The Daily Ideas For June 29th: Stocks Up Modestly Overnight Despite More Fed Speak From Chairman Powell

by Geoff Garbacz | 06/29/2023 8:24 AM

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The Daily Ideas For June 29th: Stocks Up Modestly Overnight Despite More Fed Speak From Chairman Powell

Overnight Summary: The S&P 500 closed Wednesday at 4376.86 lower by -0.04% from Tuesday at 4378.41 higher by 1.15. Overnight ranges saw the high hit at 4433 at 6:20 a.m. EDT while the low was high at 4414.50 at 3:40 a.m. EDT. The range overnight was 19 points. The 10-day average of the overnight range is at 20 from 19.60.  The average for May was 21.63. Currently, the S&P 500 is higher by points and is up by % at 7:15 a.m. EDT.

Short Interest – Initial Review:   Top Increases for NYSE and NASDAQ Jumps in Shares Short.

Earnings Out After The Close: 

  • Beats: WOR +0.84, MU +0.18, BB +0.12, FIZZ +0.01 of note
  • Flat: None of note.
  • Misses: FUL (0.11), CNXC (0.06) 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.


Capital Raises:

  • IPOs Priced or News:
    • Savers Value Village™ (SVV) Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering. (MarketWatch).  NYSE: Prices 18.75 million share IPO at $18.00 per share, above the $15.00-$17.00 expected range.
    • Kodiak Gas Services (KGS) IPO prices below earlier range. (MarketWatch).  NYSE: prices 16.0 million share IPO at $16.00 per share, below the $$19.00-$22.00 expected range.
  • New SPACs launched/News:
    • Freedom Acquisition I Corp. (FACT) merger partner Complete Solaria appointed T.J. Rodgers Executive Chairman.
    • LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II (LFAC) Announces Approval of Proposal and Amendment to Charter.
    • Vision Sensing Acquisition Corp. (VSAC) Announces Intention to Extend Period to Consummate Initial Business Combination to August 3, 2023.
  • Secondaries Priced:
    • CRMD: Announces Pricing of $40 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Pre-Funded Warrants.
    • FLEX: Announces Pricing of Offering of Class A Common Stock.
  • Notes Priced of note: None of note.
  • Common Stock filings/Notes:
    • BDTX: Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock.. $75Million in shares. (Piper Bookmanager)
    • BXRX: Filed Form S-3.. 785,402 Shares of Common Stock.
    • CRMD: Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock and Pre-Funded Warrants. (RBC, Truist and JMP Bookmanagers)
    • LODE: Filed Form S-3..1,805,620 Shares of Common Stock.
    • LYRA: Form S-3.. 21,967,353 Shares Common Stock.
    • MYNZ: Secures up to $50M in New Funding.
    • STRM: Form S-3.. proposed resale from time to time of up to 394,127 shares of our common stock.
    • ZIVO: Form RW Filed.
  • Direct Offering: None of note.
  • Selling Shareholders of note:
    • NVGS: Form F-3 Filed ..Up to 42,558,858 Shares of Common Stock Offered by the Selling Shareholders.
  • Private Placement of Public Entity (PIPE):
    • JOBY: Welcomes $100 Million Investment as It Expands Partnership With SK Telecom.
  • Mixed Shelf Offerings:
    • ADTX: Filed Form S-1.. Mixed Shelf.
    • BITF: Filed Form F-10.. US$375,000,000 Mixed Shelf.
    • GSIT: Files for $100 million mixed shelf securities offering.
    • LEU: Filed Form S-3.. $200,000,000 Mixed Shelf.
    • URG: Filed Form S-3.. $175,000,000 Mixed Shelf.
  • Debt/Credit Filing and Notes:
    • ADC: Announces $350 Million 5.5-Year Term Loan.
    • MEC: announces upsized $250 million credit facility.
    • SWKH: Announces New Credit Facility with $45 Million Committed at Close.
    • TRN: Announces Pricing of Senior Notes Offering.
  • Tender Offer:
    • KEYS: Entry Into Exclusive Negotiations Between Keysight and ESI Group’s Main Shareholders to Acquire a Controlling Block Followed by the Launching of a Mandatory Cash Tender Offer.
  • 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

  • After Hours: 
    • Trading Up: BB +8%, OSTK +5%of note.
    • Trading Down: CRMD -18%, BDTX -11%, LOCO -7%, CNXC -6%, SENEA -5%, GIST -5%, URG -4% of note.
  • News After The Close:
    • Federal Reserve says 23 biggest banks weathered severe recession scenario in stress test. (CNBC)
    • Big News Publishers Look to Team Up to Address Impact of AI. (WSJ)
    • Micron (MU) CEO calls bottom in memory-chip market, but weak PC, smartphone forecasts cut into expected AI gains (MarketWatch)
    • BlackBerry (BB) shares rally after results top expectations. (MarketWatch)
    • American Outdoor Brands (AOUT) stock rallies 8% after surprise profit for company. (MarketWatch)
    • US Treasury Secretary Yellen: Monitoring Commercial Real Estate Sector Very Closely – Expects Some Losses To Banks From Changes In Commercial Real Estate.
    • Overstock (OSTK) could become ‘Bed Bath & Beyond’ (BBBYQ) after snapping up bankrupt chain’s website, loyalty program. (MarketWatch) (Conference Call)
    • Transocean Ltd. (RIG) Announces $184 Million Award for Harsh Environment Semisubmersible.
    • Raytheon Technologies (RTX) awarded $625 million U.S. Air Force contract.
  • Exchange/Listing/Company Reorg and Personnel News:
    • Index Changes:
      • Fortrea Holdings (FTRE) will replace Seneca Foods (SENEA) in the S&P SmallCap 600.S&P 500 constituent Laboratory Corporation (LH) is spinning off Fortrea Holdings in a transaction expected to be completed on July 3.
      • PHINIA (PHIN) will replace El Pollo Loco Holdings (LOCO) in the S&P SmallCap 600.S&P 500 constituent BorgWarner (BWA) is spinning off PHINIA in a transaction expected to be completed on July 5.
    • Babylon (BBLN) Proceeds With Previously Announced Transaction and Announces the Receipt of Continued Listing Standards Notice from NYSE and Upcoming Delisting.
    • Carriage Services (CSV): Board has initiated a process to explore potential strategic alternatives.
    • DTE Energy (DTE) appointed Joi M. Harris as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company.
    • Elme Communities (ELME) appoints Tiffany Butcher as EVP and COO.
    • Franklin Covey (FC) discloses elimination of executive chairman position.
    • IronNet (IRNT) Announces Receipt of Notification Letter from NYSE.
    • Lumos Pharma (LUMO) Announces Departure of Chief Medical Officer.
    • MKC: Brendan Foley promoted to McCormick Chief Executive Officer; Lawrence Kurzius to continue as Executive Chairman of the Board. (MarketWatch)
    • NeuroPace (NPCE) Announces CEO Transition.
    • PAVmed (PAVM) Receives 180-Day Extension to Regain Compliance with Nasdaq Minimum Bid Price Requirement.
    • Rallybio (RLYB) announces that Stephen Uden, M.D., Rallybio’s President, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer.
    • TScan Therapeutics (TCRX) Announces Transition of Chief Financial Officer.
    • Tidewater (TDW) appoints Dick Fagerstal as non-executive Chairman of the Board; the Board reduced the size of the Board from nine to eight members.
    • WisdomTree (WT) appointed Win Neuger to serve as Chair of the Board.
  • Buyback Announcements or News:
    • Ashland (ASH) announces new $1 billion evergreen share repurchase authorization.
    • LightInTheBox (LITB) Announces a $10 million Share Repurchase Program.
    • Tuya Inc. (TUYA) Announces US$50 Million Share Repurchase Program.
  • Stock Splits or News:
    • ANY trading r/s price.
    • MRAI trading r/s price.
  • Dividends Announcements or News:
    • Greenbrier (GBX) increases quarterly dividend by 11% to $0.30 per share.
    • ParkeBancorp, Inc. (PKBK) announces cash dividend.
    • Worthington (WOR) increases quarterly dividend 3% to $0.32 per share.
  • Insider Sales Of Note: GMS CEO $2 million, ABNB CTO $680k, CSGP CTO $8 million, UBER CEO $4.5  million

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

S&P 500 +13, Dow Jones +96,  NASDAQ +55, and Russell 2000 +7. (as of 7:55 a.m. EDT).  Asia is lower ex the Nikkei and Europe is higher ex the FTSE. VIX Futures are at 15 from 15.45 yesterday.  Gold, Silver and Copper lower this morning for a second day in a row. WTI Crude Oil and Brent Crude Oil higher with Natural Gas lower. US 10-year Treasury sees yields at 3.749% from 3.739% yesterday. The U.S. Dollar is lower versus the Euro, lower versus the Pound and lower against the Yen. Bitcoin is at $30,725 from $30,345 from yesterday, higher by 2.12%.

