Tale of the Tape

Good evening, everyone. This week should be a hoot. 

Nearly 900 companies are scheduled to report earnings. It’s an earnings bonanza! Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google all post numbers Thursday after market close. See the calendar below.

Stimulus talks are still stalled and the election is only 2 weeks away. We’ll see if any progress will be made in the week ahead.

Here’s the weekly S&P 500 chart and last week’s changes. 

S&P 5003,465-0.53%
Russell 20001,640+0.41%
Dow Jones28,335-0.95%
Weekly Percent Changes

Mega-Cap Tech 🇺🇸

The 5 largest US companies all report earnings this week. 

Microsoft will kick things off on Tuesday. 

Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google will go on Thursday. 

Here are the mega-cap tech stocks weekly charts: 

Microsoft $MSFT

Apple $AAPL

Amazon $AMZN

Facebook $FB

Google $GOOGL

Which stock will move the most on earnings? Time will tell. 

Dunkin’ Could Go Private

Dunkin’ Brands is in talks to be acquired by private equity-backed Inspire Brands. 

These aren’t just rumors… a Dunkin’ spokeswoman said this:

Dunkin’ Brands confirms that it has held preliminary discussions to be acquired by Inspire Brands.

If the deal gets done Inspire will take Dunkin’ private at $106.5/share. $DNKN closed on Friday at $88.79.

Here’s Bloomberg with more.

Sunday Links:

👏 Making an Impact

⚫️ Consistency Leads To Everything

🏈 The Boardroom: Out of Office | Michael Vick

🌴 The World’s First Mechanical Tree Prototype Is To Be Built at ASU Next Year

🚔 Arizona Wildcats Men’s Basketball Team Charged With Nine Alleged NCAA Rules Violations

🎙 Masters in Business: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates

🖼 Banksy Painting Sells for $10M, Surpassing Its High Estimate

The Week Ahead 

And now a brief and well-organized look ahead at the trading week beginning Monday, October 26th, 2020:

Economic Calendar:

  • 10/26  September New Home Sales (10:00 AM ET)
  • 10/27  October Consumer Confidence (10:00 AM ET)
  • 10/30  September Personal Income (8:30 AM ET)
  • 10/30  September Personal Spending (8:30 AM ET)

Here’s the full Economic Calendar provided by Briefing

Earnings Calendar:

Be sure to know when your stocks are reporting. Here’s the earnings calendar