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Thursday, August 26, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 8.00 0.02% 35,368 S&P 500 -4.25 0.09% 4,489 Nasdaq -30.50 0.20% 15,334 Another day, and another record high for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite on Wednesday, but overnight futures paint a mixed picture amid a retreat in technology shares and caution ahead of a Federal Reserve gathering that may provide more clues about its approach to paring stimulus. With few negative catalysts to dampen the risk-on sentiment, all three major U.S. indexes crept modestly higher on Tuesday. The S&P 500 was able to notch its 51st record close of the year and the Nasdaq its 30th record closing highs for 2021. With the gains, the SPX and Nasdaq have now both risen 5-straight days (the Dow is on a 4-day win streak) – but volume on U.S. exchanges was just 8.29 billion shares, making it one of the slowest trading days of the year. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index rose 17 points to 27,742, the Shanghai Index fell -38 points to hold just above the 3,500 level and the Hang Seng Index fell -278 points to 25,415. In Europe, the German DAX is down over -100 points to 15,755, while the FTSE 100 fell about -30 points to 7,120. On the calendar today, U.S. Q2 GDP is expected to be revised up to a 6.7% clip versus the disappointing 6.5% pace from the Advance report and weekly jobless claims are expected to be 350K, but focus still remains on tomorrow’s Jackson Hole speech from Fed Chair Powell for clues on the timing of a tapering of monetary stimulus. U.S. Treasury yields rose overnight, with that on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note hitting 1.359% for the first time since Aug. 13. There were a handful of earnings results in the software space moving tech as well with ADSK, SNOW,CRM, SPLK, ESTC all out with results, while in retail, WSM rises on its results. Events Calendar for Today 8:30 AM ET Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Q2-second est. 6.7% 8:30 AM ET GDP Price Deflator Q2-prelim…est. 6.0% 8:30 AM ET GDP Consumer Spending, prelim Q2…est. 8:30 AM ET PCE Prices for Q2-E…prior 6.4% 8:30 AM ET Core PCE prelim Q2-E…est. 6.1% 8:30 AM ET Weekly Jobless Claims…est. 350K 8:30 AM EST Continuing Claims…est. 2.79M 10:30 AM ET Weekly EIA Natural Gas Inventory Data 11:00 AM ET Kansas City Fed Manufacturing, for Aug Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: ANF, BBW, BURL, COTY, DG, DLTR, FLWS, HAIN, LANC, MBUU, MOV, RGS, SAFM, SJM, TITN Earnings After the Close: BILL, $DELL, DOMO, FXLV, GPS, HPQ, LTRX, $MRVL, OLLI, $PTON, RCEL, RPID, VMW, $WDAY Other Key Events: UBS China Telco, Media, Internet Virtual Conference 2021, 8/23-8/27 Piper Sandler MedTech and Diagnostics California Bus Tour (virtual), 8/24-8/26 Jackson Hole 2021 Economic Policy Symposium, 8/26-8/28 Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 9.96 points, or 0.22%, to 4,496.19 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 39.24 points, or 0.11%, to 35,405.50 The Nasdaq Composite edged higher 22.06 points, or 0.15%, to 15,041.86 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 8.36 points, or 0.37% to 2,239.27 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -0.65 67.71 Brent -0.60 71.65 Gold -4.25 1,786.75 EUR/USD -0.0000 1.1772 JPY/USD 0.11 110.13 10-Year Note +0.005 1.349% Sector News Breakdown Consumer Guess Inc. ($GES) shares fell -6% Q2 EPS $0.91 vs. est. $0.70; Q2 revs $628.6M vs. est. $648.6M; expect revenues in q3 of fiscal 2022 to be slightly negative to flat versus q3 of fiscal 2020; for FY22, assuming no additional covid-related shutdowns past q2, expect revenues to be down mid-single digits versus fiscal 2020; increases share repurchase authorization to $200M; increasing long-term operating margin goal to 12% and adjusted earnings per share to $3.50 by fiscal 2024 Ulta ($ULTA) Q2 EPS $4.56 vs est. $2.42 on net sales $1.97B vs est. $1.76B, comp sales +56.3% (+13.1% vs 2Q19) vs est. +44.8%, gross margin 40.6% vs est. 35.9%; raised full-year outlook for EPS to $14.50-$14.70 (est. $12.50) from $11.50-$11.95 and sales to $8.1B-$8.3B (est. $7.92B) from $7.7B-$7.8B, comp sales +30-32%; sees 44 new net stores in FY21 William Sonoma ($WSM) shares rise 12%; announces a 20% quarterly dividend increase and a new $1.25 billion stock repurchase; Q2 adj EPS $3.24 vs est. $2.61 on revenue $1.95B vs est. $1.49B, quarterly comp brand revenue growth +29.8%; now sees full-year net revenue growth in high-teens to low-20s from low-double digit to mid-teens; for long-term, company is planning net rev growth mid-to-high single digits with accelerated path to $10B in net rev over next 4 years XPeng (XPEV) reports Q2 deliveries growth of 439% Y/Y and 30.4% Q/Q to 17,398 units; P7 deliveries rose 44.5% Q/Q to 11,522 units, of which 97% can support XPILOT 2.5 or XPILOT 3.0; revenues from vehicle sales increased 562.4% to $555.1M, mainly due to higher vehicle delivery, especially for the P7 Energy, Industrials and Materials ABM Industries ($ABM) announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Able Services, a facilities services company headquartered in San Francisco, in a cash transaction valued at $830M Raven ($RAVN) Q2 EPS $0.19 vs. est. $0.17; Q2 revs $114.4M vs. est. $103.5M. Transocean Ltd. ($RIG) announced that BOE Exploration & Production LLC awarded Transocean a $252 million firm contract for its newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship, the Deepwater Atlas Financials SelectQuote ($SLQT) shares tumble as Q4 EPS $0.02 vs. est. $0.04; Q4 revs $188.4M vs. est. $184.9M; Q4 Adjusted EBITDA of $21.3M, down 47% YoY Bitcoin prices are tumbling as the largest cryptocurrency fell as much as 4.4% Thursday to $46,588, with other tokens including Ether retreating as well, paring Bitcoin’s rally since a July low to some 60% (after topping the $50K level for the first time in 3-months on Monday) Healthcare Becton Dickinson’s ($BDX) BD Veritor At-Home COVID-19 Test has received an Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA, the first at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen test to use computer vision technology in a smartphone to interpret and provide a digital display of testing results BioCryst ($BCRX) announced that the new drug submission for Orladeyo has been accepted for review by Health Canada for the prevention of recurrent attacks in patients with hereditary angioedema, or HAE, 12 years and older Exelixis ($EXEL) announces partner Takeda and ono receive approval in Japan for Cabometyx® (cabozantinib) in combination with Opdivo® (nivolumab) for treatment of unresectable or metastatic renal cell carcinoma Lannett ($LCI) Q4 adj EPS loss (-$0.19) vs. est. loss (-$0.12); Q4 revs $106M vs. est. $110.63M; sees FY22 revenue $400M-$440M vs. est. $472.06M; sees FY22 adjusted EBITDA $40M-$55M RenovoRx ($RNXT)85M share IPO priced at $9.00 Software Autodesk ($ADSK) shares fell -6%; Q2 adj EPS $1.21 vs. est. $1.13; Q2 revs $1.06B vs. est. $1.05B; sees Q3 adj EPS $1.22-$1.28 vs. est. $1.26; sees Q3 revenue $1.11B-$1.125B vs. est. $1.11B; Q2 Total billings increased 29% to $1,015B Box Inc. (BOX) Q2 EPS $0.21 vs. est. $0.18; Q2 revs $214.5M vs. est. $212.45M; Non-GAAP operating margin was 21%, a point better than projected earlier in the month; Remaining performance obligations, a measure of work contracted for but not yet delivered, was up 27%, to $922.4 million. Free cash flow was $29.8 million, up from $13.3 million in the year-earlier quarter; sees Q3 EPS 20c-21c vs. est. 20c; sees Q3 revenue $218M-$219M vs. est. $216.6M Elastic NV ($ESTC) Q1 EPS $0.04 vs. est. loss (-$0.10); Q1 revs $193.1M vs. est. $173.17M; Q1 Cloud revs up 89% YoY to $61.5M, or 85% on a constant currency basis; Q1 Calculated billings up 27% YoY to $165.0M, or 23% on a constant currency basis; Q1 deferred revenue was $364.4M, an increase of 31% YoY; Q1 total subscription customer count was over 16,000, compared to over 15,000 in Q4 FY21; sees FY22 EPS loss (67c) to (57c) vs. est. loss (50c); sees FY22 revs $808M-$814M vs. est. $789.1M com ($CRM) Q2 EPS $1.48 vs. est. $0.92; Q2 revs $6.34B vs. est. $6.24B; reports remaining performance obligation ended Q2 at approximately $36.2B, an increase of 18% YoY; current remaining performance obligation ended Q2 at approximately $18.7B, an increase of 23% YoY, 23% in constant currency; sees Q3 EPS $0.91-$0.92 vs. est. $0.81; sees Q3 revs $6.78B-$6.79B vs. est. $6.66B Snowflake ($SNOW) Q2 EPS ($0.64) vs est. ($0.15) on revenue $272.2M vs est. $256.5M; sees Q3 revenue $280M-$285M vs est. $292/3M, FY revenue $1.06B-$1.07B vs est. $1.11B; company now has 4,990 total customers and 116 with trailing 12-month product revenue above $1M Splunk ($SPLK) Q2 EPS loss (-$2.34) vs. est. loss (-$0.69); Q2 revs $606M vs. est. $562.8M; Q2 Cloud ARR was $976M, up 72% YoY while total ARR was $2.63B, up 37% YoY; reported 234 customers with cloud ARR greater than $1M, up 100% YoY; sees Q3 revs $625M-$650M vs. est. $635.4Ml sees FY revs $2.53B-$2.6B vs. est. $2.53B Zuora Inc. ($ZUO) Q2 Non-GAAP EPS loss (-$0.04), in-line with estimates; Q2 revs $86.5M vs. est. $83.4M; sees Q3 subscription revs $71m-$72M and total revs $86M-$87M vs. est. $85.4M; sees FY revs $340M-$342M vs. est. $338.2M; sees year EPS loss (13c-11c) vs. est. (9c) Technology NetApp Inc. ($NTAP) Q1 EPS $1.15 vs. est. $0.95; Q1 revs $1.46B vs. est. $1.43B; sees Q2 EPS $1.14-$1.24 vs. est. $1.13; sees Q2 revenue $1.49B-$1.59B vs. est. $1.52B; 1Q Product Rev Grew 16% YoY to $730M and Q1 Billings Increased 20% YoY to $1.38B Pure Storage ($PSTG) Q2 non-GAAP EPS $0.06 vs. est. $0.05; Q2 revs $496.8M vs. est. $469.48M; sees Q3 revs $530M vs. est. $495.15M; sees FY22 revenue $2.04B vs. est. $1.96B; sees FY22 non-GAAP operating income $150M; Q2 Subscription services revenue $171.9 million, up 31% year-over-year; Q2 GAAP gross margin 68.4%; non-GAAP gross margin 70.5% ON Semiconductor ($ON) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire GTAT for $415M in cash Analog Devices ($ADI) increases share repurchase authorization by $8.5 billion to approximately $10 billion Joyy Inc. ($YY) +7% after Reuters reported its two top shareholders, Chairman David Li and Xiaomi founder Lei Jun, aim to take the Chinese social media company private in a deal that may value it at up to $8B https://reut.rs/3DnlazS
