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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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Friday, October 8, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 42.00 0.12% 34,678 S&P 500 2.50 0.06% 4,392 Nasdaq 0.00 0.00% 14,881 After a week of overnight swings and market volatility, U.S. futures come into Friday’s trading looking flat, with the S&P little changed at 4,390 after a strong session on Thursday was met with a late day pullback, as major averages finished well off their best levels. U.S. futures steady as investors anticipate a key employment report that could offer clues on the Fed’s timeline for reducing bond purchases. Nonfarm payroll data at 8:30 AM with an est. for +500K jobs added, private payrolls est. +455K, manufacturing payrolls +25K and the unemployment rate to fall to 5.1% from 5.2%; average hourly earnings expected to rise +0.4% (vs. last month +0.6%). Equities rose and Treasuries sank on Thursday after Senate leaders pulled the U.S. from the brink of default with a deal for a short-term debt ceiling increase in the amount of $480B to a $28.9 trillion debt limit. However, this could be short lived as the agreement only funds Treasury debt until Dec. 3, meaning Senators will again face a deadline for default. In Asian markets, the Shanghai Index opened for trading after a week long pause to celebrate its Golden Week holiday, rising 24 points to 3,592, the Hang Seng Index gained 136 points to 24,837 and the Nikkei advanced 370 points (1.34%) to 28,048. In Europe, the German DAX is down a few points at 15,235, while the FTSE 100 is up a few at 7,085. Oil prices are higher, heading for its seventh weekly gain with WTI crude nearing $80 Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 36.21 points, or 0.83%, to 4,399.76 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 337.95 points, or 0.98%, to 34,754.94 The Nasdaq Composite surged 152.10 points, or 1.05%, to 14,654.02 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 35.14 points, or 1.59% to 2,250.09 Events Calendar for Today 8:30 AM ET Non-Farm Payrolls for September…est. +500K 8:30 AM ET Private Payrolls for September…est. +455K 8:30 AM ET Manufacturing Payrolls for September…est. +25K 8:30 AM ET Unemployment Rate for September…est. 5.1% 8:30 AM ET Average Hourly Earnings for September…est. +0.4% 10:00 AM ET Wholesale Inventories MoM for Aug 1:00 PM EST Baker Hughes Weekly rig count data Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.58 78.86 Brent 0.65 82.60 Gold 0.90 1,762.00 EUR/USD 0.0014 1.1563 JPY/USD 0.23 111.82 10-Year Note +0.021 1.593% World News The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation to temporarily raise the federal government’s $28.4 trillion debt limit and avoid the risk of a historic default this month, but it put off until early December a decision on a longer-lasting remedy. German Aug Trade Balance smaller surplus: +€13.0b vs +€15.8b consensus; German August Exports lower down -1.2% vs +0.5% consensus and German Aug Imports higher rising +3.5% vs 1.8% consensus Sector News Breakdown Consumer Home Depot ($HD) and Lowe’s ($LOW) both downgraded to Hold from Buy at Loop Capital Tesla ($TSLA) CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the car maker is moving its headquarters from Fremont, California to Austin, Texas, where the company has been constructing a new factory for a little over a year. CEO Musk also said a global shortage of chips and ships is the only thing standing in the way of the company maintaining sales growth in excess of 50% Oatly Group ($OTLY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral with a $21 price target Drive Shack ($DS) reports prelim Q3 revs of $75M vs. est. $76.74M Scientific Games ($SGMS) wins 10-year Vermont lottery systems contract; company’s advanced platforms and game services will modernize lottery play and maximize revenues for programs in green mountain state Thor Industries ($THO) increases regular quarterly dividend 5% to 43c per share Energy, Industrials and Materials Dow Transports finished the day down -0.25% just above the 14,500 level, but slipping below its 50-day MA at 14,515 B. Hunt ($JBHT) downgraded to Underweight on relative valuation at JPMorgan Union Pacific ($UNP) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral with a price target of $247, up from $234 at JPMorgan on recent selloff Sundial Growers Inc. ($SNDL) announced it will acquire liquor and pot retailer Alcanna in an all-stock deal with a total consideration of about C$346M Financials Pzena Investment Management Inc. ($PZN) prelim AUM as of Sept 30 of $50.8 bln Chubb ($CB) announced a definitive agreement to acquire the life and non-life insurance companies that house the personal accident, supplemental health and life insurance business of Cigna (CI) in seven Asia-Pacific, or APAC, markets for $5.75B in cash Healthcare Accolade Inc. ($ACCD) Q2 revs $73.3M vs. est. $70.4M; Q2 adj Ebitda loss (-$19.4M) vs. est. loss (-$21.9m); sees FY revs $303M-$307M, from prior view $300M-$305M (est. $303.4M); guides Q3 adj Ebitda loss $21.5M-$24.5M vs. est. loss $20.2M, but Q3 revs above views Quidel ($QDEL) guides Q3 revs $505M-$510M vs. est. $186.3M; says covid-19 revenues for Q3 of 2021 expected to be about $406M, compared with $375.7M YoY Allogene Therapeutics ($ALLO) shares fall over 35% after reporting the FDA put a clinical hold of Allocar T trials based on a single patient case in alpha2 trial; believes data from alpha trials demonstrates a favorable clinical profile of allo-501a Apollo EndoSurgery ($APEN) sees 3Q revs $16-16.4Mm vs est. $14.4Mm; sees 3Q net loss $6.1-7.3Mm vs est. net loss $8.3Mm BeiGene’s ($BGNE) BRUKINSA (zanubrutinib) has been approved in Australia for the treatment of adult patients with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia who have received at least one prior therapy or in first line treatment for patients unsuitable for chemo-immunotherapy. Mirati Therapeutics ($MRTX) to collaborate with Sanofi ($SNY) on phase 1/2 study evaluating combination of adagrasib with a SHP2 inhibitor in KRAS g12c-mutated lung cancer Nkarta ($NKTX) provided updates on its NKX019 and NKX101 clinical development programs saying patients have been dosed in the international phase 1 trial of NKX019 in advanced B-cell malignancies IsoPlexis (ISO)333M share IPO priced at $15.00 Pyxis Oncology ($PYXS)5M share IPO priced at $16.00 Prelude Therapeutics ($PRLD) shares fall after announces presentation of encouraging data from multiple programs at the AACR-NCI-EORTC virtual international conference on molecular targets and cancer therapeutics Relay Therapeutics ($RLAY) announces interim clinical data for RLY-4008, in a first-in-human trial in patients with FGFR2-altered cholangiocarcinoma and multiple other solid tumors Technology, Media & Telecom VMware ($VMW) authorized new stock buyback program for up to $2B Samsung Electronics Co Ltd ($SSNLF) said Q3 operating profit likely jumped 28% to its highest in three years, helped by rising memory chip prices and brisk sales of its new foldable smartphones; estimated July-September profit at 15.8 trillion won ($13.3 billion) vs. est. of 16.1 trillion won. ChipMOS (IMOS) reports Q3 revenues rose 25.9% on a Y/Y basis to $257.2M (+2.6% Q/Q) vs. a consensus of $262.90M. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s ($TSM) September revenue was up 19.7% Y/Y to NT$152.69B or about $5.44B. AU Optronics ($AUOTY) reports September revenue rose 26.5% Y/Y to NT$33.0B (+0.9% M/M); Q3 revenues rose 35.3% Y/Y NT$99.05B Oracle ($ORCL), Telecom Italia, and Noovle, TIM Group’s cloud company, have signed a collaboration agreement to offer multi-cloud services for enterprises and the public sector organizations in Italy. Sirius XM ($SIRI) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight with a price target of $7, down from $8 at JPMorgan
