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A number of stocks that supply Nvidia look set to gain from the AI boom, as the U.S. chip giant published another bumper quarter of earnings. Nvidia, which makes chips that are used to train artificial intelligence models, said sales had risen 265% year-on-year to more than $22 billion in its latest quarter . TSMC also makes chips for companies such as Apple and AMD . Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix make "high bandwidth memory" chips used in the latest AI chips. Japanese firm Advantest makes equipment and materials used to test AI chips during manufacturing.
Persons: TSMC, Morgan Stanley, CNBC's Michael Bloom Organizations: Nvidia, CNBC, Samsung Electronics, Micron Technology, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Apple, AMD, SK Hynix, GPU, Street, BESI, BE Semiconductor Industries, TSMC, Intel, Samsung Locations: U.S, NVDA, Dutch
Read previewMorgan Stanley's wealth business is the envy of Wall Street, with $5.1 trillion in assets. The wealth management division has buoyed Morgan Stanley's stock during the market slowdown, but its growth has slowed. Finn added that wealth management clients would soon have access to more customized and tax-efficient portfolios through Parametric, a direct indexing provider it acquired via Eaton Vance in 2021. AdvertisementThis is part of Finn's broader strategy to get customers across the bank to use as many Morgan Stanley products as possible. "The challenge with our model, historically, is we had a great wealth management firm if you wanted to work with a financial adviser," he said.
Persons: , Morgan, Jed Finn, Finn, Andy Saperstein, James Gorman, Ted Pick, Morgan Stanley's, Vince, Chad Turner, OpenAI, it's, It's, Eaton Vance, Morgan Stanley Organizations: Service, Bank of America, Business, McKinsey, AIMS
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailMajority of GLP-1 users are using it primarily for weight loss, says Morgan Stanley's KaufmanPamela Kaufman, Morgan Stanley, joins 'Money Movers' to discuss the company's GLP-1 growth survey, the companies who are winners in the face of GLP-1 growth, and much more.
Persons: Morgan Stanley's Kaufman Pamela Kaufman, Morgan Stanley
Here are Friday's biggest calls on Wall Street: UBS double-downgrades Rivian The firm said to sell the electric vehicle maker's stock, joining a growing group of concerned analysts following the company's earnings report. Raymond James upgrades Carvana The investment bank moved Carvana to market perform from underperform following the fourth-quarter earnings results. Guggenheim initiates Pfizer The firm opened coverage of the biopharmaceutical stock with a buy rating and $36 price target. " Rosenblatt initiates Adeia The firm began coverage with a buy rating and $15 price target. Roth MKM initiates CPI Card Group Roth MKM started coverage of the financial technology stock with a buy rating and $40 price target.
Persons: Ross, ROST, Raymond James, EBITDA, 4Q23, Guggenheim, ATNI, Morgan Stanley, Brighthouse, Rosenblatt, Roth MKM, Fred Imbert Organizations: UBS, Barclays, CNBC, Citi, Fox, JV, Ross, Price, Pfizer, DRG, Equitable, JPMorgan, Traction, JPMorgan downgrades Locations: 1Q24, Xperi, 4Q22
As the rally continues, it's wise to avoid overcrowded trades among hedge funds as herd mentality often leads to trouble in the stock market, according to Morgan Stanley. Investors in overcrowded trades could run the risk of getting caught in a losing bet when hedge funds, especially systematic traders, form a herd-like stampede to exit the same trades. Morgan Stanley found that hedge funds were most overweight in the consumer discretionary, industrials, and health-care sectors last quarter. Even though they have been extremely popular, these stocks tend to have outsized share counts that make hedge funds' ownership less significant. Avis Budget Group was the most over-owned stock by hedge funds at the end of 2023 with half of its outstanding float shares owned by the cohort, according to Morgan Stanley.
Persons: Morgan Stanley, Russell, Howard Hughes, Janus Henderson, — CNBC's Michael Bloom Organizations: Avis Budget Group, Liberty Media, Liberty Media , New York Times Locations: Wendy's, Liberty Media ,
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailWe've been positive on India 'for the longest time': Morgan Stanley Investment ManagementJitania Kandhari of Morgan Stanley Investment Management says it takes a "heterogeneous approach" to emerging markets.
Persons: We've, Morgan Organizations: Morgan Stanley Investment Management Jitania, Morgan Stanley Investment Management Locations: India
CNBC Daily Open: Wariness over rate cuts lingers
  + stars: | 2024-02-22 | by ( Sumathi Bala | )   time to read: +2 min
Traders react as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is seen delivering remarks on a screen, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, March 22, 2023. This report is from today's CNBC Daily Open, our international markets newsletter. CNBC Daily Open brings investors up to speed on everything they need to know, no matter where they are. Stocks mixed bagWall Street ended Wednesday mixed as investors digested the U.S. Federal Reserve's minutes from the January meeting. Fed's cautionMinutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting showed central bank officials expressed caution about lowering interest rates too quickly.
Persons: Jerome Powell, Takeshi Ebisawa, Morgan Stanley, Jim Caron Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, CNBC, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Nvidia, Federal, U.S . Drug, Administration, Morgan Stanley Investment Locations: New York City, . Federal, New York, Japanese, Thailand
Treasury yields shot up last year, and investors flocked to allocating to cash which have yielded around 5% or even more. Morgan Stanley Investment Management's Jim Caron believes the 10-year Treasury yield is very likely to hover between 5% and 5.5%. Caron, who is chief investment officer at its Portfolio Solutions Group, explained that historically, 10-year Treasury yields are "usually a good match" for nominal gross domestic product. How rising yields affect stocks But are rising yields bad for stocks, as commonly thought? "If yields are rising because the economy is running hot, and data and labor markets are stronger, the rising yields need not negatively affect stocks."
Persons: Morgan Stanley, Jim Caron, Caron, CNBC's Organizations: Treasury, U.S . Federal, Morgan, Morgan Stanley Investment, Solutions Locations: U.S
Why rich companies also keep getting richerThere's another major disconnect that the broader market's impressive performance is masking, strategists at Morgan Stanley remarked in a recent note. Since then, the return gap has gotten even worse in a historically narrow market, Wilson wrote. Morgan Stanley"The equity market understands this economy is not that great for the average company or consumer," Wilson wrote. This rare combination of expansionary fiscal policy and restrictive monetary policy has had the unintended consequence of "crowding out the private economy," Wilson wrote. Companies that can grow without borrowing money at unattractive rates are at a huge advantage, which Morgan Stanley believes has fueled their immense success lately.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Mike Wilson, Wilson, Morgan, it's, Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley's Organizations: Federal Reserve, Business, Pew Research Center Locations: GoDaddy
If that return isn't there, will they keep ordering the latest and greatest Nvidia chips? Despite the overall improvements in availability, Nvidia on Wednesday indicated it will face supply-and-demand imbalances with its upcoming AI chips. The U.S. government has said its export controls are designed to keep high-powered AI chips out of the hands of the Chinese military. In the November-through-January quarter, China accounted for a mid-single-digit percentage of Nvidia's $18.4 billion in data center revenue, according to the company. The fact Nvidia still booked China revenue in the hundreds of millions of dollars means it could take a further hit in the region.
Persons: , Jensen Huang, Raymond James, Nvidia's, Colette Kress, Huang, Morgan Stanley, Jim Cramer's, Jim Cramer, Jim Organizations: Nvidia, Meta, Apple, Microsoft, Melius Research, Devices, Big Tech, Wall, U.S, Truist Securities, CNBC, Visitors, NVIDIA, Hangzhou Apsara, Getty, Nurphoto Locations: China, Hangzhou, Hangzhou Apsara Conference, Zhejiang province
That led several Wall Street banks to hike their price targets to account for the unrelenting demand. Bernstein and other Wall Street shops raced to catch up with Nvidia's share price, hiking their price targets in reaction to nonstop demand and the company's enormous total addressable market. Rasgon's new target was the equivalent of 48% upside from Wednesday's close, while the average price target according to FactSet implied more than 22% upside. Bank of America's Vivek Arya also lifted his Nvidia price target to $925 per share, equal to about 37% upside. JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur boosted his price target to $850 to reflect strong data center growth and future product launches.
Persons: Bernstein's Stacy Rasgon, Bernstein, America's Vivek Arya, Harlan Sur, allaying, Sur, Goldman Sachs, Toshiya Hari, Morgan Stanley's Joseph Moore, Moore, Deutsche Bank's Ross Seymore, Seymore, Timothy Arcuri, Arcuri, — CNBC's Michael Bloom Organizations: Nvidia, Bank, America's, JPMorgan, Deutsche, UBS Locations: CY24
Now's a good time to gain exposure to DoorDash , according to Morgan Stanley. Investors were concerned by DoorDash's larger-than-expected loss per share, as well as whether the company can achieve its forward guidance. DASH 1M mountain DoorDash shares over the last month Despite the pullback, Morgan Stanley is confident in the company's growth runway. "DASH's micro-level execution (growth and profitability) within its highly-competitive verticals is what drives us to Overweight," Nowak wrote in a Thursday note. DoorDash is also expected to reach GAAP profitability in 2024, per Nowak.