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Monday, August 9, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -110.00 0.32% 34,979 S&P 500 -8.25 0.19% 4,421 Nasdaq 10.50 0.07% 15,106 Stock futures traded mostly lower Monday as investors increased bets the Federal Reserve would pull back on stimulus following a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report last week. Stocks closed higher on Friday, adding to its string of weekly advances as the S&P 500 index hits its 44th record high after a strong monthly jobs report fuels a further rotation into riskier assets. The U.S. economy added 943,000 jobs in July as hiring surged and employers raised wages to lure workers. It marked the second straight month of impressive growth. For the week, unofficially, the S&P rose 0.94%, the Dow added 0.78%, and the Nasdaq gained 1.11%. U.S. Treasury yields rose Friday after the jobs report, rising 8.7 bps at 1.3036%, its highest of the day, as equity indexes closed at record highs (back down at 1.28%). The financial sector saw its biggest daily percentage gain since July 20, while materials scored their best day in nearly a month as consumer discretionary stocks lagged. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index gained 91 points to 27,820, the Shanghai Index rises 36 points (over 1%) to 3,494, the Hang Seng Index jumps 104 points to 26,283. In Europe, the German DAX is down -30 points to 15,730, while the FTSE 100 is down about -25 points, dipping just below 7,100. Bitcoin prices are higher by over 5% to $45,000 while Ethereum prices extend last week gains, also up over 5% topping $3,000. Oil prices looking lower again as WTI Crude slips 3.75% or over $2.50 to $65.70 (lowest levels since June) as worries about the COVID Delta variant’s impact on global growth increase. Goldman Sachs cut its forecast for China Q3 and full-year GDP, but does expect the government to bring the outbreak under control in about a month. Also, China’s crude imports slipped to the lowest since May last month after operations were halted at key ports on the east coast due to a typhoon. The nation imported 41.24 metric tons of crude in July, according to data. Gold prices slide $22 or over 1$ at $1,742.00 an ounce – but well-off overnight lows after plunging just below $1,700 an ounce Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 7.42 points, or 0.17%, to 4,436.52 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 144.26 points, or 0.41%, to 35,208.51 The Nasdaq Composite declined -59.36 points, or 0.40%, to 14,835.76 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 11.75 points, or 0.53% to 2,247.76 Events Calendar for Today 10:00 AM EST JOLTs Job Openings for June Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: AGEN, AMRX, APD, AVYA, AXSM, BALY, BFLY, BHV, CEVA, CRNC, DISH, DRNA, DS, EBIX, ELAN, ENR, EPZM, HE, III, ITCI, JOUT, KOS, LINC, MPAA, RDNT, SCPL, SGMS, SNDX, TGNA, TSN, TTD, USFD, VTRS, WHF, WKHS Earnings After the Close: ACM, ADMS, AMC, APEI, APPF, APPS, ASUR, AVD, BCEI, BRP, CABO, CARA, CBT, CCXI, CF, CMBM, CMP, CSTL, CXW, DDD, DOOR, ELY, ETH, EVBG, FGEN, FSK, FTK, GBDC, GOOD, HALO, IIIV, IIN, INO, IPAR, LOTZ, MESA, MODN, MYO, NCMI, NHI, OMER, OSH, OUST, PEN, PLNT, PRPL, QLYS, REAL, REI, RETA, RPAY, SAIL, SENS, SNCR, STE, SWAV, TALK, TPTX, VUZI, WES, ZIOP Other Key Events: BTIG Biotechnology Conference 2021 (virtual), 8/9-8/10 Cowen Annual Communications Infrastructure Hybrid Summit, 8/9-8/12 Cowen 9th Annual Internet & Media Bus Tour (virtual), 8/9-8/13 KeyBanc Capital Markets Technology Leadership Virtual Forum, 8/9-8/12 Needham 10th Annual Industrial Technologies 1:1 Conference (virtual), 8/6-8/9 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -2.60 65.68 Brent -2.53 68.17 Gold -22.00 1,741.00 EUR/USD -0.0006 1.1756 JPY/USD -0.08 110.17 10-Year Note -0.008 1.28% World News China’s export growth slowed in July, adding to concerns the economy’s recovery will face fresh pressure in the second half of the year. Exports grew 19.3% in dollar terms in July from a year earlier, while imports rose 28.1%, the customs administration said Saturday. That left a trade surplus of $56.58 billion for the month. Sector News Breakdown Consumer Sanderson Farms ($SAFM) is said close to a deal to sell itself to Cargill and Continental Grain for about $4.5B. The deal, which could be announced as soon as tomorrow, is expected to value Sanderson Farms (SAFM) at $203 per share – WSJ https://on.wsj.com/3yAS4dD Philip Morris ($PM) has raised its bid for British drugmaker Vectura ($VEGPF) to 165 pence, or $2.29, per share, according to Reuters, citing the tobacco company. Tesla ($TSLA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies and up tgt to $850 from $700 as sees higher global battery electric demand, more battery and assembly capacity coming on stream, a broader and mix-accretive model line-up with more Model Ys and the new S and no legacy issues to contend with Conagra Brands ($CAG) files automatic mixed securities shelf Spectrum Brands Holdings ($SPB) mentioned positively in Barron’s, calling it an undervalued stock that lets investors bet on multiple Covid-era trends at once. It has the defensive characteristics of a consumer- staples brand and its debt problems appear to be easing. Ross Stores ($ROST) and WW Int’l ($WW) will benefit from shoppers buying new wardrobes and getting back in shape for a return to the office according to Barron’s. Starbucks ($SBUX) and Ruth’s Hospitality Group ($RUTH) fell on delta concerns, but both have seen sales momentum as cities reopen ManpowerGroup ($MAN) announces new stock repurchase program for up to 4M shares Haverty’s ($HVT) announces new $25M stock repurchase program Energy Oil prices looking lower as WTI Crude slips 3.75% or over $2.50 to $65.70 (lowest levels since June) as worries about the COVID Delta variant’s impact on global growth increase. Goldman Sachs cut its forecast for China Q3 and full-year GDP, but does expect the government to bring the outbreak under control in about a month. Also, China’s crude imports slipped to the lowest since May last month after operations were halted at key ports on the east coast due to a typhoon. The nation imported 41.24 metric tons of crude in July, according to data. Saudi Aramco made net profit of 95.5 billion riyals ($25.5 billion) in the second quarter, the highest level since the end of 2018. Free cash flow rose to $22.6 billion Financials Berkshire Hathaway Inc. ($BRKA) said Q2 net earnings rose 7%, boosted by improved results for its railroad, utilities and energy companies. Operating earnings, which exclude some investment results, rose to $6.7B from $5.5B in the year prior. Profits increased within the company’s rail-road, utilities and energy divisions but declined at the company’s vast insurance operations Hudson Pacific Properties ($HPP), a real estate investment trust that leases space in West Los Angeles, could gain on bets its Hollywood producer and plastic surgeon tenants won’t give up their offices according to Barron’s. Boston Properties ($BXP) was also recommended for its exposure to the thriving health care and tech sectors in Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. DiamondRock ($DRH) files automatic mixed securities shelf Healthcare Exact Sciences ($EXAS) has approached Invitae ($NVTA) about a possible merger, Bloomberg reported late Friday while saying the companies are not in active talks, and if a deal materializes, it could be an all-stock deal with a low premium https://bit.ly/37wMxch Eton Pharmaceuticals’ ($ETON) antiepileptic topiramate oral solution FDA action date has been delayed three months to November 6, 2021, according to an SEC filing after a decision was expected on Friday. Lexicon ($LXRX) files $200M mixed securities shelf Epizyme Inc. ($EPZM) rises after announcing a deal with Hutchmed China to develop Tazverik, a medicine used to treat certain patients with epithelioid sarcoma and others with follicular lymphoma Elanco ($ELAN) Q2 adj EPS $0.28 vs. rest. $0.26; Q2 revs $1.28B vs. est. $1.23B; sees Q3 adj EPS $0.15-$0.19 vs. est. $0.20; sees Q3 revs $1.075B-$1.1B vs. est. $1.09B Industrials & Materials HVAC stocks Carrier Global ($CARR), Lennox International ($LII), Trane Technologies ($TT), and Johnson Controls International ($JCI)-have all reported strong calendar Q2 earnings and are up an average of more than 40% this year, according to Barron’s. Article notes the HVAC business is rapidly becoming one of the most consistent end markets in the industrial universe, and it’s also becoming an important ESG play Air Products ($APD) Q3 adj EPS $2.31 vs. est. $2.36; Q3 revs $2.6B vs. est. $2.49B; sees Q4 adj EPS $2.44-$2.54 vs. est. $2.51; narrows FY21 adj EPS view to $8.95-$9.05 from $8.95-$9.10 (est. $9.07); sees 2021 cap-ex spending of about $2.5B Barrick Gold ($GOLD) Q2 adj EPS $0.29 vs. est. $0.28; Q2 revs $2.89B vs. est. $3.06B Technology, Media & Telecom Dish ($DISH) Q2 EPS $1.06 vs. est. $0.89; Q2 revs $4.49B vs. est. $4.43B; Q2 Net Pay-TV subscribers decreased approximately 67,000, compared to a net decrease of approximately 96,000 in the year-ago quarter; closed the quarter with 10.99M Pay-TV subscribers, including 8.55M DISH TV subscribers and 2.44M SLING TV subscribers Nokia ($NOK) could continue to rally (after rising 56% YTD) according to Barron’s as it recovers from a period of underperformance. It will benefit from telecom operators upgrading their equipment to support 5G and the work- at-home trend. It’s also a meme stock favored by retail investors. Corporate tech spending is forecast to rise again, and two stocks to benefit from the trend are Microsoft ($MSFT) and Cisco Systems ($CSCO), according to Barron’s. LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft, could get a boost from increased worker mobility and job listings. Evercore ISI analyst Amit Daryanani sees a path for Cisco to reach $100 per share TikTok owner ByteDance Ltd. is reviving plans to list in Hong Kong by early next year even as Chinese authorities widen their crackdown on the country’s technology companies, the Financial Times reported
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/*============================================= = Tuesday, June 22, 2021 = =============================================*/ Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -15.00 0.04% 33,746 S&P 500 -2.25 0.05% 4,211 Nasdaq -4.50 0.03% 14,126 U.S. stock futures are looking flat to down slightly ahead of testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, who is expected to tell Congress the economy has shown “sustained improvement” but that the recovery has accelerated inflation – similar comments from last week’s FOMC meeting results. Stocks surged on Monday as the Dow completed its strongest session in over three months as investors piled back in to cyclical stocks as energy, transports, industrials and financials outperformed. The small-cap Russell 2000 and the Dow Jones Transports Average, barometers of economic health, both jumped about 2%. The gains were a sharp reversal from last week, when the Fed’s hawkish signals on monetary policy sparked a round of profit taking that wiped out value stocks’ lead over growth this month and triggered the worst weekly performance for the Dow and the S&P 500 in months. All 11 S&P 500 sector indexes rose on Monday led by energy jumping 4.3% followed by financials up 2.4%. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index jumped 873 points to 28,884, the Shanghai Index gained 28 points to 3,557, and the Hang Seng Index declined -179 points to settle at 28,309. In Europe, the German DAX is down about -10 points to 15,590, while the FTSE 100 is up around 20 points to 7,080. Bitcoin fell as much as 4.3% Tuesday to $31,171 after People’s Bank of China reiterated its ban on crypto services on Monday, while the rest of the crypto space also declines. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index jumped 58.34 points, or 1.40%, to 4,224.79 The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 586.89 points, or 1.76%, to 33,876.97 The Nasdaq Composite climbed 111.10 points, or 0.79%, to 14,141.48 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 48.35 points, or 2.16% to 2,286.09 Events Calendar for Today 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 10:00 AM ET Existing Home Sales MoM for May…est. 5.72M 10:00 AM ET Richmond Fed Index for June…prior reading 18 4:30 PM ET API Weekly Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: $KFY, $JRSH Earnings After the Close: none Other Key Events: Goldman Sachs 17th Business Services, Transport & Leisure Conference (virtual), 6/21-6/23 Raymond James Human Health Innovation Conference (virtual), 6/21-6/23 Roth London Conference (virtual), 6/21-6/23 Jefferies Consumer Conference (virtual), 6/22-6/23 JPMorgan 2021 Energy, Power & Renewables Conference (virtual), 6/22-6/23 JPMorgan Payment & FinTech Forum (virtual), 6/23-6/24 Sidoti Investor Conference (virtual), 6/23-6/24 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -0.49 73.17 Brent -0.39 74.51 Gold 1.30 1,784.20 EUR/USD -0.0026 1.1893 JPY/USD 0.12 110.39 10-Year Note -0.013 1.472% Sector News Breakdown Consumer Sanderson Farms Inc. ($SAFM) is exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the matter, as demand for chicken products rises, the WSJ reported late yesterday. Sanderson Farms has tapped Centerview Partners for advice on the potential sale and has attracted interest from suitors including agricultural investment firm Continental Grain Co., which owns a smaller chicken processor https://on.wsj.com/3gKGhmH Shoe Carnival ($SCVL) announces a two-for-one stock split; guides year EPS above $6.00 vs. est. 45.34 and year sales above $1.15B vs. est. $1.13B Nikola ($NKLA) registers 18M shares for shareholder Tumim Stone Capital at $16.33 for a total value of $294M (recall on 6/14: NKLA announced purchase agreement w Tumim Stone Cap to buy up to $300M in NKLA shares) P&O Cruises, a part of Carnival Corporation ($CCL) unveils re-start plan for the remainder of 2021 and early 2022. Energy, Industrials and Materials OPEC+ is discussing a further easing of oil output cuts from August as oil prices rise on demand recovery, but no decision had been taken yet on the exact volume to bring back to the market, two OPEC+ sources said, Reuters reported. OPEC+ is returning 2.1 million (bpd) to the market from May through July as part of a plan to gradually unwind last year’s record oil output curbs Russian producers see August as a good time to further ease oil output cuts despite the expected return of Iranian oil to the market as the market is in deficit, an industry source told Reuters According to a report from Politico, the Biden administration is considering barring imports of polysilicon from Xinjiang, China, which produces about 45% of the world’s supply of solar-grade polysilicon. A ban could also undermine Biden’s aggressive goal of placing the U.S. on a path to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the power grid by 2035 (watch shares of JKS and DQ on the reports) Alaska Air Group Inc. (A$LK) increases in expected q2 cash flow from ops are primarily driven by ongoing strength in demand for travel dates across Q2, Q3; sees Q2 total revenue % change of down about 33% to 35%; sees Q2 cash flow from operations about $650M-$750M Sonoco ($SON) implementing price a $50 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard in United States and Canada Nutrien ($NTR) raises 1H21 adjusted EPS view to $2.30-$2.50 from $2.00-$2.20 saying they expect the midpoints of both 2021 adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EPS guidance to be above the top end of the ranges previously provided at the time of our first quarter results Full Truck Alliance ($YMM)5M share IPO priced at $19.00 Torchlight Energy ($TRCH) discloses it upsized its stock offering to $250M from the $100M it planned previously. Financials Bitcoin investment products and funds posted their sixth consecutive week of outflows, according to data from digital asset manager CoinShares. Last week, bitcoin outflows totaled $89 million. For the year, bitcoin outflows hit $487 million, or 1.6% of assets under management, data showed. The crypto sector as a whole saw a third consecutive week of outflows amounting to $79 million last week– Reuters Focus Financial ($FOCS)42M share Spot Secondary priced at $50.30 UDR ($UDR) prices 6.1M share offering at $49.38 per share Welltower ($WELL) to acquire holiday retirement’s 86-property seniors housing portfolio for $1.58 billion in conjunction with Atria’s acquisition of holiday Healthcare Cassava Sciences ($SAVA) selects clinical research organization for phase 3 clinical program in Alzheimer’s disease; consistent with previous guidance, cassava sciences plans to initiate phase 3 program in second half of 2021 NextGen Healthcare ($NXGN) affirmed its outlook for fiscal year 2022 seeing revenue between $574 and $584 million, and non-GAAP earnings per share range between $0.89 and $0.95; said NextGen® Enterprise Spring ‘21 platform rollout, which is experiencing positive early momentum, will not be impacted by the leadership transition. Fennec Pharmaceuticals ($FENC) rises after the FDA has accepted for filing the resubmission of its New Drug Application (NDA) for PEDMARK for the prevention of ototoxicity Technology, Media & Telecom The European Commission has opened a fresh probe into Google ($GOOG, $GOOGL) to determine whether the company abused its role in the ad technology sector MicroVision ($MVSN) announces $140M at-the-market equity offering
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/*============================================= = MORNING UPDATE - Thursday 05/27/21 = =============================================*/ Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -9.00 0.03% 34,271 S&P 500 -8.25 0.20% 4,184 Nasdaq -54.50 0.40% 13,646 Stock futures are edging slightly lower ahead of a busy morning of economic data, as investors await monthly GDP (2nd estimate for Q1 with estimate about 6.4% – in-line with prior reading), jobless claims data, durable goods and pending home sales. The narrative remains the same day after day as the U.S. economy continues to show improvement/rebound from pandemic lows, which has raised concerns over rising inflation and fears the Fed could pull back on its asset purchases/monetary policy – but most official have said over the last week they don’t feel it will be necessary to change course since rising price pressures likely will just be transitory. Market fears remain non-existent again as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) comes into the day below the 18 level (was above 27 just over a week ago). In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index fell -93 points to 28,549, the Shanghai Index rose 15 points to 3,608 and the Hang Seng Index fell -52 points to 29,113. In Europe, the German DAX is down over 40 points to 15,400, while the FTSE 100 is down a few points to 7,015. Stocks edged higher on