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04/05/22 Briefing


The S&P 500 futures trade 23 points, or 0.6%, above fair value as buying interest from the prior two days carries over in front of the FOMC policy decision this afternoon.

The Fed is expected to raise the target range for the fed funds rate by 50 basis points and formally present a plan to reduce its balance sheet. The policy statement will be released at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by Fed Chair Powell's press conference at 2:30 p.m. ET, which investors will tune in for any hints on how aggressive the Fed plans to be in the future with its tightening plans.

In the meantime, there's been a bunch of earnings news to sift through. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD 96.62, +5.49, +6.0%), Airbnb (ABNB 152.56, +7.56, +5.2%), Starbucks (SBUX 79.06, +4.73, +6.4%), and Moderna (MRNA 158.50, +11.96, +8.2%) are some of the standouts.

Lyft (LYFT 23.08, -7.68, -25.0%), on the other hand, has tanked 25% in pre-market action on downside Q2 revenue guidance.

On the data front, investors will receive the ADP Employment Change report for April (Briefing.comconsensus 390,000) at 8:15 a.m. ET, the Trade Balance for March (Briefing.comconsensus -$97.5 bln) at 8:30 a.m. ET, and the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index for April (Briefing.comconsensus 58.7%) at 10:00 a.m. ET.

U.S. Treasuries trade mixed. The 2-yr yield is up two basis points to 2.78%, and the 10-yr yield is unchanged at 2.96%. The U.S. Dollar Index is down 0.1% to 103.36. WTI crude futures are up 4.1%, or $4.18, to $106.61/bbl.

In U.S. Corporate news:

  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD 96.62, +5.49): +6.0% after beating top and bottom-line estimates and issuing upside revenue guidance for Q2 and FY22.

  • Airbnb (ABNB 152.56, +7.56): +5.2% after beating top and bottom-line estimates and guiding Q2 revenue above consensus.

  • Starbucks (SBUX 79.06, +4.73): +6.4% despite missing revenue estimates and suspending guidance for Q3 and Q4 due to numerous macroeconomic challenges. The company said there will need to be significant investments to help catch up to unmet demand.

  • Moderna (MRNA 158.50, +11.96): +8.2% after beating top and bottom-line estimates.

  • Lyft (LYFT 23.08, -7.68): -25.0% after issuing downside Q2 revenue guidance and saying it expects to ramp up investments in driver supply.

Reviewing overnight developments:

  • Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended Wednesday on a mixed note while markets in China and Japan remained closed for holidays. Japan's Nikkei: CLOSED Hong Kong's Hang Seng: -1.1% China's Shanghai Composite: CLOSED India's Sensex: -2.3% South Korea's Kospi: -0.1% Australia's ASX All Ordinaries: -0.3%.

  • In economic data:

  • Australia's April AIG Construction Index 55.9 (last 56.5). March Retail Sales 1.6% m/m (expected 0.6%; last 1.8%) and March Home Loans 0.9% m/m (expected -2.0%; last -4.7%)

  • New Zealand's Q1 Employment Change 0.1% qtr/qtr, as expected (last 0.1%). Q1 Labor Cost Index 0.7% qtr/qtr, as expected (last 0.7%); 3.1% yr/yr, as expected (last 2.8%). Q1 Participation Rate 70.9% (expected 71.1%; last 71.1%)


  • In news:

  • Executives from HSBC and Ping An will reportedly discuss a proposal for a spinoff of HSBC's Asian unit or other strategic options later this month.

  • North Korea reportedly conducted its 14th missile test of the year.

  • The Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly raised its repurchase rate by 40 bps to 4.4%.



  • Major European indices trade in the red. STOXX Europe 600: -0.6% Germany's DAX: UNCH U.K.'s FTSE 100: -0.4% France's CAC 40: -0.4% Italy's FTSE MIB: -0.3% Spain's IBEX 35: -0.3%.

  • In economic data:

  • Eurozone's April Services PMI 57.7, as expected (last 55.6). March Retail Sales -0.4% m/m (expected -0.1%; last 0.4%); 0.8% yr/yr (expected 1.4%; last 5.2%)

  • Germany's April Services PMI 57.6 (expected 57.9; last 56.1). March trade surplus EUR3.20 bln (expected surplus of EUR9.80 bln; last surplus of EUR11.10 bln). March Imports 3.4% m/m (expected 1.0%; last 4.7%) an Exports -3.3% m/m (expected -2.0%; last 6.2%)

  • U.K.'s March Mortgage Lending GBP6.97 bln (expected GBP5.11 bln; last GBP4.56 bln) and Mortgage Approvals 70,690 (expected 70,780; last 70,970)

  • France's April Services PMI 58.9 (expected 58.8; last 57.4)

  • Italy's April Services PMI 55.7 (expected 54.5; last 52.1)

  • Spain's April Services PMI 57.1 (expected 55.9; last 53.4) and April Unemployment Change -86,300 (last -2,900)


  • In news:

  • European Commission President von der Leyen announced that three more Russian banks, including Sberbank, will be excluded from the SWIFT messaging system.

