This week, tech stocks took center stage in earnings season. Next week, big oil, entertainment stocks and consumer staples move to the forefront.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) were among the biggest names to report in this technology-heavy earnings week. Quarterly results gave Apple and Facebook much-needed kicks in the pants; Amazon shares also rose despite weaker-than-expected earnings.
Next week’s earnings slate doesn’t bring nearly as much excitement. Companies like Chevron (NYSE: CVX), Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) lack the same sizzle as Apple and Facebook, with their talks of blowout iPhone sales and record mobile revenue. But for all the bluster of this week’s tech earnings, the markets still had their first down week since June.
Perhaps less bluster and more substance next week will bring better fortune for the market – and start another winning streak.
Here are some of the more noteworthy companies that will report earnings next week:
- Herbalife (NYSE: HLF)
- 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD)
- Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD)
- Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA)
- Mastercard (NYSE: MA)
- Trulia (NYSE: TRLA)
- Yelp (NYSE: YELP)
- Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM)
- DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV)
- LinkedIn (NASDAQ: LNKD)
- Procter & Gamble
- Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC)