Top 5 Earnings For This Coming Week (BX, AMAT, WMT, DE, HPQ)

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This coming week is going to be dominated by 5 top earnings.  We have included the name and a link through to a full earnings preview we did for each on Friday, although we are providing the basic estimates for basic numbers expected.  There are many others reporting, but you’ll notice thta there are 5 top earnings for traders to focus on and these are the ones that will impact elsewhere:

On Monday morning, you’ll get to see THE BLACKSTONE GROUP (NYSE:BX), and this is the one to watch for hints on private equity going forward.  Basic Estimates: $0.46 EPS.

On Tuesday morning we get earnings out of Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT).  They might be boring, but their earnings and forecast can still be used as a guage for about 40% of the economy.  Basic Estimates: $0.77 EPS and $92.75 Billion in revenues.

On Tuesday, get ready for Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT).  This one didn’t get the down market memo, so watch what Applied has to say to see if it can keep its upward momentum.  Basic estimates:  $0.32 EPS and $2.53 Billion in revenues.

On Wednesday, Deere & Co. (NYSE:DE) will show us earnings and let is know if they deserve to go back up from being on a long-term uptrend up until last week.  Basic estimates: $1.99 EPS and $6.65 Billion revenues.

On Thursday, you’ll get to see Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) results.  Great expectations are going to be demanded, particularly since it has held up so well. basic estimates: $0.65 EPS and revenues of $24 Billion.

Jon C. Ogg
August 11, 2007

Jon Ogg can be reached at jonogg@247wallst.com; he does not own securities in the companies he covers.