Next Week’s (Week of June 1st) Market Preview

The first week of June will kick off on Monday with Personal Income and Outlays for April followed by a report of the Purchasing Managers’ Manufacturing Index (PMIs) which provides insight into a select number of companies in the private sector of the economy. Following this release is the ISM manufacturing composite index presenting the general direction of production, new orders, order backlogs, their own inventories, customer inventories, employment, supplier deliveries, exports, imports, and prices. The last report to listen to on Monday is the Construction Spending on residential, non-residential, and public projects. Trends in the construction data most likely carry valuable clues for the stocks of home builders and large-scale construction contractors.

On Tuesday, only one report will be released. The major event to look for is Factory Orders for both durable and non-durable goods. This report most likely correlates with economic growth because that translates to higher corporate profits.

Wednesday has a few more releases to watch out for such as the ADP Employment Report which represents 400,000 U.S. business clients and approximately 23 million U.S. employees working in all private industrial sectors. Next is the International Trade release which breaks down the export, import and trade balances. Many traders will most likely be watching this to see how the strong USD has affected international trade. Three more releases later on Wednesday include the ISM Non-Mfg Index representing more than 375 firms from various sectors across the U.S. The next release will be the Energy Information Administration (EIA) Petroleum Status Report indicating weekly information on petroleum inventories in the U.S. whether extracted here or abroad. Last to be reported will be the Beige Book which is utilized in the Federal Open Market Committee monetary policy meetings and is a compiled list of economic data from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts.

Thursday has only a few reports to be released at the opening bell. First will be the Jobless Claims numbers enlightening the public on unemployment claims over the past week. Following this report is the Productivity and Costs Report which measures the growth of labor efficiency in producing economy’s goods and services which is most likely used as an indicator of future inflationary trends.

The last day of the trading week, Friday, will be releasing one report, but a very detailed one. The Employment Situation will be released and closely watched especially for wage growth, a key metric the Fed has been citing recently.

Key Earnings Reports Next Week

  • After the Bell on Tuesday | Dollar General Corportation (DG)
  • Before the Open on Wednesday | Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA)
  • After the Bell on Wednesday | Five Below, Inc. (FIVE)
  • Before the Bell on Thursday | J.M. Smucker Co. (SJM)
  • After the Bell on Thursday | Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ)