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09/11/21 Briefing

The S&P 500 futures trade roughly in-line with fair value as the market holds steady following yesterday's record-setting session. The S&P 500 has closed at a record high for eight straight sessions.

There aren't any specific news drivers this morning, but a report from Bloomberg indicating that President Biden interviewed Lael Brainard for Fed Chair has stirred up some conversations. Fed Chair Powell is still seen as the favorite, even as the White House reportedly told some Senate Banking Committee members that he might not get reappointed.

At the individual stock level, NVIDIA (NVDA 325.90, +17.80, +5.8%) is up nearly 6.0% following some pleasing updates out of the GPU Technical Conference, PayPal (PYPL 218.11, -11.31, -4.9%) is down 5% following its earnings report, and General Electric (GE 116.10, +7.68, +7.1%) is up 7% after announcing plans to form three public companies.

On the data front, investors will receive the Producer Price Index for October (Briefing.comconsensus 0.6%) at 8:30 a.m. ET. Earlier, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for October decreased to 98.2 from 99.1 in September.

U.S. Treasury yields have edged lower across the curve amid increased demand. The 2-yr yield is down three basis points to 0.42%, and the 10-yr yield is down three basis points to 1.46%. The U.S. Dollar Index is unchanged at 94.05. WTI crude futures are up 0.5% to $82.33/bbl.

In U.S. Corporate news:

  • NVIDIA (NVDA 325.90, +17.80): +5.8% amid key updates out of the GPU Technical Conference, including the next-gen NVIDIA Quantum-2, major updates to its AI inference platform, and a partnership with Luminar Technologies (LAZR 25.92, +8.42, +48.0%).

  • PayPal (PYPL 218.11, -11.31): -4.9% after missing revenue estimates and lowering its FY21 guidance. The company is teaming up with Amazon.com (AMZN 3507.94, +18.96, +0.5%) to enable customers in the U.S. to pay with Venmo at checkout.

  • General Electric (GE 116.10, +7.68): +7.1% after announcing plans to form three public companies focused on growth sectors of aviation, healthcare, and energy.

  • Palantir Technologies (PLTR 25.90, -0.85): -3.2% despite beating revenue estimates and guiding Q4 revenue above consensus.

  • Five9 (FIVN 158.50, +13.25): +9.1% after beating top and bottom-line estimates and issuing upside Q4 guidance.

Reviewing overnight developments:

  • Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended Tuesday on a mixed note. Japan's Nikkei: -0.8% Hong Kong's Hang Seng: +0.2% China's Shanghai Composite: +0.2% India's Sensex: -0.2% South Korea's Kospi: +0.1% Australia's ASX All Ordinaries: -0.2%.

  • In economic data:

  • Japan's October Economy Watchers Current Index 55.5 (last 42.1). September Average Cash Earnings 0.2% yr/yr (last 0.6%) and Overtime Pay 4.4% yr/yr (last 6.0%). September Current Account surplus JPY1.034 trln (expected surplus of JPY1.060 trln; last surplus of JPY1.503 trln)

  • Australia's October New Home Sales 11.1% m/m (last 2.3%). October NAB Business Confidence 21 (last 13) and NAB Business Survey 11 (last 5)

  • New Zealand's October Electronic Card Retail Sales 10.1% m/m (last 1.0%); -7.6% yr/yr (last -14.9%)


  • In news:

  • Japan's ruling coalition agreed to distribute JPY50,000 handouts to people under 18.

  • Details about the country's planned fiscal spending are expected by November 19while an extra budget is expected by the end of November.

  • Toshiba is expected to announce a plan to split itself into three companies by 2023.



  • Major European indices trade on a modestly higher note while Italy's MIB (-0.2%) underperforms. STOXX Europe 600: +0.2% Germany's DAX: +0.2% U.K.'s FTSE 100: +0.1% France's CAC 40: +0.3% Italy's FTSE MIB: -0.2% Spain's IBEX 35: +0.6%.

