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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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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 39.00 0.11% 34,793 S&P 500 4.25 0.11% 4,464 Nasdaq 4.50 0.03% 15,434 U.S futures are looking flattish to slightly higher ahead of key inflation data later this morning, as the August Consumer Price Index (CPI) is expected to show a MoM increase of +0.4% and YoY rise 5.3% (which would mark a 4th straight month above 5%). The data could set the tone for the rest of the day as the 10-year Treasury yield is up 1.5 bps to 1.339% ahead of the data, while the dollar index is down slightly around 92.60. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index rose 222 points to 30,670, the Shanghai Index dropped -52 points (1.42%) to settle at 3,662 and the Hang Seng Index declined -311 points (1.21%) to 25,502. In Europe, the German DAX is up about 15 points to 15,720, while the FTSE 100 is down about -20 points to 7,050. On Monday, the S&P snapped its longest losing streak since February (5-days) while the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial produced its best daily gain since early August as investors bought energy and financial assets to start the week. The Dow closed up by about 262 points, or 0.8%, to 34,870, halting a five-session skid and notching its best point and percentage advance since Aug. 5. The S&P 500 index climbed 10 points, or 0.2%, to around 4,469, also ending a five-session slide. The Nasdaq Composite Index slipped 0.1% at around 15,106, extending its string of declines to four straight sessions, representing the longest such skid since a five-session slump ended July 19. Of note later today, investors await AAPL’s first fall event at 1PM ET / 10AM PT, with expectations for a new iPhone, and updates on other products. Events Calendar for Today 6:00 AM ET NFIB Small Business Optimism for Aug 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:30 AM ET Consumer Price Index (CPI) MoM for Aug…est. +0.4% 8:30 AM ET Consumer Price Index (CPI) YoY for Aug…est. +5.3% 8:30 AM ET CPI Core: Ex: Food & Energy MoM for Aug…est. +0.4% 8:30 AM ET CPI Core: Ex: Food & Energy YoY for Aug…est. +4.2% 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 4:30 PM ET API Weekly Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: A LOT, CNM, FCEL, PETM Earnings After the Close: ASPU, EWCZ, IBEX, SKIL Other Key Events: Apple (AAPL) announces product launch event today China Retail Sales and Industrial Output for Aug Barclay’s Financial Services Conference (virtual) 2021, 9/13-9/15 BMO Capital 2021 Real Estate Conference (virtual), 9/13-9/14 Citigroup 2021 Global Technology Conference (virtual), 9/13-9/15 Cowen 2nd Annual Health, Wellness & Beauty Summit (virtual), 9/13-9/14 Credit Suisse 34th Annual Basic Materials Conference (virtual), 9/13-9/14 Deutsche Bank 11th Annual Aircraft, Finance & Leasing Conference, 9/13-9/14, in NY JPMorgan Gaming, Lodging, Restaurant & Leisure Management Forum, 9/13-9/14 Piper Global Technology Conference (virtual), 9/13-9/14 Piper 2021 D.C. Bank Field Trip, 9/13-9/15 Baird Global Healthcare Conference 2021 (virtual), 9/14-9/15 Barclay’s Financial Services Conference (virtual) 2021, 9/13-9/15 HC Wainwright 23rd Annual Global Investment Conference (virtual), 9/13-9/15 Jefferies Software Conference (virtual), 9/14-9/15 Lake Street 5th Annual Best Ideas Growth Conference (virtual), 9/14-9/15 Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 10.15 points, or 0.23%, to 4,468.73 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 261.91 points, or 0.76%, to 34,869.63 The Nasdaq Composite slipped -9.91 points, or 0.07%, to 15,105.58 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 13.24 points, or 0.59% to 2,240.78 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.56 71.01 Brent 0.61 74.13 Gold -7.10 1,786.65 EUR/USD -0.0004 1.1807 JPY/USD 0.10 110.09 10-Year Note +0.015 1.338% World News UK July Employment Change higher at 183k vs 178k consensus while UK July Unemployment Rate in-line at 4.6% Japan July Industrial O/P in line fell -1.5% m/m and 13.3% y/y; Japan July Capacity Utilization -3.4% vs 6.2% previous Sector News Breakdown Consumer Herbalife Nutrition ($HLF) cuts Q3 EPS and sales view; cuts FY21 revenue view to 4.5%-8.5% from 8.5%-12.5% and EPS to $4.55-$4.95 from $4.70-$5.10 (est. $4.99) saying they recently observed lower than expected levels of activity amongst its independent distributors that has led to a decrease in expected third quarter and full year net sales AMZN ($AMZN) has increased its average starting wage in the United States to more than $18 an hour, a ~6% hike, and plans to hire another 125,000 warehouse and transportation workers, according to Reuters Figs ($FIGS) files to sell 8.83M shares of Class A common stock for holders Volt information Sciences ($VOLT) 3Q adj EPS $0.05 vs est. $0.04 on revs $217.5Mm vs est. $213Mm Energy, Industrials, Materials The Pentagon has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp ($LMT) annualized contracts for 2021 and option years 2022 and 2023, worth up to $6.6 billion to support operations and sustainment of the global F-35 fleet, its F-35 Joint Program Office said Exelon ($EXC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho and raise tgt to $53 from $47.50 Matrix Service Company ($MTRX) 4Q adj EPS ($0.40) vs est. ($0.03) on revs $174.9Mm vs est. $177.2Mm, backlog as of June 30 was $462.6Mm; says award activity in the first quarter of fiscal 2022 has accelerated and we are expecting increasing awards and improving backlog as we move through the fiscal year MP Materials ($MP) announces offering of 4M shares of common stock for holders Financials Intuit ($INTU) said it would buy email marketing company Mailchimp for about $12 billion in a cash-and-stock deal (confirmed a late day WSJ report that INTU was in works to acquire the company) AllianceBernstein L.P. ($AB) said preliminary assets under management increased to $761 billion during August 2021 from $748 billion at the end of July. Market appreciation and firmwide net inflows drove the 2% increase. In the month of August, net inflows to Retail and Institutions were partially offset by modest net outflows from Private Wealth. Discover Financial Services ($DFS) said credit card delinquency rate 0.92% at August end vs 0.93% at July end and credit card charge-off rate 1.14% at August end vs 1.09% at July end Invesco Ltd. ($IVZ) preliminary month-end assets under management ($AUM) of $1,562.7 billion, an increase of 2.2% versus previous month-end. Total net inflows were $13.6 billion. The firm achieved net long-term inflows of $8.4 billion this month. Manning & Napier, Inc. ($MN), reported preliminary assets under management as of August 31, 2021 of $22.7 billion, compared with $22.5 billion at July 31, 2021, and $22.3 billion at June 30, 2021. Opendoor Technologies ($OPEN) announces offering of 28M shares of common stock for holders Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. ($VCTR) reported assets under management ($AUM) of $164.9 billion as of August 31, 2021. Life Storage ($LSI)5M share $306M Spot Secondary offering priced at implied $122.40 Healthcare Incyte ($INCY) announces ruxolitinib cream data accepted for presentation at the 2021 European academy of dermatology and venereology (EADV) virtual congress KalVista Pharmaceuticals (KALV) announces the lifting of FDA clinical hold for phase 2 trial of KVD824 MaxCyte, Inc. ($MXCT) 2Q EPS ($0.05) vs est. ($0.07) on revs $7.1Mm vs est. $5.7Mm; guides FY revs about $30Mm vs est. $28.2Mm Akerna ($KERN) will acquire business management software system 365 Cannabis in a $17M deal; Akerna will pay $4M in cash and $13M in stock, with a potential earn-out of $8M. The transaction is expected to close in Q4. Avantor ($AVTR)83M share Secondary priced at $42.00 Technology, Media & Telecom Oracle ($ORCL) Q1 adj EPS $1.03 vs. est. $0.97; Q1 revs $9.73B vs. est. $9.77B; Q1 Cloud Services and License Support Revenue $7.37B, Q1 Cloud License And On-Premise License Revenue $813M; Q1 Hardware Revenue $763M and Q1 Services Revenue $781M; Q1 GAAP operating income was up 7% to $3.4 billion, and GAAP operating margin was 35%; Non-GAAP operating income was