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11/05/23 Briefing

Updated: May 12, 2023



The S&P 500 futures are down 5 points and are trading 0.1% below fair value. The Nasdaq 100 futures are up 11 points and are trading 0.1% above fair value. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are down 118 points and are trading 0.3% below fair value.

Stock futures are softer this morning. Disney has been a drag on the broader market after disappointing with quarterly results. The Nasdaq 100 futures have outperformed somewhat thanks to premarket gains in some mega cap stocks. 

Concerns about the debt ceiling continue to weigh on sentiment along with renewed weakness in the regional bank stocks after PacWest (PACW) reported an approx. 9.5% decline in deposits for the week ending May 5. Treasury Secretary Yellen issued a fresh warning, saying that a default would be "unthinkable" and that it would undermine the global economy. Former President Trump said in a live town hall, hosted by CNN, that the GOP should let a default happen if Democrats don't agree to spending cuts.

The Bank of England voted 7-2 to raise its base rate by 25 bps to 4.50%, as expected.

China's April CPI increased at its slowest yr/yr pace since early 2021 while PPI fell at its fastest rate since 2020, triggering some concerns about the pace of its economic rebound in conjunction with weaker than expected new loan data.

Market participants are awaiting the U.S. Producer Price Index for April, along with weekly jobless claims at 8:30 a.m. ET

Treasury yields are moving lower. The 2-yr note yield is down four basis points to 3.87% and the 10-yr note yield is down four basis points to 3.40%. The U.S. Dollar Index is up 0% to 101.84.

In corporate news:

  • Walt Disney (DIS 95.60, -5.54, -5.5%): misses by $0.01, reports revs in-line, Disney+ subscribers down 2% yr/yr, DTC operating loss decreased by $200 mln; Reaffirms FY23 revenue and operating income growth guidance; announces One App Experience bundled streaming product

  • Robinhood Markets (HOOD 9.42, +0.35, +3.4%): beats by $0.04, beats on revs; will soon introduce 24 hour trading on weekdays in stocks, according to WSJ

  • Sonos (SONO 16.32, -4.83, -22.8%): misses by $0.06, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs below consensus

  • Unity Software (U 31.36, +2.62, +9.1%): reports Q1 (Mar) results, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs above consensus; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • AppLovin (APP 20.85, +3.04, +17.1%): misses by $0.07, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs above consensus

  • The Trade Desk (TTD 67.36, +2.39, +3.7%): beats by $0.11, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs above consensus; promotes Laura Schenkein to CFO; AI to remain a strategic focus going forward

  • JD.com(JD 36.17, +1.07, +3.1%): beats by $1.27, reports revs in-line; announces CEO Lei Xu plans to retire for personal reasons; current CFO Sandy Ran Xu will be appointed new CEO

  • Tapestry (TPR 40.60, +3.46, +9.3%): beats by $0.18, beats on revs; raises FY23 EPS above consensus, revs above consensus

  • Northrop Grumman (NOC 438.45, -4.58, -1.0%): downgrade to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays

  • PacWest Bancorp (PACW 4.82, -1.2500, -20.6%): company says deposits decline approx. 9.5% for week ending May 5, with bulk of decline occurring May 4-5

Reviewing overnight developments:

  • Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended Thursday on a largely flat note. Japan's Nikkei: UNCH, Hong Kong's Hang Seng: -0.1%, China's Shanghai Composite: -0.3%, India's Sensex: -0.1%, South Korea's Kospi: -0.2%, Australia's ASX All Ordinaries: UNCH.

    • In economic data:

      • China's April CPI -0.1% m/m (expected 0.0%; last -0.3%); 0.1% yr/yr (expected 0.4%; last 0.7%). April PPI -3.6% yr/yr (expected -3.2%; last -2.5%). April New Loans CNY718.80 bln (expected CNY1.403 trln; last CNY3.890 trln) and total social financing CNY1.220 trln (expected CNY2.00 trln; last CNY5.38 trln)

      • Japan's March Current Account surplus JPY1.01 trln (expected surplus of JPY1.32 trln; last surplus of JPY1.23 trln). April Bank Lending 3.2% yr/yr (expected 2.9%; last 3.0%). April Economy Watchers Current Index 54.6 (expected 54.1; last 53.3)

      • Australia's May MI Inflation Expectations 5.0% yr/yr (expected 5.0%; last 4.6%)

      • New Zealand's April FPI 0.5% m/m (expected 0.4%; last 0.8%)

    • In news:

      • China's April CPI increased at its slowest yr/yr pace since early 2021 while PPI fell at its fastest rate since 2020.

