It remains to be seen if the market will be as turbulent today as it has been in recent days. Under any scenario, it won't be boring. Forty-eight S&P 500companies -- including Compaq (CPQ) , Nortel Networks (NT) and PeopleSoft (PSFT) -- share results.

Additionally,

Plug Power's

(PLUG) - Get Report

and

Akamai Technologies'

(AKAM) - Get Report

lockups expire. Throw in some economic data and a quiet period termination, and watch the market do its thing.

Expected Earnings Reports

(

This table includes S&P 500 companies only. Dates are as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change. The full week's earnings calendar is published separately.

)

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/Schroder Weekly Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended April 22. Source: Schroder. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 0.5%.
  • 10 a.m.:Consumer Confidence Index for April. Source: Conference Board. Forecast: 135.8. Previous: 136.7.
  • 10 a.m.:Existing Home Sales for March. Source: National Association of Realtors. Forecast: 4.74M. Previous: 4.75M.
  • 10:30 a.m.:Redbook Retail Average for the month through April 22 vs. March. Source: LJR Redbook. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 1.4%.

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.

)

Lockup End

Deal Name

Symbol

Lead Underwriter

4/25/00

Akamai Technologies

(AKAM:Nasdaq)

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

4/25/00

Allied Riser Communications

(ARCC:Nasdaq)

Goldman Sachs

4/25/00

Plug Power

(PLUG:Nasdaq)

Goldman Sachs

4/25/00

Spanish Broadcasting System

(SBSA:Nasdaq)

Lehman Brothers

IPO Quiet Periods Expiring

(TheStreet.com's

Ben Holmes, who heads

TSC's

ipoPros.com subsidiary, keeps a close eye on quiet-period expirations every week. For more on quiet periods and why they matter, check out Holmes' primer on the subject. The full current quiet-period list is published separately.

)

Quiet Period End

Deal Name

Symbol

Lead Underwriter

4/25/00

Trader.com

(TRDR:Nasdaq)

Credit Suisse First Boston