Last Blast of Summer: The Pre-Holiday Earnings Rush

This has been a sleepy week here in the Valley, but it’s time to wake up: This afternoon brings a boatload of pre-Labor Day earnings news. It’s pretty much the last gasp for the June- and July-quarter companies; with tomorrow the last trading day of August, it’s almost time for the first round of September-quarter pre-announcements. Something to look forward to when you get back from the beach.

The big news after-hours will be Dell’s (DELL) report on its fiscal second quarter, ended July. The Street is expecting sales of $15.95 billion and profits of 36 cents a share.

But there are quite a few other reports on tap.

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