  • In economic data:

  • Eurozone's November ZEW Economic Sentiment 25.9 (last 21.0)

  • Germany's November ZEW Economic Sentiment 31.7 (expected 20.0; last 22.3) and ZEW Current Conditions 12.5 (expected 18.0; last 21.6). September trade surplus EUR13.20 bln (expected surplus of EUR13.60 bln; last surplus of EUR13.00 bln). September Imports 0.1% m/m (expected 0.6%; last 2.1%) and Exports -0.7% m/m (expected 0.5%; last -0.8%)

  • France's September trade deficit EUR6.80 bln (expected deficit of EUR7.10 bln; last deficit of EUR6.70 bln)


  • In news:

  • The U.K.'s National Institute of Economic and Social Research expects 2021 GDP to grow 6.9%.

  • Germany's Council of Economic Advisers lowered the 2021 domestic GDP growth forecast to 2.7% from 3.1% and raised the outlook for 2022 to 4.6% from 4.1%.

  • European Central Bank President Lagarde repeated her view that inflation is transitory.

  • European Central Bank policymaker Panetta said that central bank digital currency will likely be considered legal tender.



U.S. equity futures:

  • S&P 500 Futures: -5 @ 4,697

  • DJIA Futures: -86 @ 36,346

  • Nasdaq 100 Futures: +18 @ 16,354

Overseas:

  • Europe: DAX +0.2%, FTSE +0.1%, CAC +0.3%

  • Asia: Nikkei -0.8%, Hang Seng +0.2%, Shanghai Composite +0.2%

Commodities:

  • Crude Oil +0.38 @ 82.31

  • Nat Gas -0.090 @ 5.337

  • Gold -1.70 @ 1826.30

  • Silver -0.092 @ 24.450

  • Copper +0.0302 @ 4.4292

U.S. Summary:

  • Earnings/Guidance (Full Earnings Calendar):

  • 3D Systems (DDD) beats by $0.03, beats on revs

  • ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) beats by $0.17, beats on revs; provides clinical update

  • Advanced Energy (AEIS) beats by $0.07, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • Allot Comms (ALLT) reports in-line results; beats on revs; sees FY21 revs below consensus

  • AMC Entertainment (AMC) beats by $0.10, beats on revs

  • Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD) misses by $0.01, reports revs in-line; guides FY21 revs in-line

  • Amyris (AMRS) misses by $0.13, misses on revs; lowers FY21 revs below consensus

  • Atlas Corp (ATCO) beats by $0.21, beats on revs

  • Atotech (ATC) beats by $0.02, beats on revs

  • Ballard Power (BLDP) misses by $0.03, misses on revs

  • Bandwidth (BAND) beats by $0.17, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • Bayer AG (BAYRY) reports Q3 results; raises outlook

  • Bentley Systems (BSY) beats by $0.01, reports revs in-line

  • BioNTech (BNTX) beats by 1.81, beats on revs; guides FY21 revs below consensus

  • Cabot (CBT) beats by $0.08, misses on revs; guides FY22 EPS in-line

  • Cano Health (CANO) reports Q3 results and raises FY21/FY22 guidance

  • Cardinal Health (CAH) misses by $0.06, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 EPS guidance

  • Cardiovascular Systems (CSII) misses by $0.12, misses on revs; guides FY22 revs below consensus

  • ChannelAdvisor (ECOM) misses by $0.06, reports revs in-line; guides Q4 revs above consensus

  • CoreCivic (CXW) beats by $0.06, reports revs in-line

  • D.R. Horton (DHI) beats by $0.31, beats on revs; guides FY22 revs above consensus; Q4 homes closed ahead of guidance; demand exceeding its current capacity to deliver homes; experiencing significant disruptions in its supply chain

  • Envestnet (ENV) beats by $0.03, reports revs in-line; guides Q4 EPS above consensus, revs above consensus; guides FY21 EPS above consensus, revs above consensus

  • Epizyme (EPZM) misses by $0.20, misses on revs

  • Five9 (FIVN) beats by $0.05, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS above consensus, revs above consensus

  • Freshpet (FRPT) misses by $0.18, misses on revs; guides Q4 revs above consensus