      • Australia's trade minister is in China, looking to improve relations between the two countries.

      • China is reportedly looking to resume and improve dialog with Taiwan.

      • Nikkei reported that two Japanese insurers are reducing their U.S. Treasury holdings in favor of Japanese Government Bonds.

  • Major European indices are mixed. STOXX Europe 600: +0.4%, Germany's DAX: -0.2%, U.K.'s FTSE 100: -0.5%, France's CAC 40: +0.2%, Italy's FTSE MIB: -0.5%, Spain's IBEX 35: +0.1%.

    • No data today

    • In news:

      • There is a growing number of European Central Bank policymakers talking about the need for rate hikes to continue past the summer.

      • The European Central Bank's latest Consumer Expectations survey showed that one-year inflation expectations rose to 5.0% from 4.6% while three-year expectations increased to 2.9% from 2.4%.

      • The Bank of England voted 7-2 to raise its base rate by 25 bps to 4.50%, as expected.

 

U.S. equity futures:

  • S&P 500 Futures: -6 @ 4,132

  • DJIA Futures: -121 @ 33,410

  • Nasdaq 100 Futures: +4 @ 13,352

Overseas:

  • Europe: DAX -0.2%, FTSE -0.5%, CAC +0.2%

  • Asia: Nikkei UNCH, Hang Seng -0.1%, Shanghai Composite -0.3%

Commodities:

  • Crude Oil -0.27 @ 72.29

  • Nat Gas -0.004 @ 2.187

  • Gold +6.80 @ 2043.90

  • Silver -0.428 @ 25.23

  • Copper -0.0965 @ 3.7445


 

Earnings/Guidance:

  • 1-800-FLOWERS(FLWS) beats by $0.09, misses on revs; guides FY23 revs below consensus

  • ACV Auctions (ACVA) beats by $0.06, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs in-line; guides FY23 revs above consensus

  • Alarm.com(ALRM) beats by $0.10, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS above consensus, revs in-line

  • Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS in-line; announces strategic review of renewable energy group

  • Allegro Microsystems (ALGM) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides JunQ EPS above consensus, revs above consensus

  • Amdocs (DOX) reports EPS in-line, revs in-line; guides Q3 EPS in-line, revs below consensus; reaffirms FY23 EPS guidance, guides FY23 revs in-line

  • Ameresco (AMRC) reaffirms FY23 guidance at Investor Day

  • AppLovin (APP) misses by $0.07, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs above consensus

  • Autohome (ATHM) beats by $0.05, beats on revs

  • Bayer AG (BAYRY) reports Q1 results; sees FY23 at lower end of guidance

  • Beyond Meat (BYND) beats by $0.10, reports revs in-line; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • BioLife Solutions (BLFS) misses by $0.12, misses on revs; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance; reiterates 4Q24 financial targets; exploring strategic alternatives for CBS and Stirling

  • Brookfield Corp (BN) beats by $0.05; beats on revs

  • CareDx (CDNA) misses by $0.01, misses on revs; withdraws 2023 rev guidance citing "unknown variables"

  • Catalyst Pharma (CPRX) beats by $0.09, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • Charles River (CRL) beats by $0.19, beats on revs; raises low end of FY23 guidance

  • Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) beats by $0.02, reports revs in-line, comps of +5.7%; sees Q2 revs below consensus; reiterates FY23 revenue outlook

  • Copa Holdings (CPA) beats by $0.74, beats on revs

  • Corsair Gaming (CRSR) reports EPS in-line, beats on revs; reiterates FY23 revs in-line

  • Coeur Mining (CDE) beats by $0.01, beats on revs

  • Crane (CR) beats by $0.40, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS below consensus, revs above consensus

  • Crane NXT (CXT) beats two analyst estimate by $0.22, misses on revs, raises FY23 EPS guidance

  • CS Disco (LAW) beats by $0.06, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs below consensus; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • CyberArk (CYBR) beats by $0.09, reports revs in-line; guides Q2 EPS in-line, revs in-line; guides FY23 EPS in-line, reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • Desktop Metal (DM) reports Q1 (Mar) results, misses on revs; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance; expects adjusted EBITDA breakeven before year-end

  • Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) reports Q1 results; revs up 0.3% yr/yr; provides outlook

  • Dillard's (DDS) beats by $3.91, beats on revs

  • Docebo (DCBO) beats by $0.06, reports revs in-line; guides Q2 revs below consensus

  • DoubleVerify (DV) reports Q1 (Mar) results, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs in-line; guides FY23 revs mostly above consensus

  • Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd. (ENLT) beats by $0.05, doubles revs yr/yr; expects FY23 revs of $290-300 mln; can complete Mature Projects with excess cash with flexibility to accelerate growth thereafter

  • Entegris (ENTG) beats by $0.13, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • Fiverr (FVRR) beats by $0.12, reports revs in-line; guides Q2 revs in-line; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • Flex (FLEX) beats by $0.06, beats on revs; guides Q1 EPS below consensus, revs in-line; guides FY24 EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • Fluence (FLNC) reports MarQ results, increases FY23 revenue guidance

  • Genpact (G) beats by $0.03, reports revs in-line; reaffirms FY23 EPS, revs guidance

  • Ginkgo Bioworks (DNA) misses by $0.02, beats on revs

  • Golden Entertainment (GDEN) misses by $0.12, revs inline

  • Haemonetics (HAE) beats by $0.07, beats on revs; guides FY24 EPS above consensus, revs in-line

  • HighPeak Energy (HPK) misses by $0.36, misses on revs

  • Himax Tech (HIMX) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS below two analyst estimate, revs below consensus

  • Holley Inc. (HLLY) beats by $0.04, beats on revs; reaffirms FY23 revs and EBITDA guidance

  • Honda Motor (HMC) reports FY23 results; revs in-line

  • Hyatt Hotels (H) provides guidance at investor day; reinstates quarterly dividend of $0.15/share; announces $1.055 bln increase in share repurchase authorization, resulting in $1.5 bln total share repurchase authorization

  • ING Groep (ING) reports Q1 results; announces start of share repurchase program

  • Janus International Group (JBI) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • Jazz Pharma (JAZZ) misses by $0.27, reports revs in-line; guides FY23 EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • JD.com(JD) beats by $1.27, reports revs in-line

  • Kelly Services (KELYA) beats by $0.10, beats on revs

  • Krispy Kreme, Inc. (DNUT) beats by $0.02, beats on revs; reaffirms FY23 EPS guidance, revs guidance

  • Magnite (MGNI) beats by $0.08, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs above consensus

  • Manulife Financial (MFC) misses by CC$0.01

  • Marathon Digital Holdings (MARA) beats by $0.04, beats on revs

  • Mativ Holdings (MATV) misses by $0.01, beats on revs

  • MaxCyte (MXCT) reports in-line results; sees FY23 revs below consensus

  • Maxeon Solar (MAXN) reports Q1 results, misses on revs, raises FY23 adj. EBITDA guidance

  • National Vision (EYE) beats by $0.02, beats on revs; reaffirms FY23 EPS guidance, revs guidance

  • Navigator Holdings (NVGS) announces Naill Nolan to step down as CFO effective June 30, 2023; Gary Chapman names successor

  • Nextracker (NXT) misses by $0.30, beats on revs; guides FY24 EPS, revs in-line

  • NICE (NICE) beats by $0.06, reports revs in-line; guides Q2 EPS in-line, revs in-line; raises FY23 EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • Noodles & Co (NDLS) beats by $0.03, reports revs in-line; reaffirms FY23 EPS guidance; Q1 comps +6.4%

