A new group of companies reports earnings today, which bulls have to be hoping will bring some relief to the market. Among the companies reporting are General Motors (GM) - Get Report, Gateway (GTW) , and KLA-Tencor (KLAC) - Get Report.
Amid yesterday's selloff, General Motors and Gateway finished in negative territory. But chipmaker KLA-Tencor -- which dropped in midday action yesterday -- recovered late in the day to finish up 4%.
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.:
Initial jobless claims. Source:
Labor Department. Forecast: 304,000. Previous: 299,000.
Four-week average. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 306,000.
Import Price Index for September. Source:
Labor Department. Forecast: +0.6%. Previous: +0.2%.
Export Price Index. Forecast: N/A. Previous: -0.3%
Speeches & Testimony
Securities and Exchange Commission's
director of investment management, Paul Roye, addresses a Washington symposium sponsored by