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There's never a dull week on Wall Street. Let's go over some of the news that will shape the week to come.

Monday
The trading week begins with WD-40 (NAS: WDFC) reporting its latest quarterly results on Monday.

Analysts see the company behind the namesake lubricant and other home and industrial essentials earning $0.61 a share, well ahead of the $0.47 it earned a year earlier.


Tuesday
The market is quiet ahead of earnings season, which kicks in the following week, but Tuesday won't be completely silent. VOXX (NAS: VOXX) is one of a handful of companies reporting this week. Wall Street's banking on the consumer-electronics company to crank out a profit of $0.10 a share.

Wednesday
Marriott (NYS: MAR) spun off its timeshare business late last year, so Wednesday's quarterly report can't be exactly compared with the quarter it posted a year ago, but the hospitality giant is expected to post a healthy quarterly profit.

Thursday
Resources Connection
(NAS: RECN) steps up on Thursday. The professional-services firm provides business leaders with the tools to execute internal initiatives. Business services and consulting are often good gauges for corporate activity. In that case, it's probably a good thing that analysts see strong bottom-line growth here.

Friday
The final trading day of the week is usually quiet, and it won't be any different this time around. A few financial-services providers will be checking in, including Webster Bank parent company Webster Financial (NYS: WBS) .

Banking may not seem like a very compelling place to invest these days, but the pros see Webster posting healthy earnings growth.

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At the time this article was published The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days.Longtime Fool contributorRick Munarrizcalls them as he sees them. He owns no shares in any of the stocks in this story and is also part of theRule Breakersnewsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.

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