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24/02/23 Briefing

The S&P 500 futures are down 27 points and are trading 0.7% below fair value. The Nasdaq 100 futures are down 108 points and are trading 0.9% below fair value. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are down 196 points and are trading 0.6% below fair value.

The stock market is poised for a lower open today. On the heels of yesterday's pleasing finish, investors are selling into strength. Some negative reactions to earnings news are also weighing on the broader market, which is waiting anxiously for some key inflation data at 8:30 a.m. ET in the form of the core- PCE Price Index for January.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures are feeling the pinch of Boeing's (BA) weakness after The Wall Street Journal reported the company suspended deliveries of 787 Dreamliner due to a documentation issue.

A bump in Treasury yields is another headwind for equity futures this morning. The 2-yr note yield is up three basis points to 4.72% and the 10-yr note yield is up three basis points to 3.91%. The U.S. Dollar Index is up 0.3% to 104.91.

Market participants will receive the following economic data today:

  • 8:30 ET: January Personal Income (Briefing.com consensus 0.9%; prior 0.2%), Personal Spending (Briefing.com consensus 1.3%; prior -0.2%), PCE Prices (Briefing.com consensus 0.4%; prior 0.1%), and Core PCE Prices (Briefing.com consensus 0.4%; prior 0.3%)

  • 10:00 ET: January New Home Sales (Briefing.com consensus 620,000; prior 616,000) and final February University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment survey (Briefing.com consensus 66.6; prior 66.4)

In corporate news:

  • Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD 15.24, -0.49, -3.1%): reports Q4 (Dec) results, misses on revs

  • Block (SQ 78.61, +4.46, +6.0%): misses by $0.08, beats on revs, GPV up 15% yr/yr; expects FY23 adjusted EBITDA of $1.3 bln

  • Booking Holdings (BKNG 2416.79, -9.70, -0.4%): beats by $2.66, beats on revs; CFO David Goulden to retire in early 2024, will remain with company until successor is named around March 2024

  • EOG Resources (EOG 114.90, -4.63, -3.9%): misses by $0.10, beats on revs; announces special dividend

  • Boeing (BA 202.85, -5.28, -2.5%): suspended deliveries of 787 Dreamliner due to documentation issue, according to WSJ

  • Adobe (ADBE 337.00, -10.02, -2.9%): Department of Justice preparing lawsuit to block ADBE acquisition of Figma, according to Bloomberg

  • Beyond Meat (BYND 19.30, +2.16, +12.6%): beats by $0.15, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • Autodesk (ADSK 211.20, -9.96, -4.5%): beats by $0.05, reports revs in-line; guides Q1 EPS below consensus, revs in-line; guides FY24 EPS mostly below consensus, revs midpoint below consensus

  • Live Nation (LYV 77.27, +0.78, +1.0%): reports Q4 results, beats on revs

  • Carvana (CVNA 9.47, -0.61, -6.1%): reports Q4 (Dec) results, misses on revs

  • Intuit (INTU 411.87, -0.01, -0.0%): beats by $0.76, beats on revs; guides Q3 EPS below consensus, revs above consensus; reaffirms FY23 EPS guidance, revs guidance; named Sandeep Singh Aujla as Chief Financial Officer, effective August 1, 2023

Reviewing overnight developments:

  • Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended the week on a mostly lower note. Japan's Nikkei: +1.3% (-0.2% for the week), Hong Kong's Hang Seng: -1.7% (-3.4% for the week), China's Shanghai Composite: -0.6% (+1.3% for the week), India's Sensex: -0.2% (-2.5% for the week), South Korea's Kospi: -0.6% (-1.1% for the week), Australia's ASX All Ordinaries: +0.3% (-0.5% for the week).

    • In economic data:

      • Japan's January National CPI 0.5% m/m (last 0.2%); 4.3% yr/yr (last 4.0%). National Core CPI 4.2%, as expected (last 4.0%)

      • Singapore's January Industrial Production -1.1% m/m (expected -0.1%; last 2.9%); -2.7% yr/yr (expected 2.9%; last -2.6%)


  • In news:

    • Citic Group Chairman Zhu Hexin is reportedly being considered to replace Yi Gang as governor of the People's Bank of China.

    • Bank of Japan Governor nominee Ueda said that the joint statement does not need to be changed at this time and that current monetary easing is appropriate.

    • China released a statement on the conflict in Ukraine, calling for a stop to hostilities and a resumption of peace talks.



  • Major European indices are mostly lower. STOXX Europe 600: -0.2% (-0.5% week-to-date), Germany's DAX: -0.5% (-0.6% week-to-date), U.K.'s FTSE 100: +0.3% (-1.0% week-to-date), France's CAC 40: -0.5% (-0.9% week-to-date), Italy's FTSE MIB: -0.3% (-2.0% week-to-date), Spain's IBEX 35: +0.2% (-0.9% week-to-date).

    • In economic data:

      • Germany's Q4 GDP -0.4% qtr/qtr (expected -0.2%; last -0.2%); 0.3% yr/yr (expected 0.5%; last 0.5%). March GfK Consumer Climate -30.5 (expected -30.4; last -33.8)

      • France's February Consumer Confidence 82 (expected 80; last 83) o Spain's January PPI 8.2% yr/yr (last 14.9%)

      • Swiss Q4 employment 5.398 mln (last 5.362 mln)


  • In news:

    • Germany's Q4 GDP was revised down to show a deeper contraction than previously estimated.

    • BASF reported weaker than expected results for Q4, announced cost cuts, job cuts, and terminated its buyback.

    • European Central Bank policymaker Nagel said that a "robust" rate hike is needed in March and that more hikes are likely to follow.



U.S. equity futures:

  • S&P 500 Futures: -26 @ 3,907

  • DJIA Futures: -183 @ 32,971

  • Nasdaq 100 Futures: -106 @ 12,073

Overseas:

  • Europe: DAX -0.5%, FTSE +0.3%, CAC -0.5%

  • Asia: Nikkei +1.3%, Hang Seng -1.7%, Shanghai Composite -0.6%

Commodities:

  • Crude Oil +0.67 @ 76.06

  • Nat Gas +0.062 @ 2.494

  • Gold -2.40 @ 1824.40

  • Silver -0.219 @ 21.087

  • Copper -0.0360 @ 4.023

Earnings/Guidance:

  • ACCO Brands ( ACCO 4.06% ) misses by $0.01, misses on revs, comps of -7.9%; guides Q1 EPS below two analyst estimate, comps of negative 7-10%; guides FY23 EPS below consensus, comps of negative 3% to flat

  • ACM Research ( ACMR 0.95% ) beats by $0.04, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs midpoint above consensus

  • Air Transport Services Group ( ATSG 12.09% ) misses by $0.05, misses on revs; guides FY23 EPS below consensus

  • American Homes 4 Rent ( AMH 2.89% ) reports core FFO in-line, revs in-line; guides FY23 core FFO below consensus

  • Alarm.com ( ALRM 0.04% ) beats by $0.09, reports revs in-line; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • Alkami Technology ( ALKT 3.08% ) beats by $0.02, reports revs in-line; guides Q1 revs in-line; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • Alliant Energy ( LNT 1.45% ) misses by $0.01, beats on revs; reaffirms FY23 EPS guidance

  • Altair Engineering ( ALTR 6.51% ) beats by $0.12, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs below consensus; guides FY23 revs above consensus

  • Arcosa ( ACA 8.30% ) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs above consensus

  • Autodesk ( ADSK 10.09% ) beats by $0.05, reports revs in-line; guides Q1 EPS below consensus, revs in-line; guides FY24 EPS mostly below consensus, revs midpoint below consensus

  • Bally's Corporation ( BALY 2.77% ) reports Q4 (Dec) results, revs in-line; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • Barings BDC ( BBDC 3.75% ) beats by $0.07, authorizes share repurchase program for up to $30 mln of common stock, increases quarterly dividend to $0.25/share from $0.24/share

  • Beacon Roofing Supply ( BECN 9.43% ) beats by $0.19, misses on revs

  • Beyond Meat ( BYND 23.86% ) beats by $0.15, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • BigCommerce ( BIGC 25.07% ) beats by $0.09, misses on revs; guides Q1 revs below consensus; guides FY23 revs below consensus

  • Black Hills Corp ( BKH 0.45% ) reaffirms FY23 guidance

  • Block ( SQ 1.17% ) misses by $0.08, beats on revs, GPV up 15% yr/yr; expects FY23 adjusted EBITDA of $1.3 bln

  • Booking Holdings ( BKNG 1.46% ) beats by $2.66, beats on revs

  • Brady ( BRC 2.51% ) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; raises low end of FY23 EPS guidance; provides recast historical data for new operating segments; expects regional structure will result in an improvement of ~$0.10-0.20 of Earnings per share beginning primarily in fiscal 2024

  • Brightcove ( BCOV 22.05% ) misses by $0.01, misses on revs; guides Q1 EPS below consensus, revs in-line; guides FY23 EPS below consensus, revs above consensus