Wednesday, with the SmallCap Russell 2000 index leading (up nearly 2%), and the tech heavy Nasdaq Composite, as markets were once again spurred by further reassuring talk from Federal Reserve officials that spiking inflation will be “transitory” with Treasury yields remaining lower. Fed Vice Chair Randal Quarles was the latest Fed official to ease worries about inflation. Outside of SmallCap and tech, momentum related sectors fueled the rally with social media “meme” stocks surging ($GME, $AMC, $EXPR, $KOSS), along with electric vehicle names and Bitcoin leveraged stocks. Events Calendar for Today 8:30 AM EST Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Q1 (2nd) …est. 6.5% 8:30 AM EST GDP Price Deflator Q1 (2nd) …est. 4.1% 8:30 AM EST GDP Consumer Spending for Q1 (2nd) 8:30 AM EST Core PCE Prices for Q1…est. 2.3% 8:30 AM EST PCE Prices Prelim for Q1 8:30 AM EST Weekly Jobless Claims…est. 425K 8:30 AM EST Continuing Claims…est. 3.68M 8:30 AM EST Durable Goods for April…est. 0.7% 8:30 AM EST Durable Goods Ex Transports for April…est. 0.8% 10:00 AM EST Pending Home Sales MoM for April…est. 0.8% 10:30 AM ET Weekly EIA Natural Gas Inventory Data 11:00 AM EST Kansas City Fed Manufacturing for May Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: $AMWD, $BBY, $BURL, $DG, $DLTR, $DXLG, $GCO, $HLNE, $MOV, $PLAN, $SAFM, $TITN Earnings After the Close: $ADSK, $BOX, $COST, $CRM, $DELL, $DOMO, $GPQ, $HPQ, $KRT, $LGF.A, $OLLI, $ULTA, $VEEV, $VMX, $YEXT Other Key Events: Goldman Sachs TechNet Conference Asia Pacific 2021 (virtual), 5/24-5/28 Microsoft Build Conference (virtual), 5/25-5/27 New Relic Future Stack Conference (virtual), 5/25-5/27 UBS Global Oil & Gas Conference (virtual), 5/25-5/27 Wolfe Research Transport & Industrials Conference (virtual), 5/25-5/27 Cowen Digital Dining Summit (virtual), 5/27 Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index climbed 7.86 points, or 0.19%, to 4,195.99 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 10.59 points, or 0.03%, to 34,323.05 The Nasdaq Composite jumped 80.82 points, or 0.59%, to 13,738.00 The Russell 2000 Index surged 43.52 points, or 1.97% to 2,249.27 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -0.48 65.73 Brent -0.50 68.37 Gold -1.00 1,895.70 EUR/USD 0.0012 1.2204 JPY/USD 0.02 109.17 10-Year Note +0.012 1.586% Sector News Breakdown Consumer American Eagle ($AEO) 1Q adj EPS $0.48 vs. est. $0.46 on revs $1.03B vs. est. $1.02B, says digital momentum continued with revs +57% (Aerie +158%, AE +20%); total inventory +2% vs 2019 Cavaco Industries ($CVCO) Q4 EPS $2.71 vs. est. $1.92; Q4 revs $306.5M vs. est. $293.79M; home sales order rates improved 50% over last year’s quarter; backlogs increased $131M during the quarter; Designer Brands ($DBI) 1Q adj EPS $0.12 vs. est. ($0.18) on sales $703.2Mm vs. est. $651Mm, comps +52.2% Elf Beauty ($ELF) Q4 adj EPS $0.71 vs. est. $0.10; Q4 sales $92.7M vs .est. $82.4M; sees 2022 adj EPS 64c-67c vs. est. 71c and sees year revs $343M-$350M vs. est. $334.3M; Q4 Selling, general and administrative expenses rose 23% to $57.9M Modine Manufacturing ($MOD) Q4 adj EPS $1.14 vs. est. $0.27; Q4 sales $514.9M vs. est. $493M; sees full-year 2022 YoY sales up 12%-18% William-Sonoma ($WSM) Q1 adj EPS $2.93 vs. est. $1.83; Q1 revs $1.75B vs. est. $1.52B; Q1 comp brand revenue growth accelerated to 40.4%, with all brands accelerating sequentially including West Elm at 50.9%, Pottery Barn at 41.3%, Williams Sonoma at 35.3% and Pottery Barn Kids and Teen at 27.6%; raising fiscal year 2021 outlook to low double-digit to mid-teen net revenue growth; for long-term, planning for net rev growth of mid-to-high single digits & non-Gaap operating margin expansion Azek ($AZEK) 15M share Secondary priced at $43.50 Crocs Inc. ($CROX) will replace Cantel Medical Corp. ($CMD) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Organogenesis Holdings Inc. ($ORGO) will take Crocs’ spot in the S&P SmallCap 600 before trading opens on June 2, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Energy, Industrials and Materials Vertex Energy ($VTNR) surged after hours after agreeing to acquire the Mobile refinery in Alabama from Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) for $75M Ranpak Holdings ($PACK) 5M share Spot Secondary priced at $21.00 The Department of Homeland Security issued a new security directive for pipeline owners and operators on Thursday after a hack of the Colonial Pipeline disrupted fuel supplies in the southeastern United States for days this month Healthcare Change Healthcare ($CHNG) 4Q adj EPS $0.42 vs. est. $0.36 on revs $855.2Mm vs. est. $840.2Mm; says due to recently announced transaction with Optuminsight, will no longer by providing guidance Ironwood Pharmaceuticals ($IRWD) announces agreement with Teva (TEVA) involving Linzess® (linaclotide) 72 mcg dosage strength Myovant Sciences ($MYOV) and Pfizer ($PFE) receive FDA approval for Myfembree®, the first once-daily treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids Nextgen Healthcare ($NXGN) Q4 adj EPS 21c vs. est. 19c; Q4 revs $144.2M vs. est. $140.1M; sees FY22 adj EPS 89c-95c vs. est. 99c; sees FY22 revs $574M-$584M vs. est. $577.2M; Subscription services revenue in Q4 generated $38.2M, or 16% growth over the prior year period, driven by demand for patient experience-related solutions. Day One ($DAWN) 10M share IPO priced at $16.00 Oak Street Health ($OSH)05M share secondary priced at $62.00 Ocugen ($OCGN) says it is on track to submit emergency use authorization application (EUA) to U.S. FDA for its COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, in June; awaiting feedback from FDA after master file regarding vaccine was submitted in March R1 RCM ($RCM) 15M share secondary priced at $22.50 Singular Genomics Systems ($OMIC)2M share IPO priced at $22.00 VIR Biotech ($VIR) received FDA emergency use approval for its antibody treatment co-developed with Glaxo ($GSK) to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in people aged 12 years and older Technology, Media & Telecom NVIDIA ($NVDA) Q1 non-Gaap EPS $3.66 vs. est. $3.28; Q1 revs $5.66B vs. est. $5.41B; qtrly data center revenue of $2.05B, up 79% from a year earlier; Q1gaming revenue of $2.76B, up 106% from a year earlier; sees Q2 revs expected to be $6.30B, plus or minus 2% vs. est. $5.5B; Q2 Gaap and non-Gaap gross margins are expected to be 64.6% and 66.5%, respectively, plus or minus 50 bps after Q1 margins 64.1% vs 65.1% YoY and Q1 non-Gaap gross margin 66.2% vs 65.8% YoY Disneyland ($DIS) to allow non-California guests starting on June 15; Disneyland extends reservation window to 120 days DXC Technology ($DXC) Q4 adj EPS 74c vs. est. 70c; Q4 revs $4.385B vs. est. $4.28B; Q4 bookings were $4.7B; sees FY22 adj EPS $3.45-$3.65 vs. est. $3.44; sees FY22 revenue $16.6B-$16.8B vs. est. $16.91B Nutanix ($NTNX) Q3 adj EPS loss (41c) vs. est. loss (49c); Q3 revs $344.5M vs. est. $334.45M; Q3 billings down 3.2% YoY to $371.1M; guides Q4 ACV billings $170M-$175M and Q4 adjusted gross margin roughly 81.5%-82% Okta Inc. ($OKTA) 1Q adj EPS ($0.10) vs. est. ($0.20) on revs $251Mm vs. est. $238.3Mm; guides 2Q adj EPS loss $0.35-0.36 vs. est. loss $0.11, sees 2Q revs $295-297Mm vs. est. $258.2Mm; guides FY adj EPS loss $1.13-1.16 vs. est. loss $0.44, sees FY revs $1.215-1.225B vs. est. $1.09B; says CFO stepping down June 1st, Brett Tighe (Treasurer) will be interim CFO Ooma Inc. ($OOMA) Q1 EPS $0.11c vs. est. $0.08; Q1 revs $45.6M vs. est. $44.31M; sees Q2 EPS 8c-10c vs. est. 6c; guides Q2 revs $46.0M-$46.8M vs. est. $45.12M; sees FY22 EPS 30c-38c vs. est. 29c; sees year revs $185M-$187M vs. est. $183.64M Pure Storage ($PSTG) Q1 adj EPS 0c vs. est. loss (6c); Q1 revs $412.7M vs. est. $403.91M; sees Q2 revs $470M vs. est. $455.85M; sees Q2 non-GAAP operating income $15M; Q1 Subscription services revenue $162.8 million, up 35% YoY; Q1 GAAP gross margin 68.3%; non-GAAP gross margin 70.5% QAD Inc. ($QADA) 1Q EPS $0.09 vs. est. $0.12 on revs $83Mm vs. est. $78.9Mm, subscription revs $36.7Mm; guides 2Q subscription revs $38.5Mm, maintenance revs $26zmm, sees 2Q op income $1Mm incl stock comp exp $5Mm; guides FY subscription revs $160Mm, maintenance revs $102Mm, op inc $12Mm incl stock comp exp $17Mm Snowflake ($SNOW) 1Q EPS ($0.70) vs. est. ($0.16) on revs $228.9Mm vs. est. $212.9Mm, qtr-end total customers were 4,532; guides 2Q product revs $235-240Mm vs. est. $251Mm; guides FY product revs $1.02-1.04B vs. est. $1.09B Workday ($WDAY) 1Q adj EPS $0.87 vs. est. $0.73 on revs $1.18B vs. est. $1.16B, qtrly subscription revs $1.03B +17%; guides 2Q subscription revs $1.095-1.097B; raises FY subscription revs guide to $4.425-$4.44B, raises FY adj op mgn guide to 18-19%; Zuora ($ZUO) 1Q adj EPS ($0.02) vs. est. ($0.04) on revs $80.3Mm vs. est. $79Mm; guides 2Q adj EPS loss $0.04-0.03 vs. est. loss $0.02, sees 2Q revs $82.5-84.5Mm vs. est. $81.8Mm; guides FY adj EPS loss $0.10-0.06 vs. est. loss $0.08, sees FY revs $337-339Mm vs. est. $336.3Mm FIGS ($FIGS)4M share IPO priced at $22.00 Thryv Holdings ($THRY)24M share Secondary priced at $23.50
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Sanderson Farms, Inc., founded in 1947, is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. Employing more than 15,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 17 different cities, Sanderson Farms is the third largest poultry producer in the United States. As a company, Sanderson Farms is committed to adopting a fresh approach in everything that we do, not only where products are concerned, but companywide, as well. Though the company has grown in size, it still adheres to the same hometown values of honesty, integrity and innovation that were established when the Sanderson family founded the company back in 1947.
CEO: Joe Sanderson
HQ: PO Box 988 Laurel, 39441-0988 Mississippi