This week's calendar is relatively quiet, with few big events
The Institute for Supply Management's service-sector report at 10
a.m. ET is the only economic report scheduled for today.
Economists expect a reading of 54, up from 53.1 in the previous
Pfizer, Occidental Petroleum, and Tyson Foods report earnings
before the opening bell. American International Group, Anadarko
Petroleum, and Tenet Healthcare follow in the afternoon.
Tomorrow brings European retail sales and the U.S. trade balance
for March. Mosaic, Emerson Electric, NRG Energy, and Zoetis
release their numbers in the morning. Walt Disney, Allstate,
First Solar, Whole Foods Market and Electronic Arts announce
after the closing bell.
Wednesday's big item is Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's
appearance on Capitol Hill. Weekly mortgage applications also
come out in the morning and Chinese trade numbers follow in the
evening. Allergan, Humana, Twenty-First Century Fox, and
Cognizant Technology report in the morning, followed in the
afternoon by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Prudential
Financial, Avis Budget, and SolarCity.
Thursday features retailers' monthly same-store sales, the
European Central Bank's monetary announcement and initial jobless
claims. Yellen also returns to Congress. Priceline.com reports in
the morning. CBS, Nvidia, Monster Beverage, and Symantec follow
in the afternoon.
Friday has no economic reports, but it does bring earnings from
Ralph Lauren, NorthStar Realty, and Stratasys.
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