  • BWX Technologies ( BWXT 3.44% ) reports EPS in-line, misses on revs; guides FY23 EPS in-line, revs slightly above consensus

  • Cable ONE ( CABO 3.48% ) reports Q4 (Dec) results, revs in-line

  • California Resources Corp ( CRC 4.52% ) misses by $0.22, beats on revs

  • Canadian Solar ( CSIQ ) sees Q4 revs above consensus; Q1 revs below consensus; provides additional outlook

  • Carter's ( CRI 2.14% ) beats by $0.49, beats on revs; guides Q1 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus; guides FY23 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • Carvana ( CVNA 16.67% ) reports Q4 (Dec) results, misses on revs

  • Celanese ( CE 1.63% ) misses by $0.21, misses on revs; guides Q1 EPS below consensus

  • Chart Industries ( GTLS 2.86% ) misses by $0.03, misses on revs; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • Chemed ( CHE 1.62% ) beats by $0.08, reports revs in-line; guides FY23 EPS above consensus

  • CIBC ( CM 0.69% ) beats by CAD 0.22, beats on revs

  • Cinemark ( CNK 0.08% ) misses by $0.47, beats on revs

  • Codexis ( CDXS 7.47% ) beats by $0.02, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs below consensus

  • Collegium Pharmaceutical ( COLL 0.00% ) reports Q4 (Dec) results, beats on revs; reaffirms FY23 revs guidance

  • Cryoport ( CYRX 13.74% ) misses by $0.01, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs above consensus

  • CS Disco ( LAW 34.90% ) beats by $0.12, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs below consensus; guides FY23 revs below consensus

  • CubeSmart ( CUBE 4.60% ) beats by $0.01; guides Q1 AFFO in-line; guides FY23 AFFO in-line

  • Cushman & Wakefield ( CWK 4.11% ) misses by $0.04, beats on revs

  • Definitive Healthcare ( DH 3.72% ) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides Q1 EPS in-line, revs below consensus; guides FY23 EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • DMC Global ( BOOM 6.09% ) misses by $0.08, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs in-line

  • Dynavax ( DVAX 4.74% ) reports Q4 results, beats on revs

  • Edison ( EIX 3.28% ) beats by $0.06; guides FY23 EPS in-line

  • Envestnet ( ENV 4.62% ) beats by $0.01, misses on revs; guides Q1 EPS in-line, revs below consensus; guides FY23 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • EOG Resources ( EOG 5.36% ) misses by $0.10, beats on revs; announces special dividend

  • Evergy ( EVRG 0.67% ) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS in-line; declares dividend

  • Expensify ( EXFY 0.21% ) reports Q4 (Dec) results, misses on revs; reaffirms long-term target of +25-35% revenue growth over multi-year period

  • Farfetch ( FTCH 8.28% ) reports EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • First Majestic Silver ( AG 9.26% ) reports FY22 EPS of (CAD 0.43) vs. (CAD 0.41) Capital IQ consensus; revenues CAD 624.2 mln vs. CAD 635.4 mln Capital IQ consensus

  • Floor & Decor ( FND 1.51% ) beats by $0.07, misses on revs; guides FY23 EPS below consensus, revs below consensus

  • Fox Factory Holding ( FOXF 6.40% ) beats by $0.22, beats on revs; guides Q1 EPS in-line, revs in-line; guides FY23 EPS below consensus, revs above consensus

  • Frontier Communications ( FYBR 7.07% ) Parent beats by $0.43, reports revs in-line

  • Gaming and Leisure Properties ( GLPI 1.12% ) beats by $0.02, reports revs in-line; guides FY23 FFO in-line

  • Gatos Silver ( GATO 5.99% ) sees FY23 silver production of 7.4-8.2 million ounces

  • Gray Television ( GTN 2.83% ) beats by $0.12, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs below consensus

  • Green Dot ( GDOT 1.18% ) beats by $0.12, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS below consensus, revs above consensus

  • Grid Dynamics ( GDYN 6.19% ) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs in-line

  • Guardant Health ( GH 5.41% ) misses by $0.01, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs below consensus

  • HF Sinclair ( DINO 8.77% ) misses by $0.63, beats on revs

  • Holly Energy Partners ( HEP 1.21% ) beats by $0.03, misses on revs

  • Hudbay Minerals ( HBM 4.15% ) misses by $0.02, misses on revs

  • Infinera ( INFN 2.36% ) beats by $0.07, beats on revs; guides Q1 EPS mostly below consensus, revs in-line

  • Inogen ( INGN 32.04% ) beats by $0.08, misses on revs

  • Insulet ( PODD 1.83% ) beats by $0.36, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs in-line; guides FY23 revs above consensus

  • Intuit ( INTU 1.58% ) beats by $0.76, beats on revs; guides Q3 EPS below consensus, revs above consensus; reaffirms FY23 EPS guidance, revs guidance; named Sandeep Singh Aujla as Chief Financial Officer, effective August 1, 2023

  • iRhythm ( IRTC 5.88% ) beats by $0.02, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • Kaman ( KAMN 1.21% ) beats by $0.17, misses on revs, issues upside FY23 revenue guidance

  • Kratos Defense and Security ( KTOS 12.73% ) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs above consensus; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • Lamar Advertising ( LAMR 1.42% ) reports Q4 (Dec) results; guides FY23 EPS in-line

  • LegalZoom.com ( LZ 3.92% ) beats by $0.03, reports revs in-line; guides Q1 revs in-line; guides FY23 revs below consensus

  • Life Storage ( LSI 1.70% ) beats by $0.05, beats on revs; guides Q1 FFO below consensus; guides FY23 FFO in-line

  • Live Nation ( LYV 8.69% ) reports Q4 results, beats on revs

  • Mannkind ( MNKD 5.94% ) misses by $0.02, beats on revs

  • MasTec ( MTZ 2.50% ) beats by $0.05, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS in-line, revs above consensus

  • MercadoLibre ( MELI 0.46% ) beats by $0.76, beats on revs

  • Mister Car Wash ( MCW 3.73% ) beats by $0.02, reports revs in-line; guides FY23 EPS below consensus, revs in-line

  • MP Materials ( MP 6.05% ) beats by $0.26, beats on revs

  • NV5 Global ( NVEE 17.59% ) misses by $0.33, misses on revs; guides FY23 EPS below consensus, revs above consensus

  • Navitas Semiconductor ( NVTS 12.31% ) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs below consensus

  • nLIGHT ( LASR 10.50% ) misses by $0.13, reports revs in-line; guides Q1 revs in-line

  • Northern Oil & Gas ( NOG 1.16% ) misses by $0.20, beats on revs

  • Northwest Natural ( NWN 1.14% ) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS in-line

  • Oceaneering Intl ( OII 4.18% ) misses by $0.13, misses on revs; guides FY23 revs above consensus

  • Opendoor Technologies ( OPEN 12.91% ) beats by $0.19, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs in-line

  • Open Lending ( LPRO 32.25% ) misses by $0.12, misses on revs; guides Q1 revs below consensus; expects industry challenges to persist throughout 2023

  • Opko Health ( OPK 8.48% ) reports EPS in-line, beats on revs

  • Paymentus ( PAY 12.28% ) beats by $0.02, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs below consensus; guides FY22 revs above consensus

  • Pembina Pipeline ( PBA 1.53% ) reports Q4 (Dec) results, beats on revs; announces dividend and new board member

  • Penumbra ( PEN 0.19% ) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • Perdoceo Education ( PRDO 2.26% ) beats by $0.03, beats on revs; guides Q1 EPS; guides FY23 EPS above estimate

  • Playa Hotels & Resorts ( PLYA 10.11% ) beats by $0.14, beats on revs; increases buyback

  • PNM Resources ( PNM 0.24% ) reports Q4 (Dec) results; raises bottom end of FY23 EPS guidance

  • Primerica ( PRI 2.43% ) beats by $0.56, misses on revs

  • Prothena ( PRTA 1.00% ) beats by $0.59, beats on revs

  • Quaker Chemical ( KWR 3.79% ) beats by $0.12, beats on revs

  • Relay Therapeutics ( RLAY 3.87% ) beats by $0.17, beats on revs

  • Revolve Group ( RVLV 2.30% ) beats by $0.01, beats on revs

  • Ryman Hospitality ( RHP 1.32% ) beats by $0.10, beats on revs

  • Scripps ( SSP 14.03% ) misses by $0.22, misses on revs

  • Select Medical ( SEM 7.18% ) misses by $0.14, reports revs in-line; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • Southwestern Energy ( SWN 0.10% ) misses by $0.02, beats on revs

  • SPX Corp ( SPXC 2.41% ) beats by $0.19, beats on revs; guides FY23 EPS in-line, revs in-line

  • Sweetgreen ( SG 1.72% ) reports Q4 (Dec) results, misses on revs; guides Q1 revs below consensus; guides FY23 revs below consensus

  • Taboola ( TBLA 18.87% ) beats by $0.01, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs below consensus; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • TimkenSteel ( TMST 0.50% ) beats by $0.16

