Category: Companies / April 19, 2013 8:23 PM EDT
After a week of mixed earnings, investors are gearing up for next week with reports from a wide range of companies spanning from Apple and Starbucks to Exxon Mobil and Chevron.
Before the bell on Monday, analysts expect Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) to report a drop in profit after a slowdown in mining orders in China offsets slight gains in U.S. construction sales.
Also on Monday, Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) will report results early along with Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Texas Instruments Incorporated (Nasdaq: TXN) later in the day.
On Tuesday, all eyes will be glued on tech giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) as it’s scheduled to release results after the close. Analysts forecast that Apple (AAPL) will report a decline in net profits for its fiscal second quarter when it posts earnings, the first year-to-year drop in 10 years.
Also on Tuesday, luxury goods company Coach, Inc. (NYSE: COH) as well as Xerox Corp. (NYSE:XRX) report before the market opens, while AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), and Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) report after the bell.
Wednesday, Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) will report early along with Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS), Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES), Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE:MSI), Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S), Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) and The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG)
AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) and Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) report after the bell Wednesday.
Thursday is a busy day earnings as Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) are scheduled to issue results.
Also on Thursday, Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS), Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc (NYSE: CCE), technology company 3M Co (NYSE: MMM), and Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL).
After the market closes Thursday, two big reports to keep an eye on are Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Starbucks Corporation (NasdaQ: SBUX), and Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY)
Finally, on Friday Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT)
Chevron, which is one of the world's leading energy companies, will hold its quarterly earnings conference call on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.
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