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Week ahead: Yahoo calls out results

The Web giant is set to report earnings this week, one of the first technology companies to open their books after the end of the last quarter.

Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of Oct. 5.

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.

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

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

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

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

Earnings

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.

Thursday, Oct. 9
  • 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.

Friday, Oct. 10
  • 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.

Economic Reports
Tuesday, Oct. 7
  • 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.
Friday, Oct. 10
  • 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.