The financial sector will be well represented, with quarterly reports due from the likes of Goldman Sachs and American Express, as well as the tech sector.
The company bests IBM in a huge computing deal with the CIA, upsetting the traditional market for these services.
A $600 million CIA cloud computing contract remains elusive for IBM.
As the government shutdown continues and the debt ceiling approaches, the most heavily weighted stock in the average is in free fall.
The company's stock should command a fair market value of $90 over the next 12 to 18 months.
In the race to harness the torrents of information, several clear favorites are emerging.
Now, the consensus full-year earnings estimate is at $5.79 a share, a modest increase from 2 months ago.
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The offering could become the second-biggest this year if underwriters exercise an option to buy more shares.
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