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Week ahead: Dell, other tech titans to report

A number of industry bellwethers are scheduled to post earnings. Quarterly profits are expected for most.

Following are some of the notable technology-related events scheduled for the week of Aug. 8. A number of industry titans are scheduled to report their quarterly results in the coming week, including Cisco Systems, Dell and BEA Systems.

Most of these companies are slated to post quarterly profits, providing an interesting earnings week.

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

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Sunday, Aug. 8

Earnings

Monday, Aug. 9

  • Charter Communications is a cable company. It is expected to report a third-quarter loss of 50 cents a share.

  • Commerce One is a business-to-business e-commerce company. It is expected to report a second-quarter loss of 9 cents a share.

Tuesday, Aug. 10

  • Cisco Systems is a networking company. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 20 cents a share.

  • Computer Sciences is an IT consulting company. It is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 57 cents a share.

  • EchoStar Communications is a satellite TV subscription service. It is expected to report a second-quarter profit of 23 cents a share.

Thursday, Aug. 12

  • BEA Systems is a business applications software vendor. It is expected to report a second-quarter profit of 7 cents a share.

  • Dell is a computer maker. It is expected to report a second-quarter profit of 31 cents a share.

Economic Reports

Thursday, Aug. 12

  • Business Inventories summarizes total sales and inventory for the retail, wholesale and manufacturing sectors. June growth is expected to hold steady at 0.4 percent over the prior period.

  • Retail Sales measures total receipts from U.S. stores. Growth for July is expected to rise to 1 percent, compared with a decline of 1.1 percent the previous month. Excluding auto sales, growth is expected to increase slightly to 0.4 percent, compared with a decline of 0.2 percent in the prior period.

Friday, Aug. 13

  • Producer Price Index is a broad measure of the price of goods at the wholesale level. July growth is expected to climb to 0.2 percent after a 0.3 percent drop the previous month.


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