The Week Ahead: Walt Disney, Tesla Motors, and Payrolls in the Headlights

Walt Disney Co (DIS) and Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) will headline another packed week of earnings, while payrolls will be in focus Friday

by Mark Fightmaster

Published on Jul 31, 2015 at 11:56 AM
Updated on Jul 31, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Jobs data will trickle in next week, culminating in the highly anticipated nonfarm payrolls report on Friday. After last week's reports from Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) and social media sibs Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) and LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD), Dow titan Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), and a slew of other high-profile names -- as well as a plethora of biotechs -- will step up to the earnings plate.

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, Aug. 3

Monday will start with June personal income and personal spending figures. In addition, the Street will get the Markit purchasing managers manufacturing index (PMI), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing index, and construction spending and auto sales data for July. Also on Monday morning, Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell will make a speech in Washington, D.C., and Greek markets are expected to reopen.

Before the opening bell, Broadsoft (BSFT), Clorox (CLX), Loews Corp. (L), and Tyson Foods (TSN) will announce earnings. After the closing bell sounds, American International Group (AIG), Allstate (ALL), Avis Budget Group (CAR), Biomarin Pharmaceuticals (BMRN), Checkpoint Systems (CHKP), Ctrip.com (CTRP), General Growth Properties (GGP), Lending Tree (TREE), Microchip Technology (MCHP), Nautilus (NLS), Tessera Tech (TSRA), and Veeco Instruments (VECO) will slip into the earnings confessional. 

Tuesday, Aug. 4

The news docket is light on Tuesday, with factory orders for June the featured report.

Earnings releases will more than make up for the lack of news. Among the companies reporting are Walt Disney (DIS), Etsy (ETSY), First Solar (FSLR), Zillow (Z), Aetna (AET), Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (BZH), Caesars Entertainment (CZR), Coach (COH), CVS Health Corp. (CVS), Devon Energy (DVN), Dreamworks Animation (DWA), Glu Mobile (GLUU), HomeAway (AWAY), Kellog (K), MBIA (MBI), MGM Resorts (MGM), Momenta Pharmaceuticals (MNTA), Mosaic (MOS), Office Depot Inc (ODP), Papa John's (PZZA), Regeneron (REGN), and Sprint (S).

Wednesday, Aug. 5

The ADP employment report will kick off the jobs data. In addition, traders will digest the latest international trade data and the ISM non-manufacturing index, as well as the regularly scheduled crude inventories report.

On the earnings front, Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA), Chesapeake Energy (CHK), Fitbit Inc (FIT), Herbalife (HLF), Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR), Transocean LTD (RIG), Agrium (AGU), Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA), Barrick Gold (ABX), CBS Corporation (CBS), Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE), DISH Network Corp (DISH), GoDaddy (GDDY), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), Kate Spade (KATE), Lumber Liquidators (LL), Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (MSO), Perrigo (PRGO), Ralph Lauren Corp (RL), SodaStream (SODA), Time Warner Inc (TWX), Wendy's (WEN), and Zulily (ZU) will report.

Thursday, Aug. 6

Weekly jobless claims data will be announced Thursday morning.

3D Systems (DDD), DryShips (DRYS), Groupon (GRPN), NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), Zynga (ZNGA), Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD), Allergan (AGN), Amarin (AMRN), AMC Networks (AMCX), Brinker International (EAT), Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW), Clovis Oncology (CLVS), Duke Energy Corp (DUK), FXCM (FXCM), Gogo (GOGO), hhgregg (HGG), Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL), Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP), Mobileye NV (MBLY), Monster Beverage (MNST), Mylan (MYL), New York Times (NYT), Orbitz (OWW), Plug Power (PLUG), SeaWorld (SEAS), Shutterstock (SSTK), Sunedison (SUNE), TrueCar (TRUE), Viacom (VIAB), and Wingstop Inc (WING) are scheduled to report.


Friday, Aug. 7

The highly anticipated nonfarm payrolls report will hit the Street Friday.

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX), Blue Nile Inc (NILE), Cablevision Systems (CVC), Hershey Co (HSY), Horizon Pharma (HZNP), and Sothebys (BID) all report earnings.


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