U.S. Investors Brace for Job News Next Week


Monday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

Personal Income and Outlays (Dec.)

Pending Home Sales (Dec.)

Featured Earnings

Crane Company (NYSE: CR) (Q4) EPS estimates of 98 cents, compared to $1.12 in the prior-year quarter.

Heartland Financial USA Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF) (Q4) EPS estimates of 98 cents, compared to $1.12 in the prior-year quarter. This week, Heartland approved a 10% increase in its regular quarterly cash dividend to $0.11 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable March 3, to stockholders of record at the close of business on February 17.

Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS) (Q4) EPS estimates of 13 cents, compared to 16 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Featured Earnings

Teranga Gold Corporation (T.TGZ) (Q4) EPS estimates of one cent, compared to five cents in the prior-year quarter. Early in January, the company announced 2016 gold production of 216,735 ounces, exceeding the high end of its 2016 production guidance range of 200,000 to 215,000 ounces.

Tuesday

Economic lookahead

FOMC Meeting Begins

Employment Cost Index (Q4, 2016)

Chicago Purchasing Managers Index (Jan.)

Consumer Confidence (Jan.)

Farm Prices (Jan.)

Redbook (Weekly)

Featured Earnings

1-800 FLOWERS.COM Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS) (Q2) EPS estimates of 94 cents, compared to 92 cents in the prior-year quarter

Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.45, compared to $1.37 in the prior-year quarter

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) (Q4) EPS estimates of $3.22, compared to $3.28 in the prior-year quarter

Canada

Economic lookahead

Gross Domestic Product (Nov.) After increasing for four consecutive months, real gross domestic product was down 0.3% in October.

Industrial Product Price Index (Dec.) The Index rose 0.3% in November.

Raw Materials Price Index (Dec.) The Index decreased 2.0% in November, mainly due to lower prices for crude energy products.

Featured Earnings

Imperial Oil Limited (T.IMO) (Q4) EPS estimates of 37 cents, compared to 10 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Wednesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Motor Vehicle Sales (Jan.)

EIA Petroleum Report (Jan. 24-30)

ADP Employment Report (Jan.)

PMI Manufacturing Index (Jan.)

Institute for Supply Management Mfg. Index (Jan.)

Construction Spending (Dec.)

FOMC Meeting Announcement

Featured Earnings

Bottomline Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: EPAY) (Q2) EPS estimates of six cents, compared to 17 cents in the prior-year quarter. In December, the company announced its fifth-consecutive win at this year’s Document Manager Awards, organised by DM Magazine.

Dominion Resources Inc. (NYSE: D) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.00, compared to 70 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.12, compared to 59 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Featured Earnings

Exco Technologies Limited (T.XTC) (Q1) EPS estimates of 29 cents, compared to 28 cents in the prior-year quarter.

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (T.ATA) (Q3) EPS estimates of nine cents, compared to 21 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Rogers Sugar Inc. (T.RSI) (Q1) EPS estimates of 15 cents, compared to 13 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (T.BIP.UN) (Q4) EPS estimates of 30 cents, compared to three cents in the prior-year quarter.

Thursday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Jobless Claims (Jan. 25-Feb.1)

Productivity and Costs (Q4, 2016)

Federal Balance Sheet

Money Supply

Featured Earnings

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.41, compared to one dollar in the prior-year quarter.

Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. (NASDAQ: BECN) (Q1) EPS estimates of 44 cents, compared to 41 cents in the prior-year quarter. Early in January, the company acquired Eco Insulation Supply, a distributor of insulation and related accessories serving Connecticut, Southern New England and the New York City metropolitan area

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) (Q4) EPS estimates of 54 cents, compared to $2.17 in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Featured Earnings

Wi-LAN Inc. (T.WIN) (Q4) EPS estimates of six cents, compared to 13 cents in the prior-year quarter. This week, Wi-LAN announced that one of its subsidiaries, North Star Innovations, Inc. and PLL Technologies, Inc., have entered into patent license agreements with Nanya Technology Corporation.

BCE Inc. (T.BCE) (Q4) EPS estimates of 78 cents, compared to 72 cents in the prior-year quarter. Last week, Bell Let's Talk and all four Atlantic provinces announced unprecedented support for child and youth mental health across the region with a combined gift of $2 million to the Strongest Families Institute.

Saputo Inc. (T.SAP) (Q3) EPS estimates of 50 cents, compared to 44 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Open Text Corporation (T.OTC) (Q2) EPS estimates of $1.04, compared to $1.01 in the prior-year quarter.


Friday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Employment Situation (Jan.)

PMI Services Index (Jan.)

Factory Orders (Dec.)

ISM Non-Mfg. Index (Jan.)

Featured Earnings

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.08, identical to the prior-year quarter.

Honda Motor Company Ltd. (NYSE: HMC) (Q3) EPS estimates of 49 cents, compared to 57 cents the prior-year quarter.

Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.08, identical to the prior-year quarter. The company’s president will speak to investors and securities analysts at the 2017 Credit Suisse Energy Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 14.


Canada

Featured Earnings

Norbord Inc. (T.OSB) (Q4) EPS estimates of 52 cents compared to 19 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Colliers International Group Inc. (T.CIGI) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.05 compared to $1.06 in the prior-year quarter.