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03/11/23 Briefing


The S&P 500 futures are down 4 points and are trading 0.1% below fair value. The Nasdaq 100 futures are down 34 points and are trading 0.2% below fair value. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are up 1 point and are trading roughly in line with fair value.

Stock futures indicate a mostly lower open following big gains of late. Coming into today, the S&P 500 is up 5.2% from last Friday's low. A pre-open loss in Apple (AAPL), in response to its weak fiscal Q1 revenue outlook, has helped keep the broader market in check.

Market participants are also waiting on the October Employment Situation report, which will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET, and the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index, which will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.

China's Caixin Services PMI showed a slight acceleration in activity to 50.4 from 50.2, but was still a bit weaker than expected.

The 2-yr note yield is up one basis point to 4.99% and the 10-yr note yield is up one basis point to 4.65%.

In corporate news:

  • Apple (AAPL 173.42, -4.15, -2.3%): beats by $0.07; revs slightly ahead of consensus; iPhones and services top expectations, while Macs miss expectations; co guides Q1 (Dec) revenue below expectations

  • Block (SQ 50.86, +6.88, +15.6%): beats by $0.08, beats on revs; authorizing $1.0 bln for share repurchases

  • Fortinet (FTNT 45.23, -12.29, -21.3%): beats by $0.05, misses on revs; guides Q4 EPS in-line, revs below consensus

  • Bill.com(BILL 62.66, -26.81, -30.0%): beats by $0.04, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS below consensus, revs in-line; guides FY24 EPS in-line, revs below consensus

  • Atlassian (TEAM 163.79, -17.61, -9.7%): beats by $0.12, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs in-line

  • Microchip (MCHP 71.51, -2.09, -2.8%): reports EPS in-line, revs in-line; guides Q3 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • Skyworks (SWKS 86.00, -3.50, -3.9%): beats by $0.10, reports revs in-line; guides Q1 EPS below consensus, sees revs below consensus as company expects broad markets to digest excess inventory in select segments; Excess inventory situation for Android modestly improving, while Broad Markets continues to see inventory digestion in certain areas

  • Booking Holdings (BKNG 2745.00, -93.62, -3.3%): beats by $4.54, beats on revs

  • Expedia Group (EXPE 104.80, +9.96, +10.5%): beats by $0.41, beats on revs; reiterates FY 23 revs outlook of double-digit topline growth

  • Floor & Decor (FND 71.20, -13.72, -16.2%): beats by $0.05, misses on revs; guides FY23 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • Paramount Global (PARA 12.58, +0.66, +5.5%): beats by $0.19, reports revs in-line; on path to achieving significant earnings growth in 2024

  • DraftKings (DKNG 30.89, +1.91, +6.6%): beats by $0.08, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs above consensus; guides FY24 revs above consensus

  • Coinbase Global (COIN 80.63, -3.97, -4.7%): beats by $0.54, beats on revs; Continue to be in a down market with volatility

  • Live Nation (LYV 87.65, +5.20, +6.3%): beats by $0.52, beats on revs

  • Cloudflare (NET 53.94, -2.64, -5.0%): beats by $0.06, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS above consensus, revs in-line

Reviewing overnight developments:

  • Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended the week on a higher note while Japan's Nikkei was closed for Culture Day. Japan's Nikkei: CLOSED (+3.1% for the week), Hong Kong's Hang Seng: +2.5% (+1.5% for the week), China's Shanghai Composite: +0.7% (+0.4% for the week), India's Sensex: +0.4% (+0.9% for the week), South Korea's Kospi: +1.1% (+2.9% for the week), Australia's ASX All Ordinaries: +1.1% (+2.3% for the week).

  • In economic data:

  • China's October Caixin Services PMI 50.4 (expected 51.2; last 50.2)

  • Hong Kong's October Manufacturing PMI 48.9 (last 49.6)

  • India's October Services PMI 58.4 (expected 60.5; last 61.0)

  • Singapore's September Retail Sales -1.6% m/m (last 1.9%); 0.6% yr/yr (last 4.2%)

  • Australia's October Services PMI 47.9 (expected 47.6; last 51.8). September Retail Sales 0.9% m/m (expected -0.3%; last 0.3%). Q3 Retail Sales 0.2% qtr/qtr (last -0.6%)

  • In news:

  • There were reports that the Bank of Japan will raise its short-term rates to 0.0% from -0.1% in the spring or later. However, the central bank is expected to maintain a dovish rhetoric.

  • Australia's Services PMI returned into contractionary territory in the final October reading while China's Caixin Services PMI showed a slight acceleration in activity.

  • New Zealand will likely have a new coalition government, though the exact make-up is yet unknown.

  • The National Party received the biggest share of the vote, about 40% of the total.

  • Major European indices trade near their flat lines to cap a strong week. STOXX Europe 600: +0.2% (+3.4% week-to-date), Germany's DAX: +0.1% (+3.3% week-to-date), U.K.'s FTSE 100: -0.1% (+2.1% week-to-date), France's CAC 40: -0.1% (+3.8% week-to-date), Italy's FTSE MIB: +0.2% (+4.6% week-to-date), Spain's IBEX 35: UNCH (+3.9% week-to-date).

  • In economic data:

  • Eurozone's September Unemployment Rate 6.5% (expected 6.4%; last 6.4%)

  • Germany's September trade surplus EUR16.5 bln (expected surplus of EUR16.3 bln; last surplus of EUR17.7 bln). September Imports -1.7% m/m (expected 0.5%; last -0.3%) and Exports -2.4% m/m (expected -1.1%; last 0.1%)

  • U.K.'s October Services PMI 49.5 (expected 49.2; last 49.2)

  • France's September Industrial Production -0.5% m/m (expected 0.0%; last -0.1%). Q3 Nonfarm Payrolls -0.1% qtr/qtr (expected 0.2%; last 0.1%)

  • Italy's September Unemployment Rate 7.4%, as expected (last 7.3%)

  • Spain's October Unemployment Change 39,600 (last 19,800)

  • In news:

  • European Central Bank policymaker Schnabel said that it is too early to close the door on the potential for more rate hikes, though the current progress on inflation is encouraging.

  • Shipping giant Maersk reported falling profit in Q3 and said that least 10,000 jobs will be cut.

  • BMW's latest quarterly report showed improving automotive margin and reaffirmed guidance for the year while Societe Generale missed revenue expectations for Q3.

 

U.S. equity futures:

  • S&P 500 Futures -4 @ 4,332

  • DJIA Futures: +10 @ 33,924

  • Nasdaq 100 Futures: -38 @ 14,961

Overseas:

  • Europe: DAX +0.1%, FTSE -0.1%, CAC -0.1%

  • Asia: Nikkei CLOSED, Hang Seng +2.5%, Shanghai Composite +0.7%

Commodities:

  • Crude Oil +0.62 @ 83.08

  • Nat Gas +0.014 @ 3.468

  • Gold +2.35 @ 1995.85

  • Silver -0.099 @ 22.747

  • Copper -0.0108 @ 3.6617

Earnings/Guidance:

  • 10x Genomics (TXG) misses by $0.33, beats on revs; raises FY23 revs above consensus

  • AbCellera Biologics (ABCL) beats by $0.02, misses on revs

  • Acadia Healthcare (ACAD) beats by $0.02, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS in-line, revs above consensus

  • ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) beats by $0.05, beats on revs

  • ACCO Brands (ACCO) beats by $0.01, misses on revs; guides FY23 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • AES (AES) beats by $0.06, misses on revs; reaffirms FY23 EPS guidance

  • Alignment Healthcare (ALHC) misses by $0.01, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs in-line

  • Alliant Energy (LNT) beats by $0.12, misses on revs; guides FY23 EPS in-line

  • Allogene (ALLO) beats by $0.15, beats on revs

  • Altair Engineering (ALTR) misses by $0.09, beats on revs; narrows FY23 revs outlook

  • AMC Networks (AMCX) beats by $0.55, misses on revs

  • American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) reports FFO in-line, beats on revs; guides FY23 FFO in-line

  • Americold Realty Trust (COLD) reports FFO in-line, misses on revs; guides FY23 FFO in-line

  • AMN Healthcare (AMN) beats by $0.34, reports revs in-line; guides Q4 revs below consensus

  • Appian (APPN) beats by $0.06, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS below consensus, revs in-line

  • Apple (AAPL) beats by $0.07; revs slightly ahead of consensus; iPhones and services top expectations, while Macs miss expectations; guides Q1 (Dec) revenue below expectations

  • Atlassian (TEAM) beats by $0.12, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs in-line

  • Atmus Filtration Technologies (ATMU) beats by $0.07, beats on revs; raises FY23 EPS above consensus, narrows FY23 revenue guidance

  • Bandwidth (BAND) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; narrows FY23 revs guidance

  • Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN) reports Q3 (Sep) results, revs in-line

  • Bill.com(BILL) beats by $0.04, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS below consensus, revs in-line; guides FY24 EPS in-line, revs below consensus

  • BlackLine (BL) beats by $0.16, reports revs in-line; ups FY23 EPS outlook, narrows revs

  • Block (SQ) beats by $0.08, beats on revs

  • Bloomin' Brands (BLMN) beats by $0.03, reports revs in-line; guides Q4 EPS below consensus

  • Booking Holdings (BKNG) beats by $4.54, beats on revs

  • Boot Barn Holdings (BOOT) beats by $0.03, reports revs in-line, comps -4.8%; guides DecQ EPS and revs below consensus; guides FY24 EPS and revs below consensus

  • Brookfield Renewable Partners (BEP) misses by $0.01, beats on revs

  • Cardinal Health (CAH) beats by $0.33, reports revs in-line; guides FY24 EPS above consensus

  • Carvana (CVNA) reports Q3 (Sep) results

  • Cboe Global Markets (CBOE) beats by $0.20, reports revs in-line

  • Celldex Therapeutics (CLDX) misses by $0.13, beats on revs

  • Chesapeake Utilities (CPK) beats by $0.06, misses on revs

  • Church & Dwight (CHD) beats by $0.05, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS below consensus, revs in-line (

  • Chuy's (CHUY) beats by $0.08, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS below consensus

  • Cinemark (CNK) beats by $0.20, beats on revs

  • Cirrus Logic (CRUS) beats by $0.26, beats on revs; guides DecQ revs in-line

  • Cloudflare (NET) beats by $0.06, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS above consensus, revs in-line

  • Cohu (COHU) beats by $0.03, reports revs in-line; guides Q4 revs below consensus

  • Coinbase Global (COIN) beats by $0.54, beats on revs

  • Compass Diversified (CODI) beats by $0.15, reports revs in-line

  • Con Edison (ED) beats by $0.01; guides FY23 EPS above consensus

  • Corebridge Financial (CRBG) beats by $0.02

  • CubeSmart (CUBE) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides Q4 FFO in-line

  • Cytokinetics (CYTK) misses by $0.61, misses on revs

  • Definitive Healthcare (DH) beats by $0.04, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS above consensus, revs below consensus

  • DigitalOcean (DOCN) beats by $0.08, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS in-line, revs above consensus

  • DMC Global (BOOM) misses by $0.04, misses on revs; guides Q4 revs in-line

  • Dominion Energy (D) beats by $0.01, misses on revs; guides Q4 EPS below consensus

  • DraftKings (DKNG) beats by $0.08, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs above consensus; guides FY24 revs above consensus

  • Dropbox (DBX) beats by $0.07, reports revs in-line

  • Dynavax (DVAX) beats by $0.14, beats on revs

  • Editas Medicine (EDIT) beats by $0.03, beats on revs

  • El Pollo Loco (LOCO) reports EPS in-line, revs in-line, approved $20 mln share buyback on October 31

  • Enbridge (ENB) beats by $0.19, reaffirms 2023 EBITDA and DCF guidance

  • EOG Resources (EOG) beats by $0.47, beats on revs, increased quarterly dividend by 10%, declared special dividend of $1.50/share

  • Evolent Health (EVH) beats by $0.20, reports revs in-line; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • Expedia Group (EXPE) beats by $0.41, beats on revs; reiterates FY 23 revs outlook of double-digit topline growth

  • eXp World Holdings (EXPI) misses by $0.03, beats on revs

  • Federal Realty (FRT) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides FY23 FFO in-line

  • FIGS, Inc. (FIGS) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; raises FY23 revs above consensus

  • Five9 (FIVN) beats by $0.09, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS in-line, revs below consensus; guides FY23 EPS above consensus, revs below consensus

  • Floor & Decor (FND) beats by $0.05, misses on revs; guides FY23 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • Fluor (FLR) beats by $0.46, beats on revs; raises FY23 EPS above consensus

  • Fortinet (FTNT) beats by $0.05, misses on revs; guides Q4 EPS in-line, revs below consensus

  • Forum Energy Tech. (FET) reports Q3 results; acquires Variperm Energy Services

  • Fox Factory Holding (FOXF) misses by $0.05, misses on revs; guides Q4 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus; reiterates FY25 outlook; authorizes up to $300 mln for repurchases

  • fuboTV (FUBO) sees Q3 revs above consensus; raises FY23 revenue guidance

  • Fulgent Genetics (FLGT) misses by $0.07, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS in-line

  • Funko (FNKO) beats by $0.08, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • Gartner (IT) beats by $0.60, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS above consensus, revs above consensus

  • GoDaddy (GDDY) beats by $0.16, reports revs in-line; guides Q4 revs in-line

  • GrafTech International (EAF) misses by $0.05, misses on revs

  • Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) beats by $0.17, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS above consensus, revs above consensu

  • Grid Dynamics (GDYN) reports EPS in-line, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs in-line

  • Healthcare Realty (HR) reports FFO in-line, revs in-line

  • Health Catalyst (HCAT) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs in-line

  • Helios Technologies (HLIO) misses by $0.26, misses on revs; cuts FY23 EPS, revs guidance

  • Hercules Capital (HTGC) beats by $0.03

  • Horace Mann (HMN) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS in-line

  • Huron Consulting (HURN) beats by $0.22, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS above consensus, revs above consensus

  • ICF International (ICFI) beats by $0.19, reports revs in-line; guides FY23 EPS above consensus, revs below consensus

  • Insulet (PODD) beats by $0.31, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs in-line

  • Interface (TILE) beats by $0.02, misses on revs; guides FY23 revs below consensus

  • iRhythm (IRTC) misses by $0.16, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • Knowles (KN) beats by $0.03, reports revs in-line; guides Q4 EPS below consensus, revs above consensus

  • Kratos Defense and Security (KTOS) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs below consensus

  • Live Nation (LYV) beats by $0.52, beats on revs

  • Lovesac (LOVE) beats by $0.03, reports revs in-line; guides Q3 EPS below two analyst estimate, revs below consensus; guides FY24 EPS below two analyst estimate, revs in-line

  • Magna (MGA) beats by $0.13, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs in-line; raises net income outlook

  • Mercer Intl (MERC) beats by $0.37, beats on revs

  • Microchip (MCHP) reports EPS in-line, revs in-line; guides Q3 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • Mister Car Wash (MCW) beats by $0.01, reports revs in-line; guides Q4 EPS below consensus, revs in-line

  • ModivCare (MODV) beats by $0.33, misses on revs; guides Q4 revs in-line

  • Moelis (MC) misses by $0.18, beats on revs

  • Monster Beverage (MNST) beats by $0.03, reports revs in-line

  • Motorola Solutions (MSI) beats by $0.16, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS above consensus, revs in-line

  • nLIGHT (LASR) misses by $0.02, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs below consensus

  • Northwest Natural (NWN) beats by $0.02, beats on revs; reaffirms FY23 EPS guidance

  • Omega Health (OHI) misses by $0.06, misses on revs

  • Opendoor Technologies (OPEN) beats by $0.04, misses on revs; guides Q4 revs below consensus

  • Open Text (OTEX) beats by $0.11, beats on revs

  • Orion Engineered Carbons (OEC) beats by $0.03, misses on revs; guides FY23 EPS below consensus

  • OUTFRONT Media (OUT) misses by $0.33, misses on revs

  • Owens & Minor (OMI) beats by $0.06, reports revs in-line; narrows FY23 guidance

  • Paramount Global (PARA) beats by $0.19, reports revs in-line; on path to achieving significant earnings growth in 2024

  • Paylocity (PCTY) beats by $0.27, reports revs in-line; guides Q2 revs below consensus; guides FY24 revs in-line

  • Pembina Pipeline (PBA) beats by $0.07, beats on revs

  • Penumbra (PEN) beats by $0.22, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • Perdoceo Education (PRDO) beats by $0.17, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS above estimate; guides FY23 EPS above estimate

  • Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) misses by $0.17, misses on revs; entered into a merger agreement with Exxon Mobil on October 11

  • Playa Hotels & Resorts (PLYA) misses by $0.01, beats on revs

  • Privia Health (PRVA) beats by $0.12, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • Protolabs (PRLB) beats by $0.19, beats on revs

  • Quaker Chemical (KWR) beats by $0.15, beats on revs

  • Qualys (QLYS) beats by $0.37, reports revs in-line; guides Q4 EPS above consensus, revs slightly below consensus; guides FY23 EPS above consensus, revs in-line

  • Redfin (RDFN) beats by $0.06, reports revs in-line; guides Q4 revs below consensus

  • Regency Centers (REG) reports FFO in-line; guides FY23 FFO in-line

  • Relay Therapeutics (RLAY) beats by $0.28, beats on revs

  • RE/MAX Holdings (RMAX) beats by $0.04, reports revs in-line; guides Q4 revs in-line

  • Restaurant Brands Int'l (QSR) beats by $0.05, misses on revs

  • Rocket Companies (RKT) beats by $0.02, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs below consensus

  • RPT Realty (RPT) reports FFO in-line, beats on revs

  • Ryan Specialty Group (RYAN) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs below consensus

  • SBA Comm (SBAC) beats by $0.09, reports revs in-line; guides FY23 FFO in-line, revs in-line

  • Select Medical (SEM) misses by $0.03, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS in-line, reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • Sempra Energy (SRE) beats by $0.07, misses on revs; guides FY23 EPS above consensus; reaffirms FY24 EPS guidance

  • Skyworks (SWKS) beats by $0.10, reports revs in-line; guides Q1 EPS below consensus, sees revs below consensus as company expects broad markets to digest excess inventory in select segments

  • SM Energy (SM) beats by $0.12, beats on revs; approves 20% increase in fixed dividend policy

  • Southwestern Energy (SWN) beats by $0.03, misses on revs; expects Q4 total production (Bcfe) of 400-420

  • Sprout Social (SPT) beats by $0.04, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS in-line, revs above consensus

  • SPX Corp (SPXC) beats by $0.09, beats on revs; raises FY23 EPS in-line, revs mostly above consensus

  • Standex International (SXI) beats by $0.04, reports revs in-line

  • Stryker (SYK) beats by $0.03, reports revs in-line; guides FY23 EPS in-line

  • Sweetgreen (SG) beats by $0.01, reports revs in-line; lowers top end of FY23 revenue guidance

  • Syndax Pharmaceuticals (SNDX) beats by $0.06, no revs

  • Telephone & Data (TDS) misses by $0.12, reports revs in-line

  • TELUS International (TIXT) reports EPS in-line, revs in-line; reaffirms FY23 EPS guidance, revs guidance

  • TeraWulf (WULF) announced last night October 2023 production and operations updates

  • TimkenSteel (TMST) misses by $0.01, reports revs in-line

  • Trupanion (TRUP) beats by $0.21, beats on revs

  • Udemy (UDMY) beats by $0.07, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs above consensus

  • Ultragenyx Pharma (RARE) misses by $0.15, misses on revs; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • Universal Display (OLED) beats by $0.07, misses on revs; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • US Cellular (USM) beats by $0.13, misses on revs

  • U.S. Silica (SLCA) misses by $0.01, misses on revs

  • Ventas (VTR) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides FY23 FFO in-line

  • Viavi (VIAV) beats by $0.04, reports revs in-line; guides Q2 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • Vir Biotechnology (VIR) misses by $0.01, misses on revs

  • Vital Energy (VTLE) misses by $0.34, beats on revs

  • W.P. Carey (WPC) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides FY23 FFO above consensus; guides FY24 FFO in-line