  • Travere Therapeutics ( TVTX 2.10% ) beats by $0.08, beats on revs

  • Turning Point Brands ( TPB 4.81% ) beats by $0.11, beats on revs

  • Universal Display (OLED) beats by $0.41, beats on revs; guides FY23 revs below consensus

  • Upland Software ( UPLD 34.02% ) misses by $0.02, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs in-line; guides FY23 revs in-line

  • U.S. Silica ( SLCA 1.96% ) beats by $0.17, beats on revs

  • VICI Properties ( VICI 1.11% ) beats by $0.05, beats on revs; guides FY23 FFO below consensus

  • Vicor ( VICR 25.80% ) misses by $0.07, beats on revs

  • Warner Bros. Discovery ( WBD 2.67% ) reports Q4 (Dec) results, misses on revs

  • Xencor ( XNCR 1.49% ) beats by $0.60, beats on revs

  • Zeta Global ( ZETA 15.01% ) reports Q4 (Dec) results, beats on revs; guides Q1 revs in-line; guides FY23 revs above consensus

News:

  • US aiming to increase number of troops in Taiwan, according to the Wall Street Journal

  • China's proposal for cease-fire between Russia and Ukraine was immediately dismissed by Kyiv's allies, according to Bloomberg

  • White House, Treasury, G7, State Department, and Commerce Department confirm new Russian sanctions and restrictions on exports to Russia

  • 2seventy bio ( TSVT 0.00% ) provides bluebird bio (BLUE) license agreement updates

  • Albemarle ( ALB ) increases quarterly dividend to $0.40/share from $0.395/share

  • American Airlines ( AAL 2.21% ) announces that Greg Smith has been named independent chairman of the company's board of directors, effective April 30, 2023

  • Banc of California ( BANC 1.47% ) announces that Lynn Hopkins, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank, would transition from the Company and step down effective March 31, 2023

  • BeiGene ( BGNE 1.86% ) announces that the China National Medical Products Administration granted approval for the company's PD-1 inhibitor, tislelizumab, in combination with fluoropyrimidine and platinum chemotherapy

  • BioCryst Pharma ( BCRX 4.30% ) announces new data from the APeX-S and APeX-2 clinical trials which evaluated oral, once-daily ORLADEYO

  • Boeing ( BA 3.91% ) suspended deliveries of 787 Dreamliner due to documentation issue, according to the Wall Street Journal

  • California Resources Corp ( CRC 4.52% ) announces plans for a strategic realignment of the business operations and structure

  • Celanese ( CE 1.63% ) announces two joint venture actions with Mitsui & Co.to extend their longstanding strategic partnership

  • Codexis ( CDXS 7.47% ) announces interim results from a Phase 1 study to investigate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of CDX-7108

  • Dorman Products ( DORM 1.66% ) approved succession plan, whereby Steven L. Berman will step down from role as Executive Chairman and be appointed Non-Executive Chairman effective April 1, 2023

  • EVgo Inc. ( EVGO 2.88% ) announces a reorganization to direct resources towards the Company's highest priorities for 2023

  • Farfetch ( FTCH 8.28% ) announces that Elliot Jordan will step down by the end of 2023, after more than eight years as Chief Financial Officer

  • GE HealthCare ( GEHC 1.46% ) China entered into long-term joint venture with Sinopharm's China National Medical Device Co

  • Google ( GOOG ): Justice Department officials are claiming that Google destroyed evidence related to antitrust lawsuit, according to the Wall Street Journal

  • Incyte ( INCY 0.62% ) confirms positive CHMP Opinion for ruxolitinib cream (Opzelura) for the treatment of non-segmental vitiligo in adults and adolescents

  • JP Morgan ( JPM 0.19% ) CEO Jamie Dimon says that US economy is doing well now, but there is some "scary stuff" ahead, CNBC

  • KemPharm ( KMPH 2.28% ) announces that arimoclomol, the Company's orally-delivered, first-in-class investigational product candidate being developed as a treatment for Niemann-Pick disease type C, is being featured in two poster presentations during the 19th Annual WORLDSymposium 2023

  • Kratos Defense and Security ( KTOS 12.73% ) has received a $49,568,200 Full Rate Production contract for Lot 4 of the BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Target from the U.S. Navy for the procurement of an additional 55 aircraft, mission kits, certain flight consumables, and technical data

  • Medical Properties Trust ( MPW 2.60% ) announces that Emmett McLean, EVP, and COO will retire on September 1, 2023

  • Merck ( MRK 0.50% ) and Ridgeback provide update on EU marketing authorization application for LAGEVRIO

