Firms are Facing Rising Pressure To Meet High Shareholder Expectations

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Executive Summary

  • Inflation fears, supply chain hiccups and labor challenges are top issues for many companies this earnings season

  • We profile three firms that have been active on the acquisition front, yet face rising pressure to meet high shareholder expectations

  • Unusual reporting dates and preliminary earnings guidance are key events traders must keep on their radar

The big banks began earnings season last week. We now look ahead to other sectors and industries for a pulse on the business environment. A consumer stock, a domestic utility company, and a well-known materials name all feature key corporate events that are likely to drive share price volatility.