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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -6.00 0.02% 35,317 S&P 500 -0.25 0.02% 4,510 Nasdaq 3.50 0.02% 15,401 U.S. equity futures are mostly flat across the board ahead of another busy morning of quarterly earnings, with the recent 5-day winning streak bringing the S&P 500 to within 1% of its September all-time highs with solid corporate earnings offsetting persistent inflation concerns and a jump in Treasury bond yields. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury is at morning lows around 1.63% but falling from overnight highs of 1.67%. Surging energy prices, supply chain disruptions and labor shortages are adding cost and margin pressures to a host of companies this earnings season. In earnings overnight, Netflix (NFLX) is little changed after a quarterly beat while airline UAL rises on a narrower loss. U.S. stocks climbed on Tuesday as large cap companies continued to report strong third-quarter earnings. The S&P 500 index posted its 5th straight day of gains, led by healthcare and technology stocks as the NYFANG posted a record-high close. That said, with 10 of 11 major S&P 500 sectors higher on the day, value actually slightly outperformed growth. The Dow rose 0.57%, the S&P 500 was up 0.74% and the Nasdaq moved up 0.71%. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index rose 40 points to 29,255, the Shanghai Index slipped a few points to 3,587, and the Hang Seng Index jumped 348 points to 26,136. In Europe, the German DAX is up about 20 points to 15,540, while the FTSE 100 is little changed at 7,220. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 33.17 points, or 0.74%, to 4,519.63 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 198.70 points, or 0.56%, to 35,457.31 The Nasdaq Composite jumped 107.28 points, or 0.71%, to 15,129.09 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 8.07 points, or 0.36% to 2,275.91 Events Calendar for Today 7:00 AM ET MBA Mortgage Applications Data 10:30 AM ET Weekly DOE Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: ABT, ANTM, BIIB, BKR, BOKF, CFG, CMA, FCFS, FHN, KNX, LAD, MKTX, MSM, MTB, NDAQ, NEE, NEP, NTRS, TZOO, UNF, VZ, WGO, WSO Earnings After the Close: BANR, CCI, CNS, CSX, CVLG, DFS, EFX, FR, GGG, GL, GSBC, HCCI, HLX, IBM, KALU, KMI, LRCX, LSTR, LVS, MMLP, NVEC, PMF, PFBC, PPG, REXR, RLI, RUSHA, SEIC, SLG, SLM, STL, TBK, TCBI, THC, TSLA, UFPI, UMPQ, VMI, XM Other Key Events: Samsung announces Unpacked 2 event for Wednesday Oct 20th, right after Apple and Google Needham Dispensary Bus Tour: AYRWF, CURLF, GTBIF, VRNOF, in Las Vegas, 10/20 The European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) Congress 2021 is taking place virtually this year from October 19-22 Needham Virtual Global Access Inaugural Needham Biotech Private Company Virtual 1×1 Forum, 10/19-10/20 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -0.92 82.04 Brent -0.94 84.14 Gold 8.50 1,780.90 EUR/USD -0.0004 1.1628 JPY/USD 0.09 114.46 10-Year Note +0.006 1.64% World News College enrollments plunged in 2020 to the lowest level since 2007. According to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday, enrollment in schools dropped by 2.9 million from 2019 to 2020 and colleges by 615,000. Sector News Breakdown Consumer Ford ($F) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse and up tgt to $20 from $15 saying has seen a “significant turnaround” at Ford as the company has ended its cycle of quarterly earnings disappointments and its transition to electric vehicles has sharply accelerated Vinco Ventures ($BBIG) slides after the company reported the resignations of Chief Executive Officer Christopher Ferguson and Chief Financial Officer Brett Vroman Uber Technologies ($UBER) files prospectus supplement related to offering of 16.5M shares of common stock by selling stockholders United Airlines ($UAL) 3Q ADJ eps (1.02) vs est. ($1.67) on revs $7.8B vs est. $7.85B, says on track to meet 2022 targets, poised to capitalize on international reopening, says on track to reduce CASM-EX next year below 2019 levels, expects 4Q CASM-EX +12-14% vs 4q19, sees 4Q capacity to be -23% vs 4Q19; says remains on track to achieve long-term financial targets Stride ($LRN) Q1 EPS loss (-0.15) vs. est. loss (-$0.14); Q1 revs $400.2M vs. est. $359.48M; Q1 adj EBITDA $25.5M vs. $39.2M last year; Q1 total enrollment 189.6K, down 5.8% yoy; sees Q2 revs $390M-$400M vs. est. $365M WD-40 ($WDFC) 4Q EPS $0.61 on sales $115.2Mm vs est. $117.5Mm; guides FY EPS $5.24-5.38 below est. $5.76, sees FY sales $522-542Mm vs est. $517.4Mm Energy, Industrials and Materials The American Petroleum Institute (API) shows a build of 3.29M barrels of oil for the week ending October 15, gasoline inventories show a draw of 3.5M barrels, distillate inventories show a draw of 3M barrels and Cushing inventories show a draw of 2.5M barrels. Canadian National ($CNI) Q3 adj EPS C$1.52 as revs rose 5% to C$3.6B; reaffirms 2021 outlook; says on track to achieve strategic plan 2022 targets with operating performance improvements and cost initiatives well underway; qtrly operating ratio of 62.7%, up 2.8 points; said CEO to retire Marten Transport ($MRTN) Q3 EPS $0.26 vs. est. $0.25; Q3 revs $251.3M vs. est. $237.37M Vale ($VALE) said Q3 iron ore production increased 18.1% Q/Q and 0.8% Y/Y to 89.4 M mt, while output of iron ore pellets, a premium product, rose 4.1% Q/Q while falling 2.6% Y/Y to 8.3M mt Financials Citizens Financial ($CFG) Q3 EPS $1.22 vs. est. $1.16; Q3 revs $1.66B vs. est. $1.64B; provision for credit losses a benefit of $33 mln Hancock Whitney (HWC) 3Q EPS $1.46 vs est. $1.29, NII $237.5Mm vs est. $235.7Mm; qtrly pre-provision net revs $134.8Mm Interactive Brokers ($IBKR) Q3 EPS $0.78 vs. est. $0.75; Q3 revs $650M vs. est. $640.87M; Q3 customer accounts increased 57% from the year-ago quarter to 1.54M as customer equity grew 52% YoY to $353.8B; total DARTs increased 24% YoY to 2.26M and cleared DARTs increased 24% from the year-ago quarter to 2.02M United Community Bank ($UCBI) Q3 EPS $0.82 vs. est. $0.66; return on assets (ROA) was 1.48% and its return on common equity was 14.3% for the quarter; quarter benefited from an allowance release of $11.0 million, reflecting continued improvement in economic conditions and forecasts; Total loans decreased by $200 million during the quarter Wintrust Financial ($WTFC) Q3 EPS $1.77 vs. est. $1.52; Total deposits increased by $1.1 billion, including a $459 million increase in non-interest-bearing deposits; net interest income increased by $7.9 million as compared to Q2 Stronghold Digital Mining ($SDIG)69M share IPO priced at $19.00 Healthcare Novavax ($NVAX) slides around -20% on reports the company is facing production delays as the methods it used to test the purity of its COVID-19 vaccine have fallen short of U.S. regulators’ standards, Politico reported on Tuesday. NVAX, in a filing in Aug, said that U.S. govt has asked co to prioritize alignment with FDA on its analytic methods before manufacturing more doses https://politi.co/3FWQAOW Anthem ($ANTM) Q3 adj EPS $6.79 vs. est. $6.37; Q3 revs $35.5B vs. est. $35.3B; raises FY21 adj EPS view to greater than $25.85 vs. est. $25.65 (prior view was greater than $25.50); for FY21, says operating cash flow is now expected to be greater than $6B; Medical enrollment totaled approximately 45.1M members at September 30, 2021, an increase of 2.4M or 5.7% YoY ATI Physical Therapy ($ATIP) cuts FY21 revenue view to $620M-$630M from $640M-$670M (est. $652.72M) and cuts FY21 adjusted EBITDA view to $40M-$44M from $60M-$70M due to lower-than-expected patient volume Akero (AKRO) receives FDA fast track designation for Efruxifermin for the treatment of NASH Context Therapeutics (CNTX) 5M share IPO priced at $5.00 Technology, Media & Telecom Netflix ($NFLX) 3Q EPS $3.19 vs est. $2.56 on revs $7.5Mm vs est. $7.48Mm, net adds 4.38Mm vs est. 4Mm; sees 4Q net adds 8.5Mm vs est. 8.3Mm, sees 4Q revs $7.71Mm vs est. $7.68Mm, sees 4Q op margin about 6.5%; guides FF positive on annual basis in 2022 and beyond; said it believes no longer needs to raise external financing to fund day-to-day ops Omnicom ($OMC) Q3 EPS $1.65 vs. est. $1.37; Q3 revs $3.435B vs. est. $3.44B; Q3 operating margin increased to 15.8% compared to 15.6% same period last year; qtrly increase in revenue from organic growth of 11.5%; says global economic conditions may continue to be volatile as long as covid-19 remains, which could negatively impact clients’ spending plans ASML Holding NV ($ASML) reported a Q3 profit rise of 64%, beating analysts’ consensus, and said that demand continues to be high; net profit for the quarter ended Oct. 3 rose to 1.74 billion euros ($2.02 billion) compared consensus of EUR1.63 billion; net sales for the quarter were EUR5.24 billion compared with guidance of between EUR5.2 billion and EUR5.4 billion Samsung ($SSNLF) and Intel ($INTC) are both seeking to win orders for Apple’s ($AAPL) in-house developed Mac processors, but industry sources believe TSMC (TSM) will remain the sole supplier for the next-generation Mac series – Digitimes Facebook ($FB) is set to announce a rebranding that could see the creation of a newly-named parent company — in the sprit of Alphabet and Google — that sits atop its network of social media and communications apps. – The Verge reports
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 125.00 0.34% 35,254 S&P 500 2o.25 0.45% 4,497 Nasdaq 52.50 0.34% 15,343 U.S. stock markets are looking to open higher, extending the winning streak for the S&P 500 to 5-days ahead of a busy morning of quarterly earnings, including vaccine maker and Dow component Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Procter & Gamble (PG). A modest pullback in 10-year Treasury note yields, which traded at 1.584% overnight, and a weaker U.S. dollar are also providing early support Tuesday. Oil prices look to extend gains, with WTI crude and Brent pushing higher. In Asian markets overnight, The Nikkei Index jumped 190 points to 29,215, the Shanghai Index rose 25 points to 3,593, and the Hang Seng Index climbed 377 points (1.49%) to 25, 787. In Europe, the German DAX is up a few points to trade just under 15,500, while the FTSE 100 also edges higher above the 7,200 level. U.S. stocks finished higher on Monday as investors prepare for strong earnings this week with 72 of the S&P 500 expected to report this week while overlooking worries over inflation, supply-chain issues and energy supply as oil prices closed higher again. Data Sunday night showed growth in China slowed to 4.9% for 3Q, hurt by a crackdown on tech, and real estate as well as power-shortage and supply-chain problems. Heavy weight tech stocks helped paced gains again on Monday ahead of key earnings from Netflix tonight and Tesla, Intel later this week. Small cap stocks, banks and energy were among underperformers as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished Monday lower. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index gained 15.09 points, or 0.34%, to 4,486.46 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -36.15 points, or 0.10%, to 35,258.61 The Nasdaq Composite spiked 124.47 points, or 0.84%, to 15,021.81 The Russell 2000 Index advanced 2.19 points, or 0.10% to 2,267.84 Events Calendar for Today 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:30 AM ET Housing Starts MoM for September 8:30 AM ET Building Permits MoM for September 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 4:30 PM ET API Weekly Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: BK, CBSH, DOV, FITB, FMBI, HAL, IRDM, JNJ, KSU, MAN, MRTN, ONB, PG, PM, SBNY, SI, SNV, SYF, TRV Earnings After the Close: EQBK, FULT, IBKR, ISRG, LRN, NFLX, OMC, PZN, SMBK, UAL, UCBI, WDFC, WTFC Other Key Events: Google ($GOOGL) announced a virtual event for October 19th at 1PM ET / 10AM PT, officially introducing the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro The European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) Congress 2021 is taking place virtually this year from October 19-22 Needham Virtual Global Access Inaugural Needham Biotech Private Company Virtual 1×1 Forum, 10/19-10/20 Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.99 83.43 Brent 0.53 84.86 Gold 14.10 1,781.70 EUR/USD 0.0055 1.1663 JPY/USD -0.21 114.09 10-Year Note +0.008 1.592% World News Senate Democrats on Tuesday will unveil a scaled-back version of a Biden administration proposal to crack down on wealthy tax cheats after conservative groups and the bank industry raised major privacy concerns, three people with knowledge of the coming announcement said, the Washington Post reported. Initially, the Department of Treasury and Senate Democrats had proposed requiring financial institutions to provide the Internal Revenue Service with additional information on bank accounts with more than $600 in annual deposits or withdrawals RBA Minutes of Oct Meeting: Reiterates they won’t hike rates until CPI is stably in 2-3% target band, central estimate is that economy will return to growth in Dec Qtr of this year & to pre Delta path in H2 2022, Delta interrupted Australian economic recovery, less accommodative policy would all else equal , see lower housing prices/credit growth but would also result in fewer jobs & lower wages Sector News Breakdown Consumer Tupperware Brands Corporation ($TUP) announces the entry into a definitive agreement for the sale of its House of Fuller beauty business in Mexico Energy, Industrials and Materials Halliburton ($HAL) Q3 adj EPS $0.28 vs. est. $0.28 on revs $3.86B vs. est. $3.9B Hexcel Corp. ($HXL) Q3 adj EPS $0.13 vs. est. $0.08; Q3 sales rise 16% YoY to $333.8M vs. est. $348.7M; commercial aerospace sales rise 30% YoY to $167.2M, space & defense sales up 1.5% YoY to $110.4M and industrial sales rise 14% YoY to $56.2M Steel Dynamics ($STLD) Q3 adj EPS $4.96 vs. est. $4.57; Q3 revs $5.1B vs. est. $4.98B; believe shipments could be in range of 2.0 mln tons to 2.2 mln tons in 2022; Record steel and steel fabrication operating income of $1.4 billion and $89 million, respectively; record cash flow from operations of $631 million and record adjusted EBITDA of $1.4 billion TechnipFMC ($FTI) and Talos Energy ($TALO) announced that they have entered into a long-term strategic alliance to develop and deliver technical and commercial solutions to Carbon Capture and Storage projects along the United States Gulf Coast AgEagle Aerial Systems ($UAVS) entered into a definitive agreement to buy Sensefly from Parrot at a valuation of $23M in cash and stock Financials Crypto stocks ($COIN, $MARA, $RIOT, $MSTR) in the spotlight as Bitcoin continued its climb toward all-time highs (last above $62K), bolstered by optimism over the launch of the first Bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund in the U.S. on Tuesday Silvergate Capital ($SI) Q3 EPS $0.88 vs. est. $0.71; did not record a provision for loan losses for the Q3, Q2 or Q3 of FY20 as a result of management’s assessment of the level of the allowance for loan losses, and the amount and mix of the loan portfolio, among other factors; book value per common share was $33.10, compared to $32.84 at June 30, and $15.18 at September 30, 2020 Bank of New York ($BK) Q3 EPS $1.04 vs. est. $0.99; Q3 revs $4.0B vs. est. $3.95B; qtrly total noninterest expense of $2.9 billion, increased 9%; at qtr end, aum of $2.3 trillion, increased 13%; qtrly total fee and other revenue of $3.39 bln vs $3.14 bln; qtrly asset servicing fees $1.22 bln vs $1.17 bln Commerce Bancshares ($CBSH) q3 eps $1.05 vs. Est. $0.99, q3 revenue $351.54m vs. Est. $349.85m Fifth Third ($FITB) Q3 EPS $0.97 vs. est. $0.91; raises dividend by 11%; Q3 NII $1.19B vs. $1.17B Synovus ($SNV) Q3 adj EPS $1.20 vs. est. $1.08; Q3 net charge-off ratio declined 6 bps from prior quarter to 0.22%; the non-performing loan and asset ratios each fell 1 bp to 0.41% and 0.45%, respectively; and criticized and classified loans declined 22% Credit Suisse ($CS) is in discussions with the U.S. government to settle a criminal investigation regarding the bank’s role in a $42B Mozambique bond scandal – Bloomberg Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. ($BHLB) has entered into a partnership with Upstart (UPST), a leading artificial intelligence (AI) lending platform designed to improve access to affordable credit while reducing the risk and costs of lending. Equity LifeStyle Property ($ELS) 3Q adj FFO/share $0.65 vs. est. $0.62 on revs $332.9Mm vs est. $171.1Mm EverQuote ($EVER) guides 3Q revs $106.5-107.5Mm vs est. $110.2Mm; sees 3Q net loss $6.0-5.5Mm vs est. net loss $4.7Mm; plans to implement approx 10% structure reduction in non-marketing op exp FB Financial ($FBK) 3Q adj EPS $0.89 vs est. $0.81, NII on tax-equivalent basis $89.2Mm vs est. $88.5Mm PacWest Bancorp ($PACW) 3Q EPS $1.17 vs est. $1.03; NII $279.8Mm vs est. $278.4Mm ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. ($SFBS) Q3 EPS $0.96, in-line with estimates; Total loans grew $163.1 million, or 8% annualized, during the quarter, while loans, excluding the impact of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan forgiveness, grew $370.4 million, or 18% annualized; Book value per share increased to $20.56, a 17% increase year-over-year Zions Bancorp ($ZION) Q3 EPS $1.45 vs. est. $1.33; loan growth excluding PPP loans, was 5.6% on an annualized basis; reported continued strong deposit growth at an annualized pace of 9.3%; announced $46 million reversal of loss reserves into income (compared to positive +$55 mln); qtrly net interest income remained stable at $555 million Healthcare Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) Q3 adj EPS $2.60 vs. est. $2.35; Q3 revs $23.34B vs. est. $23.72B; maintained its 2021 sales forecast for its COVID-19 vaccine at $2.5 billion and reported $502 million in sales of the single-dose shot in Q3; raises FY21 adjusted EPS view to $9.65-$9.70 from $9.50-$9.60 and boosts FY21 revenue view to $94.1B-$94.6B from $93.8B-$94.6B (est. $94.3B) Sage Therapeutics ($SAGE) and Biogen ($BIIB) announce plans to submit a new drug application (NDA) for Zuranolone to the U.S. FDA in the second half of 2022 with rolling submission expected to start in early 2022 Following the pre-NDA meeting, the companies confirmed the current efficacy and safety databases are expected to be adequate for filing with confirmed pathways for MDD and PPD. The planned initial submission package will be for the treatment of MDD with an anticipated PPD filing thereafter The FDA intends to allow Americans to get a different COVID-19 vaccine as a booster from the one that originally had, The New York Times’ reported, which could reduce the appeal of Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) vaccine and provide flexibility to doctors and other vaccinators The U.S. FDA has approved Reddy’s Laboratories’ ($RDY) generic version of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s ($BMY) multiple myeloma treatment Revlimid (lenalidomide) capsules. Calithera Biosciences ($CALA) is acquiring two clinical-stage compounds from Takeda Pharmaceutical (TAK) to bolster its precision oncology pipeline in a cash and stock deal; Calithera will pay $10M upfront cash and $35M in Calithera Series A preferred stock. Entasis Therapeutics ($ETTX) announces positive topline results for sulbactam-durlobactam (SUL-DUR) from Phase 3 ATTACK trial; SUL-DUR first to achieve statistical non-inferiority in 28-day all-cause mortality in carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter ($CRAB) patients; Statistically significant difference in clinical cure at Test of Cure vs. colistin; targeting NDA submission in mid-2022 Paratek Pharmaceuticals ($PRTK) announces enrollment of first patient in phase 2b study evaluating Nuzyra® (omadacycline) for nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease caused by mycobacterium abscesses complex Technology, Media & Telecom Micron ($MU): Commodity DRAM prices likely to fall 15-20% in 1Q22. Following peak shipments in the second and third quarters, the memory sector has entered a period of correction in the fourth quarter of 2021 that may last for 1-2 quarters, and commodity DRAM prices, in particular, will face higher downward pressure – Digitimes.com https://bit.ly/3G2l5D5
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow 178.00 0.53% 34,017 S&P 500 20.25 0.49% 4,272 Nasdaq 73.50 0.50% 14,614 U.S. stock futures are looking to rebound after major averages posted their worst single day returns in months with attention turning to earnings reports. Major U.S. stock benchmarks dropped sharply on Monday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average marked its worst drop since late October falling -725 points (off earlier lows down over 900 points), amid growing concerns about the global spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The benchmark S&P 500 index ended down 1.6% at 4,258, getting a boost late day to push back above its 50-day moving average of 4,240 (off lows below 4,235), while the Nasdaq Composite Index declined 1.1% at 14,275. The declines for stocks came as the 10-year Treasury note yield fell to a five-month low beneath 1.18%. The CBOE Volatility Index ($VIX), the SPX option derived measure of implied volatility, lifted $4.05 or 21.95% today to close at $22.50 (off earlier highs above 25). U.S. crude oil slides below $70 in biggest one-day drop since September as OPEC and its allies agreed to increase production at the same time the COVID-19 delta variant threatens global demand. All 30 of the components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished lower Monday. In Asian markets, The Nikkei Index declined -264 points to 27,338, the Shanghai Index slipped a few points to 3,536 and the Hang Seng Index dropped -230 points to 27,259. In Europe, the German DAX is higher by 50 points to 15,190, while the FTSE 100 rebounds 40 points to 6,885. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index dropped -68.67 points, or 1.59%, to 4,258.49 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -725.81 points, or 2.09%, to 33,962.04 The Nasdaq Composite sunk -152.25 1.42 points, or 1.06%, to 14,274.98 The Russell 2000 Index declined -32.56 points, or 1.51% to 2,130.68 Events Calendar for Today 7:45 AM ET ICSC Weekly Retail Sales 8:30 AM ET Housing Starts MoM for June…est. 1.59M 8:30 AM ET Building Permits MoM for June…est. 1.7M 8:55 AM ET Johnson/Redbook Weekly Sales 4:30 PM ET API Weekly Inventory Data Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: $ALLY, $BMI, $CATC, $CFG, $DOV, $FMBI, $GATX, $HAL, $HCA, $IRDM, $KEY, $MAN, $MBWM, $OMC, $ONB, $PEBO, $PM, $SBNY, $SI, $SNV, $SYF, $TRV Earnings After the Close: $AGR, $AIR, $CMG, $FOR, $FULT, $HOPE, $HWC, $IBKR, $ISRG, $NFLX, $PNFP, $PZN, $RUSHA, $RXN, $SMBL, $SNBR, $UAL, $UCBI, $XM Macro Up/Down Last Nymex 0.25 66.67 Brent 0.00 68.62 Gold 4.70 1,817.35 EUR/USD -0.001 1.179 JPY/USD -0.07 109.39 10-Year Note +0.02 1.6% Sector News Breakdown Consumer Inter Parfums ($IPAR) 2Q net sales $207.6Mm vs. est. $151.3Mm; guides FY net sales about $750Mm vs. est. $715.1Mm, sees FY EPS $1.95 vs est. $1.72 Tesla ($TSLA) Semi electric truck is finally about to go into production, Electrek reports. Sources familiar with the matter tell Electrek one of the last steps before starting production is happening as the general assembly line is debugged and the drive axle production line is ready. Energy, Industrials and Materials Halliburton ($HAL) Q2 EPS $0.26 vs. est. $0.23; Q2 revs $3.71B vs. est. $3.74B Crown Holdings ($CCK) Q2 adj EPS $2.14 vs. est. $1.78; Q2 sales $2.86B vs. est. $2.92B; sees Q3 EPS $1.90-$2.00 vs. est. $1.79 and raises year EPS to $7.30-$7.40 from prior $6.60-$6.80 (est. $6.89) B. Hunt ($JBHT) Q2 EPS $1.61 vs. est. $1.57’ Q2 revs $2.91B vs. est. $2.71B; Total freight transactions in the Marketplace for J.B. Hunt 360 increased to $500 million in the second quarter 2021 compared to $281 million in the prior year quarter. ICS revenue on the platform increased 73% to $396 million versus a year ago PPG Industries ($PPG) shares fell -7%; Q2 adj EPS $1.94 vs. est. $2.20; Q2 sales nearly $4.4B vs. est. $4.36B and up about 45% yoy; Q2 sales volumes grew about 24% year over year, supported by strong demand recovery across many end-use markets; sees 3q sales volume +21% to +23%; expect that aggregate input and logistics costs will be