Stocks were rangebound today in a very light trading session— here’s what you missed.
The news was light, but there were several notable earnings reports which we recap below. 👇
Here’s today’s heat map.
5/11 sectors closed green, led by health care (+0.87%) and consumer staples (+0.63%). Energy (-3.48%) led to the downside.
In Supreme Court news, Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement will be effective Thursday at noon ET. He is being replaced by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. ⚖️
Fed Chairman Powell stated that the Fed’s biggest mistake would be to let high inflation persist, suggesting that it must accept higher recession risk to bring down prices. 🔻
In macro news, the U.S. Q1 GDP print was finalized today at -1.60%, slightly below the last revision of -1.50%. 👎
Elon Musk surpassed 100 million followers on Twitter today…though how many of those are bots is unknown. 🤣
In crypto news, sources say that crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital has entered liquidation after receiving a default notice from Voyager Digital on Monday. ₿
Lastly, we’ll leave you with a hump day joke. What type of vehicle is best for a sideways market?
A Range Rover…we’ll be here all week, folks. 😜
Here are the closing prices:
Today’s Earnings Movers
$BBBY shares plummeted 24% today as the company missed on the top and bottom lines, with same-store sales falling 24% YoY and online sales falling 21% YoY.
The company is also replacing its CEO Mark Tritton, and its chief merchandising officer Joe Hartsig as pressure from activist investor Ryan Cohen heats up.
Shares were up 6.35% today after the company topped estimates and raised its dividend by 6% to 54 cents per share.
Despite the weak results, shares were down just 1.39% as investors assessed the company’s future.
Shares were down 4.20% today as investors digested the news.
Ammo Inc. ($POWW) shares surged 8.35% after hours as the company reported robust revenue growth and strong full-year guidance.
$RH shares slid 5.44% after hours after the high-end furniture chain slashed its 2022 revenue outlook.
In non-earnings news, $PINS shares rose 1.32% today after announcing Google executive Billy Ready will replace CEO Ben Silbermann to get the company*ready* for an e-commerce push.
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Bullets From The Day:
💵 FTC sues Walmart over money transfers. The Federal Trade Commission is suing Walmart for allegedly allowing scam artists to use its money transfer services. The agency said Walmart didn’t properly train its employees, failed to alert customers, and used procedures that allowed fraudsters to cash out at its stores. Walmart has called the lawsuit “factually flawed and legally baseless.” Read more from NPR.
💊 British Columbia settles with Purdue Pharma. The two parties reached a $116.50 million settlement over healthcare costs related to the opioid crisis, the largest settlement of a governmental health claim in Canadian history. As a result of this settlement, Purdue Pharma Canada “will be released from all past and present government opioid-related claims and liability.” Reuters has more.
🛒 Oaktree’s Howard Marks is searching for bargains. One of the world’s most widely followed debt investors is finding deals amid the market’s recent pullback. The Oaktree Capital founder and co-chair stated, “Today I am starting to behave aggressively.”, which came as a surprise to many market participants given his more conservative outlook over the last few years. More from Financial Times.
🚢 Disney unveils its first new cruise ship in a decade. The company is launching the 4,000-passenger ‘Disney Wish,’ which has been in the works for over six years. Disney CEO Bob Chapek said, “we combine these amazing characters and stories with incredible technology to create brand new experiences.” The Wish is the fifth vessel in Disney’s fleet, which will add two more ships by 2025. Read more from U.S. News.
🛡️ Cybersecurity employees not secure against tech layoffs. As capital markets shift toward companies with a more balanced approach between growth and profitability, cybersecurity firms must adjust with the rest of the technology sector. Although the industry continues to grow, layoffs at firms like IronNet, OneTrust, Cybereason, Deep Instinct, and Lacework show that the industry is not immune to the changing landscape. TechCrunch has more.
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