3 Classic Tech ETFs To Be Tested By Earnings Reports This Week

3 Classic Tech ETFs to be Tested by Earnings Reports This Week

Earnings seasons is chugging along and this week brings mammoth tests for the high-flying communication services and technology sectors. Consider this week of “not fooling around” earnings reports because technology and communication services stocks combine for about 34.60% of the S&P 500's weight.

Here's the run down of big name technology and communication services stocks reporting earnings this week: Apple AAPL delivers results on Jan. 28. The following day, Facebook FB and Microsoft MSFT report. Amazon AMZN reports on Jan. 30.

And while Feb. 3 is next week, that date is worth remembering because that's when Google parent Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) steps into the earnings confessional.

Here are some exchange traded funds that will be in the earnings spotlight over the next several days.

Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK)

After a monster year in 2019, the Technology Select Sector SPDR XLK is off to a stellar start in 2020 with a gain of 6.3%. That will be tested this week because XLK, the largest tech ETF by assets, will be under earnings scrutiny in significant fashion.

Apple and Microsoft combine for nearly 40% of this fund's weight, exposure to those names that's comparable among other cap-weighted tech ETFs.

And don't forget that Visa V, 5.33% of XLK's roster, also reports later this week.

Communication Services Select Sector SPDR (XLC)

The Communication Services Select Sector SPDR XLC is the oldest and largest ETF dedicated to this sector. More importantly, its the ETF with the largest Facebook weight as the social media giant accounts for almost 20% of XLC's roster, according to issuer data.

As noted earlier, Alphabet reports earnings next week and the GOOG and GOOGL classes of that stock combine for 23.5% of XLC's roster.

However, there's more to consider this week with XLC as AT&T T and Verizon VZ, a combined 8.40% of the fund's weight, also report earnings.

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