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Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -9.00 0.03% 34,668 S&P 500 -2.00 0.05% 4,340 Nasdaq 1.50 0.01% 14,715 U.S. stocks are pulling back off record highs last week, trading flattish after major U.S. averages were closed for the July 4 holiday weekend, following record highs in the wake of the U.S. jobs report. Nonfarm-payrolls for June showed a strong gain of 850K on Friday, but there appeared to be enough concerns to keep the Fed from tapering its bond purchases for the time being. Oil prices hitting fresh multi-year highs after the OPEC+ meeting being postponed means no oil production increase agreement as the UAE position is unchanged and the OPEC+ JMMC co-chairs need more time discuss the UAE’s position. WTI crude futures surge above $76.50 to highest since October 2018. Stocks posted strong gains again last week as the Nasdaq led, posting a weekly gain of 1.9%, followed by the S&P up 1.6% and the Dow trailing, but still up 1%. Rates fell following payrolls, with the 10-year Treasury yield off 5 basis points to 1.43%. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index rose 45 points to 28,643, the Shanghai Index slipped -4 points to 3,530, and the Hang Seng Index dipped -70 points to 28,072. In Europe, the German DAX is down around 50 points to 15,610, while the FTSE 100 dips a few points to 7,160. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 32.40 points, or 0.75%, to 4,352.34 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 152.85 points, or 0.44%, to 34,786.35 The Nasdaq Composite climbed 116.93 points, or 0.81%, to 14,639.30 The Russell 2000 Index declined -23.60 points, or 1.01% to 2,305.76 Events Calendar for Today 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 9:45 AM ET Markit Composite Final June-F… 9:45 AM ET Markit Services PMI June-F… 10:00 AM ET ISM Non-Manufacturing Index for June…est. 63.5 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 1.27 76.43 Brent 0.22 77.38 Gold 15.65 1,807.45 EUR/USD -0.0022 1.1842 JPY/USD -0.21 110.76 10-Year Note -0.01 1.422% World News A measure of euro zone inflation expectations — the five-year, five-year inflation forward rose to 1.606%, its highest since May 19. A survey on Monday showed business activity in the euro zone expanding at the fastest rate in 15 years in June, as the easing of more coronavirus restrictions helped the bloc’s dominant service industry. Eurozone July Investor Index missed:8 vs 30.0 consensus; June Services PMI beat (final) 58.3 vs 58.0 consensus; German June Services PMI beat: 58.1 vs 57.5 consensus Eurozone May Retail Sales: 4.6% m/m vs 4.4% consensus; 9.0% y/y vs 8.2% consensus German July ZEW Economic Sentiment miss: 63.3 vs 75.2 consensus; German July ZEW Current Conditions beat: 21.9 vs 5.0 consensus; German May Industrial Orders missed: -3.7% m/m vs 1.0% consensus 54.3% y/y vs 59.4% consensus Germany eased restrictions on travelers from Britain, Portugal, Russia, India, and Nepal placing them in “high-incidence areas” category. They can avoid quarantine if they can prove that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 Sector News Breakdown Consumer Didi ($DIDI) shares plunge over 20%; just days after Didi ($DIDI) raised nearly $5B from investors in its U.S. IPO, China’s Cyberspace Administration has ordered the company’s app removed from app stores, noting serious issues with Didi’s usage of customers’ personal information. Those who already have the app will be able to continue to use the service, but new downloads on phones from the likes of Apple, Huawei, and Xiaomi are nixed from Sunday on. Porsche ($POAHY) is a holding company that consists mainly of its controlling interest in Volkswagen ($VWAGY) and, in turn, is one of the latter’s many divisions, along with VW and Audi and owns superluxury names including Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti, Barron’s said. Ferrari ($RACE) has surged ahead of Porsche in the stock market, according to Barron’s but says that could soon change Tyson Foods ($TSN) is recalling ~8.5M lbs. of frozen, fully cooked chicken products as a precaution due to potential listeria contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says. PlayAGS ($AGS) files to sell 8.21M shares of common stock for holders Energy, Industrials and Materials Crude oil prices advanced a sixth straight week on Friday while the dispute among OPEC+ ministers over plans to further ease production curbs dragged on at the alliance’s full meeting today. Negotiations resumed on Monday after last week ended without a deal, with the United Arab Emirates still blocking a proposal to increase supply. Energy edged lower last week, -0.8%, after leading the S&P sector standings with a 6.6% jump last week. Brent crude oil rises above $77/bbl for the first time since 2018 after OPEC+ fails to reach a production deal, further squeezing an already tight oil market and raising concerns over inflation. With the United Arab Emirates continuing to block an agreement, today’s planned OPEC+ meeting has been called off with no new suggested date for the next gathering, which in effect leaves the group’s current production limits in place Patterson-UTI Energy ($PTEN) agrees to acquire Pioneer Energy Services for ~$295M in cash and stock, which includes the retirement of all of Pioneer’s debt; says it will issue as many as 26.3M common shares and pay $30M of cash. Seaspan Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas ($ATCO) has received delivery of two high-quality 15,000 TEU scrubber-fitted containerships Ingersoll-Rand ($IR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs Virgin Galactic ($SPCE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS General Dynamics ($GD) mentioned positively in Barron’s saying the stock looks set to rise, noting commercial air travel gets all the attention-but investors should start paying attention to private jets. While commercial air travel is slowly returning to life, May business-jet departures, at 275,000, were just 1% below their October 2019 high of 278,000 Financials NCR ($NCR), which produces cash registers and ATMs, may be one of the best ways to play a post-Covid rebound in the consumer economy, according to Barron’s. Revenue fell in 2020 as customers halted upgrades, but a recovery is already here. CEO Michael Hayford said investors are missing the company’s potential as its stock trades at a discount to peers. American Express ($AXP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs and raise tgt to $225 from $185 Principal Financial ($PFG) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse Santander Consumer ($SC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital Healthcare The CDC is investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy who died just three days after receiving the second dose of Pfizer’s ($PFE) COVID-19 vaccine, The Detroit News reported over the weekend. His death was reported to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System ($VAERS) Puma Biotechnology ($PBYI) files $50M mixed securities shelf Zosano Pharma ($ZSAN) files $150M mixed securities shelf Technology, Media & Telecom Facebook ($FB), Google ($GOOGL) and Twitter ($TWTR) have privately warned the Hong Kong government that they could stop offering their services in the city if authorities proceed with planned changes to data-protection laws, the WSJ reported this weekend. New amendments from Hong Kong’s Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau would make the co’s liable for doxing, or the malicious sharing of individuals’ information online so that they can be harassed RADA Electronic Industries ($RADA) said it has received $32M worth of new orders in Q2 2021, an increase of 33.3% Q/Q from $24M in Q1 2021, with majority of deliveries expected in H2 2021.
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/*============================================= = Tuesday, June 15, 2021 = =============================================*/ Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -3.00 0.01% 34,272 S&P 500 2.25 0.05% 4,248 Nasdaq 10.50 0.07% 14,127 Another day, another record for the S&P 500, with futures looking to a slightly higher open ahead of a key round of economic data (monthly retail sales at 8:30 AM along with the producer prices index (PPI) inflation reading, which follows the “hotter” CPI report last week) while investors await results of the two-day FOMC meeting tomorrow afternoon. The central bank will make an announcement on interest rates Wednesday, followed by a news conference from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Stocks in the U.S. were slightly higher Monday in a listless, tight trading range all day prior to a surge in the final minutes of trading that took most major averages higher, allowing the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to close at record highs led by gains in large cap tech. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index rose 279 points to 29,441, the Shanghai Index fell -33 points to 3,556, and the Hang Seng Index dropped 203 points to 28,638. In Europe, the German DAX is higher by around 70 points to 15,740, while the FTSE 100 is up about 20 points to 7,165. It should be a relatively quiet day again with all eyes on tomorrows FOMC meeting. Events Calendar for Today 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:30 AM EST Producer Price Index (PPI) MoM for May…est. 0.6% 8:30 AM EST Producer Price Index (PPI) YoY for May…est. 6.3% 8:30 AM EST PPI Ex: Food & Energy (core) MoM for May…est. 0.5% 8:30 AM EST PPI Ex: Food & Energy (core) YoY for May…est. 4.8% 8:30 AM EST Advance Retail Sales MoM for May…est. (-0.7%) 8:30 AM EST Retail Sales Less Autos MoM for May…est. 0.2% 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 9:15 AM EST Industrial Production MoM for May…est. 0.6% 9:15 AM EST Capacity Utilization for May…est. 75.1% 10:00 AM EST Business Inventories MoM for April…est. (-0.1%) 10:00 AM EST NAHB Housing Market Index for June…est. 83 4:00 AM EST Net Long-term TIC Flows for April 4:30 PM ET API Weekly Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: $KPLT Earnings After the Close: $ATEX, $HNST, $HRB, $LZB, $ORCL, $STEP, $VOLT Other Key Events: Citigroup European Healthcare Conference (virtual), 6/14-6/16 European Hematology Association (EHA) Virtual Meeting, 6/9-6/17 FBN Securities Valley tech Tour (virtual), 6/14-6/15 Northland Customer Engagement SaaS Conference (virtual), 6/15-6/16 Oppenheimer 21st Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference (virtual), 6/15-6/16 China Retail Sales for May Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 7.71 points, or 0.18%, to 4,255.15 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -85.85 points, or 0.25%, to 34,393.75 The Nasdaq Composite jumped 104.72 points, or 0.74%, to 14,174.14 The Russell 2000 Index declined -9.66 points, or 0.41% to 2,326.15 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.46 71.34 Brent 0.47 73.33 Gold -1.45 1,864.75 EUR/USD 0.0005 1.2125 JPY/USD -0.03 110.04 10-Year Note -0.014 1.487% World News Germany May CPI: m/m 0.5% in line; y/y 2.5% in line; HICP m/m 0.3% in line; y/y 2.4% in line France May CPI: m/m 0.3% in line; y/y 1.4% in line; HICP m/m 0.3% vs 0.4% cons; y/y 1.8% in line Italy May CPI: m/m 0.0 in line; y/y 1.3% in line; HICP m/m -0.1% vs 0.0% cons; y/y 1.2% vs 1.3% consensus Sector News Breakdown Consumer Kohl’s ($KSS) said it sees FY sales +mid-high teens vs 2020, below the consensus of up +20.85% Vroom, Inc. ($VRM) announces proposed convertible senior notes offering/to offer $500 mln of convertible senior notes due 2026 Spirit Airlines ($SAVE) estimates its load factor for Q2 will be about 84.0%, total operating expenses, excluding special items, for q2 2021 are tracking towards better end of co’s initial guidance; now expects its Ebitda margin, excluding special items, for q2 of 2021 to be modestly positive; expects that air travel demand will continue to gradually recover in 2021 H&M shares slipped after Q2 sales were lower than expected, hurt by China and European restrictions; Q2 sales were up 62% year on year to SEK 46.51 bln ($5.59 bln), but still down 19% – when compared with two years earlier Ford ($F) says production of 2021 Ford Bronco is underway at the Michigan assembly plant Energy, Industrials and Materials FedEx Corp ($FDX) increased quarterly cash dividend by $0.10 per share, or 15% Mosaic ($MOS) announced its May 2021 sales revenue and volumes May Potash sales volumes in thousands of tons 891 versus 810 in May of last year Fastenal ($FAST) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley Financials Discover Financial Services ($DFS) credit card delinquency rate 1.01% at may end vs 1.12% at April end; credit card charge-off rate 1.78% at may end vs 1.54% at April end Capital One Financial ($COF) May domestic credit card net charge-offs rate 2.33 % vs 2.40% in April; delinquencies rate for auto 3.14% at May end vs 2.74% at April end Blucora $(BCOR) raises Q2 non-GAAP EPS view to $1.12-$1.21 from $0.94-$1.11 and ups revenue view to $250.0-$254.5M from $238M-$249M (vs. est. $243.4M) MicroStrategy ($MSTR) has filed a registration statement with the SEC for the potential offering of its class A common shares Principal Financial ($PFG) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Sandler Arbor Realty ($ABR) 6M share Spot Secondary priced at $18.65 Alexandria Real Estate ($ARE) 7M share Spot Secondary priced at $184.00 Ellington Residential ($EARN)25M share Spot Secondary priced at $13.20 Rowe Price ($TROW) declares special cash dividend of $3.00 per share Healthcare Biogen ($BIIB) announces topline results from phase 3 gene therapy study in Choroideremia; says phase 3-star study did not meet primary or key secondary endpoints Sage Therapeutics ($SAGE) and Biogen ($BIIB) announce positive pivotal phase 3 results for zuranolone, an investigational two-week, once-daily therapeutic being evaluated for major depressive disorder; rapid onset of treatment effect was seen in hamd-17 results at days 3, 8, and 12 AstraZeneca ($AZN) announces that its antibody cocktail, AZD7442, didn’t achieve a statistically significant reduction in the risk of symptomatic COVID-19 after exposure to the virus, failing to meet primary endpoint of the STORM CHASER trial Ampio Pharmaceuticals ($AMPE) receives approval to expand enrollment of its ap-019 phase ii study to India; phase ii study will utilize inhaled Ampion to treat those suffering from respiratory distress due to covid-19 NanoString Technologies (NSTG) and the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy ($PICI) are collaborating on an expansive molecular characterization project for cellular therapies Novavax ($NVAX) announces positive results from first study of influenza vaccine and covid-19 vaccine candidate administered simultaneously and that study demonstrated no early safety concerns C4 Therapeutics ($CCCC) files to sell 4.25M shares of common stock Rapt Therapeutics ($RAPT) offers to sell $125M in common stock Technology, Media & Telecom PING Identity Holding ($PING) files prospectus related to offering of 32.7 mln shares of common stock by selling stockholders Vimeo ($VMEO) says May avg. revenue per user up 18% and May total revenue up 42% Applied Materials ($AMAT) files debt securities shelf
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07:41 AM EDT, 05/18/2021 (MT Newswires) -- Performance Food Group (PFGC) said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Core-Mark (CORE) in a cash and stock transaction valued at about $2.5 billion including debt Under the terms of the deal, Core-Mark shareholders will receive $23.875 per share in cash and 0.44 PFG share for each share they own.
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