On Tap Today: Chicago Purchasing Managers' Report Released - TheStreet

Headlining today's economic events is the release of the Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index, which has the potential to move markets.

The manufacturing index (as well as the

Philadelphia Fed Index

) is a good gauge of what to expect from the

Purchasing Managers' Index

, which typically reports a few days later. Other releases today include the

APICS Business Outlook Index

and the

Help-Wanted Index

.

Also, today marks the end of the quiet period for

Telenor

(TELN)

, a Norwegian-based telecommunications company, which offers landline and mobile communication, broadband services, and Internet services.

Other than that, it should be another quiet day on Wall Street.

Economic Data

(

Forecasts are from

Reuters

. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see

TSC's

Economic Databank.

)

  • 8:30 a.m.: APICS Business Outlook Index for December. Source: APICS. Forecast: n.a.. Previous: 54.9.
  • 10 a.m.: Chicago Purchasing Manager's Index for December. Source: National Association of Purchasing Management-Chicago Forecast: 43.0. Previous: 41.7.
  • 10 a.m.: Help-Wanted Index for November. Source: Conference Board. Forecast: n.a.. Previous: 79.

IPO Quiet Periods Expiring

(TheStreet.com's

Ben Holmes, who heads

TSC's

ipoPros.com subsidiary, keeps a close eye on quiet period expirations every week. For more on quiet periods and why they matter, check out Holmes' primer on the subject. The full current quiet period list is published separately. For information on IPO pricings, filings and aftermarket activity, plus a calendar of upcoming IPOs, check out

TheStreet.com's

IPO data section.

)

Quiet Period End

Deal Name

Symbol

Lead Underwriter

12/29/00

Telenor

(TELN:Nasdaq ADR)

Goldman Sachs