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Futures are pointing towards a slightly lower open as the bulls try to get up off their feet following Friday’s knockdown punch from the real Slim Shady, Goldman Sachs (GS, $160.70, down $23.57). 

There will be 135 S&P 500 companies reporting earnings this week, which, if you do the math, is nearly a quarter of the index.  Wall Street has penciled in an earnings pop of nearly 40% from year ago levels with revenues getting a 10% pop versus last year’s results.

Here is a look at the companies reporting (quotes are from Friday’s close):

Monday:  Alleghany (Y, $300.06, down $1.95), Arch Coal (ACI, $26.00, down $0.67), Bank of Hawaii (BOH, $48.60, down $0.44), BJ Services (BJS, $21.65, down $0.70), CF Industries (CF, $90.00, flat), Citigroup (C, $4.56, down $0.25), Eli Lilly (LLY, $36.54, down $0.18), Halliburton (HAL, $31.64, down $0.88), Hasbro (HAS, $39.85, down $0.29), Park National (PRK, $64.85, down $0.45), Raymond James (RJF, $29.41, down $0.85) and SunPower (SPWRA, $18.29, down $0.38).

Tuesday:  Apple (AAPL, $247.40, down $1.52), AK Steel Holding (AKS, $21.60, down $0.61), Bank of New York Mellon (BK, $31.57, down $0.45), Biogen Idec  (BIIB, $53.64, down $0.77), Brinker International (EAT, $20.38, down $0.33), Coach (COH, $42.31, down $0.68), Coca-Cola (KO, $54.97, up $0.71), Cree (CREE, $82.12, down $0.73), Eaton (ETN, $79.39, down $0.93), Forest Laboratories (FRX, $27.80, down $0.41), Goldman Sachs (GS, $160.70, down $23.57), Harley-Davidson (HOG, $33.08, down $0.19), Illinois Tool Works (ITW, $49.01, down $0.54), Jefferies (JEF, $27.40, down $0.58), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ, $65.02, down $0.49), Juniper Networks (JNPR, $31.21, down $0.77), Nabors Industries (NBR, $19.52, down $0.54), Parker Hannifin (PH, $69.07, down $1.14), Supervalu (SVU, $16.98, down $0.18), U.S. Bancorp (USB, $27.45, down $0.81), VMware (VMW, $56.39, down $0.04) and Yahoo (YHOO, $18.17, down $0.80).

Wednesday: Abbott Laboratories (ABT, $52.26, down $0.10), Altria Group (MO, $20.87, down $0.23), Amgen (AMGN, $60.72, up $0.08), AT&T (T, $25.93, down $0.31), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG, $124.05, down $1.03), eBay (EBAY, $26.33, down $0.65), Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX, $81.18, down $3.04), Intersil (ISIL, $16.59, down $0.22), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP, $66.43, down $0.36), Lockheed Martin (LMT, $82.99, down $0.23), McDonald’s (MCD, $69.03, down $0.13), Morgan Stanley (MS, $29.16, down $1.72), Netflix (NFLX, $85.31, down $1.52), Piper Jaffray (PJC, $43.04, down $0.79), SanDisk (SNDK, $37.74, down $0.89), St. Jude Medical (STJ, $40.88, down $1.06), Starbucks (SBUX, $24.96, down $0.17) and Wells Fargo (WFC, $32.56, down $0.95).

Thursday: Amazon.com (AMZN, $142.17, down $3.65), BB&T (BBT, $33.76, down $0.42), Capital One Financial (COF, $43.49, down $1.66), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE, $28.74, flat), DeVry (DV, $70.86, up $0.21), Ford (F, $13.42, down $0.34), Greenhill (GHL, $87.50, up $0.62), L3 Communications (LLL, $94.80, down $0.22), Marriott International (MAR, $33.88, down $0.15), Microsoft (MSFT, $30.67, down $0.20), Nokia (NOK, $14.94, down $0.32), Philip Morris International (PM, $50.74, down $0.85) and RadioShack (RSH, $23.32, down $0.40).

Friday:  Ingersoll-Rand (IR, $37.16, down $0.66), Johnson Controls (JCI, $32.69, down $0.79), Patriot Coal (PCX, $21.90, down $1.57) and Travelers Companies (TRV, $52.14, down $0.74).

As we head to press, Dow futures are down 54 points to 10,930 while the S&P 500 futures are off by 7 to 1,183.  The Nasdaq 100 futures are lower by 8 points to 2,002.

As far as economic news, we get the March index of leading economic indicators (LEI) shortly after the open this morning.  Analysts are expecting the index to have risen 1% after rising 0.1% in the previous month. 

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will also chime in today with his latest thoughts and comments. Subscribers, check the Members Area for the trade updates.

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