CAPIS Morning Note – 04/22/24: Stocks Starts New Week On A Positive Note. Will it Hold? Can The S&P 500 Retake 5,000?

Overnight Summary: The SP 500 closed Friday lower by -0.88% at 4967.23 from Thursday lower by -0.22% at 5011.12 . The overnight high was hit at 5,034.75 at 6:15 a.m. while the overnight low was hit at 4999.50 at 4:10 p.m. EDT. The range overnight is 35 points as of 7:05 a.m. EDT.  Currently, the…

Overnight Summary: The SP 500 closed Friday lower by -0.88% at 4967.23 from Thursday lower by -0.22% at 5011.12 . The overnight high was hit at 5,034.75 at 6:15 a.m. while the overnight low was hit at 4999.50 at 4:10 p.m. EDT. The range overnight is 35 points as of 7:05 a.m. EDT.  Currently, the S&P 500 is higher by +25 points at 7:05 a.m. EDT.

Executive Summary: Federal Reserve Speakers move into a blackout period in front of their meeting next Tuesday and Wednesday. Given how oversold we are, a bounce is possible here as Fedspeak will not be a negative on stocks.
  • 3 & 6 month Treasury Bill Auctions at 11:30 a.m. EDT.
Earnings Out After The Close
  • Beats: None of note.
  • Flat: None of note.
  • Misses: None of note.

Capital Raises:

  • IPOs Priced or News:
  • New SPACs launched/News:
  • Secondaries Priced:
  • Notes Priced of note:
  • Common Stock filings/Notes:
  • Direct Offering:
  • Exchangeable Subordinate Voting Shares:
  • Selling Shareholders of note:
    • QTTB files 1,682,045 shares of common stock by selling shareholders.
  • Private Placement of Public Entity (PIPE):
  • Mixed Shelf Offerings:
    • EH files a mixed-shelf offering.
    • ESQ files a $100 million mixed-shelf offering.
    • ZLAB files mixed-shelf offering.
  • Debt/Credit Filing and Notes:
  • Tender Offer:
  • Convertible Offering & Notes Filed:

Capital Raise Summary From The TradeXchange, bringing traders and investors real time news and Squawk Box, and other sources.

News After The Close and Over the Weekend:

  • News Items After the Close:
    • The Score: TSLA, UAL, NFLX, AAPL, LYV, UNH Stocks That Defined the Week. (WSJ)
    • Crown Castle (CCI) issues comments over Ted Miller’s attempt to disrupt the company.
    • Nexstar (NXST) says CW Network will not renew its affiliation with Scripps-owned television stations in seven markets.
    • Ratings Agency ups Greece’s outlook to Positive on debt reduction.
  •  News Items Over the Weekend:
    • Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, TN votes to unionize. (NYT)
    • New Iran Sanctions passed by the House over the weekend. (Bloomberg)
    • House passes bill that could ban TikTok on to the Senate where passage looks likely. (Yahoo)
    • Telsa (TSLA) cuts price on 3 models. (Yahoo)
    • Big stocks are winning in the selloff as well as when stocks rose. (WSJ)
    •  Barron’s:
      • Cautious View: NVDA of note.
      • Mixed View:  None of note.
  • Erlanger Type 1 Short Squeezes and Type 4 Long Squeezes reporting earnings this week:


  • Exchange/Listing/Company Reorg and Personnel News:
    • DASH names Jeffrey Blackburn to its board of directors.
    • GTI CFO Tham Choi Kuen to resign due to health reasons, CEO Aiden Lee Ping to Wei to serve as CFO.
    • ANET COO Anshul Sadana to resign as of May 21st.
  • Buyback Announcements or News:
    • SMAR authorizes a $150 million buyback.
  • Stock Splits or News:
  • Dividends Announcements or News: 

What’s Happening This MorningFutures value reflects the change with fair value.

S&P 500 +30.75, Dow Jones +232, NASDAQ +110.75, Russell  .  (as of 8:05 a.m. EST).  Asia and Europe are higher this morning. VIX Futures are at 17.22 from 18.03.  Gold and Silver lower with Copper higher this morning for the second day in a row. WTI Crude Oil and Brent Crude Oil are lower with Natural Gas higher. US 10-year Treasury sees its yield at 4.662% from 4.594%  yesterday. The U.S. Dollar is higher versus the Euro, higher versus the Pound and higher against the YenBitcoin is at $66,004 from $64,839 higher by 2.01% this morning.

Sector Action(1/3/6/12/YTD Updated Weekly with Monday release):  

  • Daily Positive Sectors: Utilities, Energy, Financial, Consumer Defensive of note.
  • Daily Negative Sectors: Technology, Communication Services, Consumer Cyclical  of note.
  • One Month Winners: Energy, Utilities, Communication Services, Basic Materials, Industrials of note.
  • Three Month Winners: Energy, Basic Materials, Industrials, Financial, Technology, Communication Services of note.
  • Six Month Winners: Financials, Industrials, Technology and Communication Services of note.
  • Twelve Month Winners: Communication Services, Technology, Industrials, Consumer Cyclical and Financial of note.
  • Year to Date Winners:  Communication Services, Energy, Financials, Industrials, and Technology of note.