  • The EU plans to phase out the use of Russian crude in the next six months and end the use of refined products from Russia by the end of the year.

  • Germany's Finance Minister Lindner warned against taxing excess profits of oil and gas companies.

  • Most members of the Bank of England's Shadow board are in favor of a 50-bps rate hike tomorrow.



U.S. equity futures:

  • S&P 500 Futures: +17 @ 4,193

  • DJIA Futures: +124 @ 33,252

  • Nasdaq 100 Futures: +50 @ 13,140

Overseas:

  • Europe: DAX UNCH, FTSE -0.4%, CAC -0.4%

  • Asia: Nikkei CLOSED, Hang Seng -1.1%, Shanghai Composite CLOSED

Commodities:

  • Crude Oil +4.48 @ 106.89

  • Nat Gas +0.306 @ 8.260

  • Gold -1.76 @ 1868.84

  • Silver -0.014 @ 22.651

  • Copper +0.0303 @ 4.3133

U.S. Summary:

  • Earnings/Guidance (Full Earnings Calendar):

  • Acadia Healthcare (ACHC) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 EPS, revs guidance

  • Advanced Micro (AMD) beats by $0.20, beats on revs; guides Q2 revenue mid-point above consensus; guides FY22 revs above consensus

  • Airbnb (ABNB) beats by $0.27, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs above consensus

  • Akamai Tech (AKAM) misses by $0.03, reports revs in-line;

  • Allegheny Tech (ATI) beats by $0.20, beats on revs

  • Alteryx (AYX) beats by $0.19, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS below consensus, revs above consensus; guides FY22 EPS above consensus, revs above consensus

  • Amarin (AMRN) misses by $0.05, misses on revs

  • Amcor (AMCR) reports EPS in-line, beats on revs; guides FY22 EPS in-line

  • AmerisourceBergen (ABC) beats by $0.30, reports revs in-line; raises FY22 EPS above consensus

  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals (AMRX) misses by $0.01, misses on revs; reaffirms FY22 EPS guidance, revs guidance

  • Andersons (ANDE) misses by $0.43, beats on revs

  • APi Group (APG) beats by $0.03, beats on revs

  • Assurant (AIZ) beats by $1.00, misses on revs; guides FY22 EPS above consensus

  • Astec Industries (ASTE) beats by $0.29, beats on revs

  • Avanos Medical (AVNS) reports EPS in-line, revs in-line; reaffirms FY22 EPS guidance, revs guidance

  • Avista (AVA) beats by $0.08; reaffirms FY22 EPS guidance; reaffirms FY23 EPS guidance

  • B2Gold (BTG) beats on top and bottom lines

  • Barrick (GOLD) beats by $0.02, beats on revs; increases dividend

  • Big 5 Sports (BGFV) beats by $0.04, reports revs in-line, comps fell -11.4%; guides Q2 EPS below estimate, comps to decrease in the high-teens

  • Bio-Techne (TECH) beats by $0.14, beats on revs

  • Bioventus (BVS) reaffirms FY22 sales guidance at $545-565 mln; also cancels notes offering

  • Belden (BDC) beats by $0.22, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS above consensus, revs above consensus; raises FY22 EPS above consensus, revs above consensus

  • Benefitfocus (BNFT) beats by $0.08, reports revs in-line; guides Q2 EPS in-line, revs below two analyst estimate; reaffirms FY22 revs guidance

  • Blackbaud (BLKB) misses by $0.09, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 EPS guidance, revs guidance

  • Blucora (BCOR) misses by $0.18, misses on revs; guides FY22 EPS below consensus, revs in-line

  • BorgWarner (BWA) beats by $0.19, beats on revs; guides FY22 EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • Bright Health Group (BHG) misses by $0.10, beats on revs; guides FY22 revs in-line

  • Bright Horizons (BFAM) beats by $0.05, misses on revs; lowers FY22 revenue guidance

  • Brinker (EAT) misses by $0.11, reports revs in-line; guides FY22 EPS below consensus, revs in-line

  • Brookfield Infrastructure (BIP) reports FFO in-line, beats on revs; declares dividend and 3-for-2 unit split

  • Bruker (BRKR) beats by $0.07, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 EPS guidance, revs guidance

  • Caesars Entertainment (CZR) misses by $0.03, misses on revs

  • Camping World (CWH) misses by $0.18, beats on revs

  • Cardiovascular Systems (CSII) beats by $0.08, misses on revs; guides FY22 revs in-line

  • CDW (CDW) beats by $0.18, beats on revs

  • Cedar Fair (FUN) beats by $0.38, beats on revs

  • Charles River (CRL) beats by $0.03, reports revs in-line; reaffirms FY22 EPS guidance, guides FY22 revs above consensus

  • Cheniere Energy (LNG) misses by $6.86, beats on revs

  • Cirrus Logic (CRUS) beats by $0.61, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs above consensus

  • Clean Harbors (CLH) beats by $0.14, beats on revs; raises midpoint of FY22 adj. EBITDA guidance

  • Comstock (CRK) reports EPS in-line, beats on revs

  • Conduent (CNDT) beats by $0.04, reports revs in-line; reaffirms FY22 revs in-line

