Earnings gather steam, as six S&P 500 companies step up to the plate today.
Among the companies reporting results is
. On the heels of
solid earnings review yesterday, Lehman shares surged $9.81, or 7.3%, to $144.69. The
American Stock Exchange Securities Broker/Dealer Index
ended the day up 2.6%.
A handful of economic reports and lockup expirations are sure to capture investors' attention. Plus:
conference watch continues, with several high profile names scheduled to participate in today's events.
Expected Earnings Reports
This table includes S&P 500 companies only. Dates are as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change.
Forecasts are from
. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see
- 7 a.m.:
Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended Friday. Source:
Mortgage Bankers Association.
Refinancing Index. Forecast: n.a. Previous: 452.9.
Purchase Index. Forecast: n.a. Previous: 324.4.
International trade for July. Source:
Commerce Department. Forecast: -$30.72B. Previous: -$30.62B.
9 a.m.: Treasury buyback announcement. Source:
Bureau of the Public Debt. The Treasury announces the details of tomorrow's reverse auction.
Beige Book. Source:
Federal Reserve. The Fed's anecdotal report on economic conditions around the country is for consideration at the Federal Open Market Committee's Oct. 3 meeting.
2:30 p.m.: Treasury auction announcement. Source:
Bureau of the Public Debt. The Treasury announces the size of its next monthly two-year note auction, next Wednesday.
Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended Saturday. Source:
Money Magazine and
ABC News. Forecast: n.a. Previous: 33.
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. The full current lockup list is published separately. For information on IPO pricings, filings and aftermarket activity, plus a calendar of upcoming IPOs, check out
IPO data section.
Speeches and Testimony
chairman Alan Greenspan addresses a workshop for journalists.
Conferences and Meetings
SG Cowen 28th Annual Fall Technology Conference
, Boston. Last of four days. Companies presenting include:
- Infineon (IFX) Key3Media (KME) Nokia (NOK) - Get ReportDoubleClick (DCLK) PRI Automation (PRIA) PurchasePro.com (PPRO) Rambus (RMBS) - Get ReportHotJobs.com (HTJB) BEA SystemsInformix (IFMX)
Banc of America Securities Investment Conference
, San Francisco. Third of five days. Companies presenting include: