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5 of the top 20 companies to report next week

After shareholders reacted mostly positively to big names Telstra (ASX: TLS) and Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) who reported this week it will be interesting to see how other constituents of the S&P/ASX 20 Index (Index: ^AXTL) (ASX: XTL) fare next week when they report.

 Monday the 12th

Kicking off members of the top 20 due to report next week is gold miner Newcrest Mining (ASX: NCM). Having provided detailed guidance to the market on write-downs to expect, which in total approximate $6.2 billion after tax, the market is well prepared for the bad news.

Wednesday the 14th

While major bank results are always well flagged to the market, given that the Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA) is the only bank with a June end reporting date its results will no doubt be closely scrutinised for insights into what to expect when other banks report in November. Also reporting on Wednesday is biopharmaceutical company CSL (ASX: CSL). CSL is expected to report a solid set of numbers which could include benefits from the recent decline in the Australian dollar.

Thursday the 15th 

Investors know what to expect from insurer AMP (ASX: AMP) given it recently issued a downgrade to the market however more clarity surrounding the state of its income protection business is keenly awaited.

Friday the 16th

Rounding out the top 20 stocks to be reporting next week is oil and gas producer Santos (ASX: STO). Given oil and gas prices are strong and further progress within its development portfolio, shareholders will be hoping for a positive outlook from management.

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Motley Fool contributor Tim McArthur does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this article.

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