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  • Dell Earnings Preview: Confirmation for the Rally? Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 12:54 PM ET
    Dell

    Just a few weeks ago, Dell shares sank to a six-year low. Since then, the stock has popped up 19%. Will this afternoon's earnings report add more momentum to Dell's rally?

  • Retailers Take Tepid View of Economy Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

    Few, if any, signs of improvement here. Saks and Staples expect the U.S. economy to remain weak for the rest of 2008.

  • Home Depot Shopper

    Last week, Wal-Mart showed it can make money in the current economic environment. This week, the worry is Home Depot won't be able to deliver. Can Home Depot break ranks with rival Lowe's and improve its guidance? Sure, but don't hold your breath.

  • Wal-Mart

    Wake up early on Tuesday and catch fresh numbers from the retail giant. See what it takes to move a stock up 22% since the beginning of the year... and whether or not Wal-Mart can keep it up.

  • Cisco Earnings Preview: Key Indicator For Tech Monday, 5 May 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    GDP and jobs reports are all good and fine, but the IT world has more to learn from what tech titans like Cisco have to say about the economy and the outlook for the products they sell.

  • What's wrong with this picture? Crude oil is on a tear, but ExxonMobil shares have barely budged in NINE months. Can tomorrow's earnings knock the oil giant out of its trading range?

  • CBS Earnings Preview: Hoping for Good Reception Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 1:52 PM ET
    CBS

    Ratings could be better, so could the economy and advertising spending. What is CBS doing to halt the tumble in it stock price? Stay tuned.

  • Why Earnings are Like Oatmeal Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 1:44 PM ET

    Earnings stories are sort of the oatmeal of the business news diner: It's never going to be a gangbusters offering, but you got to have it on the menu or you look incomplete ... especially that one day when a lot of people want the oatmeal.

  • Microsoft Earnings Preview: Yahoo/Vista Soap Opera Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 1:42 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Talk about drama: Microsoft's $44 billion offer for Yahoo is coming down to the line and CEO Steve Ballmer is talking tough. If that wasn't enough, Ballmer hinted about a new lease on life for Windows XP.

  • Apple Earnings Preview: Keeping The Ball Rolling Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 1:11 PM ET
    Apple Store 5th Ave NY

    Are you happy because your Apple shares are up 35% since late February or sad because they're still down nearly 20% from the beginning of the year? Either way, you need to be ready for this afternoon's earnings report.

  • Halftime Report: Da Bears Are Winning Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 12:41 PM ET

    This halftime report is not brought to you by (pick your prescription drug). So, we're pretty much at the midway point of big pharma's earnings season and Goldman Sachs analyst James Kelly is sizing things up so far...

  • AT&T Earnings Preview: New Tricks From An Old Telco Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 7:15 PM ET
    AT&T

    AT&T has been around in one form or another forever. Yet it's still offering myriad new services -- U-verse, exclusive iPhone service in the U.S. and more. Can AT&T keep up its double-digit earnings growth?

  • TI Steady After Disappointment? Here's Why Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 5:58 PM ET
    Texas Instruments

    You'd think with the 3-plus percent rally in Texas Instruments' shares headed into tonight's earnings, this company would be plunging now, after missing numbers across the board. But that's the joy of the markets right now...

  • This wasn't fun to write. In Friday's earnings report, writedowns, job cuts and turnaround plans will likely speak louder than any successes Citigroup had doing, you know, banking. That doesn't mean you can't make money trading Citi.

  • Google Headquarters

    Investing in Google shares is... different. It's one of the few companies where 30% revenue growth would be disappointing and 450 bucks a share is seen by many as cheap. How do you read earnings of a company like this? I'm glad you asked.

  • IBM Earnings Preview: Strong and Steady? Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 1:30 PM ET

    IBM shares are up 17% since its January earnings report. Can IBM keep it up? Read on for some of the key issues you'll need to watch when trying to answer that question.

  • Intel Earnings Preview: It's in the Margins Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 3:10 PM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    The key number behind (underneath?) Intel's bottom line: gross profit margins. Read on to see what else you should watch in this afternoon's key earnings report.

  • Johnson & Johnson

    Can we please get some upside earnings reports this quarter? No financial exposure here. Instead, this Dow Industrial has plenty of overseas business to be helped by the weaker dollar and guardedly optimistic expectations for key business segments.

  • General Electric: Biggest Fall Since 9/11 Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
    GE

    GE surprised the street this morning with an unexpected 6% drop in first quarter profits.  EPS missed by 7 cents a share.   As a result, GE opened this morning down about 11%.  If this holds, this will be the biggest one day drop for GE since the 9/11 attacks. 

  • GE

    It's hard to get more diverse than General Electric: jet engines, high finance, even business news websites (i.e., this one). For that reason, its quarterly report gives an insightful look into how the rest of earnings season may turn out.

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