sequentially higher in q3, compared to q2 Steel Dynamics ($STLD) 2Q EPS $3.32 vs est. $3.42 on sales $4.5B vs est. $4.22B, qtrly steel and fabrication shipments of $2.9Mm tons and $189,000 tons, respectively; says continue to see strong steel demand coupled with extremely low customer steel inventories; auto sector remains strong despite chip shortages; believes 3Q earnings could represent another record performance SPX Flow ($FLOW) confirmed its Board of Directors previously received and rejected an unsolicited, conditional, non-binding proposal from Ingersoll Rand Inc. ($IR) to acquire all outstanding shares of SPX Flow common stock for $85.00 per share in cash Vale ($VALE) produced less iron ore than expected during Q2 saying Q2 iron ore output rose 11.3% Q/Q to 75.7M metric tons and climbed 12% Y/Y, but the analyst consensus estimate called for ~78M mt.; Q2 production of iron ore pellets jumped 27.4% Q/Q to 8M metric tons and 13.3% from the year-earlier quarter Financials ($KEY) 2Q EPS $0.72 vs est. $0.54, NII $1.0B vs est. $1.0B, qtrly return on avg tangible common equity 22.3%; says will evaluate an increase to common stock dividend in 4Q, announced new common share repurchase authorization of up to $1.5B Silvergate Capital ($SI) Q2 EPS 80c vs. est. 51c; Q2 deposits $11.4B, an increase of $4.4B, or 62.4%, from Q1, and an increase of $9.7B or 580.6%, from last year Signature Bank ($SBNY) Q2 EPS $3.57 vs. est. $3.14; Q2 CET1 capital ratio 10.03%, Q2 net charge-off .12% and Q2 book value per share $106.24; Q2 net interest income for 2021 q2 was $457.2 mln, an increase of $70.1 mln Synovus ($SNV) Q2 adj EPS $1.20 vs. est. $1.04; Q2 core transaction deposits increased $702.4M or 2% sequentially; Q2 provision for credit losses of $24.6M; qtrly net interest income of $381.9 mln increased $8.0 mln sequentially Synchrony ($SYF) Q2 EPS $2.12 vs. est. $1.39; Q2 book value per share $23.48, Q2 CET1 capital ratio 17.8% and Q2 net charge-offs 3.57%; qtrly net interest income decreased $84 million, or 2%, to $3.3 billion Cryptocurrency-exposed stocks fall in premarket trading after the selloff in Bitcoin accelerated and pushed the token below $30,000 for the first time in around a month, down over 3% at $29,600 while Ethereum prices fall over 4% to $1,750 (shares of $MARA, $RIOT, $MSTR lower) BCB Bancorp ($BCBC) 2Q EPS $0.45 vs. est. $0.40, NII $24.1Mm vs. est. $23.7Mm; increases qtrly dividend to $0.16/share Chubb Limited ($CB) announced its Board of Directors has authorized a new one-time incremental share repurchase program of up to $5 billion through June 30, 2022 Equity LifeStyle Properties ($ELS) 2Q adj FFO $0.61 vs est. $0.55; revs $156.2Mm vs est. $158.8Mm; sees Q3 FFO $0.59-$0.65 and year $2.42-$2.52 vs. est. $0.65 and $2.40 respectively FB Financial ($FBK) 2Q adj EPS $0.88 vs est. $0.75; NII on tax-equivalent basis $87.3Mm vs est. $83.8Mm FNB Corp. ($FNB) Q2 EPS $0.31 vs. est. $0.29; Q2 revs 4308M vs. est. $305.7M; Q2 net interest income ($NII) $227.9M; Total average deposits grew $3.2 billion, or 11.9%, led by increases in average non-interest-bearing deposits of $1.9 billion, or 23.5% PacWest Bancorp. ($PACW) Q2 EPS $1.52 vs. est. $0.97; Q2 net interest income $270.1M vs. $264.6M in Q1 ServisFirst Bancshares (SFBS) 2Q EPS $0.92 vs. est. $0.93, total loans grew $517.3 ex impact of PPP, deposits +17% yr/yr Wintrust Financial ($WTFC) Q2 EPS $1.70 vs. est. $1.59; Q2 net interest income $279.6M vs. $263.1MM last year; Q2 net interest margin 2.62% vs. 2.73% last year Zion Bancorp ($ZION) 2Q EPS $2.08 vs est. $1.29, CET1 ratio 11.3% vs 10.2% at beginning of pandemic; released more than $120Mm of allowance for credit losses Healthcare Ardelyx ($ARDX) shares tumble 75%; received a letter from the FDA on July 13 stating that, as part of its ongoing review of the co’s New Drug Application for the control of serum phosphorus in adult patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis, the FDA has identified deficiencies that preclude discussion of labeling and post-marketing requirements/commitments at this time Cytokinetics ($CYTK) announces $200M common stock offering Thousands of opioid-crisis lawsuits filed against major drugmakers and distributors are nearing a conclusion, with the outlines of a $26 billion deal between states and four companies expected to be announced this week and a $1 billion settlement to resolve some of New York’s claims likely on Tuesday, Dow Jones reported. Drug distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp. ($ABC), Cardinal Health Inc. ($CAH) and McKesson Corp. ($MCK) and Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) have been negotiating the $26 billion settlement for more than two years HCW Biologics ($HCWB) 7M share IPO priced at $8.00 PLx Pharma ($PLXLP) rises after saying Vazalore, a liquid-filled aspirin capsule, will be available in over 8,000 Walgreens (WBA) stores across U.S. in August Regeneron ($REGN) announced that Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, or MHLW, has approved Regeneron’s casirivimab and imdevimab antibody cocktail to treat patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 Technology, Media & Telecom IBM Corp. ($IBM) Q2 operating $2.33 vs. est. $2.29; Q2 revs $18.75B vs. est. $18.29B; Q2 cloud & cognitive software revs up 6% to $6.1B, Q2 Global Business revenue $4.3B, up 11.6% and Q2 Global Technology Services revenue $6.3B, up 0.4%; GAAP gross profit margin of 48.0%, flat; said it sees FY revenue to grow based on mid-July 2021 foreign exchange rates and continues to expect adjusted free cash flow of $11 billion to $12 billion in 2021 Omnicom ($OMC) 2Q EPS $1.60 vs est. $1.38 on revs $3.57B vs est. $3.38B (organic +24.4%); says experienced improvement in biz in 2Q, op mgn 15.9% vs est. 14.3% Rapid7, Inc. ($RPD) acquired IntSights Cyber Intelligence Ltd., a leader in contextualized external threat intelligence and proactive threat remediation for approximately $335 million in cash and stock; RPD sees revs and adj EPS above high end of prior guidance
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Monday, July 19, 2021 Futures Up/Down % Last Dow -358.00 1.04% 34,206 S&P 500 -32.25 0.74% 4,286 Nasdaq -55.50 0.38% 14,615 U.S. stock markets are looking lower as S&P futures fall -0.7% as rising Covid case rates and recent technology underperformance weigh on risk sentiment. In Asian markets, the Hang Seng falls as much as 2.2%, the Nikkei drops 1.4% and the Shanghai Composite slips -0.3%. In Europe, the rise of the rapidly-spreading Delta variant is threatening to derail many efforts towards a full economic reopening as worsening outbreaks continue to cloud the once-promising outlook. The German DAX is down 2% (over 300 points) to 15,225, while the FTSE 100 drops 2% to 6,870. The Dollar Index (DXY) rises for third day while yen strengthens below 110/USD amid risk aversion. The Aussie dollar falls to seven-month low and AUD 10-year yield drops after Victoria extends lockdown and Sydney again tightens restrictions amid worsening delta outbreak. Oil drops over -2.5% as WTI crude slips below the $70 per barrel level after OPEC and its allies struck a deal to inject more oil into the global economy. Treasury 10-year yield eases to 1.25% as relentless bond rally continues. Stocks finished lower Friday after surging inflation led to an unexpected decline in U.S. consumer sentiment in early July. For the week, the Dow fell 0.5%, the S&P 500 declined 1% and the Nasdaq dropped 1.9%. Stocks snapped their three-week losing streak with sharp declines on Friday, with defensive stocks leading the weekly gains with utilities, staples and REITs (reached a record high), while energy got slammed down over 7%, followed by a drop in discretionary and materials. In corporate news this weekend, Zoom Media ($ZM) announced a +$14B acquisition of Five9 Inc. ($FIVN) in the software space on Sunday ahead of a busy week of earnings. Market Closing Prices Yesterday The S&P 500 Index dropped -32.87 points, or 0.75%, to 4,327.16 The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -299.15 points, or 0.86%, to 34,687.85 The Nasdaq Composite slumped-115.86 points, or 0.80%, to 14,427.24 The Russell 2000 Index declined -27.05 points, or 1.24% to 2,163.24 Events Calendar for Today 10:00 AM ET NAHB Housing Market Index for July Earnings Calendar: Earnings Before the Open: AN, BMRC, CALM, GNTY, PLD, TSCO Earnings After the Close: CCK, ELS, EQBK, FBK, FNB, IBM, JBHT, PACW, PPG, STLD, WTFC, ZION Macro Up/Down Last Nymex -2.04 69.77 Brent -1.99 71.60 Gold -9.00 1,803.05 EUR/USD -0.0032 1.1774 JPY/USD -0.30 109.77 10-Year Note -0.041 1.250% World News S. TIC report: foreigners bought a net total $105.3 B in assets in May, after purchases of $100.1 B (was $101.2 B) in April. But net long-term data showed sales of -$30.2 B in May after purchases of $100.7 B in April. Of those long-term flows, -$93.4 B in Treasury coupons were liquidated, while $37.8 B in agencies was purchased, along with $17.3 B in corporate bonds OPEC and its allies struck a deal that allows for monthly supply hikes of 400k b/d until the end of 2021, putting the group back in control of the crude market. Starting in August, they’ll pump out an extra 400K barrels a day through the end of 2022, restoring all the cuts they made at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. UAE will have a new baseline of 3.5m bpd, Iraq/Kuwait baselines will increase by 150k bpd each, Saudi/Russian baselines will be adjusted to 11.5m bpd Sector News Breakdown Consumer Academy Sports and Outdoors ($ASO) is more than a pandemic play, according to Barron’s saying interest in health and wellness has been enduring, and the company’s manageable debt level will allow it to open more brick-and-mortar stores Cal-Maine Foods ($CALM) Q4 EPS loss (-$0.09) below the $0.18 estimate; reports Q4 revenue $349.8M vs. est. $404.67M; average sales price for shell eggs was $1.32 per dozen for q4 compared with $1.58 per dozen for same period last year; said expect to see further volatility in market prices for our primary feed ingredients Cruise operators Carnival Corp ($CCL), Royal Caribbean Group ($RCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) fall about 3% each premarket along with a decline in other European travel and leisure stocks on worries that the fast-spreading Delta variant could hamper travel demand and slow the ongoing global economic recovery Veoneer ($VNE) signed an agreement with LiDAR company Baraja to industrialize their Spectrum-Scan LiDAR technology for the next market wave of L2+ through L4 autonomous vehicle applications Energy, Industrials and Materials OPEC+ and its allies, including Russia, agree Sunday to further relax output curbs. Under the deal, announced following a virtual meeting of OPEC+ energy ministers, production will rise by 400,000 barrels a day each month beginning in August and would eventually undo all of the curbs put in place last year Ingersoll Rand Inc. ($IR) has made takeover bids for component maker SPX Flow Inc. ($FLOW) that have so far been rebuffed, according to people familiar with the matter, the WSJ reported on Sunday. IR’s most recent all-cash offer valued SPX Flow in the low-$80s a share, the people said, or around $3.5 billion https://on.wsj.com/3kB1qlt Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services ($ISS) has favored Brookfield Infrastructure Partners’ ($BIP) offer for Inter Pipeline Ltd ($IPPLF) in a blow to a rival bid from Pembina Pipeline Corp ($PMB). During the past week, Brookfield raised its hostile offer for Inter Pipeline to about C$8.58 billion ($6.80 billion). Alcoa ($AA) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman Sachs Financials Interactive Brokers Group ($IBKR) introduces a new simple flat fee structure of a flat 3 EUR or 3 GBP per trade (trades up to 6,000 EUR/GBP in value) for stock trading in Europe Healthcare Amyris ($AMRS), Zymergen ($ZY), Soaring Eagle Acquisition ($SRNG) are the three main stock plays on synthetic biology, which could become a huge market according to Barron’s this weekend Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) is exploring a plan to offload liabilities from widespread Baby Powder litigation into a newly created business that would then seek bankruptcy protection – Reuters Tempest Therapeutics ($TPST) files $250M mixed securities shelf Technology, Media & Telecom Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ($ZM) to acquire Five9, Inc. ($FIVN) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $14.7 billion with FIVN holders to receive $200.28 per share; FIVN holders will receive 0.5533 shares of Class A common stock of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. for each share of Five9, Inc. https://on.mktw.net/3xRVVTf SAP AG ($SAP) is moving to cloud, and investors are yet to give company credit, according to Barron’s noting while the transformation will take time, the CEO expects to triple its revenue from the cloud by 2025, and 40% of cloud revenue has been coming from new clients Telefonica SA ($TEF) agreed to sell a stake in its Colombian fiber optic broadband network to KKR & Co. Telefonica will control 40% of the new venture, which will aim to bring high-speed internet access to about 90 cities in the next three years, and KKR the remaining 60%, the carrier said in a statement late Friday. The venture is valued at $500 million Bill Ackman’s blank-check company Pershing Square Tontine Holdings ($PSTH) had dropped a deal to buy 10% of Vivendi’s flagship Universal Music Group after U.S. regulators questioned its stake purchase of Universal Music. DISH ($DISH) signed a transformative, long-term strategic Network Services Agreement (NSA) with AT&T, making AT&T the primary network services partner for DISH MVNO customers
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Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of over $43 billion. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries, with over 180 banking locations located in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including business units which provide commercial and life insurance premium financing in the United States, a premium finance company operating in Canada, a company providing short-term accounts receivable financing and value-added out-sourced administrative services to the temporary staffing services industry, a business unit engaging primarily in the origination and purchase of residential mortgages for sale into the secondary market throughout the United States, and companies providing wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.
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