Weekly earnings calendar w/c 14 November 2016

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Find out more about this week's important market events and view our key company earnings schedule.

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Skills shortage could hit Taylor Wimpey's plans Monday: Taylor Wimpey's Q3 update is likely to paint a positive picture, despite concerns over housebuilders attracting the skilled workforce needed to build extra housing.

Can easyJet's share price pull out of its nosedive? Tuesday: Last week's profit-warning from Ryanair could be a forward indicator for this week's quarterly update from easyJet, where the share price has declined 40% in a difficult year for the airline sector.

Will telecomms investors receive a clear signal? Tuesday: Competition from the discount and quad-play packages of BT and  Sky is a rising concern for telecom giants Vodafone and TalkTalk, both of which are trying to up the ante on their own offerings.

US retailers report ahead of Black Friday Tuesday to Thursday: A number of big US retailers update the market this week, giving some insight into the health of the US consumer. Home Depot, TK-Maxx-owner TJX, Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Staples are all due report.

Can Royal Mail deliver a positive update? Thursday: When Royal Mail last reported, shares hit a 52-week high, but they have slipped since Brexit. The UK delivery giant needs to continue making inroads into parcel delivery, and expand its efforts in Europe to offset a declining letter volume.

Was Salesforce right to unfollow Twitter? Thursday: Touted as a possible buyer of Twitter, Salesforce opted against making the move. Results this week will help determine if that was the right decision.

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Selected UK & US company earnings schedule Monday 14 November Results Advance Auto Parts (US) Q3 AECOM (US) Q4 Ithaca Energy (UK) Q3 TransDigm (US) Q4 Redcentric (UK) Half-year Taylor Wimpey (UK) Q3 sales Tuesday 15 November  Results Agilent Technologies (US) Q4 BTG (UK) Half-year Carclo (UK) Half-year easyJet (UK) Full-year Enterprise Inns (UK) Full-year Firstgroup (US) Half-year Home Depot (UK) Q3 Intermediate Capital (UK) Half-year Land Securities (UK) Half-year McCarthy & Stone (UK) Full-year McKay Securities (UK) Half-year Oxford Instruments (UK) Half-year Premier Foods (UK) Half-year Renold (UK) Half-year TalkTalk (UK) Half-year TJX Cos (US) Q3 Vodafone (UK) Half-year Wednesday 16 November  Results Avon Rubber (UK) Full-year British Land (UK) Half-year Cisco Systems (US) Q1 Fenner (UK) Full-year ICAP (UK) Half-year L Brands (US) Q3 Lowe's (US) Q3 NetApp (US) Q2 Speedy Hire (UK) Half-year Target (US) Q3 Thursday 17 November  Results Applied Materials (US) Q4 Atkins WS (UK) Half-year Best Buy (US) Q3 Dart Group (UK) Half-year Gap (US) Q3 Great Portland Estates (UK) Half-year Helmerich & Payne (US) Q4 Johnson Matthey (UK) Half-year Majestic Wine (UK) Half-year NewRiver Retail (UK) Half-year QinetiQ Group (UK) Half-year Ross Stores (US) Q3 Royal Mail (UK) Half-year Salesforce (US) Q3 Shanks Group (UK) Half-year Staples (US) Q3 Walmart Stores (US) Q3 Friday 18 November Results Abercrombie & Fitch (US) Q3 Electrocomponents (UK) Half-year Foot Locker (US) Q3

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

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