The Week Ahead: Jobs, Janet, and Micron Technology, Inc. Earnings

Next week's calendar features jobs data and a speech from Janet Yellen, as well as earnings from Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)

by Griffin Kruse

Published on Mar 27, 2015 at 8:13 AM
Updated on Apr 20, 2015 at 5:32 PM

Jobs will be the focus of the holiday-shortened week. The ADP's employment report and weekly jobless claims -- slated for release on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively -- will serve as precursors to the monthly nonfarm payrolls report, which will hit the (shuttered) Street on Friday. In addition, a handful of central bankers will take the mic -- most notably, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Among the companies reporting earnings are semiconductor concern Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), agricultural titan Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), and automotive holding company CarMax, Inc (NYSE:KMX).

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

  • On Monday, we'll see data on personal income and spending, along with pending home sales and the Dallas Fed manufacturing survey. Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer will give a speech, too. Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) and UTi Worldwide (UTIW) will present earnings.

Tuesday

  • The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index is due out on Tuesday, plus the Chicago purchasing managers index (PMI), and Conference Board's latest consumer confidence index. There will also be speeches from Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester, Kansas City Fed President Esther George, and Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker. Conn's (CONN) and Real Goods Solar (RGSE) will release earnings reports.

Wednesday

  • April Fools' Day will be busy, as the calendar features motor vehicle sales, the ADP employment report, construction spending, the Markit PMI, the Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) manufacturing index, and weekly crude inventories. Plus, there will be speeches from San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart. Acuity Brands (AYI) and Monsanto (MON) will flex their earnings muscle.

Thursday

  • Thursday's docket is highlighted by Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech at the St. Louis Fed community development conference. International trade figures, weekly jobless claims, and factory orders will be released. On the earnings front, CarMax (KMX) and Micron Technology (MU) will present.

Friday

  • Markets will be closed for Good Friday. However, the Labor Department's nonfarm payrolls report will be released, and Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota and St. Louis Fed President James Bullard will speak.

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