The following is a daily rundown of the economic reports and corporate earnings that will be grabbing the market's attention in the week ahead. Figures in brackets for earnings are Thomson Reuters mean estimates per share.
Monday, Dec. 2
(858 a.m. ET) U.S. releases Markit PMI manufacturing index for November.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases the ISM manufacturing index for November.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases construction spending for September and October.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. ($0.15)
Tuesday Dec. 3
November motor vehicle sales released by the major automakers.
Bank of Montreal ($1.58)
Evertz Technologies ($0.21)
United Natural Foods ($0.54)
Wednesday Dec. 4
(830 a.m. ET) Canada and U.S. releases trade balance for October.
(10 a.m. ET) Bank of Canada announces interest rate decision.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases new home sales for September and October.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases non-manufacturing ISM index for November.
(2 p.m. ET) U.S. Fed releases Beige Book, its reading of economic conditions.
Descartes Group ($0.04)
Canadian Western Bank ($0.62)
National Bank ($2.09)
Aeropostale Inc. (-$0.24)
Guess? Inc. ($0.38)
Thursday Dec. 5
(0830 a.m. ET) Canada building permits for October.
(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases GDP for the third quarter.
(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases jobless claims for last week.
(10 a.m. ET) Canada releases the Ivey purchasing managers index for November.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases factory orders for October.
Mitel Networks ($0.20)
Royal Bank Of Canada ($1.38)
Toronto-Dominion Bank ($1.99)
Dollar General Corp. ($0.70)
The Kroger Co. ($0.53)
Friday Dec. 6
(830 a.m. ET) Canada and the U.S. release job reports for November.
(955 a.m. ET) U.S. releases consumer sentiment figures.
ADF Group (n/a)
Bank of Nova Scotia ($1.32)
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