The week ahead 03/28/2022
Welcome back to another week of navigating the wild world of investing!
Before we begin, I thought this was an interesting graphic from the New York Times. It visualizes the current US spend on the Ukraine situation — showing just how expensive our international involvements can be.
Let’s jump into everything you should know — from earnings reports & stock-moving events to investor days & economic updates.
In this post, we’ll cover:
Quarterly financial reports worth reading
Investor events to keep an eye on
Major economic releases
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The Investing Week Ahead – Too Long, Didn’t Read:
Earnings reports from Micron, Lululemon, Jefferies, Chewy, Restoration Hardware, Walgreens, and UiPath
A slew of electric vehicle delivery reports show us the current state of the industry
US labor market and GDP updates help paint a better picture of the economy’s health
Key Earnings Announcements:
A diverse set of financial reports comes in as we head into the typically-green month of April.
Monday (3/28): Dave & Buster’s, Jefferies, XPeng
Tuesday (3/29): Chewy, Lululemon, McCormick & Co, Micron Technology, Restoration Hardware
Wednesday (3/30): Arhaus, BioNTech, Five Below, Paychex, UiPath
Thursday (3/31): Blackberry, Blend Labs, Walgreens
Where we’re looking:
Micron Technology (MU) — Analysts have mixed feelings for the company’s past quarter, but generally high expectations on guidance. The $87B+, Boise, Idaho-based chipmaker is expected to be a bellwether for other tech stocks reporting earnings over the coming weeks.
Lululemon (LULU) — As mentioned in yesterday’s Week in Review, I’m planning to open a small position in Nike (NKE) after a solid earnings report. I already have 1% of my total portfolio in Lululemon, but will be keeping an eye on supply chain issues / physical store performance to determine if I should make any moves on this holding.
Arhaus (ARHS) & Restoration Hardware (RH) — Both Arhaus and RH have solidified their leadership positions in the high-end home décor market. We’ll be focusing on how each companies’ management teams are going to ensure long-term profitability. RH has also launched numerous high-end restaurants / wine bar locations in their already-existing stores — I’m interested in learning more about how this impacts their bottom line.
UiPath (PATH) — Since the companies IPO nearly a year ago, UiPath has been in a downward spiral. However, big banks like Wells Fargo still view the company as a top automation software pick. I have many peers who use UiPath’s robotic process automation in their day-to-day work — let’s see if this is the earnings call that finally turns things around for the NYC-based platform.
Our ‘spring break’ for investor events is currently underway, with the main focus being on electric vehicle development.
Tuesday (3/29): Gildan (GIL) Investor Day
Wednesday (3/30): Five Below (FIVE) Inaugural Investor Day
Throughout the Week: EV Deliveries Updates (TSLA, NIO, LI, XPEV)
Bank Conferences: Maxim Growth Conference, Bank of America Virtual Crypto Mining Conference, Bank of America ESG Consumer & Retail Conference, Jefferies Pan-European Mid-Cap Conference
Given the relatively light slate of earnings, I’ll be paying close attention to the electric vehicle deliveries reported this week. Paying subscribers may have seen that I added to my Tesla position last week.
Major Economic Updates:
Important econ reports are back in the spotlight this week, with a focus on the current state of the labor market and revisions to the US GDP.
Tuesday (3/29): Job Openings & Quits
Wednesday (3/30): ADP Employment Report, Final GDP Values for Q4 and 2021
Thursday (3/31): PCE Price Index
Friday (4/1): Jobs Report & Unemployment Rate, Construction Spending, ISM Manufacturing Index
As mentioned in yesterday’s Week in Review, initial jobless claims hit their lowest level since 1969 — as demand for workers is much higher than supply and companies are doing everything possible to retain employees.
With negative international relations, inflation concerns, and even food shortage projections — the broader market is clinging to these positive labor market trends.
What specific events are moving stocks the most?
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