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North American Morning Briefing: Stock Futures -2-

07/30/2021 | 06:14am EDT


Eurozone Economy Showed Stronger-Than-Expected 2Q Rebound

The eurozone economy grew at a faster-than-expected pace in the second quarter, thanks to the easing of coronavirus restrictions across the continent.

Across the 19 countries that use the euro as their currency, gross domestic product grew 2.0% in the second quarter, the European Union's statistics agency Eurostat said Friday in a first estimate for the period. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had expected a 1.5% expansion.


The U.S. Economy's Prospects Looked Bright, Until the Delta Variant Surged

The U.S. economy grew rapidly in the second quarter and exceeded its pre-pandemic size, but the outlook has suddenly turned cloudier due to the fast-spreading Delta coronavirus variant.

Virus cases are rising again, particularly in parts of the country where vaccination rates remain low. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week recommended that vaccinated people resume masking indoors in places with high or substantial transmission of coronavirus, leading some local governments and businesses to reinstate restrictions on activity.


Republicans Top Democrats in Passing State Voting Laws, Often Adding Limits

At least 41 states have made changes to their election laws already this year following the contentious 2020 election.

Republicans this year have sponsored at least 114 new state laws that make changes to elections, including new restrictions on mail ballots following a sharp increase in voting by mail during the pandemic-era election, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis conducted after many state legislatures have wrapped up their sessions.


First Airlift of Imperiled Afghan Interpreters Departs for U.S.

WASHINGTON-The first plane carrying more than 200 Afghan interpreters and their families departed for the U.S., officials said, beginning a major effort to evacuate thousands of Afghans who face retribution by the Taliban for aiding the U.S. military and reconstruction effort over two decades of war.

The families will be resettled in cities across the country with assistance from the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, the officials said. Many will be sent on to places where friends, relatives or other connections already live.


EU Overtakes U.S. in Covid-19 Vaccines as Delta Variant Spreads

MILAN-The European Union passed the U.S. in Covid-19 vaccinations, with the continent inoculating people at a sustained pace and America struggling to persuade vaccine holdouts to get a shot to slow the spread of the Delta variant.

The EU has given at least one vaccine shot to 259 million people, or 58.3% of the total population of its 27 member countries as of Thursday, according to figures compiled by Our World in Data, an Oxford University project tracking the global vaccine rollout. The U.S. has reached 56.7% of its population, equivalent to 189 million people.


Biden Says Federal Employees Must Get Covid-19 Shots or Wear Masks, Test Regularly

President Biden said federal employees and on-site contractors must get vaccinated against Covid-19 or wear a mask on the job and submit to regular testing, and he called on state and local governments to make $100 payments to newly vaccinated Americans.

Mr. Biden also said in a speech Thursday that he is directing the Defense Department to examine how and when Covid-19 shots could be added to the list of vaccinations required for members of the U.S. military.


Write to sarka.halas@wsj.com



Capital Power 2Q

Enbridge 2Q

George Weston Limited 2Q

Imperial Oil Limited 2Q

Restaurant Brands Intl Inc (QSR.T) 2Q

SNC-Lavalin Grp Inc. (SNC.T) 2Q


TELUS Intl (CDA) Inc. (TIXT.T) 2Q

Economic Indicators (ET):

0830 May GDP

0830 Jun Industrial product & raw materials price indexes

Stocks to Watch:

Interfor Says BC Production Impacted by Log Supply Constraints

Interfor Corp. on Thursday said it was expecting production delays at its British Columbia Interior sawmills, as wildfires and other factors impact the supply of logs.

The company said it expects to curtail a minimum of 50 million board feet of production across B.C. Interior operations in August, with further downtime possible in September and later.

Interfor also said that over the past 12 months the B.C. Interior operations produced about 725 million board feet of lumber, "representing about 26% of the company's total production."

Andrew Horahan, SVP of Western Operations at Interfor, said,

"The wildfires in the B.C. Interior and the related provincial state of emergency and government-mandated curtailment of all forest harvesting activities are expected to have a significant impact on Interfor's operations in the next several weeks or more."

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Expected Major Events for Friday

01:00/JPN: Jun Steel Imports & Exports Statistics

04:30/JPN: Jun Preliminary Report on Petroleum Statistics

05:00/JPN: Jun Housing Starts

05:00/JPN: Jun Construction Orders

05:30/FRA: Jun Household consumption expenditure in manufactured goods

05:30/FRA: 2Q GDP - first estimate

06:45/FRA: Jul Provisional CPI

07:00/ITA: Jun Unemployment

08:00/GER: 2Q GDP - 1st release

08:00/ITA: 2Q GDP preliminary estimate

08:30/UK: 2Q Insolvency statistics

09:00/ITA: Jul Cities CPI

09:00/ITA: Jul Provisional CPI

12:30/US: Jun Personal Income & Outlays

12:30/CAN: May GDP

12:30/CAN: Jun Industrial product & raw materials price indexes

12:30/US: 2Q Employment Cost Index

13:45/US: Jul Chicago Business Barometer - ISM-Chicago Business Survey - Chicago PMI

14:00/US: Jul University of Michigan Survey of Consumers - final

19:00/US: Jun Agricultural Prices

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Expected Earnings for Friday

AbbVie Inc (ABBV) is expected to report $1.94 for 2Q.

AdvanSix (ASIX) is expected to report $0.85 for 2Q.

Archrock Inc (AROC) is expected to report $0.06 for 2Q.

Avient Corp (AVNT) is expected to report for 2Q.

Barnes Group (B) is expected to report $0.42 for 2Q.

Bloomin' Brands (BLMN) is expected to report $0.67 for 2Q.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp (BAH) is expected to report $0.96 for 1Q.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (COG) is expected to report $0.26 for 2Q.

Camber Energy Inc (CEI) is expected to report for 4Q.

Canfor Pulp Products (CFPUF,CFX.T) is expected to report for 2Q.

Capital Power is expected to report $0.51 for 2Q.

Carter's Inc (CRI) is expected to report $0.86 for 2Q.

Cboe Global Markets Inc (CBOE) is expected to report $1.17 for 2Q.

Centerra Gold is expected to report $0.11 for 2Q.

Cerner Corp (CERN) is expected to report $0.60 for 2Q.

Charter Communications Inc (CHTR) is expected to report $4.74 for 2Q.

Chevron Corporation (CVX) is expected to report $1.60 for 2Q.

Church & Dwight Inc (CHD) is expected to report $0.69 for 2Q.

Civeo Corp (CVEO) is expected to report for 2Q.

Colgate-Palmolive Co (CL) is expected to report $0.79 for 2Q.

Community Bankers Trust (ESXB) is expected to report $0.24 for 2Q.

Community West Bancshares (CWBC) is expected to report for 2Q.

Dana Incorporated (DAN) is expected to report $0.49 for 2Q.

Dime Community Bancshares Inc (DCOM) is expected to report for 2Q.

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd (EOG.V) is expected to report for Full year.

Enbridge Inc (ENB,ENB.T) is expected to report $0.52 for 2Q.

Eversource Energy (ES) is expected to report $0.79 for 2Q.

Grainger (WW) (GWW) is expected to report $4.54 for 2Q.

Hill-Rom Holdings Inc (HRC) is expected to report $0.89 for 3Q.

Huntsman Corp (HUN) is expected to report $0.81 for 2Q.

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc (LXRX) is expected to report $-0.16 for 2Q.

Mammoth Energy Services Inc (TUSK) is expected to report $-0.23 for 2Q.

Moog Inc - Class A (MOGA,MOGB) is expected to report $1.19 for 3Q.

Obsidian Energy Ltd (OBE,OBE.T) is expected to report for 2Q.

Procter & Gamble (PG) is expected to report $1.08 for 4Q.

Provident Financial Services Inc (PFS) is expected to report $0.46 for 2Q.

Telus Corp (T.T,TU) is expected to report $0.26 for 2Q.

Weston (George) Ltd (WN.T,WNGRF) is expected to report for 2Q.

Weyerhaeuser Co (WY) is expected to report $1.34 for 2Q.

iRadimed Corp (IRMD) is expected to report $0.07 for 2Q.

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Allegiant Travel Raised to Buy From Neutral by B of A Securities

Altice USA Cut to Outperform From Strong Buy by Raymond James

Benchmark Elec Raised to Buy From Neutral by Sidoti & Co.

Century Communities Raised to Hold From Sell by Zelman

Cirrus Logic Cut to Neutral From Buy by B of A Securities

Cirrus Logic Raised to Buy From Hold by Craig-Hallum

Cognizant Tech Solutions Raised to Buy From Hold by Societe Generale

CyrusOne Cut to Hold From Buy by Truist Securities

CyrusOne Raised to Outperform From Underperform by Raymond James

Extreme Networks Raised to Buy From Hold by Needham

First Merchants Raised to Buy From Neutral by Janney Montgomery Scott

Investors Bancorp Cut to Neutral From Buy by Janney Montgomery Scott

iRobot Cut to Neutral From Overweight by JP Morgan

Moody's Cut to Neutral From Buy by UBS

Nabors Raised to In-Line From Underperform by Evercore ISI Group

Navient Cut to Neutral From Buy by Citigroup

Raytheon Technologies Raised to Buy From Hold by Argus Research

Teradyne Raised to Positive From Neutral by Susquehanna

Tesla Raised to Buy From Sell by DZ Bank

Zoom Video Communications Raised to Overweight From Sector Weight by Keybanc

This article is a text version of a Wall Street Journal newsletter published earlier today.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

07-30-21 0613ET

Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
ABBVIE INC. 0.61% 107.72 Delayed Quote.-0.07%
ADVANSIX INC. 3.03% 40.18 Delayed Quote.95.10%
ALLEGIANT TRAVEL COMPANY 0.60% 208.17 Delayed Quote.9.34%
ALTICE USA, INC. -5.83% 19.38 Delayed Quote.-45.66%
ARCHROCK, INC. 4.98% 8.22 Delayed Quote.-9.58%
ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC 2.95% 1937.5 Delayed Quote.-16.87%
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR / EURO (AUD/EUR) 0.55% 0.6229 Delayed Quote.-1.68%
BARNES GROUP INC. 3.01% 43.74 Delayed Quote.-16.24%
BLOOMIN' BRANDS, INC. 2.10% 26.75 Delayed Quote.34.91%
BRITISH POUND / EURO (GBP/EUR) 0.47% 1.1715 Delayed Quote.4.22%
CABOT OIL & GAS CORPORATION 8.46% 22.06 Delayed Quote.24.94%
CANADIAN DOLLAR / EURO (CAD/EUR) 0.37% 0.676892 Delayed Quote.4.79%
CANFOR CORPORATION 1.72% 29.02 Delayed Quote.26.28%
CANFOR PULP PRODUCTS INC. 3.04% 6.78 Delayed Quote.-17.11%
CAPITAL POWER CORPORATION -0.48% 43.57 Delayed Quote.24.56%
CENTERRA GOLD INC. 1.15% 8.83 Delayed Quote.-40.09%
CENTURY COMMUNITIES, INC. 1.90% 65.85 Delayed Quote.47.60%
CERNER CORPORATION -1.29% 72.04 Delayed Quote.-7.01%
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. -0.64% 734.41 Delayed Quote.11.73%
CHEVRON CORPORATION 2.36% 102.97 Delayed Quote.19.12%
CIRRUS LOGIC, INC. 0.15% 85.74 Delayed Quote.4.15%
CITIGROUP INC. 1.52% 72.26 Delayed Quote.15.44%
CIVEO CORP -1.14% 23.47 Delayed Quote.70.79%
COMMUNITY BANKERS TRUST CORPORATION 3.61% 10.92 Delayed Quote.56.15%
COMMUNITY WEST BANCSHARES -1.44% 13 Delayed Quote.45.26%
CYRUSONE INC. -2.75% 72.57 Delayed Quote.2.01%
DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES, INC. 4.43% 32.99 Delayed Quote.30.65%
DJ INDUSTRIAL 0.21% 34869.37 Delayed Quote.13.69%
ECO (ATLANTIC) OIL & GAS LTD. -1.03% 0.48 Delayed Quote.21.25%
ENBRIDGE INC. 0.55% 51 Delayed Quote.25.28%
EVERCORE INC. 1.85% 140.14 Delayed Quote.25.49%
EVERSOURCE ENERGY -1.42% 81.5 Delayed Quote.-4.44%
EXTREME NETWORKS, INC. 2.24% 10.05 Delayed Quote.42.67%
FIRST MERCHANTS CORPORATION 4.20% 42.16 Delayed Quote.8.15%
GEORGE WESTON LIMITED -1.60% 129.7 Delayed Quote.36.41%
HUNTSMAN CORPORATION 4.31% 28.07 Delayed Quote.7.04%
IMPERIAL OIL LIMITED 1.95% 38.76 Delayed Quote.60.43%
INDIAN RUPEE / EURO (INR/EUR) 0.13% 0.01157 Delayed Quote.3.17%
INTERFOR CORPORATION 2.50% 33.24 Delayed Quote.39.84%
INVESTORS BANCORP, INC. 3.83% 15.19 Delayed Quote.38.54%
IRADIMED CORPORATION 0.20% 34.26 Delayed Quote.49.96%
IROBOT CORPORATION 2.49% 83.46 Delayed Quote.1.42%
LEXICON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 8.30% 5.35 Delayed Quote.44.44%
LONDON BRENT OIL 0.70% 79.39 Delayed Quote.49.38%
MAMMOTH ENERGY SERVICES, INC. -2.84% 3.08 Delayed Quote.-28.76%
MOOG INC. 1.77% 78.24 Delayed Quote.-3.05%
NAVIENT CORPORATION 2.93% 23.15 Delayed Quote.129.02%
OBSIDIAN ENERGY LTD. 6.92% 4.48 Delayed Quote.414.94%
PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. 0.44% 17.07 Delayed Quote.8.18%
PROVIDENT FINANCIAL PLC -0.80% 348 Delayed Quote.14.27%
PROVIDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 3.72% 23.71 Delayed Quote.27.28%
RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL, INC. 1.44% 94.47 Delayed Quote.46.02%
RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION 0.21% 87.34 Delayed Quote.21.89%
RESTAURANT BRANDS INTERNATIONAL INC. 1.02% 63.09 Delayed Quote.2.19%
S&P 500 -0.28% 4443.11 Delayed Quote.18.62%
SNC-LAVALIN GROUP INC. -0.68% 36.51 Delayed Quote.68.02%
TELUS CORPORATION -0.80% 28.44 Delayed Quote.12.81%
TELUS INTERNATIONAL (CDA) INC. 0.69% 36.25 Delayed Quote.0.00%
TERADYNE, INC. -1.50% 117.54 Delayed Quote.-0.47%
TESLA, INC. 2.19% 791.36 Delayed Quote.9.74%
US DOLLAR / EURO (USD/EUR) 0.19% 0.854774 Delayed Quote.4.23%
WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY -0.24% 37.1 Delayed Quote.10.92%
WTI 0.83% 75.42 Delayed Quote.52.07%
ZOOM VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 0.19% 272.88 Delayed Quote.-19.26%
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