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Thursday, October 21, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -101.00 0.28% 35,376 S&P 500 -10.25 0.24% 4,517 Nasdaq -22.50 0.15% 15,355 U.S. futures are down slightly overnight, as the S&P 500 index comes into the day with a 6-day win streak, as the earnings barrage continues today, with shares of TSLA and IBM slipping after quarterly results last night while media giant AT&T (T) rises early following its results. For the moment, China Evergrande debt contagion fears, inflation, Fed tapering, rising commodity prices are having no effect on global stock markets with the CBOE Volatility index (VIX) settling around its lowest levels in about 2-months. As for yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average touched an all-time fresh intraday high while the S&P 500 flirted with its all-time intraday record highs (rising a 6th straight day) after strong earnings results and forecasts from healthcare companies and as banks advanced amid rising Treasury yields. The 10-Year Treasury yield spiked to 1.6730% early, a fresh five-month high sending the S&P 500 Bank Index higher for a fifth-straight day, for its fourth-straight record close. Technology underperformed as the Nasdaq Composite closed slightly lower as inflation fears crept into the market late day following comments from Federal Reserve President Quarles. In Asian markets overnight, The Nikkei Index fell -546 points (1.87%) to settle at 28,708, the Shanghai Index inched higher 7-points to 3,594 and the Hang Seng Index declined -118 points to 26,017. In Europe, the German DAX is down just a few points holding above 15,500, while the FTSE 100 slips -0.3% to just under 7,200. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 16.56 points, or 0.37%, to 4,536.19 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 152.03 points, or 0.43%, to 35,609.34 The Nasdaq Composite dropped -7.41 points, or 0.05%, to 15,121.68 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 13.85 points, or 0.61% to 2,289.77 Events Calendar for Today 8:30 AM ET Weekly Jobless Claims…est. 300K 8:30 AM EST Continuing Claims…est. 2.55M 8:30 AM ET Philly Fed Index for October…est. 25.0 10:00 AM ET Existing Home Sales MoM for September…est. 6.09M 10:00 AM ET Leading Index MoM for September…est. +0.4% 10:30 AM ET Weekly EIA Natural Gas Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: AAL, ALK, ALLY, AMTB, AN, BANC, BHLB, BKU, BX, CROX, DHX, DHR, DOW, EEFT, EWBC, FAF, FCX, GATX, GPC, GTLS, HOMB, HRI, IIIN, IPG, IQV, KEY, LNN, MMC, POOL, SASR, SCHN, T, TPH, TRN, TSCO, UNP, VLO, WBS Earnings After the Close: ASB, NJRI, BOOM, CE, CMG, CSL, CSTR, FFBC, GBCI, INTC, MAT, NUE, OZK, PBCT, PINE, PSMT, SAM, SNAP, SIVB, TRST, USX, VICR, WAL, WHR, WRB, WSFS Other Key Events: The European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) Congress 2021 is taking place virtually this year from October 19-22 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -0.53 82.89 Brent -0.95 84.87 Gold 1.90 1,788.70 EUR/USD -0.0012 1.1639 JPY/USD -0.27 113.99 10-Year Note +0.013 1.645% Sector News Breakdown Consumer Tesla Inc. ($TSLA) 3Q adj EPS $1.86 vs est. $1.59 on revs $13.76B vs est. $13.63B, auto gr margin 30.5% vs 27.7% year ago, says expect op margin will continue to grow; qtly bitcoin-related impairment of $51Mm; continue to target first model Y production builds in Berlin and Austin before end of year; says challenges including semi shortages, port congestion, rolling blackouts impacting ability to keep factories running full speed; Las Vegas ($LVS) Q3 revs $857M below the $1.34B estimate; on a GAAP basis, qtrly total net revenues for SCL increased to $611 mln, compared to $167 mln in q3 of 2020; Q3 adj EPS loss (-$0.45) vs. est. loss (-$0.20) Unilever ($UL) rises on higher-than-expected Q3 sales growth; reports higher-than-expected underlying sales growth for Q3 beating analysts’ expectations; reiterates full-year profit margin forecast, defying some analysts’ fears of a cut; warns inflation is likely to accelerate next year Portillo’s ($PTLO)27M share IPO priced at $20.00 Energy Kinder Morgan ($KMI) Q3 adj EPS $0.22 vs. est. $0.24; Q3 revs $3.82B vs. est. $3.26B; backs FY21 adjusted EBITDA view $7.9B, expects to generate net income attributable to KMI of $1.7 billion and declare dividends of $1.08 per share, a 3% increase TechnipFMC ($FTI) shares fall -6%; 3Q adj EPS ($0.06) vs est. $0.02 on revs $1.58B vs est. $1.7B, qtrly total inbound orders were $1.37B, qtr-end backlog $7.0B; guides FY subsea revs $5.2-5.5B, sees FY surface tech revs $1.05-1.25B, sees FY CAPEX approx $250Mm HighPeak Energy ($HPK)2M share Secondary priced at $10.00 Helix Energy ($HLX) narrows FY21 revenue view to $600M-$645M from $600M-$670M; narrows FY21 adjusted EBITDA view to $85M-$100M from $75M-$100M and boosts FY free cash flow view to $80M-$120M from $45M-$90M; lowers cap-ex view Valero (VLO) Q3 adj EPS $1.22 vs. est. $0.92; Q3 revs $29.52B vs. est. $23.97B Financials Discover Financial ($DFS) Q3 EPS $3.54 vs. est. $3.53; Q3 revs $2.78B vs. est. $2.91B; Total loans ended the quarter at $89.5 billion, up 1% year-over-year, and up 2% sequentially. Credit card loans ended the quarter at $70.3 billion, up 1% year-over-year. Personal loans decreased $321 million, or 4%, and private student loans increased $168 million, or 2%, year-over-year. Banner Corp. ($BANR) 3Q EPS $1.44 vs est. $1.15 on revs $155.5Mm vs est. $122.6Mm Cohen & Steers ($CNS) 3Q adj EPS $1.06 vs est. $0.97 on revs $154.2Mm vs est. $148.3Mm Equifax ($EFX) 3Q adj EPS $1.85 vs est. $1.72 on revs $1.2B vs est. $1.18B; guides 4Q revs $1.23-1.25B vs est. $1.2B and adj EPS $1.72-1.82 vs est. $1.80; sees FY revs $4.9-4.92B vs est. $4.83B and adj EPS $7.52-7.62 vs est. $7.47 First Industrial Realty ($FR) 3Q FFO/share $0.51 vs est. $0.49; raises FY FFO/share guide by $0.02 at midpoint to $1.95 vs est. $1.94 OneMain Holdings ($OMF) 3Q adj EPS $2.37 vs est. $2.30; C&I managed receivables $19.1B, C&I net charge-off ratio 3.52%, repurchased 2.4Mm shares for $141Mm in qtr; proposes minimum qtrly div/share of $0.70; Sterling Bancorp. ($STL) 3Q adj EPS $0.52 vs est. $0.51; NII $213.8Mm vs est. $219.3Mm; proposes 3Q dividend of $0.07 SL Green Realty ($SLG) Q3 FFO $1.78 vs. est. $1.58; Q3 revs $142.7M vs. est. $160.97M; revising its earnings guidance ranges; said same-store cash NOI, including our share of same-store cash NOI from unconsolidated joint ventures, increased by 5.7% for Q3; narrows FY21 FFO view to $6.45-$6.65 from $6.30-$6.70 SLM Corp. ($SLM) 3Q core EPS $0.24 vs est. $0.20; private education loan originations +10% to $2.1B; declares 4Q dividend of $0.11/share vs $0.03/share in 3Q21; qtrly NII $358Mm vs est. $343.6Mm; qtrly education loan provisions for credit losses $138Mm; sees FY net charge-offs $195M to $205M, saw $215M to $225M Texas Capital ($TCBI) Q3 EPS $0.76 vs. est. $1.10; Q3 net interest income of $194.1M declines from $197.0M in Q2 and $207.6M YoY due to a decline in loan fees, partially offset by a decrease in average interest-bearing deposits; non-interest income also fell 30% from Q2 and 65% from Q3 2020, driven by Q2 sale of its mortgage servicing rights portfolio and other non-interest income. Triumph Bancorp ($TBK) Q3 EPS $0.94 vs est. $1.08; Q3 net charge-offs .08%; Q3 CET1 capital ratio 9.45%; Q3 tangible book value per share $19.73; net interest margin was 6.69%. Yield on loans and the average cost of our total deposits were 7.92% and 0.16%, respectively Umpqua Holdings Corporation ($UMPQ) Q3 EPS $0.49 vs. est. $0.44; Net income of $108.1 million, or $0.49 per common share; non-PPP loan balances increased $479.7 million or 2.3%; Deposit balances increased $754.8 million or 2.9%; provision for credit losses recapture of $18.9 million as modeled economic conditions improve Healthcare S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna (MRNA) or Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially. Tenet Healthcare ($THC) Q3 adj EPS $1.99 vs. est. $0.99; Q3 revs $4.89B vs. est. $4.81B; qtrly same-hospital net patient service revenue per adjusted admission up 6.2% versus q3 2020; sees 2021 adj EPS now $6.15-$6.38 (from prior $5.23-$5.73) and adj Ebitda $3.275B-$3.325B (from prior $3.15B-$3.25B) Regeneron ($REGN) and Sanofi ($SNY) said the FDA has approved Dupixent, or dupilumab, as an add-on maintenance treatment of patients aged 6 to 11 years with moderate-to-severe asthma characterized by an eosinophilic phenotype or with oral corticosteroid-dependent asthma Ventyx Biosciences ($VTYX)47M share IPO priced at $16.00 Investment adviser Darwin Global Management became the third shareholder of Acceleron Pharmaceuticals ($XLRN) to publicly oppose the company’s pending acquisition by Merck ($MRK). In a letter, Darwin said it believes Merck’s $11 billion offer price, or $180 per share, is too low. Acceleron is actually worth between $22 billion and $28 billion, according to the firm, or $353 to $451 per share Industrials & Materials CSX Corp. ($CSX) 3Q EPS $0.43 vs est. $0.39 on revs $3.29B vs est. $3.11B; 24% surge in revenue just outpaced a 23% increase in expenses. Activist investor Elliott Management Corp. has a big stake in Canadian National Railway Co. ($CNI), the WSJ reported citing people familiar with the matter said, adding to pressure on the railroad after its CEO resigned following a failed bid for rival Kansas City Southern. Covenant Logistics ($CVLG) 3Q adj EPS $1.02 vs est. $1.02 on revs $274.6Mm vs est. $259.9Mm Dow Inc. ($DOW) Q3 EPS $2.75 vs. est. $2.56; Q3 revs $14.84B vs. est. $14.25 Graco ($GGG) 3Q adj EPS $0.57 vs est. $0.63 on revs $486.7Mm vs est. $490.5Mm; says continue to target mid-high-teen organic sales growth on constant currency basis for FY21 vs est. +19% Kaiser Aluminum ($KALU) Q3 adj EPS $0.57 vs. est. $1.33; Q3 sales $751M misses the $773.2M est.; anticipates cost issues and supply chain disruptions will continue during quarter Landstar ($LSTR) Q3 EPS $2.58 vs. est. $2.49; Q3 revs $1.734B vs. est. $1.66B; Q3 truckload transportation revenue hauled via van equipment inQ3 was up 59% YoY to $918.1M; truckload transportation revenue hauled via unsided/platform equipment in Q3 was up 44% to $423.0M; sees Q4 EPS $2.55-$2.65 vs. est. $2.43 PPG Industries ($PPG) 3Q adj EPS $1.69 vs est. $1.58 on sales about $4.4B vs est. $4.24B; guides FY adj EPS $6.67-6.73 vs est. $7.03; says plan to execute share repurchases in 4Q and continue to evaluate potential bolt-on acquisitions; say increased supply disruptions negatively impacted sales and manufacturing costs Rush Enterprises ($RUSHA) Q3 EPS $1.20 vs. est. $0.96; Q3 revs $1.27B below est. $1.34B; said supply chain issues continue to impact new truck and aftermarket sales Valmont Industries ($VMI) 3Q adj EPS $2.57 vs est. $2.47 on revs $868.8Mm vs est. $862.3Mm; guides FY adj EPS $10.60-11.10 vs est. $10.78; sees FY22 sales +7-12% vs est. +6.2%, sees EPS +13-15% vs est. +13.5%
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -6.00 0.02% 35,317 S&P 500 -0.25 0.02% 4,510 Nasdaq 3.50 0.02% 15,401 U.S. equity futures are mostly flat across the board ahead of another busy morning of quarterly earnings, with the recent 5-day winning streak bringing the S&P 500 to within 1% of its September all-time highs with solid corporate earnings offsetting persistent inflation concerns and a jump in Treasury bond yields. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury is at morning lows around 1.63% but falling from overnight highs of 1.67%. Surging energy prices, supply chain disruptions and labor shortages are adding cost and margin pressures to a host of companies this earnings season. In earnings overnight, Netflix (NFLX) is little changed after a quarterly beat while airline UAL rises on a narrower loss. U.S. stocks climbed on Tuesday as large cap companies continued to report strong third-quarter earnings. The S&P 500 index posted its 5th straight day of gains, led by healthcare and technology stocks as the NYFANG posted a record-high close. That said, with 10 of 11 major S&P 500 sectors higher on the day, value actually slightly outperformed growth. The Dow rose 0.57%, the S&P 500 was up 0.74% and the Nasdaq moved up 0.71%. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index rose 40 points to 29,255, the Shanghai Index slipped a few points to 3,587, and the Hang Seng Index jumped 348 points to 26,136. In Europe, the German DAX is up about 20 points to 15,540, while the FTSE 100 is little changed at 7,220. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 33.17 points, or 0.74%, to 4,519.63 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 198.70 points, or 0.56%, to 35,457.31 The Nasdaq Composite jumped 107.28 points, or 0.71%, to 15,129.09 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 8.07 points, or 0.36% to 2,275.91 Events Calendar for Today 7:00 AM ET MBA Mortgage Applications Data 10:30 AM ET Weekly DOE Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: ABT, ANTM, BIIB, BKR, BOKF, CFG, CMA, FCFS, FHN, KNX, LAD, MKTX, MSM, MTB, NDAQ, NEE, NEP, NTRS, TZOO, UNF, VZ, WGO, WSO Earnings After the Close: BANR, CCI, CNS, CSX, CVLG, DFS, EFX, FR, GGG, GL, GSBC, HCCI, HLX, IBM, KALU, KMI, LRCX, LSTR, LVS, MMLP, NVEC, PMF, PFBC, PPG, REXR, RLI, RUSHA, SEIC, SLG, SLM, STL, TBK, TCBI, THC, TSLA, UFPI, UMPQ, VMI, XM Other Key Events: Samsung announces Unpacked 2 event for Wednesday Oct 20th, right after Apple and Google Needham Dispensary Bus Tour: AYRWF, CURLF, GTBIF, VRNOF, in Las Vegas, 10/20 The European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) Congress 2021 is taking place virtually this year from October 19-22 Needham Virtual Global Access Inaugural Needham Biotech Private Company Virtual 1×1 Forum, 10/19-10/20 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -0.92 82.04 Brent -0.94 84.14 Gold 8.50 1,780.90 EUR/USD -0.0004 1.1628 JPY/USD 0.09 114.46 10-Year Note +0.006 1.64% World News College enrollments plunged in 2020 to the lowest level since 2007. According to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday, enrollment in schools dropped by 2.9 million from 2019 to 2020 and colleges by 615,000. Sector News Breakdown Consumer Ford ($F) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse and up tgt to $20 from $15 saying has seen a “significant turnaround” at Ford as the company has ended its cycle of quarterly earnings disappointments and its transition to electric vehicles has sharply accelerated Vinco Ventures ($BBIG) slides after the company reported the resignations of Chief Executive Officer Christopher Ferguson and Chief Financial Officer Brett Vroman Uber Technologies ($UBER) files prospectus supplement related to offering of 16.5M shares of common stock by selling stockholders United Airlines ($UAL) 3Q ADJ eps (1.02) vs est. ($1.67) on revs $7.8B vs est. $7.85B, says on track to meet 2022 targets, poised to capitalize on international reopening, says on track to reduce CASM-EX next year