Conference fever hits both coasts today. In New York, it's Hardware Heaven, as Merrill Lynch's big technology shindig wraps up. On the Left Coast, a panel of experts discuss the venture capital outlook on the last day of Red Herring'sVenture Conference 2000.
Expected Earnings Reports
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.
Forecasts are from
. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see
- 7 a.m.:
Mortgage Application Survey for the week ending April 28. Source:
Mortgage Bankers Association.
Refinancing Index: Forecast: N/A. Previous: 341.9.
Purchase Index: Forecast: N/A. Previous: 302.8
9 a.m.: Treasury refunding announcement. Source:
Treasury Department. The Treasury announces the size of its next quarterly refunding. Five- and 10-year notes will be sold next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Purchasing Managers' Non-Manufacturing Index for April. Source:
National Association of Purchasing Management. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 64.
Factory orders for March. Source:
Census Bureau. Forecast: N/A. Previous: -0.8%.
Beige Book. The Fed's anecdotal report on economic conditions around the country is for consideration at the
Federal Open Market Committee's May 16 meeting. Source:
6:30 p.m.:Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended April 29. Source:
Money Magazine and
ABC News. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 27.
Conferences and Meetings
Merrill Lynch's Hardware Heaven Technology Conference
New York Palace Hotel
, New York. Last of three days. Companies presenting (times Eastern):
- 8:45 a.m.-9:25 a.m.:Samsung Semiconductor and
STMicroelectronics (STM) - Get Report.
9:30 a.m.-10:10 a.m.:Unisys Computer Systems (UIS) - Get Report,
Hyundai Semiconductor, and
10:15 a.m.-10:55 a.m.:Lattice (LSCC) - Get Report,
PRI Automation (PRIA) and
Noon-1:25 p.m.:Texas Instruments (TXN) - Get Report.
1:30 p.m.-2:10 p.m.:Intersil Holdings (ISIL) ,
Arm Holdings (ARMHY) and
Veeco Instruments (VECO) - Get Report.
2:15 p.m.-2:55 p.m.:Galileo Technology (GALT) - Get Report,
Microchip Technology (MCHP) - Get Report, and
Brooks Automation (BRKS) - Get Report.
3 p.m.-3:40 p.m.:Fairchild Semiconductor International (FCS) ,
Cymer (CYMI) , and
3:45 p.m.-4:25 p.m.:Infineon Technologies (IFX) ,
Newport (NEWP) , and
Photronics (PLAB) - Get Report.
Venture 2000 Conference
Resort at Squaw Creek
, Lake Tahoe, Calif. Last of three days. Presenting today (times Eastern):
- 12:35 p.m.: Panel:
Venture Capital Outlook. Moderator: Anthony Perkins, Chairman & Editor in Chief,
Red Herring. Panelists from:
Crosspoint Venture Partners,
Accel Partners and
Bessemer Venture Partners.
2:15 p.m.: Keynote address:
Shimon Peres, Israeli minister for regional cooperation; 1994 recipient, Nobel Prize for Peace.
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.