The top 5 stories to look out for this week

Will online streaming dent Disney’s results? (Q1, Tue)
Star Wars VII has broken box office records and Frozen 2 is likely to be a big hit, but Disney's cable TV channels, including ESPN, could be a weak spot as consumers turn to online streaming.

Janet Yellen testimony to the Financial Services Committee (3pm UK time, Wed)
Will US Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen be forced on the defensive over US interest-rate policy, heaping further pressure on the dollar?

Can Tesla Motors stay ahead? (Q4, Wed)
Tesla leads the race to be number one electronic car manufacturer, but slower-than-forecast production could give potential new entrants Apple and Google a chance to catch up.

Is Twitter set for a buyout? (Q4, Wed)
Twitter shares have rebounded over private-equity buyout rumours. Another disappointing quarter of monthly active user growth is expected, but weak earnings could be cushioned by a potential bid.

Can Rolls-Royce shares take off again? (Full-year, Fri)
Will recent aircraft orders help Rolls-Royce call time on the dramatic share price declines seen since last summer, or will the shares continue to come under pressure?

Selected UK & US company earnings

Monday

Diamond Offshore Drilling (US) - Q4
Hasbro (US) - Q4
Quotient (US) - Q3
Twenty-First Century Fox (US) - Q2
Yelp (US) - Q4

Tuesday

Coca-Cola (US) - Q4
Redrow (UK) - Half-year
STERIS (US) - Q3
Viacom (US) - Q1
VTTI Energy Partners (US) - Q4
Walt Disney (US) - Q1
Western Union (US) - Q4

Wednesday

ARM Holdings (UK) - Full-year
CenturyLink (US) - Q4
Cisco Systems (US) - Q2
Dunelm Group (UK) - Half-year
Expedia (US) - Q4
Markit (US) - Q4
Prudential Financial (US) - Q4
Tesla Motors (US) - Q4
Time Warner (US) - Q4
Tullow Oil (UK) - Full-year
Twitter (US) - Q4
Whole Foods Market (US) - Q1
Zynga (US) - Q4

Thursday

AIG (US) - Q4
Ashmore Group (UK) - Half-year            
Avon Products (US) - Q4
CBS (US) - Q4
Groupon (US) - Q4
Henderson Group (UK) - Full-year
Kellogg (US) - Q4
Informa (UK) - Full-year
Molson Coors Brewing (US) - Q4
PepsiCo (US) - Q4
TripAdvisor (US) - Q4
Rio Tinto (UK) - Full-year

Friday

Monitise (UK) - Half-year
Rolls-Royce (UK) - Full-year

Company announcements are subject to change. All the events listed above were correct at the time of writing.

 

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