below 2019 levels, expects 4Q CASM-EX +12-14% vs 4q19, sees 4Q capacity to be -23% vs 4Q19; says remains on track to achieve long-term financial targets Stride ($LRN) Q1 EPS loss (-0.15) vs. est. loss (-$0.14); Q1 revs $400.2M vs. est. $359.48M; Q1 adj EBITDA $25.5M vs. $39.2M last year; Q1 total enrollment 189.6K, down 5.8% yoy; sees Q2 revs $390M-$400M vs. est. $365M WD-40 ($WDFC) 4Q EPS $0.61 on sales $115.2Mm vs est. $117.5Mm; guides FY EPS $5.24-5.38 below est. $5.76, sees FY sales $522-542Mm vs est. $517.4Mm Energy, Industrials and Materials The American Petroleum Institute (API) shows a build of 3.29M barrels of oil for the week ending October 15, gasoline inventories show a draw of 3.5M barrels, distillate inventories show a draw of 3M barrels and Cushing inventories show a draw of 2.5M barrels. Canadian National ($CNI) Q3 adj EPS C$1.52 as revs rose 5% to C$3.6B; reaffirms 2021 outlook; says on track to achieve strategic plan 2022 targets with operating performance improvements and cost initiatives well underway; qtrly operating ratio of 62.7%, up 2.8 points; said CEO to retire Marten Transport ($MRTN) Q3 EPS $0.26 vs. est. $0.25; Q3 revs $251.3M vs. est. $237.37M Vale ($VALE) said Q3 iron ore production increased 18.1% Q/Q and 0.8% Y/Y to 89.4 M mt, while output of iron ore pellets, a premium product, rose 4.1% Q/Q while falling 2.6% Y/Y to 8.3M mt Financials Citizens Financial ($CFG) Q3 EPS $1.22 vs. est. $1.16; Q3 revs $1.66B vs. est. $1.64B; provision for credit losses a benefit of $33 mln Hancock Whitney (HWC) 3Q EPS $1.46 vs est. $1.29, NII $237.5Mm vs est. $235.7Mm; qtrly pre-provision net revs $134.8Mm Interactive Brokers ($IBKR) Q3 EPS $0.78 vs. est. $0.75; Q3 revs $650M vs. est. $640.87M; Q3 customer accounts increased 57% from the year-ago quarter to 1.54M as customer equity grew 52% YoY to $353.8B; total DARTs increased 24% YoY to 2.26M and cleared DARTs increased 24% from the year-ago quarter to 2.02M United Community Bank ($UCBI) Q3 EPS $0.82 vs. est. $0.66; return on assets (ROA) was 1.48% and its return on common equity was 14.3% for the quarter; quarter benefited from an allowance release of $11.0 million, reflecting continued improvement in economic conditions and forecasts; Total loans decreased by $200 million during the quarter Wintrust Financial ($WTFC) Q3 EPS $1.77 vs. est. $1.52; Total deposits increased by $1.1 billion, including a $459 million increase in non-interest-bearing deposits; net interest income increased by $7.9 million as compared to Q2 Stronghold Digital Mining ($SDIG)69M share IPO priced at $19.00 Healthcare Novavax ($NVAX) slides around -20% on reports the company is facing production delays as the methods it used to test the purity of its COVID-19 vaccine have fallen short of U.S. regulators’ standards, Politico reported on Tuesday. NVAX, in a filing in Aug, said that U.S. govt has asked co to prioritize alignment with FDA on its analytic methods before manufacturing more doses https://politi.co/3FWQAOW Anthem ($ANTM) Q3 adj EPS $6.79 vs. est. $6.37; Q3 revs $35.5B vs. est. $35.3B; raises FY21 adj EPS view to greater than $25.85 vs. est. $25.65 (prior view was greater than $25.50); for FY21, says operating cash flow is now expected to be greater than $6B; Medical enrollment totaled approximately 45.1M members at September 30, 2021, an increase of 2.4M or 5.7% YoY ATI Physical Therapy ($ATIP) cuts FY21 revenue view to $620M-$630M from $640M-$670M (est. $652.72M) and cuts FY21 adjusted EBITDA view to $40M-$44M from $60M-$70M due to lower-than-expected patient volume Akero (AKRO) receives FDA fast track designation for Efruxifermin for the treatment of NASH Context Therapeutics (CNTX) 5M share IPO priced at $5.00 Technology, Media & Telecom Netflix ($NFLX) 3Q EPS $3.19 vs est. $2.56 on revs $7.5Mm vs est. $7.48Mm, net adds 4.38Mm vs est. 4Mm; sees 4Q net adds 8.5Mm vs est. 8.3Mm, sees 4Q revs $7.71Mm vs est. $7.68Mm, sees 4Q op margin about 6.5%; guides FF positive on annual basis in 2022 and beyond; said it believes no longer needs to raise external financing to fund day-to-day ops Omnicom ($OMC) Q3 EPS $1.65 vs. est. $1.37; Q3 revs $3.435B vs. est. $3.44B; Q3 operating margin increased to 15.8% compared to 15.6% same period last year; qtrly increase in revenue from organic growth of 11.5%; says global economic conditions may continue to be volatile as long as covid-19 remains, which could negatively impact clients’ spending plans ASML Holding NV ($ASML) reported a Q3 profit rise of 64%, beating analysts’ consensus, and said that demand continues to be high; net profit for the quarter ended Oct. 3 rose to 1.74 billion euros ($2.02 billion) compared consensus of EUR1.63 billion; net sales for the quarter were EUR5.24 billion compared with guidance of between EUR5.2 billion and EUR5.4 billion Samsung ($SSNLF) and Intel ($INTC) are both seeking to win orders for Apple’s ($AAPL) in-house developed Mac processors, but industry sources believe TSMC (TSM) will remain the sole supplier for the next-generation Mac series – Digitimes Facebook ($FB) is set to announce a rebranding that could see the creation of a newly-named parent company — in the sprit of Alphabet and Google — that sits atop its network of social media and communications apps. – The Verge reports
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Thursday, September 9, 2021 Following a day of weakness, U.S. stock futures are again looking modestly lower, pulling back along with declines in both Europe and Asia as the spread of the delta strain of Covid-19 continues to weigh on the U.S. economy. This morning, two airlines noted impact to revenues due to a decline in travel. Tech stocks in China fell after regulators again increased pressure on gaming companies for focusing solely on profit. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index declines -173 points to hold just above 30K, the Shanghai Index rose 17 points to 3,693 and the Hang Seng Index dropped over -600 points (2.3%) to settle at 25,716. In Europe, the German DAX is down about -40points to 15,570, while the FTSE 100 tumbles over -80 points (1.2%) to hold around the 7,000 level. Yesterday, Europe’s Stoxx 600 was down 1.0%, marks worst day in nearly 3 weeks as the German Dax down 1.4%, marks worst day since mid-July. Later this morning, we get the European Central Bank (ECB) rate decision at 7:45 AM and press conference at 8:30 AM where investors will look for clues about inflation and or asset tapering. The S&P 500 Index was lower for a third straight session Wednesday amid increasing concerns about economic growth and the ongoing spread of Covid. The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report showed that economic growth downshifted slightly to a moderate pace from early July through August, largely due to a pullback in dining out, travel and tourism because of consumers’ safety fears. The dollar pared earlier gains, while Treasuries recovered Tuesday’s losses. Market Closing Prices Yesterday · The S&P 500 Index slipped -5.96 points, or 0.13%, to 4,514.07 · The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -68.93 points, or 0.20%, to 35,031.07 · The Nasdaq Composite dropped -87.69 points, or 0.57%, to 15,286.64 · The Russell 2000 Index declined -25.88 points, or 1.14% to 2,249.73 Events Calendar for Today · 8:30 AM ET Weekly Jobless Claims · 8:30 AM EST Continuing Claims · 10:30 AM ET Weekly EIA Natural Gas Inventory Data · 11:00 AM ET Weekly DOE Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: · Earnings Before the Open: ASO, HOFT, HOV, JILL, LOVE, TUESQ · Earnings After the Close: AFRM, AMRK, AOUT, COOK, CXM, FARM, KLXE, LAKE, PLAY, PWSC, SUMO, VRNT, ZS, ZUMZ Other Key Events: · Barclay’s Global Consumer Staples Conference (virtual) 2021, 9/8-9/10 · Barclay’s CEO Energy-Power Conference 2021 (virtual), 9/8-9/10 · BTIG Cloud Communications and Collaboration Investor Forum (virtual), 9/8 · Citigroup Annual BioPharma Conference (virtual), 9/8-9/10 · Citigroup GEMS Conference 2021 (virtual), 9/8-9/10 · Cowen 14th Annual Global Transportation & Sustainable Mobility Conference, 9/8-9/10 · Credit Suisse 2021 Global Steel & Mining Conference (virtual), 9/8-9/10 · Stephens Building Materials Investor Trip, 9/8-9/9 · Wolfe Inaugural TMT Conference, 9/8-9/9 · Barrington Annual Fall Investment Conference (virtual), 9/9 · DA Davidson Annual Software & Internet Conference (virtual), 9/9 · Deutsche Bank 2021 Technology Conference (virtual), 9/9-9/10 · Goldman Sachs 11th Annual Financial Technology Conference (virtual), 9/9 · Needham 1st Annual Needham Crypto Conference (virtual), 9/9 · Wells Fargo 2021 Healthcare Conference (virtual), 9/9-9/10 Sector News Breakdown Consumer · Lululemon ($LULU) shares rise 10%; 2Q adj EPS $1.65 vs est. $1.19 on revs $1.5B vs est. $1.33B; guides 3Q adj EPS $1.33-1.38 vs est. $1.32, sees 3Q revs $1.4-1.43B vs est. $1.32B; guides FY adj EPS $7.38-7.48 vs est. $6.91; raises year revs to range of $6.19B-$6.26B, compared with its prior range of $5.83B-$5.91B · RH Corp. ($RH) 2Q adj EPS $8.48 vs est. $6.48 on revs $989Mm vs est. $975.5Mm; guides FY revs +31-33% up from prior 25%-30% view and vs est. +29.2% and op margin 24.9-25.5% , sees ROIC 70% vs prior 60%; says currently expecting manufacturing to restart in Vietnam in October with full capacity by end of year · Boston Beer Company Inc ($SAM) shares fell -8%; said since last guidance update market for hard seltzer products has continued to experience decelerating growth trends; believe there will be continuing uncertainty about hard seltzer demand trends for remainder of 2021; said it is withdrawing its 2021 financial guidance issued on July 22, 2021 as EPS will fall below previously-reported estimate of between $18.00-$22.00 · Caesars ($CZR) announced an agreement to sell the non-US assets of William Hill to 888 Holdings for approximately GBP 2.2B · Copart (C$PRT) Q4 non-GAAP EPS $1.03 vs. est. $0.91; Q4 revs $748.6M vs. est. $690.87M · VICI Properties ($VICI) announces offering of 100M shares of common stock · GameStop ($GME) Q2 EPS loss (-$0.76) vs. est. loss (-$0.67); Q2 revs $1.183B vs. est. $1.12B; Ended the period with cash and restricted cash of $1.78B · Calavo Growers ($CVGW) 3Q adj EPS ($0.17) vs est. ($0.05) on revs $285Mm vs est. $281.7Mm · Limoneira ($LMNR) Q3 adj EPS $0.20 vs. est. $0.18; Q3 revs $49.1M vs. est. $48.8M; Agribusiness revenue Q3 includes $24.4M in fresh lemon sales, compared to $35.4M of fresh lemon sales during the same period of fiscal year 2020; approximately 1,144,000 cartons of fresh lemons were sold in aggregate · Torrid ($CURV) 2Q adj EPS $0.36 vs est. $0.16 on sales $332.9Mm vs est. $294.7Mm; guides 3Q sales $305-315Mm vs est. $305.1Mm; guides FY sales $1.29-1.31B vs est. $1.3B Energy, Industrials and Materials · The American Petroleum Institute ($API) reports that crude inventories fell 2.88M barrels last week and gasoline inventories fell 6.41M barrels · United Airlines ($UAL) said it expects third-quarter capacity to fall at least 28% compared with the same period in 2019, as bookings take a hit due to the rise in COVID-19 cases fueled by the Delta variant. · Southwest Airlines ($LUV) said it sees October operating revenue down 20% to 30% vs 2019; expects q4 2021 capacity to increase about 60% YoY and to decrease about 5% vs. Q4 2019 · Sherwin-Williams ($SHW), Axalta Coating (AXTA), and PPG Industries (PPG) all downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup · ABM Industries ($ABM) Q3 revenue $1.54B vs. est. $1.51B; Q3 EPS from continuing operations $0.90 vs. est. $0.81; sees FY adj eps cont ops $3.45 to $3.55, vs. prior view $3.30 to $3.50 · AeroVironment ($AVAV) Q1 adj EPS loss (-$0.17) vs. est. loss (-$0.24); Q1 revs $101M vs. est. $96.48M; backs FY22 adj EPS view $2.50-$2.70 (est. $2.64) and backs FY22 revenue view $560M-$580M (est. $569.34M) Financials · Digital Realty ($DLR) 6.25M share Spot Secondary priced at $160.50 · Riot Blockchain ($RIOT) produces 441 Bitcoins in August, down from the 444 BTC produced in July; on a Y/Y basis, its production increased 451% from 80 BTC in August 2020. Healthcare · Humanigen ($HGEN) plunges over 50% after U.S. FDA declines emergency use approval for COVID-19 drug; said the FDA declined to grant emergency use authorization for its drug, lenzilumab, to treat patients hospitalized with COVID-19 · ProQR Therapeutics ($PRQR) announces a global licensing and research collaboration with Eli Lilly (LLY) to discover new medicines for genetic disorders in the liver and nervous system, in a deal that could be worth over $1.25B · Avid Biosciences ($CDMO) Q1 EPS $0.10 vs. est. $0.04; Q1 revs $30.8M vs. est. $27.8M; · HealthEquity Corp. ($HQY) 2Q adj EPS $0.40 vs est. $0.36 on revs $189.1Mm vs est. $184.7Mm; guides FY adj EPS $1.45-1.50 vs est. $1.49, sees FY revs $755-765Mm vs est. $762.8Mm; says re: WageWorks have achieved approximately $70 million of the approximately $80 million in annualized ongoing net synergies we expect to achieve by the end of fiscal year 2022. · Cardiff Oncology ($CRDF) updated data from its Phase 1b/2 clinical trial for onvansertib in combination with standard-of-care (SOC) as second-line therapy in patients with KRAS-mutated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC); said as of data cut off July 2, 2021, eight of 19 (42%) patients who received the recommended Phase 2 dose of onvansertib 15 mg/m2 and were evaluable for disease response achieved a partial response · Turning Point Therapeutics ($TPTX) announces early clinical data for Repotrectinib in NTRK fusion-positive advanced solid tumors selected for late-breaker plenary presentation at 2021 AACR-NCI-EORTC conference · Beauty Health ($SKIN) announces $400M convertible senior notes offering Technology, Media & Telecom · Cisco ($CSCO) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley · NetEase ($NTES) and Tencent (TCEHY) tumble again as China’s focus on reining in the power of tech companies hasn’t abated. A report in the South China Morning Post notes that the government will halt approvals for new online games. · Sea Limited ($SE) is looking to sell 11 million ADRs with the option to offer 1.65 million more as part of a so-called green shoe option; it is also raising $2.5 billion in a convertible bond that has a $375 million green shoe attached · SentinelOne ($S) Q2 revenue $45.8M vs. est. $40.4M; Q2 ARR up 127% YoY; total customer count grew more than 75% year-over-year to over 5,400 customers as of July 31; Customers with ARR over $100K grew 140% year-over-year to over 345 as of July 31, 2021; guides year revs $188M-$190M vs. est. $176.4M
