With Q4 earnings season upon us, here are the earnings reports you should be paying close attention to the next couple months.

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Earnings season is upon us, that window of time following each quarter during which the management of publicly traded companies release and discuss the performance of their companies.

The first-quarter earnings period is perhaps the most important of the year, as it is a window into how companies performed during the ultra-competitive holiday shopping season.

Certainly some earnings reports are more important than others.

If you own a certain stock then that company’s earnings report is likely to be more important to you than it might be to others who don’t own it. But there are some companies whose earnings reports offer all investors insight into entire sections of the economy or have the potential to move the entire market. FedEx (NYSE: FDX), Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) and CSX (NYSE: CSX) are a few examples that I’ve highlighted below.

Others made my earnings calendar list because they have been battleground stocks recently or are likely to be affected by something in the next few months. Earnings season also gives us a chance to ask questions of management and gauge how much we like their responses.

Here is a calendar of major earnings reports that I will be watching this earnings season:

Jan. 13 Earnings Reports

  • CSX (NYSE: CSX)
  • Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI)

Jan. 14 Earnings Reports

Jan. 15 Earnings Reports

  • Bank of America (NYSE: BAC)
  • Citigroup (NYSE: C)
  • Intel (Nasdaq: INTC)
  • Slumberger (NYSE: SLB)

Jan. 16 Earnings Reports

  • Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS)

Jan. 19 Earnings Reports

  • Delta Airlines (NYSE: DAL)

Jan. 20 Earnings Reports

  • Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI)
  • Halliburton (NYSE: HAL)
  • Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS)
  • Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX)

Jan. 21 Earnings Reports

  • eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY)

Jan. 22 Earnings Reports

  • Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK)
  • Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)
  • Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX)
  • Verizon (NYSE: VZ)

Jan. 23 Earnings Reports

Jan. 26 Earnings Reports

  • American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL)
  • Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA)

Jan. 27 Earnings Reports

  • Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL)
  • AT&T (NYSE: T)
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb (NYSE: BMY)
  • Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT)
  • JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU)
  • Pfizer (NYSE: PFE)
  • Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO)

Jan. 28 Earnings Reports

  • Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN)
  • ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM)
  • Facebook (Nasdaq: FB)

Jan. 29 Earnings Reports

  • Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL)
  • Visa (NYSE: V)

Jan. 30 Earnings Reports

  • MasterCard (NYSE: MA)

Feb. 5 Earnings Reports

  • LinkedIn (Nasdaq: LNKD)
  • Twitter (Nasdaq: TWTR)

Feb. 17 Earnings Reports

  • SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY)
  • Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq: SAVE)
  • Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA)

Feb. 19 Earnings Reports

  • Walmart (NYSE: WMT)

Feb. 23 Earnings Reports

  • Transocean (NYSE: RIG)

Feb. 24 Earnings Reports

  • Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF)
  • American Water Works Company (NYSE: AWK)

Feb. 25 Earnings Reports

  • Sears Holdings (Nasdaq: SHLD)

Feb. 26 Earnings Reports

  • 3D Systems (Nasdaq: DDD)
  • SeaDrill (NYSE: SDRL)
  • Tesco (Nasdaq: TESO)

March 5 Earnings Reports

  • Costco (Nasdaq: COST)

March 10 Earnings Reports

  • American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO)

March 18 Earnings Reports

  • FedEx (NYSE: FDX)
  • General Mills (NYSE: GIS)

March 19 Earnings Reports

  • Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI)

March 20 Earnings Reports

  • Tiffany & Co (NYSE: TIF)

Tomorrow I’ll begin sharing why I’m so interested in some of these earnings reports and why they should matter to you too. Several of these earnings reports will give us tremendous insight into entire industries or sectors. Several have the potential to move the market.

Disclosure: I personally own shares of Apple, SeaDrill and Walmart.

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