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The Market In 5 Minutes: Treasury Yields, Twitter Beats, Takeda-Shire And More

The Market In 5 Minutes: Treasury Yields, Twitter Beats, Takeda-Shire And More


Ten-year U.S. Treasury yields hit 3 percent on Tuesday for the first time since 2014, but the stock market hasn’t initially reacted the way investors might expect: Link

Ahead of Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB) report this afternoon, Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) reported a Q1 earnings beat: Link

The pop in investments combined with returned volatility has been a boon to brokerages, which make more money when their clients are more active: Link

Investors once attracted to the steady payouts of companies selling staples like breakfast cereal, toothpaste and razors are shopping elsewhere: Link $

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. moved closer to securing a $64 billion takeover of Shire PLC (NASDAQ: SHPG) after the target said it was willing to recommend that shareholders accept the Japanese firm’s latest proposal and extended a deadline to reach a definitive agreement: Link $

China is looking for billions of dollars in funds to propel its domestic ambitions in chips to cut a heavy reliance on imports, and has invited overseas investors to help it get there: Link

A huge swath of the corporate bond market is looking increasingly vulnerable: Link

President Trump’s Department of Justice gave its expert witness a second chance on Tuesday to make a convincing case against AT&T’s (NYSE: T) proposed $85 billion buyout of CNN-owner Time Warner (NYSE: TWX): Link


  • US MBA mortgage applications w.e. 20 April -0.2% vs +4.9% prior
  • The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S. will be released at 10:30 a.m. ET.
  • The Treasury is set to auction 5-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.


  • BMO upgraded Disney (NYSE: DIS) from Underperform to Market Perform
  • Stifel upgraded Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) from Hold to Buy
  • Jefferies downgraded Fiat Chrysler (NYSE: FCAU) from Buy to Hold
  • Stifel downgraded Floor & Decor (NYSE: FND) from Buy to Hold

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