On August 23, Albertson's (ABS) -- the nation's second largest supermarket chain -- warned that it expects to report second-quarter earnings well below analysts' estimates.

Needless to say, investment houses hacked away at their ratings for the retailer and investors punished the stock. So, when Albertson's officially announces results today, Wall Street investors won't be too surprised, since the company's performance has already been priced into the market.

Also today, investors will be on the lookout for news from the Internet sector as the

Robertson Stephens Internet Conference

kicks off in San Francisco. Plus: Wall Street watches a host of tech issues, as their lockups expire.

Expected Earnings Reports

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

IPO Lockups Expiring


Ben Holmes, who heads


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Conferences and Meetings


Robertson Stephens Internet Conference: The Next Generation



, San Francisco. First of four days. Companies presenting include:

  • Lycos( LCOS)
  • FreeMarkets( FMKT)
  • Global Crossing (GBLX)
  • NetObjects (NETO)
  • i2 Technologies( ITWO)
  • Ariba( ARBA)
  • Network Associates( NETA)