The earnings calendar for the week ahead will be comparatively light, but we will still be hearing from a number of household names.

Big-name companies due to report their quarterly earnings results include Wal-Mart, Sears, Home Depot, Groupon, John Deere, and Cisco.

Of the 445 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported second-quarter earnings so far, 68 percent have reported earnings above analyst expectations, in line with the average during the past four quarters, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters.

We ran a screen and produced a list of 33 key companies set to report their earnings Aug. 13-17. 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:

Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY) is a North American distributor of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. The company has a market capitalization of $16.81 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 54 cents on revenue of $11.05 billion, compared with a profit of 57 cents per share on revenue of $10.43 billion in the year-ago period. Sysco is trading around $28.69 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 2.18 percent.

Monday After Market Close, or AMC:

Groupon Inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN) is a local e-commerce marketplace that connects merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount. The company has a market capitalization of $4.3 billion. It is expected to report FY2012 second-quarter EPS of 3 cent on revenue of $573.13 million. Groupon turned a profit in the first quarter, making 2 cents a share on revenue of $59.28 million. Groupon is trading around $6.65 a share, which is 67 percent off its initial public offering price of $20 last November.

Tuesday BMO:

Saks Inc. (NYSE: SKS) is a department store retailer. The company has a market capitalization of $1.75 billion. It is expected to report a loss of 9 cents per share on revenue of $704.01 million in the second quarter, compared with a smaller loss of 5 cents per share on revenue of $670.18 million in the year-ago period. Saks is trading around $11.01 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 12.92 percent.

The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) is a home-improvement retailer. The company has a market capitalization of $81.35 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 97 cents on revenue of $20.75 billion, compared with a profit of 86 cents per share on revenue of $20.23 billion in the year-ago period. Home Depot is trading around $53.15 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 26.43 percent.

The TJX Companies Inc. (NYSE: TJX) is an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer. The company has a market capitalization of $33.34 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of 55 cents on revenue of $5.99 billion, compared with a profit of 45 cents per share on revenue of $5.47 billion in the year-ago period. TJX is trading around $45 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 39.41 percent.

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) is a designer, marketer, distributor and retailer of apparel and accessories. The company has a market capitalization of $8.29 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 20 cents on revenue of $367.96 million, compared with a profit of 22 cents per share on revenue of $379.96 million in the prior quarter. Michael Kors is trading around $43 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 57.8 percent.

Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. (NYSE: EL) is a manufacturer and marketer of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The company has a market capitalization of $21.48 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 16 cents on revenue of $2.21 billion, compared with a profit of 25 cents per share on revenue of $2.06 billion in the year-ago period.. Estee Lauder is trading around $55.26 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 1.6 percent.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NSM) is a nonbank residential mortgage servicer with a range of services across the residential mortgage product spectrum. The company has a market capitalization of $2.24 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 34 cents on revenue of $170.53 million, compared with a profit of 67 cents per share on revenue of $161.72 million in the prior quarter. Nationstar Mortgage is trading around $25.10 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained less than one percent.

Tuesday AMC:

JDS Uniphase Corp. (NASDAQ: JDSU) is a provider of optical products and test and measurement solutions for the communications industry. The company has a market capitalization of $2.54 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 12 cents on revenue of $423.51 million, compared with a profit of 23 cents per share on revenue of $472.30 million in the year-ago period. JDS Uniphase is trading around $10.77 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 3.16 percent.

Wednesday BMO:

Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) is an American retailing company. The company has a market capitalization of $41.45 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of $1 on revenue of $16.78 billion, compared with a profit of $1.03 per share on revenue of $16.24 billion in the year-ago period. Target is trading around $62.69 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 22.39 percent.

Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE), usually known by its brand name John Deere, is a manufacturer of agricultural machinery. The company has a market capitalization of $31.29 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of $2.31 on revenue of $9.55 billion, compared with a profit of $1.69 per share on revenue of $7.72 billion in the year-ago period. Deere & Co. is trading around $78.68 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 1.72 percent.

The Progressive Corp. (NYSE: PGR) is an insurance holding company. The company has a market cap of $12.05 billion. It is expected to report earnings results for July. Progressive is trading around $19.78 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 1.38 percent.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) is a specialty retailer of casual apparel for men, women and kids. The company has a market capitalization of $2.66 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 17 cents on revenue of $995.67 million, compared with a profit of 35 cents per share on revenue of $916.76 million in the year-ago period. Abercrombie & Fitch is trading around $32.20 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 34.07 percent.

Wednesday AMC:

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment. The company has a market capitalization of $94.82 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of 46 cents on revenue of $11.62 billion, compared with a profit of 40 cents per share on revenue of $11.20 billion in the year-ago period. Cisco Systems is trading around $17.70 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 2.1 percent.

NetApp Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP) is a provider of storage and data management solutions. The company has a market capitalization of $11.81 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 first-quarter EPS of 38 cents on revenue of $1.46 billion, compared with a profit of 55 cents per share on revenue of $1.46 billion in the year-ago period. NetApp is trading around $32.13 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 11.41 percent.

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a measurement company providing bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions to the communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis industries. The company has a market capitalization of $14.18 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 83 cents on revenue of $1.79 billion, compared with a profit of 77 cents per share on revenue of $1.69 billion in the year-ago period. Agilent Technologies is trading around $40.80 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 16.81 percent.

