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.


Economic Data


Forecasts are from


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


Economic Databank.


  • 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.
  • 10 a.m.: Purchasing Managers' Non-Manufacturing Index for April. Source: National Association of Purchasing Management. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 64.
  • 10 a.m.: Factory orders for March. Source: Census Bureau. Forecast: N/A. Previous: -0.8%.
  • 2 p.m.: 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: Federal Reserve.
  • 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 SEZ Holding.
  • 10:15 a.m.-10:55 a.m.:Lattice (LSCC) - Get Report, PRI Automation (PRIA) and Giganet.
  • 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 Mirapoint.
  • 3:45 p.m.-4:25 p.m.:Infineon Technologies (IFX) , Newport (NEWP) , and Photronics (PLAB) - Get Report.

Red Herring's

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: Benchmark Capital, Sequoia Capital, 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

TSC's 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.


Lockup End

Deal Name


Lead Underwriter


Collectors Universe