Morning Briefing: 10 Things You Should Know

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Monday, May 6:

1. -- U.S. stock futures were flat Monday after the S&P 500 surged past 1,600 for the first time on Friday.

The S&P 500 achieved record levels Friday as job growth in April eased concern that the world's largest economy was unable to translate corporate profits into lower unemployment.


2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. Monday is bare.


3. -- U.S. stocks on Friday posted gains as jobs growth in April eased concern that the world's largest economy was unable to translate corporate profits into lower unemployment.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday gained 1% to close at 14,975.19 after reaching as high as 15,009.59 intraday. The S&P 500 added 1.1% to 1,614.41 after touching its own intraday high of 1,618.49, shattering 1,600 for the first time.


4. -- BMC Software ( BMC) is close to being acquired by a private-equity group made up of Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital, Reuters reported, citing two people familiar with the matter.

An announcement could be made Monday.

The negotiated price is around $46 a share, one of the people told Reuters, which would value the deal at $6.55 billion.

BMC shares closed Friday at $45.58.

The deal would be one of the largest leveraged buyouts so far this year, Reuters noted.


5. -- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A) posted first-quarter profit on Friday of $4.89 billion, or $2,977 a class A share, up 51% from $3.25 billion a year earlier.

Berkshire Hathaway said revenue rose 15% to $43.87 billion from $38.15 billion a year earlier.

Buffett is expected Monday to do a number of TV interviews following Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders' meeting over the weekend.


6. -- Some JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) investors are pushing to separate the chairman and CEO roles at the bank following the "London whale" trading losses, Reuters reported, which occurred last year under Jamie Dimon's watch.

The largest U.S. bank holds its annual meeting in two weeks.

Two of the bank's top 10 shareholders told Reuters they are considering voting in favor of the proposal following the big losses the bank suffered last year in bad derivative bets.


7. -- General Motors ( GM) and its joint ventures in China sold 261,870 vehicles there in April, up 15.3% from a year earlier, GM said Monday.


8. -- Sysco ( SYY), the food distributor, is expected by Wall Street to report fiscal third-quarter earnings of 43 cents a share on revenue of $11.1 billion.


9. -- Tyson Foods ( TSN), the beef, chicken and pork processor, posted on Monday fiscal second-quarter profit of $95 million, or 26 cents a share, on revenue of $8.42 billion.

Analysts were expecting profit of 45 cents a share on revenue of $8.58 billion.


10. -- Google is close to unveiling an à la carte subscription service for some of YouTube's specialist video channels, the Financial Times reported.

The move could be announced as early as this week. It will apply to as many as 50 YouTube channels, people familiar with the plan told the newspaper. Viewers will be able to subscribe to each channel for as little as $1.99 a month.


-- Written by Joseph Woelfel

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