U.S. 20-year Treasury Bond Auction with High Yield of 3.29% on Higher International Demand

Treasuries have moved to their best levels of the day after the US Treasury 20-Year Bond Sale garnering a B- rating across the fixed Interest desk with strong demand from the international market. The tail was -1.4 basis points with WI level at time of the auction 2.665% and the high yield of 2.651% at the auction. The long bond maintaining its leadership with equity markets selling off. Today’s $17 bln 20-yr bond -0.2 basis point indicative of strong demand. … Continue reading “U.S. 20-year Treasury Bond Auction with High Yield of 3.29% on Higher International Demand”

Target Misses Earnings Metrics as Margins Collapse on Soaring Expenses

Retail giant Target Corporation on Wednesday reported worse than expected first-quarter earnings missing on major metrics. $TGT shares fell over 26%. Competitor Walmart reported yesterday and also sold off on its earnings miss for its largest single-day percentage decrease since 1987. Target management said fuel and freight costs will be $1 billion higher this year than it had expected, with little sign of their easing throughout 2022.  Target Corporation NYSE: TGT Reported Earnings Before Market Open Wednesday  $1.09 Missed $1.11 … Continue reading “Target Misses Earnings Metrics as Margins Collapse on Soaring Expenses”

Home Depot Delivers Record Sales and Raises Guidance and Margins

Home Improvement Retailer Home Depot was in a position to take advantage of the upsurge in construction and renovation. $HD sales rose to the highest ever for the first quarter of the year. The company is still seeing healthy demand, even in the face of rising prices and a shaky housing market and raised guidance accordingly. Earnings HD earnings per share were $4.09, up from $3.86 a year earlier. Analysts expected earnings of $3.69 a share. First-quarter sales climbed to … Continue reading “Home Depot Delivers Record Sales and Raises Guidance and Margins”

Walmart Earnings Hit by Inflation, Lowers Forward Guidance

Retail giant Wal-Mart on Tuesday reported worse than expected first-quarter earnings and cut its full-year profit forecast, as surging costs cut into the bottom line of the world’s biggest retailer. WMT said it sees earnings falling by around 1%, compared to a prior forecast of a 5% to 6% increase. The stock was down 7% Premarket. “Bottomline results were unexpected and reflect the unusual environment. U.S. inflation levels, particularly in food and fuel,” said CEO Doug McMillon. Walmart Inc NYSE: … Continue reading “Walmart Earnings Hit by Inflation, Lowers Forward Guidance”

Solid 30-year Treasury Bond Auction with High Yield of 2.997% Follows CPI and PPI

The US Treasury 30-Year Bond Sale of $22 billion performed stronger than the recent 3 and 10-year auction after today’s PPI report. The tail was 0.9 basis points with WI level at time of the auction 3.006% and the high yield of 2.997% at the auction. The Fixed Interest desk rated it an A after yesterday’s C- on the 10-year auction. The bid-to-cover ratio of 2.30x was below average 2.31x, as was indirect takedown 65.2% vs 65.8% average. The desk … Continue reading “Solid 30-year Treasury Bond Auction with High Yield of 2.997% Follows CPI and PPI”

Weak U.S. 10-year Treasury Bond Auction Graded C Minus with High Yield of 2.943% and 1.4 Basis Point Tail 

The US Treasury 10-Year Bond Sale performed worse than expected following the hot April CPI number released earlier in the day, garnering a D+ rating across the Fixed Interest desk with strong demand from the international market. However, the tail was -1.4 basis points with WI level at time of the auction 2.929% and the high yield of 2.943% at the auction. Soft demand after yesterday’s $50 billion 3-yr note sale. The post-auction selling was heaviest in the long bond as … Continue reading “Weak U.S. 10-year Treasury Bond Auction Graded C Minus with High Yield of 2.943% and 1.4 Basis Point Tail “

Strong U.S. 3-year Treasury Bond Auction with High Yield of 2.802%

The US Treasury 3-Year Bond Sale performed much better than expected, garnering an A- rating across the Fixed Interest desk with strong demand from the international market. The tail was -.3 basis points with WI level at time of the auction 2.812% and the high yield of 1.809% at the auction. Solid demand ahead of the results of this month’s auctions of $36 billion worth of ten-year notes and $22 billion worth of thirty-year bonds on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. … Continue reading “Strong U.S. 3-year Treasury Bond Auction with High Yield of 2.802%”

Chevron Earnings Surge as CVX Plans to Raise Permian Production 15% to Grow Domestic Supply

Chevron, the second-largest U.S. oil company after Exxon, on Friday said it made $6.3 billion in quarterly profit, up from about $1.4 billion in the same period last year and slightly below analyst expectations. Chevron Chief Executive Mike Wirth said, “Chevron is doing its part to grow domestic supply,” and aims to raise output in the Permian 15% from 2021 levels this year. “Chevron is doing its part to grow domestic supply,” Fellow oil major Exxon reported Friday also Chevron … Continue reading “Chevron Earnings Surge as CVX Plans to Raise Permian Production 15% to Grow Domestic Supply”

ExxonMobil Earnings Miss Lofty Expectations on Weather and Timing Impacts, Takes Charges of $3.4 billion on Russian Exit.

Oil giant ExxonMobil reported first quarter earnings Friday that missed lofty expectations on a quarter where oil and natural gas prices hit long term highs. The quarter included charges of $3.4 billion, or 79 cents a share, from $XOM’s exit of Russia. Exxon boosted its stock repurchase program to up to $30 billion through 2023. Chevron also reported today. ExxonMobil Inc. (NYSE: $XOM) Reported Earnings Before Open Friday  $2.07 Missed $2.23 EPS and $90.50B Beat $82.8 billion revenue forecast Conference … Continue reading “ExxonMobil Earnings Miss Lofty Expectations on Weather and Timing Impacts, Takes Charges of $3.4 billion on Russian Exit.”

Phillips 66 Repay Debt, Repurchase Shares and Raise Dividend

Houston based oil refiner Phillips 66 on Friday reported better than expected first quarter earnings. PSX Generated $1.1 billion of operating cash flow and repaid $1.45 billion of debt in April. The refiner announced plan to restart share repurchases and increasing the dividend. $PSX is diversifed from refining in both its chemical and pipeline sectors. Phillips 66 Inc. (NYSE: $PSX) Earnings Beat Before Open Friday $1.32 beat $1.14 EPS and $36.72B Beat $29.79 forecast in revenue Earnings Phillips 66 (PSX) … Continue reading “Phillips 66 Repay Debt, Repurchase Shares and Raise Dividend”