Financials Lead Market Rebound

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 1:39 PM
Financials Lead Market Rebound

Source: AP Photo/Richard Drew, File

What a difference a day makes.  It’s a fantastic rebound that’s orderly and inclusive with the strongest bounces in sectors that have seen the most selling in the past week or so.  Financials are the best performer, although interest rates not helping.  By the same token, growth is not popping as much as one might have assumed with the ten-year yield at current levels.

Conversely, those safe haven sectors are slowing down, as investors look out their foxholes, and for better places to be invested.

S&P 500 Index

+1.63%

Communication Services XLC

+1.13%

Consumer Discretionary XLY

+1.59%

Consumer Staples XLP

+0.25%

Energy XLE

+1.95%

Financials XLF

+2.95%

Health Care XLV

+1.44%

Industrials XLI

+2.64%

Materials XLB

+1.74%

Real Estate XLRE

+1.65%

Technology XLK

+1.48%

Utilities XLU

+0.75%

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Medical care facilities and hospitals dominate the top percentage gainers list after HCA posted a monster earnings result.

HCA – Reported a Beat on top and bottom; Issued upside FY21 EPS and Revenue guidance

  • Revenue +30.4% $14.44B; consensus $13.61B
  • Earnings per share $4.36; consensus $3.16
  • Operating Margin +17.3% from +17.6%

Guidance

  • FY21 EPS guidance $16.17 - $1710; consensus $14.09
  • FY21 Rev guidance $57.0 - $58.0B; consensus $55.25B

Key Sectors

  • Same facility admissions 532,041 +17.5% y/y
  • Equivalent admissions 916,212 +26.7% y/y
  • Revenue per equivalent admissions $15,756 +2.9% y/y
  • Impatient revenue $16,144 +2.5% y/y
  • Emergency room visits 2,128,428 +40.4% y/y