The Daily Briefing For September 26th: Stock Selloff Restarts This Morning, S&P 500 May Test 4300 This Week

by Geoff Garbacz | 09/26/2023 8:15 AM

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The Daily Briefing For September 26th: Stock Selloff Restarts This Morning, S&P 500 May Test 4300 This Week


Overnight SummaryThe S&P 500 closed Monday higher by 0.40% at 4337.44 from Friday lower by -0.23% at 4320.06. The overnight high was hit at 4383.50 at 5:00 p.m. EDT while the low was hit at 4344 at 3:20 a.m. EDT. The range overnight was 39 points. The 10-day average of the overnight range is at 20.50 from 19.20 down from a peak of 31.50 on 8/15.  The average for May-August average was 21.10 from 18.81 in May through July and the August average was 26.21. Currently, the S&P 500 is lower by -18.25 points which is -0.42% at  7:10 a.m. EDT. 

Earnings Out After The Close: 

  • Beats: THO +0.73 of note.
  • Flat: None of note.
  • Misses: None of note.
Unusual Options Activity:

Daily Screen in Erlanger Chartroom that highlights unusual Call and Put Options activity in the S&P 500.  It looks for volume outliers relative to the Open interest in Calls or puts.  Usually, the stock price activity reflects the outlier situation (earnings/buyout/announcement), but once in a while, you can uncover stocks prior to a pop or drop.

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Capital Raises:
  • IPOs Priced or News: None of note.
  • New SPACs launched/News: None of note.
  • Secondaries Priced:
    • RNAZ: $8 Million offering at... $0.51.
  • Notes Priced of note: None of note.
  • Common Stock filings/Notes:
    • AGLE: Form 8K.. Biologics Master Services Agreement — WuXi Biologics (Hong Kong) Limited.
    • COTY: Global Offering of Class A Common Stock and Listing on the Professional Segment of Euronext Paris.
  • Direct Offering: None of note.
  • Selling Shareholders of note:
    • IMMX: Filed Form S-3.. 5,154,737 Shares of Common Stock Offered by the Selling Stockholder.
  • Private Placement of Public Entity (PIPE): None of note.
  • Mixed Shelf Offerings:
    • FLUX: Filed Form S-3.. $100,000,000 Mixed Shelf.
    • OGI: Filed Form F-10 .. $500,000,000 - Mixed Shelf.
  • Debt/Credit Filing and Notes:
    • STR: Announces $500 Million Offering of Senior Notes.
  • Tender Offer: None of note.
  • Convertible Offering & Notes Filed: None of note.

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 Holiday:

  • After Hours: 
    • Trading Up: None of note.
    • Trading Down: COTY -4% of note.
  • News Items After the Close:
    • Thor Industries (THO) shares down as forecast comes up short. (MarketWatch)
    • Blue Origin to name former Amazon (AMZN) exec Dave Limp as CEO. (MarketWatch)
    • Hedge Funds Cut Stock Leverage at Fastest Pace Since 2020 Crash. (Bloomberg)
    • F: Halts work on $3.5 billion EV battery plant in Michigan. (MarketWatch)
    • BAE Systems (BAESY) awarded $319 million U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency contract.
  • Exchange/Listing/Company Reorg and Personnel News:
    • NYSE to Commence Delisting Proceedings: SUNL DMS
    • MI NFT receives NYSE notice for non-compliance.
    • AngloGold Ashanti (AU) completes the primary listing of its ordinary shares on the NYSE and commences trading.
    • Envestnet (ENV) appoints Joshua B. Warren as CFO.
    • InMed Pharmaceuticals (INM) receives Nasdaq notice for non-compliance.
    • Inspirato (ISPO) Announces CEO Transition.
    • Invitae (NVTA) Announces Appointment of Finance Veteran Ana Schrank as CFO.
    • Shoe Carnival (SCVL) Announces Appointment of Patrick Edwards as Chief Financial Officer. (MarketWatch)
  • Buyback Announcements or News: None of note.
  • Stock Splits or News:
    • a.k.a. Brands Holding Corp. (AKA) Announces Board’s Approval of Reverse Stock Split Ratio and Effectiveness Date.
  • Dividends Announcements or News:
    • JinkoSolar (JKS) declared a cash dividend of $0.375 per share.
    • T-Mobile (TMUS) declares first cash dividend since board approval. (MarketWatch)
    • Third Coast Bancshares, Inc. (TCBX) Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend on its 6.75% Series A Convertible Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock.
  • Insider Sales Of Note: None of note.

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

S&P 500 -16, Dow Jones -119,  NASDAQ -55, and Russell 2000 -6.  (as of 7:55 a.m. EDT).  Asia is lower while Europe is lower this morning ex the FTSE. VIX Futures are at 17.85 from 17.75 yesterday.  GoldSilver and Copper are lower this morning for a second day in a row. WTI Crude Oil and Brent Crude Oil are lower with Natural Gas lower as well. US 10-year Treasury sees yields at 4.507% from 4.491% yesterday. The U.S. Dollar is lower versus the Euro, higher versus the Pound and higher against the YenBitcoin is at $26,190 from $26,048 yesterday, lower by -0.42%.

