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What reporting season has in store for investors next week

Investors have already had a lot of information to digest since reporting season kicked off at the end of July. Many of the largest companies having now reported results for the period ending June 30 however there is still plenty to come before the end of the August.

Monday – Starting the week off, investors will hear from packaging giant Amcor (ASX: AMC), second-tier bank Bendigo & Adelaide Bank (ASX: BEN) and wealth manager Challenger (ASX: CGF) amongst others.

Tuesday is shaping up to be one of the busiest days of the entire season with no less than seven companies due to report, including manufacturer Ansell (ASX: ANN), global miner BHP Billiton (ASX: BHP) and beverage group Coca-Cola Amatil (ASX: CCL).

Wednesday – Of the releases scheduled for Wednesday, banking and insurance firm Suncorp (ASX: SUN) is the largest.

Thursday – Iron ore miner Fortescue (ASX: FMG), pallet firm Brambles (ASX: BXB) and insurer Insurance Australia Group (ASX: IAG) are all major players within their respective industries making their results of particular interest.

Friday – Bringing next week to a close (but still with another five days to go!) property developer Lend Lease (ASX: LLC) is expected to report.

Foolish takeaway

With many stocks looking fully priced, interest rates continuing to decline and a slowdown in the Chinese and Australian economies looking more and more likely, investors are paying even closer attention to dividend yields than possibly ever before this reporting season.

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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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