A look at business events during the week
MONDAY: Microsoft discusses its latest quarterly financial results during a 2:30 p.m. conference call with analysts, webcast at microsoft.com/investor. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expect the Redmond company to report a profit of 71 cents a share, down from 78 cents a year ago. Items of interest: holiday sales of Xboxes and other gadgets, and the continuing shift toward selling subscription-based cloud services.
TUESDAY: S&P/Dow Jones Indexes release the November S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home-price index, which includes the Seattle area.
WEDNESDAY: Boeing reports its fourth-quarter results after a record year of jet deliveries and yet another spike in orders. A 7:30 a.m. teleconference with Boeing CEO Jim McNerney will be webcast at boeing.com/companyoffices/financial. ... The online auction for the former Federal Reserve Bank’s branch building in downtown Seattle is scheduled to close.
THURSDAY: Amazon.com reports fourth-quarter earnings and holds a 2 p.m. conference call with analysts, webcast at www.amazon.com/ir. Analysts expect the Seattle company to earn 18 cents a share, after two consecutive quarters of losses, on sales of $29.71 billion. ... Costco Wholesale holds its annual shareholders meeting at 4 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Shareholders will vote on several proposals, including executive compensation and a bid to require that two-thirds of board members have less than 15 years of tenure.