Skeleton Week on Earnings, Economic Reports

Tuesday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

U.S. manufacturing PMI (Dec.)

Construction Spending (Nov.)

Featured Earnings

Legend Biotech Corporation (NASDAQ:LEGN) (Q3) Reported EPS loss of 69 cents, compared to a loss of 43 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Grupo Financiero Galicia (NASDAQ:GGAL) (Q4) Reported EPS of 24 cents, compared to 66 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic Lookahead

Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI (Dec.) The index recorded 49.6 in November, up from 48.8 in October to signal a slower rate of contraction. Nonetheless, the PMI has now posted below the 50.0 no-change mark for four months in a row.

Featured Earnings

None to Report This Week

Wednesday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

ISM manufacturing index (Nov.)

Job openings and quits (Nov.)

Motor vehicle sales (Dec.)

FOMC Minutes

Featured Earnings

Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. (NYSE: BSBR) (Q4) Reported EPS of 18 cents, compared to nine cents in the prior-year quarter.

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (NYSE:SID) (Q4) Reported EPS of 13 cents, compared to 16 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Unifirst Corporation (NYSE:UNF) (Q1) Reported EPS of $1.95, compared to $2.00 in the prior-year quarter.

Thursday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

Initial Jobless Claims (week of Dec. 31)

ADP employment report (Dec.),

Trade Deficit (Dec.)

U.S. services PMI final (Dec).

Featured Earnings

Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE:STZ) (Q3) Reported EPS of $2.89, compared to $3.12 in the prior-year quarter.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) (Q3) Reported EPS of $1.14, compared to $1.68 in the prior-year quarter.

ConAgra Brands Inc. (NYSE:CAG) (Q2) Reported EPS of 65 cents, compared to 64 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic Lookahead

Canadian International Merchandise Trade (Nov.) In October, Canada’s merchandise exports rose 1.5%, while imports increased 0.6%. As a result, Canada’s merchandise trade surplus with the world widened from $607 million in September to $1.2 billion in October.

Friday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

Non-farm payrolls (Dec.)

ISM services index (Dec.),

Factory orders (Nov.)

Featured Earnings

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) (Q1) Reported EPS of 47 cents, compared to 32 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Economic Lookahead

Labour Force Survey (Dec.) Employment was little changed, taking on 10,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage points to 5.1%.

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