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Earnings Calendar, Week of Dec. 18-22, 2017 (FDX, MU, BBBY)

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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: None

TUESDAY

Earnings Spotlight: FedEx (FDX) – FedEx already has delivered outsized gains to its shareholders this year, gaining 29% in 2017 compared to 17.5% for the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index and just 1.5% for rival UPS (UPS). Investors will find out whether Santa's coming to cap off the breakaway year the evening of Dec. 19, when the shipping giant reports earnings for its fiscal second quarter ended Nov. 30. FedEx, like UPS, is likely to report brisker business year-over-year thanks to increased online purchasing – the National Retail Federation predicts up to a 15% year-over-year bump in e-commerce sales this holiday season. Goldman analyst Matt Reustle said in mid-November that he's optimistic about this year's peak season, slapping a $270 price tag on shares that implies another 13% of upside from current levels. For the quarter about to be reported, analysts on average see 3.2% profit growth to $2.89 per share, fueled by 5% revenue growth to $15.7 billion.

Earnings Spotlight: Micron Technology (MU) – Memory and semiconductor specialist Micron also will be defending a massive run Tuesday night, when it reports results from its fiscal first quarter ended Nov. 30. Higher demand for DRAM – a type of memory that makes up the majority of Micron's revenues (64%) in fiscal 2017 – is bolstering prices across the industry, and thus driving Micron's results. MU shares are up nearly 90% this year, driven by a string of earnings beats and anticipation of even more DRAM success thanks to memory-hungry applications like artificial intelligence and augmented reality. Wall Street's pros are looking for a roaring Q1, forecasting 61.4% revenue growth to $6.41 billion, and profits of $2.19 per share that would be almost six times last year's earnings haul.

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Other Noteworthy Reports: Carnival Corp. (CCL), Darden Restaurants (DRI), Navistar (NVA), Red Hat (RHT), Stitch Fix (SFIX)

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WEDNESDAY

Earnings Spotlight: Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) – The retailer has had a punishing year, with shares off 47% with a couple of weeks left to go in 2017. And struggles by competitor Pier 1 (PIR), which slumped 30% on lowered guidance, don't bode well for the home décor retailer as it enters its own earnings report for the fiscal third quarter ended Nov. 25, due out after Wednesday's closing bell. Bed Bath itself is coming off a miserable Q2 report in which earnings missed by 28%, which UBS analysts chalked up to competition from Wayfair (W) and TJX (TJX) brand HomeGoods. BBBY at least has a low bar to clear – analysts expect a 1.9% revenue decline to $2.9 billion, leading to a 56.5% plunge in earnings to 37 cents per share.

Other Noteworthy Reports: BlackBerry Ltd. (BB), General Mills (GIS), Winnebago Industries (WGO)

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THURSDAY

Noteworthy Earnings Reports: Accenture (ACN), CarMax (KMX), Cintas (CTAS), Finish Line (FINL), Nike (NKE), Paychex (PAYX)

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FRIDAY

Noteworthy Earnings ReportS: None

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