Nvidia, Walmart, Target and Other Stocks to Watch This Week

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Updated Aug. 15, 2021 6:09 p.m. ET / Original Aug. 15, 2021 3:00 p.m. ET

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It’s the precocious innings of second-quarter net season, with retailers acceptable to measurement up to the plate. Walmart and Home Depot study connected Tuesday, followed by Lowe’s, Target, and TJX connected Wednesday.  Kohl’s, Macy’s, BJ’s Wholesale, and L Brands are Thursday’s retail highlights, past Foot Locker closes the week connected Friday.

The Census Bureau’s July retail income information for July is besides retired this week, connected Tuesday. Economists connected mean are forecasting a 0.2% seasonally adjusted summation past month, aft a 0.6% emergence successful June.

Major non-retail companies releasing results this week see Pandora and Krispy Kreme connected Tuesday, followed by a engaged Wednesday: Nvidia, Tencent Holdings, Cisco Systems, Analog Devices, and Lumentum Holdings each report.  Applied Materials goes connected Thursday and Deere closes the week connected Friday.

Economic information retired this week see respective housing-market metrics: The National Association of Home Builders’ NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August connected Tuesday and the Census Bureau’s caller residential operation study for July connected Wednesday.

Also connected Wednesday, the Federal Reserve’s monetary argumentation committee releases the minutes from its past gathering successful precocious July. Then, the Conference Board publishes its Leading Economic Index for July connected Thursday.

Next Week

Monday 8/16

Tencent Music Entertainment Group, Tokyo Electron, and Clear Secure are among the companies holding net league calls.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York releases its Empire State Manufacturing Survey for August. The statement estimation is for a 26.5 reading. That compares with a grounds precocious of 43.0 successful July, erstwhile the wide concern conditions scale roseate 26 points.

Tuesday 8/17

BHP, Walmart, Home Depot, Agilent Technologies, Pandora, and Krispy Kreme are among the companies hosting net league calls.

America’s Car-Mart, Jack Henry & Associates, and La-Z-Boy study fiscal results aft the marketplace closes and volition clasp net calls the pursuing morning, Aug. 18.

The Federal Reserve releases capableness utilization successful the concern assemblage for July. Consensus calls for a 75.7% reading, small changed from June’s 75.4% reading. Industrial accumulation is seen rising 0.5% from June’s 0.4% seasonally adjusted increase.

The National Association of Home Builders releases its NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August. Economists forecast an 80 reading, the aforesaid arsenic successful July. The scale is down from its all-time precocious of 90 acceptable successful November.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jay Powell volition big a virtual municipality hallway with educators and students.

The Census Bureau reports retail income information for July. Expectations are for a 0.3% seasonally adjusted month-over-month decrease, pursuing a 0.6% emergence successful June. Excluding autos, spending is seen rising 0.2%, compared with a 1.3% emergence successful the erstwhile month.

Wednesday 8/18

The Federal Open Market Committee releases the minutes from its late-July monetary-policy meeting.

Cisco Systems, Lowe’s, Target, TJX, Tencent Holdings, Brinker International, Analog Devices, Synopsys, Lumentum Holdings, and Nvidia big net league calls.

The Census Bureau’s caller residential operation study for July is expected to amusement the seasonally adjusted yearly complaint of lodging starts astatine 1.610 million, down from June’s 1.643 million. Housing starts deed a postpandemic highest of 1.73 cardinal successful March.

Thursday 8/19

BJ’s Wholesale, L Brands, Applied Materials, Ross Stores, Estée Lauder, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Performance Food Group, Petco Health and Wellness, and Farfetch big net league calls.

The Conference Board releases its Leading Economic Index for July. The LEI is expected to summation 0.7% period implicit month, aft gaining 0.7% successful June.

Friday 8/20

Deere and Foot Locker big league calls to sermon fiscal results.

Write to Nicholas Jasinski astatine nicholas.jasinski@barrons.com

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