Stateside CPI Due out in U.S. Next Week

Monday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (Dec.)

Factory Orders (Nov.)

Featured Earnings

Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC) (Q1) EPS estimates of 38 cents, compared to 30 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic lookahead

IVEY PMI (Dec.) The PMI for November registered at 57.2, below the reading of 61.8 for October, and 63 for November 2017.

Tuesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Trade Balance (Nov.)

JOLTS Job Opening (Dec.)

Redbook Index (Weekly)

Featured Earnings

AZZ Inc. (NYSE:AZZ) (Q3) EPS estimates for gain of 61 cents, compared to loss of one cent in the prior-year quarter.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) (Q3) EPS estimates of $2.16, compared to $2.38 in the prior-year quarter.

Lindsay Corporation (NYSE:LNN) (Q1) EPS estimates of 47 cents, compared to 30 cents in the prior-year quarter.

SMART Global Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SGH) (Q1) EPS estimates of $1.62, compared to 98 cents in the prior-year quarter.


Canada

Economic lookahead

Canadian International Merchandise Trade (Nov.) Canada's exports fell 1.2% in October, while imports were down 0.6%. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world widened from $891 million in September to $1.2 billion in October.

Featured Earnings

Exfo Inc. (T.EXF) (Q1) EPS estimates of four cents, compared to five cents in the prior-year quarter.

Wednesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

EIA Crude Oil Stocks Change (Dec.28-Jan.4)

FOMC Minutes

Featured Earnings

Acuity Brands Inc. (NYSE:AYI) (Q1) EPS estimates of $2.02, compared to $1.81 in the prior-year quarter.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) (Q3) EPS estimates of 17 cents, compared to 44 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE:STZ) (Q3) EPS estimates of 17 cents, compared to 44 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.93, compared to $1.29 in the prior-year quarter.

PriceSmart Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) (Q1) EPS estimates of 52 cents, compared to 74 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Simulations Plus Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP) (Q1) EPS estimates of 11 cents, compared to 10 cents in the prior-year quarter.

KB Home (NYSE:KBH) (Q4) EPS estimates of 93 cents, compared to 84 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic lookahead

Housing Starts (Dec.) Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation said the trend in housing starts was 210,038 units in November 2018, compared to 206,460 units in October 2018

Bank of Canada rate announcement (10 a.m. ET)


Featured Earnings

Aritzia Inc. (T.ATZ) (Q3) EPS estimates of 29 cents, compared to 26 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Thursday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Initial Jobless Claims (Dec. 28-Jan.4)

New Home Sales (Nov.)

Wholesale Inventories (Nov.)

Featured Earnings

FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL) (Q4) EPS estimates for loss of 17 cents, identical to the prior-year quarter.

Synnex Corporation (NYSE: SNX) (Q4) EPS estimates of $3.25, compared to $2.79 in the prior-year quarter. Last week, the company announced the appointment of Michael Urban as President of Worldwide Technology Solutions Distribution of the company, effective February 2019.

Canada

Economic lookahead

Building Permits (Nov.) Canadian municipalities issued $8.1 billion worth of building permits in October, edging down 0.2% from September. The decrease was mainly attributable to lower construction intentions for industrial and institutional buildings.

New Housing Price Index (Nov) In October, new home buyers in 16 of the 27 census metropolitan areas surveyed saw flat or lower prices. Prices at the national level have remained largely unchanged since November 2017.

Featured Earnings

Cogeco Communications Inc. (T.CCA) (Q1) EPS estimates of $1.47, compared to $1.54 in the prior-year quarter.

Friday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

Consumer Price Index (Dec.)

Michigan Consumer Sentiment (Jan.)

Business Inventories (Nov.)

Featured Earnings

Infosys Limited (INFY) (Q3) EPS estimates of 13 cents, identical to the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Featured Earnings

Aphria Inc. (T.APHA) (Q2) EPS estimates for loss of two cents, compared to a gain of four cents in the prior-year quarter. Last week, the company announced that its Colombian subsidiary, Colcanna SAS has signed an exclusive agreement with the Federación Médica Colombiana, a national guild that oversees the ethical exercise of the medical profession in Colombia, to jointly develop an academic curriculum on the medicinal use of cannabis.

Corus Entertainment Inc. (T.CJR.B) (Q1) EPS estimates of 40 cents, compared to 38 cents in the prior-year quarter.