  • Nektar Therapeutics ( NKTR 46.28% ) Announces Phase 2 Topline Data for Rezpegaldesleukin in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Neurocrine Biosciences ( NBIX 0.62% ) provides update on collaboration and license agreement with Voyager Therapeutics (VYGR)

  • Norfolk Southern ( NSC ) statement on the NTSB's preliminary East Palestine report

  • Pharvaris ( PHVS 20.23% ) to Highlight Positive Phase 2 Data from RAPIDe-1 Study of PHVS416 for the On-Demand Treatment of HAE Attacks at AAAAI Annual Meeting

  • Prologis ( PLD 1.58% ) increases quarterly dividend 10% to $0.87/share from $0.79/share

  • Regeneron Pharma ( REGN ) confirms Libtayo (cemiplimab) in combination with chemotherapy received positive CHMP Opinion for the treatment of advanced PD-L1 positive non-small cell lung cancer

  • Sanofi ( SNY 1.22% ): FDA approves once-weekly ALTUVIIIO, a new class of factor VIII therapy for hemophilia A that offers significant bleed protection

  • Sterling Infrastructure ( STRL 0.91% ) announces that its subsidiary, Plateau of its E-Infrastructure Solutions segment, was awarded one of its largest site development projects, encompassing over 600 acres, by Hyundai Engineering America (HYMTF)

  • Trinseo ( TSE 3.87% ) reduces quarterly dividend 56% to $0.14/share from $0.32/share

  • Universal Display ( OLED 4.97% ) increases quarterly cash dividend to $0.35/share from $0.30/share

  • Werner Enterprises ( WERN 1.09% ) announces that its Board of Directors appointed Christopher D. Wikoff to serve as Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer effective April 18, 2023

M&A:

  • Adobe ( ADBE 7.26% ): Department of Justice preparing lawsuit to block ADBE acquisition of Figma, according to Bloomberg

  • Bentley Systems ( BSY 2.13% ) acquires EasyPower, a developer of design and analysis software tools, including arc flash solutions, for electrical engineering professionals; financial terms were not disclosed

  • IMARA ( IMRA 15.96% ): Enliven Therapeutics closed merger with Imara and private placement of $165 mln; Shares to trade on Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol 'ELVN' on February 24, 2023

Syndicate:

  • Agios Pharma ( AGIO 2.34% ) files mixed securities shelf offering

  • Brightcove ( BCOV 22.05% ) files $150 mln mixed securities shelf offering

  • CrossFirst Bankshares ( CFB 0.07% ) files $250 mln mixed securities shelf offering

  • EQRx ( EQRX 0.90% ) files $300 mln mixed securities shelf offering

  • ONE Gas ( OGS 1.00% ) files mixed securities shelf offering

  • Penumbra ( PEN 0.19% ) files mixed securities shelf offering

  • Post ( POST 0.32% ) files mixed securities shelf offering

  • Ryerson ( RYI 9.59% ) announces secondary offering of 2,486,580 shares of common stock by its principal shareholder and a concurrent stock repurchase

  • Tactile Systems ( TCMD 4.05% ) prices offering of 2.5 mln shares of common stock at $13.00 per share

  • Tronox ( TROX 2.83% ) files mixed securities shelf offering

IPOs:

  • Expected to Price:

    • No IPOs expected.


Gapping Up/Down

  • Gapping up:

    • PLYA +13.2%, BYND +13.2%, CYRX +12.6%, GDYN +11.5%, PRDO +9.3%, FTCH +7.9%, VRRM +7.5%, GH +7.5%, SQ +7.4%, ZETA +6.1%, MP +6%, KTOS +5.8%, PODD +5.5%, BECN +5.4%, GL +5%, MELI +4.9%, CDXS +4.7%, INFN +2.6%, NVTS +2.6%, PRI +2.3%, NWN +2.3%, GTLS +2.3%, LAMR +2.2%, GATO +2.2%, BBDC +2.2%, VICI +2.2%, FND +2.2%, BOOM +2%, BWXT +1.8%, PBA +1.7%, VST +1.6%, CWK +1.6%, BLUE +1.5%, MPW +1.5%, DVAX +1.5%, GLPI +1.5%, OLED +1.5%, RVLV +1.5%, GDOT +1.2%


  • Gapping down:

    • NKTR -36.5%, BIGC -16.7%, LASR -12.5%, ALKT -12%, TCMD -10.3%, UPLD -10.2%, OII -9.1%, LPRO -8.9%, LAW -8.8%, SG -8.5%, VICR -7.7%, ESS -6.6%, EIX -5.9%, ATSG -5.3%, OPEN -5.2%, ADSK -5%, WBD -5%, FTAI -5%, TROX -4.9%, EXFY -4.8%, SEM -4.8%, CVNA -4.2%, CBAY -3.7%, ADBE -3.2%, PEN -3.2%, BA -3%, EOG -3%, BCOV -3%, ACCO -3%, VIR -3%, NOG -2.8%, MNKD -2.7%, DH -2.4%, BALY -2.2%, TSE -2.1%, MTZ -2.1%, COLB -1.5%, MCW -1.5%, TGB -1.3%, ALSN -1.2%, AAL -1.1%, OPK -0.9%, CFB -0.8%, CRC -0.8%, LMAT -0.8%



Analyst Research (see Upgrades/Downgrades calendar for full list):

  • Upgrades

    • Century Aluminum (CENX) upgraded to Peer Perform from Underperform at Wolfe Research

    • Esperion Therapeutics (ESPR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies; tgt $12

    • Grainger (GWW) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital Mkts; tgt raised to $679

    • LyondellBasell (LYB) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Mkts; tgt raised to $130

    • NeoGenomics (NEO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at The Benchmark Company; tgt $20

    • Youdao (DAO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies; tgt raised to $10


  • Downgrades:

    • C4 Therapeutics (CCCC) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JP Morgan; tgt lowered to $5

    • CURO Group (CURO) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse; tgt lowered to $4

    • Moderna (MRNA) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at SVB Securities; tgt lowered to $93

    • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies; tgt lowered to $1.50

    • New York Mortgage Trust (NYMT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg Thalmann

    • OGE Energy (OGE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA Securities; tgt lowered to $39


  • Others:

    • Biomea Fusion (BMEA) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup; tgt $20

    • Erasca (ERAS) initiated with a Buy at Goldman; tgt $10

    • KE Holdings (BEKE) initiated with a Buy at Daiwa Securities


Upcoming Events:

  • Econ Data:

    • 08:30 ET: Personal Income for Jan (Briefing.com Consensus 0.9%; Prior 0.2%)

    • 08:30 ET: Personal Spending for Jan (Briefing.com Consensus 1.3%; Prior -0.2%)

    • PCE Prices for Jan (Briefing.com Consensus 0.4%; Prior 0.1%)

    • PCE Prices - Core for Jan (Briefing.com Consensus 0.4%; Prior 0.3%)

    • New Home Sales for Jan (Briefing.com Consensus 620K; Prior 616K)

    • Univ. of Michigan Consumer Sentiment - Final for Feb (Briefing.com Consensus 66.6; Prior 66.4)


  • Earnings:

    • Monday (Feb 20)

      • Afternoon: ADTN CPRT PLOW MTW NDSN WMB


  • Tuesday (Feb 21)

    • Morning: ARNC AWI AVNS BCRX DAN DRH DFIN ELAN NPO ETRN ESPR EXPD FLR HRMY HD HUN IR JBT JELD LGIH LECO LPX MDT MIDD TAP PEG SPNS SMP TECK TPH TRN WD WMT WLK

    • Afternoon: ABCL ALIT ATRC AGR BCC CZR CWH CHK CWAN COIN CSGP CW FANG ESI EXAS FLS GFL GMED HALO TWNK IAA IOSP KAR KW KEYS LZB MTDR MATX MED NHI PANW PEB PUMP PTCT PSA QTWO O RBA SRPT SBAC SPT STAA SKT TOL RIG UFPI UNVR VNOM WSC WK ZIP


  • Wednesday (Feb 22)

    • Morning: ALLE AVA BIDU BCO CRL CSTM DRVN EDIT EVBG FVRR FDP GRMN GEL THRM ROCK GIL GLBE HEES IBP IART IONS LIVN NI OSTK PGTI PLAB DOC PRG RGEN SBGI STLA SHO TJX TNL UTHR VRT WING WIX WWW

    • Afternoon: ACVA AGI ATUS AMWL ANSS APA AMK BTG BMBL WHD CPE CAKE CHDN CIVI CDE FIX CTRA CCRN DVA BROS EBAY ECPG EPR ETSY EVTC EVH EXR FPI FNF FIVN GKOS GSHD ICLR IMAX KALU LMND LGND LCID MGNI MRVI VAC DOOR MTTR MGRC MMSI MOS MYRG NTAP NUVA NVDA OLO OGS ORA OUT PAAS PK PDCE PXD LUNG RXT RELY RCII SNBR SM STRA RGR NOVA RUN TNDM TDOC TPIC TMDX USPH UCTT UIS U VMI VCYT WES


  • Thursday (Feb 23)

