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Investor Focus Shifts: OpenAI’s Board Plans Drive Market Movement, Futures Primarily Upbeat.

Investor Focus Shifts

The S&P 500 futures contract rose 9 points, or 0.2%, while the Nasdaq 100 futures contract rose 65 points, or 0.4%, and Dow futures remained basically constant.

OpenAI to Appoint New Board Members

OpenAI is set to name several new board members in March, following intensifying regulatory scrutiny. The move comes after media reports suggested the US Securities and Exchange Commission was investigating whether OpenAI misled investors during a November upheaval, including the firing and reinstatement of CEO Sam Altman. The new board will include ex-Twitter Chair Bret Taylor, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, and Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo. Microsoft, OpenAI’s largest backer, will also take a non-voting, observing seat on the board.

JAB Group Announces $3 Billion Sale of Keurig Dr Pepper Shares in Market Shift

Keurig Dr Pepper has announced that European investment conglomerate JAB Holdings will sell up to 100 million shares in the US beverage maker. The move, worth around $3 billion at KDP’s most recent closing price, involves a subsidiary of JAB offloading around 87 million shares through a secondary offering. JAB has also given Morgan Stanley an option to buy over 13 million shares. This would be the largest secondary share sale of a US-listed group since 2022. JAB Chief Executive Joachim Creus said the proceeds will allow the firm to maintain its leverage target in line with its financial policies. He expects to remain a long-term anchor shareholder in KDP at or above the 20% ownership level.

Chinese Manufacturing Slows Down in February

Chinese factory activity decreased in February, following expectations and weakening broader economic weakness. The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index read 49.1, lower than the 49.2 recorded in January. This reading has been in the sub-50 territory, indicating contraction for five consecutive months. China’s manufacturing sector is one of the largest drivers of the economy and has been at the heart of a sluggish post-COVID rebound. Beijing has implemented monetary stimulus measures to boost growth, but these have provided limited support, leading investors to demand more targeted fiscal measures.

Economic Calendar

8:30 Fed’s Barkin Speech
9:45 PMI Manufacturing Index
10:00 ISM Manufacturing Index
10:00 Construction Spending
10:00 Consumer Sentiment
10:15 Fed’s Waller and Logan: “2024 report, Quantitative Tightening around the Globe: What Have We Learned?”
12:15 PM Fed’s Bostic: Economic Outlook
1:00 PM Baker-Hughes Rig Count
1:30 PM Fed’s Daly: “AI and the Labor Market”
3:30 PM Fed’s Kugler: “Pursuing the Dual Mandate”

Other Key Events:

  • Piper West Coast Financials Services Conference, 2/28-3/1, in Las Vegas

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