U.S. Markets closed

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)

SEE ALSO: 12 Vulnerable Stocks to Watch on Market-Wide Weakness

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)

SEE ALSO: 12 Large-Cap Stocks With Must-Watch Earnings Reports

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.

SEE ALSO: 12 Top Stock Picks to Shield Your Portfolio

EDITOR'S PICKS

Copyright 2018 The Kiplinger Washington Editors

  • 3 Energy Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade
    Business
    Motley Fool

    3 Energy Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

    North America needs to build $23 billion of new natural gas-related infrastructure annually through 2035, according to a recent report. Three of the best positioned to capture this growth are Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI), Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB), and TransCanada (NYSE: TRP), making them great stocks to buy and hold in the coming decade. Kinder Morgan is already the largest natural gas pipeline company in North America, operating roughly 70,000 miles of pipeline.

  • Suze Orman has a killer question for your retirement
    Business
    MarketWatch

    Suze Orman has a killer question for your retirement

    Suze Orman is one of those singular personalities in the financial business who seems to be right on the pulse of everyone she meets. She’s written books, starred in her own television show and made innumerable appearances in person. Like Oprah

  • Colorado’s Marijuana Market Just Hit This Huge Milestone
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Colorado’s Marijuana Market Just Hit This Huge Milestone

    Marijuana has been legally available in Colorado for recreational use since 2014, and consumers' appetite for marijuana products continues to grow due to the launch of new products, including concentrates and edibles. As a result, Colorado's annual marijuana sales surpassed $1 billion in August -- the earliest it has ever achieved that milestone. There's been some debate over how much money would move from the black market to regulated markets following legalization, but Colorado's experience suggests it's substantial.

  • Why Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Stock Closed 11% Lower on Friday
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Why Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Stock Closed 11% Lower on Friday

    Analyst Pierre Ferragu from financial firm New Street Research set his price target for AMD at $18 per share, arguing that the stock has been priced for a level of success that simply isn't realistic. "AMD's stock price reflects a scenario we don't believe possible," Ferragu wrote. In particular, Ferragu sees larger rival Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) getting its manufacturing act together as we speak.

  • This Refining Giant Is the Latest Energy Company to Give Up on Its MLP
    Business
    Motley Fool

    This Refining Giant Is the Latest Energy Company to Give Up on Its MLP

    The energy sector continues to experience a gigantic consolidation wave, which is causing master limited partnerships (MLPs) to drop like flies. Valero Energy (NYSE: VLO) is behind the latest disappearing act in the space after it agreed to buy out its MLP Valero Energy Partners (NYSE: VLP). Valero Energy launched Valero Energy Partners in late 2013, joining its refining rivals in creating an income-producing vehicle that would steadily buy its parent's midstream assets.

  • Better High-Yield Dividend Stock: PPL Corp. vs. the Southern Company
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Better High-Yield Dividend Stock: PPL Corp. vs. the Southern Company

    Giant diversified U.S. utility The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) offers investors a yield of 5.5%. Globally diversified electric company PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) has a yield of 5.4%. Those figures are both at the high end of the utility sector, which might

  • Cramer's 5 favorite tech stocks right now, including Appl...
    MSFT
    CNBC Videos

    Cramer's 5 favorite tech stocks right now, including Appl...

    Jim Cramer reveals his top "power" players in the information technology space, including consumer tech plays, software giants and a fintech kicker.

  • Tesla slides after Elon Musk announced lower-cost Model 3 (TSLA)
    Business
    Business Insider

    Tesla slides after Elon Musk announced lower-cost Model 3 (TSLA)

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter on Thursday that a lower-cost Model 3 was immediately available for order on the company's website. The electric car will have a base price of $45,000 and is eligible for federal and state tax rebates. Tesla shares were down more than 3% Friday after — they gained as much as 2.2% earlier in the session.

  • Hate Taxes? 37 States Make Social Security Tax Free
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Hate Taxes? 37 States Make Social Security Tax Free

    Over the course of your career, you'll probably have tens of thousands of dollars in Social Security payroll taxes withheld from your paychecks. Workers are confident that by paying those taxes up front, they'll be able to collect Social Security benefits

  • America’s Biggest Employer Isn’t Hiring Seasonal Employees This Year. Here’s the Reason Why
    Business
    Money

    America’s Biggest Employer Isn’t Hiring Seasonal Employees This Year. Here’s the Reason Why

    For the third year, Walmart won’t be hiring tens of thousands of seasonal employees to provide extra support during the holidays. Instead, Walmart is forgoing the long-standing practice in favor of giving it’s full- and part-time employees more hours and opportunities to earn extra cash. The idea, Walmart says, is to fulfill the wishes of many of its employees.

  • Apple will jump 40% in the next 12 months, analyst says
    Finance
    Yahoo Finance

    Apple will jump 40% in the next 12 months, analyst says

    Apple (AAPL) will surge 40% in the next 12 months, according to Dan Ives of Wedbush. The firm initiated coverage of Apple with an Outperform rating and added the tech giant to its Best Ideas List. Ives also slapped a $310 price target on the stock, making him the biggest Apple bull on Wall Street.

  • This Marijuana Investment Firm's 11 Top Cannabis Picks for Explosive Growth
    Business
    Motley Fool

    This Marijuana Investment Firm's 11 Top Cannabis Picks for Explosive Growth

    The marijuana industry has become a hotbed of investment activity, and players of all sizes are looking to get into the action. On top of all the interest from ordinary investors, cannabis companies have seen demand rise from sophisticated institutional investors that have experience with deploying larger amounts of investment capital in search of high-growth opportunities. One of the most interesting marijuana investment specialists that investors can follow is Canopy Rivers (NASDAQOTH: CNPOF).

  • Hillary Clinton under fire over Lewinsky comment
    Politics
    Fox Business Videos

    Hillary Clinton under fire over Lewinsky comment

    Madison Gesiotto, National Diversity Coalition for Trump, and Democratic strategist Al Mottur on how former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that her husband’s affair with Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power.

  • 3 Great Stocks Under $10
    Business
    Motley Fool

    3 Great Stocks Under $10

    Among the stocks you can currently purchase for less than $10 per share are Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ: SIRI), Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY), and Infosys (NYSE: INFY), and below, we'll take a look at how long they're likely to remain this cheap for would-be investors. Sirius XM was a pioneer in the satellite radio industry, and it's been an investor favorite for years.

  • Why Is Ford Stock Tanking before Its Q3 2018 Earnings Event?
    Finance
    Market Realist

    Why Is Ford Stock Tanking before Its Q3 2018 Earnings Event?

    Why Analysts Are Pessimistic about Ford’s Q3 2018 Earnings  Ford’s Q3 2018 earnings Ford Motor Company (F), the second-largest US automaker by 2017 vehicle sales volume, is set to release its third quarter of 2018 earnings report on October 24. But before

  • Business
    Benzinga

    Jim Cramer Shares His Thoughts On Amarin, AT&T, McDonald's And More

    On CNBC's "Mad Money Lightning Round", Jim Cramer said Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ARWR) is a great speculative stock. Cramer is willing to endorse AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), but he thinks Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) offers more safety

  • Why Valero Energy, eBay, and New Age Beverages Slumped Today
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Why Valero Energy, eBay, and New Age Beverages Slumped Today

    Some major market benchmarks managed to hang onto their gains, but the Nasdaq Composite, and Russell 2000 indexes posted losses of 0.5% to 1.25%, and the S&P 500 was virtually flat. Valero Energy (NYSE: VLO), eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), and New Age Beverages (NASDAQ: NBEV) were among the worst performers on the day. Valero Energy dropped 10% after the refinery company announced that it would buy back all outstanding units of its related MLP, Valero Energy Partners (NYSE: VLP).

  • Here are all of the Sears and Kmarts left in the U.S.
    Finance
    Yahoo Finance

    Here are all of the Sears and Kmarts left in the U.S.

