The Week Ahead: GDP, BlackBerry Limited In the Spotlight

Next week's calendar features the final 4Q gross domestic product (GDP), as well as earnings from BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) and Lululemon Athletica inc. (LULU)

by Griffin Kruse

Published on Mar 19, 2015 at 4:50 PM
Updated on Apr 20, 2015 at 5:32 PM

Next week's focus is the final reading on fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), which is slated for release on Friday. Among the companies reporting earnings are mobile device concern BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), athletic apparel maker Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU), and solar energy firm Yingli Green Energy Hold. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:YGE).

Below is a brief list of some key market events scheduled for the upcoming week. All earnings dates listed below are tentative and subject to change. Please check with each company's respective website for official reporting dates.

Monday

  • The week kicks off with existing home sales. There are no notable earnings reports scheduled.

Tuesday

  • The release of new home sales data and the consumer price index (CPI) comprise Tuesday's docket. Slated to report earnings are McCormick (MKC), Sonic (SONC), and Steelcase (SCS).

Wednesday

  • The Energy Information Administration's (EIA) weekly crude inventories report, as well as data on durable goods orders, will hit the Street Wednesday. Apollo Education Group (APOL), Five Below (FIVE), Francesca's (FRAN), Pacific Sunwear (PSUN), Paychex (PAYX), PVH (PVH), Red Hat (RHT), Worthington (WOR), and Yingli Green Energy (YGE) will step into the earnings confessional.

Thursday

Friday

  • Friday's docket includes the final reading on fourth-quarter GDP and the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index. Scheduled to report earnings are BlackBerry (BBRY) and Finish Line (FINL).

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