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Monday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

Markit Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (Dec.)

Featured Earnings

Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC) (Q1) EPS estimates of 56 cents, compared to 35 cents in the prior-year quarter.


Canada

Economic Lookahead

Industrial Product Price Index (Nov.) The index edged up by 0.1% in October, primarily due to higher prices for energy and petroleum products.

Raw Materials Price Index (Nov.) This index was down 1.9%, primarily due to lower prices for crude energy products.

Tuesday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

Trade Deficit (Nov.)

Institute for Supply Management Non-Manufacturing Index (Dec.)

Factory Orders (Nov.)

Featured Earnings

AngioDynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGO) (Q2) EPS estimates of one cent, compared to 22 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic Lookahead

Canadian international merchandise trade (Nov.) Canada's exports rose 0.8% in October, while imports increased 0.5%. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed slightly from $1.2 billion in September to $1.1 billion in October.

Featured Earnings

EXFO Inc. (T.EXF) (Q1) EPS estimates for gain of four cents, compared to a loss of four cents in the prior-year quarter.

Wednesday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

ADP Employment (Dec.)

Consumer Credit (Nov.)

Featured Earnings

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE) (Q3) EPS estimates of $2.42, compared to $2.18 in the prior-year quarter. In mid-December, the company announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Drybar Products LLC, which includes the Drybar trademark and other intellectual property assets associated with Drybar’s products, as well as certain related production assets and working capital.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) (Q3) EPS estimates of three cents, compared to 18 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Constellation Brands Inc. (NASDAQ:STZ) (Q3) EPS estimates of $1.90, compared to $2.37 in the prior-year quarter.

Greenbrier Companies Inc. (NYSE:GBX) (Q1) EPS estimates of 44 cents, compared to 54 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.90, compared to $1.96 in the prior-year quarter.

Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) (Q1) EPS estimates for loss of 17 cents, compared to a gain of 58 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) (Q1) EPS estimates of $1.39, compared to a gain of $1.46 in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Featured Earnings

Aritzia Inc. (T.ATZ) (Q3) EPS estimates of 31 cents, identical to the prior-year quarter.

Thursday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Initial Jobless Claims (Dec. 29-Jan.5)

Featured Earnings

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) (Q4) EPS estimates of $1.30, compared to 96 cents in the prior-year quarter. The company announced in mid-December it had delivered over 137,000 ENERGY STAR certified new homes, a milestone that surpasses all other homebuilders. KB Home has been building ENERGY STAR certified homes for close to 20 years and been a significant driver of the success of the ENERGY STAR certified new homes program.

Acuity Brands Inc. (NYSE: AYI) (Q1) EPS estimates of $2.07, compared to $2.17 in the prior-year quarter.

AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) (Q3) EPS estimates of 84 cents, compared to 59 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Synnex Corporation (NYSE:SNX) (Q4) EPS estimates of $3.61, compared to $3.65 in the prior-year quarter.

Saratoga Investment Corp (NYSE:SAR) (Q3) EPS estimates of 59 cents, compared to 65 cents in the prior-year quarter.

WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) (Q1) EPS estimates of 99 cents, compared to 59 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic lookahead

Building permits (Nov.) The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 1.5% to $8.3 billion in October.


Friday

U.S.

Economic lookahead

Non-Farm Payrolls (Dec.)

Wholesale Inventories (Nov.)

Canada

Economic lookahead

Labour Force Survey (Dec.) Employment fell by 71,000, or 0.4%, in November. The unemployment rate rose by 0.4 percentage points to 5.9%.


Featured Earnings

Corus Entertainment Inc. (T.CJR.B) (Q1) EPS estimates of 37 cents, compared to 33 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Uranium Participation Corporation (T.U) (Q3) EPS estimates for gain of 58 cents, compared to a loss of one cent in the prior-year quarter.