The March jobs report is what most investors -- and the Federal Reserve -- will be avidly awaiting Friday. Economists are expecting the economy to have added 210,000 new jobs in March.
But that's not the only economic data due out Friday. Motor vehicle sales figures from automakers for the month of March will be offered throughout the day and the PMI Manufacturing index will be released. At 10 a.m. EDT, comes the ISM manufacturing index, consumer sentiment and construction spending.
For the fourth quarter, Wall Street is looking for a loss of 10 cents a share on revenue of about $560 million. Both the top and bottom lines are expected to decline year over year because the company continues to face a drop in smartphone sales.
However, the software business has been doing well and investors expect to hear news of the company's handset business.