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This Week: Preview -- Barron's

21 Jan 2017 11:00 am
Edited by Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal 

Monday 23

President Donald Trump's first full working day in office.

Samsung Electronics discusses the results of an investigation into Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fires. The company has blamed irregular-size batteries for the problem, The Wall Street Journal said. The company also announces fourth-quarter and full-year results.

McDonald's and Halliburton report quarterly results.

Sanchez Energyand Sanchez Production Partners host analysts.

Tuesday 24

Existing-home sales for December are reported.

Open Text splits its shares, 2-for-1.

Alibaba Group Holding, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, and Verizon Communications post results.

The Senate Judiciary Committee considers the nomination of Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

A House committee examines "The Failures of Obamacare: Harmful Effects and Broken Promises."

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom issues a ruling on Brexit.

An international conference takes place in Helsinki on the humanitarian situation in Syria.

Hollywood's Oscar nominations are announced.

Wednesday 25

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann, and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will speak at a conference in Germany.

Markets in Brazil are closed, as are those in Taiwan.

Abbott Laboratories, AT&T, Boeing, Freeport-McMoRan , State Street , and United Technologies report quarterly results.

Kinder Morgan meets with analysts. Morgan Stanley says management has reiterated a preference for a "substantial" dividend increase coming in 2018.

Thursday 26

Weekly jobless claims are reported.

New-home sales for December are released, as are leading indicators and the Chicago Fed index.

The Eurogroup meets in Brussels.

Alphabet, Blackstone Group, Ford Motor , and Intel post results.

Friday 27

The advance number of fourth-quarter GDP is reported. Look for GDP growth to edge up to 2.4% at a seasonally adjusted annual pace, owing to better-than-expected industrial-production data, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch. It cites aircraft orders.

Durable-goods orders for December should rise 2.5%, partly reversing November's 4.5% decline, says BofA Merrill Lynch.

The European Economic and Financial Affairs Council meets.

American Airlines Group, Chevron, General Dynamics , and Honeywell International report results.

Markets are closed in China for the start of Lunar New Year. South Korea and Taiwan also close. It's the Year of the Rooster, an aggressive, combative, and argumentative bird, and Hong Kong seers say that bodes well for the new U.S. president, who has been known to exhibit the same characteristics.

Treasury Auctions: Page M47

Week's Highlight

Friday 27: The advance reading of fourth-quarter gross domestic product is released, and growth is expected to inch up from the third quarter.

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