Earnings reports will take center stage today in the absence of
any large economic releases, barring further geopolitical
The day's only data headline will come from the Chicago Federal
Reserve with its national activity index. Companies announcing
quarterly results before the open include Halliburton, Hasbro,
SunTrust Banks, and BB&T. Netflix and Texas Instruments follow
in the afternoon.
Tomorrow's calendar includes consumer prices, FHFA's housing price
index, the Richmond Fed's regional activity index, and existing
home sales. Comcast, DuPont, Verizon, United Technologies,
McDonald's, Coca-Cola, and Ingersoll-Rand issue report earnings the
morning. Apple, Microsoft, Juniper Networks, Xilinx, Broadcom, and
Discover Financial issue results after the close.
Wednesday's major quarterly numbers will come from Boeing, Delta
Air Lines, Facebook, General Dynamics, PepsiCo, Dow Chemical,
AT&T, and Gilead Sciences.
Thursday brings initial jobless claims, the Chicago purchasing
managers index and new home sales. Amazon.com, Starbucks, Visa,
Caterpillar, American Airlines, Ford, General Motors, Union
Pacific, Eli Lilly, and Celgene are among the most significant
companies announcing quarterly results.
There are no economic reports Friday morning, but Tyco and Xerox
will release their earnings.