The Week Ahead on Wall Street: Earnings Wave Continues, BLS Unemployment

After a busy week of corporate earnings reports, they’ll take a backseat this week to jobs numbers and consumer data. This will give market watchers a clearer picture of the current economy.

Over in Europe, the European Central Bank’s governing council will meet on Thursday in Barcelona. After last week’s cut in Spain’s debt rating and the country’s assertion they neither need nor will seek a bailout, market watchers will keep their ears open to hear what the ECB has to say about troubled Spain.

Looking ahead, on Sunday May 6, France and Greece will hold elections.

In the Asian-Pacific region, the week will kick off with the Reserve Bank of Australia meeting and announcing monetary policy.

Economic Data

Monday: Personal income and consumer spending, Chicago PMI and Dallas Fed manufacturing survey.

Tuesday: ISM manufacturing survey, construction spending and vehicle sales.

Wednesday: ADP jobs survey and factory orders.

Thursday: Jobless claims, productivity and unit labor costs and ISM non-manufacturing survey.

Friday: April nonfarm payroll and unemployment numbers.


Monday: Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:APC), FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC),  Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM), Loews Corp. (NYSE:L),  Masco Corp. (NYSE:MAS), McKesson Corp. (NYSE:MCK), NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX), Plum Creek Timber Co. (NYSE:PCL) and Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE:WPI).

Tuesday:  Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE:ADM), Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP), Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX), Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ:BRCM), Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK), DaVita Inc. (NYSE:DVA), Dentsply International Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY), Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL), Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR), Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV), Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE:GNW), Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS), HCP Inc. (NYSE:HCP), Hospira Inc. (NYSE:HSP), Legg Mason Inc.(NYSE:LM), Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC), Marsh & McLennan Cos. (NYSE:MMC), Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (NYSE:MMI), NiSource Inc.(NYSE:NI), Oneok Inc.(NYSE:OKE), Teco Energy Inc. (NYSE:TE), TripAdvisor Inc. (TRIP), Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) and Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE:VLO).

Wednesday: Allergan Inc. (NYSE:AGN), Clorox Co. (NYSE:CLX), Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Cooper Industries (NYSE:CBE), CVS Caremark Corp.(NYSE:CVS), Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE:DVN), Edison International (NYSE:EIX), Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD), Franklin Resources Inc.(NYSE:BEN), Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE:HIG), Integrys Energy Group Inc. (NYSE:TEG), JDS Uniphase Corp. (NASDAQ:JDSU), Lincoln National Corp.(NYSE:LNC), Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE:MRO), MasterCard Inc. (NYSE:MA), Murphy Oil Corp. (NYSE:MUR), PG&E Corp. (NYSE:PCG), Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE:PFG), Sunoco Inc. (NYSE:SUN), Tesoro Corp. (NYSE:TSO), Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM).

Thursday: Airgas Inc. (NYSE:ARG), American International Group Inc. (NYSE:AIG), American Tower Corp. (NYSE:AMT), Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA), Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE:CVC), Cardinal Health Inc. (NYSE:CAH), CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF), Cigna Corp. (NYSE:CI), El Paso Corp.(NYSE:EP), First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), Fluor Corp. (NYSE:FLR), Sara Lee Corp. (NYSE:SLE), Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE:SEE), Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE), Teradata Corp. (NYSE:TDC), Viacom Inc. (NYSE:VIA), General Motors Co.(NYSE:GM), LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM).

Friday: AES Corp. (NYSE:AES), Ameren Corp. (NYSE:AEE), Aon PLC (NYSE:AON), Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), Estée Lauder Cos. (NYSE:EL), Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC), Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE:POM) and Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE:SE).