Persons: Morgan Stanley, Brian Nowak, Nowak Organizations: DASH's Locations: U.S
The company also said revenue in the current quarter would be stronger than Wall Street forecasted. Moderna — Shares were up more than 5% after the vaccine maker posted a greater-than-expected revenue for the fourth quarter. The company's top line registered at $2.81 billion, while analysts polled by LSEG had forecast a print of $2.50 billion. Lucid — Shares pulled back more than 7% after the luxury electric vehicle company missed revenue estimates in the fourth-quarter. Specifically, Lucid posted $157 million, while analysts expected $180 million, per LSEG.
Persons: LSEG, Lucid, Cantor Fitzgerald, , Rivian, Synopsys, Morgan Stanley, FactSet, Remitly, TD Cowen, Oliver Chen, KeyBanc, — CNBC's Brian Evans, Lisa Kailai Han, Fred Imbert, Sarah Min Organizations: Nvidia, Wall, , Moderna, LSEG, BMO Capital Markets, Coty —, ASML, HSBC, Gates Locations: Thursday's premarket, Wednesday's
Here are Thursday's biggest calls on Wall Street: Morgan Stanley raises Nvidia price target Morgan Stanley increased its price target on shares to $795 from $750 after the chipmaker's earnings announcement. " UBS reiterates Nvidia as buy, but trims price target UBS reiterated its buy rating on Nvidia but reduced its price target to $800 from $850. Morgan Stanley upgrades DoorDash to overweight from equal weight Morgan Stanley's upgrade comes after the stock fell around 10% since its earnings report on Feb. 15. Morgan Stanley reiterates overweight rating on Rivian Automative Morgan Stanley kept its overweight rating on Rivian , but cited concerns on the company's outlook. Jefferies reiterates Sunrun as buy Jefferies also raised its price target on Sunrun to $31 from $25, implying shares nearly doubling from Wednesday's close.
Persons: Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Nvidia Goldman, Morgan, Rivian, Automative Morgan Stanley, Jefferies, Sunrun, Bernstein, Wendy's, Wendy, TD Cowen, Cowen, COTY, Cantor Fitzgerald, Root, Cantor, Remitly Organizations: NVIDIA, UBS, Nvidia, Data Center, RBC, Rivian Automotive, EV, Petrobras, ITC, Coty, BMO, Markets Locations: Argentine, China, Brazil, 2024E
CNBC Daily Open: Worries over rate cuts persist
  + stars: | 2024-02-22 | by ( Sumathi Bala | )   time to read: +2 min
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading on July 06, 2023 in New York City. This report is from today's CNBC Daily Open, our international markets newsletter. CNBC Daily Open brings investors up to speed on everything they need to know, no matter where they are. Nikkei hits record highJapan's Nikkei hit a record high Thursday, while other markets in the region also advanced. AI and chip stocks rallyArtificial intelligence and semiconductor chip stocks rallied after Nvidia's quarterly earnings topped estimates.
Persons: Morgan Stanley, Jim Caron Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, CNBC, Nikkei, Wall, Dow, Nasdaq, Nvidia, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Federal, International Air Transport Association, Morgan Stanley Investment Locations: New York City, . Federal, China, Asia
Nvidia earned $5.16 per share on an adjusted basis and $22.1 billion in revenue, higher than the $4.64 per share and $20.62 billion analysts polled by LSEG had expected. Moderna — Shares popped 12% after the vaccine maker beat fourth-quarter revenue expectations , lifted by deferred revenue and cost cuts. Moderna's top line came out to be $2.81 billion, while analysts polled by LSEG had expected $2.50 billion. Quanta Services — The infrastructure stock popped nearly 10% following a fourth-quarter earnings beat. Keurig Dr Pepper reported $3.87 billion in in fourth quarter revenue, below the $3.92 billion expected by analysts, according to FactSet.
Persons: LSEG, Cantor Fitzgerald, Etsy, Rivian, Synopsys, Morgan Stanley, Coty —, TD Cowen, FactSet, Keurig Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper, — CNBC's Michelle Fox, Alexander Harring, Yun Li, Jesse Pound, Pia Singh, Samantha Subin Organizations: Nvidia, Moderna, LSEG, Coty, Scotiabank, Mosaic
In 2023, the overall value of M&A transactions dipped globally to $2.9 trillion across 53,529 deals, down from $3.4 trillion across 57,830 transactions in 2022. Business Insider partnered with MergerLinks , a financial-data service that tracks deals, to present the fifth edition of "The Rainmakers," the 20 M&A bankers who orchestrated the largest deals in North America. MergerLinks tracks publicly announced deals and calculates deal values on a net basis, including both equity and debt pieces. This year’s list has a mix of returnees and first-timers and was dominated by energy bankers, including Goldman’s Sikhtian and Morgan Stanley’s Hoover. Nearly half of the bankers on this year's list worked on energy deals.
Persons: , Scott Sheffield, Goldman Sachs, Suhail Sikhtian, Morgan Stanley, Greg Weinberger, Aaron Hoover —, Patrick Ramsey, Claudio Sauer, Hess, Goldman’s Sikhtian, Morgan Stanley’s Hoover Organizations: Service, Pioneer Natural Resources, ExxonMobil, Sheffield, Pioneer, Exxon, Business, Centerview Partners, LSEG, MergerLinks, Chevron, Centerview, Health Partners, Pfizer, & $ Locations: Sheffield, Texas, North America
"Downgrade to Reduce (from Hold) while retaining target price of USD323 on valuation and lack of near-term catalysts." JPMorgan reiterates Amazon as a top idea JPMorgan said it sees further share gains for shares of Amazon. Redburn Atlantic Equities reiterates Microsoft as buy Redburn said it sees Microsoft's Azure gaining market share in cloud. Wells Fargo reiterates Target as overweight Wells raised its price target on the stock to $165 per share from $155. "We are initiating coverage of ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. with a Buy rating and a $4.25 Price Target.
Persons: Piper Sandler, Piper, Redburn, Cantor Fitzgerald, Cantor, Wells, Morgan Stanley, Dell, it's, DELL, Jefferies, Stifel, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, SEDG Organizations: Street, HSBC downgrades, HSBC, Home, JPMorgan, Palo Alto Networks, billings, Barclays, Norfolk, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walgreens, Microsoft, Sabre Corporation, Dell, EV, ChargePoint Holdings, Inc, UBS, HP
Dividend stocks have come under pressure in today's higher interest rate environment as investors have turned to bonds with juicy yields. They all have a next-twelve-months price-to-earnings ratio lower than the index and a dividend yield higher than the index. It has a 4.3% dividend yield and has gained about 1% year to date. Another utility play, Exelon , has a 4% dividend yield and is also up less than 1% so far this year. Lastly, investment banking giant Morgan Stanley has slipped nearly 9% so far this year and has a 4% dividend yield.
Persons: Brian Belski, Belski, Hunter C, Gary, Exelon, Gilead, Morgan Stanley, Ted Pick, — CNBC's Michael Bloom Organizations: BMO Capital Markets, American Electric, American Electric Power, Icahn Capital, Gilead Sciences, Therapeutics Locations: U.S
Nvidia set to report earnings: Here's what to expect
  + stars: | 2024-02-21 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
In this videoShare Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailNvidia set to report earnings: Here's what to expectJoseph Moore, Morgan Stanley semiconductor analyst, joins 'Squawk Box' to preview Nvidia's quarterly earnings results, what investors can expect from the tech giant, and more.
Persons: Joseph Moore, Morgan Stanley Organizations: Nvidia
A railroad stock and a fast food giant were in focus Wednesday among early analyst calls. Barclays raised its rating on Norfolk Southern to a buy-equivalent rating, and his new price target calls for about 20% upside. The firm downgraded the retailer to reduce from hold and maintained a $323 per share price target. — Brian Evans 5:44 a.m.: Barclays upgrades Norfolk Southern Norfolk Southern could see a shake-up to its leadership, and Barclays thinks these changes could lead to strong gains for the stock. He also hiked his price price target to $305 from $255.
Persons: SolarEdge's, Morgan Stanley, Andrew Percoco, Goldman Sachs, Brian Lee, SEDG, Vikram Bagri said.Bagri, — Brian Evans, Piper Sandler, Piper Sandler's, Rob D, Owens, Brian Evans, Daniela Bretthauer, John Ivankoe, Brandon Oglenski, Ancora, It's, Alan Shaw, Oglenski, Fred Imbert Organizations: CNBC, Barclays, Norfolk, JPMorgan, Palo Alto Networks, billings, Palo Alto, HSBC downgrades Home, Depot, HSBC, Home Depot, JPMorgan downgrades, Norfolk Southern, NSC Locations: Wendy's, Norfolk Southern Norfolk Southern, Norfolk Southern, Norfolk
Some Wall Street analysts are bracing for a pullback in Nvidia shares after the chipmaker reports fiscal fourth quarter results after the bell Wednesday. "We reiterate Buy/top pick ahead of NVDA Feb-21 earnings but won't be surprised to see a notable but brief pullback after the recent parabolic run-up in the stock," wrote Bank of America analyst Vivek Arya in a recent note. Nvidia shares slid more than 4% during Tuesday's session, but they have surged 40% in 2024. "Hence, we see limited room for further earnings upside in 2024 relative to the sales and earnings surprise that we saw in 2023." Even if Nvidia tops estimates, some on Wall Street anticipate a post-earnings decline akin to what's occurred during previous prints.
Persons: NVDA, Vivek Arya, Frank Lee, Tom O'Malley, Morgan Stanley's Joseph Moore, haven't, Rosenblatt, Raymond James, Srini Pajjuri, O'Malley, Timothy Arcuri, Evercore ISI's Julian Emanuel, — CNBC's Michael Bloom Organizations: Nvidia, Bank of America, HSBC, Barclays, UBS
Reserves held by big banks as a buffer against loan losses dipped below the amount of delinquent commercial real estate debt, per the FT.Late payments on commercial mortgages have jumped in the past year. Commercial real estate loans at least 30 days delinquent soared to $9.3 billion among the top banks last year. NEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementThe volume of commercial mortgages at least 30 days late on payment soared past total reserves held by the largest US banks last year.
Persons: , Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo Organizations: Service, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, The Financial Times, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Business Locations: Wells
Private credit firms can help companies raise money more quickly and with more flexibility than traditional lenders. Many everyday investors can't buy into big private credit funds, but they can get exposure to the space through the stocks of some of the biggest private lenders. Hamilton still sees upside in buying private credit firms, especially one stock. "Our credit and insurance teams had a remarkable year in 2023, with gross returns of 16.4% in the private credit strategies and 13% in liquid credit. There are also private credit firms that trade outside of the U.S., for investors who are able to buy stocks in foreign markets.
Persons: Matthew Bass, Morgan Stanley, Bruce Hamilton, Hamilton, Blackstone, Jonathan Gray, Morgan Stanley's Organizations: Federal Reserve, Companies, Apollo Global Management, APO, KKR, Intermediate Capital Group Locations: Preqin, U.S
Here are Tuesday's biggest calls on Wall Street: Morgan Stanley downgrades Oatly to equal weight from overweight Morgan Stanley resumed coverage of the oats company and said it sees too many negative catalysts. " Morgan Stanley reiterates Tesla as overweight Morgan Stanley said it's sticking with Tesla despite a slew of negative data points in a recent investor survey. Morgan Stanley reiterates Nvidia as overweight Morgan Stanley said it's standing by Nvidia heading into earnings later this week. Morgan Stanley initiates CG Oncology as buy Morgan Stanley said shares of the bladder cancer company are "compelling." "We initiate coverage on Morgan Stanley Direct Lending with a Buy rating and $23.50 PT.
Persons: Morgan Stanley downgrades Oatly, Morgan Stanley, Tesla, Bernstein, Siri, it's, Disney, Ingersoll Rand, Rosenblatt, MSCI's, Goldman Sachs, Wolfe, Piper Sandler, Riley, Grainger, Northcoast, JPMorgan downgrades Holley Organizations: Apple, Nvidia, Disney, RBC, Aerospace, BAE Systems, Caterpillar, SMCI, Deutsche Bank, JetBlue, Alaska Air, ASM, Health, BrightSpring Health, Brunswick Corporation, Barclays, JPMorgan, Mizuho, Oncology, UBS, Morgan, Fund, Seaport, Booking Holdings, " Bank of America, AIG, Bank of America, General Insurance Locations: Silicon Valley, Alaska, Brunswick, MIBS, Texas, Europe, Asia
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