Key events are scheduled for the companies listed below next week.
Notable earnings reports: Thor Industries (NASDAQ:THOR), Tech Data (NASDAQ:TECD) and Ferroglobe (NASDAQ:GSM) on Nov. 27; Marvell Technologies (NASDAQ:MRVL), Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) and Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) on Nov. 28; Workday (NYSE:WDAY), Tiffany (NYSE:TIF) and Box (NYSE:BOX) on Nov. 29; Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA), Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), Kroger (NYSE:KR) and Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Nov. 30; Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) and Genesco (NYSE:GCO) on Dec. 1.
Quiet period expirations: Altair Engineering (OTCPK:ALTA), Evoqua Water Technologies (Pending:AQUA), Funko (Pending:FNKO), Allena Pharmaceuticals (Pending:ALNA), Spero Therapeutics (Pending:SPRO) on Nov. 27; Aquantia (Pending:AQ), Hexindai (Pending:HX) on Nov. 28; VistaGen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VTGN) on Nov. 29; TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) on Nov. 30.
Annual meetings: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Sapiens International (NASDAQ:SPNS) on Nov. 29; Autohome (NYSE:ATHM) on Nov. 30.
Investor meetings: General Motors (NYSE:GM) is scheduled to share its vision on an autonomous future at an investor event on Nov. 30.
Piper Jaffray healthcare conference: Presenters at the event in New York City on Nov. 28-29 include Acorda Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACOR), Novus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NVUS), Sangamo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SGMO), Halozyme Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HALO), Mazor Robotics (NASDAQ:MZOR), Regeneron Therapeutics (NASDAQ:REGN), Depomed (NASDAQ:DEPO), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) and a host of others.
U.S. auto sales: A 1% drop in sales is expected for November with demand trends normalizing after a couple of strong months of hurricane replacement business. Ford (NYSE:F), Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY), Subaru (OTCPK:FUJHY) and Honda (NYSE:HMC) are expected to show positive sales growth for the month. See November U.S. auto sales preview.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday: Look for more analysis on holiday shopping winners and losers. Early data suggests a strong showing for Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP), Gap (NYSE:GPS) and Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF). Macy's (NYSE:M) was also in that group of outperformers until a credit card processing slowdown frustrated customers. Target (NYSE:TGT) is looking to recover from a 2.8% decline in share price on Friday.
Monthly sales updates: Costco (NASDAQ:COST) on Nov. 29; Buckle (NYSE:BKE), Cato (NYSE:CATO) and L Brands (NYSE:LB) on Nov. 30.
Barron's mentions: Infrastructure stocks could get a boost if the Trump administration guides legislation to the finish line. Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC), Fluor (NYSE:FLR), Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE:MLM), Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC), U.S. Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR) and Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) are names to watch. Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) are two other stocks singled out for upside potential.