On Tap Today: Lehman Reports Earnings, Beige Book Released

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Earnings gather steam, as six S&P 500 companies step up to the plate today.

Among the companies reporting results is

Lehman Brothers


. On the heels of

Goldman Sachs'

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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.

Economic Data


Forecasts are from


. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see


Economic Databank.


  • 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.
  • 8:30 a.m.: 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.
  • 2 p.m.: 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.
  • 6:30 p.m.: 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

Federal Reserve

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:


Banc of America Securities Investment Conference

, San Francisco. Third of five days. Companies presenting include: