The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) is set to rise again today, with the Sydney Futures Exchange pointing to a 0.3% lift at the open. Corporate earnings results will continue to command the market’s attention, with a number of big-name businesses set to report their results today.

  • FTSE 100 (UK): up 0.59%
  • DAX (Germany): up 0.94%
  • CAC 40 (France): up 0.72%
  • Dow Jones (USA): up 0.1%
  • NASDAQ (USA): up 0.3%

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) is the biggest company due to report, and will capture much of the market’s attention for the day.

Global shopping centre giant Westfield Corp Ltd (ASX: WFD) is also expected to report, together with APA Group (ASX: APA) and Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN).

Other companies expected to report include gold miners St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) and Boral Limited (ASX: BLD), as well as Hansen Technologies Limited (ASX: HSN) and recent ASX debutant WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC).

Mining services businesses will also be in focus today. Shares of Monadelphous Group Limited (ASX: MND), Bradken Limited (ASX: BKN) and Ausdrill Limited (ASX: ASL) were all crushed on Tuesday, falling 17.8%, 1.8% and 6.1% for the session, respectively, so investors will pray for a tamer session.

Likewise, gold miners such as Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) and Beadell Resources Ltd (ASX: BLD) could dip further after gold prices recorded a minor decline overnight.

Finally, investors could take another look at out-of-home advertising businesses oOh!Media Ltd (ASX: OML) and APN Outdoor Group Ltd (ASX: APO). The pair were hammered on Monday but showed signs of life on Tuesday, although APN Outdoor still ended the session slightly lower.

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Motley Fool contributor Ryan Newman owns shares of Hansen Technologies and WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Hansen Technologies and WiseTech Global. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.