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Week ahead: Earnings head out of season

As the earnings season heads toward sunset, industry titan Hewlett-Packard and a few other notable industry players will be announcing their quarterly results.

Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of Feb. 23.

As the earnings season heads toward sunset, industry titan Hewlett-Packard and a few other notable industry players will be announcing their quarterly results.

HP is expected to post a profit, while cable giant and high-speed access provider Comcast Holdings is thought to be facing a loss.

The information was gathered from First Call, Hoover's Online, CCBN's StreetEvents and CNET Investor.

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Sunday, Feb. 23

Monday, Feb. 24

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Saturday, March 1

  • Picture this. Digital imaging, video and display companies converge at DigitalFocus 2003, March 1, Las Vegas.

Earnings

Monday, Feb. 24

  • Crossroads Systems makes storage routers for storage area networks. It's expected to report a first-quarter loss of 9 cents a share.

  • Macrovision develops video and audio programs, as well as technology to prevent the unauthorized duplication of computer software. The company is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 18 cents a share.

Tuesday, Feb. 25
  • Autodesk is a maker of computer-aided design programs. The company is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 5 cents a share.

  • Hewlett-Packard makes computers and printers and offers information technology services. The company is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 27 cents a share.

  • Terra Networks is a Web portal company. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 2 cents a share.

Wednesday, Feb. 26
  • Computer Horizons provides IT services to the telecommunications and finance industries. The company is expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 3 cents a share.

Thursday, Feb. 27
  • Comcast is a cable company and high-bandwidth provider. The company is expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 11 cents a share.

Economic Reports

Tuesday, Feb. 25

  • Consumer Confidence tracks the results of a broad survey on consumer-spending expectations. The February index is expected to fall to 77, from 79 in January.

  • Home Sales tracks housing activity. January sales of existing homes are expected to decline to 5.78 million, from 5.86 million in December. New home sales are expected to drop slightly to 1.05 million, from January's 1.08 million.

Friday, Feb. 28
  • Gross Domestic Product is the broadest measure of overall U.S. economic activity. Fourth-quarter growth is expected to climb to 1.3 percent, up from 0.7 percent in the prior period.