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Earnings Calendar, Week of Oct. 16-20, 2017 (NFLX, IBM, PYPL, GE)

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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: Charles Schwab (SCHW), CSX (CSX), Netflix (NFLX), Ruby Tuesday (RT)

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TUESDAY

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Earnings Spotlight: – International Business Machines (IBM) – Will Big Blue post a 22nd consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue declines? Investors will find out for sure after the close on Oct. 17, when IBM posts results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, but Wall Street’s experts seem to think so. Analysts project a 3.3% dip in revenues to $18.59 billion, which would extend a dubious streak by one of technology’s most recognizable blue chips. They also expect a penny-per-share dip in earnings, to $3.28, which fits in with the company’s broader three-year profit downtrend. Wedbush Securities analyst Moshe Katri doesn’t see IBM’s situation getting much better, starting the company at “Neutral” (equivalent of hold) in August under the belief that the company’s long-term financial projections are too ambitious.

Other Noteworthy Reports: Goldman Sachs (GS), Harley-Davidson (HOG), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Morgan Stanley (MS), Progressive (PGR), Prologis (PLD), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), W.W. Grainger (GWW)

WEDNESDAY

Noteworthy Earnings Reports: Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Alcoa (AA), American Express (AXP), eBay (EBAY), M&T Bank (MTB), United Continental Holdings (UAL), U.S. Bancorp (USB)

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THURSDAY

Earnings Spotlight: PayPal (PYPL) – If fintech giant PayPal wants to continue its rip-roaring 74% run in 2017, it will have to climb a sizable bar after Oct. 19’s closing bell when it reports earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30. Analysts are looking for a 25.7% improvement in profits to 44 cents per share on a 19.1% jump in revenues to $3.18 billion. But Wall Street is exuding confidence. The consensus analyst earnings estimate for the quarter has climbed higher twice over the past 90 days, and two analyst firms – Morgan Stanley and Buckingham – have front-run the report by slapping buy-equivalent ratings on the stock in October.

Other Noteworthy Reports: BB&T (BBT), E*Trade Financial (ETFC), Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), Philip Morris International (PM), Skechers (SKX), Travelers (TRV), Verizon Communications (VZ), Winnebago Industries (WGO)

FRIDAY

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Earnings Spotlight: General Electric (GE) – General Electric has continued to deteriorate in 2017, with shares plunging 27% to four-year lows. GE’s struggles have cost former CEO Jeff Immelt his spot in the C-suite, which has been filled by John Flannery, who will provide a new corporate strategy on Nov. 13. Still, the analyst community has been widely and loudly bearish, with JPMorgan’s Stephen Tusa standing out with a note titled “Preparing for The Fall: It’s Worse Than We Think.” There, he lowered his price target from $24 per share to $22, saying expectations have been “reset” to a new lower norm. GE’s next shot of redemption comes Oct. 20, before the bell, when it will report earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30. Wall Street is expecting plenty of growth, estimating top-line expansion of 11.3% to $32.6 billion, and a 53.1% bottom-line pop to 49 cents per share. Just note that analysts have downgraded their earnings expectations from previous estimates of 54 cents a quarter ago.

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Other Noteworthy Reports: China Mobile (CHL), Honeywell (HON), Kansas City Southern (KSU), Procter & Gamble (PG), Schlumberger (SLB), SunTrust Banks (STI), Synchrony Financial (SYF)

Reporting schedules provided by MarketWatch and company websites. Earnings estimate data provided by Thomson Reuters via Yahoo! Finance, and FactSet via MarketWatch.