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Market Wrap-up for June 1: Greece Debt Talks Continue

An interesting week lies ahead of us; Greece continues debt talks with a payment due to the IMF on Friday, while the European Central Bank meets throughout the week. Friday is set to show the U.S. Jobs report, and OPEC will also meet at the end of the week.


On Monday morning, Mesa Laboratories Inc. (MLAB ) reported its quarterly earnings with a Q4 EPS of $0.80, $0.11 worse than the analyst estimate of $0.91. Revenue for the quarter came in at $18.56 million versus the $15.71 million reported in the same period last year.

ISM Manufacturing PMI and ISM Manufacturing Prices came in better than expected.

PMI was forecasted at 51.9 when in actuality it rose to 52.8. Its previous reporting was 51.5.

ISM manufacturing was higher with an actualized number of 49.5 from an estimated 43.0. Its previous reporting was 40.5.


Tuesday will see the monthly Factory Orders reports.

IBD and TIPP announce Economic Optimism. Above 50.0 indicates optimism, below indicates pessimism. The forecast calls for 49.8—up from last month’s 49.7.

Total Vehicle Sales will be reported as well—the estimate calls for 17 million vehicles, up from 16.5 million last month.

  • Cracker Barrel (CBRL ): Prior to the opening bell, analysts will be expecting to see earnings per share of $1.84.
  • Dollar General: Prior to the opening bell, analysts will be expecting to see earnings per share of $0.94.

After market close, Guess? Inc. (GES ) will release earnings. Consensus EPS sits at $0.17.


On Wednesday before the bell we will see non-farm related employment numbers, trade balances as well as crude oil inventories.

Before noon ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI will announces its numbers. Last month they sat in with 57.8, this month the forecast appears to be 57.1.

Beige book news will be released.


Before the bell Thursday we will see Unemployment Claims numbers. Last month 282,000 were reported, and the forecast calls for 279,000.

  • J.M. Smucker (SJM ) will release earnings before the open. Consensus EPS sits at $1.36.

FOMC member Daniel K. Tarullo is speaking at noon.


Friday morning look for the employment report. Last month unemployment sat at 5.4%—numbers are predicted to stay the same this month.

In the afternoon, the consumer credit reports will be released.

OPEC meetings occur all day. Elsewhere, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley will speak at 12:30pm.

The Bottom Line

The week looks to be a bit unpredictable and potentially turbulent. In the oil market, traders will be watching Friday’s OPEC meeting with great interest, however, output is not expected to change in the coming days. Greece owes $329 million in their next payment to the IMF. However, the IMF could be open to bundled payments in order avoid Greece potentially missing a payment on June 5—the caveat is that Greece will need to formally ask for an extension.

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