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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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/*============================================= = FRIDAY - 05/28221 Morning = =============================================*/ U.S. futures adding to yesterday gains, looking higher across the board ahead of another busy morning of economic data, as the S&P 500 look to close out May with its 4th straight monthly advance. Improving sentiment about the economic recovery, an accommodative Fed, improving earnings results this past quarter as companies come out of the pandemic and bullish market momentum has fueled the market rally. Reports yesterday indicated that President Joe Biden will unveil a budget of $6 trillion in the coming fiscal year, which help boosted equities, particularly those that would benefit most from increased federal spending. SmallCap stock have been the biggest beneficiaries this week as the Russell 2000 index comes into the trading day with a 2.6% advance this week. Still absolutely no concern or fear in the market with the CBOE Volatility index (VIX) holding around 16.75 (down from levels around 27 just 2-weeks ago). In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index jumped 600 points to 29,149, the Shanghai Index dipped -8 points to 3,600 and the Hang Seng Index inched higher 11 points to 29,124. In Europe, the German DAX is up 75 points to 15,480, while the FTSE 100 is up a few points to 7,025. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index edged higher 4.89 points, or 0.12%, to 4,200.88 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 141.59 points, or 0.41%, to 34,464.64 The Nasdaq Composite dipped -1.72 points, or 0.01%, to 13,736.28 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 23.80 points, or 1.06% to 2,273.07 Events Calendar for Today 8:30 AM EST Personal Income MoM for April…est. -14.1% 8:30 AM EST Personal Spending MoM for April… 8:30 AM EST PCE Price Index MoM for April 8:30 AM EST PCE Prices Index YoY for April 8:30 AM EST Core PCE Price Index MoM for April…est. 0.6% 8:30 AM EST Core PCE Prices Index YoY for April…est. 2.9% 8:30 AM EST Advance Goods Trade Balance for April…prior -$90.6B 9:45 AM EST Chicago PMI for May…est. 68.0 10:00 AM EST University of Michigan Sentiment, May-F…est. 82.9 1:00 PM EST Baker Hughes Weekly rig count data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: BIG, CAL, HIBB Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.25 67.10 Brent 0.17 69.63 Gold -2.75 1,893.75 EUR/USD -0.0006 1.2189 JPY/USD 0.06 109.87 10-Year Note +0.001 1.611% World News The U.S. Senate on Thursday advanced a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country’s ability to compete with Chinese technology, as Congress increasingly seeks to take a tough line against Beijing. Senators voted 68-30 to end debate on the $250 billion U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 Sector News Breakdown Consumer Big Lots ($BIG) Q1 EPS $2.62 vs. est. $1.69; Q1 revs $1.63B vs. est. $1.53B; Q1 comp sales rose 11.3%; sees Q2 EPS in the range of $1.00 to $1.15 (est. $1.04), based on a low double digit comparable sales decline which equates to a two-year stacked comparable sales increase of around 20% Hibbett Sports (HIBB) Q1 EPS $5.00 vs. est. $2.77; Q1 revs $506.9M vs. est. $412.92M; Q1 comp sales jumped 87.3%; raises FY22 EPS view to $8.50-$9.00 from $5.00-$5.50 (est. $5.80); says year comp sales vs. the prior year are expected to be in a range from positive high-single digits to positive low-double digits, up from previous guidance of negative low-single digits to positive low-single digits Costco ($COST) Q3 EPS $2.75 