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Monday, November 8, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 72.00 0.20% 36,287 S&P 500 4.25 0.09% 4,694 Nasdaq 9.00 0.06% 16,360 U.S. futures are looking to open at new record highs (again) after Washington passed a smaller form of its highway, broadband and other infrastructure improvement spending deal this weekend, as the $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed through Congress on Friday. A very important week of economic data coming up with monthly CPI, PPI inflation data mid-week. Crypto assets rising to records ahead of the inflation reports as Bitcoin up 8% nearing $66K, Ethereum record highs up over 6% above $4,700, Litecoin tops $200, up over 5.75% as crypto assets surging again. Tech futures underperform following weakness in Tesla (TSLA) after its CEO Elon Musk on Saturday asked his 62.5 million followers on Twitter in a poll if he should sell 10% of his Tesla stock. The world’s richest person had previously said he could face a “massive” tax bill this year as he has to exercise a large number of stock options coming due next year. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index fell -100 points to 29,507, the Shanghai Index rose 0.2% to just under 3,500, and the Hang Seng Index declined 100 points to 24,763. In Europe, the German DAX is down about -0.1% at 16,035, while the FTSE 100 is flat holding just above 7,300. Last week the S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow notched their fifth straight weekly advances (longest streak for the S&P since Aug 2020); for the week, the S&P 500 rose 2%, the Dow added 1.42%, the Nasdaq gained 3.05% and the Russell 200o over 6%. The Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) notched its 10th winning session in a row on Friday while the S&P 500 scored another record high on Friday and booked a week of solid gains following a strong U.S. jobs report and positive data for Pfizer’s experimental pill against COVID-19, which helped boost travel and other economic reopen sectors. The news kept the run going for equities after investors earlier in the week digested the Federal Reserve’s decision to start reducing its monthly bond purchases put in place to support the economy. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 17.47 points, or 0.37%, to 4,697.53 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 203.72 points, or 0.56%, to 36,327.95 The Nasdaq Composite climbed 31.28 points, or 0.20%, to 15,971.59 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 34.65 points, or 1.44% to 2,437.08 Events Calendar for Today No major U.S. economic data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: ATRO, AXSM, BKI, COTY, DS, EDIT, EHTH, GATO, GTES, HLIO, KOS, LINC, NERV, NSSC, RDNT, RDUS, RETA, THS, TTD, USFD, VAC, VUZI, WOW, ZIXI Earnings After the Close: ACAD, AEIS, AEL, AMBC, AMC, AMPH, AMRS, APEI, APPF, APTS, ASUR, ATER, AVEO, BAND, BRP, CARA, CBT, CHRS, CLRS, CLOV, CSSE, CSTL, CXW, DDD, DOOR, ENV, FIVN, FLDM, FRPT, FSK, FTK, GOSS, HIL, IEA, IFF, IIN, INST, IPAR, JKHY, KERN, LMND, LOTZ, MRC, MRTX, MWA, NCMI, NEWR, NNI, NVRO, NVTA, OCIUL, OUST, PRA, PRI, PRIM, PYPL, RBLX, REAL, SANM, SCOR, SDC, SNCR, SPCE, SWSP, SWAV, SWX, TCMD, TREX, TRIP, TWO, XNCR, ZIOP, ZNGA Other Key Events: Credit Suisse 30th Annual Healthcare Conference, 11/8-11/11 (virtual) JPMorgan Global Consumer, Retail & Luxury Conference, 11/8-11/21 (virtual) EEI Financial Conference, 11/7-11/9 (virtual) REITWorld 2021 Annual Conference, 11/9-11/12 (virtual) Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 1.22 82.49 Brent 1.09 83.83 Gold -0.50 1,818.50 EUR/USD -0.0002 1.1564 JPY/USD 0.05 113.46 10-Year Note +0.032 1.485% World News China’s export growth moderated slightly to 27.1% yoy in October, above the 22.8% consensus expectation, implying a sequential gain of 2.6% in October (a modest slowdown from +3.0% in September) despite electricity constraints in October. At the same time, imports rose 20.6% yoy in October, missing expectations of a 26.2% surge, but fell 3.2% sequentially in October (vs. -0.7% in September). As a result of the far bigger growth in exports over imports, the monthly trade surplus rose further to a record high of $84.5bn in October, supporting the appreciation of the Chinese yuan in October, even as China’s economy has slowed down sharply in recent months. China’s trade surplus with the United States was $40.75 billion in October based on customs data showed on Sunday, down from $42 billion in September. For the first ten months of the year, the surplus was $320.67 