Woensdag, 13:32

Markt snapshot Wall Street vandaag

TOP NEWS
U.S. House poised to impeach Trump for his role in Capitol assault
A week after President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote to impeach the president for his role in an assault on American democracy that stunned the nation and left five dead.

As China COVID-19 cases rise, millions more placed under lockdown
China posted its biggest daily jump in COVID cases in more than five months, stepping up containment measures that have seen four cities put under lockdown, as the world's second biggest economy scrambles to head off a new wave of infections.

YouTube suspends Trump's channel after violating policy on inciting violence
Alphabet's YouTube said on Tuesday it has suspended Donald Trump's channel as it violated policies for inciting violence after last week's assault on the U.S. Capitol by the president's supporters.

U.S. tells European companies they face sanctions risk on Nord Stream 2 pipeline
The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face the risk of sanctions as the outgoing Trump administration prepares a final round of punitive measures against the project, two sources said on Tuesday.

Bets on for Macau's Sands China after U.S. billionaire Adelson's death
Sands China's adjustment to life after the death of billionaire founder Sheldon Adelson, coming a year before the firm's gaming licence expires, could open up opportunities for Chinese investors to acquire a stake, industry executives said.


BEFORE THE BELL
U.S. stock index futures were in the red as investors digested a recent rally to record highs on bets of a snap-back in economic activity fueled by more economic stimulus and vaccine rollouts. Most European stocks inched up as merger talks powered gains in French grocer Carrefour and Spain's Telefonica, offsetting weakness in banking stocks. Japan's Nikkei closed higher with semiconductor shares leading the gains on expectations of strong demand recovery in the industry. Spot gold prices eased, as the dollar firmed and U.S. Treasury yields held close to recent highs, with investors awaiting for more details on American fiscal stimulus measures. Oilwas slightly higher as industry data showing a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude inventories, but rising global COVID-19 infections capped gains. Consumer Price Index data is expected on U.S. economic calendar later in the day.


STOCKS TO WATCH
Results Infosys Ltd: The company raised its annual revenue growth forecast and reported a higher quarterly profit, helped by large deal wins as demand for its digital services rose during the COVID-19 pandemic. Infosys said it expects annual revenue in the financial year to end-March 2021 to grow between 4.5% and 5% in constant currency terms, higher than 2% to 3% forecast earlier. Consolidated net profit climbed to 51.97 billion rupees from 44.57 billion rupees a year earlier. Revenue from operations rose 12.3% to 259.27 billion rupees.

Target Corp: The company said that robust online sales during the holiday season resulted in a 17.2% rise in comparable sales for the retailer. The company has been investing heavily in its online business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital sales more than doubled as customers shopped across all its major categories including home goods, electronics and apparel. Store traffic increased 4.3% in the November-December period, Target said, adding that sales trends since January were strong.
IPOs
Affirm Holdings Inc: The U.S. provider of installment loans to online shoppers said it sold shares in its initial public offering (IPO) at $49 apiece, above its target range, to raise $1.2 billion. Affirm said it offered 24.6 million shares of its Class A common stock, and that shares are due to begin trading on the Nasdaq later in the day under the symbol "AFRM". The IPO, the largest U.S. listing so far in 2021, signals that investor appetite for new stocks remains robust following a stellar 2020, which was the strongest IPO market in two decades.

Deals
Hudson Executive Investment Corp: Online therapy app Talkspace agreed to go public through a merger with Doug Bernstein-backed blank-check firm Hudson Executive Investment Corp, in a deal valued at $1.4 billion, including debt. The deal includes $300 million by way of private investment by firms including Federated Hermes Kaufmann Funds, Jennison Associates, Woodline Partners and Deerfield. Talkspace will be listed on the Nasdaq and will trade under the new ticker symbol "TALK". J.P. Morgan Securities LLC was the lead financial advisor to Talkspace.

In Other News
Albemarle Corp: Global supplies of lithium used to make electric vehicle (EV) batteries will fall short of projections for demand to more than triple by 2025 if prices do not rebound to fund expansions, an executive at industry leader Albemarle said on Tuesday. The warning laid bare the tension emerging in the EV industry between the companies that supply the lithium crucial for battery development and automakers who are hunting for discounts. Prices for lithium dropped last year due in part to the coronavirus pandemic, forcing Albemarle and peers to pause expansions, a step they will reverse only if the price is right, Eric Norris, who runs Albemarle's lithium business, told the Reuters Next conference. "We're at the ready to expand, but it's got to be at terms that make sense," Norris said.

Alphabet Inc: YouTube said on Tuesday it has suspended Donald Trump's channel as it violated policies for inciting violence after last week's assault on the U.S. Capitol by the president's supporters. Online platforms and social media companies are distancing themselves from, and taking action against, those that encouraged or engaged in the violence in Washington, DC. Trump's channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or livestreams for a minimum of seven days, which may be extended, Youtube said in a statement. The company has also indefinitely disabled comments under videos on the channel. Separately, Google said it would support President-elect Joe Biden's efforts to pass a new U.S. immigration law and would help cover application fees for immigrants seeking lawful work under a threatened government program.

Amazon.com Inc: The company has launched an online academy to train students for one of India's most competitive college entrance tests, the e-commerce giant said, as it taps a boom in virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Amazon Academy", available as a website and an Android smartphone app, will offer learning material, live lectures and assessments to help students prepare for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), which allows entry into top engineering schools across India. Content on the platform is currently available free and will remain free for "the next few months", Amazon India said in a statement.

AstraZeneca PLC: Some Australian scientists have proposed delaying mass inoculation using the company's COVID-19 vaccine with a view to considering a different shot instead. Questions surrounding the vaccine in Australia have cast a cloud over its immunisation plans, with 53 million doses of the AstraZeneca jab already on order. Experts cited data showing the AstraZeneca jab had 62% efficacy compared with over 90% for a vaccine developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech. "The question is really whether it (AstraZeneca) is able to provide herd immunity. We are playing a long game here. We don't know how long that will take," said Professor Stephen Turner, president of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology (ASI).

AT&T Inc & Comcast Corp & Fox Corp: Fox News Channel, which ended 2020 as the most-watched network in all of basic cable, finished third among cable news channels last week as power shifted in the U.S. Senate and rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, Nielsen data showed on Tuesday. AT&T’s CNN topped cable networks with roughly 2.8 million viewers per day from Jan. 4 through Sunday, and 4.2 million in primetime, according to the ratings data. For that same period, Comcast's MSNBC attracted 2.3 million per day and 3.8 million in primetime. Fox News, owned by Rupert Murdoch's Fox Corp, drew about 1.7 million per day and 3.2 million in primetime.

Facebook Inc: The adviser to the EU's top court has issued a recommendation to allow data protection agencies in any EU country to take legal action against Facebook or any other tech firm even if their regional headquarters are in a different EU state. The recommendation was issued after Facebook sought to rebuff Belgium's privacy regulator in a data case by saying its European Union headquarters were in Dublin and so Ireland was the lead authority in the EU for the U.S. social media giant. Advocate-General Michal Bobek, the adviser to the Court of Justice of the European Union, recommended that the data protection agency in any EU country should be able to take legal action in various situations even if they were not the lead authority.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV: The Italian American carmaker said that the payment of a planned 2.9 billion euro special dividend as part of its merger with France's PSA had "become unconditional". The special dividend, worth 1.84 euros per share, will be paid on Jan. 29, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) said in a statement. FCA and Peugeot maker PSA expect to complete their $52 billion merger to create Stellantis, the automaker, on Saturday, after their investors gave their blessing to the plan last week. The record date has been set to Friday, the day before the merger finalisation, and only FCA investors on that date will be paid the extraordinary dividend.

Intel Corp: The head of Intel's self-driving car subsidiary said on Tuesday the company wants to shift toward using its own radar-based technology and use a single lidar sensor per vehicle by 2025 in a bid to lower the cost of autonomous driving. Mobileye has taken a different strategy from many of its self-driving car competitors, with a current camera-based system that helps cars with adaptive cruise control and lane change assistance. Those systems are on the road today and are gathering data to help Mobileye map the roads in new cities. For more advanced systems, the company plans to add both radar sensors, which use radio waves to detect distance from objects, and lidar, a laser-based system that helps self-driving vehicles gain a three-dimensional view of the road.
Johnson & Johnson: The company is facing unexpected delays in the manufacturing of its coronavirus vaccine and may not be able to supply as many doses it promised the U.S. government by spring, the New York Times reported. U.S. federal officials have been told that J&J has fallen behind its original production schedule and will not catch up until the end of April, when it agreed to deliver more than 60 million doses, the NYT reported, citing people familiar with the situation. Separately, Johnson & Johnson is likely to apply for EU approval for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in February, a top lawmaker said.​
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc: The U.S. government will buy 1.25 million additional doses of the company’s COVID-19 antibody cocktail for about $2.63 billion, bringing the total supply of the treatment to more than 1.5 million doses. The cocktail, a combination of two antibodies casirivimab and imdevimab, was authorized in November for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Department of Health and Human Services said the doses will be delivered in the first half of 2021 to treat non-hospitalized, high-risk COVID-19 patients.

Sinovac Biotech Ltd: A unit of Sinovac could double annual production capacity of its CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine to 1 billion doses by February, the group's chairman said. More than 7 million doses of CoronaVac vaccine have so far been supplied to regions including the city of Beijing and Guangdong province, Sinovac Biotech Chairman Yin Weidong told a news conference. Separately, the company defended the safety and efficacy of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, after researchers in Brazil released late-stage clinical data showing efficacy that was much lower than initially announced.

Walmart Inc & Walt Disney Co: The companies joined other major companies in indefinitely suspending donations to U.S. lawmakers who voted against President-elect Joe Biden's election certification. Walmart said on Tuesday that in light of last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol, its "political action committee is indefinitely suspending contributions to those members of Congress who voted against the lawful certification of state electoral college votes." Disney said in a statement that in the "immediate aftermath of that appalling siege, members of Congress had an opportunity to unite — an opportunity that some sadly refused to embrace. In light of these events, we have decided we will not make political contributions in 2021 to lawmakers who voted to reject the certification of the Electoral College votes."


ANALYSIS
Trump suspension to test Twitter CEO's truce with investors
Twitter’s decision to suspend President Donald Trump's account will test a truce made last year between CEO Jack Dorsey and top shareholders of the social media company which allowed Dorsey to remain in the top job.


ANALYSTS' RECOMMENDATION
Boot Barn Holdings Inc: Jefferies raises target price to $68 from $58, following the company's pre-announcement of a significant beat in third quarter fiscal year, on both top and bottom-line expectations.

Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc: Piper Sandler cuts rating to neutral from overweight, reflecting the uncertainty regarding the company's direction.

ConocoPhillips: RBC raises target price to $58 from $55, noting the company's diverse portfolio in a decade of drilling inventory which is capable of generating economic and shareholder returns.

Huntington Bancshares Inc: Piper Sandler raises target price to $17 from $15, to reflect higher bank equity valuations.


ECONOMIC EVENTS (All timings in U.S. Eastern Time)
0830 (approx.) Core CPI mm, SA for Dec: Expected 0.1%; Prior 0.2%
0830 (approx.) Core CPI yy, NSA for Dec: Expected 1.6%; Prior 1.6%
0830 (approx.) CPI Index, NSA for Dec: Expected 260.428; Prior 260.229
0830 (approx.) Core CPI Index, SA for Dec: Prior 269.89
0830 (approx.) CPI mm, SA for Dec: Expected 0.4%; Prior 0.2%
0830 (approx.) CPI yy, NSA for Dec: Expected 1.3%; Prior 1.2%
0830 (approx.) Real weekly earnings mm for Dec: Prior 0.1%
0830 (approx.) CPI mm NSA for Dec: Prior -0.060%
0830 (approx.) CPI Index SA for Dec: Prior 260.820
0830 (approx.) CPI Wage Earner for Dec: Prior 253.826
1100 (approx.) Cleveland fed CPI for Dec: Prior 0.1%
1100 Refinitiv IPSOS PCSI for Jan 2021: Prior 48.12
1400 Federal budget for Dec: Prior -$145.00 bln


COMPANIES REPORTING RESULTS
No major S&P 500 companies are scheduled to report. ​


