The week ahead: 18/10/21
The earnings come thick and fast this week, including big names such as Proctor & Gamble, Netflix, Tesla, Verizon, IBM, United Airlines, Intel, AT&T, Unilever, Barclays, American Airlines and American Express. While the macroeconomic data schedule is less hectic, CPI figures on Wednesday will give us a guide to inflation in the UK and the eurozone.
Monday 18 October
On Monday the Chinese Q3 GDP will reveal the effect of weakness in the real estate sector and energy shortages. We’ll also get Chinese and US industrial production figures. Among the earnings, look out for financial services firms State Street and Zions Bancorp, and steel producer Steel Dynamics.
Tuesday 19 October
Notable companies reporting to the market on Tuesday include mobile maker Ericsson, consumer goods firm Proctor & Gamble, TV streamer Netflix (recently adding new revenue streams in gaming and merchandise), cigarette firm Philip Morris, surgical equipment producer Intuitive, railroad Kansas City Southern, insurer Travelers, marketing group Omnicom, and banks BNY Mellon, Fifth Third and Synchrony. Keep an eye out in the US for the latest building permits and housing starts data.
Wednesday 20 October
Early on Wednesday we’ll get the latest Japanese trade balance, followed later in the day by eurozone and UK CPI data. The IMF last week warned that high inflation could impair the UK recovery. A slew of earnings includes electric vehicle pioneer Tesla, telecoms multinational Verizon, computer firm IBM, healthcare company Abbott Labs, clean energy firm NextEra, health insurance provider Anthem, flight operator United Airlines, credit risk assessor Equifax, railroads CSX and Canadian Pacific, and financial services firms Discover, Northern Trust, Comerica and First Horizon.
Thursday 21 October
The earnings keep coming on Thursday, including chip manufacturer Intel, telecoms firm AT&T, manufacturing conglomerate Danaher, enterprise software firm SAP, consumer goods multinational Unilever, railroad Union Pacific, camera app Snapchat, insurance broker Marsh McLennan, investment manager Blackstone, robotics company ABB, UK bank Barclays, fuel producer Valero, and US carrier American Airlines. After the CBI industrial trends orders in the UK, we’ll look to the Philadephia Fed manufacturing index and US existing home sales.
Friday 22 October
The latest national CPI is released in Japan early on Friday, before UK retail sales later in the morning. We’ll also see the latest manufacturing and services PMI data for France, Germany, the eurozone and the US. Quarterly updates come from Dow component American Express (which recently announced its plans to offer virtual cards to US businesses), industrial tech firm Roper, oilfield services company Schlumberger, clothing brand portfolio VF, and hotel group InterContinental.
Published: 18 October 2021
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