Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings this week, with ticker symbol and Thomson Financial profit estimates:
Walgreen Co. reports quarterly financial results.
Consumer Price Index (CPI): +0.1% in Oct 2012
Unemployment Rate: 7.7% in Nov 2012
Payroll Employment: +146,000(p) in Nov 2012
Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.04(p) in Nov 2012
Producer Price Index (PPI): -0.8%(p) in Nov 2012
Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.4% in 3rd Qtr of 2012
Productivity: +2.9%(r) in 3rd Qtr of 2012
U.S. Import Price Index: -0.9% in Nov 2012
U.S. Export Price Index: -0.7% in Nov 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.
Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust - Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 35 million units priced at $10 each, managed by Morgan Stanley, RBC, BofA Merrill Lynch, and UBS. Proposed NYSE Arca symbol SPPP. Business: The Trust seeks to provide a convenient and exchange-traded investment alternative for investors interested in holding physical platinum and palladium bullion without the inconvenience that is typical of a direct investment in physical platinum and palladium bullion.
Port calls this week
Cielo Di Tokyo -- Arrive: 12/17, Depart: 12/23, Last Port: Potolobambo, Mexico, Berth: 10-03, Cargo: Potassium Nitrate, Stevedore: METRO, Agent: TNC, Line: DDRY, Flag: PAN
Jean Anne -- Arrive: 12/18, Depart: 12/19, Last Port: Hawaii, Berth: 24-02, Cargo: Automobile, Stevedore: PASHA, Agent: PSH, Line: PASHA, Flag: USA
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