What to Watch in the Day Ahead - Tuesday, Oct 13

Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:28pm EDT
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JPMorgan Chase & Co will kick off bank earnings, posting third-quarter results and holding a
conference call with stock analysts after the market closes. The company is expected to report a
fall in trading revenue, but lower expenses could offset that. Investors will be keen to know
more about the effect of market volatility and lack of clarity around increase in interest rates
on the outlook for the fourth quarter.

Johnson & Johnson is expected to report sharply lower sales and earnings in the third quarter,
as the stronger dollar and weak sales of its consumer devices and consumer healthcare products
more than offset surging sales of its newer prescription drugs.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard will be speaking on U.S. economy and
monetary policy before the National Association for Business Economics 57th annual meeting,
"North America's Place in a Changing World Economy," in Washington. (0800/1200) Later in the
day, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley will preside over an Economic
Club of New York luncheon meeting, with speaker General John Allen, special presidential envoy
for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, in New York. (1145/1545)

Intel Corp, the world's largest chipmaker, is expected to report third-quarter revenue slightly
below analysts' average estimate, according to StarMine data. Intel has been hurt by weak demand
for personal computers and has been expanding its line-up of higher-margin chips used in data
centers. However, the PC business still remains a stronghold for Intel. Research firm Gartner
said worldwide shipments of personal computers fell 7.7 percent in the third quarter as a
stronger dollar made them costlier. Investors will look out for the benefits from cost cuts that
Intel has been implementing to offset some of its revenue weakness.

CSX Corp, the No. 3 U.S. railroad company, will report third-quarter earnings after the market
closes. Analysts will be watching to see how CSX has coped with a steep drop in coal freight
volumes and its impact on earnings. They will also watch for signs of whether the railroad has
managed to maintain solid pricing gains despite a challenging freight market.

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 (Compiled By Nayyar Rasheed in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza)