Before the curtain falls on this earnings season, investors will hear next week from several more major players, including Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lowe's and Best Buy.

Of the 468 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported earnings so far, 68 percent beat analysts' expectations, about the same rate as over the past four quarters, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters.

We ran a screen and produced a list of 29 key companies set to report their earnings Aug. 20-24. We have highlighted their expected reporting dates and times, along with analysts' earnings-per-share and Reuters revenue estimates, as well as the stocks' year-to-date performances.

Monday Before Market Open, or BMO:

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a home improvement retailer. The company has a market capitalization of $32.12 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 70 cents on revenue of $14.46 billion, compared with a profit of 68 cents per share on revenue of $14.54 billion in the year-ago period. Lowe's is trading around $27.30 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 7.57 percent.

Monday After Market Close, or AMC:

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq: URBN) is a lifestyle specialty retail company. The company has a market capitalization of $4.52 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of 33 cents on revenue of $671.60 million, compared with a profit of 35 cents per share on revenue of $609.18 million in the year-ago period. Urban Outfitters is trading around $31.20 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 13.21 percent.

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is a manufacturer of equipment used for precision material dispensing, testing and inspection, surface preparation and curing. The company has a market capitalization of $3.54 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 99 cents on revenue of $358.45 million, compared with a profit of 81 cents per share on revenue of $312.26 million in the year-ago period. Nordson is trading around $55.05 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 33.68 percent.

Tuesday BMO:

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is a multinational retailer. The company has a market capitalization of $6.77 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of 31 cents on revenue of $10.63 billion, compared with a profit of 35 cents per share on revenue of $10.94 billion in the year-ago period. Best Buy is trading around $19.93 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 14.76 percent.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a bookseller. The company has a market capitalization of $744.34 million. It is expected to report a loss of $1 a share in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 on revenue of $1.48 billion, compared with a loss of $1 a share on revenue of $1.42 billion in the year-ago period. Barnes & Noble is trading around $12.41 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 14.23 percent.

DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) is a U.S. branded footwear and accessories specialty retailer. The company has a market capitalization of $2.69 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 62 cents on revenue of $510.40 million, compared with a profit of 74 cents per share on revenue of $476.31 million in the year-ago period. DSW is trading around $60.27 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 36.33 percent.

Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) is engaged in the medical technology. The company has a market capitalization of $41.57 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 85 cents on revenue of $4.01 billion, compared with a profit of 79 cents per share on revenue of $3.95 billion in the year-ago period. Medtronic is trading around $40.55 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 6.01 percent.

Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (Nasdaq: GSM) is a producer of silicon metal and silicon-based alloys. The company has a market capitalization of $992.15 million. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 15 cents on revenue of $177.66 million, compared with a profit of 28 cents per share on revenue of $175.93 million in the year-ago period. Globe Specialty Metals is trading around $13.20 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 1.27 percent.

Raven Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: RAVN) is an industrial manufacturer providing a variety of products. The company has a market capitalization of $1.17 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of 38 cents on revenue of $101.41 million, compared with a profit of 34 cents per share on revenue of $90.34 million in the year-ago period. Raven Industries is trading around $32.19 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 4.13 percent.

Tech Data Corp (Nasdaq: TECD) is a wholesale distributor of technology products. The company has a market capitalization of $2.03 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of $1.18 on revenue of $5.84 billion, compared with a profit of $1.10 per share on revenue of $6.45 billion in the year-ago period. Tech Data is trading around $50.93 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 3.12 percent.

Tuesday AMC:

Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL) is an American multinational computer technology corporation. The company has a market capitalization of $21.37 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of 45 cents on revenue of $14.68 billion, compared with a profit of 54 cents per share on revenue of $15.66 billion in the year-ago period. Dell is trading around $12.23 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 16.49 percent.

Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) is a provider of business and financial management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, consumers, accounting professionals and financial institutions. The company has a market capitalization of $17.63 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 6 cents on revenue of $653.73 million, compared with a profit of 2 cents per share on revenue of $593.00 million in the year-ago period. Intuit is trading around $60.09 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 14.15 percent.

Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI) known as ADI, is an American multinational semiconductor company specializing in data conversion and signal conditioning technology. The company has a market capitalization of $12.18 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 56 cents on revenue of $692.42 million, compared with a profit of 71 cents per share on revenue of $757.90 million in the year-ago period. Analog Devices is trading around $40.80 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 4.44 percent.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) is a multi-channel specialty retailer of products for the home. The company has a market capitalization of $3.69 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 41 cents on revenue of $864.03 million, compared with a profit of 37 cents per share on revenue of $814.75 million in the year-ago period. Williams-Sonoma is trading around $37.25 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 3.3 percent.

Wednesday BMO:

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) is a specialty retailer. The company has a market capitalization of $4.11 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 21 cents on revenue of $720.32 million, compared with a profit of 10 cents per share on revenue of $675.70 million in the year-ago period. American Eagle Outfitters is trading around $20.98 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 37.21 percent.

Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) is a specialty retailer. The company has a market capitalization of $2.70 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 30 cents on revenue of $641.26 million, compared with a profit of 25 cents per share on revenue of $551.45 million in the year-ago period. Chico's FAS is trading around $16.13 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 44.79 percent.

Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) is a specialty apparel and accessory retailer offering both women's and men's merchandise. The company has a market capitalization of $1.40 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 17 cents on revenue of $467.42 million, compared with a profit of 17 cents per share on revenue of $446.04 million in the year-ago period. Express is trading around $15.68 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 21.36 percent.

Toll Brothers Inc (NYSE: TOL) designs, builds, markets and arranges financing for single-family detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. The company has a market capitalization of $5.31 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 18 cents on revenue of $508.98 million, compared with a profit of 25 cents per share on revenue of $394.31 million in the year-ago period. Toll Brothers is trading around $31.70 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 55.19 percent.

Eaton Vance Corp (NYSE: EV) is engaged in managing investment funds and providing investment management and counseling services to high-net-worth individuals and institutions. The company has a market capitalization of $3.16 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 47 cents on revenue of $303.78 million, compared with a profit of 55 cents per share on revenue of $327.30 million in the year-ago period. Eaton Vance is trading around $27.38 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 15.78 percent.

Wednesday AMC:

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) is an American multinational hardware and software corporation. The company has a market capitalization of $38.51 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 98 cents on revenue of $30.15 billion, compared with a profit of $1.10 per share on revenue of $31.19 billion in the year-ago period. Hewlett-Packard is trading around $19.53 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 24.18 percent.

Prospect Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: PSEC) is a financial services company that lends to and invests in middle market privately-held companies. The company has a market capitalization of $1.83 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 40 cents on revenue of $85.12 million, compared with a profit of 31 cents per share on revenue of $56.39 million in the year-ago period. Prospect Capital Corporation is trading around $11.27 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 21.29 percent.

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is engaged in providing technology solutions used to develop electronics and electronic systems. The company has a market capitalization of $4.59 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 50 cents on revenue of $443.94 million, compared with a profit of 46 cents per share on revenue of $386.80 million in the year-ago period. Synopsys is trading around $31.24 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 14.78 percent.

Thursday BMO:

Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) is a medical supplies conglomerate primarily in the business of veterinary and dental products. The company has a market capitalization of $3.90 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 49 cents on revenue of $883.53 million, compared with a profit of 42 cents per share on revenue of $847.42 million in the year-ago period. Patterson Companies is trading around $35.93 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 21.58 percent.

Thursday AMC:

Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) is an American multinational corporation that focuses on 3D design software for use in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries. The company has a market capitalization of $7.95 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of 49 cents on revenue of $593.08 million, compared with a profit of 44 cents per share on revenue of $546.30 million in the year-ago period. Autodesk is trading around $34.60 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 14.06 percent.

salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) is a provider of enterprise cloud computing and social enterprise solutions. The company has a market capitalization of $20.30 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of 39 cents on revenue of $728.15 million, compared with a profit of 30 cents per share on revenue of $546.00 million in the year-ago period. Salesforce.com is trading around $147.00 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 45 percent.

Aruba Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARUN) connects local and remote users to corporate information technology resources via distributed enterprise networks. The company has a market capitalization of $1.93 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 17 cents on revenue of $136.84 million, compared with a profit of 17 cents per share on revenue of $113.76 million in the year-ago period. Aruba Networks is trading around $17.22 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 6.95 percent.

MICROS Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRS) is a designer, manufacturer, marketer, and servicer of enterprise information solutions for the global hospitality and retail industries. The company has a market capitalization of $3.84 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 60 cents on revenue of $302.31 million, compared with a profit of 58 cents per share on revenue of $274.14 million in the year-ago period. MICROS Systems is trading around $47.82 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 2.66 percent.

Friday BMO:

The Madison Square Garden Co (NASDAQ: MSG) is a fully-integrated sports, entertainment and media business. The company has a market capitalization of $2.90 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 20 cents on revenue of $274.95 million, compared with a profit of 11 cents per share on revenue of $233.87 million in the year-ago period. The Madison Square Garden is trading around $38.44 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 34.15 percent.