CORPORATE EVENTS (All timings in U.S. Eastern Time)
1100 Commercial Metals Co: Annual Shareholders Meeting
1500 Veeva Systems Inc: Shareholders Meeting


EX-DIVIDENDS
BankUnited Inc: Amount $0.23
IDEX Corp: Amount $0.50
Johnson Outdoors Inc: Amount $0.21

Zaterdag, 15:00

Weekend update: Toch terugval vrijdag tot onderkant WIG

Vrijdag dan toch nog een matige sessie na een sterk begin van de week, we hebben ook deze week nieuwe records kunnen zien, bij de AEX de hoogste stand sinds september 2000. Vrijdag kwam er wel wat positief nieuws maar aan de andere kant zien we ook weer wat angst de markt insluipen rondom de nieuwe varianten van het virus dat volop aan het muteren is. Dat zet de indices vrijdag op verlies, vooral Europa moest een stap terug doen en Wall Street volgde later op de avond richting het slot. De Dow moest 177 punten inleveren terwijl de Nasdaq 114 punten lager afsloot, de SP 500 verloor 27 punten.

Op weekbasis was er dan niet zoveel aan de hand want de Dow Jones verloor 283 punten (-0,9%) terwijl de S&P 500 met 56 punten terug moest (-1,45%). De Nasdaq verloor 203 punten (-1,54%) terwijl de Nasdaq 100 met 301 punten terug moest (-2,3%). Wel was er winst bij de Semi-Conductor index, na een sterke week binnen deze sector zien we een plus van 1,92%, de Dow Transport won 70 punten (+0,55%).

Europa kende een wisselend verloop want de AEX index won 6 punten (+0,95%) terwijl de DAX een verlies moet toestaan van 262 punten (-1,85%) en de afgelopen week geen nieuw record neer wist te zetten. De AEX deed dat dus wel maar dan een nieuwe hoogste stand sinds september 2000. De Franse CAC 40 verloor 95 punten (-1,67%).

We zien per regio dat er indices zijn die de week met winst weten af te sluiten maar aan de andere kant iets meer indices die verlies moeten toestaan. Maandag is Wall Street wel dicht door een feestdag, de MLK dag.

Dat de indices in hun WIG blijven, en de onderkant opzoeken is te zien op de grafieken, de komende week maar eens kijken of die steun het ook nu kan houden. Waar het kan zal ik er nog een positie bij zien te kopen voor de signaaldiensten. Hieronder voor wie het nog niet had gelezen de uitleg van een oplopende WIG waar we nu mee te maken hebben ...

Wat is een WIG?
Zie de grafiek hieronder, in de meeste gevallen valt een prijs na een tijdje uit de WIG en dan in de negatieve richting. Let wel, ik zeg in de meeste gevallen want er zijn natuurlijk ook uitzonderingen maar dan zet ik het procentueel op 25-30% dat het andersom gaat. Wat er ook mogelijk is, de markt gaat gestaag door omhoog en breekt uit om daarna een nieuwe WIG op te bouwen, iets wat we tussen 2010 en 2012 hebben gezien. Maar er komt hoe dan ook een eind aan deze beweging, die is niet eindeloos. Bij vrijwel alle indices zien we een WIG zoals u bij de eerste figuur hieronder ziet. Dat bij de AEX, de DAX, de Dow Jones, de SP 500 en de Nasdaq ...

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Euro, olie en goud:
De euro zien we nu rond de 1.208 dollar, de prijs van een vat Brent olie komt uit op 54,85 dollar terwijl een troy ounce goud nu op 1828 dollar staat. De Bitcoin herpakt zich na enkele dolle dagen, nu moet je 37.900 dollar neertellen voor 1 Bitcoin ...

Strategische posities:
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Zaterdag, 14:30

TA AEX, Bitcoin, Ballard PS en Fuelcell Energy

Er zijn weer ver­zoeken inge­di­end voor tech­nis­che analy­ses van nogal wat aan­de­len. Van­daag ga ik daar gedeel­telijk aan vol­doen met beschouwin­gen van Bal­lard Pow­er Sys­tems en Fuel­cell Ener­gy. Daar­naast kijk ik naar de AEX en ik ga door met de uit­ge­brei­de analyse van de Bitcoin.Lezers Petra en reteip…

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Vrijdag, 14:41

Markt snapshot Wall Street vandaag

TOP NEWS
JPMorgan profit jumps on trading, investment banking strength
JPMorgan Chase reported a higher fourth-quarter profit, as strength in trading and investment banking offset the drag of low borrowing rates on interest income at the largest U.S. bank's lending business.

Trump administration takes final swipes at China and its companies
The Trump administration took another swipe at China and its biggest firms on Thursday, imposing sanctions on officials and companies for alleged misdeeds in the South China Sea and imposing an investment ban on nine more firms.

Germany surpasses 2 million coronavirus cases, death rate up
Germany surpassed 2 million coronavirus infections and the death toll from the pandemic reached almost 45,000, experts said, a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded "very fast action" to curb the deadly virus.

Eyes on Pelosi as Trump impeachment trial timing up in the air
The timing of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial could come into clearer focus on Friday when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to take questions about her next steps at a morning news conference at the U.S. Capitol.

FOCUS-Some big U.S. pharmacies will not check ID before administering COVID-19 vaccines
Many U.S. pharmacies, including those inside Kroger supermarkets and the drugstore chain of CVS Health, say they will not be checking IDs before administering COVID-19 vaccines, leaving the door open to those who do not meet states' guidelines to jump the line.


BEFORE THE BELL
U.S. stock futures fell, in line with world equity markets, as stricter lockdowns in France and Germany and a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in China dented hopes of a global economic recovery. Risk aversion bets pushed the dollar higher against a basket of currencies. Oil prices dropped as surging virus cases fuelled demand concerns. Gold prices edged up on dovish policy cues from the U.S. Fed. Retail sales, industrial production, producer prices are among the slew of economic data scheduled for release later in the day.


STOCKS TO WATCH
Results
JPMorgan Chase & Co: The company reported a higher fourth-quarter profit, as strength in trading and investment banking offset the drag of low borrowing rates on interest income at the largest U.S. bank's lending business. Net income rose to $12.1 billion, or $3.79 per share, in the quarter, from $8.5 billion, or $2.57 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 3% to $30.2 billion. Analysts on average had expected earnings of $2.62 per share, according to Refinitiv. In the fourth quarter, JPMorgan's profit was boosted by lower loss provisions, while revenue from capital markets and investment banking also propped up its numbers.

IPOs
Playtika Holding Corp: The mobile gaming company said on Thursday it had sold shares in its U.S. initial public offering above its target range at $27 each, the latest in a string of highly priced IPOs. Playtika had set a target price of between $22 and $24 apiece. The Israel-based company, which is owned by a Chinese investor group, sold around 18.5 million shares, compared to an original plan of 21.7 million shares, and a further 50.98 million shares by existing investors, up from 47.8 million originally. The total offering was worth around $1.88 billion at $27 per share. The IPO, the biggest U.S. listing in 2021 so far, values Playtika at $11.1 billion. Playtika did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The source requested anonymity as the price was not yet public.

Deals Of The Day
Accolade Inc: The healthcare services provider said on Thursday it would buy telehealth startup 2nd.MD for about $460 million to double its addressable market and tap into growing demand for virtual services. The unrelenting surge in coronavirus cases and social distancing measures implemented to control the pandemic have prompted people to turn to virtual consultation and treatment offerings. The deal, expected to close by the end of February, will consist of $230 million in cash, $130 million in Accolade common stock and up to $100 million of Accolade's common stock payable upon the achievement of defined revenue milestones. The deal will expand Accolade's addressable market by an estimated $22 billion, it said, adding that the transaction will add to its revenue growth in fiscal 2022 at a similar gross margin profile.

In Other News
Alphabet Inc & Facebook Inc & Twitter Inc: Pension fund managers and religious investors asked top social media companies to step up their content control efforts to reduce the threat of violence ahead of the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden next week. The effort is the latest pressure on Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet over extreme rhetoric after the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week by supporters of President Donald Trump. In letters sent on Thursday, the investors - including New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the Service Employees International Union and the Unitarian Universalist Association - asked for steps including disabling the coding they said tends to elevate conspiracy theories and radicalizing content, and for the companies to continue to flag content with hashtags like #Stopthesteal.

Amazon.com Inc: The company was slapped with a class-action lawsuit on Thursday accusing the e-commerce giant of inflating the prices of ebooks in collusion with some publishers. The lawsuit alleges that Amazon and the five largest U.S. publishers, collectively called the 'Big Five', agreed to price restraints that cause consumers to overpay for eBooks purchased from them through a retail platform other than Amazon.com. The lawsuit comes a day after Connecticut said it was investigating Amazon for potential anti-competitive behavior in its business selling digital books. About 90% of eBooks are sold through Amazon, the largest U.S. eBooks seller, the lawsuit claimed.

AstraZeneca Plc: Nepal granted approval for AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD vaccine against the coronavirus, the government said, following a meeting with neighbouring India, a major manufacturer of the shot. "Conditional permission has been granted for emergency use authorization of COVISHIELD vaccine against COVID-19 in Nepal," the Department of Drug Administration said. The announcement follows a meeting between India's foreign minister S. Jaishankar and his Nepali counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali where "close cooperation" on the pandemic was discussed, according to a statement by India's foreign ministry.​

Blackrock Inc: The asset manager has sold almost all its stake in China Telecom, a company subject to a new ban on U.S. investment, a stock market filing showed. China Telecom is one of 44 companies subject to a new ban on U.S. investment. BlackRock sold 818 million shares at an average of HK$1.92 each on Tuesday, according to a Hong Kong exchange filing. That is 12% below Tuesday's closing price. The filing gave no reason for the HK$1.6 billion sale, which reduced BlackRock's stake in China Telecom from 6.1% to 0.2%, and BlackRock had no immediate comment.​

CVR Energy Inc & Delek US Holdings Inc: U.S. refiner CVR Energy, majority owned by billionaire-investor Carl Icahn, said on Thursday it was not interested in buying peer Delek and proposed to replace three Delek board nominees with its own. CVR, which owns about 15% of Delek and is its largest stockholder, said it would instead focus on devoting capital to internal higher-return projects, according to a regulatory filing, which cited a letter to Delek from CVR Energy Chief Executive Officer David Lamp. Lamp cited the dramatic changes in the industry since it started buying shares of Delek as one of the reasons it was not pursuing an acquisition.

General Electric Co: The company accused a Siemens Energy subsidiary of using stolen trade secrets to rig bids for lucrative contracts supplying gas turbines to public utilities, and cover up improper business gains totaling more than $1 billion, according to a lawsuit filed on Thursday. GE sued the rival company, Siemens Energy, in a U.S. district court in Virginia, alleging the theft traces back to May 2019, when the industrial conglomerates bid to provide gas turbine equipment and servicing to Dominion Energy. Siemens identified the receipt of GE's trade secrets "through its own robust compliance processes," a spokesman said. Following an internal investigation, Siemens "implemented extensive remedial measures in response," the spokesman added, such as "swift and appropriate discipline of the involved employees, including separation from the company."

Goldman Sachs Group Inc: The company is considering acquisitions to bulk up its consumer banking unit Marcus, after the Wall Street firm slowed loan and deposit growth at its fledgling business last year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, three bank sources said. Goldman management has put an "extremely high" bar for any deal to be large and transformational, the sources cautioned. One of the sources said the bank had M&A bankers crunching numbers on "different ideas." Digital banking is one area of interest. The pandemic has strengthened management's belief that online activity will be central to future growth within the industry and branches will continue to have a diminished role, the source said.


ANALYSIS
Biden's $1.9 trillion rescue package offers bridge for hard-hit economy
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's proposal to pour $1.9 trillion into a hobbled economy could lay the foundation for a surge in jobs and spending that many economists say is needed to avoid long-term damage from a record-breaking pandemic recession.


ANALYSTS' RECOMMENDATION
3D Systems Corp: JPMorgan cuts rating to underweight from neutral, citing the skepticism around requirement of a large assortment of printer material combinations for diverse end-markets along with price, quality and speed factors.

