Last Jobs Reports of ’16 Due Next Week


Monday

U.S. and Canada

Markets shut down for New Year’s Day


Tuesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Purchasing Managers Index Manufacturing Index (Dec.)

Institute for Supply Management (Dec.)

Construction Spending (Nov.)

Wednesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

ADP Employment Report (Dec.)

Redbook (Weekly)

FOMC Minutes

Featured Earnings

Landec Corporation (NASDAQ: LNDC) (Q2) EPS estimates of seven cents, identical to prior-year quarter

Resources Connection Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN) (Q2) EPS estimates of 19 cents, compared to 23 cents in the prior-year quarter

Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC) (Q1) EPS estimates of 22 cents, compared to 24 cents in the prior-year quarter

Unifirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) (Q1) EPS estimates of $1.57, compared to $1.78 in the prior-year quarter


Thursday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

EIA Petroleum Report (Dec. 26-Jan. 2)

Jobless Claims (Dec. 27-Jan. 3)

PMI Services Index (Dec.)

ISM Non-Mfg. Index (Dec.)

Federal Balance Sheet

Money Supply

Featured Earnings

Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) (Q3) EPS estimates of $1.70, compared to $1.42 in the prior-year quarter.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE) (Q3) EPS estimates of $1.82, compared to $2.00 in the prior-year quarter.

Monsanto Company (MON) (Q1) EPS estimates for loss of four, compared to loss of 11 cents in the prior-year quarter. In mid-December, Monsanto shareowners approved the merger of Monsanto with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bayer Aktiengesellschaft. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Monsanto shareowners will receive $128 per share in cash at the closing of the merger.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) (Q1) EPS estimates of $1.09, compared to $1.03 in the prior-year quarter. During the week before Christmas, as part of its comprehensive national plan to combat drug abuse, Walgreens expanded availability of naloxone, a lifesaving opioid antidote, without requiring a prescription to Mississippi, Missouri and Washington D.C. That brings the total distributionto 33 states

Canada

Economic lookahead

Industrial Product Price Index (Nov.) IPPI rose 0.7% in October, led by higher prices for energy and petroleum products.

Raw Materials Price Index (Nov.) RMPI increased 3.3%, mainly due to higher prices for crude energy products.

Featured Earnings

Sandvine Corporation (T.SVC) (Q4) EPS estimates of two cents, compared to 17 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Friday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Employment Situation (Dec.)

International Trade (Nov.)

Factory Orders (Nov.)

Featured Earnings

AngioDynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGO) (Q2) EPS estimates of 16 cents, compared to 14 cents in the prior-year quarter.


Canada

Economic lookahead

Labour Force Survey (Dec.) Employment was up 11,000, or 0.1%, in November from the month before. With fewer people searching for work, the unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 6.8%.

Featured Earnings

Jean Coutu Group (T.PJC.A) (Q3) EPS estimates of 28 cents, compared to 31 cents in the prior-year quarter.