Eyes Cast on Jobs Figures Next Week


Monday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Personal Income and Outlays (Mar.)

Gallup U.S. Consumer Spending Measure (Apr.)

Purchasing Managers Index Manufacturing (Apr.)

Institute for Supply Management Index (Apr.)

Construction Spending (Mar.)

Featured Earnings

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) (Q1) EPS estimates of 89 cents, compared to $1.18 in the prior-year quarter.

Edison International (NYSE: EIX) (Q1) EPS estimates of 86 cents, compared to 82 cents in the prior-year quarter. Last week, Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International company, and General Electric unveiled the world’s first battery-gas turbine hybrid system in Norwalk, California. This is the first of two units that GE has delivered for SCE only months after announcing initial deployment plans of this innovative technology.

GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) (Q1) EPS estimates of 37 cents, compared to 40 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Featured Earnings

Agrium Inc. (T.AGU) (Q1) EPS estimates for loss of seven cents, compared to gain of five cents in the prior-year quarter. Last week, Agrium announced it had successfully commissioned its new urea plant with its first run of urea production at the Borger Nitrogen Operations facility in Texas. The company continues to ramp up production and expects to reach full operational capacity by the end of the second quarter of 2017.


Tuesday

Economic lookahead

Motor Vehicle Sales (Apr.)

Gallup U.S. Economic Index (Apr.)

FOMC Meeting Begins

Redbook (Weekly)


Featured Earnings

1-800 FLOWERS.COM Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS) (Q3) EPS estimates for loss of 18 cents, compared to loss of 14 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) (Q3) EPS estimates of four cents, compared to five cents in the prior-year quarter. In mid-April, CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, gave Viavi a 5-Star rating in its 2017 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is CRN's definitive listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) (Q2) EPS estimates of $2.93, compared to $3.00 in the prior-year quarter.


Canada

Featured Earnings

Fortis Inc. (T.FTS) (Q1) EPS estimates of 72 cents, compared to 67 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Kinross Gold Corporation (T.K) (Q1) EPS estimates of breakeven, identical to the prior-year quarter.

Intact Financial Corporation (T.IFC) (Q1) EPS estimates of $1.13, compared to $1.46 in the prior-year quarter.

Wednesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

ADP Employment Report (Apr.)

Gallup U.S. Job Creation Index (Apr.)

PMI Services Index (Apr.)

ISM Non-Mfg. Index (Apr.)

EIA Petroleum Report (April 18-24)

FOMC Meeting Announcement (2 p.m.)

Featured Earnings

3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) (Q1) EPS estimates for gain of seven cents, compared to a loss of five cents in the prior-year quarter. In mid-April, the company announced a price drop of more than 30% of its production-ready ProX® SLS 500 3D printing system in North America and Europe, an aggressive move to increase market share and drive adoption of the technology as companies look to shift production to additive manufacturing.

CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF) (Q1) EPS estimates of nine cents, compared to 40 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FOXF) (Q1) EPS estimates of 27 cents, compared to 16 cents in the prior-year quarter.



Canada

Featured Earnings

Tourmaline Oil Corp. (T.TOU) (Q1) EPS estimates for gain of 29 cents, compared to a loss of 17 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Manulife Financial Corporation (T.MFC) (Q1) EPS estimates of 52 cents, compared to 44 cents in the prior-year quarter. Last week, Manulife Exchange Trade Funds closed their initial offering of units and began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Loblaw Companies Limited (T.L) EPS estimates of 88 cents, compared to 82 cents in the prior-year quarter. Last week, Loblaw and Brookfield Business Partners L.P. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Brookfield Business Partners, and its institutional partners, will acquire 100% of Loblaw's gas station operations.

Thursday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Challenger Job-Cut Report (Apr.)

International Trade (Mar.)

Productivity and Costs (Q1)

Factory Orders (Mar.)

Jobless Claims (April 25-May 1)

Federal Balance Sheet

Money Supply

Featured Earnings

Apache Corporation (NASDAQ: APA) (Q1) EPS estimates for gain of 21 cents, compared to loss of 40 cents in prior-year quarter.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) (Q1) EPS estimates of 24 cents, compared to 25 cents in prior-year quarter.

Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MSI) (Q1) EPS estimates of 50 cents, compared to 42 cents in prior-year quarter.


Canada

Economic lookahead

Canadian international merchandise trade (Mar.) Canada's merchandise trade balance with the world posted a $972-million deficit in February. Exports were down 2.4% while imports edged up 0.6%.


Featured Earnings

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (T.CNQ) (Q1) EPS estimates for gain of 30 cents, compared to loss of 50 cents in prior-year quarter.

Great-West Lifeco Inc. (T.GWO) (Q1) EPS estimates of 70 cents, compared to 62 cents in prior-year quarter.

Pembina Pipeline Corporation (T.PPL) (Q1) EPS estimates of 35 cents, compared to 23 cents in prior-year quarter.


Friday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Employment Situation (Apr.)

Consumer Credit (Mar.)

Featured Earnings

E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) (Q1) EPS estimates for loss of four cents, compared to gain of six cents in prior-year quarter.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) (Q1) EPS estimates of 29 cents, compared to seven cents in prior-year quarter.

VWR Corporation (NASDAQ: VWR) (Q1) EPS estimates of 41 cents, compared to 40 cents in prior-year quarter.



Canada

Economic lookahead

Labour Force Survey (April) Employment was up 19,000 or 0.1% in March, while the unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.7% as more people searched for work.


Featured Earnings

TransCanada Corporation (T.TRP) (Q1) EPS estimates of 73 cents, compared to 70 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Imperial Oil Limited (T.IMO) (Q1) EPS estimates for gain of 39 cents, compared to loss of 12 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Husky Energy Inc. (T.HSE) (Q1) EPS estimates for gain of five cents, compared to loss of 47 cents in the prior-year quarter.