  • Haemonetics (HAE) misses by $0.01, reports revs in-line; lowers FY22 EPS below consensus; CFO to retire

  • Hain Celestial (HAIN) reports EPS in-line, beats on revs; reaffirms FY22 revs above consensus

  • Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) beats by $0.67, beats on revs

  • HUYA (HUYA) beats by RMB0.40, misses on revs

  • Instructure (INST) beats by $0.08, beats on revs; guides FY21 revs above consensus

  • Inter Parfums (IPAR) beats by $0.53, beats on revs; guides FY21 EPS below two analyst estimate, revs below consensus

  • Intl Flavors (IFF) beats by $0.08, beats on revs; reaffirms FY21 revs guidance

  • Intl Game Tech. PLC (IGT) reports Q3 (Sep) results, revs in-line; guides FY21 revs above consensus, raises op. income outlook; reinstates dividend

  • Intra-Cellular Therapies (ITCI) misses by $0.03, reports revs in-line; provides clinical update

  • Invitae (NVTA) misses by $0.09, misses on revs; lowers FY21 revs below consensus

  • KE Holdings (BEKE) reports Q3 (Sep) results, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs below consensus

  • Lemonade (LMND) reports Q3 results; beats on revs

  • LifeStance Health Group (LFST) reports Q3 (Sep) results, beats on revs; guides FY21 revs in-line

  • Masonite International (DOOR) beats by $0.12, misses on revs; lowers FY21 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • Mirati Therapeutics (MRTX) beats by $1.44, beats on revs

  • MRC Global (MRC) beats by $0.02, misses on revs

  • MSG Entertainment (MSGE) reports Q1 (Sep) results, beats on revs

  • Mueller Water (MWA) reports Q4 (Sep) results, revs in-line; guides FY22 revs in-line

  • N-able (NABL) beats by $0.01; beats on revs; guides Q4 revs in-line

  • National Cinemedia (NCMI) misses by $0.07, misses on revs

  • National Health (NHI) misses by $0.03, reports revs in-line

  • Nevro (NVRO) reports Q3 (Sep) results, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs below consensus

  • New Relic (NEWR) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides Q3 EPS below consensus, revs above consensus; guides FY22 EPS below consensus, revs above consensus

  • NexTier Oilfield (NEX) misses by $0.01, misses on revs

  • Novanta (NOVT) beats by $0.15, beats on revs; guides Q4 EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • Nuvei Corporation (NVEI) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs above consensus

  • Oak Street Health (OSH) misses by $0.04, beats on revs

  • Palantir Technologies (PLTR) reports EPS in-line, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs above consensus

  • Party City (PRTY) reports Q3 results

  • PayPal (PYPL) beats by $0.03, misses on revs; lowers FY21 guidance

  • PRA Group (PRAA) misses by $0.05, beats on revs

  • Primerica (PRI) reports EPS in-line, beats on revs

  • Primoris Services (PRIM) beats by $0.11, misses on revs; guides FY21 EPS above consensus

  • ProAssurance (PRA) beats by $0.09, beats on revs

  • Roblox (RBLX) reports Q3 (Sep) results, bookings grew 28.5% yr/yr; DAUs increased 31% yr/yr

  • Rover Group (ROVR) reports Q3 (Sep) results, revs in-line

  • Sanmina (SANM) misses by $0.04, misses on revs; guides Q1 EPS below two analyst estimate, revs below estimate

  • SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) misses by $0.51, misses on revs

  • ShockWave Medical (SWAV) reports Q3 (Sep) results, beats on revs; guides FY21 revs above consensus

  • SmileDirectClub (SDC) misses by $0.11, misses on revs; guides Q4 revs below consensus

  • Starwood Property Trust (STWD) beats by $0.01, misses on revs

  • Squarespace (SQSP) misses by $0.10, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs in-line

  • Tencent Music (TME) beats by $0.12, reports revs in-line

  • The RealReal (REAL) beats by $0.03, beats on revs

  • TPI Composites (TPIC) reports Q3 (Sep) results, revs in-line; guides FY21 revs below consensus

