The Week Ahead: A-B InBev earnings, Royals in the Series, Halloween spending

The Kansas City Royals Craft & Draft bar will open on Opening Day Mon. April 6 at Kaufman Stadium. | Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The Kansas City Royals will host Games 1 and 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday. | Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at some of the stories Missouri Business Alert is tracking this week:


A state hearing is scheduled for discussion of new educational standards in Missouri. Groups have been meeting for the past year to come up with the new norms for Missouri schools, St. Louis Public Radio reports. The standards will be reviewed by lawmakers and the state board of education before the board votes next March whether to implement them.

Poplar Bluff-based Southern Missouri Bancorp will report quarterly earnings. The holding company for Southern Bank posted earnings per share of 71 cents for this quarter last year, Yahoo Finance reports.


The Kansas City Royals host the New York Mets in Game 1 of the World Series. The Royals are making consecutive appearances in the Fall Classic for the first time in franchise history, and they’re looking to do one better than last year, when they lost to the San Francisco Giants in seven games.

The NFL will hold a public hearing in St. Louis regarding the potential relocation of the Rams. The meeting will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Peabody Opera House downtown.


Garmin is scheduled to release quarterly results. The technology company, which has its U.S. headquarters in Olathe, Kan., is expected to post earnings per share of 55 cents, Yahoo Finance reports.

O’Reilly Automotive will also report earnings. The average analyst estimate for the Springfield auto-parts retailer calls for EPS of $2.38, according to Yahoo Finance.


The Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the third quarter 2015 GDP, which is the all-inclusive measure of economic activity and the country’s most comprehensive economic scorecard.

The St. Louis Business Journal will honor this year’s Healthiest Employers in the area. In its fifth year, the award recognizes the local companies that implemented the most effective wellness programs.


Anheuser-Busch InBev, the Belgian brewer that makes its U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, will report quarterly earnings for the first time since agreeing to acquire London-based beer maker SABMiller.

Leggett & Platt, a manufacturer based in Carthage, and Chesterfield-based Reinsurance Group of America are also scheduled to report quarterly earnings.


Tricks, treats and Trump costumes are expected in abundance in celebration of Halloween. The National Retail Federation projects that total spending for the holiday will eclipse $6.9 billion this year, and we project lots of people dressed as the Republican presidential frontrunner.


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