Sybase and Cray are among the heavy hitters in the coming week to post their quarterly earnings.
Their anticipated results come as the earnings season winds down and the trade show circuit gears up in the coming weeks.
Events scheduled this week:
Monday, Oct. 27
- Store this. Storage strategies and the latest trends will be among the issues discussed during Storage Networking World, Oct. 27-30, Orlando, Fla.
- Testing, 1,2,3. Software testing and analysis will be the focus of the StarWest 2003 conference, Oct. 27-31, San Jose, Calif.
Tuesday, Oct. 28
- Cox Communications is a cable company. The company is expected to report a third-quarter profit of 4 cents a share.
- RealNetworks is a digital media services company. It is expected to report a third-quarter loss of 2 cents a share.
- Sybase is a database software company. Sybase is expected to report a third-quarter profit of 25 cents a share.
- Akamai Technologies is a Web-hosting company. It is expected to report a third-quarter loss of 7 cents a share.
- InfoSpace is a wireless and Internet software provider. The company is expected to post break-even results for the third-quarter report.
- Cray makes supercomputers. The company is expected to report a third-quarter profit of 8 cents a share.
- Home Sales tracks housing activity. September sales of existing homes are expected to decline to 6.3 million, from 6.5 million the previous month. New home sales are expected to dip to 1.1 million from nearly 1.2 million in the previous month.
- Durable Goods measures the value of all goods shipped or ordered with an intended lifespan of three years or more. The total is expected to grow 1.2 percent in September, after a 1.1 percent decline the previous month.
- Consumer Confidence tracks the results of a broad survey on consumer spending expectations. The October index is expected to rise to 79, from 76.8 the previous month.
- Gross Domestic Product is the broadest measure of overall U.S. economic activity. Third-quarter growth is expected to reach 5.8 percent, from 3.3 percent.
- Personal Income measures income from all sources. September growth is expected to remain flat at 0.2 percent, from the previous month.