The Week Ahead: Apple, Facebook, and Ford Earnings in Focus

This week is all about earnings — lots of of earnings reports from high-profile and blue-chip companies. Market watchers will especially keep their eyes on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F).

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On the economic front, the second quarter’s U.S. GDP growth number comes out on Friday.

IPOs are back in the conversation with ones from Avast Software BV, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group LLC and Northern Tier Energy on the tap this week.

Over in Europe, the troika (the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank) will travel to Cyprus on Monday, followed by an Athens visit on Tuesday. The group will give an estimate of Cyprus’ financing needs and then review how Greece is doing in its bailout efforts.

Let’s take a look.

Economic Data

Monday: Chicago Fed National Activity Index

Tuesday: Markit Flash PMI, May FHFA home prices and Richmond Fed manufacturing survey

Wednesday: June new home sales

Thursday: Jobless claims, June durable goods orders, June pending home sales and July Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey

Friday: Second-quarter real GDP and July Reuters/UMich consumer sentiment


Monday: Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), Hasbro (NYSE:HAS), McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD), Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN), VMware (NYSE:VMW), Zions BanCorp (NASDAQ:ZION)

Tuesday: Aflac (NYSE:AFL), Altera (NASDAQ:ALTR), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), AT&T (NYSE:T), Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB), Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM), Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), Centene (NYSE:CNC), Dominos Pizza (NYSE:DPZ), DuPont, Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW), EMC (NYSE:EMC), Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), Lexmark (NYSE:LXK), Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Panera Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA), Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN), Regions Financial (NYSE:RF), Riverbed Tech (NASDAQ:RVBD), Six Flags (NYSE:SIX), Tempur-Pedic (NYSE:TPX), Under Armour (NYSE:UA), UPS (NYSE:UPS), Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR)

Wednesday: Ameriprise (NYSE:AMP), AOL (NYSE:AOL), Boeing (NYSE:BA), Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ:CAKE), Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS), Community Health (NYSE:CYH), Corning (NYSE:GLW), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY), Flextronics (NASDAQ:FLEX), Ford Motor (NYSE:F), Hess (NYSE:HES), Hudson City Bancorp (NASDAQ:HCBK), JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU), KBR (NYSE:KBR), Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), Level 3 Communication (NASDAQ:LVLT), Nasdaq OMX (NASDAQ:NDAQ), Nielsen, PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC), RadioShack (NYSE:RSH), Raymond James (NYSE:RJF), Ruby Tuesday (NYSE:RT), Ryland (NYSE:RYL), Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC), T. Rowe Price (NASDAQ:TROW), U.S. Airways (NYSE:LCC), Visa (NYSE:V), WellPoint (NYSE:WLP), Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM), Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA)

Thursday: 3M (NYSE:MMM), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), CA (NASDAQ:CA), Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Clearwire  (NASDAQ:CLWR), CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), Coinstar (NASDAQ:CSTR), Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW), Dr. Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS), Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN), Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE), Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Fortune Brands (FBHS), Hershey (NYSE:HSY), International Paper (NYSE:IP), Janus Capital (NYSE:JNS), Lazard (NYSE:LAZ), McGraw-Hill (NYSE:MHP), Meritage Homes (NYSE:MTH), MetroPCS Communication (NYSE:PCS), Moody’s (NYSE:MCO), New York Times (NYSE:NYT), Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL), PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM), Royal Caribbean (NYSE:RCL), Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S), Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), Starwoods Hotels (NYSE:HOT), United Continental (NYSE:UAL), United Tech (NYSE:UTX), Universal Health(NYSE:UHS), Waddell & Reed (NYSE:WDR), Watson Pharma (NYSE:WPI)

Friday: American Axle (NYSE:AXL), Arch Coal (NASDAQ:ACGL), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Coventry Health (NYSE:CVH), DR Horton (NYSE:DHI), Hercules Offshore (NASDAQ:HERO), KKR (NYSE:KKR), Legg Mason (NYSE:LM), LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ:LPNT), Merck (NYSE:MRK), McClatchy (NYSE:MNI), Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL), Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM), NuStar Energy (NYSE:NS), Pilgrim’s Pride (NYSE:PPC), Weyerhauser (NYSE:WY)

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