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Monday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Purchasing Managers Manufacturing Index (March)

Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Index (March)

Construction Spending (Feb.)

Featured Earnings

Ascendis Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ASND) (Q4) EPS estimates for loss of 61 cents, compared to 90 cents in the prior-year quarter.


Tuesday

Economic lookahead

International Trade (Feb.)

Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index (March)

Factory Orders (Feb.)

Redbook (Weekly)

Featured Earnings

A. Schulman Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLM) (Q2) EPS estimates of 30 cents, compared to 31 cents in the prior-year quarter. A. Schulman announced last week that it will increase its production capacity for color masterbatches in Europe.

Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE: AYI) (Q2) EPS estimates of $1.70, identical to the prior-year quarter. Last week, the company announced that at Shoptalk 2017, it will demonstrate its latest advancements in Internet of Things (IoT) technology for retailers, including its Indoor Positioning System (IPS) solution with its new retail asset tracking technology that enables retailers to deliver personalized shopping experiences, while significantly improving operational efficiency.

International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ: ISCA) (Q1) EPS estimates of 48 cents, compared to 44 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Landec Corporation (NASDAQ: LNDC) (Q3) EPS estimates of 18 cents, compared to one cent in the prior-year quarter. Last week, the company announced that Apio, Inc., Landec’s packaged fresh vegetable subsidiary, and Windset Holdings 2010 Ltd. have agreed to extend their relationship and Apio’s investment in Windset for five more years.

Canada

Economic lookhead

Canadian international merchandise trade (Feb.) Canada's merchandise trade balance with the world posted a third consecutive monthly surplus, widening from $447 million in December to $807 million in January. Exports were up 0.5% while imports edged down 0.3%.

Featured Earnings

Hudson's Bay Company (T.HBC) (Q4) EPS estimates of 55 cents, compared to 79 cents in the prior-year quarter

Wednesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

ADP Employment Report (March)

EIA Petroleum Report (Mar. 20-26)

PMI Services Index (March)

ISM Non-Mfg. Index (March)

FOMC Minutes

Featured Earnings

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.78, compared to $1.85 in the prior-year quarter

Mitcham Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: MIND) (Q4) EPS estimates for loss of 41 cents, compared to loss of 63 cents in the prior-year quarter

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) (Q2) EPS estimates of $1.36, compared to $1.31 in the prior-year quarter


Thursday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Challenger Job-Cut Report (March) This monthly report counts and categorizes announcements of corporate layoffs based on mass layoff data from state departments of labour

Jobless Claims (Mar. 27-April 3)

Federal Balance Sheet

Money Supply

Featured Earnings

CarMax Inc (NYSE: KMX) (Q4) EPS estimates of 79 cents, compared to 74 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.37, compared to $1.19 in the prior-year quarter.

RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) (Q3) EPS estimates of 12 cents, compared to 14 cents in the prior-year quarter.

WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) (Q2) EPS estimates of 90 cents, compared to 94 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic lookahead

Building permits (Feb.) The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 5.4% to $7.6 billion in January, following two consecutive monthly decreases.


Featured Earnings

Firan Technology Group Corporation (T.FTG) (Q1) EPS estimates of three cents, compared to two cents in the prior-year quarter.

Corus Entertainment Inc. Class B Non-Voting Shares (T.CJR.B) (Q2) EPS estimates of 19 cents, compared to 24 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Cogeco Inc. (T.CGO) (Q2) EPS estimates of 84 cents, compared to $1.98 in the prior-year quarter.

Sandvine Corporation (T.SVC) (Q1) EPS estimates of three cents, compared to four cents in the prior-year quarter.

Friday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Employment Situation (March)

Wholesale Trade (Feb.)

Canada

Economic lookahead

Labour Force Survey (March) Statistics Canada reported the economy added another 15,000 jobs in February, pushing the unemployment rate down to 6.6%