✦ While the last year seems to have been a positive overall for Microsoft: new hardware, alongside the growth of its software, including Windows 10. 2017 however, starts with a majur layoffs, Microsoft still has plans to slash almost 3,000 jobs, with 700 layoffs said to be announced next week alongside the company’s quarterly earnings report on January 26th.
✦ Google parent company Alphabet (Nasdaq:GOOG) launched in October two new significant products: a Google Pixel smartphone and a Google Home artificial intelligence-enabled smart speaker. The Pixel sold out online.
✦ McDonald’s introducing a new Grand Mac and the Mac Jr – for those who eat with one hand. The move is part of a plan to boost its struggling business.
Will the reports from Microsoft, Alphabet (Google), ebay and Intel – which are due this week – will show growth?
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|Company Name (Symbol)||Date||Time|
|McDonald’s Corporation (MCD)||23/01/2017||Before market opens|
|Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)||24/01/2017||Before market opens|
|Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)||24/01/2017||Before market opens|
|SAP SE (SAP)||24/01/2017||Before market opens|
|Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)||24/01/2017||Before market opens|
|AT&T Inc. (T)||24/01/2017||After market closes|
|Banco Santander, S.A. (SAN)||25/01/2017||Before market opens|
|Boeing Company (BA)||25/01/2017||Before market opens|
|eBay Inc. (EBAY)||25/01/2017||After market closes|
|Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)||26/01/2017||After market closes|
|Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT)||26/01/2017||Before market opens|
|Intel Corporation (INTC)||26/01/2017||After market closes|
|Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)||26/01/2017||After market closes|
|PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL)||26/01/2017||After market closes|
|Unilever NV (UN)||26/01/2017||Before market opens|
|American Airlines Group, Inc. (AAL)||27/01/2017||Before market opens|
|BT Group plc (BT)||27/01/2017||Before market opens|
|Chevron Corporation (CVX)||27/01/2017||Before market opens|