On Tap Today: Best Buy, Kroger Report Earnings; Universal Access' Lockup Expires - TheStreet

Retail is the word of the day.

Ahead of this week's

retail sales

(

definition |

chart |

source

) report, earnings and economic data from the sector headline today's events on Wall Street.

Posting their second-quarter results are

Best Buy

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, sponsor of tonight's

Sting concert in Central Park (that big green space in the middle of Manhattan Island) and

Kroger

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, honored yesterday as "Grocery Distributor of the Year" by

America's Second Harvest

, a hunger relief organization.

Weekly retail economic indicators, the

BTM Weekly U.S. Retail Chain Store Sales Index and the

Redbook Retail Average are released.

Also, lockup and quiet periods expire for recent tech issues.

Expected Earnings Reports

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

Economic Data

(

Forecasts are from

Reuters

. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see

TSC's

Economic Databank.

)

  • 9 a.m.: BTM Weekly U.S. Retail Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended Saturday. Source: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Forecast: n.a. Previous: +0.2%.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Redbook Retail Average. Source: LJR Redbook. Forecast: n.a. Previous: +1.2%.

IPO Lockups Expiring

(TheStreet.com's

Ben Holmes, who heads

TSC's

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. For information on IPO pricings, filings and aftermarket activity, plus a calendar of upcoming IPOs, check out

TheStreet.com's

IPO data section.

)

IPO Quiet Periods Expiring

(TheStreet.com's

Ben Holmes, who heads

TSC's

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. For information on IPO pricings, filings and aftermarket activity, plus a calendar of upcoming IPOs, check out

TheStreet.com's

IPO data section.

)

Quiet Period End

Deal Name

Symbol

Lead Underwriter

09/12/00

Peco II

(PIII:Nasdaq)

Robertson Stephens

09/12/00

Viasource Communications

(VVVV:Nasdaq)

Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette

09/12/00

WJ Communications

(WJCI:Nasdaq)

Chase H & Q