General Electric ( GE) is expected to report its third-quarter results before the opening bell Friday and analysts expect the industrial conglomerate to post earnings of 36 cents a share in the September-ended period on revenue of $36.94 billion. Market Preview: Let's Get Choppy
McDonald's ( MCD), the fast-food giant, also reports Friday morning and Wall Street is looking for a quarterly profit of $1.47 a share on revenue of $7.15 billion.
Reports are also expected Friday from the likes of Baker Hughes ( BHI), First Horizon National ( FHN), First Niagara Financial ( FNFG), Honeywell ( HON), Ingersoll-Rand ( IR), and RadioShack ( RSH).
Microsoft ( MSFT), the software giant, reported a year-over-year decline in operating income for its fiscal first quarter, citing slow PC demand ahead of its Windows 8 launch. Quarterly profit fell 22%, the company said Thursday. Microsoft Drops as Quarter Disappoints
Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG), the restaurant operator, reported Thursday below-consensus third-quarter results and said it sees flat to low single-digit same-store sales in 2013.
Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD) reported a deep third-quarter loss on Thursday, said it plans to cut 15% of its work force, and forecast a sequential decrease in revenue of 9% or so for the fourth quarter. -- Written by Joseph Woelfel >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel