Abbreviated Week Leading up to Easter

Monday

U.S.

Featured Earnings

Citigroup (NYSE:C) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.79, compared to $1.68 in the prior-year quarter.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) (Q1) EPS estimates of $5.06, compared to $6.95 in the prior-year quarter.

M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB) (Q1) EPS estimates of $3.29, compared to $2.94 in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic lookahead

CREA Stats (Mar.) The Canadian Real Estate Association said national home sales plummeted 9.1% month-over-month in February. Actual (not seasonally-adjusted) activity was down 4.4% year-over-year.

Featured Earnings

Aphria Inc. (T.APHA) (Q3) EPS estimates of three cents, compared to eight cents in the prior-year quarter.

Tuesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Redbook Index (Apr.6-12)

Featured Earnings

International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) (Q1) EPS estimates of $2.22, compared to $2.45 in the prior-year quarter.

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) (Q1) EPS estimates of 57 cents, compared to 64 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (Q1) EPS estimates of $2.04, compared to $2.06 in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic lookahead

International Transactions in Securities (Feb.) Foreign investors acquired $28.4 billion of Canadian securities in January, following a significant divestment in December. Meanwhile, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $8.8 billion, led by sales of U.S. shares.

Monthly Survey of Manufacturing (Feb.) Manufacturing sales increased 1.0% to $57.1 billion in January, following three consecutive monthly decreases. Higher sales in the food as well as the electrical equipment, appliance and component industries were the main contributors to the gains in January.

Wednesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Housing Starts (March)

Building Permits (March)

Trade Balance (Feb.)

Wholesale Inventories (Feb.)

EIA Crude Stocks Change (April 3-9)

Fed Beige Book

Featured Earnings

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) (Q1) EPS estimates of 93 cents, compared to 88 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) (Q1) EPS estimates of $1.17, compared to $1.45 in the prior-year quarter.

PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) (Q1) EPS estimates of 92 cents, compared to 96 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic lookahead

Consumer Price Index (March) Inflation rose 1.5% on a year-over-year basis in February, up from a 1.4% increase in January. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI increased 0.3% in February.

International Merchandise Trade (March) Canada's exports declined 3.8% in December, mainly due to lower crude oil prices, while imports were up 1.6%. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world widened from $2.0 billion in November to a record $4.6 billion in December.

Featured Earnings

Metro Inc. (T.MRU) (Q2) EPS estimates of 63 cents, compared to 47 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Thursday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Retail Sales (March)

Business Inventories (Feb.)

Weekly Jobless Figures (April 7-13)

Featured Earnings

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) (Q1) EPS estimates of $2.01, compared to $1.86 in the prior-year quarter.

Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) (Q1) EPS estimates of $1.83, compared to $1.95 in the prior-year quarter.

PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE:PPG) (Q1) EPS estimates of $1.21, compared to $1.39 in the prior-year quarter.



Canada

Economic lookahead

Retail Sales (Feb.) Retail sales decreased for the third consecutive month in January, declining 0.3% to $50.1 billion.

Employment Insurance (Feb.) The number of people receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits fell to 435,600 in January, down 9,800 (2.2%) from December.

Featured Earnings

Rogers Communications Inc. (T.RCI.B) (Q1) EPS estimates of 95 cents, compared to 90 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Friday

Markets in Canada and the U.S. are closed for Good Friday