up 4% to $4.3 billion; sees Q2 EPS $1.09-$1.13 vs. est. $1.08 and sees Q2 revs up 3%-5% SeaChange Int’l ($SEAC) 2Q adj EPS loss ($0.03) vs est. ($0.09) on revs $6.5Mm vs est. $5Mm IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC) said August revenue for ANGI up 21%, DotDash up 29%, search up 67%; said August rev for emerging and other up 33% Vimeo Inc. ($VMEO) August total rev up 33%, August average revenue per user up 15% Semiconductor equipment makers Advanced Energy ($AEIS), Applied Materials ($AMAT) and Lam Research ($LRCX) all downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna, while the firm upgraded KLA Corp. ($KLAC) to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna Sportradar ($SRAD) 19M share IPO priced at $27.00
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Monday, September 13, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 233.00 0.68% 34,724 S&P 500 27.25 0.61% 4,476 Nasdaq 80.50 0.52% 15,514 Stock futures are looking sharply higher, with the S&P trying to snap its longest losing streak since February (5-days currently) ahead of key economic data this week (CPI and retail sales). Stocks are recovering despite a handful of negative headlines this weekend including a WSJ article that House Dems are considering a 26.5% corporate tax rate from 21.5% with a 3% surtax on individual incomes over $3m, & increasing higher rate capital gains tax to 28.8% from 23.8%. Also this weekend, Sen. Joe Manchin said this weekend he would not vote for the $3.5 trillion budget bill, adding that there’s “no way” to meet the September 27 deadline. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index gained 65 points to 30,447, the Shanghai Index rose 12 points to 3,715 and the Hang Seng Index dropped -392 points (1.5%) to settle at 25,813. In Europe, the German DAX is surging over 175 points (1.1%) to 15,785, while the FTSE 100 is up over 50 points to 7,075. Stocks slipped all last week as the S&P fell 1.7%, the Dow lost 2.15%, the Nasdaq shed 1.61% as the S&P 500 extended its losing streak to 5-days, the longest since the middle of February. The S&P 500 has rallied over 38% without a 5%+ pullback over the last 309 calendar days. With the European Central Bank offering only a partial tapering of its bond purchases last week, while boosting growth forecasts, investors are now looking at an autumn glide path for stocks based on a similar move by the Federal Reserve later this month. Markets will closely watch the CPI inflation reading after another rise in producer prices (PPI) late last week. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index dropped -34.70 points, or 0.77%, to 4,458.58 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -271.66 points, or 0.78%, to 34,607.72 The Nasdaq Composite dropped -132.76 points, or 0.87%, to 15,115.49 The Russell 2000 Index declined -21.58 points, or 0.96% to 2,227.55 Events Calendar for Today 2:00 PM ET Federal Budget for August Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: NSSC, SEAC Earnings After the Close: AVO, CSBR, EPM, ICMB, MTRX, ORCL, RFIL, VOLT Other Key Events: Barclay’s Financial Services Conference (virtual) 2021, 9/13-9/15 BMO Capital 2021 Real Estate Conference (virtual), 9/13-9/14 Citigroup 2021 Global Technology Conference (virtual), 9/13-9/15 Cowen 2nd Annual Health, Wellness & Beauty Summit (virtual), 9/13-9/14 Credit Suisse 34th Annual Basic Materials Conference (virtual), 9/13-9/14 Deutsche Bank 11th Annual Aircraft, Finance & Leasing Conference, 9/13-9/14, in NY JPMorgan Gaming, Lodging, Restaurant & Leisure Management Forum, 9/13-9/14 Piper Global Technology Conference (virtual), 9/13-9/14 Piper 2021 D.C. Bank Field Trip, 9/13-9/15 Wells Fargo 10th Annual Lease REIT Forum (virtual), 9/13 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.96 70.68 Brent 0.86 73.78 Gold +0.90 1,788.50 EUR/USD -0.0033 1.1781 JPY/USD 0.18 110.12 10-Year Note -0.005 1.336% World News House Democrats expect to propose raising the corporate tax rate to 26.5% from 21% and imposing a 3-percentage-point surtax on individual income above $5 million, according to two House Democratic aides familiar with the