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Earnings Reports for the Week of Oct. 22-26 (AMZN, GOOGL, V)

Kyle Woodley, Senior Investing Editor, Kiplinger.com

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: American Campus Communities (ACC), China Mobile (CHL), China Unicom (CHU), Crane (CR), Halliburton (HAL), Hasbro (HAS), Kimberly-Clark (KMB), PetMed Express (PETS), Polaris Industries (PII), TD Ameritrade (AMTD), Zions Bancorp (ZION)

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TUESDAY

Noteworthy Earnings Reports: 3M (MMM), Arch Coal (ARCH), Biogen (BIIB), Capital One (COF), Caterpillar (CAT), Centene (CNC), CIT Group (CIT), Corning (GLW), Edwards Lifesciences (EW), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Harley-Davidson (HOG), Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), JetBlue (JBLU), Lockheed Martin (LMT), McDonald's (MCD), NextEra Energy (NEE), PulteGroup (PHM), Quest Diagnostics (DGX), Texas Instruments (TXN), United Technologies (UTX), Verizon (VZ)

WEDNESDAY

Earnings Spotlight: Visa (V, $139.29) - Payments processor Visa is having a great 2018 with 22% gains year-to-date, but it was doing even better before the October market swoon. It will be looking to claw back some of its gains, and retake all-time highs, when it reports after the Oct. 24 close. BMO Capital was plenty confident right before the downturn, issuing a late-September note initiating both Visa and rival MasterCard (MA) at "Outperform" (equivalent of buy) calling the global shift to electronic payments the most "compelling" growth theme on the market. Analysts expect a decent enough top line for Visa's third quarter, modeling 12% growth to $5.44 billion. Earnings should be more explosive, with the consensus estimate of $1.20 per share representing a 33% year-over-year jump.

Other Noteworthy Reports: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Aflac (AFL), AllianceBernstein (AB), AT&T (T), Barrick Gold (ABX), Boeing (BA), CVR Energy (CVI), Deutsche Bank (DB), Ford (F), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), General Dynamics (GD), Goldcorp (GG), Hilton Worldwide (HLT), Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Legg Mason (LM), Nasdaq (NDAQ), Norfolk Southern (NSC), Northrop Grumman (NOC), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI), Tupperware Brands (TUP), United Parcel Service (UPS), Whirlpool (WHR)

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THURSDAY

Earnings Spotlight: Alphabet (GOOGL, $1,097.91) - It'd be difficult to call 2018 a disaster for Google parent Alphabet, considering the stock still is in the black for the year. But its market-tracking 3% gain is almost certainly viewed as disappointing by investors who have been used to outsize growth from the king of internet search. The company was weighed down in the first half of the year by concerns over its role in Russia's election disinformation campaigns. It started to pick up momentum in the second half, but most of its gains were whittled away by the quick October dip. Will Q3 earnings, due out after the Oct. 25 closing bell, get Alphabet moving again? Wedbush's Michael Pachter predicted the company will report $11 per share in earnings - higher than the $10.43 (+9% year-over-year) consensus estimate - in a note initiating Alphabet at "Outperform." However, he also said Amazon and Facebook will "continue to pressure the rate of Google's growth."

Earnings Spotlight: Amazon.com (AMZN, $1,770.72) - Few investors are crying over their returns in Amazon.com, which sit around 49% for the year-to-date. But AMZN does enter its third-quarter earnings report - due out Thursday evening - in correction mode, which is when a stock has declined 10% or more from a peak. Amazon is off about 13% from its Oct. 1 high despite very little in the way of substantial bad news and no analyst downgrades. The analyst consensus is overwhelmingly bullish, in fact, with 43 of the 47 analysts covering AMZN calling it a buy - that includes Morgan Stanley, which lifted its price target to $2,500 at the end of August, citing an "improving business mix, long-term potential earnings power than its previous three-part sum-of-the-parts price target calculation." Analysts expect another boffo quarter, targeting revenues of $57.08 billion (+30.5% year-over-year) and $3.12 per share (up from 52 cents in the year-ago quarter).

Other Noteworthy Reports: ABB Ltd. (ABB), AK Steel (AKS), Alaska Air (ALK), Ally Financial (ALLY), Altria (MO), Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Celgene (CELG), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Cincinnati Financial (CINF), Comcast (CMCSA), ConocoPhillips (COP), CubeSmart (CUBE), Digital Realty Trust (DLR), Discover Financial (DFS), Dunkin' Brands (DNKN), Expedia (EXPE), Gilead Sciences (GILD), GrubHub (GRUB), Hershey (HSY), Intel (INTC), Iron Mountain (IRM), Leggett & Platt (LEG), Mattel (MAT), Merck (MRK), Newmont Mining (NEM), Raytheon (RTN), Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Simon Property (SPG), Snap (SNAP), Southwest Airlines (LUV), Stanley Black & Decker (SWK), Twitter (TWTR), Union Pacific (UNP), Valero Energy (VLO), Waste Management (WM), Western Digital (WDC), World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

FRIDAY

Noteworthy Earnings Reports: American Airlines (AAL), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), Charter Communications (CHTR), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT), Phillips 66 (PSX), Weyerhaeuser (WY)

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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