Each week we publish information on key stocks to watch for the coming week. Below is a litany of information related to certain key stocks to watch next week. Each week we share this list because these key stocks to watch are what will possibly move markets. Key stocks to watch next week and their events are scheduled for these companies and are listed below next week:

Initial Public Offerings

IPOs expected to price: Quanterix (Pending:QTRX), Odonate Therapeutics (Pending:ODT), Curo Group (Pending:CURO) on Dec. 7, Denali Therapeutics (Pending:DNLI) and Luther Burbank Corp. (Pending:LBC) on Dec. 8.

Aside from the IPOs, we know that earnings reports are always key stocks to watch this week:

Key Earnings Reports Next Week

Notable earnings reports: Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI), Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP) on Dec. 4; AutoZone (NYSE:AZO), Dave & Buster’s (NASDAQ:PLAY), Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) on Dec. 5; Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU), Broadcom (NYSE:AVG), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), H&R Block (NYSE:HRB), Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA) on Dec. 6; Dollar General (NYSE:DG), Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), American Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ:AOBC) and Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN) on Dec. 7.

While earnings reports necessitate key stocks to watch this week, there are key expiration periods and events to watch for.

Quiet Period Expirations

Quiet period expirations: Sogou (NYSE:SOGO), Meridian Bank (NASDAQ:MRBK), Metropolitan Bank (NYSE:MCB), CBTX (Pending:CBTX), Four Seasons Education (Pending:FEDU), InflaRx (Pending:IFRX), Apellis Pharmaceuticals (Pending:APLS) on Dec. 4; Bandwidth (Pending:BAND) on Dec. 5.; Erytech Pharma (Pending:ERYP) on Dec. 8.

Lockup Period Expirations

IPO/secondary share lockup period expirations: Rosetta Genomics (NASDAQ:ROSG), Zogenix (NASDAQ:ZGNX), ShotSpotter (NASDAQ:SSTI), Athene (NYSE:ATH), Matador Resources (NYSE:MTDR) on Dec. 4; Immuron (NASDAQ:IMRN), Insmed (NASDAQ:INSM) on Dec. 5; Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA), Kratos Defense (NASDAQ:KTOS), BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) on Dec. 7; OneMain (NYSE:OMF) on Dec. 8.

Investor Meetings/Events

Annual meetings: Ruby Tuesday (NYSE:RT), Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) on Dec. 6; Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE), 58.com (NYSE:WUBA), Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA) on Dec. 7.

Investor/analyst day events: Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL), Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) on Dec. 4; Home Depot (NYSE:HD), Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM), Vale (NYSE:VALE) on Dec. 6; WestRock (NYSE:WRK), Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) and Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG) on Dec. 7.

Business update call: Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Dec. 4.

Aside from event driven key stocks to watch this week, we also are specifically watching these keys in retail:

Key Stocks To Watch In Retail

Retail watch: Strong Black Friday/Cyber Monday updates last week were followed up by a sizzling sales report from Costco (NASDAQ:COST) and some optimism from Macy’s (NYSE:M). Next up is a heavy slate of conferences. Presenting companies at the Barclays Eat, Sleep, Play conference (Dec. 5-7) include Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK), SuperValu (NYSE:SVU), Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM), Perry Ellis (NASDAQ:PERY), US Foods (NYSE:USFD), Kroger (NYSE:KR), Eldorado Resorts (NASDAQ:ERI) and SpartanNash (NASDAQ:SPTN). The KeyBanc Consumer Conference (Dec. 5-6) includes talks from Perry Ellis (PERY), Blue Apron (NYSE:APRN), Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA), Oxford Industries (NYSE:OXM), Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW) and Prestige Brands (NYSE:PBH).

We are also watching a number of key stocks in the biotech sector.

Key Stocks To Watch In Biotech/Pharmaceuticals

FDA watch: Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ:CLVS) is expected to hear on a review for Rubranca sNDA. A FDA Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee meeting could be significant for Aquinox Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AQXP) and Allergan (NYSE:AGN).

We would be remiss when discussing which key stocks to watch this week if we did not mention cryptocurrency action:

Cryptocurrency Watch

Cryptocurrency Watch: The Bitcoin craze (OTCQX:GBTC, COIN, RIOT, OTC:BITCF, OTCPK:BTSC, OTCQB:BTCS, OTCQB:MGTI) and the cryptocurrency’s role with traditional financial players will be on watch this week.

Key Quad 7 Capital articles on cryptocurrency this week:

Crypto company gets new leader

A New Horizon For Bitcoin

What on Earth is Bitcoin (for your non crypto friends)

Cryptos Will Plummet Thanks To Federal Intervention

Bitcoin Prices: Buckle Up

Be EXTREMELY Cautious Chasing Bitcoin

When deciding upon key stocks to watch this week, we always check into Barrons to see what they have covered and pull a few items to watch.

Barron’s Stories

Key stocks to watch from Barron’s articles: World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) and Ping An Insurance (OTCPK:PIAIF, OTCPK:PNGAY) are called out for their upside potential. Barron’s talks U.S. tax reform, pointing to Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) as just some of the companies that could see a significant windfall.

Merger Madness

Court date: An initial hearing is expected on the AT&T (NYSE:T) and Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) merger, and the lawsuit with the Department of Justice.

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