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The third-quarter earnings reporting season, now into its second week, is one of the most crucial in recent memory. Rarely have investors been more nervous about the level of valuations in the stock market, particularly among those formerly highflying tech stocks that still sport relatively rich price-to-earnings ratios.

There's been a full raft of tech stocks and others issuing earnings warnings in the last couple of weeks, trying to blunt the impact of their upcoming shortfalls. Trying, and failing. Wall Street has reacted mercilessly to such so-called preannouncements, sending stocks from


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screaming billions of dollars lower.

Last week, some of the big names reporting included

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This week is another big week, with names such as


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scheduled to report their quarterly results.

As the season unfolds, and investors find out whether there's cause for celebration or yet more despair,

will keep you on top of the action at every turn.

Thursday, Oct. 26

USA Beats Estimates as Loss Widens

Update: WorldCom Meets Expectations as Profits Jump 26%

Update: Nextel Tumbles Despite Smaller-Than-Expected Loss Inc. Beats Analysts' Third-Quarter Estimates

Celera Genomics Beats First-Quarter Estimates

Dow Chemical Tops Third-Quarter Expectations

Update: DaimlerChrysler Misses Estimates

Lockheed Martin Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

American General Third-Quarter Earnings Meet Estimates

AIG Meets Third-Quarter Estimates

PE Biosystems Beats First-Quarter Estimates

Celgene Beats Third-Quarter Expectations

Wednesday, Oct. 25

Unocal Falls Short of Estimates, Despite Big Jump in Earnings

Viacom Beats Expectations, Despite CBS Purchase

AT&T to Split Into Four Separate Companies

DuPont Third-Quarter Earnings Meet Estimates

Infinity Broadcasting Meets Third-Quarter Estimates

Alltel Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Amerada Hess Easily Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Sara Lee Meets First-Quarter Estimates

Affymetrix Rises Sharply After Third-Quarter Earnings Report

Ivax Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Clorox Beats First-Quarter Estimates

AT&T to Split Into Four Separate Companies

Anheuser Busch Third-Quarter Earnings Meet Estimates

Williams Communications Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Viant Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Chiron Beats Analysts' Third-Quarter Estimates

Clear Channel Reports Third-Quarter Earnings of $449 Million

WellPoint Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

eMachines Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Halliburton Beats Third-Quarter Estimates by a Penny

LSI Logic Meets Third-Quarter Estimate, Backs Fourth-Quarter View

BMC Software Meets Analysts' Second-Quarter Estimates

Fairchild Semiconductor Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Computer Associates Beats Lowered Second-Quarter Estimates

Newell Rubbermaid Meets Third-Quarter Estimate, Warns on Next Quarter

Avery Dennison Third-Quarter Earnings Meet Expectations

Cardinal Health Meets Analysts' First-Quarter Estimates

Lincoln National Beats Analysts' Third-Quarter Estimates

Schering-Plough Meets Earnings Estimates

Hershey Foods Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Blockbuster Beats Third-Quarter Expectations

McKesson HBOC Misses Second-Quarter Estimates

Goodyear Posts Wider-Than-Expected Third-Quarter Loss

Dial Beats Earnings Estimates buy Sales Fall

Barr Laboratories Beats First-Quarter Estimates

Footstar Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

marchFIRST Plummets After Third-Quarter Earnings Report

Metromedia Fiber Network Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Update: Qwest Easily Beats Forecast on Strong Demand for Web, Data Services

Update: ExxonMobil, Chevron and Texaco Report Strong Earnings

Pfizer Hits Earnings Estimates but Forecasts Revenue Shortfall

Xerox Sets Restructuring as It Posts Bigger-Than-Expected Loss

Tenneco Beats Third-Quarter Estimates, Unveils Cost-Cutting Program

Colgate-Palmolive Beats Third-Quarter Estimates by a Penny

Tyco International Beats Fourth-Quarter Estimates

Estee Lauder Beats First-Quarter Estimates

Qwest Communications Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Ameritrade Beats Analysts' Expectations

Monday, Oct. 23

FreeMarkets Reports Smaller-Than-Expected Loss

Kimberly-Clark Meets Third-Quarter Estimates

W.R. Grace Beats Third-Quarter Estimates by a Penny

Lucent Beats Lowered Estimates

American Express Meets Forecast

Corning Tumbles Despite Beating Estimates by a Penny

RadioShack Beats Third-Quarter Estimates by a Penny

Lexmark Beats Lowered Third-Quarter Expectations

Safeco Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

SBC Communications Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

3M Beats Estimates by a Penny

As Expected, Corning Beats Estimates

Ashland Beats Analysts' Fourth-Quarter Estimates

Southern Co. Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Ameren Beats Third-Quarter Estimates Beats Third-Quarter Expectations

CDW Computer Centers Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Structural Dynamics Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Silicon Graphics Reports $49 Million Loss for First Quarter

Sanmina Beats Fourth-Quarter Expectations

W.R. Grace Beats Third-Quarter Estimates by a Penny

Kimberly-Clark Meets Third-Quarter Estimates

Thursday, Oct. 19

Commerce One Reports Smaller-Than-Expected

Corvis Rises in After-Hours Trading as Earnings Beat Targets

eBay Rallies After Upbeat Earnings, Conference Call

Another Blowout Quarter for SDL

Ely Lilly Profits Rise; Meets Expectations

Nokia Shares Soar as Early Earnings Report Beats Expectations

BellSouth Just Misses Estimate

Bristol-Myers Posts Strong Third Quarter

PNC Reports In-Line Third Quarter, Backs Fourth-Quarter Targets

Elan Beats Estimates by a Penny

Sears Beats Earnings Estimates by a Penny

E*Trade Tops Estimates

First Union Beats Estimates

UPS Beats Analysts' 3Q Estimates

Baxter International Earnings Meet Estimates

Visteon Meets Third-Quarter Estimates

McDonald's Meets Third-Quarter Estimates

Ryder Meets 3Q Estimates, Warns on Next Quarter

Fortune Brands Meets 3Q Estimates

UAL Posts Much Bigger Loss Than Expected

McDonald's Meets Third-Quarter Estimates

Allstate Beats 3Q Estimates

R.J. Reynolds Beats 3Q Estimates

General Dynamics Beats Estimates by a Penny

Gillette Chairman, CEO Retires; Earnings Meet Estimates

Mattel Meets Analysts' 3Q Estimates Beats Analysts' 3Q Estimates

Quest Diagnostics Beats 3Q Estimates

GoTo Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Elantec Semiconductor Beats 4Q Estimates

Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch Beats 3Q Estimates

Flextronics International Beats 2Q Estimates

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Microsoft Tops Expectations

AOL Beats Earnings Estimates

Apple Misses Lowered Estimate

Texas Instruments Meets Estimates, but Slides in After-Hours Trading

MedImmune Posts Stronger-Than-Expected Third Quarter

Immunex Hits Earnings Target as Enbrel Use Grows

Broadcom Beats Estimates for 3Q

Akamai Technologies 3Q Results Beat Estimates

Cirrus Logic Beats Estimates, Boosts Outlook

Citrix Systems Beats Analysts' 3Q Estimates

QLogic Beats Analysts' 2Q Estimates

Rambus Beats Analysts' 4Q Earnings Estimates

Chase Reports Weak Third Quarter as Venture Arm Suffers

Ford Tops Estimates but Tire Troubles Hit Earnings

Knight Trading Beats Estimates

EMC Posts a Strong Third Quarter, but What Good Is It?

Dura Meets Earnings Estimates

Boeing Tops Estimates but Revenue Tumbles

Whirlpool Beats Analysts' 3Q Estimates

State Street Meets Analysts' 3Q Estimates

Time Warner Reports Strong Third Quarter

Avon Beats Analysts' 3Q Estimates by a Penny

Black & Decker Beats Analysts' 3Q Estimates

United Technologies Beats 3Q Estimates

Kodak Tops Lowered Expectations

Ingersoll-Rand Beats Lowered 3Q Estimates

Northrop Grumman Beats 3Q Estimates

International Paper Beats 3Q Estimates, Plans to Shut Three Mills

Check Point Software Beats 3Q Estimates 3Q Results Beat Estimates

STMicroelectronics Beats 3Q Estimates

Mead Reports 3Q Earnings in Line With Estimates

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Update: Intel Tops Lowered Forecast as Concerns Rise on Soft U.S. Sales

Johnson & Johnson Posts Strong Third Quarter

Schwab Hits Estimates

Tellabs Beats Third-Quarter Estimates

Caterpillar's Earnings Beat the Street

Sprint's PCS, FON Groups Both Beat Analysts' 3Q Estimates

Merrill Easily Tops Expectations

Citigroup Tops Estimates

Honeywell's Earnings Meet Estimates

Wells Fargo Reports 3Q Earnings in Line With Estimates

Phelps Dodge Beats Analysts' 3Q Earnings Estimates

Schlumberger Beats Analysts' 3Q Estimates by a Penny

Bank One Sticks to Plan as Revamp Continues

Dana Misses Analysts' 3Q Earnings Estimates

Philip Morris Reports 3Q Earnings in Line With Estimates

Mellon Financial Reports 3Q Earnings in Line With Estimates

Teradyne Tumbles After Earnings Report

i2 Technologies Beats Analysts' 3Q Earnings Estimates

Handspring Beats Analysts' 1Q Estimates

Xilinx Beats Analysts' 2Q Earnings Estimates

RealNetworks Meets Analysts' 3Q Expectations

Timken 3Q Earnings Meet Estimates

Monday, Oct. 16

Analysts See PeopleSoft Easily Besting Last Year -- but by How Much?

Altera Reports Earnings in Line With Estimates

Network Associates Beats Analysts' Earnings Estimates

Analysts See PeopleSoft Easily Besting Last Year -- but by How Much?

Waiting for Big Blue to Show Its Earnings Hand

Continental Beats Earnings Expectations

Bank of America Beats Earnings Estimates

Polaroid Misses Analysts' 3Q Earnings Estimates

Fifth Third Bancorp Meets Analysts' 3Q Earnings Estimates

Bank of New York Meets Analysts' 3Q Estimates

Eaton Beats Estimate, but Blames Ford for Decline From Last Year

W.W. Grainger Reports 3Q Earnings in Line With Estimates

Altera Reports 3Q Earnings in Line With Estimates

Marimba Misses Analysts' 3Q Estimates by a Penny

Network Associates Beats Analysts' 3Q Earnings Estimates

Silicon Laboratories Beats Analysts' 3Q Earnings Estimates

Friday, Oct. 13

ADP Meets Analysts' 1Q Earnings Estimates

Boise Cascade 3Q Earnings Fall Shy of Analysts' Estimates

Diamond Offshore Beats 3 Estimates by 2 Cents

Hertz Beats Estimates

Thursday, Oct. 12

GM Reports 3Q Earnings Fell 5.5% Dragged Down by European Weakness

Unisys Reports 3Q Earnings in Line With Estimates

KLA-Tencor Beats Analysts' 1Q Earnings Estimates

First Data Beats Analysts' 3Q Estimates by 5 Cents

New York Times Reports 3Q Earnings in Line With Estimates

Office Depot Misses 3Q Earnings Estimates by a Penny

Cummins Engine Beats Lowered 3Q Estimates by a Penny

Dow Jones Beats 3Q Estimates by a Penny

Lam Research Beats Analysts' 1Q Estimates

PMC-Sierra Beats Analysts' 3Q Expectations

Dallas Semiconductor Beats Analysts' 3Q Earnings Estimates

Costco Reports 4Q Earnings in Line With Estimates

Guidant Beats Analysts' 3Q Earnings Estimates by a Penny

Wednesday, Oct. 11

GE Earnings In-Line With Expectations

MBNA Beats Analysts' 3Q Estimates by a Penny

PaineWebber Beats Analysts' 3Q Earnings Expectations

Delphi Automotive Reports 3Q Earnings in Line With Estimates

Genentech Reports 3Q Earnings in Line With Expectations

Hughes Electronics 3Q Loss Widens From a Year Ago

Fannie Mae 3Q Earnings Beat Analysts' Estimates by a Penny

Actuate Beats Analysts' Estimates by a Penny

Applied Micro Circuits Beats 2Q Estimates

Rational Software Beats Analysts' 2Q Estimates

Paradyne Networks 3Q Results Come in Below Estimates

Redback Networks Beats Estimates by Turning Profit in 3Q

TranSwitch 3Q Earnings Beat Analysts' Estimates

Tricon Global 3Q Earnings Beat Analysts' Estimates

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Motorola on Target

Yahoo! Tops Estimates

Biogen Beats Earnings Estimates as MS Drug Gains

Sangamo BioSciences Reports Narrower-Than-Expected 3Q Loss

Seagate Technology Beats Analysts' Expectations

FSI International Reports 4Q Earnings Below Analysts' Views

Lucent Warns of a Fourth-Quarter Shortfall

Firstar Reports 3Q Earnings in Line With Estimates

Willamette Industries Beats Analysts' 3Q Expectations

MGIC Investment Beats Analysts' 3Q Estimates as Premiums Earned Grow

PanAmSat Misses 3Q Earnings Estimates by a Penny

Scripps Beats 3Q Earnings Estimates on Cable Television Strength

SunTrust Hits EPS Target but Bad Loans Raise Red Flag

Rite Aid 2Q Loss Widens From a Year Ago

Abbott Labs Reports 3Q Earnings in Line With Estimates

Monday, Oct. 9

SGI Sees 1Q Bottom Line Below Analysts' Views

StorageTek Sees 3Q Revenue Hurt by Supplier Problems

Anxious Net Investors Cast a Wary Eye on Yahoo!

SPX Expects Charge of $76.1 Million

Novadigm Sees 2Q Revenue, Earnings Below Internal Expectations

N2H2 Sees 4Q Loss Wider Than Analysts' Expectations

Oct. 2-6

Despite Scares, Expect Strong Earnings -- And That's Not Fuzzy Math

Fast and Furious: Parsing a Nasty Earnings-Warning Season

The Magic Numbers: What Matters in This Season's Earnings Reports

Tracking Recent Earnings Warnings

Dell Blames Revenue Shortfall on Europe and Small-Business Demand

Surprise. Xerox Warns.

Computer Associates to Again Miss Quarterly Profit Target

Sept. 25-29

Apple's Fall Shaking Up the PC Tree

priceline Investors Head for Exits as Novelty Wears Off

Intel Plunges 19% After Euro Weakness Pounds Third Quarter

S&P 500 Earnings Calendar
Week of Oct. 23

This table includes S&P 500 companies only. Dates are as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change.

* = Possibly reporting

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