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On Tap Today: Hewlett, Sun, IBM Present at Robbie Conference

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The jam-packed Robertson Stephens Tech 2000 conference storms on in San Francisco, with Hewlett-Packard (HWP) , Sun Microsystems (SUNW) - Get Report, IBM (IBM) - Get Report and dozens more stepping to the podium.

Elsewhere, the

Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index

will provide a look at manufacturing activity in the great American Midwest, serving as a prelude to tomorrow's

National Association of Purchasing Management

report. And several quiet periods are ending, so expect to hear from brokerages on the recent IPOs' prospects.

Expected Earnings Reports

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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.

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Economic Data

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Forecasts are from

Reuters

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Economic Databank.

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  • 9 a.m.:BTM/Schroder Weekly Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended Feb. 26. Source: Schroder. Forecast: N/A. Previous: +0.2%.
  • 10 a.m.:Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index for February. Source: National Association of Purchasing Management -- Chicago. Forecast: 57.5. Previous: 55.6.
  • 10 a.m.:Consumer Confidence Index for January. Source: Conference Board. Forecast: 143.0. Previous: 144.7.
  • 10:30 a.m.:Redbook Retail Average for the month through Feb. 26, vs. January. Source: LJR Redbook. Forecast: N/A. Previous: +0.8%.

Conferences and Meetings

Robertson Stephens Tech 2000 Conference

,

Palace Hotel

, San Francisco. Second of four days. Presenting today (times Eastern):

  • 10:30 a.m.: Avanex (AVNX) , E*Trade (EGRP) , Newbridge Networks (NN) , Phase2Media, Plumtree Software.
  • 11 a.m.: Applied Materials (AMAT) - Get Report, Critical Path (CPTH) , Commerce One (CMRC) , Network Appliance (NTAP) - Get Report, Garden.com (GDEN) - Get Report, CourtLink/JusticeLink, BusinessEdge Solutions.
  • 11:30 a.m.: S1 (SONE) , Synopsys (SNPS) - Get Report, Sanchez Computer Associates (SCAI) , Daleen Technologies (DALN) , Ennovate Networks, law.com.
  • Noon: Bisys (BSYS) , Ciena (CIEN) - Get Report, Keynote Systems (KEYN) , iBasis (IBAS) , Hi/fn (HIFN) , Supertracks, Moai Technologies.
  • 12:30 p.m.: Amkor Technology (AMKR) - Get Report, Aether Systems (AETH) , NetSolve (NTSL) , E-Marketing, Virage Logic.
  • 1 p.m.: Emulex (EMLX) , Mercator Software (MCTR) , Global Sports (GSPT) , QuickLogic (QUIK) - Get Report, Cephren, EC Cubed.
  • 1:30 p.m.: CSG Systems (CSGS) - Get Report, Cypress Semiconductor (CY) - Get Report, PlanetRx.com (PLRX) , BackWeb Technologies (BWEB) , AnswerFriend, InnoVentry.
  • 2 p.m.: Vitesse Semiconductor (VTSS) , eGain Communications (EGAN) - Get Report, Aspect Development (ASDV) , Photronics (PLAB) - Get Report, Ramp Networks (RAMP) - Get Report, MediaBridge Technologies, Alibris.
  • 2:30 p.m.: Hewlett-Packard (HWP) , VeriSign (VRSN) - Get Report, Trintech Group (TTPA) , Incentive Systems, DealTime.
  • 3 p.m.: USinternetworking (USIX) , Excite@Home (ATHM) - Get Report, Quest Software (QSFT) , Gadzoox Networks (ZOOX) , perksatwork.com, Advanced Telecommunications.
  • 3:30 p.m.: Infosys Technologies (INFY) - Get Report, Sun Microsystems (SUNW) - Get Report, HearMe (HEAR) - Get Report, Tibco Software (TIBX) , Solid Information Technology, Eletter.
  • 4 p.m.: Alteon Websystems (ATON) , Interwoven (IWOV) , Credence Systems (CMOS) , Multex.com (MLTX) , NetZee (NETZ) , Bidcom, JP Systems.
  • 4:30 p.m.: CMGI (CMGI) , Pilot Network Services (PILT) , Copper Mountain Networks (CMTN) , Brio Technology (BRYO) , Switchboard, eve.com.
  • 5 p.m.: BEA Systems (BEAS) , Carrier Access (CACS) , Micrel (MCRL) , Ashford.com (ASFD) , InterCept Group (ICPT) - Get Report, DirectAg.com, eGroups.
  • 5:30 p.m.: Brocade Communications Systems (BRCD) , Adaptec (ADPT) - Get Report, MetaSolv Software (MSLV) , National Instruments (NATI) - Get Report, MarketTools, Elron Software.
  • 6 p.m.: Homestore.com (HOMS) , Dialog Semiconductor, Concur Technologies (CNQR) , Alloy Online (ALOY) , Corvis, Play.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Gateway (GTW) , Student Advantage (STAD) , FVC.com (FVCX) , Integra SA, Ceon, Taqua Systems.
  • 7 p.m.: EarthWeb (EWBX) , TranSwitch (TXCC) , Network Associates (NETA) , Creative Technologies (CREAF) , Newgen Results (NWGN) , Bridgewater Systems, AristaSoft.
  • 7:30 p.m.: IBM (IBM) - Get Report, Prodigy Communications (PRGY) , Silicon Image (SIMG) , Lycos (LCOS) , Overstock.com, Snowball.com.
  • 8 p.m.: Micron Technology (MU) - Get Report, Turnstone Systems (TSTN) , NaviSite (NAVI) - Get Report, F-Secure, Prime Response, eOnline.

IPO Quiet Periods Expiring

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Ben Holmes, who heads

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ipoPros.com subsidiary, keeps a close eye on quiet-period expirations every week. For more on quiet periods and why they matter, check out Holmes' refresher on the subject.

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