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By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) -Oil prices edged higher on Friday and were on track for weekly gains, supported by the prospect of a tight market due to rising gasoline consumption in the United States in summer, and also the possibility of an EU ban on Russian oil. Brent crude was up 64 cents, or 0.6%, at $118.04 at 1338 GMT, and was on track for a gain of about 5% this week. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 11 cents, or 0.1%, to $114.20 a barrel. WTI is set for a weekly gain of 0.6%. "Oil prices have risen to the highest level since end of March, benefiting from renewed declines in U.S. oil inventories," said UBS analyst Giovanni Staunovo. U.S. gasoline stocks fell by 482,000 barrels last week to 219.7 million barrels, U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. The start of summer driving season in the United States normally entails increased consumption. "The U.S. driving season and strong travel demand should help (prices). With supply growth lagging demand growth, the oil market is likely to stay undersupplied. Hence, we remain positive in our outlook for crude prices," Staunovo added. Both benchmark crude contracts were also supported as the European Commission continued to seek unanimous support of all 27 EU member states for its proposed new sanctions against Russia, with Hungary posing a stumbling block. European Union countries are negotiating a deal on Russian oil sanctions that would embargo shipment deliveries but delay sanctions on oil delivered by pipeline to win over Hungary and other landlocked member states, officials said. Hungary's resistance to oil sanctions - and the reluctance of a handful of other countries - has held up implementation of a sixth package of sanctions by the 27-member EU against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. "We believe that a sharp contraction in Russian oil exports could trigger a full-blown 1980s style oil crisis and push Brent well past $150 per barrel," Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) said in a note. Oil prices jumped after the Iranian revolution in 1979 and a long war between Iran and Iraq (1980-88), although a global recession soon hindered fuel demand and oil prices dropped back. Prices have gained about 50% so far this year. OPEC and allies, a group known as OPEC+, is set to stick to last year's oil output deal at its June 2 meeting and raise July production targets by 432,000 barrels per day, six OPEC+ sources told Reuters. OPEC+ members would thereby rebuff Western calls for a faster increase to lower surging prices.
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By Shadia Nasralla (Reuters) -Oil prices dipped on Wednesday as a soaring dollar made barrels more expensive and Europe's biggest economy Germany was speeding up plans to wean itself off Russian oil while coronavirus outbreaks clouded China's economic outlook. Erasing earlier gains, Brent crude futures dipped 54 cents, or 0.5%, to $104.45 a barrel by 1259 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures dropped 79 cents, or 0.8%, to $100.91 a barrel. Russian energy giant Gazprom (MCX:GAZP) said on Wednesday it halted gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland in a major escalation of Russia's broader row with the West over Ukraine. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Russia was using fossil fuels to blackmail the EU but added the era of Russian fossil fuels in Europe was coming to an end. Germany is pushing ahead with attempts to become independent of Russian oil imports. German economy minister said plans to for Germany to take control of the PCK Schwedt refinery, majority-owned by Rosneft and the last big German buyer of Russian crude, were progressing. U.S. government data on oil inventories is due later on Wednesday. [EIA/S] Industry data on Tuesday showed U.S. crude and distillate stocks rose last week, while gasoline inventories fell. [API/S] Also capping oil price gains, the dollar rose to its highest in five years on Wednesday, making oil purchases more expensive for holders of other currencies. [FRX/] "A U.S. crude build last week and still solid Russian crude exports is limiting the upside for crude," said UBS commodity analyst Giovanni Stauvono. "This (is) a risk off environment with a stronger U.S. dollar and mobility restrictions in the second largest oil consumer, China." China's central bank said it would step up monetary policy support as Beijing races to stamp out a nascent COVID-19 outbreak in the capital and avert the same type of debilitating city-wide lockdown Shanghai has been under for a month. Any stimulus would boost oil demand. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that Asia faced a "stagflationary" outlook. Still, China's domestic flight demand has rebounded, travel data firm OAG said.
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By Julie Zhu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian shares traded cautiously on Tuesday, with investors weighing China's measures to cushion an economic slowdown and the prospect of aggressive Federal Reserve monetary policy tightening. Investors are also bracing for a barrage of earnings that will help them assess the impact of the Ukraine war and a spike in inflation on company financials. Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) are all to report this week. Moscow has refocused its ground offensive in Ukraine's two eastern provinces but Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has vowed to fight on. Early in the Asian trading day, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.5% while U.S. stock futures, the S&P 500 e-minis, were up 0.2%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up 0.66%, as strong commodity prices lifted mining and energy stocks, while Japan's Nikkei rose 0.18%. China's blue-chip CSI300 index was 0.06% higher in early trade while the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.24%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index opened down 2.4%, pressured by a slump in tech giants listed in the city amid China's latest regulatory crackdown on the sector. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) said on Friday it would cut the reserve requirement for all banks by 25 basis points (bps), releasing about 530 billion yuan ($83.25 billion) in long-term liquidity to cushion a slowdown. Investors, however, felt the smaller-than-expected cut might not be enough to reverse a sharp slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy that could significantly affect global growth. China's gross domestic product (GDP) on Monday beat analysts' expectations with a 4.8% increase in the first quarter from a year earlier, while data on March activity showed weakness in consumption, property and exports affected by COVID-19 curbs. Analysts said the key question was whether authorities would make adjustments to the tough anti-COVID-19 measures. "We expect more policy support, mainly in the form of more infrastructure investment, stronger credit growth, and easier property policy. But we do not see the government undertake 'whatever it takes' to achieve the 5.5% growth target, nor shift the Covid policy soon," said Wang Tao, Head of Asia Economics and Chief China Economist of UBS Investment Bank Research. Wall Street ended the day lower in a choppy trading day on Monday, as investors contrasted Bank of America (NYSE:BAC)'s positive quarterly earnings with surging bond yields ahead of further earnings cues this week. A significant cut to global growth expectations from the World Bank, paired with March weakness in China's latest economic numbers injected some pessimism into U.S. markets, which opened Monday following a holiday-shortened previous week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 0.11%, while the S&P 500 dipped 0.02% and the Nasdaq Composite slid 0.14%. Markets were closed on Monday in Australia, Hong Kong and many parts of Europe for the Easter holiday. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield was last at 2.845%, after previously hitting 2.884% earlier on Monday, the highest since December 2018, as investors adjusted for the Federal Reserve to raise rates by 50 basis points at its May and June meetings to contain rapid inflation. The two-year yield, which rises with traders' expectations of higher Fed fund rates, touched 2.4459% compared with a U.S. close of 2.46%. The dollar index, a gauge of the greenback's value against six major currencies, was up at 100.88 after surging to 100.86 on Monday, the highest since April 2020. Oil prices were slightly lower on Tuesday, after having been boosted by concerns over tight global supply amid the Ukraine crisis in the previous sessions. U.S. crude dipped 0.57% to $107.59 a barrel. Brent crude fell to $112.7 per barrel. Gold prices steadied on Tuesday, after getting within a stone's throw of the key $2,000 per ounce level in the previous session. Spot gold traded at $1,977.18 per ounce. [GOL/]
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By Lawrence Delevingne, Saikat Chatterjee and Tommy Wilkes BOSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Wall Street took a breath on Wednesday, pushing stocks and Treasury yields down after both powered higher this week as investors took in the strength of the economy and hawkish comments from U.S. policymakers. Two-year U.S. Treasury yields are up sharply so far in March and set for their biggest monthly jump since 2004. But investors have been relatively sanguine about the implications of higher yields on stock market valuations, with many choosing to buy back in after a bruising few months for equity prices. That narrative took a pause on Wednesday as U.S. stocks fell in early trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 254.33 points, or 0.73%, to 34,553.13, the S&P 500 lost 30.42 points, or 0.67%, to 4,481.19 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 131.88 points, or 0.93%, to 13,976.94. European stocks fell about 1%, with a pan-European equity benchmark hitting a new 1-month high in early London trading before they fell back as traders took profits. MSCI's broadest gauge of world stocks held gains at around 3,038, keeping near levels last seen in February just before Russia invaded Ukraine. Some previously bullish investors are worried about the impact of rising interest rates on the outlook for stocks. "Although there is widespread criticism, it's too early to take the view that the Fed won’t be able to negotiate the fine line of reducing inflation without derailing growth," said Mark Haefele, Chief Investment Officer, UBS Global Wealth Management. "Given a higher degree of uncertainty, rather than make a directional play on stocks moving higher, we prefer selected overweight and underweight positions, yielding an overall neutral allocation to equities." BOND SELLOFF The most eye-catching moves recently have been in the bond market, although there was some reversal on Wednesday. Two-year U.S. yields dipped to 2.1399%, from 2.154%. Benchmark 10-year notes last rose 5/32 in price to yield 2.3589%, down from 2.377%. The sharp rise in short-dated yields has flattened the gap between two and 10-year U.S. yields to its lowest levels since the coronavirus pandemic hit global markets in March 2020. An inverted yield curve is widely seen as a predictor of future U.S. recessions. The selloff in short-dated yields prompted fed fund futures to price in an aggressive 190 bps through the remainder of the year after a 25 bps rate hike last week. Futures were nearly pricing in the probability of a 50 bps hike in May. The selloff in U.S. markets has reverberated elsewhere with German and British bond yields climbing this week. Currency market activity continued to be relatively subdued, confirming the lack of any clear directional trends. Against the U.S. dollar, the yen was down by 1330 GMT but held below 121 yen after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said it was premature to debate the exit from ultra-loose monetary policy. The euro dropped 0.5% to $1.09715 while sterling was about half a percent weaker against a broadly stronger dollar. Oil prices rose in volatile trading on Wednesday, supported by disruption of Russian and Kazakh crude exports. U.S. crude rose 4.14% to $113.79 per barrel and Brent was at $120.37, up 4.23% on the day. Gold prices also gained on Wednesday as investors looked to shield against soaring inflation and uncertainty caused by events in Ukraine, with elevated U.S. bonds yields capping gains in non-interest bearing metal. Spot gold added 0.5% to $1,931.36 an ounce.
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By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) -Oil prices fell around $7 a barrel on Monday as investors pinned hopes on diplomatic efforts between Ukraine and Russia to end their conflict, while a surge in COVID-19 cases in China spooked the markets. Brent was down by $6.78, or 6%, at $105.89 a barrel at 1358 GMT and U.S. crude fell $7.01, or 6.4%, to $102.32. Both benchmarks have surged since Russia's Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine and are up roughly 40% in the year to date. Ukrainian and Russian negotiators are set to talk again on Monday via video link. Negotiators had given their most upbeat assessments after weekend negotiations, suggesting there could be positive results within days. "Beside new talks between Ukraine and Russia, I guess new lockdowns in China are the reason for a negative start of the week for crude oil," said UBS analyst Giovanni Staunovo. A northeastern Chinese province on Monday imposed a rare travel ban on its population as the region's Omicron outbreak helped drive China's tally of new local COVID-19 cases so far this year higher than the total in 2021. "Oil prices might continue moderating this week as investors have been digesting the impact of sanctions on Russia, along with parties showing signs of negotiation towards (a) ceasefire," said Tina Teng, an analyst at CMC Markets. Russia's output of oil and gas condensate rose to 11.12 million barrels per day (bpd) so far in March, two sources familiar with production data told Reuters, despite sanctions. The United States has announced a ban on Russian oil imports and Britain said it would phase them out by the end of 2022. Russia is the world's top exporter of crude and oil products combined, shipping about 7 million bpd or 7% of global supplies. A senior minister said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was trying to persuade Saudi Arabia to increase its oil output, while International Energy Agency (IEA) chief Fatih Birol urged oil-producing countries to pump more. India said it would take "appropriate" steps to calm the rise in oil prices, indicating the country could release more oil from its national stocks if required. Indian officials also said New Delhi was considering a Russian offer to buy its crude oil and other commodities at discounted prices via a rupee-rouble transaction. Meanwhile, investors are watching this week's meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve, which is expected to start raising interest rates, a move that would boost the dollar and could push down oil prices. A stronger greenback makes dollar-denominated oil more expensive for holders of foreign currencies.
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UBS: "The Fed does not want to force growth below trend (growth is slowing anyway). The Fed does not want to force inflation lower (inflation will drop anyway). There is little the Fed can do to influence the price of a 2001 Honda Civic"
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(Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor Plus) - Milano, 10 dic - Banco Santander deve risarcire l'a.d. di UniCredit, Andrea Orcel, con 68 milioni per aver ritirato l'offerta che lo avrebbe reso ceo dell'istituto spagnolo. Lo riportano le agenzie di stampa internazionali. Secondo la corte di Madrid che si e' occupata dal caso, infatti, l'offerta presentata da Santander deve essere considerata un contratto valido, che l'istituto non ha rispettato decidendo di non proseguire con la nomina di Orcel. Il risarcimento coprirebbe il bonus di firma la clausola di buyout, due anni di salario e i danni morali. Orcel aveva chiesto 76 milioni di risarcimento, dichiarando di aver perso anche milioni di dollari in compensi differiti da parte di Ubs, suo precedente datore di lavoro.
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UBS WEALTH CIO HAEFELE SAYS LEANING TOWARDS VALUE, REFLATION TRADES, LESS ON TECH; IN U.S., LOOKING MORE AT MID-CAPS
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**@CNBC:** Don't buy Uber just yet, traders say after UBS names it top pick in ride-hailing (via @TradingNation) https://t.co/tba3ejbN8A https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1466858207100514304
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`Investors` **@CNBC:** Barclays, RBS, HSBC, Credit Suisse and UBS fined for taking part in forex trading cartel https://t.co/Hr0SeNYthY https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1466370821266542597
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UK Market Finished in the green yesterday, amid gains in energy and mining sector stocks, as concerns about the new Covid variant, Omicron eased. Liontrust Asset Management surged 12.5%, after the company reported a rise in its interim pretax profit and doubled its dividend payout. Redde Northgate jumped 11.0%, after the vehicle rental company reported strong performance in the first half of 2022. Drax Group climbed 9.3%, following news that the power generation company plans to double its sustainable biomass production capacity and product sales by 2030. Dr. Martens advanced 3.5%, after a top broker upgraded its rating on the stock to ‘Overweight’ from ‘Equal-weight’. IG Group Holdings added 1.4%, after the company indicated that it is proposing to sell the North American Derivatives Exchange and its stake in Small Exchange to Foris DAX Markets for around $216 million. The FTSE 100 advanced 1.5%, to close at 7,168.7, while the FTSE 250 rose 1.7%, to end at 22,912.7. . Europe Market Finished higher yesterday, as commodity sector stocks gained, amid easing concerns about the new Covid-19 variant. Husqvarna climbed 5.4%, after the company raised its annual sales and profit targets. Sanofi advanced 2.4%, after drug maker announced that it would acquire the biotechnology company, Origimm Biotechnology GmbH, for in-class vaccine candidate to treat acne to its pipeline. Fresenius Medical Care added 1.5%, after the healthcare firm announced a series of changes to its management board, with effect from 1 January 2022. UBS Group rose 1.4%, after the lender appointed JP Morgan Chase executive, Sarah Youngwood, as its group Chief Financial Officer. On the contrary, LEG Immobilien fell 1.9%, after the property company announced separate agreement to acquire 30.9% stake in Brack Capital Properties N.V. for a consideration of €328.0 million. The FTSEurofirst 300 index gained 1.8%, to settle at 1,824.6. The German DAX Xetra rose 2.5%, to settle at 15,472.7, while the French CAC-40 added 2.4%, to close at 6,881.9. . US Market Stocks fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday after a morning rally faded as investor angst about the latest coronavirus variant soared with the first U.S. case confirmation while the market also digested Fed comments on inflation. The Dow fell 1.34 percent, to 34,022.04, the S&P 500 lost 1.18 percent, to 4,513.04 and the Nasdaq Composite fell 1.83 percent, to 15,254.05. Salesforce.com Inc forecast current-quarter profit below estimates as it faces stiff competition from rivals including Microsoft, sending its shares down 11.7 percent... Asia Market Markets in Asia are trading mostly higher this morning. In Japan, Takashimaya and Taiyo Yuden have dropped 3.1% and 3.2%, respectively. Meanwhile, Nintendo and NH Foods have added 1.9% and 2.6%, respectively. In Hong Kong, China Construction Bank and China Petroleum & Chemical have advanced 1.8% and 2.0%, respectively. Meanwhile, Geely Automobile Holdings and Haidilao International Holding have fallen 0.7% and 1.1%, respectively. In South Korea, Vivien and PaperCorea have climbed 8.5% and 8.7%, respectively. Meanwhile, Solus Advanced Materials and DI DongIl have declined 5.8% and 5.9%, respectively. The Nikkei 225 index is trading 0.3% lower at 27,864.8. The Hang Seng index is trading 0.2% up at 23,714.0, while the Kospi index is trading 1.1% higher at 2,931.9
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By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock markets and oil prices bounced back while safe havens fell Wednesday as investors began December by betting that the recently identified Omicron variant of the coronavirus would not derail the global economy. The broad gains in stock markets and other risk assets came a day after concerns that existing vaccines would not be effective against Omicron sent Asian stocks to a 12-month low and pushed oil prices down more than 4%. Global markets also came under selling pressure on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said asset purchases may need to be tapered faster to fight rising inflation. A report that U.S. private payrolls increased slightly more than analyst expectations last month helped fuel the bullish mood Wednesday. [L1N2SL2SO] "Markets are in a tug of war between concerns that the Omicron variant will cause a significant drag on economic activity, juxtaposed with the knowledge that every new wave of COVID cases, and every new variant discovered has left a diminishing impact in its wake," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at National Securities. MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe gained 1.26% following broad gains in Europe and Asia. In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 210.58 points, or 0.61%, to 34,694.3, the S&P 500 gained 47.67 points, or 1.04%, to 4,614.67 and the Nasdaq Composite added 183.92 points, or 1.18%, to 15,721.61. "We expect market focus to gradually shift away from Omicron and toward positive growth and earnings trajectory, allowing equities to resume their upward course, and for some of the cyclical markets particularly negatively affected by recent developments, including Japan, the euro zone, energy, and financials, to outperform," said Mark Haefele, chief investment officer at UBS Global Wealth Management. Benchmark 10-year notes last fell 12/32 in price to yield 1.48%, from 1.441% late on Tuesday. The dollar index fell 0.188%, with the euro up 0.09% to $1.1346. Oil also rebounded after steep falls in the previous session, ahead of a meeting by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). U.S. crude rose 3.2% to $68.30 per barrel and Brent was at $71.40, up 3.13% on the day.
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By Peter Nurse Investing.com -- Stocks in focus in premarket trade on Monday, November 15th. Please refresh for updates. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock fell 2.5% after CEO Elon Musk sold more of the electric car manufacturer’s stock on Friday, bringing his total sales for the week to 6.4 million shares amounting to $6.9 billion. Shell (LON:RDSa) ADRs rose 1.4% after the energy giant announced plans to simplify its share structure to establish a single line of shares and move its tax residence to the U.K. from the Netherlands, in an effort to streamline costs and improve shareholder returns. Crowdstrike (NASDAQ:CRWD) stock fell 3.3% after Morgan Stanley initiated its coverage of the cybersecurity company with an ‘underweight’ rating, saying the stock is now too expensive. It has risen by over one-third so far this year and now trades at over 50 times trailing annual sales. Dollar Tree (NASDAQ : DLTR) stock rose 6.1% after activist investor Mantle Ridge secured a stake of at least $1.8 billion in the discount retailer, seeking the company to take action to boost its share price. Boeing (NYSE : BA) stock rose 3.2% after the aircraft manufacturer stated over the weekend that Emirates announced an order for two 777 Freighters and as Saudi Arabian Airlines was in talks with the planemaker for a wide-body jet order. Airbus (OTC:EADSY) ADRs were flat but its local stock was up 1.7% after it announced an order for 255 narrow-body A321 aircraft at the same airshow in Dubai. WeWork (NYSE:WE) stock rose 0.2% after the office sharing firm posted a smaller third-quarter loss, as a rebound in demand for office space helped drive membership. CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE) stock rose 4.3% after the U.S. data center operator said it would be bought by KKR & Co (NYSE:KKR) and Global Infrastructure Partners and turned into a private company, in a deal valued at about $15 billion, including debt. Chevron (NYSE:CVX) stock rose 0.5% after UBS upgraded its stance on the oil major to ‘buy’ from ‘neutral’, saying the current high oil prices are set to continue. American Tower (NYSE:AMT) stock rose 0.3% after the provider of wireless communications infrastructure agreed to buy data center operator CoreSite Realty for $7.51 billion in cash to tap into a sector that has seen a boom in demand during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) stock fell 1.2% after the meat company reported a sharp drop in the sales volumes of beef, pork and chicken in the fiscal fourth quarter, with a tight labor market continuing to impede operations.
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UK Markets Closed higher yesterday, amid strong corporate earnings result from Reckitt Benckiser. Reckitt Benckiser Group climbed 5.8%, after the company raised its sales outlook for 2021, following a jump in its third quarter revenue. Essentra advanced 4.6%, after the company announced plans to sell its filters business as a part of becoming a pure-play components business. Whitbread added 4.4%, after the hotel and restaurant operator lowered its interim losses and forecasted a strong rebound in demand. B&M European Value Retail rose 3.2%, after a top broker upgraded its rating on the stock to Overweight’ from ‘Neutral’. On the other hand, Entain dropped 6.3%, after DraftKings stated that it would not be making a bid for the gambling group. The FTSE 100 gained 0.8%, to close at 7,277.6, while the FTSE 250 rose 1.0%, to end at 23,161.4. . European Markets Finished higher yesterday, amid strong corporate earnings reports. Kion Group climbed 6.2%, as the company backed its annual guidance, after reporting a robust nine-month period. Faurecia advanced 1.5%, even though the car parts maker reported a drop in its sales in the third quarter. UBS Group added 1.3%, after the bank reported higher quarterly profit. Novartis rose 1.1%, after the drug maker reported a rise in its operating profit in the third quarter. On the flipside, SKF dropped 7.9%, after the company reported lower than expected profit in the third quarter. Logitech International fell 4.3%, after the computer peripherals maker warned over supply chain disruptions. The FTSEurofirst 300 index gained 0.7%, to close at 1,841.9. Among other European markets, the German DAX Xetra 30 rose 1.0%, to close at 15,757.1, while the French CAC-40 advanced 0.8%, to settle at 6,766.5. . US Markets Closed higher yesterday, following upbeat corporate results. United Parcel Service climbed 7.0%, after the shipping company reported stronger than expected results in the third quarter. Centene advanced 4.4%, after the company reported better than expected third quarter revenue and earnings. RealReal added 3.5%, after a top broker upgraded its rating on the stock to ‘Outperform’ from ‘Market Perform’. Hasbro rose 3.2%, after the company reported higher earnings in the third quarter. General Electric edged up 2.0%, after the company’s third quarter earnings surpassed analysts’ expectations. On the other hand, Raytheon Technologies fell 2.3%, after the aerospace and defence company reported lower than expected revenue in the third quarter. The S&P 500 gained 0.2%, to settle at 4,574.8. The DJIA marginally rose to settle at 35,756.9, while the NASDAQ advanced 0.1%, to close at 15,235.7. . Asian Markets We’re trading lower this morning. In Japan, NSK and Canon have dropped 4.0% and 5.6%, respectively. Meanwhile, Kao and Komatsu have advanced 1.4% and 2.0%, respectively. In Hong Kong, CNOOC and Meituan have fallen 2.3% and 4.1%, respectively. Meanwhile, CK Asset Holdings and WH Group have risen 0.6% and 1.3%, respectively. In South Korea, THN and HMM have declined 6.5% and 10.2%, respectively. Meanwhile, HSD Engine and CONBUZZ have climbed 7.8% and 30.0%, respectively. The Nikkei 225 index is trading 0.5% lower at 28,946.6. The Hang Seng index is trading 1.5% down at 25,649.3, while the Kospi index is trading 0.9% lower at 3,023.0.
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By Tom Wilson LONDON (Reuters) - Shares around the world gained on Tuesday, with upbeat corporate earnings buoying European shares, though investor concerns lingered over supply chain problems sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. The broad Euro STOXX 600 hit its highest in seven weeks, adding 0.5%, with German stocks adding 1%. After a stellar quarter for U.S. and British banks, Switzerland's UBS rose over 2% on its highest quarterly profit since 2015 before giving up much of its gains, with the financial services sector climbing as much as 1%. Wall Street futures were up 0.4%-0.6%, with the earnings season reaching its peak and tech heavyweights including Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) due to report later. Still, some analysts voiced caution over the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains. Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) International was among those hit, slumping 7.4% after the computer keyboard, mouse and headset maker reported a steep fall in operating profit and difficulties securing enough semiconductor chips due to clogged up transport links and stuttering factory restarts by suppliers. "Even though this has been a good earnings season in aggregate we are starting to see more companies with supply backlogs, hiring difficulties, and rising input prices that are eating into profits," Deutsche Bank (DE:DBKGn) analysts wrote. The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 50 countries, added 0.2% Asian stocks earlier followed Wall Street's record highs overnight, before giving up most of their gains. Electric car maker Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Inc had boosted Wall Street after it joined the $1 trillion market capitalisation club. MSCI's gauge of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan was up 0.3% after briefly touching its highest in six weeks, following gains throughout October. Weighing on the market were Chinese property stocks, which extended losses as developer Modern Land defaulted on a payment, adding to worries about the effects of the debt crisis at China Evergrande Group. Hong Kong-listed mainland property firms dropped 4.3% while the mainland CSI 300 Real Estate Index fell 2.8%. China has said it will roll out a pilot real estate tax in some regions, adding to existing concerns about real estate. Some analysts voiced concern at the drag on global growth from a slowdown in the world's second biggest economy. Citi strategist Robert Buckland said the bank had cut its 2022 global real GDP growth forecast to 4.2% from 4.4%. "The impact of the China slowdown is becoming increasingly evident in other Asian economies, but also in Europe where the Germany growth forecast has been cut from 5.2% to 3.5%," Buckland wrote, warning of "a deeper and longer Chinese slowdown". DOLLAR STEADY The U.S. dollar index was slightly down at 93.731, with analysts expecting few major moves ahead of a slew of central bank meetings in coming days. The European Central Bank and Bank of Japan are both set to hold monetary policy meetings on Thursday, though neither is expected to take major action on interest rates. Sterling touched a new 20-month high against the euro, driven by diverging interest rate expectations for Britain and the euro zone. The pound traded at 84.1 pence to the euro, 0.2% firmer on the day. Euro zone inflation expectations among bond investors opened at a new seven-year high, shooting past the ECB's target, leading to speculation that the ECB's pandemic-era stimulus was unsustainable. Already nudging multi-year highs, oil prices rose marginally in a market gripped by tight global supply and strengthening fuel demand in the United States and beyond. Brent crude futures fell 0.2% to $85.85 a barrel, while the U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were flat at $83.71 a barrel.
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Monday, October 18, 2021 U.S. equity futures are looking lower after posting strong gains last week, with oil prices extending their near-term rally into a ninth consecutive week, as concerns over surging inflation pressures and the weakest China growth rate in more than a year tamed optimism linked to a strong start to the third quarter earnings season. Chinese Q3 GDP missed, rising +0.2% q/q vs 0.5% consensus, and was +4.9% y/y vs 5.2% consensus amid a rolling power crisis, supply chain disruptions and a crackdown on the tech sector. In the U.S., the earnings flood begins this week with 72 names in the S&P 500 expected to report quarterly results this week. In corporate news today, Apple (AAPL) is holding its second major launch event of the Fall where it is expected to unveil the first redesign of its MacBook Pro laptop in at least five years (starts at 1:00 PM ET). In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index dipped -43 points to 29,025, the Shanghai Index slipped a few points to settle at 3,568, and the Hang Seng Index rose 78 points to 25,409. In Europe, the German DAX is lower by -0.6% or nearly 100-points to drop below 15,500, while the FTSE 100 dips -0.3% to hold above the 7,200 level. U.S. stocks look to build on last week’s gains where large-cap tech names propelled the advance Friday, with shares of Amazon.com (AMZN) and Tesla (TSLA) each rising more than 3% on no specific news, while the SmallCap Russell 2000 underperformed, falling -0.35% as investors bailed on value stocks for growth stocks. Strong quarterly earnings from Dow component Goldman Sachs (GS) also boosted financials as investors prepare for a flood of reports next week. Shares of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related firms gained last week as bitcoin topped $60,000 for the first time since April, with expectations growing that U.S. regulators would allow a futures-based ETF. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index jumped 33.11 points, or 0.75%, to 4,471.37 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 382.20 points, or 1.09%, to 35,294.76 The Nasdaq Composite climbed 73.91 points, or 0.50%, to 14,897.34 The Russell 2000 Index declined -8.52 points, or 0.37% to 2,265.65 Events Calendar for Today 9:15 AM ET Industrial Production MoM for September…est. +0.2% 9:15 AM ET Capacity Utilization for September…est. 76.5% 10:00 AM ET NAHB Housing Market Index for October…est. 76 4:00 PM ET Net Long-term TIC Flows for August Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: ACI, GNTY, STT Earnings After the Close: CFB, ELS, FBK, FNB, HXL, PACW, SFBS, STLD, ZION Other Key Events: Apple (AAPL) announces October 18th event (New MacBooks, a Mac Mini, and AirPods are anticipated) Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 1.43 83.71 Brent 1.11 85.97 Gold -6.70 1,763.50 EUR/USD -0.0012 1.1586 JPY/USD 0.15 114.37 10-Year Note +0.042 1.618% World News China’s industrial output rose +3.1% in September from a year earlier, missing expectations of up +4.5%, and slowing from 5.3% in August, official data showed. Retail sales grew +4.4% in September on-year, compared with a forecast 3.3% increase and a 2.5% rise in August. Fixed asset investment increased +7.3% in the first nine months from the same period a year earlier, missing expectations for a +7.9% rise Chinese Q3 GDP missed, rising +0.2% q/q vs 0.5% consensus; +4.9% y/y vs 5.2% consensus; Chinese Q3 GDP YTD missed +9.8% y/y vs 10.1% consensus; Chinese Sep Unemployment Rate lower: 4.9% vs 5.1% consensus Sector News Breakdown Consumer Lennar ($LEN) said its board increased share repurchase authorization by up to the lesser of $1 billion in purchase price, or 25 million in shares, of the outstanding Class A or Class B common stock Zillow Group ($ZG) is taking a break from buying U.S. homes after the online real estate giant’s pivot into tech-powered house-flipping hit a snag, Bloomberg reported saying after buying more than 3,800 homes in Q2, it will stop pursuing new home purchases as it works through a backlog of properties already in its pipeline Energy, Industrials and Materials S. crude oil futures closed at fresh seven-year highs last week at $82.28 for WTI crude and $8.86 for Brent as a natural gas supply crunch in Europe and optimism about demand in the U.S. continued to propel the recent rally. For the week, WTI rose 3.7% and Brent added 3%, the eighth straight weekly gain for both. Occidental Petroleum ($OXY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Truist Steel Dynamics ($STLD) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley and firm also downgraded S. Steel (X) to Underweight from Equal Weight Virgin Galactic ($SPCE) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS with $15 tgt Healthcare Biogen Inc’s ($BIIB) said a late-stage experimental treatment for an inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) failed to reach its main goal, but secondary measures and biomarkers showed favorable trends. Tofersen is designed to suppress the production of SOD1, a protein that can accumulate to toxic levels in ALS patients with mutations in a specific gene. Revance ($RVNC) shares fell over -30% late Friday after the FDA declined to approve its frown line injection treatment, citing issues with the company’s manufacturing facility; o other concerns were raised by the agency Avadel ($AVDL) shares slide over -20% after saying the U.S. FDA notified the co that the agency is still reviewing the marketing application of its sleep disorder drug, FT218, and the decision will likely not be taken this month (prior review was expected by Oct. 15) Omeros Corporation ($OMER) said they received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S. FDA regarding its Biologics License Application ($BLA) for narsoplimab in the treatment of hematopoietic stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy ($HSCT-TMA). PTC Therapeutics ($PTCT) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Bank America with a $38 price target Oyster Point Pharma ($OYST) announced that the FDA has approved Tyrvaya Nasal Spray 0.03 mg for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease MeiraGTx ($MGTX) mentioned positively in Barron’s saying shares could more than double as the company will present its gene-regulating “switches” at next week’s conference of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, and to Wall Street investors in mid-December. Notes shares have fallen from a 2019 peak of $30 to a recent $14, leaving its market cap below $600 million The plan to roll out Merck & Co’s ($MRK) promising antiviral pill to treat COVID-19 risks repeating the inequities of vaccine distribution, potentially leaving the nations with the greatest need once again at the back of the line, international health groups say – Reuters Technology, Media & Telecom Dell Inc. ($DELL) with a positive mention in Barron’s saying the company is about to become much more attractive to investors as it prepares to spin off its valuable stake in software maker VMware (VMW) in early November, arguing that Dell will emerge with a solid balance sheet and simpler structure. Netflix ($NFLX) estimates that its latest megahit, “Squid Game,” will create almost $900 million in value for the company, and only cost about $21M to make. Netflix estimates that 89% of people who started the show watched at least 75 minutes – more than one episode – and 66% of viewers, or 87 million people, have finished the series in the first 23 days Disney ($DIS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays and cut tgt to $175 from $210 Members of a congressional committee questioned whether Amazon (AMZN) executives misled them during an investigation of the company’s business practices and if they may have lied under oath – WSJ reports Upstart ($UPST) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Bank America saying the LT thesis intact, but near-term upside priced in
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By Ahmad Ghaddar LONDON (Reuters) -Oil prices extended losses from the previous session on Thursday, as the United States said it was considering selling oil from its strategic reserves and as Russia said it was ready to stabilise the natural gas market. Brent crude prices were down 16 cents, or 0.2%, at $80.92 a barrel by 1306 GMT, after touching a session low of $79.08. WTI crude futures fell 30 cents, or 0.4%, to $77.13 a barrel, having hit a session low of $74.96. Both contracts fell about 2% on Wednesday. "The crude market might be less tight should the United States tap the strategic crude reserves and if Russia manages to send more natural gas to Europe, this might result in less substitution from natural gas to crude," said UBS analyst Giovanni Staunovo. U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said on Wednesday that the administration is considering tapping the country's Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to cool a surge in gasoline prices, the Financial Times reported. Granholm also did not rule out a ban on crude exports, which was lifted in 2015. Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) said a likely SPR release, which could be up to 60 million barrels, only posed a $3 downside risk to its $90/bbl year-end Brent price forecast. A larger-than-expected rise in U.S. crude inventories last week also weighed on prices. Stocks rose by 2.3 million barrels, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said, against expectations for a modest dip of 418,000 barrels. [EIA/S] Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia was boosting gas supplies to Europe, including via Ukraine, in response to the energy crunch and stands ready to stabilise the market amid surging prices. Such a move could help cool off record high gas prices. Analysts say as winter approaches those gas prices could have an impact on the already tight crude market as some users switch to oil. Earlier this week, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies (OPEC+) agreed to stick to its plan to raise output by 400,000 bpd in November, sending crude prices to multi-year highs. OPEC+'s decision was partly driven by concern that demand and prices could weaken, sources close to the group told Reuters. (Additonal reporting by Naveen Thukral in Singapore; editing by Jason Neely, Kirsten Donovan)
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Thursday, September 30, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 160.00 0.47% 34,425 S&P 500 20.25 0.46% 4,369 Nasdaq 70.50 0.48% 14,810 U.S. futures are looking at a bounce after stocks ended mixed on Wednesday as the technology sector struggled again as the 10-year Treasury yield was volatile, rising to highs around 1.55%, the highest levels since the summer. Helping market sentiment comes news out of D.C. as Senate Democrats say they have a bill they believe can avoid a Friday government shutdown while finding support across party lines. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will hold a vote this morning, paving the way to President Joe Biden’s desk prior to the midnight deadline. The fate of the looming debt ceiling, which could prevent any further government borrowing beyond October 1, and the passage of both a $1 trillion infrastructure bill and a broader $3.5 trillion budget plan, remain unknown as House Democrats continue to bicker over the size, scope and timing of the twin pieces of legislation. China markets edged higher overnight after mixed data as PMI manufacturing showed a contraction, but services PMI beat consensus. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index fell -91 points to 29,452, the Shanghai Index rose 31 points to 3,568 and the Hang Seng Index declined -87 points to 24,575. In Europe, the German DAX is down over -40 points to 15,320, while the FTSE 100 edges higher a few points to 7,120. European natural gas and power markets hit fresh record highs as supply constraints persist. U.S. markets come into the final trading day of the month with losses, the worst month this year as the Dow is down -2.75%, the S&P 500 -3.6%, the Nasdaq Composite down -4.9% and the Russell 2000 down -2.1%. Later today, markets get final Q2 GDP, weekly jobless claims, and PCE inflation data. Events Calendar for Today 8:30 AM ET Weekly Jobless Claims…est. 335K 8:30 AM EST Continuing Claims…est. 2.80M 8:30 AM ET Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Q2-Final…est. 6.6% 8:30 AM ET GDP Personal Consumption for Q2-F…est. 8:30 AM ET GDP Deflator for Q2-F…est. 6.1% 8:30 AM ET PCE Prices Final for Q2-F 8:30 AM ET Core PCE Deflator Q2-F…est. 6.1% 9:45 AM ET Chicago PMI for Sept…est. 65.0 10:30 AM ET Weekly EIA Natural Gas Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: ANGO, $BBBY, $KMX, MKC, $PAYX Earnings After the Close: JEF Other Key Events: Cantor Global Healthcare Conference (virtual), 9/27-9/30 North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, in Boston 9/29-10/2 Wolfe Utilities & Midstream Conference 2021, 9/28-9/31 Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 6.83 points, or 0.16%, to 4,359.46 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 90.73 points, or 0.26%, to 34,390.72 The Nasdaq Composite slipped -34.24 points, or 0.24%, to 14,512.44 The Russell 2000 Index declined -4.47 points, or 0.20% to 2,225.31 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -0.11 74.72 Brent -0.22 78.42 Gold -1.75 1,724.60 EUR/USD -0.0025 1.1573 JPY/USD 0.01 111.97 10-Year Note -0.015 1.524% World News China Manufacturing PMI for Sept reported at 49.6, below the 50.0 estimate and prior 50.1 reading, the first contraction since Feb. 2020. China Non-Manufacturing PMI for Sept at 53.2, above est. 49.8 and prior reading of 47.5 in Aug Senate Democrats said they have a bill they think can avoid a Friday government shutdown while finding support across party lines. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will hold a vote this morning, paving the way to President Joe Biden’s desk prior to the midnight deadline. Sector News Breakdown Consumer Herman Miller ($MLHR) 1Q adj EPS $0.49 vs est. $0.50 on sales $789.7Mm vs est. $648.2Mm; guides 2Q adj EPS $0.55-0.61 vs est. $0.57, sees 2Q sales $1.025-1.065B vs est. $748.3Mm Churchill Downs ($CHDN) board approved a $500M share buyback program McCormick ($MKC) Q3 EPS $0.80 vs. est. $0.72; Q3 sales rose 8% to $1.55B vs. est. $1.54B; sees adjusted eps $2.97 to $3.02 down from prior $3.00-$3.05 (est. $3.01), while boosts the lower end of sales range for year to +12% to +13%, from prior +11% to +13% and sees operating income +2% to +4%, down from prior +6% to +8% Uber Technologies ($UBER) has launched the first official Holiday Shop on the Uber Eats platform in partnership with Proper Companies’ holiday division Starbucks ($SBUX) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities Kaival Brands ($KAVL)7M share Spot Secondary priced at $1.70 Olaplex Holdings ($OLPX)7M share IPO priced at $21.00 Energy, Industrials, & Materials Virgin Galactic ($SPCE) shares rise 10%; is cleared to fly by the FAA following an investigation after the Unity 22 flight went slightly off-course in July. The FAA approved corrective actions that include updated calculations to expand the airspace for future flights and ensuring real-time mission notifications are sent to air traffic control. Landec Corp. ($LNDC) Q1 adj EPS loss (-$0.23) vs. est. loss (-$0.12); Q1 revs $128.8M vs. est. $129.2M; reiterates FY22 guidance with estimates loss of (-$0.03) and revs $547.2M Orion (ORN) announced two contract awards for its Marine segment totaling ~$200M. Solar Integrated Roofing ($SIRC) said its subsidiary USA Solar Networks has entered into a nationwide partnership with Sunnova Energy International (NOVA) to provide financing services across its National Dealer and Contractor Network. Financials FactSet ($FDS) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS and raise tgt to $415 from $303 Healthcare Perrigo ($PRGO) shares rose 11%; said it agreed to settle with tax authorities over a 2018 demand by the Irish Office of the Revenue Commissioners that the company pay 1.64B euros ($1.90B) in taxes. Ireland said in 2018 that intellectual property sales by Perrigo were taxed as tradable income at 12.5%, when it should have been treated as a chargeable gain at a rate of 33% Regeneron’s ($REGN), as published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), COVID-19 antibody cocktail REGEN-COV (Casirivimab and Imdevimab) led to a 70% reduction in the risk of hospitalization or death in high-risk infected individuals. AIM ImmunoTech ($AIM) announces clinical trial agreement for a phase 2a human challenge trial of Ampligen as a potential intranasal prophylaxis against respiratory viruses Lilly ($LLY) and Incyte ($INCY) said Olumiant significantly improved hair regrowth to at least 80% scalp coverage as early as 24 weeks across first completed phase 3 studies for alopecia areata Lilly ($LLY) said Tirzepatide led to greater improvements in liver fat content and abdominal adipose tissue compared to titrated insulin degludec in adults with type 2 diabetes in an MRI sub-study phase 3 SURPASS-3 clinical trial. The results were presented today at the 57th European Association for the Study of Diabetes ($EASD) Annual Meeting in an EASD-sponsored symposium. Technology, Media & Telecom Nintendo ($NTDOY) issued a press release insisting that Bloomberg’s seeming revelation that Nintendo was pushing developers to build 4K-resolution games for an upcoming but potentially canceled “Switch Pro” handheld was entirely incorrect. Separately, it says that it has no plans for any new Nintendo Switch other than the slightly refined OLED model that’ll be out next week. Snowflake ($SNOW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG with $353 tgt
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By Anshuman Daga and Andrew Galbraith SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China Evergrande agreed to settle interest payments on a domestic bond on Wednesday, while the Chinese central bank injected cash into the banking system, soothing fears of imminent contagion from the debt-laden property developer. Evergrande, Asia's biggest junk bond issuer, is so entangled with China's broader economy that its fate has kept global stock and bond markets on tenterhooks as late debt payments could trigger so-called cross-defaults. Many financial institutions have exposure to Evergrande through direct loans and indirect holdings, while any defaults will also trigger sell-offs in the high-yield credit market. In an effort to reassure investors, the People's Bank of China's injected 90 billion yuan to the banking system, signalling support for markets as they braced for what is expected to be one of China's largest-ever debt restructurings. Evergrande is scrambling to avoid defaulting on a number of bonds with payments due this week and its main unit, Hengda Real Estate Group, said on Wednesday it had "resolved" one coupon payment due on Thursday on its Shenzhen-traded 5.8% September 2025 bond, via "private negotiations". It did not specify how much interest would be paid or when, nor did Hengda mention Evergrande's other pressing debts, leaving it unclear what this means for $83.5 billion in dollar bond interest payments due on Thursday. Evergrande did not immediately respond to questions about its deal or its intentions. But engagement with bondholders, a common way to avoid default, on top of chairman Hui Ka Yuan's vow this week that Evergrande would "walk out of its darkest moment," cheered investors and soothed markets more broadly. "These events seem to suggest that the company is taking control of the situation and is trying its best to work out a solution with creditors," Singapore-based Dexter Tan, a senior fixed income analyst at Bondsupermart.com, said. Evergrande, which epitomised the borrow-to-build business model and was once China's top-selling developer, also has a $47.5 million dollar-bond interest payment due next week. "We do not have a clearer picture as how Evergrande settled its onshore coupon," Singapore-based Chuanyo Zhou, a credit analyst at Lucror Analytics, said. "It doesn't look like a cash payment. It may still miss the coupon on offshore bonds due tomorrow." Evergrande's Hong Kong shares did not trade due to a public holiday but rose 40% in Frankfurt to 0.38 euros ($0.45). Its dollar bonds maturing next year and in 2024 remained below 30 cents on the dollar. In the wider market, the U.S. dollar slipped and S&P 500 futures rose in Asia and European trade. [MKTS/GLOB] BREAKDOWN Analysts have been downplaying the risk that a collapse threatens a "Lehman moment", or liquidity crunch, which freezes the financial system and spreads globally. Only some $20 billion of $305 billion outstanding debts is owed offshore, according to Refinitiv data. But the risk of failure remains high, particularly if offshore bondholders are less willing than those in China to cut deals, and the fallout has already begun to trigger tremors in the property market of the world's second-largest economy. "Developers there have long claimed that the success of their business is driven by the three carriages: high turnover, high gross profit, and high leverage," said Michael Pettis, a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, in a blog post. "But all of these proverbial carriages are breaking down as the effects of Evergrande's crisis spread." There is also mounting political pressure to act as the anger of retail investors with their savings sunk in Evergrande properties or wealth management products swells. Asked at a regular daily briefing on Wednesday whether China would take measures to intervene, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian only referred to the "responsible departments". Despite the risks, some funds have been increasing their positions in recent months. BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) and investment banks HSBC and UBS have been among the largest buyers of Evergrande's debt, Morningstar https://www.morningstar.hk/hk/news/215418/whos-buying-evergrandes-bonds.aspx?lang=en-hk data and a blog post showed. Other bondholders include UBS Asset Management and Amundi, Europe's largest asset manager. ($1 = 6.4665 Chinese yuan)($1 = 0.8524 euros)
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NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) -China Evergrande Group's main unit said on Wednesday it would make a coupon payment on its domestic bonds on Sept. 23, offering some relief to jittery markets that had been on edge over fears that a default of China's No. 2 developer could ripple through the global financial system. Hengda Real Estate Group said in a statement it would make the coupon payment on its Shenzhen-traded 5.8% September 2025 bond on time on Sept. 23. The announcement comes as Evergrande, once the country's top-selling developer, inches closer to a key deadline for an interest payment on a dollar bond, with financial markets tense even as investors and analysts played down the threat of its troubles becoming the country's "Lehman moment." Hengda Real Estate's coupon payment totals 232 million yuan ($35.88 million), according to Refinitiv data. "We are still trying to understand what this payment means for the other bonds but I imagine they would want to stabilise the market and make other coupon payments, given the close scrutiny," said a source familiar with the situation who declined to be identified as they are not authorised to speak to the media. U.S. stock futures, the yuan and the risk-sensitive Australian dollar rose, while safe-haven assets such as the yen and U.S. Treasuries slipped. Evergrande is set to make its onshore bond payment on time, but the developer has not indicated whether it will be able to pay $83.5 million in interest due on its March 2022 bond on Thursday. It has another $47.5 million payment due on Sept. 29 for March 2024 notes. Both bonds would default if Evergrande fails to settle the interest within 30 days of the scheduled payment dates. Trade in Evergrande's onshore exchange-traded bonds has been halted since Sept. 16, when Hengda Real Estate applied to suspend trading for a day. While trading technically resumed on Sept. 17, it now only takes place through negotiated transactions in what traders said was an attempt to curb volatility. While concerns about the spillover from a messy collapse roiled markets on Monday, U.S. stocks were flat on Tuesday and Chinese shares fell in early trade after a two-day public holiday. But China's property index recovered losses and was up more than 3%, while banking stocks were down around 3%. Evergrande is so deeply intertwined with China's broader economy - from retail investors to infrastructure-related firms that are a gauge for global commodities demand - that fears over contagion have kept financial markets on tenterhooks. "There's been a fair bit of concern about the possibility of contagion," analysts at New York-based Bespoke wrote in a research note on Tuesday. "But so far that concern isn't showing up in parts of the credit markets that have served well as red flags for broader credit crunches in the past." Evergrande missed interest payments due Monday to at least two of its largest bank creditors, Bloomberg reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-21/evergrande-misses-loan-payments-to-banks-as-bond-deadlines-loom on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The missed payments had been expected as China's housing ministry had said that the company would be unable to pay on time, Bloomberg said. As investors and policymakers around the world tried to assess the potential fallout, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler said the U.S. market is in a better position to absorb a potential global shock from a major company default than it was before the 2007-2009 financial crisis. FED MEETING Fed Chair Jerome Powell will likely be asked about the fallout from Evergrande when he speaks after the Fed's two-day meeting that wraps up on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET. (1800 GMT). Despite the looming default, some funds have been increasing their positions in recent months. Fund giant BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) and investment banks HSBC and UBS have been among the largest buyers of Evergrande's debt, Morningstar https://www.morningstar.hk/hk/news/215418/whos-buying-evergrandes-bonds.aspx?lang=en-hk data and a blog post showed. Other bondholders include UBS Asset Management and Amundi, Europe's largest asset manager. In any default scenario, Evergrande, teetering https://www.reuters.com/world/china/chinas-house-cards-evergrande-threatens-wider-real-estate-market-2021-09-14 between a messy meltdown, a managed collapse or the less likely prospect of a bailout by Beijing, will need to restructure the bonds, but analysts expect a low recovery ratio for investors. S&P Global (NYSE:SPGI) Ratings said on Monday it believed the Chinese government would only act in the event of a far-reaching contagion posing systemic risks to the economy. "I would characterise Evergrande as a telegraphed and controlled detonation," said Samy Muaddi, the portfolio manager of the $5.1 billion T. Rowe Price Emerging Markets Bond fund, who does not have a position in the company. BNP Paribas (OTC:BNPQY) estimated in a research note that less than $50 billion of Evergrande's $300 billion outstanding debt is financed by bank loans, suggesting the Chinese banking sector will have a sufficient buffer to absorb potential bad debts. Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) subsidiaries serve as trustee and payment agent for a China Evergrande bond that matures in March 2022 and has $83.5 million in interest coming due on Thursday. "We do not have any direct lending exposure to Evergrande; our indirect exposure through counterparty credit risk is small and with no single significant concentration," Citigroup spokesperson Danielle Romero-Apsilos said in an email on Tuesday. She declined to comment on Evergrande's scheduled payments. Evergrande's Hong Kong-listed shares fell as much as 7% on Tuesday, having tumbled 10% the previous day, on fears its $305 billion in debt could trigger widespread losses in China's financial system in the event of a collapse. The Hong Kong stock market was closed on Wednesday for a holiday.
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By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - International investors that have been piling into China in recent years are now bracing for one of its great falls as the troubles of over-indebted property giant China Evergrande come to a head. The developer's woes have been snowballing since May. Dwindling resources set against 2 trillion yuan ($305 billion) of liabilities have wiped nearly 80% off its stock and bond prices and an $80 million bond coupon payment now looms next week. What happens then is unclear. Bankers have said it will most likely miss the payment and go into a kind of suspended animation where authorities step in and sell some of its assets, but it could easily get messy. "We will have to see what happens," said Sid Dahiya, head of EM corporate bonds at abrdn, formerly Aberdeen Standard, in London, which holds a small sliver of the bonds. "They are probably working on a deal in the background, but we don't have any clarity and we don't really have any precedents, so it is uncharted water." Evergrande warned just over two weeks ago that it risked defaulting on its debt if it failed to raise cash. Since then it has said that no progress has been made with those efforts. Analysts say the bigger picture is that if Evergrande - which has more than 1,300 real estate projects in over 280 cities - does topple, it will firmly dispel the idea that some Chinese firms are too big to fail. It would probably still apply to big state-linked firms of course, but it comes too after Beijing's clampdowns on big tech firms like Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) and Tencent wiped nearly a trillion dollars off its markets earlier in year. Contagion from Evergrande has largely been confined to China's other highly-indebted "high-yield" firms which have also slumped, but Hong Kong's heavyweight Hang Seng also hit a 10-month low on Thursday showing there is some spread. There are big name global funds involved too. EMAXX data shows that Amundi, Europe's largest asset manager, was the largest overall holder of Evergrande's international bonds although it is likely to have sold at least some before things turned really ugly. The Paris-headquartered firm had just under $93 million of a $625 million bond due for repayment in June 2025 the EMAXX data shows. UBS Asset Management was the number two holder in that issue with $85 million as well as one of the bigger overall holders. Amundi's Co-Head of EM Corporate & EM High Yield, Colm d’Rosario described the fundamental picture for many Chinese firms as intact "For now, however, we await the commencement of a restructuring process (of Evergrande) to gather more information." "It remains to be seen the scale of loss that investors will face." ) " onerror="this.style.display='none'" class="msg-img" /> UNWIND Back in April Evergrande's bonds were trading around 90 cents on the dollar, now they are closer to 25 cents. "It was always priced as a risky high-yield investment but what prices are telling you today is that there was some surprise that the government would let it go fully," said the head of emerging market debt at U.S. fund Aegon (NYSE:AEG) Asset Management Jeff Grills. He added it has been a text book example where investors had been lured in by the 10% plus interest rate the bonds had provided. According to the letter Evergrande sent to the Chinese government late last year, its liabilities involve more than 128 banks and over 120 other types of institutions. A group of Evergrande bondholders has selected investment bank Moelis (NYSE:MC) & Co and law firm Kirkland & Ellis as advisers on a potential restructuring of a tranche of bonds, two sources close to the matter said. Other funds also exposed to the bonds include the world's biggest asset manager BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), as well dozens more such as Fidelity, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) asset management and PIMCO. Major U.S. financial firms including BlackRock and Goldman, and the likes of Blackstone (NYSE:BX), are due to meet with officials from China's central bank and its banking and securities regulators later on Thursday. ) " onerror="this.style.display='none'" class="msg-img" /> Debt analysts hope though the damage might not be too widespread. The holdings are tiny compared to those big investment firms' overall size. Also only $6.75 billion of near $20 billion of Evergrande debt are included on JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM)'s CEMBI index which big emerging market corporate debt buyers use as a kind of shopping list. Others are still wary though of the wider signal it sends. "This is part of a self-reinforcing dynamic in which rising insolvency risk sets off financial distress costs, which in turn increase insolvency risk," Michael Pettis, a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, said on twitter. "Until regulators step in and credibly address insolvency risk across the board, conditions are likely only to deteriorate." Some veteran emerging market crisis watchers also think the troubles still have further to run. "This unwind hasn't even really started," said Hans Humes at EM debt-focused hedge fund Greylock Capital.
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Friday, August 27, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 84.00 0.24% 35,244 S&P 500 13.25 0.30% 4,479 Nasdaq 54.50 0.35% 15,328 U.S. futures are pointing to a rebound for U.S. stocks as markets prepare for a speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that could provide with clues about the central bank’s timeline for pulling back on stimulus. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury dipped Friday to 1.345% as investors awaited Powell’s speech at the Jackson Hole symposium, while U.S. stocks bounce after yesterday’s decline. Wall Street closed lower on Thursday, ending a streak of all-time closing highs on concerns over developments in Afghanistan, while fears of a potential shift in U.S. Federal Reserve policy prompted a broad but shallow sell-off. All three major U.S. stock indexes ended the session in the red, with the S&P and the Nasdaq notching their first down day in six. The sell-off firmed after hawkish commentary Dallas President Robert Kaplan who said he believes the economic recovery warrants tapering to commence in October, St. Louis’s James Bullard called for a start in the fall, while Kansas City’s Esther George said a move should be made sometime this year (none are policy voters in 2021). Meanwhile, the economy grew at a slightly faster pace than originally reported in the second quarter, fully recovering its losses from the most abrupt downturn in U.S. history, according to the Commerce Department. But jobless claims, though still on a downward trajectory, ticked higher last week. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index fell -101 points to 27,641, the Shanghai Index rose 20 points to 3,522, and the Hang Seng Index was down slightly at 25,407. In Europe, the German DAX is little changed at 15,790, while the FTSE 100 is also little changed at 7,125. Events Calendar for Today 8:30 AM ET Personal Income MoM for July…est. 0.2% 8:30 AM ET Personal Spending MoM for July…est. 0.3% 8:30 AM ET PCE Price Index MoM for July…est. 8:30 AM ET PCE Price Index YoY for July 8:30 AM ET Core PCE Price Index MoM for July…est. 0.3% 8:30 AM ET Core PCE Price Index YoY for July…est. 3.6% 8:30 AM ET Advance Goods Trade Balance for July 10:00 AM ET University of Michigan Confidence, Aug-F…est. 70.7 1:00 PM EST Baker Hughes Weekly rig count data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: BIG, HIBB Other Key Events: UBS China Telco, Media, Internet Virtual Conference 2021, 8/23-8/27 Jackson Hole 2021 Economic Policy Symposium, 8/26-8/28 Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index slumped -26.19 points, or 0.58%, to 4,470.00 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -192.38 points, or 0.54%, to 35,213.12 The Nasdaq Composite dropped -96.05 points, or 0.64%, to 14,945.81 The Russell 2000 Index declined -25.29 points, or 1.13% to 2,213.98 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 1.10 68/52 Brent 1.06 72.13 Gold 2.85 1,795.25 EUR/USD 0.0005 1.1757 JPY/USD 0.04 110.13 10-Year Note +0.00 1.344% Sector News Breakdown Consumer Gap Inc. ($GPS) 2Q adj EPS $0.70 vs est. $0.46 on revs $4.2B vs est. $4.13B, Gap global comps -5%, ON global comps flat; guides FY adj EPS $2.10-2.25 from $1.60-$1.75 and vs est. $1.80, sees FY sales about +30% vs est. +24.3% Peloton ($PTON) disappoints as misses top/bottom line, slashes price on bikes and warns of higher costs; 4Q revs $937Mm vs est. $927.2Mm, EPS loss ($1.05) vs est. ($0.45), 4Q avg net monthly connected fitness churn 0.73%; guides 1Q revs about $800Mm below est. $1B; identified material weakness over financial reporting with respect to identification and valuation of inventory; won’t result in any restatements of historical results Big Lots ($BIG) shares fall -8%; Q2 EPS $1.09 vs. est. $1.13; Q2 revs $1.46B vs. est. $1.48B; Q2 comp store sales fell (-13.2%) vs. est. decline (-11.4%); sees Q3 EPS loss (20c-10c) vs. est. +$0.09; expects full-year EPS of $5.90 to $6.05, which is below expectations of $6.66 Hibbett Sports ($HIBB) Q2 EPS $2.86 vs. est. $1.42; Q2 revs $419.3M vs. est. $320.89M; Q2 comp store sales fell (-6.4%) as brick-and-mortar comparable sales declined (-3.8%) and e-commerce sales decreased (-20.4%); raises FY22 GAAP EPS view to $11.00-$11.50 from $8.50-$9.00 (est. $9.19); raises year comp sales view to positive mid-teens, up from prior range of positive high-single digits to positive low-double digits F45 Training Holdings Inc. ($FXLV) 2Q EPS ($1.04) vs est. $0.02 on revs $26.8Mm vs est. $24.5Mm, comps +126%; guides FY revs $132-137Mm vs est. $131.5Mm Ollie’s Bargain ($OLLI) Q2 adj EPS $0.52 vs. est. $0.55; Q2 revs $415.9M vs. est. $435.9M; Q2 comp store sales down (-28.0%) from prior year Energy, Industrials and Materials Select Energy ($WTTR) files to sell 3.6M shares of Class A common stock for holders Financials WesBanco Inc. ($WSBC) board authorized adoption of new stock repurchase plan for purchase of up to an additional 3.2 mln shares WEX Inc. ($WEX), announced that its Board of Directors has extended its share repurchase program that was initiated in 2017 and was set to expire on September 30, 2021. Under the renewed repurchase program, the Company may repurchase up to $150 million worth of the company’s common stock. Technology, Media & Telecom com Holdings ($BILL) Q4 Non-GAAP EPS loss (-$0.07) vs. est. loss (-$0.04); Q4 revs rose 86% to $78.3M vs. est. $62.1M; Q4 Organic Core Revenue Increased 73% YoY; Q4 Transaction Fees Increased 204% YoY; Subscription fees were $31.2M, up 32% YoY; sees Q1 EPS loss 921c-20c) on revs %=$103.2M-$104.2M vs. est. loss (5c) and $67.8M Dell Inc. ($DELL) Q2 Non-GAAP EPS $2.24 vs. est. $2.03; Q2 revs $26.1B vs. est. $25.53B; client solutions group revenue for q2 was up 27% to $14.3B; said qtrly VMware revenue was $3.15B, up 8%; said expects to pay down at least $16.0B in debt for FY 2022; ended qtr with remaining performance obligations of $46B, up 24% and cash and investments of $13.6B Domo Inc. ($DOMO) 2Q adj EPS ($0.30) vs est. ($0.36) on revs $62.8Mm vs est. $60.9Mm; guides 3Q revs $63.5-64.5Mm vs est. $63.4Mm, sees adj EPS loss $0.33-0.37 vs est. loss $0.37; guides FY adj EPS loss $1.31-1.39 vs est. loss $1.34 Hewlett-Packard ($HPQ) 3Q adj EPS $1.00 vs est. $0.84 on revs $15.3B vs est. $15.9B; guides 4Q adj EPS $0.84-0.90 vs est. $0.81; guides FY adj EPS $3.69-3.75 vs est. $3.49 Marvell Technology (MRVL) Q2 adj EPS $0.34 vs. est. $0.31; Q2 revs $1.076B vs. est. $1.08B; sees Q3 EPS $0.10 plus/minus $0.04 vs. est. $0.37; sees Q3 revs $1.145B plus/minus 3% vs. est. $1.15B NXP Semiconductor ($NXPI) approved a $2 bln expansion of its 2021 share repurchase program and has approved payment of an interim dividend of $0.5625 per ordinary share for Q3 VMWare ($VMW) Q2 Non-GAAP EPS $1.75 vs. est. $1.64; Q2 revs $3.14B vs. est. $3.1B; said Q2 Subscription and SaaS ARR increasing 26% year-over-year to $3.2 billion; said remain on track for planned spin-off from Dell Technologies Inc. in early Nov 2021; combination of subscription and SaaS and license revenue was $1.51 billion, an increase of 12% QoQ; subscription and SaaS revenue for Q2 was $776 million, an increase of 23% YoY Workday ($WDAY) Q2 EPS $1.23 vs. est. $0.78; Q2 revs $1.26B vs est. $1.24B, subscription revs $1.11B +19.5%; qtr end subscription revenue backlog $10.58B +23.1%; adj op margin 23.2% vs est. 19.6% Mogu ($MOGU) announces new $10M share repurchase program Apple Inc ($AAPL) on Thursday said it had reached a proposed settlement on a class-action lawsuit brought by small developers on its App Store and would make changes to its business as a result. Alibaba ($BABA) shares fall after China is seeking to tighten oversight of the algorithms technology companies use to drive their business, issuing far-reaching draft rules in Beijing’s latest move to crackdown on its internet sector.
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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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Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 59.00 0.17% 35,340 S&P 500 8.25 0.19% 4,484 Nasdaq 45.50 0.30% 15,350 U.S. futures are looking higher, adding to the record setting performances by the S&P 500 and Nasdaq yesterday on further vaccine approval optimism yesterday, while China stocks rebound for the first time in 2-weeks. Last week’s stock market pullback (if you can call 1% a pullback) is all but a memory as stocks surged on Monday, with the S&P 500 hitting an intraday record high along with the Nasdaq notching another new record close. Helping positive sentiment was the U.S. FDA granting full approval to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and its partner BioNTech SE. Investors were also looking ahead to the Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole symposium, which gets underway later this week. Energy led the way among S&P 500 sectors, rising 3.8% as crude prices rose about 5%, snapping its 7-day losing streak from last week, while defensive sectors such as utilities lagged. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index jumped 237 points to 27,732, the Shanghai Index gains 37 points to 3,514 and the Hang Seng Index jumps 618 points to 25,727. In Europe, the German DAX rises over 50 points above 15,900, while the FTSE 100 is down a few points holding around the 7,100 level. The big event for markets this week will take place in Jackson Hole at the economic symposium of the Federal Reserve. While some officials have stated plans to scale back stimulus, threats from the Delta variant have raised questions about whether they will hold off on signaling a taper timeline on $120B/month in bond buying. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index jumped 37.86 points, or 0.85%, to 4,479.53 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 215.63 points, or 0.61%, to 35,335.71 The Nasdaq Composite spiked 227.99 points, or 1.55%, to 14,942.65 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 40.70 points, or 1.88% to 2,208.30 Events Calendar for Today 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 4:30 PM ET API Weekly Inventory Data 10:00 AM ET New Home Sales MoM for July 10:00 AM ET Richmond Fed Manufacturing for Aug Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: AAP, CTRN, IMBI Earnings After the Close: ELMD, HEI, INTU, JWN, PSEC, SCSC, TOL, URBN, XPOF Other Key Events: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 8/21-8/25, in Orlando, FL UBS China Telco, Media, Internet Virtual Conference 2021, 8/23-8/27 Truist Texas Bank Virtual Summit, 8/23-8/24 Craig Hallum Online Gaming Conference 8/24 Piper Sandler MedTech and Diagnostics California Bus Tour (virtual), 8/24-8/26 Raymond James Diversified Industrials Virtual Conference, 8/24-8/25 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 1.10 66.74 Brent 1.23 69.98 Gold -0.30 1,805.15 EUR/USD -0.0006 1.1739 JPY/USD 0.03 109.73 10-Year Note +0.012 1.267% World News The House of Representatives scrapped a planned vote on Monday to advance two key economic proposals of President Biden’s $4.1T economic agenda. The chamber will reconvene at 12 p.m. ET today Sector News Breakdown Consumer Advance Auto Parts ($AAP) Q2 adj EPS $3.40 vs. est. $3.03; Q2 revs $2.6B vs. est. $2.62B; Q2 comp store sales +5.8%; increased full year 2021 guidance as now sees FY comparable store sales up 6.0% to 8.0% (from 4%-6%) and raises year sales view to $10.6B-$10.8B (from $10.4B-$10.6B) Mister Car Wash ($MCW) announces 12M share offering of common stock for holders Camping World ($CWH) raises quarterly dividend 100% to 50c from 25c per share Energy, Industrials and Materials International Flavors & Fragrances ($IFF) signed a deal to sell its microbial control unit to German specialty chemicals maker Lanxess, with the deal being valued at $1.3 billion, the companies said. Ferroglobe (GSM) Q2 EPS 2c vs. (7c) last year; Q2 revs $418.5M vs. $250.0M last year; Adjusted EBITDA of $34.1M, up 54.5% compared to $22.1M in Q1 2021; Positive operating cash flow of $37.8M and a return to positive net cash flow of $21.6M S.-listed energy shares rise premarket for a second day, mirroring strength in oil prices as hopes of improved coronavirus vaccination rates buoy energy’s demand outlook, after WTI crude snapped its 7-day losing streak yesterday The Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, is launching a review of how Boeing ($BA) employees handle safety matters following a survey that found 35% of a small sample of employees reported issues with undue pressure and difficulties being transparent with regulators – WSJ Financials Riot Blockchain ($RIOT) Q2 EPS 22c vs. est. 5c; Q2 revs $31.5M vs. est. $30.91M; Q2 total cash and Bitcoin of $195.4M as of June 30; Increased mining revenue margin to 70% for the three-month period ended June 30, 2021, as compared to 25% for the same three-month period in 2020 Banco Santander SA said Tuesday that its U.S. subsidiary Santander Holdings USA, Inc. will acquire the remaining shares it doesn’t already own in Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. ($SC) for roughly $2.5 billion; Santander Holdings USA will buy the outstanding shares in Santander Consumer USA Holdings for $41.50 apiece via an all-cash tender offer https://bit.ly/3jchUiZ Healthcare Cigna ($CI) announces $2B accelerated buyback Cara Therapeutics ($CARA) shares rise after the company and Switzerland’s Vifor announced U.S. FDA approval for Korsuva kidney disease drug Theravance Biopharma, inc. (TBPH) announces top-line results from phase 2b dose-finding induction study of Izencitinib in patients with ulcerative colitis. Izencitinib was well-tolerated and safety data were consistent with expectations for this gut-selective pan-jak inhibitor. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study did not meet primary endpoint: change in total mayo score at week eight, vs placebo At least six U.S. states, including Georgia, have decided they will not fully sign on to a proposed $26 billion settlement with three drug distributors ($ABC, $CAH, $MCK) and Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ), which have been accused of fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic, according to the states’ attorneys general – Reuters Technology, Media & Telecom Palo Alto Networks ($PANW) Q4 adj EPS $1.60 vs. est. $1.43; Q4 revenue $1.2B vs. est. $1.17B; Q4 billings +34% to $1.9B; guides 1Q adj EPS $1.55-1.58 vs est. $1.59, sees 1Q revs +26-28% vs est. 21% and total billings $1.29-1.31B; guides FY22 adj EPS $7.15-7.25 vs est. $7.07, sees FY revs +24-25% vs est. +18.4% and billings $6.60-6.65B China stocks rebound ($BABA, $JD, $TCHEY, $BIDU) as Bloomberg reported Cathie Wood joins bargain hunters as Ark bought back into JD.com (JD) and Tencent Holdings ($TCEHY) shares rise after the company bought back 230,000 shares for HK$100.9 mln ($12.95 mln) on Aug. 23, according to HK Exchange filing https://bloom.bg/2WcxBy5 Tencent Holdings ($TCEHY) shares rise after the company bought back 230,000 shares for HK$100.9 mln ($12.95 mln) on Aug. 23, according to HK Exchange filing Crowdstrike ($CRWD) to replace Maxim Integrated ($MXIM) in the Nasdaq-100 Aug 26th The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has started to issue new disclosure requirements to Chinese companies seeking to list in New York as part of a push to boost investor awareness of the risks involved, according to a document reviewed by Reuters and people familiar with the matter
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Monday, August 23, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 157.00 0.45% 35,215 S&P 500 15.25 0.34% 4,452 Nasdaq 40.50 0.27% 15,127 Stock futures are looking higher, trying to rebound after last week’s modest losses, boosted by hopes that the U.S. FDA is aiming to give full approval to Pfizer’s ($PFE) COVID-19 vaccine today (as per a NYTimes article Friday) and as investors looked to the Jackson Hole symposium later in the week for hints on future Federal Reserve policy. Oil prices rebound, rising around 3%, looking to snap its 7-day losing streak as prices fell over 9% last week. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index jumped 480 points (1.78%) to 27,494, the Shanghai Index gains 49 points (or 1.45%) to 3,477 and the Hang Seng Index rises 259 points to 25,109. In Europe, the German DAX is higher by 40-points to 15,850, while the FTSE 100 gains 30 points to 7,120. Stocks slumped last week as the S&P 500 drops 0.59%, Dow down 1.12%, Nasdaq loses 0.73%, but YTD performance remains impressive with the S&P +18.25%, the Dow +14.74%, the Nasdaq +14.17% and the Russell 2000 +13.14% (gold -5.91%, Bitcoin +57.52% and oil +30.87%). The S&P and Dow were weighed down by steep losses among shares of economically-sensitive companies like banks, materials companies and energy producers this week as the Fed signaled that it will scale back some of its easy money policies. Other factors playing a role in volatility last week included an uptick in Covid-19 infections and a slowdown in China’s growth that could impede the economic recovery. Bitcoin prices topped $50K over the weekend, the first time since mid-May (15th) in a continuation of last week’s advance Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 35.87 points, or 0.81%, to 4,441.67 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 225.98 points, or 0.65%, to 35,120.08 The Nasdaq Composite surged 172.86 points, or 1.19%, to 14,714.66 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 35.18 points, or 1.65% to 2,167.60 Events Calendar for Today 9:45 AM ET Markit Manufacturing PMI-F…est. 62.5 9:45 AM ET Market Composite Flash-PMI…est.58.3 9:45 AM ET Markit Services PMI-Flash…est.59.5 10:00 AM ET Existing Home Sales MoM for Aug…est. 5.83M Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: $JD, $MSGE Earnings After the Close: $FLXS, $MARK, $PANW Other Key Events: American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 8/21-8/25, in Orlando, FL UBS China Telco, Media, Internet Virtual Conference 2021, 8/23-8/27 Truist Texas Bank Virtual Summit, 8/23-8/24 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 1.90 64.04 Brent 2.06 67.24 Gold 7.40 1,788.50 EUR/USD 0.0019 1.1717 JPY/USD 0.29 110.07 10-Year Note +0.018 1.278% World News France Aug Mfg PMI: 57.3 in line; Services 65.4 vs 57.0 consensus Germany Aug Mfg PMI: 62.7 vs 65.0 consensus; Services 61.5 vs 61.0 consensus Eurozone Aug Mfg PMI: 61.5 vs 62.0 consensus; Services 59.7 vs 59.8 consensus UK Aug Mfg PMI: 60.1 vs 59.5 consensus; Services 55.5 vs 59.0 consensus Sector News Breakdown Consumer General Motors Co ($GM) to take a $1B charge to expand the recall of its Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles due to the risk of fires from the high-voltage battery pack; this comes on top of $800M in costs from previous Bolt recalls – Reuters Uber ($UBER), Lyft ($LYFT) and DoorDash ($DASH) fall after a California state judge strikes down a ballot measure that declared drivers for the companies were independent contractors Energy, Industrials and Materials The U.S. Defense Department ordered U.S. airlines to provide 18 planes to transport evacuees, saying the extra capacity will help military aircraft focus on operations in and out of Kabul Stem ($STEM) a positive mention in Barron’s saying the company that installs batteries for utilities and sells software to manage them, is an attractive renewable energy bet. Business inquiries have picked up since the company received a $475 million cash injection through a SPAC merger in April, the CEO said. Revenue is expected to more than double in 2022 Maxar Technologies ($MAXR) won a 5-year, $60M contract from the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to continue development and operations of a classified big data analytics program SPI Energy ($SPI) said its wholly owned Phoenix Motorcars subsidiary expands R&D and production capabilities; Phoenix Motorcars signed a long-term lease agreement for the facility located in Anaheim, California Ardmore Shipping ($ASC) files to sell $50M of common stock Financials Jefferies ($JEF) mentioned positively in Barron’s calling it a “rising star” on Wall Street and it will benefit from European banks’ pullback from the U.S. capital markets. CEO Rich Handler told Barron’s the investment bank is “long-term oriented” in its approach and is in no hurry to sell its merchant-banking business. PayPal ($PYPL) will allow customers in the UK to buy, sell and hold bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies starting this week – Reuters Healthcare The FDA is targeting full approval of Pfizer ($PFE)-BioNTech’s ($BNTX) two-dose Covid-19 vaccine on Monday, August 23, further expediting an earlier timeline for licensing the shot, The New York Times reported Axsome Therapeutics Inc ($AXSM) rises over 30%; said the FDA was unable to complete its review of the company’s drug to treat major depressive disorder by the target action date of Aug. 22; said the FDA did not request additional information, adding that the review of the application was ongoing. Orphazyme ($ORPH) rises more than 20% after the Danish biotech company posted results from the trial of its key drug candidate for a genetic disorder Niemann-Pick disease type C, two months after it was rejected in the U.S. Technology, Media & Telecom com ($JD) Q2 Non-GAAP EPS of $0.45 beats by $0.11; GAAP EPS of $0.08 misses by $0.13; Q2 revs $39.3B beats by $1.12B; annual active customer accounts increased by 27.4% Y/Y to 531.9 million in the twelve months ended June 30, 2021. Intel ($INTC) wins us government project to develop leading-edge foundry ecosystem; Intel Foundry Services will lead the first phase of the U.S. department of defense’s ramp-c program to establish a domestic commercial foundry infrastructure. Nokia ($NOK) announced that it has been selected by A1 Telekom Austria Group (A1) to extend its 5G footprint outside of Austria into Bulgaria, Serbia, and Slovenia. Barron’s said investors should have more confidence in Spotify ($SPOT), noting while its audience growth is losing steam, Spotify is poised to post a profit in 2022, making it a promising bet as a market- leading subscription service in a growing sector Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. ($NXST), announced on Friday it acquired The Hill for $130 million (plus working capital adjustments), in a transaction that is expected to be immediately accretive to Nexstar’s operating results. The Hill is the nation’s leading, independent, political digital media platform.
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Thursday, August 12, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 40.00 0.12% 35,413 S&P 500 2.25 0.05% 4,442 Nasdaq 5.50 0.04% 15,025 Another day, another record high for the Dow and S&P 500 as futures are pointing to a slightly higher open, building on the ongoing upside momentum that pushed the S&P 500 to its 45th all-time high Wednesday. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are coming off all-time bests as consumer prices (CPI) data indicated U.S. inflation was in-line with estimates, raising hopes that growth may have peaked, while sectors tied to economic growth such as industrials, materials and metals advanced a second day on the heels of the passage of a large infrastructure bill. The July consumer price index increased 0.5% last month after climbing 0.9% in June, though on a YoY basis was above 5% again (ahead of today’s PPI data at 8:30 AM ET). Meanwhile, two Fed members (George and Kaplan) each said the central bank should announce its timeline to reduce its massive bondholding, with Kaplan calling for it to begin next month, with tapering to begin in October. Healthcare was also a drag on markets as S&P components MRNA and PFE fell after the drug regulator of the European Union said it was looking into new possible side-effects of mRNA COVID-19 shots. Asian shares dropped for the first time this week as China stepped up scrutiny of its insurance technology platforms while European stocks drift on mixed earnings results. The Nikkei Index slipped -55 points to 28,015, the Shanghai Index slid -7 points to 3,524, and the Hang Seng Index dropped -142 points (0.535) to settle at 26,517. In Europe, the German DAX is up over 60 points to 15,888, while the FTSE 100 is down a few points at 7,210. Events Calendar for Today 8:30 AM ET Weekly Jobless Claims…est. 375K 8:30 AM EST Continuing Claims…est. 2.88M 8:30 AM ET Producer Price Index (PPI) MoM for July…est. 0.6% 8:30 AM ET PPI Ex: Food & Energy (core) MoM for July…est. 0.5% 8:30 AM ET Producer Price Index (PPI) YoY for July…est. 7.3% 8:30 AM ET PPI Ex: Food & Energy (core) YoY for July…est. 5.6% 10:30 AM ET Weekly EIA Natural Gas Inventory Data 1:00 PM ET U.S. to sell $27 bln in 30-year bonds Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: AVXL, AZEK, BDR, BODY, BR, BTTR, CELH, EFOI, EMAN, EYE, FSTX, GRWG, HOOK, KELYA, MDP, MIDD, MKTW, NYC, PGTI, SOHO, TAST, UP, UTZ, VERU Earnings After the Close: ABNB, ACHV, AFIB, APDN, ASTR, AWH, BBI, BIOL, BLBD, BOXL, BW, CAPR, CODX, CRMD, DASH, DCO, DIS, EAR, FIGS, FLO, FRGI, HOFV, ICCC, INTZ, IPWR, KINS, LAZR, LIVX, LMB, LVOX, LZ, MOTS, OPGN, PHUN, PTE, SFE, SGHT, SOFI, TLMD, TPCS, VIVE, WISH, XL Other Key Events: BTIG HIMSS Digital Health Booth Tour (virtual), 8/11-8/12 Canaccord Genuity 41st Annual Growth Conference (virtual), 8/10-8/12 Cowen Annual Communications Infrastructure Hybrid Summit, 8/9-8/12 Cowen 9th Annual Internet & Media Bus Tour (virtual), 8/9-8/13 Credit Suisse 4th Annual FinTech Conference (virtual), 8/11-8/13 JPMorgan Auto Conference (virtual), 8/11-8/12 KeyBanc Capital Markets Technology Leadership Virtual Forum, 8/9-8/12 Oppenheimer 24th Annual Technology, Internet & Comm Conference (virtual), 8/10-8/12 Piper Biotech Virtual Tour, 8/10-8/12 UBS Financial Services Conference (virtual), 8/10-8/12 Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 10.95 points, or 0.25%, to 4,447.70 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 220.30 points, or 0.62%, to 35,484.97 The Nasdaq Composite slipped -22.95 points, or 0.16%, to 14,765.14 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 10.98 points, or 0.49% to 2,250.34 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -0.08 69.17 Brent -0.04 71.40 Gold 1.10 1,752.80 EUR/USD -0.0002 1.1737 JPY/USD -0.02 110.41 10-Year Note -0.008 1.351% World News The International Energy Agency (IEA) cut its outlook for global oil demand “sharply” for the rest of 2021 as the resurgence of coronavirus rocks major consumers and predicted a new surplus in 2022. The IEA cut its 2021 global oil demand growth forecast by 100,000 barrels a day, while upgrading its 2022 forecast by 200,000 barrels a day Eurozone Jun Industrial Production: m/m -0.3% vs -0.2% consensus; y/y 9.7% vs 10.4% consensus UK Q2 GDP: q/q 4.8% in-line; y/y 22.2% vs 22.1% consensus; UK Jun GDP: 1.0% vs 0.8% consensus; UK June Trade Balance: -£11.99b vs -£9.1b consensus; K June Ind Production m/m 0.7% vs 0.3% consensus, y/y 8.3% vs 9.4% consensus Sector News Breakdown Consumer DoorDash ($DASH) is said to have held talks to purchase Instacart over the past two months that may have valued the grocery delivery company at $40B to $50B. The talks felt apart in recent weeks at least partly over regulatory concerns, according to a report in The Information https://bit.ly/2VKi4F5 Core-Mark Holding ($CORE) said the waiting period under the HSR act for Performance Food Group’s (PFGC) planned purchased expired on Aug. 9 and the closing conditions for the deal have been satisfied Fisker Inc ($FSR) announces private offering of $600 mln 5-yr convertible notes Nio ($NIO) Q2 non-GAAP EPS loss (-$0.03) vs. est. loss (-$0.11); Revenue of $1.31B (+127% Y/Y) beats by $20M; said achieved a record-high quarterly delivery of 21,896 vehicles in Q2, followed by 7,931 vehicles in July, bringing the cumulative deliveries of NIO vehicles to 125,528 as of July 31, 2021 Blink Charging ($BLNK) 2Q EPS ($0.32) vs est. ($0.16) on revs $4.4Mm vs est. $2.6Mm eBay Inc. ($EBAY) Q2 adj EPS $0.99 vs. est. $0.95; Q2 revs $2.7B vs. est. $3.00B; expands share repurchase authorization by an additional $3B; entered agreement to sell about 135M shares of eBay’s Adevinta stock to Permira for over $2.4B, reducing ownership to 33%; announced an agreement to sell 80.01% of eBay Korea business to eMart for about $3B; guides Q3 revs $2.42B-$2.47B vs. est. $2.92B; annual active sellers grew by 5%, for total of 19M global active sellers Fossil Group ($FOSL) 2Q EPS ($0.02) on sales $411Mm; sees 3Q net sales +5-10%; guides FY net sales growth to approx +14-17%; Lordstown Motors ($RIDE) 2Q EPS ($0.61) vs est. ($0.49); pursuing external capital sources including debt and equity-linked securities; sees FY op exp $95-105Mm, expects to end 3Q with liquidity between 225-275Mm cash and equivalents without any funds from a capital raise Utz Brands ($UTZ) Q2 adj EPS 13c vs. est. 15c; Q2 revs $299.2M vs. est. $290.29M; sees FY 2021 adjusted shr $0.55 to $0.60; believes that consumer demand for its products will remain strong in second half of fiscal 2021; says continue to expect fiscal 2021 net sales consistent with fiscal 2020 pro forma net sales Vroom ($VRM) Q2 adj EPS loss (-$0.48), in-line with consensus; Q2 revs $761.89M vs. est. $637.99M; for Q2, had18,268 ecommerce units sold, up 172% YoY; Ecommerce revenue of $579.7 million, up 230% YoY; Ecommerce gross profit of $49.6 million, up 588% YoY Energy Array Technologies ($ARRY) 2Q EPS $0.00 vs est. $0.01 on revs $202.8Mm vs est. $231Mm; guides FY revs $850-940Mm vs est. $1B, sees FY adj EPS $0.15-0.25 vs est. $0.37 EnerSys ($ENS) Q adj EPS $1.25 vs est. $1.20 on revs $814.9Mm vs est. $810.5Mm, backlog grew $157Mm; guides 2Q adj EPS $1.03-1.13 vs est. $1.28 Canadian Solar ($CSIQ) Q2 EPS $0.18 vs. est. loss (-$0.30); Q2 revs $1.43B vs. est. $1.43B; Q2 solar module shipments of 3.7 GW, top end of 3.5 GW to 3.7 GW guidance; sees Q3 revs $1.2B-$1.4B vs. est. $1.62B; reducing its full year 2021 total module shipment guidance to 16 GW to 17 GW; reiterates its project sales guidance and total battery storage shipment guidance for FY 2021; carve-out IPO of CSI solar subsidiary remains on track Financials AllianceBernstein L.P. ($AB) preliminary assets under management increased to $748 billion during July 2021 from $738 billion at the end of June. Market appreciation and modest firmwide net inflows drove the 1% increase. Manning & Napier, Inc. ($MN) reported preliminary assets under management (“AUM”) as of July 31, 2021 of $22.5 billion, compared with $22.3 billion at June 30, 2021 Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. ($VCTR) reported assets under management (AUM) of $162.9 billion as of July 31, 2021. Opendoor Technologies (OPEN) Q2 EPS loss (-$0.24) vs. est. loss (-$0.34); Q2 revs $1.2B vs. est. $1.09B; Gross profit of $159 million, up 64% versus 1Q21; gross margin of 13.4%, up 40 basis points versus 1Q21; Adjusted EBITDA of $26 million versus ($2) million in 1Q21; adjusted EBITDA margin of 2.2% versus (0.3%) in 1Q21; sees Q3 revenue $1.8B-$1.9B vs. est. $1.52B Healthcare In vaccine news, NBC reports that the FDA would authorize a third shot of coronavirus vaccine as soon as Thursday for certain people with weakened immune systems. The decision to expand the emergency use of the vaccines from Moderna ($MRNA) and the Pfizer ($PFE)/BioNTech ($BNTX) shots Amwell ($AMWL) Q2 EPS loss (-$0.15) vs. est. loss (-$0.19); Q2 revs $60.2M vs. est. $61.7M; Q2 gross margins increased 600 bps to 44% of revenue versus 38% last quarter; said total visits of 1.3 million versus 1.6 million last quarter; lowers year revs to $252M-$262M from $260M-$270M and narrows year adj Ebitda loss view Fulcrum Therapeutics ($FULC)6M share secondary priced at $19.00 GoHealth ($GOCO) 2Q EPS ($0.12) vs est. ($0.04) on revs $196.9Mm vs est. $175.1Mm; guides FY revs $1.2-1.3B vs est. $1.24B, sees FY adj EBITDA $300-330Mm Hims & Hers ($HIMS) Q2 EPS loss (-$0.05) vs. est. loss (-$0.10); Q2 revs $60.7M vs. est. $56.49M; sees Q3 revs $69M-$71M vs. est. $58.31M and sees year revs $251M-$255M vs. est. $226.3M Xeris Pharmaceuticals ($XERS) announced it has received U.S. FDA clearance for phase 1 clinical trials for its hypothyroidism treatment Industrials & Materials Apogee Enterprises ($APOG) announced plans to realign and simplify its business structure to “bring a stronger focus to serving customers, enable a more competitive cost model, and better position the company for future growth and improved profitability; now expects to achieve $20M-$30M of annualized savings by the end of fiscal 2023 Royal Gold ($RGLD) 4Q EPS $1.25 vs est. $0.92 on revs $168Mm vs est. $165Mm; guides 1Q stream segment sales 62,000-67,000 GEOs with qtr-end inventory 22,000-27,000 GEOs Gates Industrial ($GTES) 25M share Secondary priced at $16.00
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Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 32.00 0.09% 35,187 S&P 500 -2.25 0.06% 4,427 Nasdaq -32.00 0.21% 15,012 U.S. stocks are looking mixed ahead of key economic data today, coming a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the benchmark S&P 500 each rose to record highs, buoyed by gains in economically sensitive value stocks such as materials, industrials, and building products after the Senate passed a $1 trillion infrastructure plan today with 19 Republicans joining all 50 Democrats voting to approve the bill that includes $550B in new funding, and it will now move to the House. Early this morning the Senate Democrats passed the $3.5 trillion budget framework, opening a path for President Joe Biden’s economic agenda. However, tech weakness dragged down the Nasdaq Composite led by large cap names on Tuesday, with more weakness early. Crude posted its biggest intraday gain in more than two weeks, while the U.S. dollar climbed to a three-week high and Treasury yields hit their highest levels since mid-July (1.34%). Meanwhile, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said supply disruptions are raising prices, but it’s unclear whether they will lead to continuous gains in inflation. Those headlines come ahead of today’s consumer price index (CPI) which is expected to show a 4.3% year-over-year core print, 5.3% year-over-year “core” overall. Treasury yields continue to edge higher ahead of today’s CPI reading, with the 10-year up about 3 bps to 1.37%, meanwhile the U.S. dollar overs around 3-week highs. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index jumped 182 points (0.65%) to settle at 28,070, the Shanghai Index was up slightly at 3,532 and the Hang Seng Index gained 54 points to 26,660. In Europe, the German DAX is up slightly at 15,785, while the FTSE 100 rises around 35 points to 7,200. Events Calendar for Today 7:00 AM ET MBA Mortgage Applications Data 8:30 AM ET Consumer Price Index (CPI) MoM for July…est. 0.5% 8:30 AM ET CPI Ex: Food & Energy (core) MoM for July…est. 0.4% 8:30 AM ET Consumer Price Index (CPI) YoY for July…est. 5.3% 8:30 AM ET CPI Ex: Food & Energy (core) YoY for July…est. 4.3% 10:30 AM ET Weekly DOE Inventory Data 1:00 PM ET U.S. to sell $41 bln in 10-year notes 2:00 PM ET Federal Budget for July Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: ALT, BLI, CERE, EVGO, FTCI, HAE, $HYLN, OPTN, RADI, RPRX, TELA, TH, WEN Earnings After the Close: ADMA, AMWL, AOSL, ARRY, AVT, AZPN, $BLNK, $BMBL, CACI, CCAP, DM, DUOL, $EBAY, EGY, FOSL, GHLD, HIMS, KRMD, MNKD, MSGM, NAVB, OPEN, PTRA, RGLD, $RIDE, ROOT, SONO, $STEM, TCON, TIG, VRM, $XONE Other Key Events: BTIG HIMSS Digital Health Booth Tour (virtual), 8/11-8/12 Canaccord Genuity 41st Annual Growth Conference (virtual), 8/10-8/12 Cowen Annual Communications Infrastructure Hybrid Summit, 8/9-8/12 Cowen 9th Annual Internet & Media Bus Tour (virtual), 8/9-8/13 Credit Suisse 4th Annual FinTech Conference (virtual), 8/11-8/13 Goldman Sachs Power, Utilities, MLP & Pipeline Conference 2021 (virtual) – 8/11 JPMorgan Auto Conference (virtual), 8/11-8/12 KeyBanc Capital Markets Technology Leadership Virtual Forum, 8/9-8/12 Oppenheimer 24th Annual Technology, Internet & Comm Conference (virtual), 8/10-8/12 Piper Biotech Virtual Tour, 8/10-8/12 Susquehanna 2021 Energy, Industrials & Airlines Conference (virtual), 8/10-8/11 UBS Financial Services Conference (virtual), 8/10-8/12 Wells Fargo 6th Annual FinTech & Technology Services Forum (virtual), 8/10-8/11 Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 4.40 points, or 0.10%, to 4,436.75 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 162.82 points, or 0.46%, to 35,264.67 The Nasdaq Composite dropped -72.09 points, or 0.49%, to 14,788.09 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 4.55 points, or 0.20% to 2,239.36 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -0.59 67.70 Brent -0.55 70.08 Gold 7.30 1,736.25 EUR/USD -0.0009 1.1711 JPY/USD 0.17 110.74 10-Year Note +0.029 1.371% Sector News Breakdown Consumer Darling Ingredients ($DAR) 2Q EPS $1.17 vs est. $0.89 on revs $1.2B vs est. $1.11B Grocery Outlet ($GO) Q2 adj EPS $0.47 vs. est. $0.24; Q2 revs $775.5M, in-line with consensus; Q2 comparable store sales decreased by 10.0% compared to a 16.7% increase in the same period last year; continues to expect to open between 36 and 38 stores in fiscal 2021 with one closure PLBY Group ($PLBY) Q2 revenue $49.9M vs. est. $46.9M; Revenue grew 44% yoy, to $49.9M, driven by growth in both direct-to-consumer and licensing revenues; Direct-to-consumer revenue grew 88% yoy, to $28.0M, and licensing revenue grew 12% yoy, to $15.4M; net loss was $8.9M Poshmark ($POSH) 2Q revs $81.8Mm vs est. $80.3Mm, GMV +25% to $449.6Mm; guides 3Q revs $81-83Mm vs est. $82.4Mm, sees 3Q adj EBITDA $1.0-2.0Mm vs est. $1.4Mm Shift Technologies ($SFT) Q2 EPS ($0.41) vs est. ($0.44) on revs $155M vs est. $129.4M; sees Q3 revenue $155M-$170M vs est. $134.5M, raises FY revs guidance to $575M-$595M from $480M-$520M vs est. $509.2M WW International ($WW) tumbles -25%; Q2 EPS $0.12 vs. est. $0.65; Q2 revs $311.4M vs. est. $337M; guides year revs $1.3B vs. est. $1.38B; sees year EPS $1.10-$1.25 below est. $2.00; revised the estimated cost of its previously disclosed 2021 restructuring plan to approximately $22.0 million in fiscal 2021; Q2 2021 End of Period Digital Subscribers up 6% year-over-year to an all-time Q2-end high Energy, Industrials and Materials CNBC reports that the White House will call on OPEC and its oil-producing allies to boost oil production. Also, Iraq plans to increase oil production to eight million barrels per day ($BPD) by the end of 2027, Iraqi Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar told the Iraqi news agency (INA) on Tuesday The American Petroleum Institute ($API) said that crude inventories fell 816,000 barrels last week, gasoline inventories fell 1.11M barrels, ahead of EIA weekly data later this morning Chesapeake Energy Corp ($CHK) raised its adjusted core income and production guidance for the full year after beating Q2 consensus estimates; also initiated a variable return program to deliver 50% of free cash flow to shareholders on a quarterly basis, payable in the 2022 first quarter; raised its total annual production forecast to 415,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) to 435,000 boepd, from previous its range of 410,000 boepd to 420,00 boepd HyreCar ($HYRE) 2Q adj EPS ($0.36) vs est. ($0.12) on revs $9.1Mm vs est. $8.9Mm, new drivers to the platform +49% N5 Global ($NVEE) 2Q adj EPS $1.34 vs est. $1.00 on revs $$179.5Mm vs est. $174.1Mm; guides FY gr revs $705-727Mm vs est. $699.1Mm, sees FY adj EPS $4.20-4.55 vs est. $4.18 Shoals Technologies Group ($SHLS) Q2 adj EPS $0.09 vs. est. $0.08; Q2 revs $59.7M vs. est. $59.5M; sees full year revenues to be in range of $230M-$240M, up 31% to 37% and sees full year adjusted net income to be in range of $47M-$51M Financials Coinbase ($COIN) trading volume in Q2 was $462B, an increase of 38% compared to Q1, topping the $381.6MM est.; Q2 revs $2.23B vs. est. $1.85B; Q2 adj ebitda $1.15B vs. est. $961.5M; Q2 verified users 68 million vs. est. 63.1 million; qtrly retail monthly transacting users (MTUs) grew to 8.8 million, up 44% from q1 2021; Q2 net income of $1.6 billion, up from $32.3M a year earlier Bottomline Technologies ($EPAY) 4Q core EPS $0.27 vs est. $0.26 on revs $122.1Mm vs est. $122.9Mm, subscription revs +15% to $101Mm BrightSpire Capital ($BRSP)25M share Secondary priced at $9.00 Invesco Ltd. ($IVZ) preliminary month-end assets under management (AUM) of $1,528.4 billion, an increase of 0.2% versus previous month-end. Total net inflows were $3.5 billion. The firm achieved net long-term inflows of $1.7 billion this month. Open Lending Corp. ($LPRO) Q2 EPS $0.60 vs est. $0.17 on revenue $61.1M vs est. $49M, adj EBITDQA $46.1M; facilitated 46,408 certified loans in the quarter, +148% YoY; reaffirmed previous FY guidance for revenue $184M-$206M, certified loans 181k-206k, and adj EBITDA $125M-$168M Riot Blockchain ($RIOT) said in July 2021 produced 444 Bitcoin, an increase of approximately 771% over its July 2020 production of 51 Bitcoin; as of July 31, 2021, riot held approximately 2,687 Bitcoin, all of which were produced by its self-mining operations Truist Financial Corporation ($TFC) said its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Truist Bank, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Service Finance Company, LLC, a leading national provider of point-of-sale (POS) financing solutions for the home improvement industry, for $2 billion Upstart Holdings ($UPST) 2Q adj EPS $0.62 vs est. $0.25 on revs $194Mm vs est. $157.8Mm; guides 3Q revs $205-215Mm vs est. $161.6Mm; guides FY revs approx $750Mm from $600Mm prior and vs est. $601.5Mm Healthcare BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX) has withdrawn its public offering of common stock, previously announced on August 9 Health Catalyst (HCAT)245M share Secondary priced at $53.00 Inari Medical (NARI) 2Q EPS $0.08 vs est. $0.08 on revs $63.5Mm vs est. $59.6Mm; guides FY revs $250-255 (prior $240-250Mm) vs est. $247Mm
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -19.00 0.05% 34,979 S&P 500 -0.25 0.02% 4,425 Nasdaq 17.50 0.12% 15,142 Stock markets are looking quiet again, as major averages have been holding near record highs but struggling for direction to start the week. Stronger economic data last Friday on the form of non-farm payrolls and declining unemployment helped boost sentiment about the economy, overshadowing any uncertainty over what impact the fast-spreading delta virus variant will have on the economy and comments from Federal Reserve officials about scaling back support. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index gained 68 points to settle at 27,888, the Shanghai Index jumped 35 points to 3,529, and the Hang Seng Index gained 322 points (1.23%) to close at 26,605. In Europe, the German DAX is up around 25 points to 15,770, while the FTSE 100 is down a few points at 7,125. Today a fairly busy day of economic data, but all eyes fixed on the inflation reports coming up tomorrow (CPI) and on Thursday (PP), to see if the four-month spike in prices is indeed transitory as the Fed has pledged or if it is something more troubling for consumers down the line. Earnings season has begun to slow, with nearly 450 S&P companies having reported this quarter, with only some big retailers (WMT, TGT, HD, LOW) remaining. Trading ranges have remained in tight ranges of late, as summer doldrums have kicked in early. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index slipped -4.17 points, or 0.09%, to 4,432.35 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -106.66 points, or 0.30%, to 35,101.85 The Nasdaq Composite gained 24.42 points, or 0.16%, to 14,860.18 The Russell 2000 Index declined -12.95 points, or 0.58% to 2,234.81 Events Calendar for Today 6:00 AM ET NFIB Small Business Optimism for July 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:30 AM ET Non-farm Productivity, prelim-Q2 8:30 AM ET Unit Labor Costs, prelim-Q2 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 1:00 PM ET U.S. to sell $58 bln in 3-year notes 4:30 PM ET API Weekly Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: BSY, BTAI, CSPR, FULC, GTIM, IIVI, JBI, KPLT, LAND, LODE, MRNSD, MTNB, NAUT, OWL, SMID, SYY, TDG, TDW, VITL, VPG, VSH, VTNR Earnings After the Close: AIRG, AVGR, BVS, CHK, CLSD, COIN, COKE, CSSE, CURI, DAR, DOCS, EPAY, FTEK, GO, HCKT, HYRE, JAMF, KODK, KTCC, LPRO, LRN, MCFE, MEG, NARI, NVEE, OPFI, PANL, PAY, PAYS, PLBY, POSH, PUBM, SFT, SIEN, SMCI, TASK, TDUP, U, UPST, VEC, WW, ZETA Other Key Events: BTIG Biotechnology Conference 2021 (virtual), 8/9-8/10 Canaccord Genuity 41st Annual Growth Conference (virtual), 8/10-8/12 Cowen Annual Communications Infrastructure Hybrid Summit, 8/9-8/12 Cowen 9th Annual Internet & Media Bus Tour (virtual), 8/9-8/13 KeyBanc Capital Markets Technology Leadership Virtual Forum, 8/9-8/12 Oppenheimer 24th Annual Technology, Internet & Comm Conference (virtual), 8/10-8/12 Piper Biotech Virtual Tour, 8/10-8/12 Susquehanna 2021 Energy, Industrials & Airlines Conference (virtual), 8/10-8/11 UBS Financial Services Conference (virtual), 8/10-8/12 Wells Fargo 6th Annual FinTech & Technology Services Forum (virtual), 8/10-8/11 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 1.05 67.51 Brent 0.84 69.88 Gold -1.00 1,728.90 EUR/USD -0.0018 1.1719 JPY/USD 0.24 110.53 10-Year Note +0.002 1.319% World News The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index was 99.7 vs. 103.3 consensus, and down from 102.5 in June. Germany Aug ZEW Sentiment4, well below the 56.7 consensus; conditions 29.3 vs 30.0 consensus; expectations decline for third time in a row; concerns over 4th wave of COVID affecting German economy in the Autumn Sector News Breakdown Consumer AMC Entertainment ($AMC) Q2 adj EPS loss (-$0.71) vs. est. loss (-$0.93); Q2 revs $444.7M vs. est. $381.28M; currently has liquidity availability of more than $2.0 billion; said welcomed more than 22 million guests back to theatres during Q2; said as of June 30, 2021, operated 593 domestic theatres & 335 international theatres Calloway ($ELY) 2Q adj EPS $0.36 vs est. $0.01 on revs $914Mm vs est. $753.1Mm; guides 3Q revs $775-790Mm vs est. $763Mm, sees 3Q adj EBITDA $51-58Mm vs est. $77.3Mm; guides FY revs $3.025-3.055B vs est. $2.84B, sees FY adj EBITDA $345-360Mm vs est. $295.3Mm CarLotz ($LOTZ) 2Q EPS ($0.06) vs est. ($0.20) on revs $50.8Mm vs est. $48.1Mm; withdraws previous FY21 outlook due to channel constraints Chegg Inc. ($CHGG) 2Q adj EPS $0.43 vs est. $0.37 on revs $198.5Mm vs est. $190.1Mm; guides 3Q revs $170-175Mm vs est. $173Mm; guides FY21 revs $805-815Mm vs est. $797.8Mm, sees FY adj EBITDA $295-300Mm vs est. $278.6Mm DoorDash ($DOOR) 2Q adj EPS $2.23 vs est. $2.09 on revs $662Mm vs est. $635.2Mm; guides FY sales +17-20% vs est. +14.5%, sees FY adj EPS $8.00-8.60 vs est. $8.50 Inter Parfums ($IPAR) 2Q EPS $0.71 vs est. $0.43 on revs $207.6Mm vs est. $207.6m; continues to see FY revs approx $750Mm vs est. $758.1Mm, EPS $1.95 vs est. $1.93 Nautilus ($NLS) Q1 EPS $0.43 vs. est. $0.30; Q1 revs $185M vs. est. $169.05M; said Q1 retail grew sales by 91% or 107% excluding Octane, delivering record net sales of $120 million, while Direct grew by 26%; sees Q2 revs $145M-$155M vs. est. $153.05M Original BARK ($BARK) 1Q adj EPS ($0.09) vs est. ($0.06) on revs $117.6Mm vs est. $116.8Mm; guides 2Q revs $122Mm vs est. $120.3Mm; reaffirms FY guide, sees FY revs $516Mm vs est. $516.5Mm Plant Fitness ($PLNT) Q2 adj EPS $0.21 vs. est. $0.23; Q2 revs $137.3M vs. est. $127.2M; ends second quarter with total membership of more than 14.8M and over 98% of stores open globally; Q2 adj EBITDA increased $64.8M to $55.6M from a loss of $9.3M in the prior year period; sees FY21 adj EPS $0.65-$0.70 vs. est. $0.94; sees FY21 revs $530M-$540M vs. est. $541.69M Purple Innovation ($PRPL) Q2 adj EPS $0.05 vs. est. $0.12; Q2 revs $182.6M vs. est. $181.8M; guides year revs $820M-$850M vs. est. $823.6M; sees year Ebitda $78M-$88M vs. est. $81.8M RealReal inc. ($REAL) Q2 EPS loss (-$0.50) vs. est. (-$0.47); Q2 revs $104.91M vs. est. $107.25M; Q2 GMV $350M; said trailing 12 months active buyers reached 730,000, an increase of 19% year-over-year and 48% compared to the same period in 2019; Orders reached 673K, an increase of 53% Y/Y and 33% compared to the same period in 2019. Tesla ($TSLA) sold 32,968 China-made vehicles in July, including 24,347 for export, the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) said on Tuesday; local sales of China-made vehicles plunged 69% to 8,621 cars from 28,138 in June. Financials First Republic ($FRC) announces offering of 2M shares of common stock CoreCivic ($CXW) Q2 adj FFO $0.46; Q23 revs $464.6M vs. est. $466.1M; Adjusted EBITDA of $101.7M; sale of five non-core real estate assets for gross proceeds of $328.7 million SVB Financial ($SIVB)23M share Spot Secondary priced at $564.00 P. Carey ($WPC) 4.5M share Spot Secondary priced at $78.00 Healthcare BioCryst ($BCRX) announces offering of $200M of common stock, warrants Halozyme ($HALO) Q2 non-GAAP EPS $0.66 vs. est. $0.40; Q2 revs $136.5M vs. est. $103.16M; raises FY21 non-GAAP EPS view to $1.85-$2.00 from $1.55-$1.70 and boosts FY21 revenue view to $425M-$445M from $375M-$395M (est. $404.5M) citing the recent signing of a new collaboration and license agreement and strong year-to-date results Inovio Pharma ($INO) 2Q EPS ($0.39) vs est. ($0.25) on revs $273K; as of June 30, cash and equivalents & s-t investments were $443.7Mm, says continue to evaluate and assess impact of new covid strains Penumbra ($PEN) 2Q adj EPS $0.21 vs est. $0.17 on revs $184.3Mm vs est. $170.8Mm; guides FY revs $720-730Mm vs est. $702.7Mm Reta Pharma ($RETA) 2Q adj EPS ($1.32) vs est. ($2.06); reaffirms cash runway through mid-2024, reaffirms plan to submit MAA with EMA in 4Q21 for marketing approval of bardoxolone for treatment of CKD Rocket Pharma ($RCKT) Q2 EPS loss (-$0.55); expects its balance in cash equivalents and investments of $426.8 mln as of June 30, to fund its operations into 2H 2023 Shockwave Medical ($SWAV) Q2 EPS loss (-$0.01) vs. est. loss (-$0.41); Q2 revs $55.908M vs. est. $45.17M; raises FY21 revenue view $218M-$223M from $195M-$205M (est. $200.6M); Granted approval for a Transitional Pass-Through (TPT) payment for Shockwave C2 Coronary IVL device, which became effective July 1, 2021 for procedures in the outpatient setting SmileDirectClub ($SDC) 2Q EPS ($0.14) vs est. ($0.09) on revs $174Mm vs est. $198.5Mm; guides FY revs $750-800Mm vs est. $833.6Mm; Q2 average aligner gross sales price of $1,885 for Q2, compared to $1,817 for the second quarter of 2020 Steris Plc ($STE) Q1 adj EPS $1.76 vs. est. $1.49; Q1 revs $968.4M vs. est. $904.9M; now expects as reported revenue of approximately $4.6B in 2022, an increase from prior expectations of $4.5B; sees year EPS $7.60-$7.85 vs. est. $7.51; free cash flow for fiscal 2022 is now expected to be approximately $400 mln; raises dividend
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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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you and ratings > @bunnytoad69 said: 2021-07-09 12:41:00 GMT - State Street Price Target Raised to $95.00/Share From $83.00 by UBS
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2021-07-09 12:41:00 GMT - State Street Price Target Raised to $95.00/Share From $83.00 by UBS
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Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -9.00 0.03% 34,668 S&P 500 -2.00 0.05% 4,340 Nasdaq 1.50 0.01% 14,715 U.S. stocks are pulling back off record highs last week, trading flattish after major U.S. averages were closed for the July 4 holiday weekend, following record highs in the wake of the U.S. jobs report. Nonfarm-payrolls for June showed a strong gain of 850K on Friday, but there appeared to be enough concerns to keep the Fed from tapering its bond purchases for the time being. Oil prices hitting fresh multi-year highs after the OPEC+ meeting being postponed means no oil production increase agreement as the UAE position is unchanged and the OPEC+ JMMC co-chairs need more time discuss the UAE’s position. WTI crude futures surge above $76.50 to highest since October 2018. Stocks posted strong gains again last week as the Nasdaq led, posting a weekly gain of 1.9%, followed by the S&P up 1.6% and the Dow trailing, but still up 1%. Rates fell following payrolls, with the 10-year Treasury yield off 5 basis points to 1.43%. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index rose 45 points to 28,643, the Shanghai Index slipped -4 points to 3,530, and the Hang Seng Index dipped -70 points to 28,072. In Europe, the German DAX is down around 50 points to 15,610, while the FTSE 100 dips a few points to 7,160. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 32.40 points, or 0.75%, to 4,352.34 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 152.85 points, or 0.44%, to 34,786.35 The Nasdaq Composite climbed 116.93 points, or 0.81%, to 14,639.30 The Russell 2000 Index declined -23.60 points, or 1.01% to 2,305.76 Events Calendar for Today 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 9:45 AM ET Markit Composite Final June-F… 9:45 AM ET Markit Services PMI June-F… 10:00 AM ET ISM Non-Manufacturing Index for June…est. 63.5 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 1.27 76.43 Brent 0.22 77.38 Gold 15.65 1,807.45 EUR/USD -0.0022 1.1842 JPY/USD -0.21 110.76 10-Year Note -0.01 1.422% World News A measure of euro zone inflation expectations — the five-year, five-year inflation forward rose to 1.606%, its highest since May 19. A survey on Monday showed business activity in the euro zone expanding at the fastest rate in 15 years in June, as the easing of more coronavirus restrictions helped the bloc’s dominant service industry. Eurozone July Investor Index missed:8 vs 30.0 consensus; June Services PMI beat (final) 58.3 vs 58.0 consensus; German June Services PMI beat: 58.1 vs 57.5 consensus Eurozone May Retail Sales: 4.6% m/m vs 4.4% consensus; 9.0% y/y vs 8.2% consensus German July ZEW Economic Sentiment miss: 63.3 vs 75.2 consensus; German July ZEW Current Conditions beat: 21.9 vs 5.0 consensus; German May Industrial Orders missed: -3.7% m/m vs 1.0% consensus 54.3% y/y vs 59.4% consensus Germany eased restrictions on travelers from Britain, Portugal, Russia, India, and Nepal placing them in “high-incidence areas” category. They can avoid quarantine if they can prove that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 Sector News Breakdown Consumer Didi ($DIDI) shares plunge over 20%; just days after Didi ($DIDI) raised nearly $5B from investors in its U.S. IPO, China’s Cyberspace Administration has ordered the company’s app removed from app stores, noting serious issues with Didi’s usage of customers’ personal information. Those who already have the app will be able to continue to use the service, but new downloads on phones from the likes of Apple, Huawei, and Xiaomi are nixed from Sunday on. Porsche ($POAHY) is a holding company that consists mainly of its controlling interest in Volkswagen ($VWAGY) and, in turn, is one of the latter’s many divisions, along with VW and Audi and owns superluxury names including Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti, Barron’s said. Ferrari ($RACE) has surged ahead of Porsche in the stock market, according to Barron’s but says that could soon change Tyson Foods ($TSN) is recalling ~8.5M lbs. of frozen, fully cooked chicken products as a precaution due to potential listeria contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says. PlayAGS ($AGS) files to sell 8.21M shares of common stock for holders Energy, Industrials and Materials Crude oil prices advanced a sixth straight week on Friday while the dispute among OPEC+ ministers over plans to further ease production curbs dragged on at the alliance’s full meeting today. Negotiations resumed on Monday after last week ended without a deal, with the United Arab Emirates still blocking a proposal to increase supply. Energy edged lower last week, -0.8%, after leading the S&P sector standings with a 6.6% jump last week. Brent crude oil rises above $77/bbl for the first time since 2018 after OPEC+ fails to reach a production deal, further squeezing an already tight oil market and raising concerns over inflation. With the United Arab Emirates continuing to block an agreement, today’s planned OPEC+ meeting has been called off with no new suggested date for the next gathering, which in effect leaves the group’s current production limits in place Patterson-UTI Energy ($PTEN) agrees to acquire Pioneer Energy Services for ~$295M in cash and stock, which includes the retirement of all of Pioneer’s debt; says it will issue as many as 26.3M common shares and pay $30M of cash. Seaspan Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas ($ATCO) has received delivery of two high-quality 15,000 TEU scrubber-fitted containerships Ingersoll-Rand ($IR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs Virgin Galactic ($SPCE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS General Dynamics ($GD) mentioned positively in Barron’s saying the stock looks set to rise, noting commercial air travel gets all the attention-but investors should start paying attention to private jets. While commercial air travel is slowly returning to life, May business-jet departures, at 275,000, were just 1% below their October 2019 high of 278,000 Financials NCR ($NCR), which produces cash registers and ATMs, may be one of the best ways to play a post-Covid rebound in the consumer economy, according to Barron’s. Revenue fell in 2020 as customers halted upgrades, but a recovery is already here. CEO Michael Hayford said investors are missing the company’s potential as its stock trades at a discount to peers. American Express ($AXP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs and raise tgt to $225 from $185 Principal Financial ($PFG) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse Santander Consumer ($SC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital Healthcare The CDC is investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy who died just three days after receiving the second dose of Pfizer’s ($PFE) COVID-19 vaccine, The Detroit News reported over the weekend. His death was reported to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System ($VAERS) Puma Biotechnology ($PBYI) files $50M mixed securities shelf Zosano Pharma ($ZSAN) files $150M mixed securities shelf Technology, Media & Telecom Facebook ($FB), Google ($GOOGL) and Twitter ($TWTR) have privately warned the Hong Kong government that they could stop offering their services in the city if authorities proceed with planned changes to data-protection laws, the WSJ reported this weekend. New amendments from Hong Kong’s Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau would make the co’s liable for doxing, or the malicious sharing of individuals’ information online so that they can be harassed RADA Electronic Industries ($RADA) said it has received $32M worth of new orders in Q2 2021, an increase of 33.3% Q/Q from $24M in Q1 2021, with majority of deliveries expected in H2 2021.
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European Markets Finished mostly higher on Friday, amid optimism over strong economic recovery, as concerns over rising inflation subsided. Credit Suisse Group added 1.9%, following news that the company is considering a potential merger with UBS. EssilorLuxottica rose 0.1%, after the ophthalmic company announced that it has renewed its license agreement with New York-based fashion brand Coach, part of Tapestry, Inc. On the other hand, Vifor Pharma dropped 5.3%. The company announced that it would modify a key study as the coronavirus pandemic affected the recruitment of participants. Daimler fell 1.4%. The automaker announced that it is on track to spin off Daimler Truck by the end of the year. The FTSEurofirst 300 index gained 0.1%, to settle at 1,767.4. The German DAX Xetra rose 0.1%, to settle at 15,608.0, while the French CAC-40 shed 0.1%, to close at 6,622.9. .
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"Tracking a range of measures on financial liquidity, UBS strategist Keith Parker found that the Fed’s net asset purchases best predict equity returns. His model suggests that every $650 billion change in annualized net Fed purchases is worth a roughly 1% move for the S&P 500, all else equal. As the Fed pulls back from buying while continuing to issue Treasuries to fund government spending, the shift in liquidity would become an impediment for the market."
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/*============================================= = Wednesday, June 9, 2021 = =============================================*/ Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -25.00 0.07% 34,561 S&P 500 2.25 0.05% 4,228 Nasdaq 28.50 0.20% 13,839 U.S. stock futures are mixed with Dow futures slipping, S&P futures flat and Nasdaq futures looking higher as Treasury yields fall to their lowest levels in weeks (1.50% for the 10-year) ahead of key inflation data later this week. Stock averages flirted with record highs on Tuesday, as the S&P neared but could not hold its early gains (ended Tuesday at 4,227, just off its closing high on May 7 of 4,232) while the Russell 2000 neared its all-time best close as investors appear wary ahead of inflation data due on Thursday in the form of consumer prices (CPI). Consumer discretionary and energy were the best performing major S&P 500 sectors on the day, while utilities were the weakest group. A lack of clear market catalysts kept institutional investors on the sidelines, while retail traders fueled the ongoing meme stocks rally with more volatility from the likes of AMC, GME, BBBY, WKHS, BB, with new names such as CLOV and WEN added to the fray. Fear remains non-existent in the market as the CBOE volatility index (VIX) touched its lowest level in over a year. It appears for the time being the “meme stocks” are taking over from crypto as the place to be as Bitcoin prices slid. Oil prices inch higher with WTI crude above $70 per barrel for the first time since October 2018 and Bitcoin rebounds. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index fell -102 points to 28,860, the Shanghai Index rose 11 points to 3,591 and the Hang Seng Index dipped -38 points to 28,742. In Europe, the German DAX is down about -80 points to 15,555, while the FTSE 100 slides about -40 points to 7,050. China data showed May PPI +9.0% y/y vs +8.5% poll, +6.8% in April, May CPI +1.3% y/y vs +1.6% poll, +0.9% in April (CPI highest in eight months). Chinese stocks edge higher despite the fastest factory inflation since 2008 as benign CPI suggests only limited pass-through to consumers Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index inched higher 0.74 points, or 0.02%, to 4,227.26 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -30.42 points, or 0.09%, to 34,599.82 The Nasdaq Composite gained 43.19 points, or 0.31%, to 13,924.91 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 24.58 points, or 1.06% to 2,343.76 Events Calendar for Today 7:00 AM ET MBA Mortgage Applications Data 10:00 AM EST Wholesale Inventories for April 10:30 AM ET Weekly DOE Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: BF/B, $CPB, $DAKT, $LOVE, $UNFI, $VRA Earnings After the Close: $ENZ, $GEF, $GME, $KLXE, $LAKE, $OXM, $RH, $TCL, $VRNT Other Key Events: Baird Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference 2021 (virtual), 6/8-6/10 Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference (virtual), 6/7-6/10 Goldman Sachs Healthcare Conference (virtual), 6/8-6/10 Goldman Sachs 25th Annual European Financials Conference (virtual), 6/8-6/10 Jefferies Healthcare Virtual Conference, 6/8-6/10 Oppenheimer Virtual Software & Semiconductor Bus Tour, 6/7-6/11 Piper Global Exchange & FinTech Conference (virtual), 6/9-6/10 REITWeek 2021 Investor Virtual Conference, 6/8-6/10 UBS Global Industrials and Transportation Conference, 6/8-6/9 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.11 70.16 Brent 0.12 72.34 Gold -2.60 1,890.25 EUR/USD 0.0019 1.2192 JPY/USD -0.06 109.44 10-Year Note -0.019 1.509% World News China’s factory gate prices rose at their fastest annual pace in over 12 years in May as the producer price index (PPI) increased 9.0% from a year earlier (est. 8.5%), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said driven by significant price increases in crude oil, iron ore and non-ferrous metals. On a monthly basis, the PPI rose 1.6%, up from a 0.9 uptick in April. China’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.3% in May in annual terms, the biggest increase in eight months. That was still slower than analysts’ forecast for a 1.6% increase, after a 0.9% gain in April. S. Senate passed a wide ranging $250b Bill designed to counter China & compete with China Bipartisan group meeting, Republican Senators came out of the meeting saying that they made a lot of progress, there is work to be done to reach an agreement, Manchin says a positive meeting, moving in the right direction. Sector News Breakdown Consumer Casey General ($CASY) Q4 EPS $1.12 vs. est. 88c; Q4 revs $2.38B vs. est. $2.22B Calavo Growers ($CVGW) Q2 adj EPS $0.43 vs. est. $0.44; Q2 revs $276.82M vs. est. $267.07M; sees Q3 revs $280M-$300M vs. est. $295.8M; sees Q3 adjusted EBITDA $11M-$15M; Q2 Fresh segment revenue decreased 5%, due primarily to 9% growth in avocado volume, offset by a 10% decrease in avocado prices and 31% lower tomato revenue Limoneira ($LMNR) Q2 adj EPS 10c vs. est. 6c; Q2 revs $45.1M in-line with ests; believes it is prudent to not provide lemon guidance at this time until covid-19 vaccine is widely distributed; continues to believe avocado revenue in fiscal 2021 will be strong due to market factors and positive initial crop indicators Target Corp. ($TGT) raises its quarterly dividend by 32% to $0.90 Energy, Industrials and Materials The American Petroleum Institute ($API) showed crude oil stockpiles fell -2.1m bbl vs -3.5m expected: Cushing -420k: Gasoline +2.4m: Distillates +3.75m Air Products ($APD) and Baker Hughes (BKR) announced a strategic global collaboration to develop next generation hydrogen compression aimed at lowering the cost of production and accelerating the adoption of hydrogen as a zero-carbon fuel Ahead of its investor and analyst conference today, UPS (UPS) announced 2023 financial targets with FY23 consolidated revenue ranging from approximately $98 billion to approximately $102 billion vs. $99.92B consensus SPX Corporation ($SPXC) signs an agreement to sell 100% of the issued and outstanding stock of its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPX Transformer Solutions, to GE-Prolec Transformers, for $645 million in cash; lowers FY21 adjusted EPS view to $2.17-$2.37 from $3.06-$3.26 and lowers FY21 revenue view to $1.25B from $1.70B (est. $1.69B) ABM Industries ($ABM) Q2 adj EPS $0.82 vs. est. $0.71; Q2 revs $1.5B vs. est. $1.48B; raises year EPS view to $3.30-$3.50 from prior $3.00-$3.25 (est. $3.18); maintaining its guidance for FY 2021 Gaap income from continuing operations Boeing ($BA) seeks increase in $3.9bn Air Force One fixed-price contract; Manufacturer’s supplier problems could delay new jets for White House by a year – Financial Times reported Sherwin-Williams ($SHW) raises Q2 sales guidance and full year 2021 sales and diluted net income per share guidance; raises FY 2021 consolidated net sales guidance to be up a high-single to low-double-digit percentage over full year 2020; raises FY21 EPS view to $9.15-$9.45 from $8.80-$9.07 (est. $9.32) Global Ship Lease ($GSL) agrees to purchase 12 container ships from Borealis Finance LLC for an aggregate purchase price of $233.9M; GSL’s fleet will comprise 62 container ships with a total capacity of 322,770 TEU Vale ($VALE) said it will prepay an outstanding ~$2.5B balance related to project financing for the Nacala logistics corridor that serves the Moatize coal mine in Mozambique. Financials Cohen & Steers ($CNS) reports preliminary AUM $94.2B as of May 31; an increase of $1.4B from assets under management at April 30. The increase was due to net inflows of $760M and market appreciation of $815M, partially offset by distributions of $201M Amazon ($AMZN) is considering replacing JPMorgan (JPM) in its co-brand card deal, Bloomberg reported saying American Express (AXP) and Synchrony Financial (SYF) are being considered as an alternative UP Fintech ($TIGR)5M share Secondary priced at $24.50 Healthcare Karyopharm Therapeutics ($KPTI) announces key management changes to its commercial organization LYRA Therapeutics ($LYRA) announces positive outcome of end-of-phase 2 meeting with the FDA for lyr-210 for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis Option Care Health ($OPCH) 15M share Spot Secondary priced at $20.00 Technology, Media & Telecom Comtech ($CMTL) Q3 sales $139.4M vs. est. $140.7M; Q3 adj EPS 26c vs. est. loss of (1c); still sees FY adj Ebitda $74M-$76M vs. est. $74.5M; lowers FY net sales $580M-$590M from prior $610.0M-$620.0M (est. $616.4M) Pegasystems ($PEGA) expands share repurchase program to $60M UiPath ($PATH) Q1 EPS loss ($1.11) vs. (33c) last year; Q1 revs $186.2M vs. $113.1M last year Ondas Holding ($INDS)4M share Spot Secondary priced at $7.00
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/*============================================= = Tuesday June 8, 2021 = =============================================*/ U.S. futures slip after several Internet websites went down this morning including New York Times, Reddit, Amazon.com Web Services (though many of them are starting to come back now). Futures dropped when it first appeared it was a potential cybersecurity breach but CNBC reported that Fastly ($FSLY) was down and maybe the reason for some of the outages, though still unclear at this point to what the direct driver is of the website outages. Fastly did say it is “investigating potential impact to performance with our CDN services,” on its service page. Prior to the Internet outages, U.S. futures weren’t doing very much, trading mixed to down slightly prior with Treasury yields lower (10-yr at 1.55%), along with a slide in oil prices and cryptocurrency (Bitcoin at 33K). U.S. equity futures were mixed, as inflation concerns continued to play on investors. Bitcoin fell, with some analysts suggesting the move may relate to the display of government control in the cryptocurrency space as the U.S recovered some of the Colonial Pipeline ransom. Stitch Fix and Marvell Technology gained following positive earnings results. Stocks finished mixed on Monday as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrials finished with modest losses while the tech heavy Nasdaq Composite and Russell 2000 outperformed, paced by gains in the biotech sector as Biogen’s ($BIIB) FDA approval for its Alzheimer’s drug boosted optimism about futures FDA decisions on other drugs. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index fell -55 points to 28,963, the Shanghai Index fell -19 points to 3,580 and the Hang Seng Index slipped -5points to 28,781. In Europe, the German DAX is down over 30 points to 15,640, while the FTSE 100 is up a few points at 7,080. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index slipped -3.37 points, or 0.08%, to 4,226.52 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -126.15 points, or 0.36%, to 34,630.24 The Nasdaq Composite climbed 67.23 points, or 0.49%, to 13,881.72 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 32.76 points, or 1.463% to 2,319.18 Events Calendar for Today 6:00 AM EST NFIB Small Business Optimism for May 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:30 AM EST International Trade for April 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 10:00 AM EST JOLTs Job Openings for April 4:30 PM ET API Weekly Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: $ASO, $CHS, $JILL, $NAV, $THO Earnings After the Close: $ABM, $AMSWA, $CASY, $CVGW, $LMNR, $ODC, $PATH, $STRM Other Key Events: China PPI and CPI data for May American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 6/4-6/8 Baird Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference 2021 (virtual), 6/8-6/10 Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference (virtual), 6/7-6/10 Goldman Sachs Travel & Leisure Conference 2021 (virtual), 6/7-6/8 Goldman Sachs Healthcare Conference (virtual), 6/8-6/10 Goldman Sachs 25th Annual European Financials Conference (virtual), 6/8-6/10 Jefferies Healthcare Virtual Conference, 6/8-6/10 Oppenheimer Virtual Software & Semiconductor Bus Tour, 6/7-6/11 REITWeek 2021 Investor Virtual Conference, 6/8-6/10 UBS Global Industrials and Transportation Conference, 6/8-6/9 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -0.58 68.65 Brent -0.60 70.89 Gold -5.30 1,893.90 EUR/USD -0.0013 1.2177 JPY/USD 0.17 109.42 10-Year Note -0.02 1.55% World News Germany Jun ZEW Expectations8 vs 86.0 consensus; Current Conditions -9.1 vs -27.8 consensus; Expecting strong recovery for next 6 months Eurozone Q1 GDP: q/q -0.3% vs -0.6% consensus; y/y -1.3% vs -1.8% consensus; Eurozone Q1 Employment Change: -1.8% vs -0.3% consensus Sector News Breakdown Consumer Chico’s FAS, Inc. ($CHS) said it has ongoing conversations with its shareholders, including Barrington, to discuss the Company’s strategy and operating plans and appreciates the input it receives Duckhorn Portfolio ($NAPA) 3Q adj EPS $0.17 vs. est. $0.07 on sales $90.4Mm vs. est. $76.1Mm Etsy ($ETSY) announces offering of $1B of convertible senior notes Keurig Dr Pepper ($KDP) announces offering of 28M shares of common stock for Mondelez Leslie’s Inc ($LESL) files for offering of 24.5M shares of common stock by the selling stockholders PLBY Group ($PLBY) files to sell 4M shares of common stock Stitch Fix ($SFIX) 3Q EPS loss ($0.18) vs. est. ($0.27) on revs $535.6Mm vs. est. $510.6Mm; qtrly active clients +20% to 4.1Mm; guides FY revs $2.07-2.08B vs. est. $2.04B, sees FY adj EBITDA $25-30Mm Superior Industries ($SUP) files $150M mixed securities shelf Vail Resorts ($MTN) 3Q EPS $6.72 vs. est. $6.54 on revs $889.1Mm vs. est. $882.1Mm; guides FY EBITDA $530-570Mm vs. est. $559.9Mm, sees FY net income $93-139Mm vs. est. $126.8Mm; Q3 total skier visits 7.19 million Wolverine Worldwide ($WWW) sees FY21 revs $2.24B-$2.3B vs. est. $2.28B; says 2q performance accelerated, fueled by strength of largest brands and product innovation Tesla ($TSLA) sold 33,463 China-made electric cars in May, including exports, a 29% jump from April, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association. China’s new electric vehicle sales surged 177% to 185,000 in May; overall passenger vehicle sales, however, rose just 1.1% to 1.66 million Thor Industries ($THO) Q3 EPS $3.29 vs. est. $2.34; Q3 sales $3.46B vs. est. $3.01B; revenues up 105.7%, gross profit margin improved by 240 basis points and earnings per share up 665.1% for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 Energy, Industrials and Materials Air Lease Corporation ($AL) announces delivery of new airbus a350-900 aircraft to world2fly Clean Energy Fuels Corp. ($CLNE) files for offering of up to $100 mln of shares of common stock REV Group ($REVG) 2Q adj EPS $0.39 vs. est. $0.20 on revs $643.6Mm vs. est. $636.2Mm; reinstates qtrly cash dividend in 2Q at $0.05/share; backs FY21 rev view $2.45B-$2.6B vs. est. $2.5B; boosts FY21 adjusted EBITDA view to $145M-$160M from $125M-$135M Southwest Airlines ($LUV) said May operating rev performed in line with co’s expectations, and represented a sequential increase compared with April 2021; based on current bookings, co expect sequential improvement in operating revenues in June 2021 compared with May 2021; said May 2021 business revenues were down approximately 77 percent compared with May 2019 Financials Costar Group ($CSGP) announces a ten-for-one stock split Cryptocurrency-exposed companies like Marathon Digital ($MARA) and Coinbase ($COIN) slide with Bitcoin and other digital tokens falling; Bitcoin prices down around the $33,000 level and Ethereum around $2,500 Pzena Investment Management Inc. ($PZN) preliminary total assets under management as of May 31, 2021 of $53.6 bln SelectQuote ($SLQT) will replace Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (CTB) in the S&P SmallCap 600 effective prior to the opening of trading on Thursday, June 10 UDR ($UDR) raises guidance ranges as a result of continued strength in operating fundamentals and accretive external growth; sees Q2 FFO and AFFO per share to be at the high-end of its previously-provided guidance range of $0.47-$0.49 P. Carey ($WPC) 5.25M share Spot Secondary priced at $75.30 Healthcare Ironwood Pharmaceuticals ($IRWD) announces the appointment of Thomas McCourt, who has served as president and interim chief executive officer since March 12, 2021, as the company’s permanent chief executive officer HealthEquity ($HQY) Q1 adj EPS $0.38 vs. est. $0.32; Q1 revs $184.2M vs. est. $180.8M; sees year revs $755M-$765M vs. est. $755.5M Technology, Media & Telecom Coupa Software ($COUP) 1Q adj EPS $0.07 vs. est. ($0.19) on revs $167Mm vs. est. $151.1Mm; guides 2Q revs $162-163Mm vs. est. $161.6Mm, sees 2Q adj EPS loss $0.05 to $0.07 vs. est. ($0.09); guides FY revs $681-684Mm vs. est. $679.2Mm, sees FY adj EPS loss $0.14 to $0.20 vs. est. ($0.25) Jamf Holding Corp. ($JAMF) files for offering of up to 8.5M shares of common stock by selling shareholders Marvell Technology ($MRVL) Q1 adj EPS $0.29 vs. est. $0.27; Q1 revs $832M vs. est. $804.21M; Q1 64.3% non-GAAP gross margin; sees Q2 adj EPS 31c, plus/minus 3c vs. est. 30c; sees Q2 revs $1.065B plus/minus 3% vs. est. $1.04B; says non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be approximately 64% Zhangmen Education ($ZME)623M share IPO priced at $11.50
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/*============================================= = Friday June 4 2021 = =============================================*/ Friday, June 4, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -60.00 0.17% 34,507 S&P 500 -3.25 0.07% 4,188 Nasdaq -5.50 0.04% 13,524 U.S. stock futures are looking slightly lower after slipping on Thursday, as market focus remains on the monthly jobs report at 8:30 AM ET. Treasury yields are also little changed around the 1.61% level for the 10-year, trading in a narrow range over the last week while oil prices tick higher and gold prices unchanged around the $1.870 an ounce level. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index fell -116 points to 28,941, the Shanghai Index rose 7 points to 3,591 and the Hang Seng Index dipped -47 points to 28,918. In Europe, the German DAX is lower by about 10 points to 15,625, while the FTSE 100 drops around 20 points to 7,045. News flow is quiet ahead of the jobs report where expectations that the U.S. economy added 650K jobs and the unemployment rate to come in at 5.9%. Shares of so called “meme” stocks active again as AMC shares fall and Bitcoin prices drop back under $37K following another cryptic tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index slipped -15.27 points, or 0.36%, to 4,192.85 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -23.34 points, or 0.07%, to 34,577.04 The Nasdaq Composite dropped -141.82 points, or 1.03%, to 13,614.51 The Russell 2000 Index declined -18.59 points, or 0.81% to 2,279.25 Events Calendar for Today 8:30 AM EST Nonfarm Payrolls for May…est. 650K 8:30 AM EST Private Payrolls for May…est. 600K 8:30 AM EST Manufacturing Payrolls for May…est. 24K 8:30 AM EST Unemployment Rate for May…est. 5.9% 8:30 AM EST Average Hourly Earnings for May…est. 0.2% 10:00 AM EST Factory Orders for April…est. (-0.2%) 1:00 PM EST Baker Hughes Weekly rig count data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: $HOFT Other Key Events: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting (virtual), 6/4-6/8 Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference (virtual), 6/2-6/4 Goldman Sachs 3rd Asia Spotlight Symposium (virtual), 6/1-6/4 KeyBanc Capital Markets Industrials & Basic Materials Conference (virtual), 6/1-6/4 Piper Consumer Marketplace Conference (virtual), 6/2-6/4 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.22 69.03 Brent 0.21 71.52 Gold -0.25 1,870.50 EUR/USD -0.0016 1.2111 JPY/USD -0.15 110.14 10-Year Note -0.002 1.625% World News German May Construction PMI lower: 44.5 vs 46.2 previous Eurozone April Retail Sales missed: -3.1% m/m vs -1.2% consensus, 23.9% y/y vs 25.5% consensus Sector News Breakdown Consumer Lululemon Athletica ($LULU) 1Q adj EPS $1.16 vs. est. $0.91 on revs $1.2B vs. est. $1.13B, direct to consumer revs +55% to $545.1Mm, opened two net new stores, inventory at qtr-end +17%; guides 2Q adj EPS $1.10-1.15 vs. est. $1.01, sees 2Q revs $1.3-1.33B vs. est. $1.2B; guides FY adj EPS $6.73-6.86 vs. est. $6.48, sees FY revs $5.825-5.905B vs. est. $5.68B AMC Entertainment ($AMC) shares fell after hours after saying it will ask its shareholders for the authority to issue 25 million shares, effective in 2022. The proposal contrasts with a previous request that shareholders authorize 500 million new shares. Yesterday completed its “at-the-market” equity sales program; it sold 11.55 mln shares, raised $587.4M at avg price of $50.85 ChargePoint ($CHPT) Q2 EPS ($0.84) on revs $40.5Mm; guides 2Q revs $46-51Mm vs. est. $45.2Mm; sees FY revs $195-205Mm vs. est. $203.9Mm Five Below ($FIVE) 1Q EPS $0.88 vs. est. $0.65 on sales $597.8Mm vs. est. $551.1Mm; guides 2Q sales $640-660Mm vs. est. $584.3Mm, sees 2Q EPS $1.01-1.13 vs. est. $0.71 Quanex ($NX) 2Q adj EPS $0.43 vs. est. $0.30 on revs $270.4Mm vs. est. $187.5Mm; guides FY net sales $1.04-1.06B vs. est. $956Mm, sees FY adj EBITDA $125-130Mm vs. est. $117.9Mm Tilly’s ($TLYS) 1Q EPS $0.36 vs. est. ($0.02) on revs $163.2Mm vs. est. $128.9Mm; not offering specific guidance at this time; sees Q2 sales, earnings better than 2020, 2019 if stores stay open Zumiez ($ZUMZ) Q1 EPS $1.03 vs. est. $0.04; Q1 revs $279.1M vs. est. $221.88M; not providing outlook for Q2 or year at this time; Compared to the first quarter ended May 4, 2019 (13 weeks), first quarter 2021 net sales increased 31.1% Chatham Lodging Trust’s ($CLDT) said May RevPAR of $88 for comparable hotels increased 17% from $75 in April; comp hotel occupancy rate in May improved to 70% from 65% in April and 46% in January LGI Homes, Inc. ($LGIH) announced it closed 911 homes in May 2021, up from 640 homes closed in May 2020, representing year-over-year growth of 42.3% Energy, Industrials and Materials Targa Resources ($TRGP) to replace CoreLogic ($CLGX) in S&P 400 at open on 6/9 (Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners are acquiring CoreLogic in a deal expected to be completed soon) Northrop Grumman ($NOC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel and raise tgt to $475 from $350 saying defense industry stocks are cheap and the market will eventually realize it S. Steel ($X) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS and raised tgt to $30 from $15 ZIM Integrated ($ZIM)975M share Secondary priced at $40.00 Workhorse ($WKHS) slides after Cowen downgrades the stock, saying that it now looks fairly valued following the retail trader-driven rally Financials Cboe Global Markets ($CBOE) options total volume in May of 220.1M contracts rose 2.6% M/M and 15% Y/Y, while total average daily volume of 11.0M, up 7.7% from April and 15% from May 2020; Futures volume in May of 5.33M contracts increased 28% M/M and 99% Y/Y; total ADV of 266K contracts rose 34% from April. Envestnet ($ENV) to replace TCF Financial ($TCF) in S&P 400 at open on 6/9 (HBAN is acquiring TCF) Bitcoin shares slide over 5% to $36,600 following Elon Musk’s tweet in which he wrote the hashtag #Bitcoin with a broken heart emoji. He also referenced lyrics from “In the End,” a song by Linkin Park. – recall Bitcoin reached a record high of more than $64,000 in April Wells Fargo ($WFC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral and raise tgt to $60 at Bank America The9 ($NCTY) says to buy carbon-neutral cryptocurrency miner Montcrypto Ltd, to invest up to C$5.6 mln in two phases Healthcare Abbott Labs ($ABT) said it plans a restructuring; costs are expected to be incurred during remainder of 2021 with majority of costs expected to be recorded in Q2; estimates pre-tax costs to be incurred to implement plan to be approximately $550M-$700M Bristol Myers Squibb ($BMY) presents data from CheckMate -648 showing Opdivo plus chemotherapy and Opdivo plus Yervoy significantly improved overall survival compared to chemotherapy in unresectable advanced or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma Cooper Companies ($COO) 2Q adj EPS $3.38 vs. est. $3.09 on revs $719.5Mm vs. est. $690.2Mm; guides FY revs $2.855-2.885B vs. est. $2.83B, sees FY adj EPS $13.20-13.40 vs. est. $13.04 Galapagos ($GLPG) announced that primary and secondary endpoint results from the phase 3 SELECTION induction and maintenance study were published in The Lancet. Senseonics Holdings ($SENS) rises after saying Promise study demonstrated strong accuracy of 180 Day CGM Sensor Phreesia Inc. ($PHR) Q1 EPS loss ($0.24) vs. est. loss ($0.17); Q1 revs $48.3M vs. est. $42.8M; raises year rev outlook to $191M-$194M from prior view $178M-$186M (est. $183.5M); avg number of provider clients was 1,902 in Q1 as compared to 1,632 in the same period in the prior year, an increase of 17%; avg revs per provider client was $20,222 in Q1 compared to $16,735 YoY, an increase of 21% Technology, Media & Telecom Asana ($ASAN) Q1 adj EPS loss ($0.21) vs. est. loss ($0.27); Q1 revs $76.7M vs. est. $70.14M; raises FY22 rev outlook to $336M-$340M from $309M-$314M prior (est. $312.24M) Broadcom ($AVGO) Q2 adj EPS $6.62 vs. est. $6.43; Q2 revs $6.61B vs. est. $6.51B; sees Q3 revs $6.75B vs. est. $6.6B; sees Q3 adjusted EBITDA of approximately 60% of projected revenue; saw strength in demand for semiconductors across multiple end markets; says expecting free cash flow to remain strong in Q3 CrowdStrike ($CRWD) 1Q adj EPS $0.10 vs. est. $0.06 on revs $302.8Mm vs. est. $291.4Mm, adds 1,542 net new subs in qtr, added $144Mm net new ARR in qtr; guides 2Q revs $318.3-324.4Mm vs. est. $310.2Mm, sees 2Q adj EPS $0.07-0.09 vs. est. $0.06; guides FY revs $1.347-1.365B vs est. $1.32B, sees FY adj EPS $0.35-0.41 vs. est. $0.30 DocuSign ($DOCU) Q1 adj EPS $0.44 vs. est. $0.28; Q1 revs $469.1M vs. est. $437.81M; guides FY22 revs $2.027B-$2.039B vs. est. $1.98B; sees FY22 adjusted gross margin 79%-81%; Q1 Subscription revenue was $451.9M up 61% YoY; Q1 billings were $527.4M, up 54% YoY; Q1 GAAP gross margin was 78% compared to 75% in the same period last year Meredith Corp. ($MDP) is said to have received a higher bid from Standard General for its Local Media Group before it agreed to increased deal with Gray Television. Standard General was bidding with a group include Apollo Global (APO) and Sinclair Broadcast (SBGI), according to a DealReporter story, which cited sources familiar. MongoDB ($MDB) Q1 Non-Gaap EPS loss ($0.15) vs. est. loss ($0.37); Q1 revs $181.6M vs. est. $169.9M; Q1 Subscription revenue was $174.6 million, an increase of 40% YoY, and services revenue was $7.1 million, an increase of 29% YoY; sees FY22 non-GAAP EPS loss ($1.38)-($1.25) vs. est. loss ($1.43); guides FY22 revs $771.0M-$784.0M vs. est. $764.65M. PagerDuty ($PD) Q1 EPS loss (8c) vs. est. loss (9c); Q1 revs $63.6M vs. est. $61.95M; said over 16,800 companies now using PagerDuty to power their digital transformations; customers with annual recurring revenue over $1,000,000, up 55% YoY; sees Q2 EPS loss (16c)-(15c) vs. est. loss (9c); sees Q2 revs $64.5M-$66.5M vs. est. $63.8M SAIC Corp. ($SAIC) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Halfaker and Associates, LLC, a federal health technology solutions provider, for $250M; 1Q adj EPS $1.94 vs. est. $1.51 on revs $1.9B vs. est. $1.81B; guides FY22 adj EPS $6.15-6.40 vs. est. $6.30, sees FY22 revs $7.15-7.3B vs. est. $7.24B Sumo Logic ($SUMO) 1Q adj EPS ($0.11) vs. est. ($0.12) on revs $54.2Mm vs. est. $53.9Mm; guides 2Q revs $56.1-57.1Mm vs. est. $56.4Mm, sees 2Q adj EPS ($0.14) vs. est. ($0.12); guides FY revs $233-236Mm vs. est. $233.9Mm, sees FY adj EPS loss $0.55-0.57 vs. est. loss $0.48 The European Commission and the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority each said they were opening competition inquiries into social-media giant Facebook’s ($FB) advertising services. The European Union said it’s looking to see whether Facebook violated EU competition rules by using advertising data gathered from advertisers in order to compete with them in markets where Facebook is active such as classified ads United Microelectronics ($UMC) reports May net sales grew 16.57%% Y/Y to NT$17.19B
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/*============================================= = MORNING UPDATE - Thursday 05/27/21 = =============================================*/ Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -9.00 0.03% 34,271 S&P 500 -8.25 0.20% 4,184 Nasdaq -54.50 0.40% 13,646 Stock futures are edging slightly lower ahead of a busy morning of economic data, as investors await monthly GDP (2nd estimate for Q1 with estimate about 6.4% – in-line with prior reading), jobless claims data, durable goods and pending home sales. The narrative remains the same day after day as the U.S. economy continues to show improvement/rebound from pandemic lows, which has raised concerns over rising inflation and fears the Fed could pull back on its asset purchases/monetary policy – but most official have said over the last week they don’t feel it will be necessary to change course since rising price pressures likely will just be transitory. Market fears remain non-existent again as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) comes into the day below the 18 level (was above 27 just over a week ago). In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index fell -93 points to 28,549, the Shanghai Index rose 15 points to 3,608 and the Hang Seng Index fell -52 points to 29,113. In Europe, the German DAX is down over 40 points to 15,400, while the FTSE 100 is down a few points to 7,015. Stocks edged higher on Wednesday, with the SmallCap Russell 2000 index leading (up nearly 2%), and the tech heavy Nasdaq Composite, as markets were once again spurred by further reassuring talk from Federal Reserve officials that spiking inflation will be “transitory” with Treasury yields remaining lower. Fed Vice Chair Randal Quarles was the latest Fed official to ease worries about inflation. Outside of SmallCap and tech, momentum related sectors fueled the rally with social media “meme” stocks surging ($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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UBS Group AG is a holding company, which engages in the provision of financial management solutions. It operates through the following segments: Global Wealth Management;; Personal and Corporate Banking; Asset Management; Investment Bank, and Corporate Center. The Global Wealth Management segment advises and offers financial services to wealthy private clients except those served by Wealth Management Americas which include banking and lending, wealth planning, and investment management. The Personal and Corporate segment offers financial products and services to private, corporate, and institutional clients in Switzerland. The Asset Management segment consists of investment management products and services; platform solutions and advisory support to institutions; wholesale intermediaries, and wealth management clients. The Investment Bank segment comprises investment advice, financial solutions, and capital markets access among corporate, institutional, and wealth management clients. The Corporate Center segment is involved in the services, group asset and liability management and non-core and legacy portfolio. The company was founded on June 29, 1998 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
CEO: Ralph A. J. G. Hamers
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