Earnings season really kicks off today with Internet bellwether
reporting their fiscal fourth-quarter earnings. Monday,
said that it expects
to meet 4Q estimates of $0.13 per share, despite the fact that dot-coms have taken quite a beating this year.
to have a difficult first quarter due to a continued slowdown in the Internet advertising market. ABN Amro downgraded the Internet stock yesterday before the bell.
traded up 9.7% to finish at $30.13 yesterday.
, a maker of wireless communications equipment, announces its earnings on the heels of last month's profit warning. Motorola shares closed down 4.9% to $20.69 yesterday.
On the economic scene, the
Mortgage Applications Survey and the
Consumer Comfort Index are due out today. However, neither indicator should pack much of a wallop in today's trading session.
Today also marks the end of the lockup periods for the recent IPOs listed below.
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
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Mortgage Applications Survey for week ended Jan. 6. Source:
Mortgage Bankers Association. Forecast: n.a.. Previous: 757.0.
Purchase Index Forecast: n.a.. Previous: 219.9.
Tips auction Source:
Bureau of Public Debt. The Treasury announces the results of its auction of 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, at which $5 billion of securities will be sold, with bids due at 1 p.m.
Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended Jan. 6. Source:
Money Magazine and ABC News. Forecast: n.a.. Previous: 25.
IPO Lockups Expiring
Ben Holmes, who heads
ipoPros.com subsidiary, keeps a close eye on lockup expirations every week. For more on lockup expirations and why they matter, check out Holmes' primer on the subject. The full current lockup expiration list is published separately. For information on IPO pricings, filings and aftermarket activity, plus a calendar of upcoming IPOs, check out
IPO data section.