Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings this week, with ticker symbol and Thomson Financial profit estimates:
H&R Block Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
No major announcements expected.
Consumer Price Index (CPI): +0.1% in Oct 2012
Unemployment Rate: 7.9% in Oct 2012
Payroll Employment: +171,000(p) in Oct 2012
Average Hourly Earnings: -$0.01(p) in Oct 2012
Producer Price Index (PPI): -0.2%(p) in Oct 2012
Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.4% in 3rd Qtr of 2012
Productivity: +1.9% in 3rd Qtr of 2012
U.S. Import Price Index: +0.5% in Oct 2012
U.S. Export Price Index: unchanged in Oct 2012
The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (www.ipohome.com) and SEC filings.
WhiteHorse Finance LLC - Miami, Fla., 6.67 million shares, priced at $15 each, managed by Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, and Barclays. Proposed Nasdaq symbol WHF. Business: Closed-end management investment company planning to provide risk-adjusted returns primarily by originating secured loans to small-cap companies across a broad range of industries.
Definitions -- Stevedore: Manages the operation of loading or unloading a ship. Agent: Manages the contracts, logistics. Line: Shipping line that owns the ship. Flag: Nation the ship is flagged under. Source: San Diego Marine Information System