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Zacks Earnings Preview: Citigroup, Johnson & Johnson, Goldman Sachs, Intel and Yahoo - Press Releases

By: Zacks.com
Posted: 4/16/2012 9:30:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: C;GS;INTC;JNJ;YHOO

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL - April 16, 2012 - Zacks.com releases the list of companies likely to issue earnings surprises. This week's list includes Citigroup ( C ), Johnson & Johnson  ( JNJ ), Goldman Sachs  ( GS ), Intel  ( INTC ) and Yahoo  ( YHOO ). To see more earnings analysis, visit http://at.zacks.com/?id=3207 .

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The Thick of Q1 Earnings Season

We are jumping right into the thick of the first quarter reporting cycle this week, with more than 250 companies coming out with results, including 89 companies from the S&P 500.

We will have representation from the who's who of the corporate world, with a number of bellwether players on tap to come out with results. By the end of the week, we will have results from a good enough sample to judge this earnings season.

While earnings will remain the primary focus during the week, we have a number of market-moving economic releases on deck as well. We will get a sense of the consumer economy though the monthly Retail Sales numbers, while the Industrial Production report will give us a good read on the manufacturing sector. Regional manufacturing surveys from the New York and Philly Feds will provide a preview of the manufacturing ISM index. We also have a fair amount of housing data on tap, particularly Housing Starts and Existing Home sales.

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 Sheraz Mian is the Director of Research for Zacks.com.

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