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Monday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

Purchasing Managers Services Index (Nov.)

Institute for Supply Management Non-Mfg. Index (Nov.)

Featured Earnings

GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ: GWPH) (Q4) EPS estimates for loss of $1.48, compared to a loss of 85 cents in the prior-year quarter.

iRhythm Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: IRTC) (Q3) EPS estimates for loss of 27 cents; prior-year readings not available.

Canada

Hudson's Bay Company (T.HBC) (Q3) EPS estimates for loss of 24 cents, compared to a loss of four cents in the prior-year quarter. Early in November, the chain reported that on a constant currency basis, consolidated comparable sales decreased 3.6% following last year’s increase of 2.0%.

Tuesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

International Trade (Oct.)

Factory Orders (Oct.)

Redbook (Weekly)

Featured Earnings

AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO) (Q1) EPS estimates of $9.34, compared to $8.29 in the prior-year quarter.

Bob Evans Farms Inc. (NASDAQ: BOBE) (Q2) EPS estimates of 44 cents, compared to 41 cents in the prior-year quarter.

The Michaels Companies Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK) (Q3) EPS estimates of 98 cents, compared to 80 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic lookahead

Canadian international merchandise trade (Oct.) Canada's imports rose 4.7% to a record $47.6 billion in September. Exports edged up 0.1% to $43.5 billion. Consequently, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world widened from $2.0 billion in August to a record $4.1 billion in September.

Featured Earnings

Bank of Montreal (T.BMO) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.86, compared to $1.90 in the prior-year quarter. At the end of November, BMO was named Best Bank for the Canadian Dollar for the sixth consecutive year by FX Week.

Laurentian Bank of Canada (T.LB) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.43, compared to $1.44 in the prior-year quarter.

Transcontinental Inc. (T.TCL.A) (Q4) EPS estimates of 74 cents, compared to 78 cents in the prior-year quarter. In late November, Transcontinental announced that Board Chair Isabelle Marcoux received the prestigious recognition of being named one of Canada's 100 most powerful women in 2016 by the Women's Executive Network for the third time in her career.

Wednesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

JOLTS (Oct.) The U.S. Labor Department's JOLTS report tracks monthly change in job openings and offers rates on hiring and quits.

EIA Petroleum Report (Nov. 28-Dec.4)

Consumer Credit (Oct.)

Featured Earnings

Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFB) (Q2) EPS estimates of 50 cents, compared to 49 cents in the prior-year quarter. In mid-November, Brown-Forman increased its quarterly cash dividend on its Class A and Class B Common Stock by 7.4% to 18 1/4 cents per share from the prior quarter’s 17 cents per share.

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) (Q2) EPS estimates for loss of 68 cents, compared to loss of 51 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OLLI) (Q3) EPS estimates of 14 cents, compared to 11 cents in the prior-year quarter.


Canada

Featured Earnings

Dollarama Inc. (T.DOL) (Q3) EPS estimates of 86 cents, compared to 78 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Major Drilling Group International Inc. (T.MDI) (Q2) EPS estimates for a loss of eight cents, compared to loss of seven cents in the prior-year quarter.

Input Capital Corp. (T.INP) (Q2) EPS estimates of breakeven, identical to the prior-year quarter.

Thursday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Jobless Claims (Nov. 30-Dec.5)

Federal Balance Sheet

Money Supply

Featured Earnings

Cooper Companies Inc. (NYSE: COO) (Q4) EPS estimates of $2.24, compared to $2.00 in the prior-year quarter. In early November, CooperSurgical acquired Wallace, the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) segment of Smiths Medical, a division of Smiths Group plc, for a purchase price of approximately $168 million U.S.

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) (Q2) EPS estimates of 38 cents, compared to 17 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Peak Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) (Q2) EPS estimates for loss of 59 cents, compared to loss of 49 cents in the prior-year quarter.

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) (Q4) EPS estimates of 22 cents, compared to 21 cents in the prior-year quarter. Toro announced in early November, that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Regnerbau Calw GmbH, a privately held manufacturer of professional irrigation equipment.

Canada

Economic lookahead

Building permits (Oct.) Municipalities issued $6.9 billion worth of building permits in September, down 7.0% from August.

New Housing Price Index (Oct.) The New Housing Price Index rose 0.2% in September compared with the previous month

Featured Earnings

Dominion Diamond Corporation (T.DDC) (Q3) EPS estimates of seven cents, compared to eight cents in the prior-year quarter.

Altius Minerals Corporation (T.ALS) (Q2) EPS estimates of three cents, compared to six cents in the prior-year quarter.

Lumenpulse Inc. (T.LMP) (Q2) EPS estimates of 15 cents, compared to 11 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Friday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Consumer Sentiment – preliminary (Dec.) The University of Michigan's Consumer Survey Center questions 500 households each month on their financial conditions and attitudes about the economy.

Wholesale Trade (Oct.) Wholesale trade measures the dollar value of sales made and inventories held by merchant wholesalers.


Featured Earnings

Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (NYSE: FGP) (Q1) EPS estimates for loss of 42 cents, compared to loss of 33 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE: MCC) (Q3) EPS estimates of 22 cents, compared to 31 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) (Q1) EPS estimates for loss of $1.57, compared to loss of $1.63 in the prior-year quarter.



Canada

Featured Earnings

BRP Inc. (T.DOO) (Q3) EPS estimates of 75 cents, compared to 62 cents in the prior-year quarter.