  • Criteo (CRTO) beats by $0.09, reports revs in-line; guides Q2 revs below consensus

  • CVS Health (CVS) beats by $0.08, beats on revs; raises FY22 EPS in-line

  • Deciphera Pharmaceuticals (DCPH) beats by $0.08, beats on revs

  • Denny's (DENN) misses by $0.01, reports revs in-line

  • Dine Brands (DIN) beats by $0.10, reports revs in-line

  • Douglas Emmett (DEI) reports FFO in-line, revs in-line; guides FY22 FFO in-line

  • Edison (EIX) beats by $0.26, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 EPS guidance

  • Editas Medicine (EDIT) beats by $0.05, beats on revs

  • eHealth (EHTH) beats by $0.28, beats on revs; guides FY22 revs in-line

  • Enova International (ENVA) beats by $0.10, beats on revs

  • EVO Payments (EVOP) beats by $0.02, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 revs guidance

  • Extra Space Storage (EXR) beats by $0.13, beats on revs

  • Ferrari (RACE) beats by $0.10, reports revs in-line; guides FY22 EPS in-line, revs above consensus

  • Fresh Del Monte (FDG) beats by $0.09, beats on revs; declares dividend

  • Freshworks (FRSH) beats by $0.04, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS in-line, revs above consensus; guides FY22 EPS, revs above consensus

  • Generac (GNRC) beats by $0.17, beats on revs; guides FY22 revs above consensus

  • Gentherm (THRM) misses by $0.06, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 revs guidance

  • Gibraltar Industries (ROCK) beats by $0.16, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 EPS guidance, revs guidance

  • Gran Tierra Energy (GTE) reports Q1 results; expects to meet production guidance

  • Hanover Insurance (THG) beats by $0.19, beats on revs

  • Healthpeak (PEAK) reports FFO in-line, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 FFO guidance

  • Horizon Pharma (HZNP) beats by $0.20, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 revs and EBITDA guidance

  • Huron Consulting (HURN) beats by $0.20, beats on revs; raises FY22 EPS mostly above consensus, revs above consensus

  • IAMGOLD (IAG) reports Q1 (Mar) results, beats on revs

  • IDEXX Labs (IDXX) beats by $0.02, reports revs in-line; lowers FY22 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • Infinera (INFN) misses by $0.03, misses on revs; guides Q2 revs below consensus

  • Innospec (IOSP) beats by $0.34, beats on revs; declares 11% increase in semi-annual dividend

  • Inspire Medical Systems (INSP) beats by $0.22, beats on revs; guides FY22 revs above consensus

  • Invitae (NVTA) beats by $0.05, misses on revs

  • Jack Henry (JKHY) beats by $0.10, reports revs in-line; guides FY22 EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • Janus Henderson Group (JHG) misses by $0.11, misses on revs

  • Johnson Controls (JCI) reports EPS in-line, misses on revs; guides Q3 EPS below consensus; lowers FY22 EPS below consensus

  • Kadant (KAI) beats by $0.18, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus; guides FY22 EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • KAR Auction Services (KAR) misses by $0.15, misses on revs

  • Lattice Semi (LSCC) beats by $0.04, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs above consensus

  • Littelfuse (LFUS) beats by $1.75, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS above consensus, revs in-line

  • LivaNova (LIVN) reports EPS in-line, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 EPS guidance, revs guidance

  • Livent (LTHM) beats by $0.07, beats on revs; guides FY22 revs above consensus

  • LL Flooring Holdings (LL) misses by $0.03, reports revs in-line

  • Lumentum (LITE) beats by $0.07, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS above consensus, revs in-line

  • Lyft (LYFT) beats by $0.14, beats on revs, Adjusted EBITDA of $54.8 mln vs. original guidance of $5-$15 mln; guides for Q2 revenue of $950 mln - $1.0 bln vs. $1.02 bln consensus estimate; sees adjusted EBITDA of $10-$20 mln

  • Mandiant (MNDT) misses by $0.01, reports revs in-line; previously announced to be acquired by Google (GOOG)

  • Manitowoc (MTW) misses by $0.01, beats on revs

  • Marriott (MAR) beats by $0.33, reports revs in-line; reinstating quarterly dividends at $0.30/share; expect to resume share repurchases in 2022

  • Masonite International (DOOR) beats by $0.92, beats on revs

  • Match Group (MTCH) beats by $0.12, reports revs in-line; guides Q2 revs below consensus

  • Matson (MATX) beats by $0.10, misses on revs

  • Mercury (MRCY) misses by $0.01, misses on revs; guides Q4 EPS below consensus, revs in-line

  • Moderna (MRNA) beats by $2.96, beats on revs

  • Murphy Oil (MUR) beats by $0.12, misses on revs

  • Murphy USA (MUSA) beats by $3.19, beats on revs

  • New York Times (NYT) beats by $0.01, misses on revs, expects Q2 subscription revenue growth of 12-14%

  • NiSource (NI) misses by $0.03; reaffirms FY22 EPS guidance

  • Northwest Natural (NWN) misses by $0.13, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 EPS guidance

