On Tap Today: Campbell Soup Reports, Initial Claims Released

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Campbell Soup (CPB) - Get Report, which yesterday announced the revival of its "M'm! M'm! Good!" slogan, today posts fourth-quarter earnings. Campbell has seen sales figures sag recently and is hoping the nostalgic ad campaign will soup up its numbers.

Reporting first-quarter results today is

National Semiconductor

(NSM)

. Shares of the chipmaker ended lower 5% yesterday. On the heels of a bearish

Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette

report that warned of price erosion for chip components, National Semi performed in tandem with the

Philadelphia Stock Exchange Semiconductor Index

, which ended behind 5.7%.

Also today:

TSC's

conference watch continues, as a new batch of Internet and communications powerhouses make their way to the

Robertson Stephens Internet Conference

and the

Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group Communications Technology Conference

.

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.

)

  • 8:30 a.m.: Initial jobless claims for the week ended Saturday. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: 317,000. Previous: 318,000. Four-week average. Forecast: n.a. Previous: 313,000.

Conferences and Meetings

The

Robertson Stephens Internet Conference: The Next Generation

,

Ritz-Carlton

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

The

Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group Communications Technology Conference

, Santa Barbara, California. Third of four days. Companies presenting include:

  • Motorola (MOT)
  • Airspan Networks (AIRN)
  • 724 Solutions (SVN)
  • Telaxis Communications (TLXS)
  • VA Linux Systems (LNUX)
  • Sycamore Networks (SCMR)
  • Efficient Networks (EFNT)
  • Silicon Image (SIMG)