The Week Ahead: FOMC, Apple Inc. Earnings, and a Tesla Motors, Inc. Announcement

Next week's calendar features a FOMC policy meeting, as well as earnings from Apple Inc. (AAPL) and an announcement from Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)

by Griffin Kruse

Published on Apr 24, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Updated on Apr 24, 2015 at 3:30 PM

A Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting and early first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) figures highlight next week's hefty economic docket. Among the stocks reporting earnings are tech titans Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR); pharmaceutical firms Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:TEVA), and Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTA); as well as commodity concerns Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS), BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF), United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X),Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AUY), Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL), and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (USA) (NYSE:AEM). Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) will also step into the limelight, scheduled to debut its new line of batteries at the end of the week.  

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 4/27
The Dallas Fed's manufacturing survey will kick off the week. Apple (AAPL), Barrick Gold (ABX), Changyou.Com (CYOU), Overstock.com (OSTK), Restaurant Brands International (QSR), and Sohu.com (SOHU) will report earnings.

Tuesday 4/28
Tuesday's economic docket features the consumer confidence index and the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index. Additionally, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will kick-off its two-day policy-setting meeting. Merck (MRK), Pfizer (PFE), Ford (F), GoPro (GPRO), Sirius XM (SIRI), Twitter (TWTR), Aetna (AET), AK Steel (AKS), Akamai Technologies (AKAM), Boston Scientific (BSX), BP plc (BP), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD), Cirrus Logic (CRUS), Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF), Coach (COH), Corning (GLW), Cummins (CMI), Express Scripts (ESRX), Genworth Financial (GNW), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), JetBlue Airways (JBLU), Kraft Foods (KRFT), Panera Bread (PNRA), SUPERVALU (SVU), T-Mobile (TMUS), UPS (UPS), U.S. Steel (X), Valero Energy (VLO), Western Digital (WDC), Whirlpool (WHR), Wolverine World Wide (WWW), Wyndham Worldwide (WYN), Wynn Resorts (WYNN), Yamana Gold (AUY), and Yandex N.V. (YNDX) will step into the earnings confessional.

Wednesday 4/29
Wednesday's packed economic docket includes the FOMC policy announcement, the advance reading on first-quarter GDP, pending home sales, and the weekly crude inventories update. Baidu (BIDU), Anthem (ANTM), Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Garmin (GRMN), Glu Mobile (GLUU), GrubHub (GRUB), Hess (HES), Hologic (HOLX), Humana (HUM), Level 3 Communications (LVLT), Linn Energy (LINE), Lumber Liquidators (LL), Marriott (MAR), MasterCard (MA), Meritor (MTOR), Norfolk Southern (NSC), Northrop Grumman (NOC), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Shutterfly (SFLY), Spirit Airlines (SAVE), Starwood Hotels (HOT), Suncor Energy (SU), Time Warner (TWX), Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX), Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX), Waste Management (WM), Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL), and Yelp (YELP) will take their turn in the earnings limelight.   

Thursday 4/30
On Thursday, we'll see data on weekly jobless claims, personal income and spending, the employment cost index (ECI), and the Chicago purchasing managers index (PMI). Slated to release earnings are Exxon Mobil (XOM), Visa (V), LinkedIn (LNKD), Nokia (NOK), Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (POT), SunPower (SPWR), AgnicoEagle Mines (AEM), Alpha Natural Resources (ANR), Avon Products (AVP), Ball Corporation (BLL), Beazer Homes (BZH), Celgene (CELG), CME Group (CME), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), ConocoPhillips (COP), Cypress Semiconductor (CY), Delphi Automotive (DLPH), Dreamworks (DWA), Expedia (EXPE), FireEye (FEYE), First Solar (FSLR), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Goldcorp (GG), Mosaic (MOS), QLogic (QLGC), Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), Shire (SHPG), Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), Sony (SNE), TASER International (TASR), Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), Viacom (VIAB), Virgin America (VA), Western Union (WU), and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). In addition, Tesla Motors (TSLA) is set to launch its highly anticipated new line of batteries after the close.

Friday 5/1
Motor vehicle sales, Markit's PMI, the Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) manufacturing index, the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index, and construction spending close out the week. Chevron (CVX), CVS Health (CVS), Momenta Pharmaceuticals (MNTA), Moody's (MCO), VF Corp (VFC), and Weyerhaeuser (WY) will report earnings.


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