Written by Brenda Nakalema

Moderna, Coinbase, Home Depot, Etsy and other stocks for investors to keep watch of.

U.S stock and bond markets spent the day closed because of Presidents day; however, there are companies whose activities investors …

U.S stock and bond markets spent the day closed because of Presidents day; however, there are companies whose activities investors will be keenly keeping an eye on this week. Fourth-quarter earnings release will continue with results from Agilent Technologies (ticker: A), Home Depot (ticker: HD) and Medtronic (ticker: MDT) on Tuesday. Wednesday opens with Booking Holdings (ticker: BKNG), eBay (ticker: EBAY), Lowe’s Stellantis (ticker: STLA) and TJX report.

Thursday will be jam-packed with activity from Alibaba (ticker: BABA), Group Holding, Anheuser Busch InBev (ticker: BUD), Coinbase (ticker: COIN), Global, Dell Technologies, Etsy (ticker: ETSY), Moderna, Newmont, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (ticker: NCLH) and Occidental Petroleum (ticker: OXY) will all be amongst this week’s highlights. The week closes with EOG Resources (ticker: EOG) and Liberty Media (ticker: FWONA).

On Tuesday, the IHS Markit’s Manufacturing and Services Purchasing Manager’s Indexes for February and the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index for February will all be released. The indexes are all expected to come in flat to down versus January.

On Friday, the Census Bureau will report the January durable goods orders- often seen as an indicator for business investment. Finally, the Bureau of Economic Analysis will release its report on personal income and spending for January. It is expected that American consumers spent more and earned slightly less compared with the prior month.

Monday 21/2

Stock and Bond markets closed for President’s day.

Tuesday 22/2

Agilent Technologies Cadence Design Systems (ticker: CDNS), CenterPoint Energy (ticker: CNP), Home Depot, Medtronic, Palo Alto Networks (ticker: PANW), Public Storage, and Realty Income release earnings reports.

IHS Markit releases its Manufacturing and Services Purchasing Manager’s indexes for February. Consensus estimates pinned at 56 reading for the Manufacturing PMI and 52.2 for the services PMI. This is in comparison with 55.5 and 51.2 respectively, in January.

Consumer Confidence Index for February released by The Conference Board. Economists forecast 110.8 reading, about three points short of the January reading.

Wednesday 23/2

Booking Holdings, Coterra Energy (ticker: CTRA), eBay, Lowe’s, Molson Coors Beverage (ticker: TAP), Stellantis and TJX Cos. release quarterly results.

The United Nations General Assembly holds meeting to discuss the Ukraine crisis.

Cummins holds its 2022 analyst day.

Thursday 24/2

The BEA releases its second estimate of fourth-quarter 2021 GDP. Economists have forecast a 5.9% seasonally adjusted growth annual rate, a percentage less than the previous estimate of 6.9%.

Alibaba Group Holding, Anheuser-Busch InBev, American Electric Power (ticker: AEP), Autodesk (ticker: ADSK), Block, CBRE Group (ticker: CBRE), Coinbase Global, Dell Technologies, ETSY, Intuit (ticker: INTU), Moderna, Newmont, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, NRG Energy (ticker: NRG), Occidental Petroleum, Public Service Enterprise Group (ticker: PEG), Royal Bank of Canada (ticker: RY) and VMware (ticker: VMW), all release earnings.

New home sales for January released by The Census Bureau. Expectations are for a seasonally adjusted rate of 792,000 new single-family houses sold.

Friday 25/2

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (ticker: CM), EOG Resources, Liberty Media, and Sempra Energy (ticker: SRE) release quarterly results via conference calls.

The January durable goods report is released by The Census Bureau. The consensus estimate is for a 1% month over month increase in new orders for manufactured durable goods to $270.3 billion.

The National Association of Realtors releases its Home sales index for January. Before the close of last year, pending home sales dropped 3.8% for the second consecutive month. Rising mortgage rates and record-high home prices are partially to blame for the dull figures.

The BEA reports personal income and spending for January. Income is expected to continue on its downward trajectory by 0.3% month over month, while expenditures are seen rising 1.4%.