billion – Reuters Highway, broadband and other infrastructure improvement spending deal this weekend, as the $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed through Congress on Friday and among parts of the deal, allows for $7.5 billion spending for building out a network of electric vehicle chargers and another $7.5 billion for low or zero-emission buses and ferries. Sector News Breakdown Consumer Tesla Inc ($TSLA) CEO Elon Musk on Saturday asked his 62.5 million followers on Twitter in a poll if he should sell 10% of his Tesla stock. The world’s richest person had previously said he could face a “massive” tax bill this year as he has to exercise a large number of stock options coming due next year. “Note, I do not take a cash salary or bonus from anywhere. I only have stock, thus the only way for me to pay taxes personally is to sell stock,” Musk said on Twitter on Saturday. Rivian Automotive ($RIVN) raises IPO price range to $72.00-$74.00 from $57.00-$62.00. Separately, Barron’s noted Rivian Automotive (RIVN) is set to go public this coming week at a market value that could exceed that of Honda Motor (HMC) despite having sold just a handful of vehicles, with a market cap around $64 billion Haverty’s (HVT) announces special cash dividend, quarterly cash dividend, and additional authorization under stock repurchase program Peloton ($PTON) has halted hiring across all departments effective immediately, CNBC reported late Friday, a day after it slashed its full-year outlook amid slowing momentum for its fitness products Coty ($COTY) agrees to sell additional partial stake in Wella to KKR in exchange for about 56% of Preferred Coty shares owned by KKR Marriott Vacations ($VAC) Q3 adjusted EPS $1.60 vs. est. $1.42; Q3 revs $1.05B vs est. $1.07B; said occupancies at our resorts this quarter were very strong despite the Delta variant and contract sales were within 3% of 2019 levels, driving 25% sequential growth in Adjusted EBITDA Energy China’s crude oil imports plunged in October to the lowest since September 2018, as large state-owned refiners withheld purchases because of rising prices while independent refiners were restrained by limited quotas to import. The world’s biggest crude oil importer brought in 37.8 million tonnes last month, data from the General Administration of Customs showed on Sunday, equivalent to 8.9 million barrels per day (bpd). – Reuters FirstEnergy ($FE) agrees to sell a 19.9% stake in its three regulated transmission businesses to Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) for $2.4B Financials Berkshire Hathaway Inc ($BRK/A) said that global supply chain disruptions kept a lid on its ability to generate profit; Q3 operating profit rose 18% but missed analyst forecasts amid goods shortages that crimped consumer spending; net income, meanwhile, fell 66%, reflecting lower gains from stock holdings such as Apple Inc and Bank of America Corp. Alleghany ($Y) mentioned positively in Barron’s saying shares should not be overlooked noting under CEO Weston Hicks, Alleghany has used a similar strategy to create an attractive, smaller-scale version of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway ($BRK.A) R. Berkley ($WRB) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend on its common stock of $1.00 per share to be paid on December 22 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 7 Healthcare Cannabis stocks rose late Friday after Marijuana Moment reported a fresh Republican-led attempt to legalize marijuana. The States Reform Act led by Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) is still in the preliminary stage, and a final version is expected to be filed later this month. As U.S. health authorities expand use of the leading Covid-19 vaccines, researchers investigating heart-related risks linked to the shots are exploring several emerging theories, including one centered on the spike protein made in response to vaccination. Researchers aren’t certain why the messenger RNA vaccines, one from Pfizer Inc. ($PFE) and partner BioNTech SE ($BNTX) and the other from Moderna Inc., are likely causing the inflammatory heart conditions myocarditis and pericarditis in a small number of cases. – WSJ https://on.wsj.com/3mQqCVY Alcon ($ALC) has acquired Ivantis, developer and manufacturer of the novel Hydrus Microstent, a minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) device designed to lower intraocular pressure for open-angle glaucoma patients in connection with cataract surgery for $475M in upfront consideration Genetron Holdings ($GTH) has formed a strategic partnership with oncology laboratory solution provider NeoGenomics (NEO) to drive global oncology drug research and development. Industrials & Materials Boeing ($BA) directors agreed to a $237.5 million settlement of claims that they turned a blind eye to safety issues related to 737 Max jetliners whose crashes have cost the company more than $20 billion, according to court documents Blade Air Mobility ($BLDE) is bringing ride-sharing to helicopters-just don’t call it the Uber ($UBER) of the sky. The stock can take off without that comparison, Barron’s reported. Blade Air Mobility is a less risky way to invest in the eVTOL future, though certainly not risk-free BHP is close to a deal to sell its controlling interest in two Australian coal mines to Stanmore Resources Ltd. ($STMRF) for ~$1.25B, the Wall Street Journal reports. Technology, Media & Telecom New Oriental Education & Technology ($EDU), Gaotu Techedu ($GOTU), and Tal Education ($TAL) shares all rising over 20% after the WSJ reported that China plans to issue more than a dozen licenses that would allow companies to offer after-school tutoring. The report said Gaotu Techedu (GOTU) and Yuanfudao, a unit of Tencent ($TCEHY), have held talks about resuming tutoring to students in the ninth grade and below https://on.mktw.net/3EVcxg5 Trinseo ($TSE) has begun work to explore the divestiture of its Styrenics businesses and plans to launch a formal sales process in Q1 of 2022. The scope of this potential divestiture is expected to include the Feedstocks and Polystyrene reporting segments as well as the company’s 50% ownership of Americas Styrenics AU Optronics ($AUOTY) reports October revenue of NT$30.38B (+18.1% Y/Y, -9.9% M/M); the total panel area shipment reached around 2.08 million square meters in October 2021, down by 4.3% month-over-month. ChipMOS ($IMOS) reports October revenue of $82.3M (-2.3% M/M; +10.7% Y/Y).
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U.S. equity futures extended gains, looking to build on the upward momentum Thursday as corporate earnings and improving sentiment offset persistent concerns that inflation will continue to weigh on markets over the months ahead. It was a stellar performance for U.S. stocks on Thursday as all eleven S&P 500 Index sectors advanced in a rally led by materials and technology following better-than-expected corporate earnings, slightly lower than expected inflation data and lower-than-forecast jobless claims, The easing in producer price inflation added to the market “risk-taking”, sending the yield on the 10-year Treasury as low as 1.505%. The dollar pared losses while commodities and precious metals gained. When it was all over, the S&P 500 closed up 1.7% for its biggest gain in 7-months (up about 18% in 2021, and it is down just over 2% from its Sept. 2 record high close) and on the verge of moving back above its 50-DMA (stands at 4,436). The Nasdaq Composite rose 1.73%, its largest % gain since May 20th and the Dow with its biggest % jump since July 20th (+1.56%). Fear continues to disappear as the CBOE volatility index (VIX) closed down 1.78 points at 16.86, for its lowest closing level since September 3rd. A busy morning ahead of for economic data with Empire manufacturing retail sales, import data and confidence readings all expected. Overseas, European stocks are on pace for their best week in seven months, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed at a two-week high. The Nikkei Index jumped 517 points (1.81%) to settle at 29,068, the Shanghai Index rose 14 points to 3,572, and the Hang Seng Index advanced 368 points to 25,330. In Europe, the German DAX gains 0.25% to move above 15,500, while the FTSE 100 rises 0.3% to 7,225. Bitcoin prices looking to end the week near its best levels since May, topping the $59,000 level, picking up momentum in October as prices are up roughly $18,000 in the first two-weeks of the month. Bloomberg reported overnight that the SEC is set to approve the first set of exchange traded funds linked to the world’s biggest cryptocurrency. Market Closing Prices Yesterday · The S&P 500 Index spiked 74.46 points, or 1.71%, to 4,438.26 · The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 534.75 points, or 1.56%, to 34,912.56 · The Nasdaq Composite surged 251.79 points, or 1.73%, to 14,823.43 · The Russell 2000 Index advanced 32.21 points, or 1.44% to 2,274.18 Events Calendar for Today · 8:30 AM ET Empire Manufacturing Index for October…est. 27.0 · 8:30 AM ET Import Prices MoM for September…est. +0.6% · 8:30 AM ET Retail Sales MoM for September…est. (-0.2%) · 8:30 AM ET Retail Sales Ex Autos MoM for September…est. +0.5% · 10:00 AM ET Business Inventories MoM for August…est. +0.6% · 10:00 AM ET University of Michigan Confidence, Oct-P…est. 73.1 · 1:00 PM EST Baker Hughes Weekly rig count data Earnings Calendar: · Earnings Before the Open: BMI, $GS, JBHT, PLD, $PNC, $SCHW, SXT, TFC Sector News Breakdown Consumer · Corsair Gaming ($CRSR) sees 3Q revs about $391Mm vs est. $484Mm, cuts FY revs to $1.825-1.925B from $1.9B-$2.1B and vs est. $2.04B · Del Taco Restaurants ($TACO) 3Q adj EPS $0.11 vs est. $0.10 on revs $124.3Mm vs est. $124.9Mm, system comps +1.8% vs est. +2.4% (company +1.6% vs est. +2.38%) · Duckhorn Portfolio ($NAPA) 12M share Secondary priced at $20.50 · Sun Country Airlines ($SNCY) 8.5M share Secondary priced at $32.50 Energy, Industrials & Materials · Alcoa Corp. ($AA) another record quarter for net income; announces initiation of a quarterly cash dividend and a new $500 mln share repurchase program; Q3 adj EPS $2.05 vs. est. $1.71; Q3 sales $3.11B vs. est. $2.93B; 2021 shipment outlook for alumina and aluminum segments remains unchanged; anticipates continued positive financial results in q4 of 2021 · Boeing ($BA) former chief technical pilot was charged with fraud on Thursday for deceiving federal regulators evaluating the company’s 737 MAX jet, hindering the ability to protect airline passengers and leaving “pilots in the lurch,” the U.S. Justice Department said – Reuters · EOG Resources ($EOG) says for Q3 of 2021, anticipates a net loss of $494 mln on mark-to-market of its financial commodity derivative contracts · Virgin Galactic ($SPCE) plunges over -20%; begins planned vehicle enhancement and modification period; Unity 23 test flight rescheduled to follow completion of this program; says enhancement period about 1-month later than anticipated, and commercial service is now expected to commence in Q4 · Kosmos ($KOS) 37.5M share Secondary priced at $3.30 Financials · Discover Financial Services ($DFS) said credit card charge-off rate 1.01% at September end vs 1.14% at august end; credit card delinquency rate 0.95% at September end vs 0.92% at august end · Truist ($TFC) Q3 EPS adj $1.42 vs. est. $1.19; qtrly net interest income was down 0.4% compared to Q2 2021 and 3.8% compared to Q3 2020; Q3 revs $5.6B vs. est. $5.53B; provision for credit losses was a benefit of $324M for Q3, primarily reflecting an improving economic outlook Healthcare · Moderna ($MRNA) adding to yesterday gains after a panel of expert advisers to the U.S. FDA unanimously voted on Thursday to recommend booster shots of its COVID-19 to those age 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness or occupational exposure to the virus · Hologic ($HOLX) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bolder Surgical, a privately held, U.S.-based company that provides advanced energy vessel sealing surgical devices, for approximately $160M · Neurix Therapeutics ($NRIX) 3Q EPS ($0.65) vs est. ($0.63) on revs $10.3Mm vs est. $8.5Mm · Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) announces that LTL Management LLC, a newly created and separate subsidiary, established to hold and manage claims in the cosmetic talc litigation, has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection · MiNK Therapeutics ($INKT) 3.33M share IPO priced at $12.00 · Paragon 28 $(PNA) 7.813M share IPO priced at $16.00 Technology, Media & Telecom · Duck Creek Technologies ($DCT) Q4 non-GAAP EPS $0.02, in-line with ests; Q4 revs $70.9M vs. est. $69.1M; sees FY22 revs $292M-$300M vs. est. $303M; sees Q1 revs $68M-$70M vs. est. $68.7M · Adtran ($ADTN) guides Q3 revenue $138M below consensus of $148.9M; sees Q3 gross margin at 34.6 and operating loss of $2.6M · Paltalk ($PALT) 1.35M share Spot Secondary priced at $7.50
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Thursday, October 14, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 205.00 0.60% 34,461 S&P 500 28.25 0.67% 4,384 Nasdaq 116.50 0.79% 14,880 Stock futures are jumping overnight, extending yesterday’s gains ahead of key earnings reports and inflation data. Stocks advanced on Wednesday as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq outperformed after a choppy session, with Big Tech doing much of the heavy lifting, led by shares of Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, and Nvidia. Minutes from the September Federal Reserve policy meeting showed central bankers signaled they could start reducing crisis-era support for the economy in mid-November, although they remained divided about how soon they may need to raise interest rates. Inflation data was in-line with forecast for consumer prices ahead of today’s producer price index at 8:30 AM ET. Banks the other top story with earnings this week, with JPMorgan falling after its third-quarter earnings beat expectations. Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley are set to report results this morning. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index rose 410 points to 28,550, while the Shanghai Index was little changed at 3,558. In Europe, the German DAX is rising 130 points to 15,380, while the FTSE 100 gains about 50-points to move just below the 7,200 level. Market sentiment improving after a rough start to the week, helped yesterday on news Port of Los Angeles to go 24/7 joining neighboring Port of Long Beach as the expanded operations would nearly double the hours that cargo can move and help remove the glut at ports and improve inventory for retail and food stores. Oil prices rose by about 1% after the International Energy Agency said that record natural gas prices will boost demand for oil and top oil producer Saudi Arabia dismissed calls for additional OPEC+ supplies. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 13.15 points, or 0.30%, to 4,363.80 The Dow Jones Industrial Average little changed, or 0.00%, to 34,377.81 The Nasdaq Composite jumped 105.71 points, or 0.73%, to 14,571.63 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 7.70 points, or 0.34% to 2,241.97 Events Calendar for Today 8:30 AM ET Weekly Jobless Claims…est. 319K 8:30 AM EST Continuing Claims…est. 2.675M 8:30 AM ET Producer Price Index (PPI) Headline MoM for September…est. +0.6% 8:30 AM ET PPI Core: Ex Food & Energy MoM for September…est. +0.5% 8:30 AM ET Producer Price Index (PPI) Headline YoY for September…est. +8.7% 8:30 AM ET PPI Core: Ex Food & Energy YoY for September…est. 7.1% 10:30 AM ET Weekly EIA Natural Gas Inventory Data 11:00 AM ET EIA Weekly Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: BAC, C, CMC, DPZ, MS, PGR, UNH, USB, WBA, WFC Earnings After the Close: AA, DCT, TACO Other Key Events: Piper Insurance Summit in New York, 10/14 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.87 81.31 Brent 0.97 84.15 Gold 4.90 1,801.60 EUR/USD 0.0014 1.1606 JPY/USD 0.17 113.41 10-Year Note -0.017 1.532% World News China sept. consumer prices rise7% y/y vs. est. 0.8%; China sept. producer prices rise 10.7% y/y vs. est. 10.5% Oil demand is set to jump by half a million barrels per day (bpd) as the power sector and heavy industries switch from other more expensive sources of energy, the IEA said, warning that the energy crunch could stoke inflation and slow the world’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In its monthly report, the IEA increased its global oil demand growth forecast by 170,000 bpd to 5.5 million bpd for 2021 and by 210,000 bpd to 3.3 million bpd for 2022. The agency now expects total oil demand in 2022 to reach 99.6 million bpd Sector News Breakdown Consumer Bed Bath & Beyond ($BBBY) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley Wayfair ($W) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley Esports Entertainment Group ($GMBL) rises after forecasting higher revenue in FY22 saying it expects net revenue to increase by at least 490% to $100 mln to $105 mln in FY22 driven primarily by the multiple acquisitions completed in calendar 2021 Good Times Restaurants ($GTIM) said Q4 YoY same store sales ended sept. 28, 2021 decreased 0.2% for its good times brand & increased 22.8% for its Bad Daddy’s brand Hyzon Motors ($HYZM) said in 2022, expects to increase capacity to up to 1,000 trucks/year through operational updates, addition of second shift in Europe facility Winnebago ($WGO) announces new $200M share repurchase authorization Energy, Industrials and Materials Occidental ($OXY) agreed to sell its interests in two Ghana offshore fields for $750 million to Kosmos Energy (KOS) paying $550M and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation paying $200M, prior to closing adjustments to reflect an April 1, 2021 effective date The American Petroleum Institute (API) WD-40 ($WDFC) approves new $75M share repurchase plan Matrix Nac ($MTRX) awarded multiple contracts for electrical infrastructure work that, in aggregate, totals about $50 mln The American Petroleum Institute (API) showed a build of 5.21M barrels of oil for the week ending October 8, a draw of 4.58M barrels, distillate inventories show a draw of 2.71M barrels and Cushing inventories show a draw of 2.28M barrels. Steel Dynamics ($STLD) CEO said steel prices, driven to nosebleed highs by surging demand, should start to “erode” by the first part of next year as COVID-related supply bottlenecks ease and new domestic production comes online. UPS ($UPS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel The Biden administration unveiled plans to hold as many as seven government auctions of offshore wind development rights in the next four years (watch shares of AGR, RDSA) Financials S.-listed Chinese online brokerages Futu Holding ($FUTU) and UP Fintech Holding ($TIGR) face regulatory risks as China’s personal data privacy law takes effect Nov. 1, the official People’s Daily said in an analysis on its website. Such brokerages could violate data privacy rules and also runs compliance risks, the article said. S. Bancorp ($USB) Q3 EPS $1.30 vs. est. $1.16; Q3 revs $5.89B vs. est. $5.77B; return on average assets 1.45% vs. 1.17% y/y; return on average equity 15.9% vs. 12.8% y/y; net charge-offs $147 million, -71% Yoy Healthcare UnitedHealth ($UNH) Q3 adj EPS $4.52 vs. est. $4.41; Q3 revs $72.34B vs. est. $71.19B; Q3 beat helped by a jump in revenue from its Optum unit that manages drug benefits, rising 14%; raises FY21 adjusted EPS view to $18.65-$18.90 from $18.30-$18.80 (est. $18.75) Perrigo ($PRGO) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with a $59 price target saying the recently announced acquisition of leading branded consumer play HRA Pharma is expected to immediately boost the company’s profitability back to 2019 levels while delivering on its goal of becoming a pure-play consumer health company by 2023 Sarepta ($SRPT)17M share secondary priced at $81 per share Lucid Diagnostics ($LUCD) 5M share IPO priced at $14 per share Agilent Technologies Inc. ($A) said its Ki-67 IHC MIB-1 pharmDx (Dako Omnis) is now FDA approved as an aid in identifying patients with early breast cancer (EBC) at high risk of disease recurrence Turning Point Therapeutics ($TPTX) and EQRx announced a clinical collaboration to evaluate elzovantinib or TPX-0022, Turning Point’s drug candidate targeting MET, SRC, and CSF1R, in combination with aumolertinib, EQRx’s drug candidate targeting EGFR for NSCLC Technology, Media & Telecom Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. ($TSM) lifted its revenue growth forecast for 2021, citing an “industry megatrend” of strong chip demand after Q3 rev climbed 22.6% to $14.88B, in line with co’s prior estimated range of $14.6B-$14.9B and vs. est. $14.83B; Q3 profit rose 14% from a year earlier to 156.26 billion New Taiwan dollars (US$5.57 billion) AT&T ($T) upgraded to Sector Weight from Underweight at KeyBanc saying that it appears more difficult to justify further downside from current levels given simplification of the business, reduced leverage, and peers that trade at premiums GitLab ($GTLB)4M share IPO priced at $77.00 Rambus ($RMBS) announced that Rahul Mathur, senior vice president and CFO, will resign from Rambus effective November 15 to pursue another opportunity outside of the semiconductor industry; co affirmed its previously issued guidance for the third quarter fiscal year 2021. E2open ($ETWO) raises FY22 revenue view to $470M-$474M from $369M-$371M (est. $417.13M); adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $161M-$163M vs. prior guidance of $158M provided at the announcement of the BluJay transaction.
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Monday, August 9, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -110.00 0.32% 34,979 S&P 500 -8.25 0.19% 4,421 Nasdaq 10.50 0.07% 15,106 Stock futures traded mostly lower Monday as investors increased bets the Federal Reserve would pull back on stimulus following a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report last week. Stocks closed higher on Friday, adding to its string of weekly advances as the S&P 500 index hits its 44th record high after a strong monthly jobs report fuels a further rotation into riskier assets. The U.S. economy added 943,000 jobs in July as hiring surged and employers raised wages to lure workers. It marked the second straight month of impressive growth. For the week, unofficially, the S&P rose 0.94%, the Dow added 0.78%, and the Nasdaq gained 1.11%. U.S. Treasury yields rose Friday after the jobs report, rising 8.7 bps at 1.3036%, its highest of the day, as equity indexes closed at record highs (back down at 1.28%). The financial sector saw its biggest daily percentage gain since July 20, while materials scored their best day in nearly a month as consumer discretionary stocks lagged. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index gained 91 points to 27,820, the Shanghai Index rises 36 points (over 1%) to 3,494, the Hang Seng Index jumps 104 points to 26,283. In Europe, the German DAX is down -30 points to 15,730, while the FTSE 100 is down about -25 points, dipping just below 7,100. Bitcoin prices are higher by over 5% to $45,000 while Ethereum prices extend last week gains, also up over 5% topping $3,000. Oil prices looking lower again as WTI Crude slips 3.75% or over $2.50 to $65.70 (lowest levels since June) as worries about the COVID Delta variant’s impact on global growth increase. Goldman Sachs cut its forecast for China Q3 and full-year GDP, but does expect the government to bring the outbreak under control in about a month. Also, China’s crude imports slipped to the lowest since May last month after operations were halted at key ports on the east coast due to a typhoon. The nation imported 41.24 metric tons of crude in July, according to data. Gold prices slide $22 or over 1$ at $1,742.00 an ounce – but well-off overnight lows after plunging just below $1,700 an ounce Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 7.42 points, or 0.17%, to 4,436.52 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 144.26 points, or 0.41%, to 35,208.51 The Nasdaq Composite declined -59.36 points, or 0.40%, to 14,835.76 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 11.75 points, or 0.53% to 2,247.76 Events Calendar for Today 10:00 AM EST JOLTs Job Openings for June Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: AGEN, AMRX, APD, AVYA, AXSM, BALY, BFLY, BHV, CEVA, CRNC, DISH, DRNA, DS, EBIX, ELAN, ENR, EPZM, HE, III, ITCI, JOUT, KOS, LINC, MPAA, RDNT, SCPL, SGMS, SNDX, TGNA, TSN, TTD, USFD, VTRS, WHF, WKHS Earnings After the Close: ACM, ADMS, AMC, APEI, APPF, APPS, ASUR, AVD, BCEI, BRP, CABO, CARA, CBT, CCXI, CF, CMBM, CMP, CSTL, CXW, DDD, DOOR, ELY, ETH, EVBG, FGEN, FSK, FTK, GBDC, GOOD, HALO, IIIV, IIN, INO, IPAR, LOTZ, MESA, MODN, MYO, NCMI, NHI, OMER, OSH, OUST, PEN, PLNT, PRPL, QLYS, REAL, REI, RETA, RPAY, SAIL, SENS, SNCR, STE, SWAV, TALK, TPTX, VUZI, WES, ZIOP Other Key Events: BTIG Biotechnology Conference 2021 (virtual), 8/9-8/10 Cowen Annual Communications Infrastructure Hybrid Summit, 8/9-8/12 Cowen 9th Annual Internet & Media Bus Tour (virtual), 8/9-8/13 KeyBanc Capital Markets Technology Leadership Virtual Forum, 8/9-8/12 Needham 10th Annual Industrial Technologies 1:1 Conference (virtual), 8/6-8/9 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -2.60 65.68 Brent -2.53 68.17 Gold -22.00 1,741.00 EUR/USD -0.0006 1.1756 JPY/USD -0.08 110.17 10-Year Note -0.008 1.28% World News China’s export growth slowed in July, adding to concerns the economy’s recovery will face fresh pressure in the second half of the year. Exports grew 19.3% in dollar terms in July from a year earlier, while imports rose 28.1%, the customs administration said Saturday. That left a trade surplus of $56.58 billion for the month. Sector News Breakdown Consumer Sanderson Farms ($SAFM) is said close to a deal to sell itself to Cargill and Continental Grain for about $4.5B. The deal, which could be announced as soon as tomorrow, is expected to value Sanderson Farms (SAFM) at $203 per share – WSJ https://on.wsj.com/3yAS4dD Philip Morris ($PM) has raised its bid for British drugmaker Vectura ($VEGPF) to 165 pence, or $2.29, per share, according to Reuters, citing the tobacco company. Tesla ($TSLA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies and up tgt to $850 from $700 as sees higher global battery electric demand, more battery and assembly capacity coming on stream, a broader and mix-accretive model line-up with more Model Ys and the new S and no legacy issues to contend with Conagra Brands ($CAG) files automatic mixed securities shelf Spectrum Brands Holdings ($SPB) mentioned positively in Barron’s, calling it an undervalued stock that lets investors bet on multiple Covid-era trends at once. It has the defensive characteristics of a consumer- staples brand and its debt problems appear to be easing. Ross Stores ($ROST) and WW Int’l ($WW) will benefit from shoppers buying new wardrobes and getting back in shape for a return to the office according to Barron’s. Starbucks ($SBUX) and Ruth’s Hospitality Group ($RUTH) fell on delta concerns, but both have seen sales momentum as cities reopen ManpowerGroup ($MAN) announces new stock repurchase program for up to 4M shares Haverty’s ($HVT) announces new $25M stock repurchase program Energy Oil prices looking lower as WTI Crude slips 3.75% or over $2.50 to $65.70 (lowest levels since June) as worries about the COVID Delta variant’s impact on global growth increase. Goldman Sachs cut its forecast for China Q3 and full-year GDP, but does expect the government to bring the outbreak under control in about a month. Also, China’s crude imports slipped to the lowest since May last month after operations were halted at key ports on the east coast due to a typhoon. The nation imported 41.24 metric tons of crude in July, according to data. Saudi Aramco made net profit of 95.5 billion riyals ($25.5 billion) in the second quarter, the highest level since the end of 2018. Free cash flow rose to $22.6 billion Financials Berkshire Hathaway Inc. ($BRKA) said Q2 net earnings rose 7%, boosted by improved results for its railroad, utilities and energy companies. Operating earnings, which exclude some investment results, rose to $6.7B from $5.5B in the year prior. Profits increased within the company’s rail-road, utilities and energy divisions but declined at the company’s vast insurance operations Hudson Pacific Properties ($HPP), a real estate investment trust that leases space in West Los Angeles, could gain on bets its Hollywood producer and plastic surgeon tenants won’t give up their offices according to Barron’s. Boston Properties ($BXP) was also recommended for its exposure to the thriving health care and tech sectors in Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. DiamondRock ($DRH) files automatic mixed securities shelf Healthcare Exact Sciences ($EXAS) has approached Invitae ($NVTA) about a possible merger, Bloomberg reported late Friday while saying the companies are not in active talks, and if a deal materializes, it could be an all-stock deal with a low premium https://bit.ly/37wMxch Eton Pharmaceuticals’ ($ETON) antiepileptic topiramate oral solution FDA action date has been delayed three months to November 6, 2021, according to an SEC filing after a decision was expected on Friday. Lexicon ($LXRX) files $200M mixed securities shelf Epizyme Inc. ($EPZM) rises after announcing a deal with Hutchmed China to develop Tazverik, a medicine used to treat certain patients with epithelioid sarcoma and others with follicular lymphoma Elanco ($ELAN) Q2 adj EPS $0.28 vs. rest. $0.26; Q2 revs $1.28B vs. est. $1.23B; sees Q3 adj EPS $0.15-$0.19 vs. est. $0.20; sees Q3 revs $1.075B-$1.1B vs. est. $1.09B Industrials & Materials HVAC stocks Carrier Global ($CARR), Lennox International ($LII), Trane Technologies ($TT), and Johnson Controls International ($JCI)-have all reported strong calendar Q2 earnings and are up an average of more than 40% this year, according to Barron’s. Article notes the HVAC business is rapidly becoming one of the most consistent end markets in the industrial universe, and it’s also becoming an important ESG play Air Products ($APD) Q3 adj EPS $2.31 vs. est. $2.36; Q3 revs $2.6B vs. est. $2.49B; sees Q4 adj EPS $2.44-$2.54 vs. est. $2.51; narrows FY21 adj EPS view to $8.95-$9.05 from $8.95-$9.10 (est. $9.07); sees 2021 cap-ex spending of about $2.5B Barrick Gold ($GOLD) Q2 adj EPS $0.29 vs. est. $0.28; Q2 revs $2.89B vs. est. $3.06B Technology, Media & Telecom Dish ($DISH) Q2 EPS $1.06 vs. est. $0.89; Q2 revs $4.49B vs. est. $4.43B; Q2 Net Pay-TV subscribers decreased approximately 67,000, compared to a net decrease of approximately 96,000 in the year-ago quarter; closed the quarter with 10.99M Pay-TV subscribers, including 8.55M DISH TV subscribers and 2.44M SLING TV subscribers Nokia ($NOK) could continue to rally (after rising 56% YTD) according to Barron’s as it recovers from a period of underperformance. It will benefit from telecom operators upgrading their equipment to support 5G and the work- at-home trend. It’s also a meme stock favored by retail investors. Corporate tech spending is forecast to rise again, and two stocks to benefit from the trend are Microsoft ($MSFT) and Cisco Systems ($CSCO), according to Barron’s. LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft, could get a boost from increased worker mobility and job listings. Evercore ISI analyst Amit Daryanani sees a path for Cisco to reach $100 per share TikTok owner ByteDance Ltd. is reviving plans to list in Hong Kong by early next year even as Chinese authorities widen their crackdown on the country’s technology companies, the Financial Times reported
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Panathinaikos are not successful in Moscow against Khimki usually. But, Khimki have started this VTB league very bad with two losses. They are not in a good form. Panathinaikos played changeable in the preparation.
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