Next Week Light on Data, Earnings


Markets Closed for New Year’s Day



Economic lookahead

Purchasing Managers Index Manufacturing Index (Dec.)



Economic lookahead

Redbook (Weekly)

Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Index (Dec.)

Construction Spending (Nov.)

Federal Open Market Committee Minutes

Featured Earnings

Landec Corporation (NASDAQ: LNDC) (Q2) EPS estimate of one cent, compared to five cents to prior-year quarter.

Resources Connection Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN) (Q2) EPS estimate of 20 cents, compared to 18 cents to prior-year quarter.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) (Q3) EPS estimate for loss of two cents, compared to gain of two cents to prior-year quarter.

Unifirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) (Q1) EPS estimate of $1.41, compared to $1.38 to prior-year quarter.



Economic lookahead

ADP Employment Report (Dec.)

PMI Services Index (Dec.)

EIA Petroleum Status Report (Dec. 26-Jan. 2)

Jobless Claims (Dec. 26-Jan. 2)

Balance Sheet

Money Supply

Featured Earnings

AngioDynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGO) (Q2) EPS estimate of 17 cents, compared to 19 cents in prior-year quarter.

Franklin Covey Company (NYSE: FC) (Q1) EPS estimate for loss of 33 cents, compared to loss of 29 cents in prior-year quarter.

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LW) (Q2) EPS estimate of 53 cents, compared to 63 cents in prior-year quarter.

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) (Q1) EPS estimate of 38 cents, compared to 21 cents in prior-year quarter.

Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC) (Q1) EPS estimate of 25 cents, compared to 24 cents in prior-year quarter.


Economic lookahead

Industrial product price index (Nov.) The Industrial Product Price Index rose 1.0% in October, mainly due to higher prices for motorized and recreational vehicles.

Raw Materials price Index (Nov.) The Raw Materials Price Index increased 3.8% in October, primarily due to higher prices for crude energy products.

Featured Earnings

Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (T.PJC.A) (Q3) EPS estimate of 28 cents, identical to prior-year quarter.



Economic lookahead

Employment Situation (Dec.)

International Trade (Nov.)

Factory Orders (Nov.)

ISM Non-Mfg Index (Dec.)

Featured Earnings

Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) (Q2) EPS estimate for gain of 50 cents, compared to loss of 48 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) (Q3) EPS estimate of $1.87, compared to $1.96 in the prior-year quarter.

Greenbrier Companies Inc. (NYSE: GBX) (Q1) EPS estimate of 91 cents, compared to 79 cents in the prior-year quarter.


Economic lookahead

Labour Force Survey (Dec.) Employment increased for the second consecutive month, up 80,000 in November. The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage points to 5.9%, the lowest rate since February 2008.

Canadian international merchandise trade (Nov.) Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world totaled $1.5 billion in October, narrowing from a $3.4-billion deficit in September. Exports were up 2.7% while imports decreased 1.6%