Headlining today's economic events is the release of the January Existing Home Sales report. The data, which includes a geographical breakdown, measures the selling rate of preowned homes. It is considered a good gauge of home-related spending, as well as overall consumer spending. It sometimes moves markets.

As for earnings, home improvement retailer

Lowe's

(LOW) - Get Report

announces its fourth-quarter numbers.

Shares of the North Carolina-based company traded up 0.8% to $54.58 on Friday.

Not much else flowing from the tap today.

Expected Earnings Reports

This table includes S&P 501 companies only. Dates are as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change. The full week's earnings calendar is published separately.

Economic Data

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Forecasts are from

Reuters

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

TSC's

Economic Databank.

)

  • 10 a.m.: Existing Home Sales for January. Source: National Association of Realtors. Forecast: 4.97M. Previous: 4.87M.