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This Week's Key Events: Earnings Season Begins and PPI Data Hits the Street


AngioDynamics, Yum, and Alcoa are among the many companies set to report earnings.

Here is a brief list of some key market events scheduled for the upcoming week. All earnings dates listed below are tentative and subject to change. Please check with each company's respective website for official reporting dates. [Editor's note: Not all investors look at the week ahead and identify the same triggers. Oliver Pursche's take on this week's market moving events available here.]

  • There are no domestic economic reports scheduled for Monday in observance of Columbus Day. Meanwhile, AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:ANGO) is due to report quarterly earnings.
  • Tuesday features the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) small business optimism index. Elsewhere, Alcoa (NYSE:AA) will unofficially kick off earnings season, with Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM) also set to take the stage.
  • Wholesale inventories, the Fed's beige book, and an update on the Treasury budget will hit the Street on Wednesday. Companies stepping into the earnings confessional include Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), OCZ Technology Group (NASDAQ:OCZ), and Ruby Tuesday (NYSE:RT).
  • Thursday's round-up will include weekly jobless claims, import and export prices, the international trade balance, and the holiday-delayed crude inventories report. Wall Street can expect earnings reports from Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST), Safeway (NYSE:SWY), and J.B. Hunt Transportation (NASDAQ:JBHT).
  • The week concludes with the Labor Department's producer price index (PPI) and core PPI, along with the preliminary reading of the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for October. JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), and Infosys (NASDAQ:INFY) will wrap up the week's slate of quarterly earnings.

(See also: Ride Out the Short Term for the Next Major Market Surge, What to Expect in the Fourth Quarter of an Election Year, and Dissecting the Sectors: Retail and Homebuilding.)

This article by Schaeffer's Editorial Staff was originally published on Schaeffer's Investment Research.

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