  • Trex (TREX) beats by $0.06, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs above consensus

  • TripAdvisor (TRIP) misses by $0.08, misses on revs; Steve Kaufer, co-founder and CEO, will step down in 2022

  • Triumph Group (TGI) beats by $0.01, misses on revs; raises FY22 EPS above consensus, reaffirms FY22 revs guidance

  • Tufin Software (TUFN) beats by $0.08, beats on revs; guides Q4 revs in-line

  • Vericel (VCEL) misses by $0.09, misses on revs; lowers FY21 revs below consensus

  • Virgin Galactic (SPCE) misses by $0.04, beats on revs

  • Wabash Natl (WNC) beats by $0.01, misses on revs; guides FY21 EPS below consensus; guides FY22 EPS above consensus

  • Westport Fuel Systems (WPRT) misses by $0.03, misses on revs

  • WestRock (WRK) beats by $0.08, beats on revs

  • Zynga (ZNGA) reports Q3 (Sep) results, beats on revs


  • General News:

  • President Biden interviewed Lael Brainard for position of Fed Chair. White House also told some Senate Banking Committee members that Jerome Powell might not get reappointed, according to Bloomberg

  • White House advised businesses to proceed with vaccine mandate despite court ruling, according to CNBC

  • Fed issues November 2021 financial stability report

  • EU plans to speed up regulation of large technology companies, according to the Wall Street Journal

  • Alcoa (AA) unveils technology roadmap to support vision to reinvent aluminum industry

  • Alkermes (ALKS) announces receipt of notices of partial termination from Janssen Pharmaceutica

  • ALX Oncology (ALXO) reports updated data from ongoing clinical trial of Evorpacept showing emerging clinical benefit in survival-based endpoints

  • AMC Entertainment (AMC) says its encoding right now to accept cryptocurrency for online payments

  • Amgen (AMGN) announces new data from the HER-MES study

  • Bally's Corporation (BALY) confirms award of license to conduct online sports betting in New York

  • Biohaven Pharmaceutical (BHVN) enters strategic collaboration with Pfizer (PFE) for rimegepant outside the U.S.; PFE to make $350 mln investment in BHVN common shares

  • Black Knight's (BKI) Servicing Digital solution to be offered to mortgage customers of Wells Fargo (WFC)

  • Boeing (BA): 11,000 Boeing workers requested exemption from vaccination mandate, according to Reuters

  • Caesars Entertainment (CZR) sportsbook selected to enter New York

  • ClearPoint Neuro (CLPT) partner Neurona Therapeutics receives IND clearance for initiation of Phase 1/2 trial evaluating NRTX-1001

  • COMPASS Pathways (CMPS) announces "positive" topline results from groundbreaking phase IIb trial of investigational COMP360 psilocybin therapy for treatment-resistant depression

  • DoorDash (DASH): NYC law will require delivery services to pay for costs related to driver accidents, according to NY Post

  • EVgo Inc. (EVGO) and General Motors (GM) announced an expansion of their fast charging infrastructure build-out collaboration currently underway across the U.S.

  • General Electric (GE) plans to form three public companies focused on growth sectors of aviation, healthcare, and energy

  • HSBC (HSBC) mulling re-entry into India private banking, according to Reuters

  • Ingersoll-Rand (IR) appoints CEO Vicente Reynal as Chairman, effective immediately

  • Karuna Therapeutics (KRTX) and Zai Lab Limited (ZLAB) announce their entry into an exclusive license agreement for the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of KarXT in Greater China, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan

  • Kronos (KRON) and Tempus agree to multi-year collaboration providing KRON with access to Tempus' genomic and transcriptomic data and data analytics tools

  • LiveOne (LVO) enters "eight-figure" multi-year strategic partnership with Empire Media Group

  • Lucira Health (LHDX) announces that its COVID-19 Test Kit is available for purchase by Amazon

  • Macy's (M) increased minimum wage to $15/hour, according to Reuters

  • Merck (MRK) announces that its pending acquisition of XLRN has been cleared by the competition authorities in Germany and Austria

