Total Cases 28,585,852 from 28,520,365
Deaths 510,408 from 508,665
New Tests 1,596,075 from 1,401,364
New Cases 65,487 from 66,836 with positivity rate of 4.1% (down 0.6)
Current Hospitalizations 44,172 from 45,462
**** The COVID Tracking Project will stop collecting data on March 7, 2021 ***
Earnings Out After The Close Of Note:
Beats: FLGT +2.15, COO +0.38, SWBI +0.31, NX +0.21, MANU +0.18, GWRE +0.12, GPS +0.10, CERT +0.06, AVGO +0.05, CHUY +0.05, WORK +0.02, JAMF +0.01
Flat: MDLA +0.00, SDC +0.00
Misses: OPEN (0.44), COST (0.17), PLYA (0.08), AQN (0.01), IMAX (0.01)
IPOs Priced or News:
New SPACs launched:
Secondaries Priced: SUI NRIX AMRC of note.
Notes Priced of note: TYL CUTR of note.
Common Stock filings: AMRC NCLH of note.
Selling Shareholders of note: AMRC of note.
Mixed Shelf Offerings: PGRE EVFM PNW WPRT of note.
Convertible Offering Files: of note.
Summary From The Trade Exchange bringing traders and investors real time news and Squawk Box.
Ocular Therapeutix (OCUL) gets FDA acceptance of sNDA for DEXTENZA.
CoStar Group (CSGP) cancels bid for CoreLogic (CLGX).
On Semiconductor (ON) to cut 740 employees.
Verisign (VRSN) reported 366.3 million domain registrations at end of Q4.
Dividend Raises: HMN AMT SPTN
Raises Guidance: COO NX VERI
Stock Buyback New Or Increase: SWBI NXPI
Insider Buys: XRAY EDIT CWH KDP D CLW EPIX BG VST SSTI TDY (source The Trade Exchange)
What’s Happening This Morning: Futures value reflects the change with fair value. We will still indicate the fair value direction.
S&P 500 +27 Dow Jones Industrial Average +228 NASDAQ +48 Russell 2000 +30. Fair values are mixed. Asia lower and Europe mixed. VIX is at 27.30 from 25.80 this morning in futures. VIX closed at 28.57 from 26.67 and the three month futures at 30.08 from 28.79.
Gold and silver lower with copper higher. WTI Crude Oil and Brent Oil Futures higher. Natural Gas is lower. $ is higher vs Euro, higher vs Pound and higher vs Yen. US 10 year Treasury price is at $132.22 from $133.11 with the yield at 1.62% from 1.56%. Bitcoin -187.36 @ 47866.73.
Positive Sectors On Thursday: Energy.
Negative Sectors On Thursday: Materials, Technology, Communication Services and Consumer Cyclical of note.
One Month Winners: Energy, Financials and Communication Services of note.
Three Month Winners: Materials, Industrials and Financials of note.
Six Month Winners: Energy, Financials and Materials of note.
Twelve Month Winners: Consumer Cyclical, Technology and Materials of note.
Year to Date: Energy, Communication Services, Financials and Materials of note.
Upcoming Earnings Of: (sorted by market cap, highest to lowest with most visible names)
Today After the Close: none of note.
Friday Before the Open: HUYA, RDNT, XPEV, ZNTL of note.
Earnings This Morning Of Note:
Beats: GSX +0.20, BIG +0.09, HIBB +0.03
Erlanger Research Advance/Decline Chart/Table –Updated through 3/4. Breadth failed to extend Monday gains and has struggled the rest of the week.
Gap Ups & Down In Early Pre-Market:
FLGT +25%, WTRH +22%, CERT +16%, KXIN +14%, TYL +7%, CSGP +5%, CHUY +5%, COO +4%
EVFM -24%, GSX -11%, AMRC -7%, SENS -7%, DMTK -6%, ATEC -6%, GWRE -5%, MDLA -5%, OPEN -5%, NCLH -4, CLA -4%, MARA -4%, CLOV -4%, CLGX -4%
Rags & Mags: Highlighted Stories may be clicked through to the original story.
Stocks Making The Biggest Moves – OKTA MRVL VRM BJ BURL CIEN RKT CVAC AMZN SNOW SPLK (CNBC)
5 Things To Know Before The Market Opens (CNBC)
China set GDP target above 6%. (CNBC)
Senate to pass a revised bill over weekend and House will have to pass next week. (Bloomberg)
Pfizer (PFE) vaccine plant had quality control issues. (Bloomberg)
Senate looking at a $30 billion funding bill for semiconductor industry. (Reuters)
Shutterfly may come public through a SPAC. (WSJ)
White House tracking Microsoft (MSFT) software patch following Solar Winds hack. (Reuters)
Microsoft (MSFT) could lose Pentagon contract to Amazon (AMZN) if court reverses ruling. (Bloomberg)
Current through 3/4 close. Overall confidence moves from 33% to 27%.
Bold means a change from prior day.
The President and The Vice President receive the President’s Daily Brief, Oval Office, 9:50 a.m. EST
Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials, The White House, 11:00 a.m. EST
The President has lunch with The Vice President, Private Dining Room, 12:15 p.m. EST
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, 12:30 p.m. EST
The President and The Vice President receive an economic briefing with the Secretary of the Treasury, Roosevelt Room, 2:15 p.m. EST
The President participates in a roundtable on the American Rescue Plan, State Dining Room, 3:15 p.m. EST
The President and The Vice President receive a COVID-19 briefing, Oval Office, 5:30 p.m. EST
Federal Reserve Speakers Today:
Federal Reserve Philadelphia President Patrick Harker at 10:00 a.m. EST.
Federal Reserve Atlanta President Raphael Bostic at 12:00 p.m. EST.
Federal Reserve Chicago President Charles Evans at 1:00 p.m. EST.
Federal Reserve Dallas President Robert Kaplam at 6:05 p.m. EST.
February Nonfarm Payrolls are due out at 8:30 a.m. EST and expected to rise to 200,00 from 46,000. The unemployment rate is expected to stay at 6.3%. Came in at 379,000.
Meetings, Sellside Conferences and Industry Conferences
VG ZEAL (Investor/Analyst Day)
Sellside Confrerences: Wells Fargo Bank and Tech Pop Up Conference (3/4-5) Wedbush Real Estate Technology Conference (3/4-5)
Industry Conferences: BM Metal & Mining Conference (3/1-5)
Medallia (MDLA) to buy Decibel for $160 million in cash.
Chevron (CVX) to buy Noble Midstream Partners (NBLX) in all stock deal.
Upgrades & Downgrades of Note This Morning: Note that downgrades remain prevalent in February.
Thursday’s Sellside Recommendations below.