Earnings Outlook: Salesforce earnings: Can a strong quarter overcome ‘bear goggles’?

Salesforce.com Inc. is expected to show strong results from its Dreamforce quarter Tuesday, but after a storm of poor tech forecasts put “bear goggles” on investors, the cloud-software company’s outlook will be the most closely watched disclosure.

Salesforce CRM, +2.42% is scheduled to report earnings after the market closes Tuesday. Analysts largely report healthy channel checks following Salesforce’s bullish annual Dreamforce conference in September, where the company revealed a Siri-enabled Einstein product following its announcement of a new enterprise partnership with Apple Inc.AAPL, -0.11% . Salesforce’s Einstein uses artificial intelligence to provide predictions and recommendations based on a company’s business processes and customer data, and faces competition from rival Microsoft Corp.

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