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Week ahead: Oracle AppsWorld, PeopleSoft earnings

Oracle AppsWorld dominates the trade show circuit, as PeopleSoft, Amazon.com, Texas Instruments and others steal some of the show with their quarterly earnings.

Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of Jan. 25.

Oracle AppsWorld will dominate the trade show circuit in the coming week, as the software maker kicks off its annual applications shindig.

Quarterly earnings from PeopleSoft, Amazon.com, Texas Instruments and others will also steal some of the show, as those companies release their latest financials.

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

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Sunday, Jan. 25

  • The latest on Lotus software and IBM technologies will be covered during Lotusphere 2004, Jan. 25-29, Orlando, Fla.

Monday, Jan. 26

  • Sunny Southern California. Applications for many purposes and industries will be discussed during Oracle AppsWorld, Jan. 26-29, San Diego.

  • Network this. Tips on stretching budget dollars for developing the network to the latest on high-technology communications policy and regulation will be covered at Comnet Conference & Expo, Jan. 26-29, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

  • Hats off. Security issues from bug finding to reverse engineering will be discussed during Black Hat Windows Security, Jan. 27-28, Seattle.

Earnings

Monday, Jan. 26

  • Lexmark is a printer maker. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 92 cents a share.

  • Texas Instruments is a chip maker. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 19 cents a share.

Tuesday, Jan. 27
  • Amazon is an online retailer. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 29 cents a share.

  • BMC Software develops identification management software. It is expected to report a third-quarter profit of 17 cents a share.

  • Broadcom is a chipset maker. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 16 cents a share.

  • EarthLink is an Internet service provider. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 9 cents a share.

  • Sybase is a database software maker. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 31 cents a share.

Wednesday, Jan. 28
  • Ask Jeeves is a search company. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 11 cents a share.

  • LSI Logic is a chipmaker. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 4 cents a share.

  • Veritas Software is a business applications software company. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 24 cents a share.

Thursday, Jan. 29
  • Cray is a supercomputer maker. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 9 cents a share.

  • Gateway is a computer maker. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 15 cents a share.

  • PeopleSoft is a business applications vendor. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 20 cents a share.

  • RealNetworks is a streaming media provider. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 3 cents a share.

Economic Reports
Monday, Jan. 26
  • Home Sales tracks housing activity. December sales of existing homes are expected to rise to 6.10 million, from 6.06 million the previous month.

Tuesday, Jan. 27
  • Consumer Confidence tracks the results of a broad survey on consumer spending expectations. The January index is expected to rise to 95.1, from 91.3 the previous month.

Wednesday, Jan. 28
  • Home Sales tracks housing activity. December sales of new home sales are expected to rise to 1.1 million, from 1.08 million the previous month.