Apple and Facebook Headline Next Week’s Earnings

Another week, another record finish for U.S. markets.

The S&P 500 closed at a record 1,759.77, closing Friday with a flourish to finish the week up 0.8%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial crossed the 15,500 mark.

A week free of government shutdown or debt ceiling worries pushed volatility down to a two-month low. Where the market goes from here could depend on the strength of next week’s earnings.

A number of big-name companies report third-quarter results next week. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) kicks things off after the bell on Monday, hoping to sustain its recent rebound. The second-largest company in the world, Exxon (NYSE: XOM), reports on Thursday.

Other intriguing earnings reports next week include Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX).

Here are some other headliners as we enter a busy – and potentially pivotal – earnings week:

Monday

  • Apple

Tuesday

  • LinkedIn (NASDAQ: LNKD)
  • U.S. Steel (NYSE: X)

Wednesday

  • Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA)
  • Facebook
  • General Motors (NYSE: GM)
  • Starbucks
  • Visa (NYSE: V)

Thursday

  • ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP)
  • Exxon
  • Mastercard (NYSE: MA)
  • Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC)

Friday

  • Chevron
  • The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO)
  • The Madison Square Garden Company (NASDAQ: MSG)
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