sell 1.8M shares at $7.15/shr for a total value of $13M) -PIXY -7.3% (files to sell up to 10.1M shares for holders) -WERN -2.0% (hearing cut at Goldman Sachs to Sell from Neutral) -MSTR -1.2% (to incur $284.5M impairment loss in Q2 due to fluctuations in Bitcoin; files to sell $400M of Senior secured 2028 notes)
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US Markets Closed mostly lower yesterday, led by losses in healthcare sector stocks. Abbott Laboratories declined 9.3%, after the company downgraded its annual forecast for 2021. Canopy Growth dropped 6.9%, after the company reported wider than expected loss in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Cloudera surged 23.9%, after the company agreed to a takeover deal worth $5.3 billion by investment firms KKR and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. AMC Entertainment Holdings rallied 22.7%, following news that the company sold 8.5 million shares worth $230.5 million to Mudrick Capital. Cinemark Holdings climbed 7.7%, after the company reported a surge in movie ticket sales during the Memorial Day weekend. Boeing advanced 3.1%, after a top broker upgraded its rating on the stock to ‘Outperform’ from ‘Market Perform’. The S&P 500 marginally slipped to settle at 4,202.0. The DJIA rose 0.1%, to settle at 34,575.3, while the NASDAQ shed 0.1%, to close at 13,736.5. .
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/*============================================= = Premarket Prep 06/01/21 = =============================================*/ U.S. stock futures looking higher, tracking gains in Europe and Asia ahead of manufacturing data that will give fresh insights into the economic recovery. S&P futures are looking higher after closing out May with its fourth consecutive monthly advance as investors have grown more confident that rising inflation won’t lead central banks to ease monetary policy measures, pushing major indexes back toward all-time highs in recent weeks. Economic data in the form of manufacturing showed strength in both Europe and Asia overnight with ISM data coming at 10:00 AM later this morning. For the week, the S&P rose 1.17%, the Dow added 0.94%, the Nasdaq gained 2.06%. For the month, the S&P rose 0.55%, the Dow added 1.94%, and the Nasdaq shed 1.53%. Stocks gained on Friday as investors considered new economic data on consumer spending, income and inflation alongside stronger-than-expected data reports from earlier this week. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index fell -45 points to 28.814, the Shanghai Index rose 9 points to 3,624 and the Hang Seng Index jumped 316 points to 29,468. In Europe, the German DAX is up over 220 points to 15,640, while the FTSE 100 rises over 80 points to top 7,100. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 3.23 points, or 0.08%, to 4,204.11 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 64.81 points, or 0.19%, to 34,529.45 The Nasdaq Composite climbed 12.46 points, or 0.09%, to 13,748.74 The Russell 2000 Index declined -4.10 points, or 0.18% to 2,268.97 Events Calendar for Today 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 9:45 AM EST Markit Manufacturing PMI, May-F 10:00 AM EST Construction Spending for April 10:00 AM EST ISM Manufacturing PMI, for May 10:30 AM EST Dallas Fed Manufacturing for May Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: $GHM, $KIRK Earnings After the Close: $AMBA, $APPS, $HPE, $ITI, $MDLA, $OESX, $ZM Other Key Events: Cowen 49th Annual TMT Conference (virtual), 6/1-6/3 Deutsche Bank FinTech and Info Service Conference (virtual), 6/1-6/2 Goldman Sachs 3rd Asia Spotlight Symposium (virtual), 6/1-6/4 Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference, 6/1-6/3 KeyBanc Capital Markets Industrials & Basic Materials Conference (virtual), 6/1-6/4 William Blair 40th Annual Growth Stock Conference (virtual), 6/1-6/3 OPEC+ June meeting Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 1.78 68.10 Brent 1.39 70.71 Gold 0.15 1,907.00 EUR/USD 0.0001 1.2228 JPY/USD 0.03 109.61 10-Year Note +0.028 1.622% World News China’s factory activity expanded at the fastest pace this year in May as domestic and export demand picked up, as the Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 52.0 last month, the highest level since December and inching up from April’s 51.9. China will allow all couples to have a third child, a surprise move aimed at slowing the nation’s declining birthrate as risks to the economy’s long-term prospects mount because of a rapidly aging population OECD releases U.S. economic forecasts in Paris as PCE 2.6% y/y in 2022; 2.9% y/y in 2021; core PCE 2.6% y/y in 2022; 2.5% y/y in 2021; unemployment rate 4.3% y/y in 2022; 5.6% y/y in 2021 Iran and world powers have started what could be their final negotiations to revive a 2015 nuclear accord that limited the Islamic Republic’s atomic activities in return for sanctions relief. The fifth round of talks has begun in Vienna RBA Rate Decision: Leaves cash rate unchanged at 0.1%, leaves 3Y AGB yield target at 0.1%; RBA won’t increase cash rate until actual inflation is sustainably within 2-3% target range