The Fool Looks Ahead


The new trading week kicks off with Sky-mobi (NAS: MOBI) reporting its quarterly results.

The Chinese mobile-app-store operator has been one of the market's more volatile stocks. With the shares having been known to swing wildly on no material news, one can only imagine how interesting next week will be.

H.J. Heinz (NYS: HNZ) will pour out its quarterly results on Tuesday, though hopefully not as slowly -- or as red -- as its signature ketchup bottles. Analysts see Heinz earning $0.76 a share for the period, up a penny from last year's showing.

It will be retailers on parade on Wednesday as American Eagle Outfitters (NYS: AEO) , rue21 (NAS: RUE) , and Payless ShoeSource parent Collective Brands (NYS: PSS) check in with their latest financials.

Unfortunately, only one of the three -- rue21 -- is expected to post year-over-year improvement on the bottom line.

It's been a wild ride for Pandora Media (NYS: P) since the music-discovery site's IPO two months ago. Bulls love the stellar top-line growth, while bears point to the lack of profitability. Despite the initial surge, Pandora shares are now trading below June's $16 IPO price.

Fridays are usually ho-hum affairs in terms of corporate events, but those hungry for an earnings report can turn to Tiffany (NYS: TIF) . The upscale jeweler is a reliable bellwether. The economy can't be doing too badly if Tiffany is moving a lot of its expensive bling.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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