Trading Radar: Economic Data Picks Up

By Michael Sedacca  AUG 10, 2012 3:55 PM

Economics, earnings reports, and market events for the week ahead.


After a slow week of economic data, the pace will pick back up during the coming week with a slew of producer and consumer prices from the US. Over the past six months, these figures have been slowing, causing increased calls for additional quantitative easing. Retail sales are also an important indicator as falling sales in the spring months were a great leading indicator for falling equity prices.

The US will, for the first time, sell 15-day cash management bills on Tuesday. Last week's note and bond auctions saw weaker than normal demand.

In Europe, Germany and the broader eurozone will report growth numbers with expectations for additional slowing month-to-month. Eurozone industrial production will also be reported on on Tuesday.

Key earnings reports include Groupon (GRPN), Home Depot (HD), Cisco (CSCO), Target (TGT), and Wal-Mart (WMT).

Monday, August 13

US Economics (Time Zone: EDT)
No major reports
11:00 Fed to purchase $1.5b-$2b notes in 25 to 30-year range
11:30 Treasury selling $32b 3-month bills, $28b 6-month bills

Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

22:45 NZD Retail Sales Ex Inflation
23:50 JPY Bank of Japan Minutes
10:00 Italy to sell EU8b in 12-month bills
10:30 Germany to sell EU4b in 6-month bills
14:00 France to sell bills
Sysco (SYY) EPS 54c
Groupon (GRPN) EPS 3c

Tuesday, August 14

US Economics (Time Zone: EDT)

07:30 NFIB Small Business Optimism - consensus 92.0, prior 91.4
08:30 Producer Price Index MoM – consensus 0.2%, prior 0.1%
08:30 PPI Ex Food & Energy MoM – consensus 0.2%, prior 0.2%
08:30 Producer Price Index YoY – consensus 0.5%, prior 0.7%
08:30 PPI Ex Food & Energy YoY – consensus 2.3%, prior 2.6%
08:30 Advance Retail Sales – consensus 0.3%, prior -0.5%
08:30 Retail Sales Less Autos – consensus 0.3%, prior -0.4%
08:30 Retail Sales Ex Auto & Gas – consensus 0.5%, prior -0.2%
10:00 Business Inventories – consensus 0.2%, prior 0.3%
11:00 Fed buying $4.5b-5.5b in 8 to 10-year range
11:30 Treasury selling 4-week bills, $25b in 15-day cash management bills

Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

CNY Actual FDI
01:30 AUD NAB Business Confidence
06:00 EUR German GDP
08:30 GBP CPI
08:30 GBP Retail Price Index
09:00 EUR Eurozone GDP
09:00 EUR Eurozone Industrial Production
09:00 EUR German ZEW Sentiment Survey


Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) EPS 64c
Home Depot (HD) EPS 97c
JDS Uniphase (JDSU) EPS 12c

Wednesday, August 15

US Economics (Time Zone: EDT)

07:00 MBA Mortgage Purchase Index
08:30 Consumer Price Index MoM – consensus 0.2%, prior 0.0%
08:30 CPI Ex Food & Energy MoM – consensus 0.2%, prior 0.2%
08:30 Consumer Price Index YoY – consensus 1.5%, prior 1.7%
08:30 CPI Ex Food & Energy YoY – consensus 2.2%, prior 2.2%
08:30 CPI NSA – consensus 229.500, prior 229.478
08:30 Empire Manufacturing – consensus 7, prior 7.39
09:00 Total Net TIC Flows – prior $101.7B
09:15 Industrial Production – consensus 0.5%, prior 0.4%
09:15 Capacity Utilization – consensus 79.2%, prior 78.9%
10:00 NAHB Housing Market Index – consensus 35, prior 35
11:00 Fed to sell $7b-$8b in 2 to 3-year range

Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

08:30 GBP BoE Minutes
08:30 GBP Jobless Claims Change
22:30 NZD Business NZ Performance of Manufacturing Index


Target (TGT) EPS $1.01
Deere & Co (DE) EPS $2.32
Staples (SPLS) EPS 22c
Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) EPS 17c
Cisco (CSCO) EPS 46c
Netapp (NTAP) EPS 38c
Applied Materials (AMAT) EPS 22c

Thursday, August 16

US Economics (Time Zone: EDT)
08:30 Initial Jobless Claims – consensus 364K, prior 361K
08:30 Continuing Claims – consensus 3300K, prior 3332K
08:30 Housing Starts – consensus 757K, prior 760K
08:30 Building Permits – consensus 765K, prior 755K
10:00 Philadelphia Fed – consensus -5.0, prior -12.9
11:00 Fed buying $1.5b-$2b Treasuries in 25 to 30-year range

Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

08:30 GBP Retail Sales
09:00 EUR Eurozone CPI


Sear’s Holdings (SHLD) EPS -86c
Wal-Mart (WMT) EPS $1.17
Ross Stores (ROST) EPS 81c
Gap (GPS) EPS 48c
Dollar Tree (DLTR) EPS 47c
Aeropostale (ARO) EPS 2c

Friday, August 17
US Economics (Time Zone: EDT)

09:55 University of Michigan Confidence – consensus 72.2, prior 72.3
10:00 Leading Indicators – consensus 0.2%, prior -0.3%

Global Economics (Time Zone: GMT)

06:00 EUR German PPI
12:30 CAD CPI
11:10 UK to sell bills

Foot Locker (FL) EPS 33c

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