On the heels of Alan Greenspan's
less-than-riveting testimony yesterday to the
Senate Budget Committee
, today's recipe calls for a dash of earnings and a pinch of economic data
Today's earnings lineup is bolstered by household product-maker
and tech conglomerate
. On Monday, Gillette appointed a new chairman and CEO in James Kilts, the former
big-wig. As of yesterday's close, shares of Gillette were up 0.4% trading at $33.63
Honeywell, fresh off
its recent deal with
, finished down 0.13% at $47.31.
On the economic front, the
Help Wanted Index and
durable goods orders are due out this morning. Durable goods are considered a key factory-sector indicator and typically moves markets whereas the help wanted index is a virtual rubber stamp.
All in all, a relatively quiet day for earnings season.
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.
Forecasts are from
. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see
- 8:30 a.m.:
Durable goods for December. Source:
Census Bureau. Forecast: -1.7. Previous: +2.3%.
Ex-Transportation: Forecast: n.a. Previous: +0.4%.
Help Wanted Index for December. Source:
Conference Board. Forecast: n.a.. Previous: 75.