The Week Ahead on Wall Street: Eyes on ECB, Disney and Retailers Deliver Earnings

After last week’s positive jobs report, monetary policy meetings and news from Europe, market watchers will enter the new week with some momentum. There’s not a lot of economic data to parse through but there’s still a handful of interesting earnings reports to review.

Spain could be a topic of conversation, notably whether or not it will seek a bailout. On Friday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said a decision had not been made yet. In addition, after combing through ECB president Mario Draghi’s comments from Thursday, it did provide some details for possible bond purchases.

Let’s take a look at this week.

Economic Numbers

Tuesday: June job openings, labor turnover and June consumer credit.

Wednesday: Second-quarter labor productivity and second-quarter unit labor costs.

Thursday: Weekly jobless claims, June U.S. trade deficit and June wholesale inventories.

Friday: June import prices and July federal budget.

Fed Speak

Monday: Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke remarks on economic measurement.

Tuesday: Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke remarks.


Monday: Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), CF Industries (NYSE:CF), AES (NYSE:AES), Caesars (CZR), THQ (NASDAQ:THQI), Vornado Realty (NYSE:VNO).

Tuesday: Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS), Office Depot (NYSE:ODP), Priceline (NASDAQ:PCLN), Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI), Cablevision (NYSE:CVC), Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR), CVS (NYSE:CVS), E.W. Scripps (NYSE:SSP), Live Nation (NYSE:LYV), Molson Coors (NYSE:TAP), Zillow (NASDAQ:Z).

Wednesday: Macy’s (NYSE:M), News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWS), Carlyle (NYSE:CG), Dean Foods (NYSE:DF), Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH), Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL).

Thursday: Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS), Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN), AMC Networks (AMCX), Brinker (NYSE:EAT), Cooper Tire (NYSE:CTB), Lenovo (LNVGY), Wendy’s (NYSE:WEN), Tim Hortons (NYSE:THI).

Friday: Harman (NYSE:HAR), J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP).