Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, will report first-quarter earnings. Investors will watch for any second-quarter full-year sales and profit guidance as the company continues to lose smartphone U.S. market share.
ECONOMY: *Statistics Canada reports on international securities transactions for April. Economists expect a net purchase of C$8 billion, according to the median of four estimates.
EVENTS: *BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is scheduled to report earnings after markets close and hold a call for investors at 5 p.m. The company is estimated to earn $1.33 a share, excluding certain items, according to the average of 45 analysts in a Bloomberg survey. Sales are estimated, on average, to reach $5.16 billion. *Oilfield-services company Western Energy Services Corp. is set to report first-quarter earnings. The average profit estimate of four analysts in a Bloomberg survey is 2 Canadian cents a share, excluding certain items. *Semiconductor designer Mosaid Technologies Inc. is scheduled to release fourth-quarter financial results after markets close. Analysts anticipate profit of 55 Canadian cents a share, excluding certain items, according to the average of five estimates in a Bloomberg survey. *HudBay Minerals Inc., a base-metals miner, holds its annual general meeting at 10 a.m. Toronto time at the Toronto Board of Trade, East Ballroom. *H&R Real Estate Investment Trust, Canada’s second-largest REIT by market value, is scheduled to hold its annual meeting at 1 p.m. in Toronto.
MARKETS: *The S&P/TSX decreased 1 percent to 12,972.03. *Yields on two-year Government of Canada bonds fell 10 basis points to 1.42 percent as of 4:59 p.m. yesterday. *The Canadian dollar fell to 97.91 per U.S. dollar at 5:40 p.m. yesterday.