  • Merck (MRK) and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics announce that the United States government will exercise two of its options to purchase a total of 1.4 mln additional courses of molnupiravir, if the medicine is granted Emergency Use Authorization or approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for ~$1 bln

  • Motorcar Parts of America's (MPAA) D&V Electronics selected for NASA's Dragonfly mission

  • Pacira BioSciences (PCRX) files lawsuit against eVenus Pharmaceutical Laboratories for patent infringement related to EXPAREL

  • Palomar Holdings (PLMR) appoints Jon Christianson to succeed Heath Fisher as President

  • Parsons (PSN) wins $49 mln IDIQ contract for army environmental remediation

  • Phillips 66 (PSX) plans to convert its Alliance Refinery to a terminal facility

  • Progenity (PROG) announces the appointment of Adi Mohanty as Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective November 8, 2021

  • RH (RH) announces departure of Chief Operating, Service and Values Officer DeMonty Price, effective January 29

  • Robinhood Markets (HOOD) announces that an unauthorized third party obtained access to a limited amount of personal information for a portion of its customers

  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Hydro join forces to explore renewable hydrogen projects

  • Rush Street Interactive (RSI) confirms selection to operate online sports betting in New York

  • SiriusPoint (SPNT) and LimitFi announce multi-year underwriting capacity partnership and strategic investment

  • Softbank (SFTBY) announces 250 mln share repurchase program

  • Southwest Gas (SWX) Board of Directors unanimously rejects Carl Icahn's (IEP) unsolicited tender offer for $75/share - determines offer undervalues the company

  • Tencent Music (TME) to bring catalog of Chinese music to Apple Music (AAPL) users worldwide

  • Tesla (TSLA) aiming to setup second Shanghai battery plant, according to Digitimes

  • TPI Composites (TPIC) announces up to $600 mln capital investment from Oaktree

  • TripAdvisor (TRIP) CEO Stephen Kaufer to depart from position in 2022

  • Triumph Group (TGI) wins 10-year contract extension from Rolls-Royce

  • Verve Therapeutics (VERV) announces new preclinical data highlighting the ability of its internally developed GalNAc-lipid nanoparticle technology to deliver a base editor targeting ANGPTL3 to the livers of non-human primates

  • Wynn Resorts' (WYNN) WynnBet confirms receipt of market access for sportsbook operations in New York


  • M&A:

  • ADT (ADT) announces an agreement to acquire Sunpro Solar, for $160 mln in cash plus ~77.8 mln shares of ADT common stock, implying a total enterprise value of ~$825 mln

  • Apollo Global Management (APO) to acquire Global IID Holdco, which owns Smart Start, which prevents drunk drivers from starting their cars

  • Hennessy Capital (HCIC) terminates merger agreement with Plus

  • Instructure (INST) agrees to acquire Kimono; terms not disclosed

  • Metromile (MILE) agrees to be acquired by Lemonade (LMND) in all-stock transaction with equity value of approx. $500 mln

  • Pretium Resources (PVG) to be acquired by Newcrest Mining for C$18.50 per share

  • Sonoco Products (SON) has acquired the assets of D&W Paper Tubes; financial terms not disclosed

  • Sony Semiconductor Solutions (SONY) announces signing of definitive agreements for minority equity investment in foundry service subsidiary to be established by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM)

  • Tenet Healthcare (THC) enters into agreement to acquire SurgCenter Development for approx. $1.2 bln

  • Uranium Energy (UEC) acquires Uranium One Americas


  • Syndicate:

  • 908 Devices (MASS) launches public offering of 2.75 mln common shares

  • Apria (APR) commences secondary offering of 4.5 mln common shares by selling stockholder

  • Chinook Therapeutics (KDNY) intends to offer and sell 6,000,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering

  • Cryoport (CYRX) announces direct placement of an undisclosed amount of common stock; also announces intention to offer $300 mln aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes

  • Diversey Holdings (DSEY) files for 15 mln share common stock offering

  • European Wax Center (EWCZ) commences public offering of 5,216,977 of its Class A common stock, including 2,851,617 shares shares by selling stockholders

  • First Advantage Corp. (FA) announces secondary offering of 15,000,000 shares of common stock

  • Hertz Global (HTZZ) prices offering of 44.52 mln shares of common stock $29.00 per share

  • Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA) files for 12,122,602 share common stock offering by selling shareholders

  • KnowBe4 (KNBE) files for 7 mln share common stock offering by selling shareholders

  • Ping Identity (PING) announces underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock by investment funds affiliated with Vista Equity Partners

  • Playa Hotels & Resorts (PLYA) prices secondary offering of 8,352,553 of Ordinary Shares by certain selling shareholders at $8.35 per Ordinary Share

  • SiTime (SITM) files for follow-on public offering of 2.0 mln shares of common stock

  • Talos Energy (TALO) prices secondary offering of 6 mln shares of common stock; further terms not disclosed


  • IPOs:

  • Priced to Trade:

  • Backblaze (Nasdaq: BLZE): The storage cloud platform, providing businesses and consumers cloud services to store, use, and protect their data is expected to price its 6.3 M share IPO between $15-$17.

  • CI&T (NYSE: CINT): The provider of strategy, design and software engineering services is expected to price its 19.4 M share IPO between $17-$19.

  • Expensify (Nasdaq: EXFY): The developer of a cloud-based expense management software platform is expected to price its 9.7 M share IPO between $23-$25.

  • Hertz Global (Nasdaq: HTZ): The operator of a vehicle rental business primarily through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brand, is expected to price its 37.1 M share IPO between $25-$29.

  • Lulu's Fashion Lounge (Nasdaq: LVLU): The digitally native fashion brand primarily serving Millennial and Gen Z women women is expected to price its 5.8 M share IPO between $16-$19.

  • Rivian Automotive (Nasdaq: RIVN): The designer, developer, and manufacturer of electric vehicles and accessories is expected to price its 135.0 M share IPO between $57-$62.

  • Weave Communications (NYSE: WEAV): The cloud-based software platform that streamlines the day-to-day operations of running a small business is expected to price its 5.0 M share IPO between $25-$28.



Gapping Up/Down

  • Gapping up:

  • NEWR +30.6%, TDUP +24.6%, RBLX +23.8%, REAL+15.9%, PVG +15.2%, FIVN +9.4%, MRTX +8.8%, VGR+7.9%, MILE +7.9%, ZNGA +5.9%, ROVR +5.8%, ATCO+5.4%, ACAD +4.8%, SWAV +4.5%, VUZI +4.2%, IPAR+4.1%, HUYA +3.4%, TREX +3.3%, BKI +3.2%, FSK+3%, SDIG +2.5%, THC +2.4%, PRIM +2.4%, ECVT+2.3%, NHI +1.9%, CXW +1.7%, VMEO +1.6%, DASH+1.4%, EVLV +1.4%, MRK +1.3%


  • Gapping down:

  • AMRS -26.7%, SDC -21%, FRPT -15.6%, NVTA-12.3%, APR -8.8%, MWA -8.4%, FA -8.2%, ALKS-7.9%, DSEY -7.7%, EWCZ -7.6%, DDD -7.6%, TRIP-7.6%, SANM -7.2%, ALLT -7%, OSH -6.2%, CBT-6%, NVRO -5.5%, MASS -5%, KDNY -4.8%, NEX-4.8%, AMC -4.7%, KNBE -4.6%, SITM -3.9%, PING-3.9%, CYRX -3.8%, PYPL -3.8%, JKHY -3.8%, CSII-3.6%, DMS -3.6%, WPRT -3.3%, LMND -3.3%, HOOD-3%, IEA -2.9%, HCIC -2.6%, MRC -2.5%, DOOR-2.5%, PRAA -2.2%, HAE -1.6%, PLYA -1.4%, CLOV-1.4%, BLDP -1.2%, ASX -1.2%, TPIC -1%


Analyst Research (see Upgrades/Downgradescalendarfor full list):

  • Upgrades

  • AquaBounty Technologies (AQB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at H.C. Wainwright; tgt $4.50

  • Cinemark (CNK) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse; tgt raised to $25

  • DCP Midstream (DCP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse; tgt $35

  • eFFECTOR Therapeutics (EFTR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel; tgt $20

  • Fate Therapeutics (FATE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup; tgt lowered to $87

  • New Relic (NEWR) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at JP Morgan; tgt $150

  • Prospect Capital (PSEC) upgraded to Mkt Perform from Underperform at Raymond James

  • TE Connectivity (TEL) upgraded to Outperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research; tgt raised to $190

  • Tecnoglass (TGLS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley Securities; tgt $37

  • Vector Grp (VGR) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer; tgt $18


  • Downgrades:

  • Conduent (CNDT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham

  • Napco Security Systems (NSSC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley Securities; tgt $48

  • Oyster Point Pharma (OYST) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JP Morgan; tgt lowered to $23

  • PennyMac Mortgage (PMT) downgraded to Mkt Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette; tgt lowered to $19.75

  • Viasat (VSAT) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James; tgt lowered to $62


  • Others:

  • ADMA Biologics (ADMA) initiated with an Overweight at Cantor Fitzgerald; tgt $4.50

  • Asure Software (ASUR) assumed with an Outperform at Cowen; tgt raised to $12

  • Fisker (FSR) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse; tgt $32

  • GlobalFoundries (GFS) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna; tgt $85

  • Ingredion (INGR) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays; tgt $115

  • Moderna (MRNA) initiated with an Outperform at Wolfe Research; tgt $304

  • Ouster (OUST) resumed with an Overweight at Barclays; tgt $12

  • Wheels Up Experience (UP) initiated with an Underweight at Morgan Stanley; tgt $5.90


Upcoming Events:

  • Econ Data:

  • 06:00 ET: NFIB Small Business Optimism for Oct (Briefing.comConsensus NA; Prior 99.1)

  • 08:30 ET: PPI for Oct (Briefing.comConsensus 0.6%; Prior 0.5%)

  • 08:30 ET: Core PPI for Oct (Briefing.comConsensus 0.4%; Prior 0.2%)


  • Earnings:

  • Monday (Nov 8)

  • Morning: BKI IMOS COTY EDIT EHTH XPRO GTES HLIO VAC RDNT RETA TTD TSEM THS TSE USFD VTRS WOW

  • Afternoon: DDD ACAD AEIS AMC AEL AMRS ATCO BLDP BAND CBT CSII CXW ENV FIVN FRPT IPAR IFF NVTA JKHY BEKE LFST DOOR MRTX MRC MWA NCMI NHI NVRO NEWR NEX OSH PYPL PRAA PRI PRIM PRA RBLX SANM SWAV SDC SQSP TME REAL TPIC TREX TRIP TWO SPCE VUZI WPRT ZIXI ZNGA


  • Tuesday (Nov 9)

  • Morning: ADT ATC BSY BHVN BNTX CAH CEVA ECOM DHI EBIX ECVT EPZM FSS HAE HAIN HGV HUYA IIVI IGT ITCI MLCO MIDD MNTV MSGE NOVT PLTR PRPL SEAS STWD SYY TGI TUFN VCEL VSAT WNC WRK WKHS

  • Afternoon: TWOU AKA AMPL ARLO ASH AMK EPAY ELY CARG CERT CCXI COIN DAR DASH DV DOCS EVBG FGEN FLYW FUBO FLGT G GLBE GOCO GO HCAT TWNK NARI INO JAZZ DNUT LGND MCFE MODN MSGS NSTG NIO NUVA OLO ONTF LPRO PAAS PYCR POSH PUBM RPAY RNG SAIL SCSC SGMS SEER SILK STEP TOST TTEC TPTX U UPST VZIO VRM WES WYNN


  • Wednesday (Nov 10)

  • Morning: ME ADNT AER APG GIB DFH ENR FVRR IS KELYA KRNT MNDY EYE PFGC PRGO SHCR FOUR SHC FLOW VERX WEN WWW

  • Afternoon: DIBS AFRM AMWL APP ATO BZH BYND BRKS BMBL CCMP COMP CRCT MSP DUOL BROS ENS FICO FIGS ULCC GDRX HIMS HNST KGC LZ MRVI MQ MAX OPEN RRGB ROOT SDGR SOFI SPTN TASK DIS WISH ZIP


  • Thursday (Nov 11)

  • Morning: MT AZUL CAE CELH EPC GRWG NICE OGN PGTI SBH STNG TPR THRY UTZ WB WIX YETI

  • Afternoon: AQN ARRY BLNK CPNG FLO GAN JAMF RIDE PAGS PVG


  • Friday (Nov 12)

  • Morning: AZN CGEN ROLL SPB WRBY



Asia & Europe detail:

Asia: Nikkei -0.8%, Hang Seng +0.2%, Shanghai Composite +0.2%

Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended Tuesday on a mixed note. Japan's ruling coalition agreed to distribute JPY50,000 handouts to people under 18. Details about the country's planned fiscal spending are expected by November 19while an extra budget is expected by the end of November. Toshiba is expected to announce a plan to split itself into three companies by 2023.

  • In economic data:

  • Japan's October Economy Watchers Current Index 55.5 (last 42.1). September Average Cash Earnings 0.2% yr/yr (last 0.6%) and Overtime Pay 4.4% yr/yr (last 6.0%). September Current Account surplus JPY1.034 trln (expected surplus of JPY1.060 trln; last surplus of JPY1.503 trln)

  • Australia's October New Home Sales 11.1% m/m (last 2.3%). October NAB Business Confidence 21 (last 13) and NAB Business Survey 11 (last 5)

  • New Zealand's October Electronic Card Retail Sales 10.1% m/m (last 1.0%); -7.6% yr/yr (last -14.9%)


---Equity Markets---

  • Japan's Nikkei: -0.8%

  • Hong Kong's Hang Seng: +0.2%

  • China's Shanghai Composite: +0.2%

  • India's Sensex: -0.2%

  • South Korea's Kospi: +0.1%

  • Australia's ASX All Ordinaries: -0.2%

---FX---

  • USD/JPY: -0.3% to 112.92

  • USD/CNH: +0.1% to 6.3889

  • USD/INR: +0.2% to 74.05

Europe: DAX +0.2%, FTSE +0.1%, CAC +0.3%

Major European indices trade on a modestly higher note while Italy's MIB (-0.2%) underperforms. The U.K.'s National Institute of Economic and Social Research expects 2021 GDP to grow 6.9%. Germany's Council of Economic Advisers lowered the 2021 domestic GDP growth forecast to 2.7% from 3.1% and raised the outlook for 2022 to 4.6% from 4.1%. European Central Bank President Lagarde repeated her view that inflation is transitory. European Central Bank policymaker Panetta said that central bank digital currency will likely be considered legal tender.

  • In economic data:

  • Eurozone's November ZEW Economic Sentiment 25.9 (last 21.0)

  • Germany's November ZEW Economic Sentiment 31.7 (expected 20.0; last 22.3) and ZEW Current Conditions 12.5 (expected 18.0; last 21.6). September trade surplus EUR13.20 bln (expected surplus of EUR13.60 bln; last surplus of EUR13.00 bln). September Imports 0.1% m/m (expected 0.6%; last 2.1%) and Exports -0.7% m/m (expected 0.5%; last -0.8%)

  • France's September trade deficit EUR6.80 bln (expected deficit of EUR7.10 bln; last deficit of EUR6.70 bln)


---Equity Markets---

  • STOXX Europe 600: +0.2%

  • Germany's DAX: +0.2%

  • U.K.'s FTSE 100: +0.1%

  • France's CAC 40: +0.3%

  • Italy's FTSE MIB: -0.2%

  • Spain's IBEX 35: +0.6%

---FX---

  • EUR/USD: -0.1% to 1.1579

  • GBP/USD: UNCH at 1.3570

  • USD/CHF: +0.2% to 0.9145


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