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Earnings Calendar, Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2018 (FB, MSFT, AMZN)

Kyle Woodley, Senior Investing Editor, Kiplinger.com
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Below is a weekly earnings calendar of the most important upcoming quarterly reports schedule to be released by publicly traded companies. There are also earnings previews for select companies. Please check back often. This earnings calendar is updated weekly.

EARNINGS CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

MONDAY

Noteworthy Earnings Reports: Dominion Energy (D), Hawaiian Holdings (HA), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Seagate Technology (STX), Sohu.com (SOHU)

TUESDAY

Noteworthy Earnings Reports: A.O. Smith (AOS), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Aetna (AET), AK Steel (AKS), Ally Financial (ALLY), Chubb (CB), Corning (GLW), Electronic Arts (EA), Harley-Davidson (HOG), McDonald's (MCD), Pentair (PNR), Pfizer (PFE), PulteGroup (PHM), Stryker (SYK), T. Rowe Price (TROW)

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WEDNESDAY

Earnings Spotlight: Facebook (FB) - The market has been on a heater ever since President Donald Trump's election, but Facebook has been almost twice as hot, ripping off 61% gains since November 2016 compared to 31% for the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index. It hasn't been a perfectly smooth ride - some analysts and investors worry about the company's popularity among other users compared to Snap's (SNAP) Snapchat and Instagram, the company's handling of "fake news" and a growing outcry about the dangers of social media. The upside for Facebook is that these issues largely shouldn't ding results for its fourth quarter, to be reported Jan. 31 after the closing bell. Analysts expect 42.1% revenue growth to $12.5 billion, and 38% profit growth to $1.95 per share. Canaccord's Michael Graham holds a "Buy" rating on the stock and appreciate its "multi-layered revenue growth outlook," but is a bit sourer on Facebook's Q4 operational prospects than the consensus average.

Earnings Spotlight: Microsoft (MSFT) - Microsoft's gains over the past year-plus have been no less impressive than Facebook's, though expectations for the company's most recent quarter - its fiscal Q2 ended Dec. 31 - are a bit more muted. Wall Street analysts are estimating a 7.5% profit bump to 86 cents per share, powered by an 8.9% improvement on the top line to $28.4 billion. Nomura clearly has plenty of confidence in MSFT, initiating coverage on Jan. 24 - just a week before its evening report - with a "Buy" rating and $102 price target, suggesting 11% upside thanks in part to the business world's digital transformation.

Other Noteworthy Reports: Anthem (ANTM), AT&T (T), Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Boeing (BA), Check Point Software (CHKP), D.R. Horton (DHI), eBay (EBAY), Eli Lilly (LLY), MetLife (MET), Nasdaq (NDAQ), Nintendo (NTDOY), PayPal (PYPL), Pitney Bowes (PBI), Qualcomm (QCOM), ServiceNow (NOW), Simon Property Group (SPG), Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI), Symantec (SYMC), Tupperware (TUP), U.S. Steel (X), Xerox (XRX)

THURSDAY

Earnings Spotlight: Amazon (AMZN) - While the analyst community is broadly bullish on the prospects for Amazon's quarterly earnings report, due out after the Feb. 1 closing bell, Loop Capital Markets' Anthony Chukumba is just a bit sunnier. Chukumba, who recently maintained his "Buy" rating on AMZN shares but upgraded his price target from $1,300 to $1,500, sees the company reporting earnings of $1.86 per share on net sales growth of 38%, powered heavily by Amazon Web Services. That's a bit better than the average $1.84 EPS estimate (19.5% growth) and $59.8 billion in net sales (36.7% growth) expected by Wall Street's pros. Investors also should look for updates on Amazon-branded consumer electronics sales (such as the Echo) from the holiday quarter, as well as insights into Whole Foods' operations.

Other Noteworthy Reports: Alibaba (BABA), Alphabet (GOOGL), Altria (MO), Amgen (AMGN), Apple (AAPL), Blackstone (BX), Cigna (CI), ConocoPhillips (COP), DowDuPont (DWDP), GoPro (GPRO), Hershey (HSY), MasterCard (MA), Mattel (MAT), McKesson (MCK), Nokia (NOK), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A), Time Warner (TWX), Unilever (UL), United Parcel Service (UPS), Visa (V)

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FRIDAY

Noteworthy Earnings Reports: AstraZeneca (AZN), Chevron (CVX), Clorox (CLX), Deutsche Bank (DB), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Merck (MRK), Phillips 66 (PSX), Sprint (S)

Reporting schedules provided by MarketWatch and company websites. Earnings estimate data provided by Thomson Reuters via Yahoo! Finance, and FactSet via MarketWatch.

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