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Q4 Earnings Calendar

Earnings Season: It can’t get better than this. Or can it?

Companies started reporting fourth-quarter earnings a few weeks ago, with the focus on corporate taxes. Profits have been generally good, with many companies reporting one-time charges because of tax changes going into effect in 2018. Many companies took expenses in the fourth quarter that they may have ordinarily taken this year in order to take advantage of the new tax laws.

More than 100 S&P 500 Index companies and 10 Dow stocks are due to report in the next week or so, including Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Alphabet, McDonald’s, Boeing, AT&T and Exxon Mobil. Based on results so far, investors and traders think markets may see a huge boost following these reports.

The good news for bulls is that corporate America seems to be doing well. The good news for bears – maybe – is that expectations for 2018 are sky high.

Direxion leveraged and inverse ETFs offer the ability to hedge or potentially capture gains from index movements triggered by these earning reports. Some of the largest constituents in the S&P 500 and other notable indexes, along with their respective earnings dates are listed below. We’ve also referenced the related Direxion ETFs for each respective index for your consideration as you think about trading sectors that may provide opportunity.

 

Quarterly Earnings Calendar

(All index data as of 12/31/2017)

Russell 1000 Financial Services Index (RGUSFLA)      Russell 2000® Index (RU20INTR)   
Top 10 Weights Ticker Weight in the index Earnings Release Date Top 10 Weights Ticker Weight in the index Earnings Release Date
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC-CL B BRK/B UN 7.35% 2/26/2018 NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS NKTR UW 0.51% 2/28/2018
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO JPM UN 7.00% 4/18/2018 BLUEBIRD BIO INC BLUE UW 0.44% 2/21/2018
BANK OF AMERICA CORP BAC UN 5.49% 4/16/2018 SAGE THERAPEUTICS INC SAGE UQ 0.30% 2/22/2018
WELLS FARGO & CO WFC UN 5.07% 4/13/2018 GRUBHUB INC GRUB UN 0.28% 2/8/2018
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES V UN 4.02% 2/1/2018 EXACT SCIENCES CORP EXAS UR 0.27% 2/20/2018
CITIGROUP INC C UN 3.69% 4/13/2018 CATALENT INC CTLT UN 0.27% 2/5/2018
MASTERCARD INC – A MA UN 2.80% 2/1/2018 KNIGHT-SWIFT TRANSPORTATION KNX UN 0.27% 1/30/2018
PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC PYPL UW 1.69% 1/31/2018 CURTISS-WRIGHT CORP CW UN 0.27% 2/21/2018
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC GS UN 1.61% 4/17/2018 MGIC INVESTMENT CORP MTG UN 0.27% 4/19/2018
US BANCORP USB UN 1.58% 4/18/2018 MKS INSTRUMENTS INC MKSI UW 0.26% 1/31/2018

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S&P 500 Index (SPXT) Energy Select Sector Index (IXETR)
Top 10 Weights Ticker Weight in the index Earnings Release Date Top 10 Weights Ticker Weight in the index Earnings Release Date
APPLE INC AAPL UW 3.79% 2/14/2018 EXXON MOBIL CORP XOM UN 22.42% 2/2/2018
MICROSOFT CORP MSFT UW 2.93% 1/25/2018 CHEVRON CORP CVX UN 16.77% 2/2/2018
AMAZON.COM INC AMZN UW 2.23% 2/20/2018 SCHLUMBERGER LTD SLB UN 7.41% 4/20/2018
FACEBOOK INC-A FB UW 1.85% 2/1/2018 EOG RESOURCES INC EOG UN 4.65% 2/28/2018
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC-CL B BRK/B UN 1.71% 1/26/2018 CONOCOPHILLIPS COP UN 4.63% 2/1/2018
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO JPM UN 1.64% 2/6/2018 OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP OXY UN 4.04% 2/13/2018
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJ UN 1.60% 1/24/2018 HALLIBURTON CO HAL UN 3.42% 4/23/2018
EXXON MOBIL CORP XOM UN 1.54% 3/22/2018 PHILLIPS 66 PSX UN 3.16% 2/2/2018
ALPHABET INC-CL C GOOG UW 1.45% 3/15/2018 VALERO ENERGY CORP VLO UN 2.97% 2/1/2018
ALPHABET INC-CL A GOOGL UW 1.44% 2/14/2018 KINDER MORGAN INC KMI UN 2.59% 4/18/2018

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Health Care Select Sector Index (IXVTR) Technology Select Sector Index (IXTTR)
Top 10 Weights Ticker Weight in the index Earnings Release Date Top 10 Weights Ticker Weight in the index Earnings Release Date
JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJ UN 11.42% 1/23/2018 APPLE INC AAPL UW 14.44% 2/1/2018
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC UNH UN 7.09% 4/17/2018 MICROSOFT CORP MSFT UW 11.15% 1/31/2018
PFIZER INC PFE UN 6.52% 1/30/2018 FACEBOOK INC-A FB UW 7.06% 1/31/2018
ABBVIE INC ABBV UN 4.98% 1/26/2018 ALPHABET INC-CL C GOOG UW 5.53% 2/1/2018
MERCK & CO. INC. MRK UN 4.97% 2/2/2018 ALPHABET INC-CL A GOOGL UW 5.50% 2/1/2018
AMGEN INC AMGN UW 4.14% 2/1/2018 AT&T INC T UN 3.59% 1/31/2018
MEDTRONIC PLC MDT UN 3.43% 2/20/2018 VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES V UN 3.57% 2/1/2018
GILEAD SCIENCES INC GILD UW 3.13% 2/6/2018 INTEL CORP INTC UW 3.38% 1/25/2018
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO BMY UN 3.08% 2/5/2018 CISCO SYSTEMS INC CSCO UW 3.28% 2/14/2018
ABBOTT LABORATORIES ABT UN 2.58% 1/24/2018 VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC VZ UN 2.83% 1/23/2018

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S&P Biotechnology Select Industry Index (SPSIBITR) PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index (XSOX)
Top 10 Weights Ticker Weight in the index Earnings Release Date Top 10 Weights Ticker Weight in the index Earnings Release Date
BIOVERATIV INC BIVV UW 2.68% 2/13/2018 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC TXN UW 9.01% 1/23/2018
JUNO THERAPEUTICS INC JUNO UW 1.96% 2/28/2018 NVIDIA CORP NVDA UW 8.73% 2/8/2018
ARRAY BIOPHARMA INC ARRY UQ 1.86% 2/7/2018 QUALCOMM INC QCOM UW 7.61% 1/31/2018
AMICUS THERAPEUTICS INC FOLD UQ 1.70% 2/28/2018 INTEL CORP INTC UW 7.48% 1/25/2018
MIMEDX GROUP INC MDXG UR 1.69% 2/22/2018 BROADCOM LTD AVGO UW 6.94% 2/28/2018
IMMUNOMEDICS INC IMMU UQ 1.67% 2/7/2018 TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR-SP ADR TSM UN 4.29% 4/19/2018
SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC SRPT UW 1.64% 2/28/2018 MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC MCHP UW 4.15% 2/6/2018
LOXO ONCOLOGY INC LOXO UQ 1.64% 3/6/2018 ANALOG DEVICES INC ADI UW 4.10% 2/14/2018
NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES INC NBIX UW 1.60% 2/13/2018 LAM RESEARCH CORP LRCX UW 4.04% 1/24/2018
BLUEBIRD BIO INC BLUE UW 1.55% 2/21/2018 APPLIED MATERIALS INC AMAT UW 4.00% 2/14/2018

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MSCI US REIT Index (RMS G) S&P Retail Select Industry Index (SPSIRETR)
Top 10 Weights Ticker Weight in the index Earnings Release Date Top 10 Weights Ticker Weight in the index Earnings Release Date
SIMON PROPERTY GROUP INC SPG UN 6.24% 1/31/2018 OVERSTOCK.COM INC OSTK UQ 1.97% 1/30/2018
EQUINIX INC EQIX UW 4.17% 2/14/2018 KOHLS CORP KSS UN 1.54% 3/1/2018
PROLOGIS INC PLD UN 4.13% 1/23/2018 NETFLIX INC NFLX UW 1.49% 4/16/2018
PUBLIC STORAGE PSA UN 3.73% 2/20/2018 ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO-CL A ANF UN 1.44% 3/7/2018
AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES INC AVB UN 2.86% 1/31/2018 TARGET CORP TGT UN 1.42% 3/6/2018
DIGITAL REALTY TRUST INC DLR UN 2.75% 2/15/2018 J.C. PENNEY CO INC JCP UN 1.38% 3/2/2018
EQUITY RESIDENTIAL EQR UN 2.73% 1/30/2018 TAILORED BRANDS INC TLRD UN 1.38% 3/7/2018
WELLTOWER INC HCN UN 2.67% 2/22/2018 BEST BUY CO INC BBY UN 1.37% 2/28/2018
VENTAS INC VTR UN 2.37% 2/9/2018 RITE AID CORP RAD UN 1.36% 4/24/2018
BOSTON PROPERTIES INC BXP UN 2.30% 1/30/2018 WAYFAIR INC- CLASS A W UN 1.34% 2/22/2018

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S&P Utilities Select Sector Index (IXTRU) S&P Industrial Select Sector Index (IXITR)
Top 10 Weights Ticker Weight in the index Earnings Release Date Top 10 Weights Ticker Weight in the index Earnings Release Date
NEXTERA ENERGY INC NEE UN 11.17% 1/26/2018 BOEING CO/THE BA UN 7.47% 1/31/2018
DUKE ENERGY CORP DUK UN 7.84% 2/20/2018 3M CO MMM UN 5.73% 1/25/2018
DOMINION ENERGY INC D UN 7.59% 1/29/2018 HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC HON UN 4.89% 1/26/2018
SOUTHERN CO/THE SO UN 6.95% 1/30/2018 UNION PACIFIC CORP UNP UN 4.63% 1/25/2018
EXELON CORP EXC UN 5.79% 2/7/2018 CATERPILLAR INC CAT UN 4.11% 1/25/2018
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER AEP UN 5.32% 1/25/2018 GENERAL ELECTRIC CO GE UN 4.07% 1/24/2018
SEMPRA ENERGY SRE UN 4.18% 2/27/2018 UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP UTX UN 3.98% 1/24/2018
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GP PEG UN 4.01% 2/23/2018 UNITED PARCEL SERVICE-CL B UPS UN 3.51% 2/1/2018
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC ED UN 3.88% 2/15/2018 LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP LMT UN 3.31% 1/29/2018
XCEL ENERGY INC XEL UW 3.65% 2/7/2018 FEDEX CORP FDX UN 2.74% 3/20/2018

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Dow Jones Transportation Average (DJTTR) Dow Jones U.S. Select Aerospace & Defense (DJSASDT)
Top 10 Weights Ticker Weight in the index Earnings Release Date Top 10 Weights Ticker Weight in the index Earnings Release Date
FEDEX CORP FDX UN 14.67% 3/20/2018 BOEING CO/THE BA UN 11.80% 1/31/2018
NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP NSC UN 8.12% 1/24/2018 UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP UTX UN 8.35% 1/24/2018
UNION PACIFIC CORP UNP UN 7.66% 1/25/2018 LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP LMT UN 7.36% 1/29/2018
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE-CL B UPS UN 7.11% 2/1/2018 GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GD UN 6.13% 1/24/2018
HUNT (JB) TRANSPRT SVCS INC JBHT UW 6.77% 4/16/2018 RAYTHEON COMPANY RTN UN 6.13% 1/25/2018
LANDSTAR SYSTEM INC LSTR UW 5.98% 1/31/2018 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORP NOC UN 6.00% 1/25/2018
KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN KSU UN 5.92% 4/20/2018 ROCKWELL COLLINS INC COL UN 3.84% 1/26/2018
C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC CHRW UW 5.12% 1/30/2018 L3 TECHNOLOGIES INC LLL UN 3.37% 1/25/2018
RYDER SYSTEM INC R UN 4.79% 2/1/2018 TEXTRON INC TXT UN 3.30% 1/31/2018
KIRBY CORP KEX UN 4.19% 1/31/2018 ARCONIC INC ARNC UN 3.23% 2/5/2018
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  • In addition to the risks above, the risks associated specifically with FAS/FAZ include, but are not limited to, risks specific to the Financials Sector, and for the Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares, risks related to shorting and cash transactions.
  • In addition to the risks above, the risks associated specifically with TNA/TZA include, but are not limited to, risks specific to Small Capitalization Company securities, and for the Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares, risks related to shorting and cash transactions.
  • In addition to the risks above, the risks associated specifically with SPXL/SPXS, LLSP, and SPUU include, but are not limited to, risks specific to the stocks that comprise the S&P 500 Index, and for the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares risks related to shorting and cash transactions.
  • In addition to the risks above, the risks associated specifically with ERX/ERY include, but are not limited to, risks specific to the Energy Sector, and for the Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares, risks related to shorting and cash transactions.
  • In addition to the risks above, the risks associated specifically with CURE/SICK include, but are not limited to, risks specific to the Health Care Sector, and for the Direxion Daily Healthcare Bear 3X Shares, risks related to shorting and cash transactions.
  • In addition to the risks above, the risks associated specifically with TECL/TECS include, but are not limited to, risks specific to the Technology Sector, and for the Direxion Daily Technology Bear 3X Shares, risks related to shorting and cash transactions.
  • In addition to the risks above, the risks associated specifically with LABU/LABD and LABS include, but are not limited to, risks specific to the Biotechnology Industry, and for the Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3x Shares and the Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 1X Shares, risks related to shorting and cash transactions.
  • In addition to the risks above, the risks associated specifically with SOXL/SOXS include, but are not limited to, risks specific to the Semiconductor Industry, and for the Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bear 3x Shares, risks related to shorting and cash transactions.
  • In addition to the risks above, the risks associated specifically with DRN/DRV include, but are not limited to, risks specific to the Real Estate Sector, and for the Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3X Shares, risks related to shorting and cash transactions.
  • In addition to the risks above, the risks associated specifically with RETL include, but are not limited to, risks specific to the Retail Sector.

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