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

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

Bond yields continued upward, with the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury settling at the highest level since 2007.  Stock markets edged higher on Monday after major indexes had their worst weekly performance since March. The S&P 500 rose 0.4% while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite added 0.5%. The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.1%, or 43 points.  The 10-year Treasury yield rose 0.103 percentage point to settle at 4.541%, up from 4.438% on Friday. The yield has risen and prices have declined in 15 of the past 20 weeks.  (WSJ - edited by QPI)

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Upcoming Earnings Of Note: (From Chartroom Software - sorted by market cap, highest to lowest with most visible names)

  • Tuesday After the Close:

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  • Wednesday Before the Open:

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Earnings of Note This Morning:

  • Beats: FERG +0.33, UNFI +0.10 of note.
  • Flat: None of note.
  • Misses: None of note.
  • Still to Report: CTAS, SNX of note.


  • Positive Guidance: FERG of note.
  • Negative Guidance: UNFI of note.

Erlanger Research Advance/Decline Chart:

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Gap Ups & Down In Early Pre-Market:

  • Gap Up: IMVT* +40%, ROIV* +12% of note.
  • Gap Down: OGI -4%, COTY -4% of note.

 * Immunovant (IMVT) and Roivant (ROIV) announces positive initial IMVT-1402 Phase 1 SAD and 300 mg Subcutaneous MAD Results

Insider ActionLGND, SPRY sees Insider buying with dumb short selling.  HHH sees Insider buying with smart short sellers.

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Rags & MagsRepeated 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. (CNBC)
  • 5 Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day. (Bloomberg
  • Bloomberg Lead StoryBond Traders Roiled By Fed See US Shutdown as Next Big Wild Card. (Bloomberg)
  • Bloomberg Second Most Shared Story:  Dimon Warns World Not Ready For 7% Fed Rate: Times of India. (Bloomberg)
  • Bond Selloff pauses: Stocks retreat: Market Wrap. (Bloomberg)
  • President Biden in an unprecedented move will walk the picket line with UAW workers and take on big business. (CNN)
  • Hunter Biden, son of President Biden, sued Rudy Giuliani over computer fraud and data access related to the laptop. (CNBC)
  • NPR Morning Report Marketplace: What's happening in the Google Antitrust Trial? It is kind of a black box. (Podcast)
  • NY Times The Daily: Senator Menendez and his honey pot, gold bars and wads of cash. (Podcast)
  • BBC Global News:  Thousands flee Nagornoh-Karabakh in exodus of ethnic- Armenians. (Podcast
  • Bloomberg: NYC tries supervised release instead of jail. Other cities watching. (Podcast)
Moving Average Update:
  • Score remains at 14% for the 3rd day.

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  • President’s Public Schedule:
    • The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, 9:00 a.m. EDT
    • The President departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews, 9:55 a.m. EDT
    • The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route to Wayne County, Michigan, 10:15 a.m. EDT
    • The President arrives in Wayne County, Michigan, 11:35 a.m. EDT
    • The President joins the picket line and stands in solidarity with the men and women of UAW as they fight for a fair share of the value they helped create, 12:00 p.m. EDT
    • The President departs Wayne County, Michigan en route to San Francisco, California, 2:35 p.m. EDT
    • The President arrives in Santa Clara County, California (3:55 PM Local), 6:55 p.m. EDT
    • The President participates in a campaign reception (6:30 PM Local), 9:30 p.m. EDT
    • The President departs Santa Clara County, California en route to San Francisco, California (7:35 PM Local), 10:35 p.m. EDT
    • The President arrives in San Francisco, California (7:55 PM Local), 10:55 p.m. EDT


  • Redbook Sales 8:55 a.m. EDT
  • July S&P Case Shiller Home Price Index is due out at 9:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to improve to 0.5% from -1.2%.
  • FHFA HPI 9:00 a.m. EDT
  • September Consumer Confidence is due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall to 105 from 106.10.
  • August New Home Sales are also due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and are expected to fall to 695,000 from 714,000.
  • Richmond Fed Mfg Index 10:00 a.m. EDT API Crude Oil Data 4:30 p.m. EDT
  • The latest NYSE and NASDAQ Short Interest Is due out for the period of August 29th through September 13th. During this period, the S&P 500 has fallen by -0.67%.

Federal Reserve / Treasury Speakers:

  • Federal Reserve Board of Governors Michelle Bowman 1:30 p.m. EDT

M&A Activity and News: 

  • B. Riley Financial (RILY) to purchase 3.7 million shares of bebe stores, will increase stake to 76%.
  • FAT Brands (FAT) Announces Acquisition of Smokey Bones Barbecue Chain.

Meeting & Conferences of Note:

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