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On the Agenda: Courses, conferences and celebrities on tap this week

Events this week will feature Sandra Day O’Connor, Bud Black and ambassadors from around the world.

The Greater San Diego Association of Realtors will host a three-day course on real estate contracts from listing to closing, including residential purchase agreements and common addendums. The course will begin Tuesday at SDAR Del Mar/Solana Beach Service Center, 981 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite E in Solana Beach. For more information, see www.sdar.com.

“Where Is Your Female Leadership?” is the subject of a talk by Maureen Berkner Boyt, CEO of The Moxie Exchange Movement, sponsored by Renaissance Executive Forums. The event will be from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at The Prado at Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado in San Diego. For more information, call 858-385-0502.

The two-day World Diplomatic Forum Conference 2014 is expected to assemble more than 200 ambassadors, business leaders, academics and investors to discuss cybersecurity, health care, education, defense, diplomacy, clean-tech and bio-pharma. The conference will begin Thursday at UCSD’s Rady School of Management, 9500 Gilman Drive in La Jolla. For more information, call 858-888-9061 or email info@ambassadorialroundtable.com.

Fisher & Phillips LLP attorneys will hold a one-day employment law seminar for employers. The seminar will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 N. Torrey Pines Road in San Diego. For more information, see www.laborlawyers.com/2014seminars.

The American Society of Appraisers will host a talk on “Valuing Medical Practices” by Brian Hackman, a manager with The Camden Group, which specializes in health care finance. The talk will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the offices of Sheppard Mullin, 12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200 in San Diego. For more information, call 858-876-9204 or email ckessler@vpadvisors.com.

The Hon. Sandra Day O'Connor, retired associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and recipient of the 2014 Icon Award, will be keynote speaker at the Lawyers Club’s annual dinner. The event will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at US Grant hotel, 326 Broadway in San Diego. For more information, call 619-595-0650 or see www.lawyersclubsandigo.com.

Padres Manager Bud Black will be special guest at the City Club of San Diego’s annual baseball program. The event will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave. in La Jolla. For more information, call 619-235-4041 or see cityclubofsandiego.com.

Rubio's third annual CoastFest celebration will include a beach cleanup hosted by I Love a Clean San Diego. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oceanside Beach. For more information, visit www.rubios.com/CoastFest.


Local earnings

Monday: CareFusion Corp., CFN; Halozyme Therapeutics Inc., HALO; Lpath Inc., LPTN; MediciNova Inc., MNOV; NTN Buzztime Inc., NTN; PICO Holdings Inc., PICO

Tuesday: ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc., ACAD; BofI Holding Inc., BOFI; Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc., ISIS

Wednesday: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc., LGND; Novatel Wireless Inc., NVTL; Bridgepoint Education Inc., BPI

Thursday: Orexigen Therapeutics Inc., OREX; TearLab Corp., TEAR; Zogenix Inc., ZGNX

Friday: None


IPOs planned

The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week:

Alcentra Capital Corp. - New York, 6.66 million shares, priced at $15 each, managed by Raymond James, Baird, and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Proposed Nasdaq symbol ABDC. Business: A Newly formed specialty finance company, planning to operate as a non-diversified closed-end management investment company.

Alder BioPharmaceuticals Inc. - Bothell, Wash., 7.2 million shares, priced $13 to $15, managed by Credit Suisse and Leerink Partners. Proposed Nasdaq symbol ALDR. Business: Biotech developing antibodies for migraines and arthritis.

Cheetah Mobile Inc. - Bejing, China, 12 million American depositary shares, each representing 10 class A ordinary shares, priced $12.50 to $14.50, managed by Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, and Credit Suisse. Proposed NYSE symbol CMCM. Business: Chinese mobile security app developer.

Dorian LPG Ltd. - Stamford, Conn., 7.1 million shares, priced $18 to $20, managed by J.P. Morgan, UBS, and Clarkson Capital Markets. Proposed NYSE symbol LPG. Business: International transporter of liquified petroleum gas. Trades on the Norwegian OTC market.

ECM Energy Services Inc. - Scottsdale, Ariz., 2.5 million shares, priced $7 to $9, managed by Maxim Group. Proposed NYSE-MKT symbol ECME. Business: Provides oil and gas equipment rentals and related services across the U.S.

GasLog Partners LP - Monaco, 8.4 million common units, priced $19 to $21, managed by Citigroup, Credit Suiosse, and Wells Fargo. Proposed NYSE symbol GLOP. Business: GasLog spinoff that own and operated three LNG carriers.

K2M Group Holdings Inc. - Leesburg, Va., 8.8 million shares, priced $16 to $18, managed by Piper Jaffray, Barclays, and Wells Fargo. Proposed Nasdaq symbol KTWO. Business: Develops and sells medical devices for use in spinal surgeries.

PBF Logistics LP - Parsippany, N.J., 13.8 million shares, priced $19 to $21, managed by Barclays, UBS, and Citigroup. Proposed NYSE symbol PBFX. Business: MLP formed by PBF Energy to operate oil and refined petroleum logistics assets.

Radius Health Inc. - Cambridge, Mass., 5 million shares, priced $14 to $16, managed by Jefferies and Cowen & Co. Proposed Nasdaq symbol RDUS. Business: Biotech developing treatments to restore bone density in osteoporosis patients. Previously withdrew in November 2012.

Tuniu Corp. - Nanjing, China, 8 million American depositary shares, each representing 3 class A ordinary shares, priced $9 to $11, managed by Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and China Renaissance Securities. Proposed Nasdaq symbol TOUR. Business: China's largest online provider of packaged tours.


National Events


The Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for April.

Pfizer reports first-quarter earnings.


The Commerce Department issues international trade data for March.

Whole Foods Market Inc. and The Walt Disney Co. report quarterly earnings.


The Labor Department reports first-quarter productivity data; and the Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for March.

Duke Energy, Mondelez, 21st Century Fox, and Tesla Motors report quarterly earnings.


The Labor Department issues weekly jobless claims; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates; and selected chain retailers release April sales.

Wendy's, CBS Corp., and News Corp. report quarterly earnings.


The Commerce Department reports wholesale trade inventories for March; and the Labor Department releases job openings and the labor turnover survey for March.

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