vs. est. $2.34; Q3 revs $44.38B vs. est. $43.64B; Q3 total comp sales ex-fuel +15.1% vs. est. 12.7%; comparable sales including gas up 20.6% vs. est. 16%; Q3 comparable e-commerce sales up 41.2%; Q3 Membership fees $901 million, +11% YoY Gap Stores ($GPS) Q1 adj EPS 48c vs. est. loss (5c); Q1 revs $4B vs. est. $3.44B; expects fiscal 2021 net sales to grow in the low-to-mid 20% range from a year ago, compared with its prior projection of mid-to-high teens (est. 17.85); raises year EPS view to $1.55-$1.70 from its prior forecast of $1.20-$1.35; Q1 Gap comp sales up 28% YoY, old Navy comps 27% Guess Inc. ($GES) Q1 adj EPS 21c vs. est. loss (19c); Q1 revs $520M vs. est. $497.44M; says not providing detailed guidance for q2 or full fiscal year; sees Q2 revs to be down mid-single digits versus Q2 of fiscal 2020; said Q1 Americas retail comp sales including e-commerce increased 6% in U.S. dollars and 5% in constant currency; says for FY22 revs expect revenues to be down mid-single digits versus fiscal 2020 Ollie’s Bargain ($OLLI) Q1 EPS 80c vs. est. 63c; Q1 revs $452.5M vs. est. $422.07M; Q1 comp store sales increased 18.8% vs. est. 9.6%; opened 11 new stores, including two relocations, ending the quarter with 397 stores in 25 states, a year-over-year increase in store count of 10.3%; still not providing guidance for the year O’Reilly Automotive ($ORLY) increases buyback authorization by $1.5B Tesla ($TSLA) Model 3 loses CR top pick status and IIHS safety award after dropping features – Consumer Reports Ulta Beauty ($ULTA) Q1 EPS $4.10 vs. est. $1.92; Q1 sales $1.9B vs. est. $1.64B; Q1 comp sales surged 65.9% driven by a 52.5% increase in transactions and an 8.8% increase in average ticket; raises year outlook; boosts FY21 EPS view to $11.50-$11.95 from $8.85-$9.30 (est. $9.85) and raises FY21 revenue view to $7.7B-$7.8B from $7.2B-$7.3B (est. $7.41B) Energy, Industrials and Materials Boeing Co. ($BA) has halted deliveries of its 787 Dreamliners, adding fresh delays for customers following a recent five-month suspension in handing over the aircraft due to production problems, the WSJ reported. Federal air-safety regulators have requested more information about Boeing’s proposed solution to address the previously identified quality lapses https://on.wsj.com/3fQaDm7 Jacobs ($J) was awarded the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), and estimates the contract value at $6.4 billion, to be awarded over a 10-year period. LyondellBasell ($LYB) boosts quarterly dividend by 7.6% to $1.13 per share Titan Machinery ($TITN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens and raise tgt to $40 from $26 Healthcare Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (BHVN) said the FDA has approved NURTEC(R) ODT (rimegepant 75 mg) for the preventive treatment of migraine Bristol Myers ($BMY) said the FDA approves its Zeposia® (ozanimod), an oral treatment for adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis1 Centessa Pharma ($CNTA)5M share IPO priced at $20.00 Technology, Media & Telecom Autodesk ($ADSK) Q1 non-Gaap EPS $1.03 vs. est. $0.94; Q1 revs $989M vs. est. $965.2M; Total billings increased 10 percent to $974M; remain on track to achieve our fy23 financial goals; raising our fy22 revenue guidance to reflect a partial year contribution from acquisitions; qtrly subscription plan revenue was $948 mln, an increase of 18% as reported Box Inc. ($BOX) Q1 adj EPS 18c vs. est. 17c; Q1 revs $202.4M vs. est. $200.48M; Q1 Billings were $159.4M, up 24% YoY; mixed guidance as cuts FY22 adjusted EPS view to 71c-76c from 76c-81c (est. 80c) though boosts FY22 revs view to $845M-$853M from $840M-$848M (est. $844.71M) Dell Inc. ($DELL) Q1 adj EPS $2.13 vs. est. $1.61; Q1 revs $24.5B vs. est. $23.4B; revised debt paydown target for fy22 to at least $16b upon completion of spin-off of VMW; Q1 Product revenue was $18 billion, up 12%; services