PowerHouse Week for Economic Calendar

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by: Michael Shaffer

This week's economic calendar kicks off Monday at 10 a.m. with Consumer Confidence. Tuesday we have GDP-adv. at 8:30 a.m. followed by the Chicago PMI at 9:45 a.m. and Crude Inventories at 10:30 a.m.

While the recent run-up in Crude prices has many looking for this week's inventories report the market will be waiting anxiously for Tuesday's 2:15 p.m. FOMC policy statement. General consensus amongst investors calls for a 25 basis point cut at the meeting. Wednesday at 8:30 we have Personal Spending, Core PCE Inflation and Initial Claims.

This week's economic calendar is a powerhouse on the earnings front with a large portion of the S&P 500 reporting. In the table below I have listed some of the more notable companies reporting this week.

Monday October 29th

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG)

Ashland (NYSE:ASH)

Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP)

HERTZ CORP (NYSE:HTZ)

Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM)

Kellogg Co. (NYSE:K)

Northwest Airlines Corporation (NWA)

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI)

RadioShack Corporation (NYSE:RSH)

Verizon (NYSE:VZ)

Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC)

Tuesday October 30th

ACTIONS SEMICONDUCTOR CO LTD (NASDAQ:ACTS)

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE:ASX)

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP)

BASF (OTCQX:BASFY)

Beckman Coulter (NYSE:BEC)

Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE:BMS)

Ceradyne (CRDN)

China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP)

Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL)

Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC)

Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH)

Corn Products International (CPO)

Energizer, Inc. (NYSE:ENR)

FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE)

FirstService (FSRV)

FREIGHTCAR AMERICA INC (NASDAQ:RAIL)

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)

Luxottica Group (NYSE:LUX)

Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE:MLM)

Newport Corporation (NASDAQ:NEWP)

Perot Systems (NYSE:PER)

Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG)

Standard Motor Products (NYSE:SMP)

The PMI Group, Inc. (PMI)

UBS (NYSE:UBS
)

Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN)

Wednesday October 31th

Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP)

ALCATEL-LUCENT (ALU)

Cabot (NYSE:CBT)

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB)

GlobalSantaFe Corp. (NYSE:GSF)

Manitowoc (NYSE:MTW)

Omnicare (NYSE:OCR)

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU)

Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL)

Sanofi-Aventis (NYSE:SNY)

Transocean Inc. (NYSE:RIG)

Visteon Corporation (NYSE:VC)

Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY)

Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN)

Thursday November 1st

ABN Amro Holdings (ABN)

American Superconductor (NASDAQ:BEBE)

CABELAS INC (NYSE:CAB)

Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY)

Cbeyond Inc. (NASDAQ:CBEY)

CBS CORP NEW (NYSE:CBS)

Coinstar, Inc. (CSTR)

Credit Suisse Group (NYSE:CS)

CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS)

Eastman Kodak Company (EK)

Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO)

ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)

Global Industries (NASDAQ:GLBL-OLD)

Human Genome Sciences (HGSI)

ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMGN)

LaBarge, Inc. (NYSEMKT:LB-OLD)

Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)

Neurogen Corporation (NRGN)

Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ:NMRX)

O'Charleys Inc (NASDAQ:CHUX)

OfficeMax (NYSE:OMX)

Otter Tail Power (NASDAQ:OTTR)

Owens Corning (NYSE:OC)

Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG)

Rowan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:RDC)

Ruddick Corporation (RDK)

Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S)

Swift Energy (NYSE:SFY)

Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM)

Tesoro Corporation (NYSE:TSO)

Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN)

Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL)

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)

West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST)

Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK)

Friday November 2nd

Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH)

Elizabeth Arden (NASDAQ:RDEN)

Pioneer Drilling Company (PDC)

The Washington Post Company (WPO)