Employment Numbers Due for Canada Next Week

Monday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

Purchasing Managers Index – Manufacturing Index (Sept.)

Institute for Supply Management -- Manufacturing Index (Sept.)

Construction Spending (August)


Tuesday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

Motor Vehicle Sales (Sept.)

Gallup Economic Confidence Index (Sept.)

Redbook (Weekly)

Featured Earnings

AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) (Q2) EPS estimates of 56 cents, compared to 55 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Novagold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) (Q3) EPS estimates for loss of three cents, compared to loss of two cents in the prior-year quarter.

Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) (Q1) EPS estimates of 60 cents, identical to the prior-year quarter.

Wednesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

ADP Employment Report (Sept.)

PMI Services Index (Sept.)

ISM Non-Mfg. Index (Sept.)

EIA Petroleum Status Report (Sept. 26-Oct. 2)

Featured Earnings

8point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) (Q3) EPS estimates of 65 cents, compared to 38 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Acuity Brands Inc (NYSE: AYI) (Q4) EPS estimates of $2.30, compared to $2.09 in the prior-year quarter.

RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) (Q1) EPS estimates of 84 cents, compared to 83 cents in the prior-year quarter.


Thursday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

International Trade (Aug.)

Factory Orders (Aug.)

Jobless Claims (Sept. 19-25)

Federal Balance Sheet

Money Supply

Featured Earnings

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE) (Q2) EPS estimates of $1.30, compared to $1.22 in the prior-year quarter.

International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ: ISCA) (Q3) EPS estimates of five cents, compared to three cents in the prior-year quarter.

Trilogy Metals Inc. (NYSE: TMQ) (Q3) EPS estimates for loss of two cents, compared to loss of four cents in the prior-year quarter.


Canada

Economic Lookahead

Canadian international merchandise trade (August) Canada's merchandise trade deficit totaled $3.0 billion in July, narrowing from a $3.8-billion deficit in June. Imports fell 6.0% while exports decreased 4.9%.


Featured Earnings

Theratechnologies Inc. (T.TH) (Q3) EPS estimates for a loss of three cents, compared to a gain of one cent in the prior-year quarter.

Aphria Inc. (T.APH) (Q1) EPS estimates of breakeven, compared to gain of one cent in the prior-year quarter.

Friday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Employment Situation (Sept.)

Wholesale Trade (Aug.)

Consumer Credit (Aug.)

Canada

Economic lookahead

Labour Force Survey (Sept.) Employment was up 22,000 or 0.1% in August. The unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage points to 6.2%, matching the most recent low of October 2008, the month prior to the 2008-2009 labour-market downturn.