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Earnings season kicks into high gear this week with over 190 companies reporting, including many big cap Dow and S&P 500 names.

If you want to know what is happening in certain industries, you should be sure to tune into this week’s earnings. Healthcare, railroads, chemicals, restaurants, advertising and big financials are just a few of the industries that will be represented.

These big names are bellwether stocks. How they report will set a tone for their industry and, possibly, even the broader market.

These 5 big cap companies have good earnings beat records, but not all of the stocks are soaring. Still, they will be on investors watch-lists this week due to their great records.

5 Must-See Big Cap Earnings Charts

1.    IBM (IBM - Free Report) has been much maligned, especially since Warren Buffett decided to sell. But it has missed only twice in the last 5 years. Could this be a buying opportunity?

2.    Abbott Labs (ABT - Free Report) hasn’t missed in 5 years and shares have finally busted out of the recent narrow trading range. Will another beat push shares even higher?

3.    eBay (EBAY - Free Report) is often overlooked by investors but it hasn’t missed since 2014. Shares have been on the move higher. Will another beat get it noticed?

4.    United Airlines (UAL - Free Report) last missed in early 2016. It recently announced a big push in Hawaii, adding new flights from Chicago and Denver. Watch capacity expansion however.

5.    United Rentals (URI - Free Report) is the largest rental tool company in the United States. It has missed only one time in 5 years. A hot economy should boost business. Shares are at 5-year highs, can they go higher?

(In full disclosure, the author of this article owns shares of URI in her personal portfolio.)

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