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

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

Stocks wavered. The Dow Industrials were off 0.2%, or less than 100 points. The S&P 500 edged lower, while the tech-focused Nasdaq Composite rose 0.3%.  Yields on U.S. government bonds moved lower. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note declined to 3.711%, from 3.767% Tuesday.  Bitcoin’s rally appeared to be slowing, with the cryptocurrency declining nearly 2% over the past 24 hours, according to CoinDesk. It remained above $30,000 however.  Apple (AAPL) stock, which finished Tuesday at a record high, again crept higher. Tesla’s (TSLA) stock rose as investors awaited second-quarter deliveries numbers.  (WSJ – edited by QPI)

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

  • Thursday After the Close: 

  • Friday Before the Open:

Earnings of Note This Morning:

  • Beats: RAD +0.77, GBX +0.42, SMPL +0.04, AYI +0.03, MKC +0.02 of note.
  • Flat: None of note.
  • Misses: LNN (0.61), MSM (0.01) of note.
  • Still to Report: PAYX of note.


  • Positive Guidance: UNF, GBX of note.
  • Negative Guidance: MU, FUL, CNXC, ASH of note.

Erlanger Research Advance/Decline Chart:

Gap Ups & Down In Early Pre-Market:

  • Gap Up: BB +15%, OSTK +11%, FC +6%, MU +4%, WOR +4% of note.
  • Gap Down: BTAI -31%, CRMD -20%, BDTX -9%, CNXC -7%, ALVO -6%, LOCO -5%, SENEA -5%, ASH -4% of note.

Insider ActionOXY, MLTX sees Insider buying with dumb short selling.  No stock sees Insider buying with smart short sellers.

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

  • Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day. (Bloomberg)
  • 5 Things To Know Before You Start Your Thursday. (CNBC)
  • Bloomberg Lead StoryPowell Says Likely Need Two or More Hikes to Cool Inflation. (Bloomberg)
  • Bloomberg  Most Shared StoryBiden Has Begun Using CPAP Machine to Aid With Sleep Apnea. (Bloomberg)
  • Stocks Gain As Upbeat Earnings Offset Policy Hawks: Market Wrap. (Bloomberg)
  • Federal Reserve Chairman Powell notes that SVB Failure calls for tougher bank rules. (Yahoo Finance)
  • Justice Department charges 78 in $2.5 billion healthcare fraud. (CNBC)
  • UPS Teamsters said a nationwide strike is imminent if a Friday deadline is not hit. (The Hill)
  • FTC to target Amazon (AMZN) marketplace in an antitrust suit. (Bloomberg)
  • McCormick (MKC) beat profit expectations and lifts its full-year outlook while sales were a bit light. (MarketWatch)
  • Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) ups stake in Occidental Petroleum (OXY) to over 25%. (MarketWatch)

Moving Average Update:

  • Score inches up to 88% from 85%.


  • President’s Public Schedule:
    • The President departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews and New York, 12:45 p.m. EDT
    • The President joins Nicolle Wallace of MSNBC for a live interview, 4:00 p.m. EDT
    • The President participates in a campaign reception, 5:30 p.m. EDT
    • The President participates in a campaign reception, 7:40 p.m. EDT
    • The President departs New York, New York en route to Queens, New York and White House, 9:05 p.m. EDT


  • Q1 GDP (third estimate) is due out at 8:30 a.m. EDT and is expected to remain at 1.30%.
  • Initial Jobless Claims 8:30 a.m. EDT
  • Corporate Profits 8:30 a.m. EDT
  • May Pending Home Sales is due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to come in at -0.8% from 0.0%.
  • EIA Natural Gas Report 10:30 a.m. EDT

Federal Reserve / Treasury Speakers:

  • Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell 2:30 a.m. EDT
    • Overall, US Bank Sector Is Strong And Resilient.
    • Powell Says Bank Failures Underscore Need For Stronger Regulation, Supervision. (WSJ)
    • There Is A Valuation Adjustment Going On In Commercial Real Estate In The U.S.
    • Expects Moderate Pace Of Interest Rate Decisions To Continue.
  • Federal Reserve Atlanta President Raphael Bostic 3:20 a.m. EDT
    • We’ve only been in restrictive territory for 8-10 months and are just at the beginning stage of what tightening should look like.
    • Says I’m looking for more signs that a slowdown is happening in the next several months.
    • Says I don’t see as much urgency to move as stated by others, including my chair.

M&A Activity:

  • Lilly (LLY) to acquire Sigilon Therapeutics (SGTX) for a purchase price of $14.92 per share in cash + CVR
  • Overstock (OSTK) Acquires Bed Bath & Beyond Brand and Other Intellectual Property.
  • Visa (V) to Acquire Pismo.

Meeting & Conferences of Note:

  • Sellside Conferences:
    • Morgan Stanley 2nd Annual Biotechnology AI Summit 2023
    • Stifel Europe, European Healthcare Summit (06/29/23-06/30/23)
    • TD Cowen Off-Price Retail Bus Tour
      • Previously posted and ongoing conferences:
        • Nareit REITworks Conference

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