  • Oak Street Health (OSH) misses by $0.04, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs below consensus; reaffirms FY22 revs guidance

  • Oatly Group AB (OTLY) misses by $0.02, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 revs guidance

  • OneSpan (OSPN) beats by $0.05, reports revs in-line; guides FY22 revs in-line

  • Onto Innovation (ONTO) beats by $0.14, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • Owens & Minor (OMI) beats by $0.14, beats on revs; guides FY22 EPS in-line, revs above consensus

  • Parsons (PSN) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 revs guidance

  • Paycom Software (PAYC) beats by $0.15, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs above consensus; guides FY22 revs above consensus

  • PerkinElmer (PKI) beats by $0.29, beats on revs

  • ProPetro (PUMP) beats by $0.04, beats on revs

  • PROS Holdings (PRO) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS in-line, revs in-line; guides FY22 revs in-line

  • Prudential (PRU) beats by $0.49

  • PTC Therapeutics (PTCT) misses by $0.12, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 revs guidance

  • Public Storage (PSA) beats by $0.06, misses on revs

  • Pulmonx (LUNG) misses by $0.07, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 revs guidance

  • Radian Group (RDN) beats by $0.40, misses on revs

  • Regency Centers (REG) beats by $0.09; guides FY22 FFO above consensus

  • Regeneron Pharma (REGN) beats by $1.69, beats on revs

  • Resideo (REZI) beats by $0.10, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs above consensus; guides FY22 revs above consensus

  • Revolve Group (RVLV) beats by $0.03, beats on revs

  • SeaSpine (SPNE) misses by $0.10, beats on revs; guides FY22 revs above consensus

  • Service Corp (SCI) beats by $0.36, beats on revs; raises FY22 EPS above consensus

  • Sinclair Broadcast (SBGI) reports Q1 (Mar) results

  • SiteOne Landscape Supply (SITE) beats by $0.56, beats on revs

  • Skyworks (SWKS) reports EPS in-line, revs in-line; guides Q3 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • Spirit Aerosystems (SPR) beats by $0.62, beats on revs

  • Sprout Social (SPT) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS below consensus, revs above consensus; guides FY22 EPS in-line, revs above consensus

  • STAG Industrial (STAG) beats by $0.01, beats on revs

  • Starbucks (SBUX) misses by $0.01, reports revs in-line, global comps +7%, US comps +12%; suspends guidance for Q3 and Q4 due to numerous macroeconomic challenges

  • Starwood Property Trust (STWD) beats by $0.25, misses on revs

  • Super Micro Computer (SMCI) beats by $0.33, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS above consensus, revs above consensus

  • Trane (TT) beats by $0.13, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 EPS guidance, guides FY22 revs above consensus

  • Tupperware (TUP) misses by $0.40, misses on revs; acknowledges delay in turnaround plans; withdraws guidance, appoints new CFO

  • Uber (UBER) reports Q1 (Mar) results, beats on revs; provides Q2 bookings and adjusted EBITDA guidance

  • United Therapeutics (UTHR) beats by $1.38, beats on revs

  • Verisk Analytics (VRSK) misses by $0.04, reports revs in-line

  • Viavi (VIAV) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • Vivint Smart Home (VVNT) beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 revs in-line

  • Volkswagen AG (VWAGY) reports Q1 results; Outlook for 2022 confirmed

  • Voya Financial (VOYA) beats by $0.05

  • Vulcan Materials (VMC) beats by $0.10, beats on revs

  • W&T Offshore (WTI) beats by $0.03, beats on revs

  • Waste Connections (WCN) misses by $0.01, beats on revs

  • Werner Enterprises (WERN) beats by $0.09, beats on revs

  • Wingstop (WING) misses by $0.02, misses on revs; guides FY22 EPS above consensus, low-single digit domestic same store sales growth

  • Workiva (WK) beats by $0.10, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus; raises FY22 guidance

  • Xylem (XYL) beats by $0.04, beats on revs; guides FY22 EPS in-line, reaffirms FY22 revs guidance

  • Yum! Brands (YUM) misses by $0.02, misses on revs

  • Yum China (YUMC) misses by $0.09, beats on revs, comps of -8%, Omicron variant caused significant volatility in business operations; FY22 targets remain unchanged


  • General News:

  • EU confirms ban on Russian oil; will phase out Russian supply of crude oil within six months and refined products by the end of the year; announces other sanctions

  • White House officials remain divided on idea to remove some China tariffs, according to the Wall Street Journal

  • Russia fired missiles at power plants in western Ukraine, according to the New York Times

  • President Biden's potential student loan forgiveness plan is getting criticism from Republicans and some Democrats and could face legal challenges in courts, according to the Wall Street Journal

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJRD) beats by $0.02, misses on revs

  • Amazon (AMZN): Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with union organizers from Amazon and Starbucks (SBUX) today, according to Reuters

  • AstraZeneca's (AZN) Imfinzi plus chemotherapy granted Priority Review in the US for patients with locally advanced or metastatic biliary tract cancer

  • Athira Pharma (ATHA) stakeholder Ric Kayne identifies CEO candidate for Athira

  • BeiGene (BGNE) receives approval of BLINCYTO in China

  • BlueLinx (BXC) increases share repurchase authorization to $100 mln; enters into $60 mln accelerated share repurchase agreement

  • BWX Technologies (BWTX) announces that Jan A. Bertsch has been elected as its new chair of the board of directors, effective May 3, 2022, succeeding retiring board chairman John A. Fees

  • Calavo Growers' (CVGW) CFO to depart for another company

  • CF Industries (CF) to partner with Mitsui & Co. to jointly develop greenfield ammonia production facility in the US

  • Chevron (CVX) union wants renewed discussions following strike, according to Reuters

  • ClearPoint Neuro (CLPT) announces a collaboration with Higgs Boson Health to bring to market a patient-facing digital application based on the 'ManageMySurgery' platform and specializing in Drug Delivery to the Brain and Spine, as well as Brain Computer Interfaces

  • Compass Therapeutics (CMPX) reports additional interim results from a Phase 2 study of CTX-009 in combination with paclitaxel in patients with biliary tract cancers

  • Connect Biopharma (CNTB) announces top-line results at 12 weeks from its Phase 2 trial for CBP-307

  • Denny's (DENN) announces the appointment of Kelli Valade as Chief Executive Officer and President, effective June 13, 2022

  • EnLink Midstream (ENLC) subsidiary signs letter of intent for Transportation Services Agreement with Occidental (OXY) subsidiary

  • ERYTECH Pharma (ERYP) announces expanded license agreement with Betta Pharmaceuticals for EYP-1901 in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

  • Expeditors Intl (EXPD) increases semi-annual cash dividend to $0.67/share from $0.58/share

  • Gelesis Holdings (GLS) presented results from the LIGHT-UP clinical trial for adults with overweight or obesity who have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes and were treated with either GS200 or placebo

  • JD.com(JD) announces a special cash dividend of $0.63/share

  • Joby Aviation (JOBY) confirms that TMAP, South Korea's largest mobility platform, will join Joby's partnership with SK Telecom to bring aerial ridesharing services to Korea

  • Kezar Life Sciences (KZR) announces topline results from the PRESIDIO Phase 2 clinical trial of zetomipzomib in patients with dermatomyositis and polymyositis

  • loanDepot (LDI) announces planned launch of all-digital mello HELOC

  • Main Street Capital (MAIN) receives approval from stockholders to reduce asset coverage ratio to 150%

  • MarketAxess (MKTX) reports April metrics

  • Match Group (MTCH) Board of Directors names Bernard Kim Chief Executive Officer; Shar Dubey to remain as Director and Advisor

  • Mission Produce (AVO) names Timothy Bulow as COO, effective by August 1

  • Myriad Genetics (MYGN) expands partnership with Intermountain Precision Genomics

  • New Found Gold Corp. (NFGC) announces two new high-grade gold near surface discoveries hosted by two separate structures within ~65m of the north end of the Keats Zone

  • Northern Oil & Gas (NOG) increases quarterly cash dividend to $0.19/share from $0.14/share; increases common share repurchase plan authorization to $150.0 mln

  • Novartis (NVS) reports new data data demonstrating Kisqali offers more life in the first-line setting for postmenopausal HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer patients

  • Orthofix (OFIX) announces FDA pre-market approval for AccelStim

  • PepsiCo (PEP) increases quarterly dividend to $1.15/share from $1.075/share

  • Phathom Pharmaceuticals (PHAT) announces FDA approval of VOQUEZNA TRIPLE PAK and VOQUEZNA DUAL PAK for the treatment of H. pylori infection in adults

  • Purple Innovation (PRPL) announces the appointment of Eric Haynor as its Chief Operating Officer, effective June 6, 2022

  • SeaSpine (SPNE) appoints John Bostjancic as Chief Operating and Financial Officer

  • Sunnova Energy (NOVA) launches fixed discount offering for solar customers

  • Tupperware (TUP) appoints Mariela Matute as CFO, effective May 24

  • Twitter (TWTR): Elon Musk spoke privately about taking TWTR public again in a few years, according to the Wall Street Journal

  • Twitter (TWTR): Elon Musk tweets "Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users"

  • Western Midstream (WES) announces the appointment of Kristen Shults to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective on May 2, 2022


  • M&A:

  • Andersons (ANDE) to sell its railcar repair business to Cathcart Rail

  • Bright Horizons (BFAM) agrees to acquire Only About Children for approx. US$320 mln

  • Gentherm (THRM) to acquire Alfmeier's Automotive Business

  • SAP SE (SAP) has hired advisor for potential sale of Litmos software unit for $1 bln, according to Reuters

  • Semtech (SMTC) divests high reliability discrete diodes and assemblies business to Micross Components

  • Semtech (SMTC): Micross Components announces the expansion of its Hi-Rel Components business with the acquisition of the High-Reliability Discrete Diodes and Assemblies business of Semtech Corporation; financial terms were not disclosed

  • United Comm Banks (UCBI) and Progress Financial Corporation announce the execution of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which United will acquire Progress, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Progress Bank & Trust


  • Syndicate:

  • Freshpet (FRPT) prices offering of 4,320,988 shares of its common stock at $81.00 per share

  • Tejon Ranch (TRC) files for $200 mln mixed securities shelf offering


  • IPOs:

  • Expected to Price:

  • Bausch + Lomb (NYSE: BLCO): The global eye health company with a portfolio of over 400 products is expected to price its 35.0 M share IPO between $21-$24.



