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New Home Sales, GDP, Other Inflation Data This Week

New Home Sales, GDP, Other Inflation Data This Week

As June and the first half of the calendar year draw to a close this week, expect more inflation data and a handful of remaining earnings reports from big companies including Micron Technology and Walgreens Boots Alliance. Federal Reserve officials are closely gauging price data heading into their July meeting.

  • Micron, reporting Wednesday, is expected to post a loss of $1.60 a share in the fiscal third quarter on sales of $3.7 billion, compared with a $2.59 a share profit on $8.6 billion of revenue a year earlier. Micron stock is up 31% this year on hopes chip demand will start to rebound.
  • Walgreens, reporting Tuesday, is expected to report earnings per share of $1.07 on revenue of $34.2 billion, and a 6% rise in same-store sales for the fiscal third quarter.
  • May single-family home sales on Tuesday are expected to be a seasonally adjusted 659,000 annual rate, down 24,000 from April, amid continued signs that high interest rates are keeping sellers and buyers on the housing market sidelines.
  • The latest reading of first-quarter gross domestic product from the Bureau of Economic Analysis on Thursday is expected to show a 1.4% annualized rate, slightly higher than the BEA’s second estimate in late May.

What’s Next: The BEA’s closely watched personal income and expenditures data for May comes out Friday. Economists expect a rise in income and spending. The core PCE, which is the Fed’s preferred inflation measure, is seen increasing 4.7% from May 2022, matching April’s gain.

Nicholas Jasinski and Janet H. Cho