Applied Materials Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT) provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the global semiconductor, flat panel display, solar photovoltaic and related industries. The company has a market capitalization of $15.24 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 22 cents on revenue of $2.32 billion, compared with a profit of 35 cents per share on revenue of $2.79 billion in the year-ago period. Applied Materials is trading around $11.89 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 11.02 percent.

PetSmart Inc. (Nasdaq: PETM) is a specialty provider of products, services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company has a market capitalization of $7.39 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 65 cents on revenue of $1.60 billion, compared with a profit of 54 cents per share on revenue of $1.49 billion in the year-ago period. PetSmart is trading around $68.16 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 32.89 percent.

Limited Brands Inc. (NYSE: LTD) operates in a specialty retail business. The company has a market capitalization of $14.42 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 48 cents on revenue of $2.38 billion, compared with a profit of 48 cents per share on revenue of $2.46 billion in the year-ago period. Limited Brands is trading around $49.55 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 22.8 percent.

Thursday BMO:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) operates retail stores in various formats around globally. The company has a market capitalization of $249.87 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of $1.17 on revenue of $115.57 billion, compared with a profit of $1.09 per share on revenue of $109.37 billion in the year-ago period. Wal-Mart Stores is trading around $73.85 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 23.58 percent.

Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) is a retail conglomerate. The company has a market capitalization of $5.39 billion. It is expected to report a loss of 93 cents per share in the second quarter on revenue of $9.63 billion, compared with a bigger loss of $1.27 per share on revenue of $10.33 billion in the year-ago period. Sears is trading around $50.67 a share. So far this year, the stock has gained 59.44 percent.

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) is a multichannel video game retailer. The company has a market capitalization of $2.19 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 15 cents on revenue of $1.62 billion, compared with a profit of 22 cents per share on revenue of $1.74 billion in the year-ago period. GameStop is trading around $16.83 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 30.25 percent.

Perrigo Co. (Nasdaq: PRGO) is the store brand manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products and infant formulas. The company has a market capitalization of $10.75 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.26 on revenue of $855.80 million, compared with a profit of $1.02 per share on revenue of $704.63 million in the year-ago period. Perrigo is trading around $115.11 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 19.72 percent.

Ross Stores Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST) operates two brands of off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores. The company has a market capitalization of $15.29 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 81 cents on revenue of $2.32 billion, compared with a profit of 64 cents per share on revenue of $2.09 billion in the year-ago period. Ross Stores is trading around $67.79 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 42.63 percent.

The Buckle Inc. (NYSE: BKE) is a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for men and women. The company has a market capitalization of $1.86 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 49 cents on revenue of $216.07 million, compared with a profit of 50 cents per share on revenue of $212.38 million in the year-ago period. Buckle is trading around $38.85 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 4.94 percent.

Dollar Tree Inc. (Nasdaq: DLTR) is an operator of discount variety stores offering merchandise at the fixed price. The company has a market capitalization of $11.98 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 84 cents on revenue of $1.71 billion, compared with a profit of 77 cents per share on revenue of $1.54 billion in the year-ago period. Dollar Tree is trading around $51.66 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 24.3 percent.

Thursday AMC:

Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO) is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. The company has a market capitalization of $1.07 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of one cent on revenue of $495.96 million, compared with a loss of 2 cents per share on revenue of $468.19 million in the year-ago period. Aeropostale is trading around $13.22 a share. So far this year, the stock has lost 13.31 percent.

Avago Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: AVGO) is a designer, developer and global supplier of a range of analog semiconductor devices with a focus on III-V based products. The company has a market capitalization of $9.14 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 63 cents on revenue of $601.65 million, compared with a profit of 64 cents per share on revenue of $603 million in the year-ago period. Avago Technologies is trading around $37.32 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 29.31 percent.

The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) is a global specialty apparel company. The company has a market capitalization of $16.84 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 48 cents on revenue of $3.53 billion, compared with a profit of 35 cents per share on revenue of $3.39 billion in the year-ago period. Gap is trading around $34.42 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 85.55 percent.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BRCD) is a supplier of networking equipment. The company has a market capitalization of $2.42 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 third-quarter EPS of 12 cents on revenue of $536.93 million, compared with a profit of 9 cents per share on revenue of $502.85 million in the year-ago period. Brocade Communications Systems is trading around $5.38 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 3.66 percent.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: MRVL) is a fabless semiconductor provider of application-specific standard products. The company has a market capitalization of $6.73 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 second-quarter EPS of 27 cents on revenue of $855.01 million, compared with a profit of 38 cents per share on revenue of $897.52 million in the year-ago period. Marvell Technology Group is trading around $11.94 per share. So far this year, the stock has lost 13.79 percent.

Friday BMO:

Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) is a global retailer of athletic shoes and apparel. The company has a market capitalization of $5.24 billion. It is expected to report FY 2012 second-quarter EPS of 32 cents on revenue of $1.34 billion, compared with a profit of 24 cents per share on revenue of $1.28 billion in the year-ago period. Foot Locker is trading around $34.54 per share. So far this year, the stock has gained 44.88 percent.