Stocks To Watch: Big Week On Tap For McDonald’s, Shopify, GameStop, And Johnson & Johnson


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The economics calendar next week will be highlighted by the U.S. jobs report on Friday. The nonfarm payrolls report could be high stakes for interest rate watchers as it arrives just five days before the Federal Reserve’s December 13 meeting. Economists forecast payrolls growth will rise to 200K in November from 150K job additions in October, and the unemployment rate to stay steady at 3.9%. In addition, the JOLTS and ADP reports will be released earlier in the week. The event calendar is busy with Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) all hosting investor events that could include guidance and strategy updates. The earnings calendar includes reports from Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), Lululemon (LULU), GameStop (NYSE:GME) (preview), Chewy (CHWY) (preview), (NYSE:AI) (preview), and Dollar General (DG).

Earnings spotlight: Monday, December 4 – GitLab (GTLB) and JOANN (JOAN).

Earnings spotlight: Tuesday, December 5 – AutoZone (AZO), Box (BOX), Toll Brothers (TOL), MongoDB (NASDAQ:MDB), NIO (NIO), and J.M. Smucker (SJM).

Earnings spotlight: Wednesday, December 6 – Brown-Forman (BF.A), Campbell Soup (CPB), (AI), Chewy (CHWY), Sprinklr (CXM), GameStop (GME), and ChargePoint Holdings (CHPT).

Earnings spotlight: Thursday, December 7 – Broadcom (AVGO), Lululemon (LULU), Dollar General (DG), DocuSign (DOCU), and Guidewire Software (GWRE).

Volatility watch: Short interest levels pushed higher again on Faraday Future Intelligent Electric (FFIE) and Fisker (FSR). Options trading volume spiked on GameStop (

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