Earnings season kicks off this week as the first of the major companies start to report Q1 numbers. Most of the big names reporting are Financials like Blackrock (BLK) on Thursday after the close, and then Citigroup (C), JP Morgan (JPM), PNC, and Wells Fargo (WFC) on Friday morning. Besides these names, the only non-Financials of note are Bed Bath & Beyond on Wednesday and Delta (DAL) and Rite Aid (RAD) on Thursday.
The pace of reports will pick up next week when 134 companies in the S&P 1500 are expected to report, but the peak period of earnings season will be over the next two weeks when more than 450 companies are scheduled to report each week.
The busiest day during that period will be on 4/26 when 173 companies in the S&P 500 are expected to report in a single day.
For a more detailed rundown of the earnings schedule for the upcoming season, please see our Interactive Earnings Calendar.