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 - The Week Ahead I "nvestors will learn more in...
The Week Ahead I "nvestors will learn more in the week ahead about the strength of corporate corporate earnings, the weakness In the housing market, and the difficultly of guessing what the Federal Reserve will do about interest rates. Ring's from Aft>te Inc. (AAPL), dtfe out after Monday's session, will be first affidng major technol- id^eemitentes this week. TtttM Mlfetiffttfitl IrtC. fTXN, $0.$0 , eW$0.4Spvs)JoinsAppte Monday. lofe.(AMzM, • .- $>.18/$0.05) reports on Tuesday. ;;Boih Mtert»6ft Corp. (MSFT, .' $639Y$d.S5) arid Motorola Inc. J JMOT, $0.64/$0.34) release results Differ Thursday's session. 'Appl*(AAPL) $170.42 so ' 06: ' 07 Mil ID 04 01 O2 03 04 . Source: Thciffison Financial the housing market More bad news is expected from the •jousing market in the week ahead. 3oth existing home sales, due out Wednesday, and new home sales, Sxpected Friday, are predicted to continue continue their steady decline. MONTH April May June •July August Sept. (eat.) EXISTING 6,010 5,980 5,760 5,750 5,500 5,300 NEW 907 861 835 867 795 785 Source: Thomson Financial Dow Industrials 31 Aside from Microsoft, a handful of ''•Dow Jones Industrial average components components are due out with earnings ;, in the coming week. Merck & Co., „ out Monday, Is expected to post a :^5 percent jump In profit on a per• per• share basis. Other Dow companies li; out With earnings Include AT4T !, |nc. (t $Q.71/$0.63) and chemical maker DuPont & Co. (DD, j, SO.S2/$0.49), both outtuesday, and aircraft maker Boeing Co. . (BA,$U4/$0.89) on Wednesday. ~ ktorck ft Co. (MRK) $53.11 i $6 ° '06i'07 I 50 40 EPS Durable goods orders MO. CHG. A 1.0% M -2.4 J 1.8 J 6.1 MM ^M est. • •Hi Q3 04 Q1 Q2 03 Source: Thomson Financial Hie economy The other economic reports due out this week should give Wall Street few rlues as to what the : ed may decide on merest rates at its •neeting Oct. 30-31— aven Fed Chairman 3en Bernanke said : riday assessing the economy "remains a formidable chal- enge." Orders for durable goods, or big- ticket factory Items, are expected to gain in September after a very weak August, in a report due Thursday. Oil prices will likely move again on Wednesday's Energy Department inventory inventory report. The Labor Department •eleases its weekly report on first-time unemployment claims Thursday—this oast week's claims were surprisingly nigh—while the University of Michigan ssues its final October consumer sentiment sentiment index on Friday. -4.9 Stest.) 1.5 Source: Thomson Financial - Michael J. Martinez, E. Flach • AP

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  1. The Daily Intelligencer,
  2. 21 Oct 2007, Sun,
  3. Page 39

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