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Monday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Purchasing Managers Index – Services Index (May)

Factory Orders (April)

Institute for Supply Management – Non-Mfg. Index (May)

Featured Earnings

Ascena Retail Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) (Q3) EPS estimates of five cents, compared to 15 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Caseys General Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: CASY) (Q4) EPS estimates of 87 cents, compared to $1.19 in the prior-year quarter. In late April, Casey’s announced it would expand consumer choice by offering higher ethanol blends of E15 and E85 at 17 sites in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas. E15 is a fuel that contains 15% ethanol and works well for any car 2001 and newer. E85 contains up to 83% ethanol and is a choice for flex-fuel vehicle owners.

JinkoSolar Holding Company (NYSE: JKS) (Q1) EPS estimates of 48 cents, compared to $1.68 in the prior-year quarter. Last week, JinkoSolar announced that in a signing ceremony held at the Emirates Palace, the financial agreements for the debt and equity funding for the Sweihan Solar PV Independent Power Project were signed by the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, Sweihan Solar Holding Company Limited, a joint venture between JinkoSolar and Marubeni Corporation, and a syndicate of international and local banks.

Canada

Featured Earnings

Major Drilling Group International Inc. (T.MDI) (Q4) EPS estimates for loss of 12 cents, compared to a loss of 16 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Tuesday

Economic lookahead

Redbook (Weekly)

JOLTS (April) The U.S. Labor Department's JOLTS report tracks monthly change in job openings and offers rates on hiring and quits.

Featured Earnings

United Natural Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: UNFI) (Q3) EPS estimates of 76 cents, identical to prior-year quarter.

The Michaels Companies Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK) (Q1) EPS estimates of 39 cents, compared to 36 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Lands' End Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) (Q1) EPS estimates for loss of 25 cents, compared to loss of 18 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Featured Earnings

Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (T.MDF) (Q4) EPS estimates of 27 cents, compared to 16 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Wednesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Gallup U.S. Job Creation Index (May)

EIA Petroleum Report (May 23-29)

Featured Earnings

Brown Forman Inc Class B (NYSE: BF.B) (Q4) EPS estimates of 40 cents, compared to 41 cents in the prior-year quarter.

ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE: ABM) (Q2) EPS estimates of 43 cents, compared to 31 cents in the prior-year quarter. Last week, ABM announced its selection as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare 2017. This is the fifth time since 2010 that this segment of the Company’s business has been included on the prestigious list of employers in the healthcare industry.

Greif Inc. (NYSE: GEF) (Q2) EPS estimates of 71 cents, compared to 47 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic lookahead

Building permits (April) The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities fell 5.8% to $7.0 billion in March, marking a second consecutive monthly decrease.


Featured Earnings

Dollarama Inc. (T.DOL) (Q1) EPS estimates of 79 cents, compared to 68 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Transat A.T. Inc. (T.TRZ) (Q2) EPS estimates for loss of 25 cents, compared to a loss of 32 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Thursday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Jobless Claims (May 30-June 5)

Federal Balance Sheet

Money Supply

Featured Earnings

Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD) (Q3) EPS estimates of 51 cents, compared to 44 cents in the prior-year quarter.

J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.73, compared to $1.86 in the prior-year quarter.

Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE: MTN) (Q3) EPS estimates of $4.99, compared to $4.23 in the prior-year quarter.

ARI Network Services Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIS) (Q3) EPS estimates of seven cents, compared to three cents in the prior-year quarter.

Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) (Q1) EPS estimates of 34 cents, compared to 48 cents in the prior-year quarter.


Canada

Economic lookahead

New Housing Price Index (April) This index rose 0.2% in March compared with the previous month.

Featured Earnings

Transcontinental Inc. (T.TCL.A) (Q2) EPS estimates of 50 cents, compared to 44 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Hudson's Bay Company (T.HBC) (Q1) EPS estimates for loss of 73 cents, compared to loss of 50 cents in the prior-year quarter.

exactEarth Ltd. (T.XCT) (Q2) EPS estimates for loss of 10 cents, compared to a loss of $1.39 in the prior-year quarter.


Friday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Wholesale Trade (April)

Featured Earnings

Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (NYSE: FGP) (Q3) EPS estimates of 24 cents, compared to 19 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic lookahead

Labour Force Survey (May) Employment was little changed in April, while the unemployment rate declined 0.2 percentage points to 6.5%, the lowest rate since October 2008.

Featured Earnings

Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. (T.IRG) (Q2) EPS estimates of six cents, compared to four cents in the prior-year quarter.