All-Important Jobs Numbers Due This Short Week

Monday

Markets in North America are closed for Labour Day

Tuesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Purchasing Managers Index Manufacturing Survey (Aug.)

Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Index (Aug.)

Construction Spending (July)

Total Vehicle Sales (Aug.)

Featured Earnings

Coupa Software Incorporated (NASDAQ: COUP) EPS estimates for loss of 44 cents, compared to a loss of 17 cents in the prior-year quarter.

HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ:HQY) (Q2) EPS estimates of 26 cents, compared to 28 cents in the prior-year quarter.

eGain Corporation (NASDAQ:EGAN) (Q4) EPS estimates of two cents, compared to breakeven in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

PMI Manufacturing Survey (Aug.) The data published by the IHS Markit today revealed that the business activity in the Canadian manufacturing sector expanded modestly in July with the Manufacturing PMI rising to 50.2 following June's reading of 49.2 This data also beat the market expectation of 49.5.

Bank of Canada Rate Announcement (around 10 p.m. ET)


Wednesday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Redbook Index (Aug.24-30)

Trade Balance (July)

Markit Composite PMI (July)

Featured Earnings

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE:AEO) (Q2) EPS estimates of 32 cents, compared to 34 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:GSM) (Q2) EPS estimates for loss of 12 cents, compared to a gain of 14 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE:PANW) (Q4) EPS estimates of 27 cents, compared to 18 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Navistar International Corporation (NAV) (NYSE:NAV) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.20, compared to $1.19 in the prior-year quarter.


Canada

Economic lookahead

Canadian international merchandise trade (July) Canada's exports were down 5.1% in June, while imports fell 4.3%. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade balance remained in a surplus position, settling at $136 million after posting a $556 million surplus in May.

Featured Earnings

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (T.ATD.B) (Q1) EPS estimates of 98 cents, compared to 88 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Descartes Systems Group (TSX: DSG) (Q2) EPS estimates of eight cents, compared to 11 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Thursday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

EIA Crude Oil Stocks Change (Aug.17-23)

ADP Employment Change (Aug.)

Initial Jobless Claims (Aug.24-30)

ISM Non-Mfg. Activity (Aug.)

Factory Orders (July)

Markit Services PMI (Aug)

Featured Earnings

ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM) (Q3) EPS estimates of 58 cents, compared to 57 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Domo Inc. (NASDAQ:DOMO) (Q2) EPS estimates for loss of $1.23, compared to $4.41 in the prior-year quarter.

lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) (Q2) EPS estimates of 89 cents, compared to 71 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Featured Earnings

Transcontinental Inc. (T.TCL.A) (Q3) EPS estimates of 56 cents, compared to 59 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Major Drilling Group International Inc. (T.MDI) (Q1) EPS estimates for gain of four cents, compared to loss of three cents in the prior-year quarter.

Friday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Non-Farm Payrolls (Aug.)

Featured Earnings

Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC) (Q4) EPS estimates of 61 cents, compared to 57 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Genesco Inc. (NYSE:GCO) (Q2) EPS estimates for loss of three cents, compared to a gain of four cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic lookahead

Labour Force Survey (Aug.) The economy lost 24,200 jobs last month and its unemployment rate moved up to 5.7% to give the economy its weakest three-month stretch of job creation since early 2018.

IVEY PMI (Aug., around 10 a.m. ET) The PMI registered at 54.2 in July, compared to 52.4 in June, but still well below the 61.8 reading in August 2018

Featured Earnings

Enghouse Systems Limited (T.ENGH) (Q3) EPS estimates of 26 cents, compared to 29 cents in the prior-year quarter.