  • WW (WW) beats by $0.41, misses on revs; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • Yelp (YELP) reports Q3 (Sep) results, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs above consensus

News:

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken will urge Israeli government to agree to a "pause" in war with Hamas to allow for hostages to be released, according to the New York Times

  • House passes $14 Israel aid bill which includes cuts to IRS funding; vote was 226-196; bill will be dead on arrival in the Senate

  • Automakers will pay workers for time spent on strike, according to the Wall Street Journal

  • Las Vegas Culinary Union sets strike deadline of Friday, November 10, 2023 at 5:00amfor 35,000 hospitality workers in Las Vegas, strike would be largest hospitality worker strike in U.S. history

  • Sam Bankman-Fried convicted of seven charges of fraud and conspiracy

  • Amazon (AMZN): FTC files amended suit against AMZN

  • Amazon (AMZN): UK CMA secures improvements in ways Amazon and Meta (META) treat competitors, benefitting customers

  • Arm Holdings plc (ARM): Raspberry Pi receives strategic investment from Arm, further extending long-term partnership

  • ASLAN Pharmaceuticals (ASLN) Presents New Data on Eblasakimab in Atopic Dermatitis and COPD Translational Models at the 7th Dermatology Drug Development Summit

  • Aurinia (AUPH) presents breadth of data at ASN 2023 demonstrating clinical importance of LUPKYNIS for managing Lupus Nephritis

  • Bill.com(BILL) announces BILL Chief Financial Officer John Rettig has been promoted to President, a newly created role

  • Block (SQ) authorizing $1.0 bln for share repurchases

  • Block (SQ) employees warned of potential job cuts over the next several months, according to Business Insider

  • Box (BOX) appoints Olivia Nottebohm as COO

  • Brinks (BCO) announces additional $500 million share repurchase authorization

  • El Pollo Loco (LOCO) announces that Laurance Roberts is leaving his position as President, CEO and Director after more than 10 years at the Company

  • Expedia Group (EXPE) announces $5 billion share repurchase authorization

  • Fortinet (FTNT) sharpens business focus on core growth areas to extend leadership position and drive continued innovation in cybersecurity

  • Google (GOOG) and Lendlease end $15 bln Silicon Valley real estate development plan, according to the Wall Street Journal

  • Granite Constr (GVA) awarded an ~an approximately $12 million dollar contract by the Tucson Airport Authority as part of the TAA's estimated $400 million, multi-year Airfield Safety Enhancement Program at Tucson International Airport

  • Health Catalyst (HCAT) announces a comprehensive, multi-year strategic partnership with Accountable Health Partners

  • Henry Schein (HSIC) files to delay its 10-Q; will release its third quarter 2023 financial results before the stock market opens on November 13and host call with updates

  • Immutep (IMMP) announces new biomarker data from the TACTI-002/KEYNOTE-798 Phase II trial evaluating eftilagimod alpha

  • Innate Pharma (IPHA) Announces New Clinical Data for Lacutamab and SAR443579/IPH6101 at ASH 2023

  • MarketAxess (MKTX) announces monthly volume statistics for October; adoption of MarketAxess X-Pro continues to expand

  • Meta Platforms (META): UK CMA has accepted commitments that address the CMA's competition concerns regarding Meta's use of data obtained through digital display advertising

  • Micron (MU): China would welcome Micron in Chinese market, according to Reuters

  • Mistras Group (MG) provided update last night on Project Phoenix; goal is to reduce selling, general, and administrative expenses to approximately 21% of total revenues by the end of 2024, including a targeted 15% reduction in administrative headcount

  • NaaS Technology (NAAS) signs MOU with China Innovation Centre at Dubai Chambers to further advance green energy and sustainability

  • Nio (NIO) aiming to lower workforce by 10%, according to Reuters

  • nLIGHT (LASR) announces expansion of HELSI contract award to $171 million for development of 1 megawatt directed energy laser

  • Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) increases quarterly cash dividend to $3.20/share from $1.84/share

  • Starbucks (SBUX) announces triple shot reinvention strategy with multiple paths for long-term growth

  • Stem (STEM) and SB Energy announce that the two companies have entered a multi-year technology and commercial alliance

  • Terns Pharmaceuticals (TERN) announces first participant dosed in Phase 1 clinical trial of TERN-601 Oral GLP-1 receptor agonist for treatment of obesity

  • Uber (UBER) confirms it reached an agreement with the New York AG to resolve allegations that the Company had misclassified Drivers and committed related employment violations in New York, as well as fraud related to certain deductions

M&A:

  • Apollo Global Management (APO): Apollo Infrastructure Funds acquire majority stake in Modern Aviation; financial terms were not disclosed

  • Brookfield Asset Mgmt (BAM) wants renewed talks with Origin Energy to save takeover deal, according to Bloomberg

  • Compass diversified (CODI) announces sale of Marucci Sports for $572 mln

  • Health Catalyst (HCAT) acquires Electronic Registry Systems, bolsters tech-enabled managed services offering with data abstraction and oncology registry management capabilities; financial terms were not disclosed

  • Hut 8 Mining (HUT) receives Court approval for a stalking horse bid for four natural gas power plants and the North Bay Bitcoin mine

  • PagerDuty (PD) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Jeli to transform operations with an enterprise-grade, all-in-one incident management solution; financial terms were not disclosed

  • U.S. Steel's (X) decision regarding selling all or part of the company could be on the horizon, according to Bloomberg

Syndicate:

  • BridgeBio Pharma (BBIO) files for 9,167,723 shares of common stock by selling shareholders

  • Cerus (CERS) files $150 mln mixed shelf securities offering

  • Evercore (EVR) files for common stock offering by selling shareholders

  • Kura Oncology (KURA) files mixed shelf securities offering

  • Micron (MU) files mixed shelf securities offering

  • TPG Inc. (TPG) files for 225,355,652 shares of common stock by selling shareholders

IPOs:

  • Priced to Trade:

  • Lexeo Therapeutics (LXEO) prices modestly upsized 9.09 mln share IPO at $11/share, below the $13-$15 expected range

Gapping Up/Down

  • Gapping up:

  • DOCN +20.9%, SQ +16.5%, UDMY +14.6%, IAS +13.8%, TRUP +12.7%, SPT +12.5%, DH+12%, IPHA +10.8%, ALHC +9.3%, EXPE+8.9%, PODD +8.8%, FET +8.7%, DKNG+7.9%, FLR +7.7%, CYTK +7.5%, PRLB +7%, BURL +6.1%, BL +6.1%, CRBG +5.9%, DVAX+5.8%, PRTA +5.5%, HASI +5.3%, FIGS+5.3%, FNKO +5.3%, CODI +4.9%, RLAY+4.9%, PARA +4.8%, YELP +4.5%, GDYN+4.4%, PRDO +4.4%, FIVN +3.9%, CELH+3.7%, RMAX +3.7%, CLDX +3.7%, ACAD+3.7%, ENV +3.5%, QLYS +3.5%, LYV +3.1%, TSLX +3.1%, HURN +2.5%, FRT +2.5%, MG+2.1%, HCAT +2%, CPK +2%, BAND +2%, CHUY +2%, OLED +1.9%, RDFN +1.6%, MBLY+1.5%, ALTR +1.5%, SNDX +1.4%, PD +1.3%, MCW +1.3%, EOG +1.3%, CUBE +1.3%, STLA+1.1%, LOCO +1%, MNST +1%, EVH +1%

  • Gapping down:

  • BILL -34.9%, FTNT -23.9%, FOXF -17.1%, AGL -16%, BOOM -14.3%, FND -14%, PCTY-8.6%, STEM -8.5%, TEAM -7.7%, ACCO-6.6%, PEN -5.7%, HLIO -5.4%, NET -5.3%, KURA -5%, BAP -4.7%, OPEN -4.5%, BECN-4.5%, COIN -4.2%, MCY -4.1%, BOOT -4%, KTOS -3.9%, PLYA -3.9%, PANW -3.8%, ABCL -3.4%, SWKS -3.4%, BKNG -3.4%, VIAV -3.3%, MCHP -3.3%, AAPL -3.1%, WW-2.9%, SYK -2.8%, SG -2.8%, HSIC -2.6%, CRWD -2.6%, MP -2.5%, APPN -2.2%, RKT-2.2%, CVNA -2.2%, BBIO -2%, SWN -2%, OUT -1.9%, SPXC -1.9%, SEM -1.9%, TXG-1.8%, IRTC -1.8%, OHI -1.7%, KWR -1.6%, ICFI -1.5%, MERC -1.5%, BOX -1.4%, RY-1%, SLCA -1%

 

Analyst Research (see Upgrades/Downgradescalendarfor full list):

  • Upgrades

  • Aptiv (APTV) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Sandler; tgt lowered to $80

  • East West Banc (EWBC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush; tgt raised to $69

  • EPAM Systems (EPAM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Sandler; tgt raised to $265

  • Essential Utilities (WTRG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Edward Jones

  • First Horizon (FHN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush; tgt raised to $14

  • Generac (GNRC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim; tgt $142

  • Moderna (MRNA) upgraded to Hold from Reduce at HSBC Securities; tgt lowered to $69

  • Omnicell (OMCL) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Wells Fargo; tgt lowered to $28

  • Omnicell (OMCL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Sandler; tgt lowered to $39

  • Downgrades:

  • Comerica (CMA) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush; tgt lowered to $45

  • First Foundation (FFWM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush; tgt lowered to $6

  • Fox Corporation (FOXA) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JP Morgan; tgt lowered to $36

  • New York Community (NYCB) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush; tgt lowered to $11

  • Omnicell (OMCL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG Research

  • Organon (OGN) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman; tgt lowered to $16

  • STAG Industrial (STAG) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital Mkts; tgt lowered to $39

  • Stem (STEM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Guggenheim

  • U.S. Steel (X) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus

  • Others:

  • Veralto (VLTO) initiated with a Sector Perform at RBC Capital Mkts; tgt $78

Econ Data:

  • 08:30 ET: Nonfarm Payrolls for Oct (Briefing.comConsensus 175K; Prior 336K)

  • 08:30 ET: Nonfarm Private Payrolls for Oct (Briefing.comConsensus 143K; Prior 263K)

  • 08:30 ET: Avg. Hourly Earnings for Oct (Briefing.comConsensus 0.3%; Prior 0.2%)

  • 08:30 ET: Unemployment Rate for Oct (Briefing.comConsensus 3.8%; Prior 3.8%)

  • 08:30 ET: Average Workweek for Oct (Briefing.comConsensus 34.3; Prior 34.4)

  • 09:45 ET: S&P Global US Services PMI - Final for Oct (Briefing.comConsensus NA; Prior 50.1)

  • 10:00 ET: ISM Non-Manufacturing Index for Oct (Briefing.comConsensus 53.0%; Prior 53.6%)

Earnings:

  • Monday (Oct 30)

  • Morning:  CHKP CNA JKS MCD ON RVTY SJW SOFI WDC XPO

  • Afternoon: ADUS AGNC AMKR ACGL ANET AXNX BCC BRX CSWC CHGG CRK CACC CWK DENN PLOW EQC FMC FWRD HLIT PEAK HTLF IRT INST KMPR KFRC LSCC LEG MATX MPWR OGS OTTR PDM PINS PCH PSMT PSA LUNG QGEN RMBS SPG THC RIG TREX VFC VRNS VNO WELL WOLF WK ZI

  • Tuesday (Oct 31)

  • Morning: AGCO ALLE AME AMGN BUD ARES TECH BP CCJ CAT CVLT DORM DEA ETN ECL NPO EPD ETRN BEN GEHC GPN GPK GPRE HRMY HAYW HNI HUBB INCY NSP IGT IPGP JBLU LDOS LGIH LXP MAC MBUU MPC MPLX MSCI NBIX PRFT PFE PJT PEG PACK RGEN ST SSTK SIRI SFM STVN SYY TNC COCO BLD UFPI WEC XYL ZBRA

  • Afternoon:  AEIS AMD APAM AIZ BLKB CZR CHK CGNX DEI EQH EQR FSLR FRSH HUN LFUS LTHM LUMN MTCH MTH MTG NE OI OKE PAYC PECO PRO SAFE SKY SON TX UNM VOYA XHR YUMC

  • Wednesday (Nov 1)

  • Morning:  ALIT APLS APO ASTE AVNS AVA AXTA BLCO BRY EAT BLDR GOOS CDW CERE CHEF CLH CMCO CNDT CVS DRH DBRG DIN DFIN DRVN DTM DTE DNB DD ETR ESAB EL EXTR FWRG FDP FTDR FYBR GRMN GNRC GSK HUM IDXX IQV JHG KMT KHC LIVN MLM MTRN NMRK NI NCLH PSN PERI PUMP RDWR SMG SITE SHC SPR SXC SUN SPWR TEL TKR TT TRMB TTMI UTHR VRSK W WING YUM

  • Afternoon:  EGHT AFL ABNB ALB ALKT ALL ATUS AFG AIG AWK AMWL ANSS ACA ATRC CAR AVT ACLS AXS BALY BMRN BKH BXP BFAM BWXT CHRW CRC CPE CWH CWST CDAY CF CAKE CHRD CWAN CTSH CFLT CORT CLB CCRN CSGS CW DASH DXC ELF EIX EA ECPG ERII ET ETSY EXAS EXEL FARO FSLY FORM FCPT GKOS THG HLF HST HPP NARI INFA IR NGVT IIPR FROG JOBY KW LMAT LMND LNC MGY MTW MRO VAC MCK MLNK MET MSTR MIR MKSI MOD MDLZ MUSA NFG NSA NVRO NMIH NOG NUS NTR KAR PLMR PGRE PK PYPL PRCT PCOR PRU PTC QTWO QRVO QCOM QDEL QNST RDN RPD RYN RRX RELY RNR REZI RVLV RLJ ROKU RSI SRPT SDGR SIGI SCI SIMO SITM SEDG STAA SRI RGR SUM SMCI TNDM TENB TS TYL VSTO HCC WTS WERN WES WMB WSC ZETA ZG

  • Thursday (Nov 2)

  • Morning: FLWS ACIW GOLF ADT WMS AGIO ATI ALGT ALGM ALE ALNY AMR AEP APG APTV AHH ARW AUPH ATHM AVNT BALL BHC BAX BCE BDC BCRX BWA BR CARS COR LNG CWEN COP CROX CMI CYBR DLX XRAY LPG DUK DT LLY ENTG NVRI EPAM ESNT EXC FSS RACE FOXA GEL ROCK GIL HAE DINO HEP HWM HII H IDA INMD NSIT ICE IDCC ITCI IONS IRM ITRI ITT JLL KRTX K KTB KYMR LAMR LANC LNTH DRS MAR MDU MGPI MRNA TAP MUR NTCT DNOW NRG OGE OMCL OGN PCRX PZZA PARA PH PBF MD PTON PENN PGTI PNW PBI PTLO PPL PBH PRMW PWR RCM REGN ROK SPGI SABR SNDR SEE SHAK SHOP SITC SWI SO SRC SBUX SRCL STRA TFX TPX CI THRY TRN UNIT UPBD VIRT WEN WCC WLK ZTS

