Dell will be among the tech titans reporting quarterly earnings in the coming week, with BEA Systems and Applied Materials also rolling out their results.
The earnings announcements come as the industry is gearing up to focus on the glitzy trade show Comdex the following week.
Events scheduled this week:
Sunday, Nov. 9
- What a cad! Topics up for discussion at ICCAD-2003 will range from tools for high-end computer-aided design to embedded software development. Nov. 9-13, San Jose, Calif.
Tuesday, Nov. 11
- Developers, developers, developers. Microsoft developers and testers will be on hand to answer questions on the current and future direction of Windows at the Windows Driver Development Conference, Nov. 11-14, Redmond, Wash.
- Last mile. Telecommunications executives will hear the latest on the necessary equipment and software for delivering telephony at the OSP Expo, Nov. 12-13, Denver, Colo.
Tuesday, Nov. 11
- Computer Sciences is an information technology services company. It is expected to report a second-quarter profit of 59 cents a share.
- Critical Path is a digital communications software and services company. It's expected to report a third-quarter loss of 46 cents a share.
- EchoStar Communications is a satellite TV provider. The company is expected to report a third-quarter profit of 16 cents a share.
- Sycamore Networks makes optical switching products. The company is expected to report a first-quarter loss of 4 cents a share.
- Applied Materials makes semiconductor equipment. The company is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 5 cents a share.
- BEA Systems makes software applications. The company is expected to report a third-quarter profit of 8 cents a share.
- Dell makes computers. The company is expected to report a third-quarter profit of 26 cents a share.
Friday, Nov. 14
- Producer Price Index is a broad measure of the price of goods at the wholesale level. October growth is expected to fall to 0.2 percent, from 0.3 percent in September.
- Retail Sales measures total receipts from U.S. stores. Growth for October is expected to climb to 0.1 percent, from a decline of 0.2 percent in September. Excluding auto sales, growth is expected to be flat, at 0.3 percent.
- Industrial Production measures the total output of U.S. factories, mines and utilities. October growth is expected to be flat, at 0.4 percent, compared with September.