The Week Ahead: Earnings calls, fast-food strikes, Startup Weekends

Photo Courtesy of 1Week KC
Photo Courtesy of 1Week KC

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


In honor of Veterans Day, which takes place Wednesday, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum will host its Fourth Annual Ike Skelton Veterans Day Ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.


Arch Coal is scheduled to report quarterly results before market open. The St. Louis-based coal mining company last month gave up on a debt swap proposal aimed at improving its liquidity and helping stave off bankruptcy. The consensus EPS forecast for the company is a loss of $5.45 per share, according to Yahoo Finance.

SunEdisonSunEdison Semiconductor and TerraForm Power are other companies of local interest scheduled to release earnings., a two-day conference for software developers, kicks off in Kansas City.


Fast-food workers in Missouri and across the country are scheduled to stage strikes. The demonstrations are the latest in an ongoing national push by fast-food employees, who want the right to unionize and a minimum wage of $15 per hour.

Companies of local interest reporting quarterly earnings include Amdocs, the Chesterfield-based software maker, and TerraForm Global, a subsidiary of Maryland Heights-based SunEdison.

Southern Bank will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in Springfield.


The St. Louis International Film Festival enters its homestretch. The event, which features screenings of 447 films, started Nov. 5 and runs through Nov. 15.

A sales and management hiring event will take place in Kansas City. More than companies will be seeking sales, retail and management candidates at the event.


SABMiller, the London-based brewer that’s an acquisition target of A-B InBev, is scheduled to report quarterly results. Other earnings calls of local interest include Jefferson City-based Hawthorn Bancshares.

The U.S. Department of Labor will release the new Jobless Claims, which are expected to rise back to their 275,000 trend line, up from the near record low of 264,000 in the prior week.


It’s a busy weekend for Startup Weekends in Missouri. Startup Weekend, an event that lets participants pitch business ideas and then spend the weekend trying to build the foundations of those businesses, will kick off Friday and run through Sunday in St. Louis and Kansas City.

Edgewell Personal Care, the St. Louis based consumer products company spun off from Energizer earlier this year, will report quarterly earnings.


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