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UK Markets Closed lower yesterday, led by losses in healthcare and financial sector stocks. Meggitt declined 12.1%, as US aerospace manufacturer, TransDigm stated that it did not intend to make an offer for the defence and aerospace engineer, citing limited due diligence information. TP ICAP Group dropped 10.7%, after the inter-dealer broker reported a drop in its pretax profit in the first half of the year. IntegraFin Holdings fell 5.3%, following news that founder, Michael Howard sold 3.5 million shares in the company. Ocado Group shed 2.6%, after a top broker lowered its target price on the stock from 2300.0p to 2100.0p. On the flipside, Vistry Group rose 0.1%, after the housebuilder reported an increase in interim revenue and raised its full year profit forecast. The FTSE 100 slipped 0.5%, to close at 7,149.4, while the FTSE 250 fell 0.6%, to end at 24,097.5. . European Markets Finished lower yesterday, amid concerns over slowdown in global economic recovery, due to rising Delta variant cases of the coronavirus. Zurich Insurance Group fell 1.3%, after the insurer revealed new climate measures that would cut carbon dioxide emissions by a fifth per year by 2025. Adecco Group lost 0.5%. The recruitment firm announced the acquisition of QAPA for a consideration of €65.0 million. Allianz slid 0.4%, following reports that German regulator, BaFin has launched a probe into the insurer’s Structured Alpha Funds. On the contrary, Deutsche Telekom edged up 0.1%, after the company finalised a share-swap deal with Softbank Group to raise its stake in US unit, T-Mobile and sell its Dutch unit as part of restructuring. The TSEurofirst 300 index slipped 0.5%, to close at 1,821.6. Among other European markets, the German DAX Xetra 30 fell 0.6%, to close at 15,843.1, while the French CAC-40 dropped 0.3%, to settle at 6,726.1. . US Markets Closed mostly lower yesterday, amid worries about slowdown in global economic recovery. State Street fell 3.7%, after the financial firm announced plans to acquire Brown Brothers Harriman’s Investor Services business for a cash consideration of $3.5 billion. PPG Industries edged down 3.4%, after the company cautioned that supply chain disruptions and an increase in input costs could affect its sales in the third quarter. On the other hand, Match Group advanced 7.5%, after the online dating company announced that it would be added to the S&P 500 benchmark. Netflix rose 2.7%, after a broker lifted its target price on the stock to $780.0 from $690.0. The S&P 500 slipped 0.3%, to settle at 4,520.0. The DJIA fell 0.8% to settle at 35,100.0, while the NASDAQ advanced 0.1%, to close at 15,374.3. . Asian Markets Were trading mostly higher this morning. In Japan, GS Yuasa and T&D Holdings have advanced 3.2% and 3.6%, respectively. Meanwhile, Konami Holdings and JFE Holdings have dropped 1.5% and 1.8%, respectively. In Hong Kong, Meituan and Anta Sports Products have risen 0.8% and 4.5%, respectively. Meanwhile, Xiaomi and Li Ning have fallen 2.2% and 3.9%, respectively. In South Korea, NAVER and Kakao have declined 7.5% and 9.7%, respectively. Meanwhile, Central Insight and DSR have climbed 18.3% and 22.0%, respectively. The Nikkei 225 index is trading 0.8% higher at 30,161.9. The Hang Seng index is trading 0.1% up at 26,386.5, while the Kospi index is trading 0.6% lower at 3,167.2.
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UK Markets Finished higher yesterday, buoyed by gains in mining and banking sector stocks. Carnival added 3.3%, after the company announced that it would resume operations with 65% of its total fleet capacity by the end of 2021. IntegraFin Holdings rose 3.1%, after the company announced that its funds under direction advanced in the third quarter. easyJet edged up 0.9%, after the airline operator announced that it would increase flights to 60% of its pre-pandemic capacity during the summer holiday season. Anglo American added 0.7%, after reporting a rise in its production in the second quarter. On the other hand, Unilever slid 0.6%, following news that Israel warned the company of “severe consequences” after its subsidiary, Ben & Jerry’s announced that it would stop selling ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories. The FTSE 100 advanced 0.5%, to close at 6,881.1, while the FTSE 250 rose 0.8%, to end at 22,119.5. . European Markets closed higher yesterday, on bargain hunting. Alfa Laval jumped 8.0%, after the industrial manufacturer’s second quarter profit surpassed analysts’ estimates. UBS Group climbed 5.3%, after the banking giant reported stronger than expected profits in the second quarter. Telenor advanced 3.8%, after the company upgraded its full year outlook. Alstom added 2.5%, after the speed train maker reported a rise in its sales in the first quarter. On the flipside, Electrolux declined 6.4%, after the home appliance maker reported lower operating profit in the second quarter and warned over worsening global supply chain problems in the coming months. Volvo fell 2.5%, after the company warned over production disruptions in the current year. The FTSEurofirst 300 index gained 0.5%, to settle at 1,723.3. The German DAX Xetra rose 0.5%, to settle at 15,216.3, while the French CAC-40 added 0.8%, to close at 6,346.9. . US Markets Finished higher yesterday, amid upbeat US corporate earnings reports. Simon Property Group climbed 7.2%, following a rating upgrade on the stock to ‘Buy’ from ‘Hold’. Halliburton advanced 3.7%, after the company swung to a profit in the second quarter. Citizens Financial Group added 3.6%, after the company reported stronger than expected earnings in the second quarter. Apple rose 2.6%, after a top broker raised its target price on the stock to $166.0 per share from $155.0 per share. International Business Machines edged up 1.5%, after the company’s second quarter revenue and earnings came in above analysts’ forecast. On the other hand, PPG Industries dropped 4.4%, after the company warned that input and other costs would increase during the second quarter. Virgin Galactic Holdings fell 1.1%, after its peer, Blue Origin successfully launched its first manned flight with founder, Jeff Bezos aboard. The S&P 500 gained 1.5%, to settle at 4,323.1. The DJIA rose 1.6%, to settle at 34,512.0, while the NASDAQ added 1.6%, to close at 14,498.9. . Asian Markets I the whole are trading mostly lower this morning. In Japan, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi motors have advanced 2.6% and 2.9%, respectively. Meanwhile, Fast Retailing and Kyowa Kirin have dropped 0.5% and 2.5%, respectively. In Hong Kong, Tencent Holdings and Meituan have fallen 1.4% and 1.5%, respectively. Meanwhile, China Mobile and BYD have risen 1.1% and 4.1%, respectively. In South Korea, Duksung and Dong-A ST have declined 5.7% and 12.0%, respectively. Meanwhile, SIMPAC and NeXT Science have climbed 8.2% and 17.0%, respectively. The Nikkei 225 index is trading 0.5% higher at 27,523.8. The Hang Seng index is trading 0.5% down at 27,128.0, while the Kospi index is trading 0.4% lower at 3,221.0.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 178.00 0.53% 34,017 S&P 500 20.25 0.49% 4,272 Nasdaq 73.50 0.50% 14,614 U.S. stock futures are looking to rebound after major averages posted their worst single day returns in months with attention turning to earnings reports. Major U.S. stock benchmarks dropped sharply on Monday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average marked its worst drop since late October falling -725 points (off earlier lows down over 900 points), amid growing concerns about the global spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The benchmark S&P 500 index ended down 1.6% at 4,258, getting a boost late day to push back above its 50-day moving average of 4,240 (off lows below 4,235), while the Nasdaq Composite Index declined 1.1% at 14,275. The declines for stocks came as the 10-year Treasury note yield fell to a five-month low beneath 1.18%. The CBOE Volatility Index ($VIX), the SPX option derived measure of implied volatility, lifted $4.05 or 21.95% today to close at $22.50 (off earlier highs above 25). U.S. crude oil slides below $70 in biggest one-day drop since September as OPEC and its allies agreed to increase production at the same time the COVID-19 delta variant threatens global demand. All 30 of the components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished lower Monday. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index declined -264 points to 27,338, the Shanghai Index slipped a few points to 3,536 and the Hang Seng Index dropped -230 points to 27,259. In Europe, the German DAX is higher by 50 points to 15,190, while the FTSE 100 rebounds 40 points to 6,885. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index dropped -68.67 points, or 1.59%, to 4,258.49 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -725.81 points, or 2.09%, to 33,962.04 The Nasdaq Composite sunk -152.25 1.42 points, or 1.06%, to 14,274.98 The Russell 2000 Index declined -32.56 points, or 1.51% to 2,130.68 Events Calendar for Today 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:30 AM ET Housing Starts MoM for June…est. 1.59M 8:30 AM ET Building Permits MoM for June…est. 1.7M 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 4:30 PM ET API Weekly Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: $ALLY, $BMI, $CATC, $CFG, $DOV, $FMBI, $GATX, $HAL, $HCA, $IRDM, $KEY, $MAN, $MBWM, $OMC, $ONB, $PEBO, $PM, $SBNY, $SI, $SNV, $SYF, $TRV Earnings After the Close: $AGR, $AIR, $CMG, $FOR, $FULT, $HOPE, $HWC, $IBKR, $ISRG, $NFLX, $PNFP, $PZN, $RUSHA, $RXN, $SMBL, $SNBR, $UAL, $UCBI, $XM Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.25 66.67 Brent 0.00 68.62 Gold 4.70 1,817.35 EUR/USD -0.001 1.179 JPY/USD -0.07 109.39 10-Year Note +0.02 1.6% Sector News Breakdown Consumer Inter Parfums ($IPAR) 2Q net sales $207.6Mm vs. est. $151.3Mm; guides FY net sales about $750Mm vs. est. $715.1Mm, sees FY EPS $1.95 vs est. $1.72 Tesla ($TSLA) Semi electric truck is finally about to go into production, Electrek reports. Sources familiar with the matter tell Electrek one of the last steps before starting production is happening as the general assembly line is debugged and the drive axle production line is ready. Energy, Industrials and Materials Halliburton ($HAL) Q2 EPS $0.26 vs. est. $0.23; Q2 revs $3.71B vs. est. $3.74B Crown Holdings ($CCK) Q2 adj EPS $2.14 vs. est. $1.78; Q2 sales $2.86B vs. est. $2.92B; sees Q3 EPS $1.90-$2.00 vs. est. $1.79 and raises year EPS to $7.30-$7.40 from prior $6.60-$6.80 (est. $6.89) B. Hunt ($JBHT) Q2 EPS $1.61 vs. est. $1.57’ Q2 revs $2.91B vs. est. $2.71B; Total freight transactions in the Marketplace for J.B. Hunt 360 increased to $500 million in the second quarter 2021 compared to $281 million in the prior year quarter. ICS revenue on the platform increased 73% to $396 million versus a year ago PPG Industries ($PPG) shares fell -7%; Q2 adj EPS $1.94 vs. est. $2.20; Q2 sales nearly $4.4B vs. est. $4.36B and up about 45% yoy; Q2 sales volumes grew about 24% year over year, supported by strong demand recovery across many end-use markets; sees 3q sales volume +21% to +23%; expect that aggregate input and logistics costs will be sequentially higher in q3, compared to q2 Steel Dynamics ($STLD) 2Q EPS $3.32 vs est. $3.42 on sales $4.5B vs est. $4.22B, qtrly steel and fabrication shipments of $2.9Mm tons and $189,000 tons, respectively; says continue to see strong steel demand coupled with extremely low customer steel inventories; auto sector remains strong despite chip shortages; believes 3Q earnings could represent another record performance SPX Flow ($FLOW) confirmed its Board of Directors previously received and rejected an unsolicited, conditional, non-binding proposal from Ingersoll Rand Inc. ($IR) to acquire all outstanding shares of SPX Flow common stock for $85.00 per share in cash Vale ($VALE) produced less iron ore than expected during Q2 saying Q2 iron ore output rose 11.3% Q/Q to 75.7M metric tons and climbed 12% Y/Y, but the analyst consensus estimate called for ~78M mt.; Q2 production of iron ore pellets jumped 27.4% Q/Q to 8M metric tons and 13.3% from the year-earlier quarter Financials ($KEY) 2Q EPS $0.72 vs est. $0.54, NII $1.0B vs est. $1.0B, qtrly return on avg tangible common equity 22.3%; says will evaluate an increase to common stock dividend in 4Q, announced new common share repurchase authorization of up to $1.5B Silvergate Capital ($SI) Q2 EPS 80c vs. est. 51c; Q2 deposits $11.4B, an increase of $4.4B, or 62.4%, from Q1, and an increase of $9.7B or 580.6%, from last year Signature Bank ($SBNY) Q2 EPS $3.57 vs. est. $3.14; Q2 CET1 capital ratio 10.03%, Q2 net charge-off .12% and Q2 book value per share $106.24; Q2 net interest income for 2021 q2 was $457.2 mln, an increase of $70.1 mln Synovus ($SNV) Q2 adj EPS $1.20 vs. est. $1.04; Q2 core transaction deposits increased $702.4M or 2% sequentially; Q2 provision for credit losses of $24.6M; qtrly net interest income of $381.9 mln increased $8.0 mln sequentially Synchrony ($SYF) Q2 EPS $2.12 vs. est. $1.39; Q2 book value per share $23.48, Q2 CET1 capital ratio 17.8% and Q2 net charge-offs 3.57%; qtrly net interest income decreased $84 million, or 2%, to $3.3 billion Cryptocurrency-exposed stocks fall in premarket trading after the selloff in Bitcoin accelerated and pushed the token below $30,000 for the first time in around a month, down over 3% at $29,600 while Ethereum prices fall over 4% to $1,750 (shares of $MARA, $RIOT, $MSTR lower) BCB Bancorp ($BCBC) 2Q EPS $0.45 vs. est. $0.40, NII $24.1Mm vs. est. $23.7Mm; increases qtrly dividend to $0.16/share Chubb Limited ($CB) announced its Board of Directors has authorized a new one-time incremental share repurchase program of up to $5 billion through June 30, 2022 Equity LifeStyle Properties ($ELS) 2Q adj FFO $0.61 vs est. $0.55; revs $156.2Mm vs est. $158.8Mm; sees Q3 FFO $0.59-$0.65 and year $2.42-$2.52 vs. est. $0.65 and $2.40 respectively FB Financial ($FBK) 2Q adj EPS $0.88 vs est. $0.75; NII on tax-equivalent basis $87.3Mm vs est. $83.8Mm FNB Corp. ($FNB) Q2 EPS $0.31 vs. est. $0.29; Q2 revs 4308M vs. est. $305.7M; Q2 net interest income ($NII) $227.9M; Total average deposits grew $3.2 billion, or 11.9%, led by increases in average non-interest-bearing deposits of $1.9 billion, or 23.5% PacWest Bancorp. ($PACW) Q2 EPS $1.52 vs. est. $0.97; Q2 net interest income $270.1M vs. $264.6M in Q1 ServisFirst Bancshares (SFBS) 2Q EPS $0.92 vs. est. $0.93, total loans grew $517.3 ex impact of PPP, deposits +17% yr/yr Wintrust Financial ($WTFC) Q2 EPS $1.70 vs. est. $1.59; Q2 net interest income $279.6M vs. $263.1MM last year; Q2 net interest margin 2.62% vs. 2.73% last year Zion Bancorp ($ZION) 2Q EPS $2.08 vs est. $1.29, CET1 ratio 11.3% vs 10.2% at beginning of pandemic; released more than $120Mm of allowance for credit losses Healthcare Ardelyx ($ARDX) shares tumble 75%; received a letter from the FDA on July 13 stating that, as part of its ongoing review of the co’s New Drug Application for the control of serum phosphorus in adult patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis, the FDA has identified deficiencies that preclude discussion of labeling and post-marketing requirements/commitments at this time Cytokinetics ($CYTK) announces $200M common stock offering Thousands of opioid-crisis lawsuits filed against major drugmakers and distributors are nearing a conclusion, with the outlines of a $26 billion deal between states and four companies expected to be announced this week and a $1 billion settlement to resolve some of New York’s claims likely on Tuesday, Dow Jones reported. Drug distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp. ($ABC), Cardinal Health Inc. ($CAH) and McKesson Corp. ($MCK) and Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) have been negotiating the $26 billion settlement for more than two years HCW Biologics ($HCWB) 7M share IPO priced at $8.00 PLx Pharma ($PLXLP) rises after saying Vazalore, a liquid-filled aspirin capsule, will be available in over 8,000 Walgreens (WBA) stores across U.S. in August Regeneron ($REGN) announced that Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, or MHLW, has approved Regeneron’s casirivimab and imdevimab antibody cocktail to treat patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 Technology, Media & Telecom IBM Corp. ($IBM) Q2 operating $2.33 vs. est. $2.29; Q2 revs $18.75B vs. est. $18.29B; Q2 cloud & cognitive software revs up 6% to $6.1B, Q2 Global Business revenue $4.3B, up 11.6% and Q2 Global Technology Services revenue $6.3B, up 0.4%; GAAP gross profit margin of 48.0%, flat; said it sees FY revenue to grow based on mid-July 2021 foreign exchange rates and continues to expect adjusted free cash flow of $11 billion to $12 billion in 2021 Omnicom ($OMC) 2Q EPS $1.60 vs est. $1.38 on revs $3.57B vs est. $3.38B (organic +24.4%); says experienced improvement in biz in 2Q, op mgn 15.9% vs est. 14.3% Rapid7, Inc. ($RPD) acquired IntSights Cyber Intelligence Ltd., a leader in contextualized external threat intelligence and proactive threat remediation for approximately $335 million in cash and stock; RPD sees revs and adj EPS above high end of prior guidance
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Monday, July 19, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -358.00 1.04% 34,206 S&P 500 -32.25 0.74% 4,286 Nasdaq -55.50 0.38% 14,615 U.S. stock markets are looking lower as S&P futures fall -0.7% as rising Covid case rates and recent technology underperformance weigh on risk sentiment. In Asian markets, the Hang Seng falls as much as 2.2%, the Nikkei drops 1.4% and the Shanghai Composite slips -0.3%. In Europe, the rise of the rapidly-spreading Delta variant is threatening to derail many efforts towards a full economic reopening as worsening outbreaks continue to cloud the once-promising outlook. The German DAX is down 2% (over 300 points) to 15,225, while the FTSE 100 drops 2% to 6,870. The Dollar Index (DXY) rises for third day while yen strengthens below 110/USD amid risk aversion. The Aussie dollar falls to seven-month low and AUD 10-year yield drops after Victoria extends lockdown and Sydney again tightens restrictions amid worsening delta outbreak. Oil drops over -2.5% as WTI crude slips below the $70 per barrel level after OPEC and its allies struck a deal to inject more oil into the global economy. Treasury 10-year yield eases to 1.25% as relentless bond rally continues. Stocks finished lower Friday after surging inflation led to an unexpected decline in U.S. consumer sentiment in early July. For the week, the Dow fell 0.5%, the S&P 500 declined 1% and the Nasdaq dropped 1.9%. Stocks snapped their three-week losing streak with sharp declines on Friday, with defensive stocks leading the weekly gains with utilities, staples and REITs (reached a record high), while energy got slammed down over 7%, followed by a drop in discretionary and materials. In corporate news this weekend, Zoom Media ($ZM) announced a +$14B acquisition of Five9 Inc. ($FIVN) in the software space on Sunday ahead of a busy week of earnings. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index dropped -32.87 points, or 0.75%, to 4,327.16 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -299.15 points, or 0.86%, to 34,687.85 The Nasdaq Composite slumped-115.86 points, or 0.80%, to 14,427.24 The Russell 2000 Index declined -27.05 points, or 1.24% to 2,163.24 Events Calendar for Today 10:00 AM ET NAHB Housing Market Index for July Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: AN, BMRC, CALM, GNTY, PLD, TSCO Earnings After the Close: CCK, ELS, EQBK, FBK, FNB, IBM, JBHT, PACW, PPG, STLD, WTFC, ZION Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -2.04 69.77 Brent -1.99 71.60 Gold -9.00 1,803.05 EUR/USD -0.0032 1.1774 JPY/USD -0.30 109.77 10-Year Note -0.041 1.250% World News S. TIC report: foreigners bought a net total $105.3 B in assets in May, after purchases of $100.1 B (was $101.2 B) in April. But net long-term data showed sales of -$30.2 B in May after purchases of $100.7 B in April. Of those long-term flows, -$93.4 B in Treasury coupons were liquidated, while $37.8 B in agencies was purchased, along with $17.3 B in corporate bonds OPEC and its allies struck a deal that allows for monthly supply hikes of 400k b/d until the end of 2021, putting the group back in control of the crude market. Starting in August, they’ll pump out an extra 400K barrels a day through the end of 2022, restoring all the cuts they made at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. UAE will have a new baseline of 3.5m bpd, Iraq/Kuwait baselines will increase by 150k bpd each, Saudi/Russian baselines will be adjusted to 11.5m bpd Sector News Breakdown Consumer Academy Sports and Outdoors ($ASO) is more than a pandemic play, according to Barron’s saying interest in health and wellness has been enduring, and the company’s manageable debt level will allow it to open more brick-and-mortar stores Cal-Maine Foods ($CALM) Q4 EPS loss (-$0.09) below the $0.18 estimate; reports Q4 revenue $349.8M vs. est. $404.67M; average sales price for shell eggs was $1.32 per dozen for q4 compared with $1.58 per dozen for same period last year; said expect to see further volatility in market prices for our primary feed ingredients Cruise operators Carnival Corp ($CCL), Royal Caribbean Group ($RCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) fall about 3% each premarket along with a decline in other European travel and leisure stocks on worries that the fast-spreading Delta variant could hamper travel demand and slow the ongoing global economic recovery Veoneer ($VNE) signed an agreement with LiDAR company Baraja to industrialize their Spectrum-Scan LiDAR technology for the next market wave of L2+ through L4 autonomous vehicle applications Energy, Industrials and Materials OPEC+ and its allies, including Russia, agree Sunday to further relax output curbs. Under the deal, announced following a virtual meeting of OPEC+ energy ministers, production will rise by 400,000 barrels a day each month beginning in August and would eventually undo all of the curbs put in place last year Ingersoll Rand Inc. ($IR) has made takeover bids for component maker SPX Flow Inc. ($FLOW) that have so far been rebuffed, according to people familiar with the matter, the WSJ reported on Sunday. IR’s most recent all-cash offer valued SPX Flow in the low-$80s a share, the people said, or around $3.5 billion https://on.wsj.com/3kB1qlt Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services ($ISS) has favored Brookfield Infrastructure Partners’ ($BIP) offer for Inter Pipeline Ltd ($IPPLF) in a blow to a rival bid from Pembina Pipeline Corp ($PMB). During the past week, Brookfield raised its hostile offer for Inter Pipeline to about C$8.58 billion ($6.80 billion). Alcoa ($AA) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman Sachs Financials Interactive Brokers Group ($IBKR) introduces a new simple flat fee structure of a flat 3 EUR or 3 GBP per trade (trades up to 6,000 EUR/GBP in value) for stock trading in Europe Healthcare Amyris ($AMRS), Zymergen ($ZY), Soaring Eagle Acquisition ($SRNG) are the three main stock plays on synthetic biology, which could become a huge market according to Barron’s this weekend Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) is exploring a plan to offload liabilities from widespread Baby Powder litigation into a newly created business that would then seek bankruptcy protection – Reuters Tempest Therapeutics ($TPST) files $250M mixed securities shelf Technology, Media & Telecom Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($ZM) to acquire Five9, Inc. ($FIVN) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $14.7 billion with FIVN holders to receive $200.28 per share; FIVN holders will receive 0.5533 shares of Class A common stock of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. for each share of Five9, Inc. https://on.mktw.net/3xRVVTf SAP AG ($SAP) is moving to cloud, and investors are yet to give company credit, according to Barron’s noting while the transformation will take time, the CEO expects to triple its revenue from the cloud by 2025, and 40% of cloud revenue has been coming from new clients Telefonica SA ($TEF) agreed to sell a stake in its Colombian fiber optic broadband network to KKR & Co. Telefonica will control 40% of the new venture, which will aim to bring high-speed internet access to about 90 cities in the next three years, and KKR the remaining 60%, the carrier said in a statement late Friday. The venture is valued at $500 million Bill Ackman’s blank-check company Pershing Square Tontine Holdings ($PSTH) had dropped a deal to buy 10% of Vivendi’s flagship Universal Music Group after U.S. regulators questioned its stake purchase of Universal Music. DISH ($DISH) signed a transformative, long-term strategic Network Services Agreement (NSA) with AT&T, making AT&T the primary network services partner for DISH MVNO customers
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US Market US closed mostly lower on Friday, led by losses in technology sector stocks. International Business Machines slumped 9.9%, after the company’s fourth quarter revenues missed analysts’ estimates. Intel dropped 9.3%, after the chipmaker’s incoming Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger stated that majority of its 2023 products would be made in-house rather than outsourced. Huntington Bancshares declined 4.6%, after reporting less than expected profit in the fourth quarter. PPG Industries fell 4.0%, despite reporting upbeat results in the fourth quarter. Ford Motor slid 0.1%, following news that the company is recalling 2.7 million vehicles in the US for an airbag-related issue. On the flipside, Sierra Wireless surged 16.9%. The company announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Kent Thexton, will retire on 30 June. The S&P 500 slipped 0.3%, to settle at 3,841.5. The DJIA fell 0.6%, to settle at 30,997.0, while the NASDAQ added 0.1%, to close at 13,543.1. .
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US Market US closed mostly higher yesterday, on prospects for additional fiscal stimulus, following the results of the runoff elections in Georgia. AmerisourceBergen jumped 8.6%, after the company announced that it would buy Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Alliance Healthcare business for a consideration of $6.5 billion in cash and stock. Wells Fargo climbed 7.1%, after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency terminated a 2015 consent order related to an anti-money laundering compliance program against the bank. PPG Industries rose 3.2%, after paint maker, Tikkurila accepted the company’s revised takeover offer worth $1.52 billion. Hologic added 2.6%, following news that the company is acquiring cancer test maker, Biotheranostics, for a consideration of $230.0 million. On the flipside, Apple fell 3.4%. The company announced that it paid out 179% of its targeted bonuses for 2020, following a rise in its profits. The S&P 500 gained 0.6%, to settle at 3,748.1. The DJIA rose 1.4%, to settle at 30,829.4, while the NASDAQ shed 0.6%, to close at 12,740.8. .
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US Market US closed genuinely higher yesterday, on prospects for additional fiscal stimulus, following the results of the runoff elections in Georgia. AmerisourceBergen jumped 8.6%, after the company announced that it would buy Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Alliance Healthcare business for a consideration of $6.5 billion in cash and stock. Wells Fargo climbed 7.1%, after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency terminated a 2015 consent order related to an anti-money laundering compliance program against the bank. PPG Industries rose 3.2%, after paint maker, Tikkurila accepted the company’s revised takeover offer worth $1.52 billion. Hologic added 2.6%, following news that the company is acquiring cancer test maker, Biotheranostics, for a consideration of $230.0 million. On the flipside, Apple fell 3.4%. The company announced that it paid out 179% of its targeted bonuses for 2020, following a rise in its profits. The S&P 500 gained 0.6%, to settle at 3,748.1. The DJIA rose 1.4%, to settle at 30,829.4, while the NASDAQ shed 0.6%, to close at 12,740.8. .
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Analyst Actions: UBS Adjusts PPG Industries' Price Target to $161 From $153 on Tikkurila, Ennis-Flint Deals; Buy Rating Kept
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Europe Market Europe finished lower on Friday, amid concerns over rising coronavirus cases and possibilities of tighter restrictions in the region. Tikkurila surged 64.6%, after PPG Industries agreed to acquire the company for €25.0 per share in cash, valuing the company at about €1.1 billion, including the assumption of debt and cash. Novo Nordisk advanced 2.1%, after the pharmaceutical company announced that it submitted a Marketing Authorisation Application to the European Medicines Agency for subcutaneous semaglutide 2.4 mg, a once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue for weight management. EssilorLuxottica rose 0.6%. The company announced that its founder and Executive Chairman, Leonardo Del Vecchio, will voluntarily step back from his executive responsibilities and remain Non-Executive Chairman of the company. The FTSEurofirst 300 index slipped 0.3%, to settle at 1,528.7. The German DAX Xetra fell 0.3%, to settle at 13,630.5, while the French CAC-40 shed 0.4%, to close at 5,527.8.
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PPG Sees Prelim. Q3 EPS $1.90-$1.94 vs $1.44 Est.
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PPG works every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that its customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, it solves its customers' biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, it operates and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $13.8 billion in 2020. It serves customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets.
CEO: Michael McGarry
HQ: 1 Ppg Pl Pittsburgh, 15272-0001 Pennsylvania