Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble (PG) steps up to the plate to announce its fiscal first-quarter earnings today.
On the economic front, investors get a heads up on the consumer outlook, with the release of the
Consumer Confidence Index, and on the retail sector, with the publication of the
BTM-UBSW Weekly Chain Store Sales Index and the
Redbook Retail Average report.
Expected Earnings Reports
This table includes S&P 500 companies only. Dates are as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change.
Forecasts are from
. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see
- 8:30 a.m.:
APICS Business Outlook Index for September. Source:
APICS. Forecast: n.a. Previous: 49.3.
BTM-UBSW Weekly Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended Saturday. Source:
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and UBS Warburg. Forecast: n.a. Previous: -0.2%.
Consumer Confidence Index for October. Source:
Conference Board. Forecast: 140.2. Previous: 141.9.
Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index for October. Source:
National Association of Purchasing Management --Chicago. Forecast: n.a. Previous: 51.4.
New Home Sales for September. Source:
Census Bureau. Forecast: 894,000. Previous: 893,000.
Redbook Retail Average for the month through Saturday, vs. September. Source:
LJR Redbook. Forecast: n.a. Previous: +0.4%.