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Week Ahead 26th April 2021
An article by • Published May 10, 2021

Week Ahead: 26th April 2021

Major companies such as Amazon (ticker:
$AMZN
​), Tesla (ticker:
$TSLA
​), Microsoft (ticker:
$MSFT
​) among others report their quarterly results in a week packed full of earnings announcements. Industries in spotlight include - consumer staples, semiconductors, internet software and electric vehicles. Netflix (ticker:
$NFLX
​) won 7 awards, highest number among all major motion picture studios at the Oscars on last Saturday, April 24th, so expect the company to be in headlines early this week. Investors are expected to pay close attention to Federal Reserve Jerome Powell's speech after the FOMC meeting on Wednesday, April 28th. COVID-19 surge in India​ in recent weeks will be a concern again for investors as the new variants in India are highly contagious in nature.
Key Earnings Announcements:
April 26th - Tesla (ticker:
$TSLA
​), NXP Semiconductors (ticker:
$NXP
)
April 27th - Advanced Micro Devices (ticker:
$AMD
​), Alphabet (ticker:
$GOOG
), Microsoft (ticker:
$MSFT
​), Starbucks (ticker:
$SBUX
)
April 28th - United Microelectronics (ticker:
$UMC
​), Shopify (ticker:
$SHOP
​), Facebook (ticker:
$FB
​)
April 29th - Amazon (ticker:
$AMZN
​), Nio (ticker:
$NIO
​), Domino's Pizza (ticker:
$DPZ
), Twitter (ticker:
$TWTR
), Boeing (ticker:
$BA
)
April 30th - ExxonMobil (ticker:
$XOM
​), Chevron (ticker:
$CVX
​), Clorox (ticker:
$CLX
)

Protip: Follow quarterly earnings results by tracking press releases on company pages by clicking on ticker tags (once they become available)
Investor Events To Watch Out For:
April 26th - I-Mab (ticker:
$IMAB
) R&D Day
April 28th - Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's press conference on Interest Rate Decision

Dividend Watch:
Apple (ticker:
$AAPL
) is expected to raise dividend to its pre-pandemic levels of around $0.77 per share
HP Enterprise (ticker:
$HPE
​) is expected to raise dividend on its regular cycle

Major Economic Events:
April 28th - Federal Funds (Interest) Rate decision from the U.S. Federal Reserve
April 29th - GDP Growth Rate for first quarter 2021 from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
April 30th - Personal Income and Personal Spending for March 2021 from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis 

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