Drug retailer

Walgreen (WAG)

reports first-quarter earnings today. The Illinois-based company anticipates the opening of 500 new stores throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico in fiscal 2001.

In economic news, the

Purchasing Managers' Index

will be released this morning. It is considered to be the most significant manufacturing index and a major indicator of inflation.

Also, check out the stocks listed below, whose quiet periods have expired.

Expected Earnings Reports

This table includes S&P 500 companies only. Dates are as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change. The full week's earnings calendar is published separately.

Economic Data

(

Forecasts are from

Reuters

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

TSC's

Economic Databank.

)

  • 10 a.m.: Purchasing Managers' Index for December. Source: NAPM. Forecast: 47.0. Previous: 47.7.

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

01/01/01

Specialty Laboratories

(SP:NYSE)

Merrill Lynch

01/01/01

W.P. Stewart

(WPL:NYSE)

Goldman Sachs

01/01/01

American Physicians Capital

(ACAP:Nasdaq)

ABN Amro

01/01/01

Harvard Bioscience

(HBIO:Nasdaq)

Thomas Weisel

01/02/01

Garmin

(GRMN:Nasdaq)

Credit Suisse First Boston