which is unlikely to be 2024 at earliest; a pick-up in inflation/wages is expected but likely to be gradual & modest Sector News Breakdown Consumer AMC Entertainment ($AMC) issued to Mudrick Capital Management, 8.5 mln shares of company’s class a common stock for $230.5 mln Nio ($NIO) said it delivered 6,711 vehicles in May, up 95.3% Y/Y and down 5.5% M/M from April delivery of 7,102 vehicles. Xpeng Inc ($XPEV) said May deliveries jump nearly sixfold as May vehicle deliveries surged 483% to 5,686 units, spurred by record-high demand for XPEV’s P7 sedan Krispy Kreme has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-1 with the SEC relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined Macau’s gaming bureau reported May gross revenue from games of fortune in the region increased 492.2% year-over-year to 10.445B patacas (watch shares of $WYNN, $MLCO, $MGM) Planet Fitness ($PLNT) shares stock could drop 50% after a stunning recovery according to Barron’s as growth slows and the market becomes saturated. Article notes Teton Fund Management, which has shorted the stock, says millions of members will never return to a gym. Dollar General ($DG) and Dollar Tree ($DLTR) reported fiscal-first-quarter results before the bell on Thursday, and both beat analysts’ expectations-but that’s where the similarities end, according to Barron’s. DLTR warned freight costs could have a big impact on earnings, the latest indication that Dollar General is the stronger operator-and that doesn’t look set to change anytime soon For airlines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported that it screened almost 1.96 million people at airports, compared with 1.85 million on Thursday. That’s the most since March 7, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was in its early stages Energy, Industrials and Materials Oil prices are higher by over 2% (WTI crude $68 per barrel and Brent tops $70) as the latest OPEC+ gathering takes place via videoconference today. OPEC+ decided in April to return 2.1M barrels per day to the market from May to July, anticipating rising global demand. Since the announcement, the crude price has risen from $60 toward the $70 level Exxon Mobil Corp ($XOM) rises along with Equinor EQNR and Petrogal Brasil says they will proceed with an $8 bln development of Brazil’s Bacalhau oil discovery Exxon ($XOM) suffered a setback this week when it lost at least two board seats to the upstart activist Engine No. 1, but the defeat could move the oil giant forward to benefit both the company and the shareholders, according to Barron’s Virgin Galactic ($SPCE) filed a shelf registration for $1 billion of mixed securities, plus 2.7m shares issuable upon the exercise of previously sold warrants Financials American Financial ($AFG) declares special dividend of $14 per share after announces closing of the sale of its annuity businesses and declares special dividend Healthcare Liminal BioSciences Inc. ($LMNL) said it has decided to stop its plans to move fezagepras into a Phase II clinical study in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and a phase Ia/IIb study in Hypertriglyceridemia, as it evaluates the impact of the PK data profile observed in the on-going study. Forte Biosciences ($FBRX) files $300M mixed securities shelf Aeglea BioTherapeutics ($AGLE) files to sell 19.02M shares of common stock for holders Technology, Media & Telecom Cloudera ($CLDR) entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and KKR ($KKR) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.3B (confirming reports overnight by the WSJ). Cloudera shareholders will receive $16.00 in cash per share, representing a 24% premium to the closing price as of May 28, 2021 – confirms overnight WSJ https://on.wsj.com/3uCAZ0g RingCentral ($RNG) team up with Deutsche Telekom ($DTEGY) to transform business communications for customers of all sizes. The chip shortage is creating an opportunity for two stocks according to Barron’s, Applied Materials ($AMAT) and Lam Research ($LRCX) saying both trade at about 20x earnings estimates for the next 12 months, lower than the multiples of S&P 500 Index and the PHLX semiconductor Index. SemiLEDs ($LEDS) files $30M mixed securities shelf
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UK Markets Closed in the red yesterday, as Britain’s consumer prices rose more-than-expected in April. Mitchells & Butlers fell 1.1%, after the company’s interim losses widened. Meanwhile, John Laing Group jumped 11.3%, following news that the US private equity firm, KKR agreed to purchase the company for a consideration of around £2.0 billion. Future climbed 10.7%, after the media company forecasted its full year results to be well ahead of market expectations. C&C Group advanced 7.1%, after a top broker upgraded its rating on the stock to ‘Buy’ from ‘Hold’. Coats Group added 5.9%, after the industrial thread maker issued an upbeat outlook for the full year. Ferguson rose 2.2%, as the company raised its annual guidance, following a rise in its third quarter revenue. The FTSE 100 declined 1.2%, to close at 6,950.2, while the FTSE 250 fell 0.4%, to end at 22,234.5. .