Gapping Up/Down

  • Gapping up:

  • LTHM +21.6%, SMCI +10.8%, VVNT +10%, LDI +9.9%, PAYC +7.5%, SBUX +6.2%, STAG +6.1%, AMD +5.9%, REZI +5.8%, VREX +5.4%, ABNB +5.2%, MUSA +5%, OSH +5%, LFUS +5%, BXC +4.9%, WERN +4.2%, PUMP +4.2%, INSP +4%, DOOR +3.8%, MSTR +3.4%, REG +3.4%, CZR +3%, AIZ +2.9%, CDE +2.6%, CRUS+2.6%, OMI +2.4%, EIX +2.3%, ATEN +2.2%, AYX+2.2%, YUMC +2.1%, NOVA +2%, MATX +1.9%, EQNR+1.9%, CNDT +1.8%, AIG +1.8%, GNRC +1.8%, LSCC+1.6%, NOG +1.5%, WTS +1.5%, NDAQ +1.4%, CWH+1.4%, ONTO +1.4%, IOSP +1.3%


  • Gapping down:

  • CNTB -30.4%, LYFT -27.3%, KZR -24.1%, INFN-22.3%, HLF -15.7%, AKAM -13.9%, WK -10.7%, BFAM -10.6%, RVLV -10.4%, MASI -8.4%, ANDE-8.1%, BGFV -7.1%, MTCH -6.4%, DIDI -5.5%, RNR-5.3%, FRSH -5.1%, MTW -5.1%, EXR -5%, IAG-4.7%, NWN -4.6%, GNW -4.3%, TRC -4.1%, GTE-3.5%, SWKS -3.2%, CRK -2.9%, BTG -2.8%, EQX-2.4%, PRPL -1.7%, FUN -1.5%, LL -1.5%, EHTH-1.4%, MCY -1.3%, SPT -1%


Analyst Research (see Upgrades/Downgradescalendarfor full list):

  • Upgrades

  • Co. Brasileira (CBD) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA Securities

  • Hexcel (HXL) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA Securities; tgt raised to $65

  • IPG Photonics (IPGP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup; tgt $157

  • Livent (LTHM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen; tgt raised to $33

  • Premier (PINC) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Sandler; tgt raised to $45

  • Premier (PINC) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Sandler; tgt raised to $45

  • Starbucks (SBUX) upgraded to Outperform from In-line at Evercore ISI; tgt $95


  • Downgrades:

  • Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at National Bank Financial

  • Akamai Tech (AKAM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Robert W. Baird; tgt lowered to $102

  • Carvana (CVNA) downgraded to Equal-Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley; tgt $105

  • Herbalife Nutrition (HLF) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies; tgt lowered to $26

  • IAMGOLD (IAG) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse; tgt lowered to $2.50

  • IAMGOLD (IAG) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Canaccord Genuity

  • Leggett & Platt (LEG) downgraded to Mkt Perform from Outperform at Raymond James

  • Lyft (LYFT) downgraded to Neutral from Positive at Susquehanna; tgt lowered to $25

  • Restaurant Brands Int'l (QSR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel; tgt lowered to $58

  • Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel; tgt lowered to $116

  • Shift (SFT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG Research

  • Teva Pharma (TEVA) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Piper Sandler; tgt lowered to $7

  • Vornado Rlty Trust (VNO) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Piper Sandler; tgt lowered to $35

  • WesBanco Inc (WSBC) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Piper Sandler; tgt $34

  • Workiva (WK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel; tgt lowered to $80


  • Others:

  • Block (SQ) resumed with an Outperform at Oppenheimer; tgt $150

  • Marqeta (MQ) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse; tgt $13.50

  • MindMed (MNMD) initiated with a Buy at ROTH Capital; tgt $7

  • Pegasystems (PEGA) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman; tgt $86

  • Sono Group N.V. (SEV) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley Securities; tgt $8


Upcoming Events:

  • Econ Data:

  • 07:00 ET: MBA Mortgage Applications Index for Apr 30 (Briefing.comConsensus NA; Prior -8.3%)

  • 08:15 ET: ADP Employment Change for Apr (Briefing.comConsensus 390K; Prior 455K)

  • 08:30 ET: Trade Balance for Mar (Briefing.comConsensus -$97.5B; Prior -$89.2B)

  • 09:45 ET: IHS Markit Services PMI - Final for Apr (Briefing.comConsensus NA; Prior 54.7)

  • 10:00 ET: ISM Non-Manufacturing Index for Apr (Briefing.comConsensus 58.7%; Prior 55.5)

  • 10:30 ET: EIA Crude Oil Inventories for Apr 30 (Briefing.comConsensus NA; Prior 0.69M)

  • 14:00 ET: FOMC Rate Decision (Briefing.comConsensus 0.875%, Prior 0.375%)


  • Earnings:

  • Monday (May 2)

  • Morning: AMG AKTS CNA NPO EPD FSS GPN GPRE INMD ITRI JELD MCO ON PK SAIA TKR WEC

  • Afternoon: ADUS AGNC AMKR ANET CAR NTB BIGC BXP BRX CBT CDLX CHGG CC CLX CNO CTRA CACC DVN FANG PLOW EVER EXPE FN FLS FMC FRPT HLIT JJSF KMPR KMT KFRC LEG LOGI MED MGM MPWR MOS MWA NE NTR NXPI OHI OGS ORA OTTR OUT QTWO RMBS RHP SANM SEDG RIG VRNS VNOM VNO WMB WWD ZI


  • Tuesday (May 3)

  • Morning: AGCO AME ARNC ATKR BIIB BPMC BP BR CTLT CNP CMS CNHI CIGI CVLT CMI DK DD DEA ETN ETRN ESPR EL AQUA EXPD FIS BEN IT GEO HSC HSIC HLT HWM ITW INCY IPGP ITT KKR KYMR LEA LDOS LGIH LPX MPC MLM MTOR TAP MPLX NNN NRZ PARA PFE PINC PEG RDWR QSR ROK SPGI SABR SAGE SPNS SMG SEE SMP TEVA TRI TRTN VSH WAT WLK XHR ZBRA ZBH

  • Afternoon: ACHC AMD ABNB AKAM AYX AMCR AIG AIZ ATRC BTG BNFT BLKB BFAM CZR CWH CRUS CRK CNDT DENN DEI EIX EHTH ENVA EXR FRSH FLGT THG PEAK HLF HURN IAG INFN IOSP INSP NVTA JKHY KAI KAR LSCC LFUS LTHM LYFT MTW MASI DOOR MTCH MATX MRCY MSTR MUSA OSH OKE OSPN ONTO OMI PAYC PEN PKI PUMP PRO PRU PTCT PSA LUNG RDN RRR REG RNR REZI RVLV SPNE SCI TSLX SWKS SRC SPT STAG SBUX SMCI VREX VRSK VIAV VVNT VOYA WTI WCN WTS WERN WK YUMC


  • Wednesday (May 4)

  • Morning: ATI AMRN ABC AMRX APG ASTE AVNS AVA GOLD BDC TECH BCOR BWA BHG EAT BIP BRKR CSII CDW FUN CRL LNG CQP CLH CRTO CVS DIN EDIT EMR EVOP EXPI RACE FTS FDP GTES GNRC GEL THRM ROCK HZNP IDXX IONS JHG JCI LIVN LL LITE MAR MFA MRNA MUR NBIX NYT NI NWN OTLY ODP PCRX PSN DOC PNW REGN SBGI SITE SPR STWD SUN TT TUP UTHR VCEL VMC WING XYL YUM


  • Wednesday (May 4)

  • Afternoon: TXG ONEM ACAD ADPT ADTN AEIS ALB ALGT ALL AEL AFG AMPL ANSS APA ATO ACLS BAND BKH BKNG WHD CPE CDAY CF CHK CCMP CDE CTSH CNMD CLR CXW CTVA CCRN CW CYTK DCP DGII DOCN DIOD EBAY LOCO ECPG ET NVST EPR EQC ETSY FSLY FATE FSR FLEX FTNT FNV GFL GIL GKOS GBT GDDY LOPE GXO HST TWNK ICFI NARI IR NGVT IIPR INSG IRBT JAZZ KW KLIC LPI LHCG LSI LGND LNC LUMN MGNI MANT MRO MMS MDU MET MTG MRTX MNTV NSA NVRO NMIH NUS NUVA OTEX ONL OCDX ORCC PACB PLMR PAY PDCE PETQ PING PXD PAA PCOR QRVO QLYS QDEL QNST RPD RYN O RGNX RCII RLJ RPT RSI SRPT SEER SIGI SGFY SIMO SILK SITM SKLZ SAVE SFM SPXC STAA SRI STOR RGR SUM RUN SHO TNDM TTEK THRY TMST TRIP TTEC TTMI TPC TWLO TWO UBER UDMY UGI UPLD VAPO VICI VMEO WOLF


  • Thursday (May 5)

  • Morning: ACIW GOLF ADNT ADT AGIO APD ALE AMCX BUD APO APTV MT ARW AAWW BLL BALY BCE BDX BERY BV CRC CCJ CAH CARS CBRE CIM IMOS COMM COP CROX DDOG DLX XRAY DBRG D DFIN ESMT EPAM EVRG ES FRT FOCS GOGO HAIN HBI HR HII IDA INGR NSIT INSM IBP NTLA ICE IDCC IRWD K KTB LAMR LANC TREE LXP MMP MODV NTCT NFE NKLA NJR DNOW OGE OGN PZZA PH PENN PTLO PWR RCL SBH SEAS SLQT SRE FOUR SHOP SWI SHC TMX BLD TRMB USPH UNIT VSTO VNT WD W WCC WRK ZTS