plans, the WSJ reported. The tax increases would be part of the House Ways and Means Committee’s plans to pay for the party’s priorities in a fast-moving budget bill. Those items include an expanded child tax credit, a national paid-leave program and renewable-energy tax breaks. Joe Manchin said this weekend he would not vote for the $3.5 trillion budget bill, adding that there’s “no way” to meet the September 27 deadline set by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Manchin’s comments come as lawmakers work to approve the measure which would invest in climate policy and expand social programs North Korea carried out successful tests of a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, state media said on Monday Sector News Breakdown Consumer Homebuilders R. Horton ($DHI) and Meritage $(MTH) still look like relative bargains according to Barron’s saying when it comes to builders, book value may no longer be the only metric to look at. DHI, MDC and MTH look historically cheap based on current price/earnings, noting Wall Street analysts see double-digit gains ahead Boston Beer ($SAM) shares tumbled this week after warning of decelerating had seltzer category, with Barron’s saying with the stock now worth less than half what it was at its peak, it might be time to take a look at shares. The stock now looks to have support near $500, around its June 2020 lows. If that level holds, buying the stock in the low $500s could turn out to be a smart bet Toyota Motor Corp ($TM) and Honda Motor Co ($HMC) on Saturday sharply criticized a proposal by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives to give union-made electric vehicles in the United States an additional $4,500 tax incentive. Leslie’s ($LESL) files to sell 13M shares of common stock for holders MGM Resorts ($MGM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein Nike ($NKE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG Stanley Black & Decker ($SWK) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Excel Industries for $375 million in cash. Energy, Industrials and Materials Virgin Galactic ($SPCE) said this weekend that the flight window for Unity 23 will be pushed back to mid-October at the earliest after a third-party supplier flagged a potential manufacturing defect in a component of the flight control actuation system. It is not yet known if the defect is present in any of Virgin’s vehicles or any repair work will be needed. Kansas City Southern (KSU) said on Sunday it planned to accept Canadian Pacific Railway’s ($CP) $27.2 billion cash-and-stock acquisition offer as superior to its $29.6 billion deal to sell itself to Canadian National Railway ($CNI), according to Reuters. Canadian National now has until the end of Friday to submit a better offer or lose its deal with Kansas City Southern. Rocket Lab USA ($RKLB) mentioned cautiously in Barron’s saying after a strong run for shares, it’s time to think about taking some profits. Recent positive news has sent shares skyrocketing, leaving even the most bullish investors wondering that to do next Atlas Air Worldwide ($AAWW) subsidiary, Atlas Air completes five-year joint collective bargaining agreement for its Atlas Air and Southern Air pilots. Trane Technologies ($TT) signed an agreement to acquire Farrar Scientific, a leader in ultra-low temperature control for biopharmaceutical and other life science applications for $250M US Well Services ($USWS) said it received written notice from the Nasdaq on Sept 7 indicating it had failed to comply with the minimum closing bid price requirement rule and will therefore be de-listed Louisiana declared a state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas Financials Beijing wants to break up Alipay, the hugely popular payments app owned by Jack Ma’s Ant Group, and create a separate app for the company’s highly profitable loans business, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The plan will also see Ant turn over the user data that underpins its lending decisions to a new credit scoring joint-venture, which will be partly state-owned, the newspaper reported TransUnion ($TRU) said it has agreed