Sarah Roden

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Sarah writes about stock market news for TipRanks. She graduated as member of Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia.

What to Watch for: October 27-31


It’s the peak of the season for quarterly reports. Stay one step ahead with this week’s big headlines:

Tuesday, October 28:

  • Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), the social network giant, will release 3Q results after the stock market’s opening bell on Tuesday, October 28th.
  • Analyst consensus: EPS $0.40 non-GAAP and revenue of $3.12B; y/y increase of 54.7%
    • What to watch for: Profit derived from Instagram and video advertising; effect FB 3Q will have on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Zynga.
    • Current analyst consensus on TipRanks: Strong Buy.
  • Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), an American pharmaceutical corporation, will release its 3Q results before the opening bell on October 28th.
    • Analyst consensus: EPS $0.55 and sales of $12.22B; a slight y/y decrease from $0.58 and 12.58B, respectively.
    • Current analyst consensus on TipRanks: Moderate Buy.
  • Other 3Q releases: Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD); DuPont (NYSE: DD); Sanofi-Aventis Sa (NYSE: SNY); Novartis (NYSE:NVS); Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC); and Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET).

Wednesday, October 29:

  • Visa (NYSE: V), an American financial services corporation, will release its Q4 results after the opening bell on Wednesday, October 29th.
    • Analyst consensus: $2.10 non-GAAP and revenue of $3.15B; y/y increase of 5%
    • What to watch for: Visa’s 4Q report’s effect on other financial service providers such as MasterCard and American Express.
    • Current analyst consensus on TipRanks: Moderate Buy.
  • Other 3Q releases: Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB); Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE: ABX); Agnico Eagle (NYSE: AEM); WellPoint (NYSE: WLP); Kraft Foods Group (NASDAQ: KRFT)

Thursday: October 30:    

  • Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX ), an omnipresent coffee chain, is set to release 4Q results before the bell on Thursday, October 30th.
    • What to watch for: Starbucks performance in China and introduction of new app that allows customers to pre-order coffee.
    • Current analyst consensus on TipRanks: Moderate Buy.
  • Other 3Q releases: MasterCard (NYSE: MA); Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ: MYL); Time Warner Cable. (NYSE: TWC); Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM); Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG); Cigna (NYSE: CI).

Friday, October 31:

  • 3Q releases: Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX); Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM); AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV).

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