  • Thursday (May 5)

  • Afternoon: AAON ATGE AES AL ATSG ALRM ALKT Y MDRX AOSL ALTR AEE AMH COLD AMN APPN AVLR AVDX AXNX BGS BILL BL SQ BE BCC CABO CMBM CDNA CERT CHUY CLNE NET CDXS CGNX CODI CMP ED CFLT CRSR CYRX CWK DVA DRH BOOM DLB DASH DBX ENDP ENV EOG FLT FND FOXF FRG FTDR FUBO FNKO G GPRO GDOT GDYN GH HTGC HMN HUBS ILMN INGN PODD IOVA IRTC KTOS LESL LYV LCID MRVI VAC MTZ MCK MAX MELI MTD MNST MP NFG NWSA LASR NLOK LPRO OPEN OEC PYCR PCTY PBA PFSI PRDO PLYA POST PBH PRI PGNY PBYI KWR RDFN RGA RSG SAIL SGMO SEM SHAK SPWR SG SYNA TRHC SKT TDC TXRH TVTY TPIC TVTX TWST RARE OLED UNM VLDR VTR VRTX VRAY VIR SPCE HCC WPM WISH WWE WW XNCR YELP ZG ZIMV


  • Friday (May 6)

  • Morning: ACMR AXL ABR BKI BEP ECOM CI CNK ROAD ENB ESNT FLR FYBR GT GTN IEP IMGN TILE KOP NRG PRLB QRTEA SSP SPB FLOW TU UAA

  • Afternoon: BLDP WPRT



Asia & Europe detail:

Asia: Nikkei CLOSED, Hang Seng -1.1%, Shanghai Composite CLOSED

Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended Wednesday on a mixed note while markets in China and Japan remained closed for holidays. Executives from HSBC and Ping An will reportedly discuss a proposal for a spinoff of HSBC's Asian unit or other strategic options later this month. North Korea reportedly conducted its 14th missile test of the year. The Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly raised its repurchase rate by 40 bps to 4.4%.

  • In economic data:

  • Australia's April AIG Construction Index 55.9 (last 56.5). March Retail Sales 1.6% m/m (expected 0.6%; last 1.8%) and March Home Loans 0.9% m/m (expected -2.0%; last -4.7%)

  • New Zealand's Q1 Employment Change 0.1% qtr/qtr, as expected (last 0.1%). Q1 Labor Cost Index 0.7% qtr/qtr, as expected (last 0.7%); 3.1% yr/yr, as expected (last 2.8%). Q1 Participation Rate 70.9% (expected 71.1%; last 71.1%)


---Equity Markets---

  • Japan's Nikkei: CLOSED

  • Hong Kong's Hang Seng: -1.1%

  • China's Shanghai Composite: CLOSED

  • India's Sensex: -2.3%

  • South Korea's Kospi: -0.1%

  • Australia's ASX All Ordinaries: -0.3%

---FX---

  • USD/JPY: -0.1% to 130.01

  • USD/CNH: +0.3% to 6.6612

  • USD/INR: -0.2% to 76.35

Europe: DAX UNCH, FTSE -0.4%, CAC -0.4%

Major European indices trade in the red. European Commission President von der Leyen announced that three more Russian banks, including Sberbank, will be excluded from the SWIFT messaging system. The EU plans to phase out the use of Russian crude in the next six months and end the use of refined products from Russia by the end of the year. Germany's Finance Minister Lindner warned against taxing excess profits of oil and gas companies. Most members of the Bank of England's Shadow board are in favor of a 50-bps rate hike tomorrow.

  • In economic data:

  • Eurozone's April Services PMI 57.7, as expected (last 55.6). March Retail Sales -0.4% m/m (expected -0.1%; last 0.4%); 0.8% yr/yr (expected 1.4%; last 5.2%)

  • Germany's April Services PMI 57.6 (expected 57.9; last 56.1). March trade surplus EUR3.20 bln (expected surplus of EUR9.80 bln; last surplus of EUR11.10 bln). March Imports 3.4% m/m (expected 1.0%; last 4.7%) an Exports -3.3% m/m (expected -2.0%; last 6.2%)

  • U.K.'s March Mortgage Lending GBP6.97 bln (expected GBP5.11 bln; last GBP4.56 bln) and Mortgage Approvals 70,690 (expected 70,780; last 70,970)

  • France's April Services PMI 58.9 (expected 58.8; last 57.4)

  • Italy's April Services PMI 55.7 (expected 54.5; last 52.1)

  • Spain's April Services PMI 57.1 (expected 55.9; last 53.4) and April Unemployment Change -86,300 (last -2,900)


---Equity Markets---

  • STOXX Europe 600: -0.6%

  • Germany's DAX: UNCH

  • U.K.'s FTSE 100: -0.4%

  • France's CAC 40: -0.4%

  • Italy's FTSE MIB: -0.3%

  • Spain's IBEX 35: -0.3%

---FX---

  • EUR/USD: +0.1% to 1.0533

  • GBP/USD: +0.2% to 1.2515

  • USD/CHF: +0.3% to 0.9805

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