First-quarter earnings season begins this week, kicked off as always by results from several big banks.
Chase reports on Wednesday, followed by
Notable non-bank companies reporting this week will include
on Tuesday, plus
on Wednesday. On Thursday, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and
U.S. stock and bond markets will be closed on Friday for Good Friday.
The economic data highlights of the week will be the latest inflation data: the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ consumer price index for March is out on Tuesday and the producer price index is out on Wednesday. Consumer prices are expected to have surged 8.4% year over year, while producer prices are forecast to have spiked 10.5% year over year.
Other data out this week will include the National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Optimism Index for March on Tuesday, plus the University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Survey for April and the Census Bureau’s retail-sales spending report for March—both on Thursday.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans discusses his outlook for the economy, employment, inflation, and interest rates at the Detroit Economic Club.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the consumer-price index for March. Consensus estimate is for an 8.4% year-over-year spike for the CPI, after a 7.9% increase in February.
and Albertsons report fourth-quarter financial results.
Bank of New York Mellon
hold annual shareholder meetings.
The National Federation of Independent Business releases its Small Business Optimism Index for March. Consensus estimate is for a 94.9 reading. February’s 95.7 reading was the second consecutive month below the 48-year average of 98.
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Delta Air Lines, BlackRock,
and Fastenal host earnings conference calls.
The BLS releases the producer-price index for March. The PPI is expected to jump 10.5% year over year on a nonseasonally adjusted basis, while the core PPI, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, is seen rising 8.4%. This compares with increases of 10% and 8.4%, respectively, in February.
First-quarter results are expected from several banks and financial-services companies including Wells Fargo,
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup,
PNC Financial Services Group
State Street, and
Others companies reporting financial results include
Aid, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, and UnitedHealth Group.
The University of Michigan releases its Consumer Sentiment Survey for April. Expectations are for a 58.9 reading, compared with 59.4 in March.
The Census Bureau reports on retail-sales spending for March. Expectations are for a seasonally adjusted 0.6% month-over-month increase in retail sales, compared with a 0.3% rise in February. Excluding autos, spending is seen rising 1.0%, compared with 0.2% in the previous period.
The BLS reports export and import price data for March. Expectations are for a 2.2% month-over-month rise in export prices, while import prices are seen increasing 0.6%. This compares with gains of 3.0% and 1.4%, respectively, in February.
Dow, Carrier Global, and
hold annual shareholder meetings.
The Federal Reserve releases industrial production data for March. Economists are looking for a 0.4% rise, after a 0.5% increase in February.
U.S. stock and bond markets are closed in observance of Good Friday.
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