  • Thursday (Nov 2)

  • Afternoon:  TXG ABCL ACAD ACCO LNT ALTR AMH COLD AMN APPN AAPL TEAM BAND BILL BL SQ BKNG BOOT CABO IMOS CHUY CRUS NET COHU CODI ED BAP CUBE CYTK DH DOCN BOOM DKNG DBX LOCO EOG EVH EXPI EXPE FRT FIGS FIVN FND FTNT FOXF FNKO GDDY LOPE GDYN HLIO HTGC HMN HURN ICFI PODD IAS IRTC KN KTOS LYV MTZ MERC MCW MODV MC MNST MSI MP LASR OHI OPEN OEC OUT PLTR PCTY PEN PRDO PXD PLYA KWR QLYS RMAX RDFN REG RGA RPT RYAN SBAC SEM TSLX SWKS SM SWN SPT SPXC STEM SYK SG SNDX TMST TRUP UDMY OLED VTR VIAV VIR VTLE WW YELP

  • Friday (Nov 3)  

  • Morning:  AMCX AXL ATMU BLMN CAH CBOE CHD CNK CRBG D FLR FLGT IT GTES EAF HR TILE KOP MOG.A NWN OMI DOC PAA PRVA PRLB SSP SRE TDS SLCA USM WPC

  • Afternoon:  MCHP

 

Asia & Europe detail:

Asia: Nikkei CLOSED, Hang Seng +2.5%, Shanghai Composite +0.7%

Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended the week on a higher note while Japan's Nikkei was closed for Culture Day. Still, there were reports that the Bank of Japan will raise its short-term rates to 0.0% from -0.1% in the spring or later. However, the central bank is expected to maintain a dovish rhetoric. Australia's Services PMI returned into contractionary territory in the final October reading while China's Caixin Services PMI showed a slight acceleration in activity. New Zealand will likely have a new coalition government, though the exact make-up is yet unknown. The National Party received the biggest share of the vote, about 40% of the total.

  • In economic data:

  • China's October Caixin Services PMI 50.4 (expected 51.2; last 50.2)

  • Hong Kong's October Manufacturing PMI 48.9 (last 49.6)

  • India's October Services PMI 58.4 (expected 60.5; last 61.0)

  • Singapore's September Retail Sales -1.6% m/m (last 1.9%); 0.6% yr/yr (last 4.2%)

  • Australia's October Services PMI 47.9 (expected 47.6; last 51.8). September Retail Sales 0.9% m/m (expected -0.3%; last 0.3%). Q3 Retail Sales 0.2% qtr/qtr (last -0.6%)

---Equity Markets---

  • Japan's Nikkei: CLOSED (+3.1% for the week)

  • Hong Kong's Hang Seng: +2.5% (+1.5% for the week)

  • China's Shanghai Composite: +0.7% (+0.4% for the week)

  • India's Sensex: +0.4% (+0.9% for the week)

  • South Korea's Kospi: +1.1% (+2.9% for the week)

  • Australia's ASX All Ordinaries: +1.1% (+2.3%for the week)

---FX---

  • USD/JPY: -0.2% to 150.21

  • USD/CNH: UNCH at 7.3240

  • USD/INR: +0.1% to 83.29

 

Europe: DAX +0.1%, FTSE -0.1%, CAC -0.1%

Major European indices trade near their flat lines to cap a strong week. European Central Bank policymaker Schnabel said that it is too early to close the door on the potential for more rate hikes, though the current progress on inflation is encouraging. Shipping giant Maersk reported falling profit in Q3 and said that least 10,000 jobs will be cut. BMW's latest quarterly report showed improving automotive margin and reaffirmed guidance for the year while Societe Generale missed revenue expectations for Q3.

  • In economic data:

  • Eurozone's September Unemployment Rate 6.5% (expected 6.4%; last 6.4%)

  • Germany's September trade surplus EUR16.5 bln (expected surplus of EUR16.3 bln; last surplus of EUR17.7 bln). September Imports -1.7% m/m (expected 0.5%; last -0.3%) and Exports -2.4% m/m (expected -1.1%; last 0.1%)

  • U.K.'s October Services PMI 49.5 (expected 49.2; last 49.2)

  • France's September Industrial Production -0.5% m/m (expected 0.0%; last -0.1%). Q3 Nonfarm Payrolls -0.1% qtr/qtr (expected 0.2%; last 0.1%)

  • Italy's September Unemployment Rate 7.4%, as expected (last 7.3%)

  • Spain's October Unemployment Change 39,600 (last 19,800)

---Equity Markets---

  • STOXX Europe 600: +0.2% (+3.4% week-to-date)

  • Germany's DAX: +0.1% (+3.3% week-to-date)

  • U.K.'s FTSE 100: -0.1% (+2.1% week-to-date)

  • France's CAC 40: -0.1% (+3.8% week-to-date)

  • Italy's FTSE MIB: +0.2% (+4.6% week-to-date)

  • Spain's IBEX 35: UNCH (+3.9% week-to-date)

---FX---

  • EUR/USD: +0.2% to 1.0644

  • GBP/USD: +0.1% to 1.2219

  • USD/CHF: -0.1% to 0.9045

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