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On Tap Today: Super Tuesday Arrives With No Primaries, Just Earnings

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Super Tuesday: Every earnings season has one, and today's the day.

Software maker

Computer Associates


and boxmaker



step up to the plate. Ahead of their earnings releases, CA fell 2.8% and Compaq decreased 3.3%.

Plus: Chipmaker

LSI Logic


, networking company

Nortel Networks


and many more share results.

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.


  • 9 a.m.: BTM Weekly U.S. Retail Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended Saturday. Source: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Forecast: N/A. Previous: +0.5%.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Redbook Retail Average for the month through Saturday, vs. September. Source: LJR Redbook. Forecast: N/A. Previous: +0.8%.

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. For information on IPO pricings, filings and aftermarket activity, plus a calendar of upcoming IPOs, check out's

IPO data section.