    The inevitable has happened to the once-storied Sears. On October 15, Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after being crippled from years of losses, market share loss to Amazon (AMZN), Macy’s (M) and others, and mounting debt. Sears (SHLD

  • Marijuana stocks to watch: Aurora Cannabis investments may be more valuable than its pot
    News
    MarketWatch

    Marijuana stocks to watch: Aurora Cannabis investments may be more valuable than its pot

    Aurora Cannabis Inc. is a major pot producer, but if its bets on other cannabis companies continue to pay off, it may be able to stop actually growing weed on its own. Aurora (ACBFF)(CA:ACB) said recently its investments were worth more than C$700 million ($540 million) as of Sept. 21, bolstered in part by demand for pot stocks ahead of full legalization of marijuana in Canada on Wednesday. As the entire sector has benefited, so has Aurora’s portfolio, boosting the company’s fiscal fourth-quarter profit to C$79.9 million, after a loss of $20.8 million the year earlier.

  • Business
    Motley Fool

    Why IBM’s Brief Growth Streak Just Stalled

    Unfortunately for its shareholders, there was a speed bump on the road to rebound last quarter: The company reported this week that revenue shrank, and growth in its vital "strategic imperatives" businesses slowed. Seriously, when IBM's legacy mainframe business is the strongest performer in a given quarter, one has to see that as a problem.

  • Frustrated GM investors ask what more CEO Barra can do
    Business
    Reuters

    Frustrated GM investors ask what more CEO Barra can do

    General Motors Co (GM.N) Chief Executive Mary Barra has transformed the No. 1 U.S. automaker in her almost five years in charge, but that is still not enough to satisfy investors. Ahead of third-quarter results due on Oct. 31, GM shares are trading about 6 percent below the $33 per share price at which they launched in 2010 in a post-bankruptcy initial public offering. The Detroit carmaker's stock is down 22 percent since Barra took over in January 2014.

  • Valero to fold logistics arm back into parent company in $950 million deal
    Finance
    American City Business Journals

    Valero to fold logistics arm back into parent company in $950 million deal

    Less than five years after it was created as a master limited partnership, San Antonio-based pipeline and storage terminal company Valero Energy Partners LP is merging back with its parent company.  Valero Energy Partners (NYSE: VLP) announced after close of market on Thursday that it is merging with Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO), its general partner Valero Energy Partners GP LLC and Forest Merger Sub LLC, a subsidiary that was incorporated in Delaware as a merge vehicle by Valero on Tuesday. Under a merger agreement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Valero will buy all outstanding shares of VLP stock at $42.25 per share in a transaction that is expected to be worth $950 million.

  • Now is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance to invest in US pot companies, investor says
    Finance
    Yahoo Finance

    Now is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance to invest in US pot companies, investor says

    With some Canadian pot stocks posting triple-digit return rates this year, many retail investors have looked north to pour cash into cannabis. U.S. cannabis companies are worth a lot more than their current valuations suggest since federal illegality has put undue pressure on the industry, said David Wenger, a New York attorney and senior editor of the Cannabis Law Digest.

  • Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early — even if you can
    Business
    MarketWatch

    Here’s why you shouldn’t retire super early — even if you can

    Despite the many perks of early retirement — waking up whenever you want, for example — it wasn’t the easiest decision. Earnings tend to peak around 48 for men and about 39 for women, according to an analysis by PayScale.

  • Marijuana stocks to watch: Canopy Growth is the cannabis business’s $4 billion gorilla
    News
    MarketWatch

    Marijuana stocks to watch: Canopy Growth is the cannabis business’s $4 billion gorilla

    The following article is part of a package of stories that MarketWatch is publishing to mark the start of full legalization of cannabis for adult use in Canada on Wednesday. Smith Falls, Ontario–based Canopy Growth Corp. made headlines and drove cannabis stocks to new heights over the summer when it announced that Corona brewer Constellation Brands Inc. was going to invest an additional $4 billion in the company. Billed by both companies as a strategic partnership, the additional $4 billion investment adds to the 9.9% stake that Constellation bought in October of last year and sets the company up to either be bought outright by Constellation — via warrants that could increase its stake to more than 50% — or continue to work with the beverage company to create a range of consumer-focused cannabis products that may one day appear in markets in dozens of countries.