  • Nova Measuring (NVMI) beats by $0.18, beats on revs; guides Q2 EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • Nutrien (NTR) misses by $0.37, misses on revs; guides FY23 EPS below consensus

  • Nuvalent (NUVL) beats by $0.05; provides timing for preliminary Phase 1 dose-escalation data for NVL-655

  • NuVasive (NUVA) beats by $0.05, beats on revs; gui  revs in-line

  • Olink Holding (OLK) beats by $0.01, reports revs in-line; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • OraSure (OSUR) beats by $0.31 (two ests), beats on revs; guides Q2 revs below consensus

  • Osisko Gold Royalties (OR) reports Q1 results, increases dividend by 9.1%

  • Owl Rock Capital (ORCC) beats by $0.02

  • Pan Am Silver (PAAS) beats by $0.11, beats on revs

  • PAR Technology (PAR) misses by $0.10, beats on revs

  • Paycor (PYCR) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; raises FY23 revs outlook

  • PGT Inc. (PGTI) beats by $0.12, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs below consensus

  • Purple Innovation (PRPL) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs above consensus; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • RB Global (RBA) beats by $0.12, beats on revs

  • Repay Holdings (RPAY) reports EPS in-line, beats on revs; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • Revvity (PKI) misses by $0.01, reports revs in-line; guides FY23 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • Riot Platforms (RIOT) beats by $0.24, misses on revs; provides business update

  • Robinhood Markets (HOOD) beats by $0.04, beats on revs

  • SmartRent (SMRT) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs below consensus; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • Softbank (SFTBY) reports FY23 results; revs rise 5.6% yr/yr

  • Sonos (SONO) misses by $0.06, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs below consensus

  • Sovos Brands (SOVO) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; raises FY23 revs guidance above consensus

  • Steris (STE) beats by $0.15, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS above consensus, revs above consensus

  • SunOpta (STKL) beats by $0.07, misses on revs; reaffirms FY23 revs and EBITDA guidance

  • Takeda Pharma (TAK) reports FY22 results; beats on revs; sees FY23 revs in-line with consensus

  • Tapestry (TPR) beats by $0.18, beats on revs; raises FY23 EPS above consensus, revs above consensus

  • Teekay Tankers (TNK) reports Q1 (Mar) results, beats on revs

  • Tetra Tech (TTEK) beats by $0.14, beats on revs; guides Q3 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus; guides FY23 EPS in-line, revs below consensus

  • The Trade Desk (TTD) beats by $0.11, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs above consensus; promotes Laura Schenkein to CFO

  • Traeger (COOK) beats by $0.02, reports revs in-line; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • Unity Software (U) reports Q1 (Mar) results, beats on revs; guides Q2 revs above consensus; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • US Foods (USFD) beats by $0.08, reports revs in-line; reaffirms FY23 EPS in-line

  • Utz Brands (UTZ) beats by $0.01, reports revs in-line; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • Vuzix (VUZI) misses single est by $0.04, beats on revs

  • Walt Disney (DIS) misses by $0.01, reports revs in-line, Disney+ subscribers down 2% yr/yr, DTC operating loss decreased by $200 mln; Reaffirms FY23 guidance for revenue and operating income growth in high-single-digit range

  • YETI Holdings (YETI) beats by $0.02, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS in-line, revs below consensus

News:

  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says default would spark a global downturn

  • Some Democrats are floating ways to make progress in debt ceiling talks, according to the Wall Street Journal

  • White House has taken repeal of the Inflation Reduction Act off the table in debt ceiling negotiations, according to CNN

  • Bank of England raises rates by 25 basis points to 4.50%

  • EPA proposes new carbon pollution standards for fossil fuel-fired power plants to tackle the climate crisis and protect public health

  • FDIC posts March bidders for Silicon Valley Bank assets

  • New Chicago Mpox cases are causing concerns about summer resurgence, according to Bloomberg

  • Adeia Inc. (ADEA) announces that TVStorm renewed its license agreement for Adeia's media intellectual property portfolio, which supports TVStorm's customers in the pay-TV market in Korea

  • Aecom Tech (ACM) was awarded a contract from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Alcoa (AA) has reached a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers on a new three-year labor agreement for employees at two U.S. locations

  • Amazon (AMZN) will receive $1 bln in tax breaks for new data centers in Oregon, according to Oregon Live

  • AssetMark (AMK) issues its April AMK Report; platform assets increased 12.7% yr/yr to $96.9 bln, net flows up 15.2% to $433 mln

  • Azul S.A. (AZUL) reports April traffic increased 6.7% yr/yr

  • BioNTech (BNTX): Mantinas BioPharma (MTNB) in 8-K filing noted that initial in vivo study of oral mRNA delivery did not demonstrate preclinical activity; research under the collaboration agreement with BioNTech concluded

  • Blackstone (BX) in discussions with regional banks over lending partnerships, according to Financial Times

  • Canopy Growth (CGC) discloses preliminary findings of the BioSteel Review

  • Check Point Software (CHKP) announces the appointment of Roei Golan to Chief Financial Officer, after serving as acting Chief Financial Officer since November 2022

  • Dow (DOW) selected its UCC1 Seadrift Operations manufacturing site in Texas for its proposed advanced small modular reactor nuclear project

  • Equinor (EQNR) awards two major contracts for the BM-C-33 project in Brazil

  • First Merchants (FRME) increases quarterly cash dividend to $0.34/share from $0.32/share

  • Granite Constr (GVA) has been selected by the Nevada Department of Transportation to reconstruct a section of highway in Sparks, Nevada

  • JD.com(JD) announces CEO Lei Xu plans to retire for personal reasons; current CFO Sandy Ran Xu will be appointed new CEO

  • LianBio (LIAN) announces that CAMZYOS (mavacamten) has received marketing approval for the treatment of adults with symptomatic obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy from the Pharmaceutical Administration Bureau of the Macau SAR

  • Lordstown Motors (RIDE): Foxconn (FXCNY) Chairman Young Liu says Lordstown plant will remain useful, according to Bloomberg

  • Microsoft (MSFT) will freeze salaries for full time employees this year, according to Bloomberg

  • Nordstrom (JWN) appoints Cathy Smith as CFO, effective May 29, 2023

  • PacWest Bancorp (PACW) provides update on deposits; says during the week ended May 5, 2023, its deposits declined approximately 9.5%

  • Petrobras (PBR) confirms contracting for block BM-C-33

  • Pfizer (PFE) discloses that in March 2023, it received an informal request from the DOJ's FCPA Unit seeking documents relating to our operations in Mexico

  • Reviva Pharmaceuticals (RVPH) has presented promising preclinical data on the potential of novel serotonin-dopamine stabilizer brilaroxazine for the treatment of psoriasis at the First International Societies for Investigative Dermatology Meeting in Tokyo

  • Robinhood (HOOD) will soon introduce 24 hour trading on weekdays in stocks, according to the Wall Street Journal

  • Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG) announces the exercise of purchase options on five ships and repurchases of its common shares

  • WisdomTree (WT): ETFS Capital highlights its critical role in unlocking value for fellow WisdomTree Stockholders

  • WW (WW) reports Artal Group S.A. has sold its remaining stake of WW common stock

M&A:

  • Activision Blizzard (ATVI): UK CMA issues full interim order on Microsoft (MSFT) acquisition of ATVI

  • Albertsons (ACI): Kroger (KR) is committed to legal fight if deal for ACI is blocked, according to Bloomberg

  • Hillman Solutions Corp. (HLMN) announces that funds affiliated with CCMP Capital Advisors intend to offer for sale their remaining interest in the Company, 22,455,000 shares of the Company's common stock, through an underwritten public offering

  • Home Point Capital (HMPT) to be acquired by Mr. Cooper Group (COOP) for approximately $324 million in cash; operations to be shut down after closing

  • KKR (KKR) to acquire manufacturer of testing and measurement instruments Industrial Physics from Union Park Capital; financial terms not disclosed

Syndicate:

  • Bel Fuse (BELFB) files $250 mln mixed shelf securities offering

  • Beyond Meat (BYND) files mixed shelf securities offering; announces at the market equity offering program up to $200.0 mln

