Fourth-quarter earnings season kicked off this week with a collective…eh.
Alcoa (NYSE: AA), the aluminum producer that doubles as the unofficial earnings-season groundhog, and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), the first of the big banks to report, both released mixed earnings this week. Neither report really told us much about what to expect in the weeks to come. Investor reaction to the ambiguous earnings was understandably muted, as stocks gained just 0.8% this week.
Perhaps next week will give us a clearer gauge.
Four of the remaining five big banks are scheduled to report Q4 earnings. Several other big-name tech companies are also set to report.
So if you’re feeling unsure about what to expect this earnings season – don’t fret. The reports listed below should give us an idea of which way the markets may be headed:
- EBay (NASDAQ: EBAY)
- Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS)
- Wendy’s (NASDAQ: WEN)
- American Express (NYSE: AXP)
- Bank of America (NYSE: BAC)
- Citigroup (NYSE: C)
- Intel (NASDAQ: INTC)
- General Electric (NYSE: GE)
- Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS)