On Tap Today: Apple, Chase, Lucent and More on Earnings Roster

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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

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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.

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Economic Data

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  • 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.

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Lockup End

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Symbol

Lead Underwriter

4/19/00

Navisite

(NAVI:Nasdaq)

Robertson Stephens