Yahoo is a heavy hitter among the technology companies that are scheduled to serve up earnings in the coming week. Along with Juniper Networks and information technology consulting company Accenture, which also plan to report quarterly results, it's among the first to report financials after the close of the quarter.
Events scheduled this week:
Sunday, Oct. 5
- Calling all cars. TriTech Software Systems, which develops computer-aided dispatch systems for emergency crews, will hold its annual user conference at VisiCon 2003, Oct. 5-8, Coronado, Calif.
Monday, Oct. 6
- Optics and photonics will take center stage at the upcoming educational conference ETOP (Education and Training in Optics and Photonics) 2003, Oct. 6-8, Tucson, Ariz.
Tuesday, Oct. 7
- Feeling chipper? Semiconductor industry players, particularly those interested in PCI Express-based chip interface technology, are expected to converge on Denali MemCon, Oct. 7-8, San Jose, Calif.
Thursday, Oct. 9
- Wireless fans and industry players should hear the latest in mobile computing and applications during the WMCSA (Workshop on Mobile Systems & Applications) 2003 workshop organized by the IEEE, Oct. 9-10, Monterey, Calif.
Wednesday, Oct. 8
- Sonus Networks provides voice software and services for wired and wireless networks. It is expected to report a third-quarter loss of 1 cent a share.
- Yahoo is an online search and portal company. It is expected to report a third-quarter profit of 9 cents a share.
- Accenture is a technology consulting company. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 25 cents a share.
- Juniper Networks develops software for an integrated network. It is expected to report a third-quarter profit of 3 cents a share.
- Infosys Technologies is an IT services company that provides custom software applications development. The company is expected to report a second-quarter profit of 45 cents a share.
- Consumer Credit is the total level of debt held by U.S. consumers. The August total is expected to remain flat at $6 billion, compared with the previous month.
- The Consumer Price Index is one of most significant measures of inflation, monitoring the decline or fall of the price of a fixed basket of consumer goods and services. September growth is expected to fall to 0.1 percent, from 0.4 percent in the previous period.