An Israeli strike late Thursday night led to a brief spike in oil prices, rattling investors before the opening bell Friday morning in New York. That added momentum to a pullback in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite that saddled both with their longest daily losing streak in more than a year.   By the time the closing bell rang Friday afternoon, the tech-heavy Nasdaq had racked up a 5.5% weekly decline, its worst such performance since 2022. The S&P 500 dropped 3.1% for the week, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a tiny gain.  The Nasdaq and S&P 500 have both declined in each of the past three weeks as a stronger-than-expected U.S. economy buoys inflation and scrambles Wall Street forecasts for interest-rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. In fact, the NASDAQ indexes are lower the last four weeks. Those changing expectations are hammering the speculative artificial-intelligence-oriented tech stocks that propelled a market rally in recent months. (WSJ – Edited by QPI)

Upcoming Earnings Of Note:

  • Monday After the Close:

  • Tuesday Before the Open: 

Earnings of Note This Morning:

  • Beats: AZZ +0.23, TFC +0.12, VZ +0.03, ZION +0.01 of note.
  • Flat: None of note.
  • Misses:  BOH -0.01 of note.
  • Still to Report: ACI of note.

Company Earnings Guidance:

  • Positive Guidance:  of note.
  • Negative Guidance:  TFC of note.

Erlanger Research Advance/Decline Chart

Gap Ups & Down In Early Pre-Market (+2% or down more than -2%):

  • Gap Up: GTI +5.8%, AZZ +2.3%, GIL +2% of note.
  • Gap Down: CNHI -4%, EH -3.8%, NX -2.2%, WISH -2.1% of note.

Insider Action: No stock see Insider buying with dumb short selling.   sees Insider buying with smart short sellers.

Rags & Mags: Repeated stories from prior days never listed, i.e. “rehashed news”. Sorted by Global, U.S. and stock specific.

  • 5 Things To Know Before the Stock Market Opens Today. (CNBC)
  • What You Need To Know To Start Your Day. (Bloomberg)
  • Bloomberg Lead Story: TikTok Vows Legal Battle As U.S. Presses For App’s Sale of Ban. (Bloomberg)
  • U.S. Futures rise with Big Tech earnings in focus: Markets Wrap. (Bloomberg)
  • Bloomberg: Daybreak Podcast: Wall Street Strategists split on profits path. (Podcast)
  • Cruise Operator Viking set to go public with a valuation of $10.8 billion. (MarketWatch)
  • Tesla slides -3% while Li Auto drops -8% as EV makers slash prices amid fierce competition. (CNBC)
  • China is still years behind the U.S. despite Huawei’s breakthrough chips, Commerce Secretary Raimondo tells 60 Minutes. (CNBC)
  • Bloomberg: The Big Take: Elon Musk’s Robotaxi dreams plunge Tesla into Chaos. (Podcast)
  • Marketplace: When a senior is ill, can a algorithm decide the length of care. (Podcast)
  • NY Times Daily: The evolving danger of the New Bird Flu. (Podcast)
  • Wealthion:  Crypto strategies. (Podcast)
  • Adam Taggart’s Thoughtful Money: How low will we go? (Podcast)

Moving Average Update: Score sees a small bump up to 23% as the Dow Industrials just peaks above the 5 day.


  • President’s Public Schedule:
    • President Biden receives The Daily Briefing at 9:00 a.m. in Wilmington, DE.
    • From there, President Biden heads to Triangle, VA to deliver remarks to commemorate Earth Day at 2:15 p.m. EDT.
    • President Biden arrives back at the White House at 3:55 p.m. EDT.


  • None of note.
  • 3 and 6 month Auctions at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

Federal Reserve / Treasury Speakers:

  • Fed moves into Blackout Period for next week’s FOMC Meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday.

M&A Activity and News:

  • None of note.

Meeting & Conferences of Note:

  • Sellside Conferences:
    • None of note.
  • Top Shareholder Meetings: AVGO CR HBI HPQ ING NEE RNLX
  • Fireside Chat: None of note.
  • Investor/Analyst Day/Calls: LXRX of note.
  • Update: None of note.
  • R&D Day: None of note.
  • Company Event:
  • Industry Meetings:
    • CEM Scottsdale Capital Event
    • Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Conference
    • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Conference
    • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference
    • Spinal Cord Injury Investor Symposium
    • World Congress Experience

Top Tier Sell-side Upgrades & Downgrades:

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Today’s Upgrades and Downgrades: