So far, companies in the sector expect to shrug off any disruptions in time for the holidays.
The hurricane could help October retail sales, but some experts see a potential negative impact transportation and hotel stocks.
Here are previews of 4 widely followed companies that are set to issue results later this week.
Exxon Mobil initiated with a 'buy,' and Texas Instruments downgraded to 'neutral.'
The reporting season isn't even a week old, and already the markets are getting roiled by harbingers of missed estimates.
Stocks slump despite positive earnings results from Alcoa and Yum Brands.
A major streamlining move is due as the global transport giant faces headwinds.
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