Alcoa (NYS: AA) and JPMorgan Chase kicked off earnings season last week with mixed results -- Alcoa beat only after the exclusion of one-time expenses, while JPMorgan dominated bottom-line estimates. This week, more than a third of the index's components will follow their lead.
Johnson & Johnson
Bank of America
Source: The Wall Street Journal's Market Data Center.
Of the 12 components to report over the next five days, traders will be watching the results from Intel (NAS: INTC) , Microsoft (NAS: MSFT) , and Bank of America (NYS: BAC) particularly closely. Intel warned analysts earlier in the quarter that its revenue would be lower than originally forecasted due to "weaker than expected demand in the challenging macroeconomic environment." Meanwhile, Microsoft took a hit last month after reports surfaced that Windows 8 isn't ready for release slated for the end of October. Finally, Bank of America rounds out the four too-big-to-fail banks by reporting on Wednesday.
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