On Tap Today: Enjoy the Smorgasbord

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A smorgasbord of earnings announcements, lockup expirations and economic reports heat up the marketplace today.

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


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


Economic Databank.


  • 9 a.m.:BTM/Schroder Weekly Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended March 25. Source: Schroder. Forecast: N/A. Previous: +0.1%.
  • 10 a.m.:Consumer Confidence Index for March. Source: Conference Board. Forecast: 140.7. Previous: 141.8.
  • 10:30 a.m.:Redbook Retail Average for the month through March 25 vs. February. Source: LJR Redbook. Forecast: N/A. Previous: -0.1%.

IPO Lockups Expiring


Ben Holmes

, who heads


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.)

Lockup End

Deal Name


Lead Underwriter


Acme Communications


Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown


Golden Telecom


Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown