The Fool Looks Ahead


The new trading week kicks off with LDK Solar (NYS: LDK) reporting its quarterly results.

The solar energy market has been a volatile one lately, but this manufacturer of solar wafers is particularly troubled after a big guidance cut last week.

Dollar General (NYS: DG) and Vera Bradley (NYS: VRA) are due up Tuesday. The two companies have little in common. I just like the juxtaposition of Dollar General's thrift stores and Vera Bradley's fashionable gifts and accessories.

Cooper (NYS: COO) checks its vision on stirrups come Wednesday. Analysts see the maker of contact lenses and OB/GYN equipment earning $1.08 a share, just ahead of the $0.91 a share it earned a year earlier.

It's September, and that means that Netflix (NAS: NFLX) subscribers have some decisions to make. Do they agree to pay as much as 60% more to keep their DVD and streaming plans intact? Do they choose one delivery platform and actually save money? Do they cancel Netflix altogether and get their flicks elsewhere?

Netflix is initiating its new rates throughout the September billing cycle. Churn -- and perhaps even some confusion -- will pick up in the coming weeks. If Netflix is able to overcome the early bumps it will be in better financial shape than it is now. If not, is it too late to apologize and backtrack?

Friday will be a day for those who prefer to sip something hot as Campbell Soup (NYS: CPB) and Teavana (NYS: TEA) report their latest financials.

Soup giant Campbell is no stranger to the quarterly conference calls, but this is upscale tea retailer Teavana's first quarter as a public company.

Until next week, I remain,
Rick Munarriz

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