View the week's key company earnings schedule and important stories to watch (25 April-1 May 2016)


US earnings season: social media stocks go head to head

, LinkedIn and Facebook release Q1 results this week. The numbers will give valuable insights into which of the three big-name companies is winning the social media race. 

6 other stories to look out for this week

1. MON 25 APR
Will Apple shine again?
The tech giant has lost its allure in recent quarters, but Apple's shares have risen 20% from this year’s lows. Will sales of the new iPhone 6 SE impress?

2. TUE 26 APR
Can BP Q1 results plug the hole?
Can first-quarter earnings ease BP's woes following a 91% profit slump last quarter that sent shares to their lowest since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill? 

3. WED 27 APR
Barclays, Lloyds and RBS report 
Barclays kicks off earnings from the top UK banks  this week. Wild markets have made it a tough first quarter for new Barlays CEO Jes Staley.

4. WED 27 APR
Pharmaceuticals earnings 
Earnings from the healthcare sector this week include GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer, Sanofi, Shire, AstraZeneca as well as embattled Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

5. WED 27 APR
Will Home Retail satisfy Sainsbury’s shareholders?
Sainsbury&rsquo s shareholders will keep a close eye on Home Retail’s full-year earnings after the supermarket agreed to buy the owner of Argos for £1.4bn.

6. THU 28 APR
Can Amazon make it rain?
The US online retail giant has confirmed that its Q1 earnings will be released this Thursday, after they postponed the announcement last week.


Selected company earnings (25-29 April)

Monday 25 AprilResults
Allied Minds (UK)Full-year
Apple (US)Q2
Halliburton (US)Q1
Xerox (US)Q2
Tuesday 26 AprilResults
3M (US)Q1
Bayer (DE)Q1
BP (UK)Q1 (UK)Full-year
Cambian Group (UK)Full-year
Capital One (US)Q1
eBay (US)Q1
Freeport-McMoRan (US)Q1
Hershey (US)Q1
Horizon Discovery (UK)Full-year
Lockheed Martin (US)Q1
McGraw Hill (US)Q1
Procter & Gamble (US)Q3
Redefine International (UK)Half-year
Twitter (US)Q1
Whitbread (UK)Full-year
Wednesday 27 AprilResults
Barclays (UK)Q1
Boeing (US)Q1
Facebook (US)Q1
Fenner (UK)Half-year
GlaxoSmithKline (UK)Q1
Hilton Worldwide (US)Q1
Home Retail Group (UK)Full-year
Lear Corp (US)Q1
Marriot International (US) Q1
Nasdaq (US)Q1
PayPal (US)Q1
Rockwell Automation (US)Q2
Texas Instruments (US)Q1
United Technologies (US)Q1
Thursday 28 AprilResults
Acadia Healthcare (US)Q1 (US)Q1
CME Group (US)Q1
Coca-Cola Enterprises (US)Q1
Colgate-Palmolive (US)Q1
Domino's Pizza (US)Q1
Dunkin' Brands Group (US)Q1
Expedia (US)Q1
Ford Motor (US)Q1
Groupon (US)Q1
Invesco (US)Q1
Juniper Networks (US)Q1
LinkedIn (US)Q1
Lloyds Banking (UK)Q1
MasterCard (US)Q1
National Instruments (US)Q1
Oxford Biomedica (UK)Full-year
Petropavlovsk (UK)Full-year
Time Warner Cable (US)Q1
U and I Group (UK)Full-year
United Parcel Service (US)Q1
Viacom (US)Q2
Western Digital (US)Q3
Friday 29 AprilResults
AstraZeneca (UK)Q1
Cabot Oil & Gas (US)Q1
Chevron (US)Q1
Exxon Mobil (US)Q1
Host Hotels & Resorts (US)Q1
International Consolidated Airlines (UK)Q1
Legg Mason (US)Q4
Moody's (US)Q1
Royal Bank of Scotland (UK)Q1
Sanofi (FR)Q1
Seagate Technology (US)Q3
Shire (UK)Q1
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (US)Q1

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