Wednesday's Trading: 5 Things to know

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Here are the key events taking place on Wednesday that could impact trading.

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ADP REPORT: The payroll processing firm ADP releases its National Employment report for May. Economists are looking for a gain of 300,000 private-sector jobs, up from a much weaker-than-expected tally of 247,000 jobs in April.
 

“Now Hiring” sign in a store window. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

JOB OPENINGS: The Labor Department is expected to say that there were 11.4 million job openings available at the end of April, down slightly from a record 11.549 million in March. The number of jobs that need to be filled is nearly double the number of people who are looking for work.

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MANUFACTURING: Watch for the ISM’s manufacturing purchasing managers index for May. It’s expected to slip nearly a point, the third straight monthly drop, to 54.5.

SALESFORCE: The software company increased its full-year adjusted profit forecast on strong demand as companies look to improve efficiencies. Shares of the company traded 8% higher in the after-hours session.

TickerSecurityLastChangeChange %
CRMSALESFORCE INC.160.24-4.86-2.94%

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EARNINGS PARADE: The earnings docket includes Capri Holdings, Hovnanian and Vera Bradley reporting before the market open and Chewy, GameStop, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, NetApp and PVH Corp delivering results after the bell.  

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