The week ahead: July 27, 2020

Here’s the market summary for the week of July 27, 2020:

Key earnings

  • Hasbro (HAS), NXP Semi (NXPI) on July 27
  • Centene (CNC), McDonald’s (MCD), Pfizer (PFE), 3M (MMM), Visa (V), Starbucks (SBUX), eBay (EBAY), AMD (AMD) on July 28
  • Boeing (BA), General Electric (GE), General Motors (GM), Spotify (SPOT) Facebook (FB), PayPal (PYPL), Qualcomm (QCOM), Shopify (SHOP) on July 29
  • Comcast (CMCSA), UPS (UPS), Procter & Gamble (PG), Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), Kraft Heinz (KHC), DuPont (DD), Valero Energy (VLO), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Alphabet (GOOGL), Ford (F), MGM Resorts (MGM), Gilead Sciences (GILD) on July 30
  • Exxon Mobil (XOM), Phillips 66 (PSX), Chevron (CVX), Merck (MRK), Caterpillar (CAT) on July 31

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