Financials lead earnings this week


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Earnings reports from major financial companies will dominate the calendar early this week, with prospects for heavier trading volume now that the World Cup has ended.

Citigroup is the big name reporting this morning. JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs follow tomorrow morning, as well as Johnson & Johnson, with Intel, Yahoo, CSX, Interactive Brokers, and Cintas announcing results in the afternoon.

Tomorrow's agenda also includes monthly retail sales, Germany's Zew survey of economic sentiment, and the New York Federal Reserve's Empire manufacturing index. Chinese economic-growth and industrial-production numbers are released in the evening.

Wednesday morning features quarterly results from Bank of America, PNC Financial, U.S. Bancorp, and Abbott Laboratories. Mortgage applications, the NAHB housing-market index and the Fed's Beige Book survey of economic conditions come out as well. eBay, Yum Brands, and SanDisk report in the afternoon.

Thursday brings jobless claims, housing starts, building permits and the Philadelphia Fed's regional activity index. Morgan Stanley, UnitedHealth, Mattel, Baxter, Danaher, Philip Morris, and Taiwan Semiconductor report in the morning. Google, IBM, Seagate Technologies, and Capital follow after the closing bell.

The week concludes Friday morning with results from General Electric, Honeywell, and Interpublic Group. The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment report is the main economic item.

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