The Week Ahead: Big-Caps, Web Titans Report; Apple Watch Launches

Next week's calendar features earnings from several Dow members, as well as Internet issues Facebook Inc (FB), Google Inc (GOOGL), and Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)

by Griffin Kruse

Published on Apr 16, 2015 at 4:52 PM
Updated on Apr 20, 2015 at 5:32 PM

Earnings season is fully underway, as blue chips and big-cap firms are the showcase of next week's calendar. Among the stocks reporting earnings are Dow components DuPont (NYSE:DD), Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG), and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT); Internet giants Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO); and tech bigwigs Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), and QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM).

Below is a brief list of some key market events scheduled for the upcoming week. All earnings dates listed below are tentative and subject to change. Please check with each company's respective website for official reporting dates.

Monday

  • There are no notable economic reports scheduled for Monday. However, IBM (IBM), Halliburton (HAL), Hasbro (HAS), Morgan Stanley (MS), and Steel Dynamics (STLD) will report earnings.

Tuesday

  • Tuesday's economic calendar is relatively empty. Telling all in the confessional are DuPont (DD), Travelers Companies (TRV), United Technologies (UTX), Verizon Communications (VZ), Broadcom (BRCM), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Under Armour (UA), Yahoo! (YHOO), Amgen (AMGN), Arch Coal (ACI), ARM Holdings (ARMH), Baker Hughes (BHI), Brinker International (EAT), Cree (CREE), Discover Financial Services (DFS), Fifth Third (FITB), Harley-Davidson (HOG), Kimberly-Clark (KMB), Lockheed Martin (LMT), TD Ameritrade (AMTD), VMware (VMW), and Yum! Brands (YUM).

Wednesday

  • Existing home sales and weekly crude inventories are due out on Wednesday. Boeing (BA), Coca-Cola (KO), AT&T (T), Facebook (FB), Qualcomm (QCOM), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Angie's List (ANGI), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Citrix Systems (CTXS), D.R. Horton (DHI), eBay (EBAY), EMC Corporation (EMC), F5 Networks (FFIV), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), Owens Corning (OC), St. Jude Medical (STJ), T. Rowe Price (TROW), Texas Instruments (TXN), Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO), Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), and Xilinx (XLNX) will step into the earnings spotlight.

Thursday

  • Hitting the Street Thursday are weekly jobless claims, Markit's flash purchasing managers manufacturing index (PMI), and new home sales. The day is packed with quarterly reports from 3M (MMM), Caterpillar (CAT), Microsoft (MSFT), Procter & Gamble (PG), Amazon.com (AMZN), General Motors (GM), Google (GOOGL), Pandora Media (P), Starbucks (SBUX), AbbVie (ABBV), Alaska Air (ALK), Altera (ALTR), Altria (MO), Capital One Financial (COF), Domino's Pizza (DPZ), Dow Chemical (DOW), Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), Dunkin' Brands (DNKN), E*Trade Financial (ETFC), Eli Lilly (LLY), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Freescale Semiconductor (FSL), Hershey (HSY), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Newmont Mining (NEM), Novartis (NVS), Peabody Energy (BTU), PepsiCo (PEP), PulteGroup (PHM), Raytheon (RTN), Southwest Airlines (LUV), and Stanley Black & Decker (SWK).

Friday

  • The week's economic calendar will close out with durable goods orders. Also, the Apple Watch will officially be released. American Airlines (AAL), AstraZeneca (AZN), Biogen (BIIB), ImmunoGen (IMGN), LyondellBasell (LYB), Steven Madden (SHOO), Tyco International (TYC), and Xerox (XRX) are scheduled to release quarterly numbers.

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