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Earnings Reports for the Week of Nov. 19-23 (JD, KSS, TGT)

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

Earnings Spotlight: JD.com (JD, $24.20) - Chinese e-commerce play JD.com, which was thought to be an emerging-market gem not too long ago, has suffered a brutal setback in 2018. The stock has fallen well into bear-market territory with 43% losses year-to-date, and while the broad analyst consensus is a buy, some experts still see problems ahead. KeyBanc analyst Hans Chung cut the stock from "Overweight" (equivalent of buy) to "Sector Weight" (equivalent of hold) on worries about weakening markets such as home appliances and smartphones. The company reports quarterly results before the Nov. 19 bell. Analysts are looking for a strong 26.3% revenue boost to $15.24 billion, but they're less optimistic about the bottom line, which they see falling by half to 11 cents per share.

Other Noteworthy Reports: Agilent (A), Intuit (INTU), Jack in the Box (JACK), Nuance Communications (NUAN), Urban Outfitters (URBN)

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TUESDAY

Earnings Spotlight: Target (TGT, $80.76) - Target will try to continue to prove the analysts wrong with its Nov. 20 report, due out before the market opens. TGT shares are actually up more than 20% this year despite a couple of disappointing earnings reports, largely thanks to a boffo second quarter that included "unprecedented" foot traffic as well as top- and bottom-line beats. KeyBanc and Buckingham recently have issued buy-level recommendations, joining a sparse bull bandwagon - the vast majority of analysts currently say the stock is merely a hold. Analysts are looking for quarterly revenue growth of 6.8% to $17.80 billion, and a profit of $1.12 per share, up 23.1% year-over-year.

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Earnings Spotlight: Kohl's (KSS, $73.22) - Kohl's is another brick-and-mortar operator that has bucked the retailpocalypse this year and put up fantastic stock gains (+32%). Its second-quarter earnings report, while not rewarded with an immediate stock jump, still offered plenty of encouragement - a 40% jump in profits to beat expectations, and a hike in full-year earnings estimates. Analysts expect another big pop in the bottom line (+37.1% to 96 cents per share), though on a meager 0.8% improvement in revenues, to $4.36 billion. Reasons to be optimistic from here? Goldman Sachs' Alexandra Walvis slapped a "Buy" rating on KSS in September, citing the company's off-mall store base and its ability to navigate secular shifts because of its offerings.

Other Noteworthy Reports: Autodesk (ADSK), Barnes & Noble (BKS), Best Buy (BBY), BJ's Wholesale (BJ), Campbell Soup (CPB), Foot Locker (FL), Gap (GPS), Hormel Foods (HRL), Kohl's (KSS), Lowe's (LOW), Medtronic (MDT), Ross Stores (ROST), Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK), Target (TGT), TJX Cos. (TJX)

WEDNESDAY

Noteworthy Earnings Reports: Daktronics (DAKT), Deere & Co. (DE), L Brands (LB)

THURSDAY

Noteworthy Earnings Reports: None (Market Closed for Thanksgiving)

FRIDAY

Noteworthy Earnings Reports: None (Markets Close at 1 p.m.)

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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