Investors looking for a bargain or a sure thing will pay close attention to today's earnings announcements. Among the more than 50 companies they'll look on to deliver are Apple (AAPL) - Get Report, American Home Products (AHP) , Lucent (LU) and Veritas (VRTS) - Get Report.
Expected Earnings Reports
This table includes S&P 500 companies, except where noted under Also Reporting. Dates are as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change. The full week's earnings calendar is published separately.
Forecasts are from
. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see
- 7 a.m.:Mortgage Application Survey for the week ending April 7. Source:
Mortgage Bankers Association.
Refinancing Index: Forecast: N/A. Previous: 346.2.
Purchase Index: Forecast: N/A. Previous: 316.6
8:30 a.m.:International trade for February. Source:
Commerce Department. Forecast: -$28.4B. Previous: -$28.003B.
2:30 a.m.: Treasury auction announcement. Source:
Bureau of the Public Debt. The Treasury announces the size of its next monthly two-year note auction, next Wednesday.
6:30 p.m.:Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended April 8. Source:
Money Magazine and
ABC News. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 27.
IPO Lockups Expiring
Ben Holmes, who heads
ipoPros.com subsidiary, keeps a close eye on lockup expirations every week. For more on lockups and why they matter, check out Holmes' primer on the subject. The full current lockup list is published separately.