Fiber-optic manufacturer JDS Uniphase (JDSU) is guaranteed to attract lots of investor attention today. On the heels of a 25.3% drop yesterday, the company announces first-quarter results today. JDSU's drop yesterday followed a weaker-than-expected third-quarter revenue report from Nortel Networks (NT) .
also issues its results today. Shares of WorldCom dropped 6.3% yesterday, as telecommunications giant
announced that it would restructure into four separately traded companies.
Also today, the
Employment Cost Index -- a key inflation indicator -- is released 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.
* = Possibly reporting
Forecasts are from
. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see
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Employment Cost Index for Q3. Source:
Labor Department. Forecast: +1.0%. Previous: +1.0%.
Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended Saturday. Source:
Labor Department. Forecast: 307,000. Previous: 307,000.
Four-week average. Forecast: n.a. Previous: 302,750.
Help-Wanted Index for September. Source:
Conference Board. Forecast: n.a. Previous: 78.
Treasury buyback. Source:
Treasury Department. The Treasury buys securities specified yesterday from dealers.