  • Bloom Energy (BE) announces proposed offering of $500 mln in green convertible senior notes due 2028

  • Cadiz (CDZI) files for 3,971,870 shares of common stock by selling shareholders

  • CareDx (CDNA) files mixed shelf securities offering

  • Desktop Metal (DM) files for 444,793 shares of common stock by selling shareholders

  • Hillman Solutions Corp. (HLMN) prices offering of 22.455 mln shares of common stock by selling shareholders

  • inTEST Corp (INTT) has initiated an at-the-market equity offering program for the sale of up to $20 mln of the Company's common stock

  • Rexford Industrial Realty (REXR) prices offering of 13.5 mln shares of common stock at $55.60 per share

  • Sixth Street Specialty Lending (TSLX) has launched a public offering of 4,500,000 shares of its common stock

  • Solo Brands (DTC) announces secondary offering of 11,304,348 shares of Solo Brands' Class A common stock

IPOs:

  • Expected to Price:

    • No IPOs expected.

Gapping Up/Down

  • Gapping up:

    • APP +15.7%, MAXN +13.4%, PRPL +11.2%, FLNC+10.6%, FVRR +10.5%, OSUR +10.4%, MGNI +9.9%, ALGM +9.7%, DXPE +9.7%, U +9.7%, NICE +6%, HOOD +5.3%, NXT +5%, DV +4.2%, EYE +4.1%, TTD+4%, ORCC +3.3%, ING +3.2%, ALRM +2.8%, CPRX+2.7%, STE +2.7%, JD +2.6%, ADEA +2.1%, ENTG+2.1%, HIMX +2%, CPA +1.9%, TTEK +1.9%, TNK+1.8%, YETI +1.6%, AZUL +1.4%, CR +1.3%, MFC+1%

  • Gapping down:

    • SONO -25%, CDNA -15.6%, WW -12%, MXCT -10.8%, BLFS -8.2%, DM -7.9%, HLMN -6.6%, GDEN -6.3%, VUZI -6.3%, DIS -5.7%, TSLX -5.3%, REXR -3.2%, MARA -3.1%, BYND -2.6%, RIOT -2.4%, FLEX -2.4%, COOK -2.3%, PAR -2.2%, HPK -2.1%, NTR -2.1%, NDLS -2.1%, LAW -2%, BELFB -1.7%, IRT -1.5%, INTT -1.4%, DOX -1.4%, CDZI -1.3%, HAE -1.3%, TAK-1.2%, SOVO -1.1%, BNTX -1%, RPAY -1%, SST-0.9%, RBA -0.8%

 

Analyst Research (see Upgrades/Downgradescalendarfor full list):

  • Upgrades

    • Albemarle (ALB) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc Capital Markets; tgt $270

    • Alcoa (AA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse; tgt $50

    • Arcturus Therapeutics (ARCT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at H.C. Wainwright; tgt raised to $51

    • Autoliv (ALV) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Kepler; tgt $105

    • Axon (AXON) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JP Morgan; tgt $236

    • Bain Capital Specialty Finance (BCSF) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Wells Fargo; tgt raised to $12

    • Intl Game Tech. PLC (IGT) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna; tgt $31

    • J.B. Hunt Transport (JBHT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JP Morgan; tgt $204

    • Livent (LTHM) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc Capital Markets; tgt $30

    • Norfolk Southern (NSC) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JP Morgan; tgt $250

    • Rayonier Adv. Materials (RYAM) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Mkts; tgt $7

    • RingCentral (RNG) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse; tgt raised to $45

    • Roblox (RBLX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at The Benchmark Company; tgt $45

    • Roblox (RBLX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at ROTH MKM; tgt raised to $48

    • Schneider National (SNDR) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JP Morgan; tgt $29

  • Downgrades:

    • AFC Gamma (AFCG) downgraded to Mkt Perform from Mkt Outperform at JMP Securities

    • Bentley Systems (BSY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman; tgt raised to $47

    • Block (SQ) downgraded to Underperform from Buy at CLSA; tgt lowered to $63

    • CareDx (CDNA) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG Research

    • CF Industries (CF) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Sandler; tgt lowered to $80

    • Cutera (CUTR) downgraded to Mkt Perform from Outperform at William Blair

    • LSB Industries (LXU) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Sandler; tgt lowered to $12

    • Mosaic (MOS) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Sandler; tgt lowered to $42

    • Northrop Grumman (NOC) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays; tgt lowered to $450

    • Pfizer (PFE) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Daiwa Securities; tgt $38

    • PLBY Group (PLBY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at ROTH MKM; tgt $2

    • ProFrac Holding (ACDC) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JP Morgan; tgt $15

    • RingCentral (RNG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman; tgt lowered to $37

    • TechTarget (TTGT) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman; tgt lowered to $27

    • Twilio (TWLO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman; tgt lowered to $53

    • ViewRay (VRAY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley Securities; tgt lowered to $1

  • Others:

    • Agilent (A) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays; tgt $140

    • dLocal Limited (DLO) initiated with an Underweight at Barclays; tgt $10

    • Integer Holdings (ITGR) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup; tgt $88

    • PagSeguro Digital (PAGS) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays; tgt $16

    • StoneCo (STNE) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays; tgt $13

Econ Data:

  • 08:30 ET: PPI for Apr (Briefing.comConsensus 0.3%; Prior -0.5%)

  • 08:30 ET: Core PPI for Apr (Briefing.comConsensus 0.3%; Prior -0.1%)

  • 08:30 ET: Initial Claims for May 6 (Briefing.comConsensus 247K; Prior 242K)

  • 08:30 ET: Continuing Claims for Apr 29 (Briefing.comConsensus NA; Prior 1805K)

  • 10:30 ET: EIA Natural Gas Inventories for May 6 (Briefing.comConsensus NA; Prior +54 bcf)

Earnings:

  • Monday (May 8)

    • Morning:  ACRS BNTX BTAI DK DISH ENR FRPT HNI KKR LL SIX THS TSN VTRS

    • Afternoon: DDD ACAD ADTN ACM AEL AVTA BRBR BHF BWXT CBT CERT DVA DVN DRQ WTRG FN FGEN HLIT HLIO HI HIMS HBM HPP ICUI IIPR IPAR IFF JELD KMPR KFRC LCID MRVI DOOR MCK MRC MWA PLTR PAY PYPL PRAA PRI PGNY ROVR SHLS SWAV TSLX SWKS TALO TASK TREX VECO VTR WDC XNCR YMAB

  • Tuesday (May 9)

    • Morning: MASS AHCO APD ALIT AMCX APO ARMK ATKR BALY BSY BLUE WHD CTLT CRNC CHH CLVT YOU CRBG COTY DOCN DUK EPC EHTH ELAN ESPR EVBG EVGO FSR FOXA GENI GFS HAIN HR HSIC HLMN HNST IGT J SWIM LCII LITE NXST NKLA NOVT NVAX OTLY OLPX PAYO PRGO RDNT SCSC SEAS SQSP STER SHOO SLVM TPX TWKS TDG UAA WRBY WMG WAT WE

    • Afternoon:  AFRM AGTI ABNB AKAM BIRD AMPL AMRS ANGI APPN ARRY AXON AZTA BTG BLND BLNK BE CDRE CARG CE CELH CLNE COMP CPNG CRCT CTOS CUTR DAR DIOD DUOL BROS EA EBS EDR ESE EXAS EXEL EXFY FLYW GPRO GO GH GXO HRB HALO HCAT HRT TWNK IAC ICFI ICHR NVTA IOVA IRBT JXN KGC LZ LNW LNC LPSN LAZR MNKD MQ MASI MTTR MRTX MODN NTRA NHI NKTR KIND OXY OLO LPRO ONL ORA PETQ PRIM PRA PTRA PUBM QTWO RXT RPD RVNC RNG RIVN SILK SUPN TTGT TOST MODG TWLO UPST VVX SPCE VRDN VTLE VZIO VTEX WTI WYNN XENE ZD ZIP

  • Wednesday (May 10)

    • Morning:  DIBS BLDP BCO BAM CAMT CLBT CEVA COHR EBIX EXK EVRI FA GDRX HL KRNT LI LFST MLCO MIDD NABL NYT NOMD ODP PFGC RETA REYN RBLX SHCR SYNH TBLA TEVA SKIN VVV VCEL VERX VSH WEN WWW XMTR

    • Afternoon:  ACVA ALRM ALGM DOX APP BYND CAKE CDE CPA CRSR CR LAW DM DV FLEX FRG G GRPN INO JAZZ MGNI MFC NTR NUVA OSUR PAAS PAR PYCR PLBY PRPL RPAY RBA HOOD SONO SOVO STE STKL TTEK TTD COOK U VUZI DIS

  • Thursday (May 11)

    • Morning: FLWS AQN ATHM CRL CYBR ENTG FVRR HAE HIMX HLLY JD KELYA DNUT EYE NICE NVMI PKI PGTI TPR TNK USFD UTZ YETI

    • Afternoon:  EGHT ARLO GEN HRTX INDI NWSA SANM SLF

  • Friday (May 12) 

    • Morning:  EMBC SPB


Asia & Europe detail:

Asia: Nikkei UNCH, Hang Seng -0.1%, Shanghai Composite -0.3%

Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended Thursday on a largely flat note. China's April CPI increased at its slowest yr/yr pace since early 2021 while PPI fell at its fastest rate since 2020. Australia's trade minister is in China, looking to improve relations between the two countries. China is reportedly looking to resume and improve dialog with Taiwan. Nikkei reported that two Japanese insurers are reducing their U.S. Treasury holdings in favor of Japanese Government Bonds.

  • In economic data:

    • China's April CPI -0.1% m/m (expected 0.0%; last -0.3%); 0.1% yr/yr (expected 0.4%; last 0.7%). April PPI -3.6% yr/yr (expected -3.2%; last -2.5%). April New Loans CNY718.80 bln (expected CNY1.403 trln; last CNY3.890 trln) and total social financing CNY1.220 trln (expected CNY2.00 trln; last CNY5.38 trln)

    • Japan's March Current Account surplus JPY1.01 trln (expected surplus of JPY1.32 trln; last surplus of JPY1.23 trln). April Bank Lending 3.2% yr/yr (expected 2.9%; last 3.0%). April Economy Watchers Current Index 54.6 (expected 54.1; last 53.3)

    • Australia's May MI Inflation Expectations 5.0% yr/yr (expected 5.0%; last 4.6%)

    • New Zealand's April FPI 0.5% m/m (expected 0.4%; last 0.8%)

---Equity Markets---

  • Japan's Nikkei: UNCH

  • Hong Kong's Hang Seng: -0.1%

  • China's Shanghai Composite: -0.3%

  • India's Sensex: -0.1%

  • South Korea's Kospi: -0.2%

  • Australia's ASX All Ordinaries: UNCH

---FX---

  • USD/JPY: +0.2% to 134.51

  • USD/CNH: +0.2% to 6.9462

  • USD/INR: +0.2% to 82.06

 

Europe: DAX -0.2%, FTSE -0.5%, CAC +0.2%

Major European indices are mixed. There is a growing number of European Central Bank policymakers talking about the need for rate hikes to continue past the summer. The European Central Bank's latest Consumer Expectations survey showed that one-year inflation expectations rose to 5.0% from 4.6% while three-year expectations increased to 2.9% from 2.4%. The Bank of England voted 7-2 to raise its base rate by 25 bps to 4.50%, as expected.

  • No data today

---Equity Markets---

  • STOXX Europe 600: +0.4%

  • Germany's DAX: -0.2%

  • U.K.'s FTSE 100: -0.5%

  • France's CAC 40: +0.2% 

  • Italy's FTSE MIB: -0.5%

  • Spain's IBEX 35: +0.1%

---FX---

  • EUR/USD: -0.4% to 1.0933

  • GBP/USD: -0.1% to 1.2607

  • USD/CHF: +0.4% to 0.8923

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