Much Activity Packed into Short Week

Monday

U.S.

Featured Earnings

Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) (Q4) EPS estimates for loss of 13 cents, compared to a loss of 54 cents.

SeaChange International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEAC) (Q4) EPS estimates for loss of nine cents, compared to a loss of 66 cents.

Canada

Economic lookahead

Housing Starts (March) Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reported housing starts on pace during February to hit 204,669 units in Canada, whereas January saw them hitting 200,255 units

Tuesday

Economic lookahead

JOLTS (Feb.) The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey report tracks monthly change in job openings and offers rates on hiring and quits.

Redbook (Weekly)

Featured Earnings

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ: OZRK) (Q1) EPS estimates of 71 cents, compared to 57 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Featured Earnings

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (V.PTM) (Q2) EPS estimates for loss of three cents, compared to a loss of two cents.

Wednesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Import, Export Prices (March)

EIA Petroleum Report (Mar. 27-April 3)

Treasury Budget

Featured Earnings

DAVIDsTEA Inc. (NASDAQ: DTEA) (Q4) EPS estimates of 36 cents, compared to 42 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) (Q1) EPS estimates of 46 cents, compared to 44 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE: PIR) (Q4) EPS estimates of 33 cents, compared to 23 cents in the prior-year quarter.


Canada

Economic lookahead

Bank of Canada Rate Announcement (10 a.m.)

Featured Earnings

Dominion Diamond Corporation (T.DDC) (Q4) EPS estimates for loss of four cents, compared to a loss of 18 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Thursday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Producer Price Index – Final Demand (Mar.)

Consumer Sentiment (April – prelimnary)

Jobless Claims (April 4-10)

Federal Balance Sheet

Money Supply

Featured Earnings

Apogee Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG) (Q4) EPS estimates of 70 cents, compared to 69 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) (Q1) EPS estimates of $1.26, compared to $1.11 in the prior-year quarter.

Commerce Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH) (Q1) EPS estimates of 65 cents, compared to 62 cents in the prior-year quarter.

JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) (Q1) EPS estimates of $1.51, compared to $1.35 in the prior-year quarter.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (NYSE: TSM) (Q1) EPS estimates of 53 cents, compared to 38 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) (Q1) EPS estimates of 97 cents, compared to 99 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic lookahead

Monthly Survey of Manufacturing (Feb.) Manufacturing sales rose for the third consecutive month, up 0.6% to $53.8 billion in January.

New Housing Price Index (Feb.) This index edged up 0.1% in January compared with the previous month.

Featured Earnings

IntelliPharmaCeutics International Inc. (T.IPCI) (Q1) EPS estimates for loss of eight cents, compared to a loss of nine cents in the prior-year quarter.

Friday

Markets Closed in Canada for Good Friday

U.S. Banks Open, Markets Closed

Economic lookahead

Consumer Price Index (March)

Retail Sales (March)

Business Inventories (Feb.) Business inventories consist of the dollar amount of inventories held by manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. The level of inventories in relation to sales is an important indicator of the near-term direction of production activity.