The Week Ahead

April 24, 2005


Existing-home sales for March

Earnings: Kimberly- Clark Corp., SBC Communications Inc., Cendant Corp., Chubb Corp., Exelon Corp.


Consumer confidence for April; new-home sales for March

Durable goods orders for March

Earnings: 7-Eleven Inc., Countrywide Financial Corp., DuPont, Hilton Hotels Corp., Imclone Systems Inc., Lexmark International Inc., Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., Omnicom Group Inc., Sara Lee Corp., T. Rowe Price Group Inc., U.S. Steel Corp., American Express Co., W Co., Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., Inc.


Earnings: Blockbuster Inc., Boeing Co., Colgate-Palmolive Co., ConocoPhillips, Louisiana- Pacific Corp., Moody's Corp., Norfolk Southern Corp., Verizon Communications, Anheuser- Busch Cos., Equity Office Properties Trust, Stanley Works, Starbucks Corp.


Advance first-quarter gross domestic product

Earnings: Aetna Inc., American International Group Inc., Andrew Corp., Black & Decker Corp., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Comcast Corp., Dow Chemical Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., Georgia-Pacific Corp., Gillette Co., Kellogg Co., NCR Corp., Nextel Communications Inc., Nicor Inc., Raytheon Co., Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., Unocal Corp., Waste Management Inc., Wendy's International Inc., Gateway Inc., Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Microsoft Corp., Pitney Bowes Inc.


Personal income and spending for March

Revised consumer sentiment for April

Earnings: Archer- Daniels- Midland Co., Cardinal Health Inc., Clear Channel Communications Inc., Procter & Gamble Co.

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