revenue was $6.5 billion, up 10%; Gross margin was flat with a year ago, at 31%; noted that cash flow from operations over the past 12 months was a record $14.4 billion; Dell’s Client Solutions Group (PC business), had revenue of $13.3 billion, up 20%, operating income for the group was $1.1 billion, up 84%. Domo Inc. ($DOMO) 1Q adj EPS ($0.26) vs. est. ($0.43) on revs $60.1Mm vs. est. $57.5Mm; guides 2Q revs $60-61Mm vs. est. $59.7Mm, sees 2Q adj EPS loss $0.35-0.39 vs. est. loss $0.40; guides FY revs $246-252Mm vs. est. $246Mm, sees FY adj EPS loss $1.33-1.41 vs. est. loss $1.54 HP Inc. ($HPQ) Q2 EPS 93c vs. est. 89c; Q2 revs 15.88B vs. est. $15B; net cash provided by operating activities in Q2 was $1.4B; Printing revenue rose 28% in the most recent quarter, driven by a 77% increase in consumer revenue; raised profit projections for the year, saying it now expects $3.24-$3.34 a share, or $3.40-$3.50 as adjusted, vs. previously projected $2.98-$3.08, or $3.15-$3.25 adj Lions Gate ($LGF) Q4 adj EPS 0c vs. est. loss (31c); Q4 revs $876.4M vs. est. $809.31M; global streaming subscribers increased 69% year over year to 16.7 mln at qtr end; says enter FY22 with full content pipelines and with STARZ projected to achieve even better net subscriber adds domestically and internationally than in FY21 com ($CRM) Q1 adj EPS $1.21 vs. est. $0.88; Q1 revs $5.96B vs. est. $5.89B; said raising our revenue guidance for this fiscal year by $250 million to approximately $26 billion and non-GAAP operating margin to 18%; sees Q2 EPS 91c-92c vs. est. 86c; sees Q2 revs $6.22B-$6.23B vs. est. $6.15B; raises FY22 adjusted EPS view to $3.79-$3.81 from $3.39-$3.41 Veeva Systems ($VEEV) Q1 adj EPS 91c vs. est. 78c; Q1 revs $433.6M vs. est. $410.03M; guides s Q2 adj EPS 85c-86c vs. est. 80c; sees Q2 revs $450M-$452M vs. est. $427.46M; sees FY22 adj EPS $3.49 vs. est. $3.24; sees FY22 revs $1.815B-$1.825B vs. est. $1.76B VMWare ($VMW) Q1 EPS $1.76 vs. est. $1.73; Q1 revs $2.9BB vs. est. $2.98B; Q1 combination of subscription and SaaS and license revenue was $1.39B, an increase of 12% YoY; Subscription and SaaS revenue for the first quarter was $741M, an increase of 29% year-over-year; boosts FY22 revenue view to $12.8B from $12.7B Yext Inc. ($YEXT) Q1 EPS loss (2c) vs. est. loss (6c); Q1 revs $92.0M vs. est. $88.55M; sees Q2 non-GAAP EPS loss of (9c)-(7c) vs. est. loss (5c); sees Q2 revs $94M-$96M vs. est. $92.96M; Q1 Total Customer Count Increased 22% Year-over-Year to Over 2,500; Q1 ARR rose 14% YoY to 4370M; raises FY22 revenue view to $381M-$386M from $375M-$380M (est. $377.75M)
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VMW made DELL
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i thought VMW was spunoff from DELL?
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VMW so strong!
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Some implied moves for #earnings next week - 953 companies reporting(1of3): $SQ 9.4% $NVDA 6.5% $TDOC 8.8% $BILI 18.7% $UPWK 22.3% $BYND 13.2% $CRM 6.3% $INTU 4.5% $RKT 9.9% $ETSY 10.7% $WDAY 7.2% $NKLA 13.1% $SPCE 13.8% $ZS 10.5% $CVNA 12.5% $FSLR 8.6% $VMW 5.9%
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ol VMW getting some nice prints, watch some news drop for them
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becuase INTC hired the VMW CEO?
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VMW down 6%
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VMW I should say
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dell and VMW probably take a leg up
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pags flat, vmw flat or rips with dell spin off news, ulta up and potentially rips on beat
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vmw is reporting with a lot of other software co so while i think it will be good
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