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The Market In 5 Minutes: Jackson Hole In Focus

The Market In 5 Minutes: Jackson Hole In Focus

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Macro Focus

All eyes will be on Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday as Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen delivers a speech at the annual Economic Symposium. Traders will be paying close attention to any indication from Yellen of whether or not a September rate hike could be on the table and what type of long-term plan the Fed has to normalize interest rates.

BZ News Desk

GameStop (NYSE: GME) Reports Q2 EPS $0.27 vs. Est. $0.27, Rev. $1.631B vs. Est. $1.72B

Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) Reports Q2 non-GAAP EPS $0.05, Revenue $551M vs $512.07M Est

Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) Reports Q2 Adj. EPS $0.05 vs $0.03 Est., Sales $212.8M vs $200.5M Est.

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) Reports Q2 EPS $1.43 vs. Est. $1.40, Rev. $1.069B vs. Est. $1.06B

Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) Q2 EPS $0.52 vs $0.46 est, Revenue $1.20B vs $1.22B est

Sell-Side's Most Noteworthy Calls

B. Riley downgraded Nike (NYSE: NKE) to Neutral.

Citi downgraded Signet (NYSE: SIG) to Neutral.

HSBC upgraded Southern Copper (NYSE: SCCO) to Hold.

Credit Suisse upgraded Petrobas (NYSE: PBR) to Neutral.

Raymond James started Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) at Outperform.

Deal Talk

Belgium’s Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) warned Friday its beer megamerger with SABMiller (OTC: SBMRY) could lead to thousands of job losses in coming years, according to documents related to the transaction.

Carl Icahn has recently discussed selling his stake in Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) to a group including the company’s arch-nemesis Bill Ackman. Jefferies has been seeking over the past month to find buyers for Icahn’s 18 percent stake, which is worth roughly $1 billion, people familiar with the matter told WSJ. The status of the talks and which other investors may be involved wasn’t clear and Icahn may sell nothing in the end.

In The News

A top executive at a South Korean company facing a corruption investigation was found dead early Friday just hours before he was due to be questioned by prosecutors. Lee In-won, vice president of the conglomerate Lotte Group, was discovered lying on the ground with a necktie around his throat, according to local police.

When the Democratic National Committee announced its $32 million fundraising haul last month, it touted the result as evidence of “energy and excitement” for Hillary Clinton’s nomination for the White House and other races down the ballot. The influx of money, however, also owes in part to an unprecedented workaround of political spending limits that lets the party tap into millions of dollars more from Clinton’s wealthiest donors.


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