to buy information-services company Neustar Inc. for $3.1 billion in cash, a move that sets the consumer-credit reporting giant to diversify beyond its core business and put data to new uses. The Chicago-based company Monday said it is buying Neustar from a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital https://on.mktw.net/3tBRVou SVB Financial Group ($SIVB) mentioned positively in Barron’s saying the bank stands out in the stodgy world of banking because of its unusual role as a leading lender to innovative tech start-ups. While some banks have struggled to grow their loan book over the past year, SVB had 8% QoQ growth in loan balances, reflecting strong activity in the tech and healthcare sectors KeyCorp (KEY) sold its $3.2B indirect retail auto loan portfolio to a vehicle managed by a subsidiary of Waterfall Asset Management, and will use capital generated by the sale to buy back some of its stock. Healthcare Dynavax ($DVAX) shares slide -16%; as the British government ends a COVID-19 vaccine supply deal with French vaccine maker Valneva SE, alleging a breach of obligations that Valneva denies. Valneva is developing its COVID-19 vaccine, VLA2001, combined with DVAX’s adjuvant or vaccine booster, CpG 1018 AbbVie ($ABBV) and REGENXBIO ($RGNX) form a strategic partnership combining eye care and gene therapy expertise- Companies will develop and commercialize RGX-314, an investigational gene therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other chronic retinal diseases- REGENXBIO to receive $370 million upfront payment Leap Therapeutics ($LPTX) said it will be presenting initial data from the first-line cohort of the DisTinGuish study, a Phase 2a clinical trial evaluating Leap’s anti-Dickkopf-1, or DKK1, antibody, DKN-01, in combination with tislelizumab, BeiGene’s anti-PD-1 antibody, and chemotherapy, in patients with gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer, at the European Society for Medical Oncology, or ESMO, Congress, being held virtually on September 16-21 MiMedx Group (MDXG) shares fall -19% as reports Top-line Data from Two Late-Stage Musculoskeletal Trials. Top-line results from an interim analysis of the Phase 2B trial for KOA did not meet primary endpoints. Top-line results from Phase 3 Plantar Fasciitis trial did not meet its primary endpoints. Israel is considering a fourth round of coronavirus vaccines, Bloomberg News reported, citing an interview a health ministry official. mostly uses the vaccine made by Pfizer ($PFE) and BioNTech ($BNTX), but also uses Moderna ($MRNA) Hepion Pharmaceuticals ($HEPH) schedules conference call to review data from phase 2a ‘AMBITION’ clinical trial of CRV431 in NASH; it expects to release additional data from its Phase 2a ‘AMBITION’ NASH clinical trial before the market opens on Monday, September 13, 2021. Technology, Media & Telecom Cisco ($CSCO mentioned in Barron’s noting the company is meeting with analysts on Wednesday for the first time in four year and the session could make or break the shares. The networking giant’s sales suffered last year as companies cut information technology spending early in the pandemic. But the trend has reversed in Cisco’s favor ViacomCBS Inc ($VIAC) is revamping the operations of its Paramount Pictures movie and television production unit under a broader management shake-up, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter. The realignment will see Paramount Television expected to focus primarily on making content for its sister cable and streaming networks Canon ($CAJ) announced that it has reached an agreement with Redlen Technologies to conclude a share transfer agreement, making Redlen a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon
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Matrix Service Company, through its subsidiaries, is a leading North American industrial engineering and construction contractor headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma with offices located throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Sydney, Australia and Seoul, South Korea.
CEO: John Hewitt
HQ: 5100 E Skelly Dr Ste 500 Tulsa, 74135-6565 Oklahoma