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Buongiorno! Vediamo che impatto avrà su LEONARDO questa news di ieri: "Leonardo (LDO.MI) acquisirà il 25% della tedesca Hensoldt dal fondo di private equity KKR, l’investimento nella società dei sensori è di 606 milioni di euro. L’operazione ha una seria logica industriale, in quanto permette alla holding della Difesa di stringere un rapporto importante con l’industria tedesca."
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US Market US closed higher yesterday, supported by gains in technology sector stocks. Twitter advanced 3.2%, amid reports that the company held talks in recent months to acquire audio-based social network, Clubhouse for a consideration of around $4.0 billion. On the flipside, Box declined 9.4%, after the cloud company announced a new $500.0 million strategic investment in convertible preferred stock from KKR, which will mainly be used for a Dutch auction stock repurchase. Canopy Growth slid 4.8%, after the company agreed to buy Supreme Cannabis Co., for about C$435 million. Constellation Brands dropped 4.6%, despite reporting upbeat results in the fourth quarter. GameStop fell 4.3%, after the video game retailer announced that it would appoint Chewy co-founder, Ryan Cohen to the Chairman role. The S&P 500 gained 0.4%, to settle at 4,097.2. The DJIA rose 0.2%, to settle at 33,503.6, while the NASDAQ added 1.0%, to close at 13,829. .
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well KKR is financial
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European markets finished mostly lower yesterday, amid worries over rising coronavirus cases and its impact. Telecom Italia dropped 2.1%, after its board approved the sale of a minority stake in its secondary network to the US investment firm, KKR. Freenet fell 1.3%. The telecommunications and web content provider announced plans to buy back up to 5 million shares of the company. Sanofi eased 1.1%, after announcing that the Phase 3 trial of Kevzara (sarilumab) failed at its primary endpoint and key secondary endpoint in Covid-19 patients outside the US. Bayerische Motoren Werke slid 1.0%, after the company swung to an operating loss in the second quarter, due to a decline in deliveries of luxury cars. On the flipside, Dialog Semiconductor advanced 3.5%, after posting better than expected revenue in the second quarter. The FTSEurofirst 300 index slipped 0.3%, to settle at 1,415.6. The German DAX Xetra rose 0.2%, to settle at 12,974.3, while the French CAC-40 shed 0.2%, to close at 4,938.1. .
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European markets finished lower yesterday, as weak inflation data from Germany raised concerns over the country's economic recovery. Koninklijke Philips dropped 1.4%, after announcing that it has been informed by the US Department of Health and Human Services of the partial termination of 43,000 EV300 ventilators contract. TOTAL slid 0.6%, following a rise in oil prices, after UAE's Abu Dhabi National Oil Company announced 30% cut to October supplies. Telecom Italia shed 0.5%. News reports emerged that the telecommunications company is close to agreeing a landmark deal with the US fund KKR that could lay the groundwork for plans to create a single ultrafast broadband network. On the contrary, Veolia Environnement advanced 5.7%. The company announced that it offered €2.9 billion for a 29.9% stake in its rival Suez held by Engie. The FTSEurofirst 300 index slipped 0.7%, to settle at 1,419.6. The German DAX Xetra fell 0.7%, to settle at 12,945.4, while the French CAC-40 shed 1.1%, to close at 4,947.2. .
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boh...c'è il discorsi del fondo kkr e della rete unica in ballo
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Il cda di Tim si e' riconvocato il 31 agosto per deliberare in modo conclusivo sul Progetto FiberCop dopo avere 'preso atto con favore dei contenuti del progetto di separazione della rete secondaria (incluso l'80% detenuta da TIM in Flash Fiber) e della partnership con KKR Infrastructure e Fastweb (FiberCop) contenuti nell''offerta vincolante ricevuta da KKR Infrastructure'.
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get yourself some asset managers, bx, kkr, gs. maybe some spgi or mco and youre good
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