IPO Insanity!!

Tale of the Tape

Welcome to Wednesday, y’all. It was a peaceful summer day out there in the markets. 🏖️ ☀️

The Nasdaq and small-caps tacked on another green day, 3/3 this week. The Dow and S&P 500 each fell < 0.25%. 

Three sectors closed green. Here were today’s top-performing sectors: $XLY +0.77%, $XLE +0.28%, and $XLF 0.19%. 

Crypto cranked back for a second day of gains. 💪 Bitcoin bounced 1.5% to $33K. Ethereum earned 2.8%, but stayed below $2K.  

$TSP spiked 11.5%, $CLOV climbed 9.5%, and $FSR flew 9.2%.

Here are the closing prints: 

S&P 5004,241-0.11%
Russell 20002,3030.33%
Dow Jones33,874-0.21%

Earnings Roundup

Winnebago Industries announced Q3 results before the bell today. The motorhome manufacturer reported record revenue. 💪

Here are the stats:

EPS: $2.16 vs $1.76 est
Revenue: $960.7M, +138% YoY

$WGO lost 0.81% today.

KB Homes beat earnings expectations and grew revenue 58% YoY. 🏗️ 🏡

Here are the details:

EPS: $1.50 vs $1.29 est
Revenue: $1.44B, +58% YoY

Jeffrey Mezger, CEO of $KBH, said: 

Our second quarter results reflect the sustained strength and health of our business. In particular, our ability to optimize our assets was evident in our gross margin rising above 21%, which drove our operating margin to exceed 11%, both of which represented the best quarterly margins we have generated in many years. 

$KBH climbed 0.32%.

FTX Is Ballin’ 💰 ⚾

Crypto and sportspreviously two different planets, but now they share common ground. FTX just became the official cryptocurrency exchange partner of Major League Baseball. ⚾

The partnership aims to increase awareness for FTX and crypto. FTX can now do international marketing under MLB’s brand, and the exchange’s logo is a patch on umpire uniforms. 

This isn’t the first time FTX’s 29-year-old CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried, has dabbled in sports. FTX bought naming rights to the Miami Heat stadium. 🏀 🔥 The 19-year deal is worth $135M. 

And last month, the crypto exchange signed a 10-year, multimillion-dollar partnership with TSM. The $210M deal gave FTX naming rights to the eSports company FTX TSM. 

Bankman-Fried is quite the baller. ⚾ 🏀 💰

IPO Insanity 

Financial news has been buzzing recently about some upcoming IPOs. 🐝

In the coming months, Krispy Kreme will make its return to the stock market. The company seeks a $4B valuation, and looks to raise over $640M in its market debut.

Second up is Warby Parker, which confidentially filed its own IPO after years of rumors. The company was valued at $3B for its raise in 2020. 👓  🤑

Finally, the salad chain Sweetgreen also confidentially filed for IPO on Monday. The company was valued at $1.8B earlier this year

Overall, the IPO rush shows an insane level of demand for new stocks in capital markets. 🔥 🔥

Bitcoin’s BFF ❤️ 

ARK CEO Cathie Wood is keeping her faith in Bitcoin. After Tuesday’s harsh sell-off, Cathie bought the Bitcoin dip. Call her BTC.X’s BFF. ❤️

Ark Investment Management added 1,046,002 shares of the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust to the Ark Next Generation Internet ETF (ARKW). Now, the fund’s total GBTC holdings are ~8.5M shares, worth just under $239M. Cha-chiiiing. 🤑

Wood also bought shares of Coinbase. The Ark Innovation ETF (ARKK) added 214,718 $COIN shares. ARKK now holds 3.6M shares of Coinbase, worth over $801M.

Cathie Wood is a crypto believer, and she’s aiming for a price target of $500K. 🎯

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