Delta Air Lines Inc: JPMorgan cuts target price to $49 from $51, saying the impact of COVID-19 is more severe than anticipated, jet fuel prices have rapidly escalated and Delta is unable to offset higher input costs with stronger fare.

Ralph Lauren Corp: RBC raises rating to outperform from sector perform, following enhancing activities including lean inventories, pivoting the brand towards direct and expense management along with pent-up demand for apparel.

Mosaic Co: RBC raises target price to $35 from $32, noting the company provides strong leverage to the potash and phosphate markets along with acquisition of production and distribution assets in Brazil further enhancing the company’s exposure to the fastest-growing agriculture market.


ECONOMIC EVENTS (All timings in U.S. Eastern Time)
0830 NY Fed Manufacturing for Jan: Expected 6.00; Prior 4.90
0830 (approx.) PPI final demand yy for Dec: Expected 0.8%; Prior 0.8%
0830 (approx.) PPI final demand mm for Dec: Expected 0.4%; Prior 0.1%
0830 (approx.) PPI ex food/energy yy for Dec: Expected 1.3%; Prior 1.4%
0830 (approx.) PPI ex food/energy mm for Dec: Expected 0.2%; Prior 0.1%
0830 (approx.) PPI ex food/energy/transport yy for Dec: Prior 0.9%
0830 (approx.) PPI ex food/energy/transport mm for Dec: Prior 0.1%
0830 (approx.) Retail sales ex-autos mm for Dec: Expected -0.1%; Prior -0.9%
0830 (approx.) Retail sales mm for Dec: Expected 0.0%; Prior -1.1%
0830 (approx.) Retail ex gas/autos for Dec: Prior -0.8%
0830 (approx.) Retail control for Dec: Expected 0.1%; Prior -0.5%
0830 (approx.) Retail sales YoY for Dec: Prior 4.10%
0915 (approx.) Industrial production mm for Dec: Expected 0.5%; Prior 0.4%
0915 (approx.) Capacity utilization SA for Dec: Expected 73.6%; Prior 73.3%
0915 (approx.) Manufacturing output mm for Dec: Expected 0.5%; Prior 0.8%
0915 (approx.) Industrial production YoY for Dec: Prior -5.50%
1000 (approx.) Business inventories mm for Nov: Expected 0.5%; Prior 0.7%
1000 (approx.) Retail inventories ex-auto revised for Nov: Prior 0.3%
1000 U Mich Sentiment Preliminary for Jan: Expected 80.0; Prior 80.7
1000 U Mich Conditions Preliminary for Jan: Prior 90.0
1000 U Mich Expectations Preliminary for Jan: Prior 74.6
1000 U Mich 1 year inflation preliminary for Jan: Prior 2.5%
1000 U Mich 5-year inflation preliminary for Jan: Prior 2.5%


COMPANIES REPORTING RESULTS
Citigroup Inc: Expected Q4 earnings of $1.34 per share
Wells Fargo & Co: Expected Q4 earnings of 60 cents per share


CORPORATE EVENTS (All timings in U.S. Eastern Time)
0830 JPMorgan Chase & Co: Q4 earnings conference call
1000 Concho Resources Inc: Shareholders Meeting
1000 Wells Fargo & Co: Q4 earnings conference call
1100 PNC Financial Services Group Inc: Q4 earnings conference call​
1130 Citigroup Inc: Q4 earnings conference call


EX-DIVIDENDS
Alamo Group Inc: Amount $0.14
EMCOR Group Inc: Amount $0.13
Graco Inc: Amount $0.18

Vrijdag, 14:32

Marktcijfers

Actueel Verwacht Vorige
USA USA: Kern Detailhandelsverkopen (Maandelijks) (Dec) 14:30 -1,4% -0,1% -1,3% Actueel: -1,4% Verwacht: -0,1% Vorige: -1,3%
USA USA: PPI (Maandelijks) (Dec) 14:30 0,3% 0,4% 0,1% Actueel: 0,3% Verwacht: 0,4% Vorige: 0,1%
USA USA: Detailhandelsverkopen (Maandelijks) (Dec) 14:30 -0,7% -0,2% -1,4% Actueel: -0,7% Verwacht: -0,2% Vorige: -1,4%
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