You may have heard there's a presidential election this week. As such, earnings are taking a bit of a backseat.
The week is light on big-name earnings reports, with only a handful of major companies set to announce third-quarter results. However, there are a few diamonds in the rough if you look hard enough.
Their impact may be muted in the shadow of the election. Investors tend to care more about who will be president over the next four years than a few earnings reports that happen every quarter anyway.
However, if you're a shareholder of one of these stocks or thinking of snatching one of them up, it won't matter to you that the company's earnings are playing second fiddle to the election. Earnings results have way more influence over an individual stock than election results.
With that in mind, here are this election week's most notable earnings reports:
- Express Scripts ( ESRX ) - reports after hours
- Kraft Foods ( KRFT )
- Macy's ( M )
- Time Warner (TWX)
- Whole Foods (WFM)
- Trulia (TRLA) - the online real-estate listing company's first earnings report since going public
- Groupon (GRPN)
- Disney (DIS)
- J.C. Penney (JCP)