The Week Ahead: Alcoa Gets the Earnings Ball Rolling

Alcoa Inc (AA), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), and Intel (INTC) are among the big names reporting earnings next week

by Andrea Kramer

Published on Jan 7, 2016 at 4:45 PM

Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA) will get the proverbial earnings ball rolling next week, and a handful of financial names -- including JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) and Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) -- will also report. Plus, blue chip Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) will unveil its quarterly figures, and General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) will go to trial. On the economic front, the Street will digest December retail sales and data on producer prices, among other things, and a handful of Fed members will step up to the mic.

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, 1/11

The economic calendar is quiet, but Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart and Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan will speak. Alcoa (AA) will unofficially kick off earnings season, with earnings from Apollo Education (APOL) also on tap. Meanwhile, General Motors (GM) has a big date in the courtroom.

Tuesday, 1/12

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) will headline the economic agenda on Tuesday. Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker will step up to the mic. On the earnings front, CSX Corp (CSX) and Progress Software (PRGS) will report.

Wednesday, 1/13

The Fed's Beige Book, the U.S. Treasury budget, and the regularly scheduled crude inventories report will be in focus. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren and Chicago Fed President Charles Evans are slated to give speeches. Supervalu (SVU) will step up to the earnings plate.

Thursday, 1/14

Weekly jobless claims will hit the Street, as well as data on import and export prices. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard will hit the podium ahead of the bell.

Blue chips JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Intel (INTC) will unveil their quarterly reports, along with Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) and Infosys (INFY). Best Buy (BBY) will release its fiscal 2016 holiday sales figures.

Friday, 1/15

Friday will be busy, with the producer price index (PPI) and core PPI slated for release, as well as reports on December retail sales, industrial production, November business inventories, and the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index. New York Fed President William Dudley will round out the week's central bank speeches.

Bank earnings continue to roll in. Wells Fargo (WFC), Citigroup (C), U.S. Bancorp (USB), PNC Financial (PNC), BlackRock (BLK), and Regions Financial (RF) will report.

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