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On Tap Today: Earnings, Quiet Period Expirations Close Out the Week


It's Friday, which means the pace of earnings announcements slows. But don't worry, earnings fans -- it doesn't stop.

Companies posting third-quarter results today include Old Economy names


(MRK) - Get Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Report


USX-U.S. Steel Group

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Eastman Chemical

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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.

IPO Quiet Periods Expiring


Ben Holmes, who heads

TSC's subsidiary, keeps a close eye on lockup 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. For information on IPO pricings, filings and aftermarket activity, plus a calendar of upcoming IPOs, check out's

IPO data section.


Quiet Period End

Deal Name


Lead Underwriter


Cosine Communications


Goldman Sachs


Advanced Semiconductor Engineering


Goldman Sachs