What key earnings releases will be announced next week

With the earnings season getting off to a slow start this week and bank earnings were mostly disappointing, next week, focus will be on the likes of Netflix, IBM, Twitter, Tesla and American Express.

Below are the expected earnings calendar for next week.

Monday, July 18

  • Bank of America
  • IBM
  • Goldman Sachs

Tuesday, July 19

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Halliburton
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Netflix
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Johnson & Johnson

Wednesday, July 20

  • Alcoa
  • United Airlines
  • CSX
  • Twitter
  • Tesla

Thursday, July 21

  • AT&T
  • Dow
  • Freeport-McMoran
  • Phillip Morris

Friday, July 22

  • American Express
  • Cleveland Cliffs
  • Verizon

Other key release dates going forward:

  • Alphabet reports on July 25
  • Microsoft reports on July 26
  • Boeing reports on July 27
  • Apple reports on July 28
  • Amazon is not scheduled to release until August 4

Major indices close near session highs

The major US stock indices  closed sharply higher and near session highs. The major indices for the week still closed lower, but cut into those declines with the sharp gains today. Retail sales came in better-than-expected which helped. Industrial production was lower and Michigan consumer sentiment came in a little better than expectations and showed a lower inflation expectations for one and 5 years which was a relief to market traders.

All 11 sectors of the S&P index closed higher led by financials which rose 3.51%. Healthcare rose by 2.44% and communication services rose 2.14%.

The laggards in the S&P were utilities which rose 0.21%, consumer staples which rose 0.4%, and industrials which rose 1.58%.

The final numbers are showing:

  • Dow industrial average rose 655.85 points or 2.14% at 31286.101
  • S&P index rose 72.51 points or 1.91% at 3862.80
  • NASDAQ index rose 201.25 points or 1.79% 11452.43
  • Russell 2000 rose 36.86 points or 2.16% at 1744.37

For the trading week:

  • Dow industrial average fell -0.17%
  • S&P index fell -0.99%
  • NASDAQ index fell -1.56%
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