It's a slow day for earnings but a busy one at the Robertson Stephens Tech 2000 Conference, where Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Report, Amazon.com (AMZN) - Get Report, JDS Uniphase (JDSU) and DoubleClick (DCLK) are among the luminaries set to present.

The February

Purchasing Managers' Index

will command attention at 10 a.m. EST, although yesterday's prelude, the

Chicago PMI

, spurred little market reaction.

Expected Earnings Report

(

This table includes an S&P 500 company only. Date is 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

Reuters

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

TSC's

Economic Databank.

)

  • 7 a.m.:Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended Feb. 25 -- Refinancing Index. Source: Mortgage Bankers Association. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 372.9.
  • 7 a.m.:Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended Feb. 25 -- Purchase Index. Source: Mortgage Bankers Association. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 291.1.
  • 10 a.m.:Purchasing Managers' Index for February. Source: National Association of Purchasing Management. Forecast: 56.6. Previous: 56.3.
  • 10 a.m.:Construction spending for January. Source: Census Bureau. Forecast: -0.2%. Previous: +2.0%.
  • 6:30 p.m.:Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended Feb. 26. Source: Money Magazine and ABC News. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 29.

Conferences and Meetings

Robertson Stephens Tech 2000 Conference

,

Palace Hotel

, San Francisco. Presenting today (times Eastern):

  • 10:30 a.m.: Phone.com (PHCM) , Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS) - Get Report, RSA Security (RSAS) , Netopia (NTPA) , nCipher, Visto.
  • 11 a.m.: Research in Motion (RIMM) , PMC-Sierra (PMCS) , Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP) - Get Report, Exodus Communications (EXDS) , S&H Greenpoints.com, Transmeta.
  • 11:30 a.m.: Metromedia Fiber Network (MFNX) , Cadence Design Systems (CDN) , Profit Recovery Group (PRGX) - Get Report, Allaire (ALLR) , Engage Technologies (ENGA) , buzzsaw.com, Mayan Networks.
  • Noon: MemberWorks (MBRS) , priceline.com (PCLN) , Clarent (CLRN) , Melexis, Verisity Design, TeraLogic.
  • 12:30 p.m.: PSINet (PSIX) , VerticalNet (VERT) , Power Integrations (POWI) - Get Report, InfoSpace.com (INSP) - Get Report, Fundtech (FNDT) , Astral Point Communications, Icarian.
  • 1 p.m.: QLogic (QLGC) , Novellus Systems (NVLS) , eBay (EBAY) - Get Report, MadeToOrder.com, mondus.com.
  • 1:30 p.m.: JDS Uniphase (JDSU) , ISS Group (ISSX) , QRS (QRSI) , Tut Systems (TUTS) , Modem Media.Poppe Tyson (MMPT) , First Internet Bank, Intersil.
  • 2 p.m.: Pixar (PIXR) , WebTrends (WEBT) , Responsys.com, Avici Systems.
  • 2:30 p.m.: BindView Development (BVEW) , Harbinger (HRBC) , ClickAction (CLAC) , Broadband Access Systems, Enews.com.
  • 4:30 p.m.: Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Report, DoubleClick (DCLK) , Netro (NTRO) , FiberNet Telecom Group, Scenix Semiconductor.
  • 5 p.m.: Conexant Systems (CNXT) - Get Report, Cabletron Systems (CS) - Get Report, AnyTime Access, National Transportation Exchange.
  • 5:30 p.m.: Intraware (ITRA) , PRI Automation (PRIA) , Project Software & Development (PSDI) , Digital River (DRIV) - Get Report, Anda Networks, Equinix.
  • 6 p.m.: Xilinx (XLNX) - Get Report, Efficient Networks (EFNT) , Software.com (SWCM) , Zoran (ZRAN) , Verbind, BOPS.
  • 6:30 p.m.: LookSmart (LOOK) , PurchasePro (PPRO) , iXL Enterprises (IIXL) , Consodata, Pervasive Software (PVSW) , FairMarket, Reciprocal.
  • 7 p.m.: Preview Systems (PRVW) , i2 Technologies (ITWO) , Ask Jeeves (ASKJ) , Egghead.com (EGGS) , AvantGo, Evite.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Peregrine Systems (PRGN) , Cobalt Networks (COBT) , McAfee.com (MCAF) , Tetra Tech (WATR) , eBondTrade, Syndesis.
  • 8 p.m.: Redback Networks (RBAK) , Inktomi (INKT) , S3 (SIII) , Amazon.com (AMZN) - Get Report, Sendmail, inSilicon.