    • Morning: AGIO BABA ALNY AEP AMT HOUS AMBP BAND BBWI BHC CARS CBRE LNG CQP IMOS CCOI COMM DEN DPZ DTE EME ENOV EXLS AG FCN GPC HLMN HNI INSM NTLA IRM KDP KYMR LNTH LKQ MPW MFA MGPI MRNA MODV NABL NEO NTES NEM NICE NKLA NOMD NVCR OGE OPCH PZZA PCG PLNT PRMW PWR RSKD SPTN SRCL SHOO FTI TNK TFX TNC SHYF THRY BLD TAC TRS VCEL VIPS W WOW YETI

    • Afternoon: ACCO ALRM ALKT LNT ALTR AMH ACA ADSK BALY BBDC BYND BIGC SQ BKNG BCOV BWXT CABO CRC CVNA CE CHE CDXS COLL CYRX LAW CUBE CWK DH BOOM EIX ENV EOG EXFY FTCH FND FOXF FTAI GLPI GDOT GDYN GH HBM INFN INGN PODD INTU IRTC KTOS LZ LMAT LSI LYV MNKD MTZ MELI MCW MP NVTS LASR NOG OII LPRO OPEN OPK PAY PBA PEN PRDO PLYA PRI KWR RLAY RVLV RHP SEM SWN SPXC SG TMST TVTX OLED UPLD MDRX VICI VICR VIR WBD XNCR ZETA


  • Friday (Feb 24)

    • Morning: ACMR BRC GTLS CM CNK DBRG EVRG FYBR GTN DINO LAMR NWN PNM SSP TBLA TPB SLCA UNIT



Asia & Europe detail:

Asia: Nikkei +1.3%, Hang Seng -1.7%, Shanghai Composite -0.6%

Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended the week on a mostly lower note. Citic Group Chairman Zhu Hexin is reportedly being considered to replace Yi Gang as governor of the People's Bank of China. Bank of Japan Governor nominee Ueda said that the joint statement does not need to be changed at this time and that current monetary easing is appropriate. China released a statement on the conflict in Ukraine, calling for a stop to hostilities and a resumption of peace talks.

  • In economic data:

    • Japan's January National CPI 0.5% m/m (last 0.2%); 4.3% yr/yr (last 4.0%). National Core CPI 4.2%, as expected (last 4.0%)

    • Singapore's January Industrial Production -1.1% m/m (expected -0.1%; last 2.9%); -2.7% yr/yr (expected 2.9%; last -2.6%)


---Equity Markets---

  • Japan's Nikkei: +1.3% (-0.2% for the week)

  • Hong Kong's Hang Seng: -1.7% (-3.4% for the week)

  • China's Shanghai Composite: -0.6% (+1.3% for the week)

  • India's Sensex: -0.2% (-2.5% for the week)

  • South Korea's Kospi: -0.6% (-1.1% for the week)

  • Australia's ASX All Ordinaries: +0.3% (-0.5% for the week)

---FX---

  • USD/JPY: +0.5% to 135.39

  • USD/CNH: +0.6% to 6.9584

  • USD/INR: +0.2% to 82.71

Europe: DAX -0.5%, FTSE +0.3%, CAC -0.5%

Major European indices are mostly lower. Germany's Q4 GDP was revised down to show a deeper contraction than previously estimated. BASF reported weaker than expected results for Q4, announced cost cuts, job cuts, and terminated its buyback. European Central Bank policymaker Nagel said that a "robust" rate hike is needed in March and that more hikes are likely to follow.

  • In economic data:

    • Germany's Q4 GDP -0.4% qtr/qtr (expected -0.2%; last -0.2%); 0.3% yr/yr (expected 0.5%; last 0.5%). March GfK Consumer Climate -30.5 (expected -30.4; last -33.8)

    • France's February Consumer Confidence 82 (expected 80; last 83) o Spain's January PPI 8.2% yr/yr (last 14.9%)

    • Swiss Q4 employment 5.398 mln (last 5.362 mln)


---Equity Markets---

  • STOXX Europe 600: -0.2% (-0.5% week-to-date)

  • Germany's DAX: -0.5% (-0.6% week-to-date)

  • U.K.'s FTSE 100: +0.3% (-1.0% week-to-date)

  • France's CAC 40: -0.5% (-0.9% week-to-date)

  • Italy's FTSE MIB: -0.3% (-2.0% week-to-date)

  • Spain's IBEX 35: +0.2% (-0.9% week-to-date)

---FX---

  • EUR/USD: -0.2% to 1.0575

  • GBP/USD: -0.3% to 1.1982

  • USD/CHF: +0.2% to 0.9357


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