The Fool Looks Ahead

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

The new trading week kicks off with Mistras (NYS: MG) reporting. Analysts see the asset-protection solutions provider earning $0.11 a share in its latest quarter, nearly doubling the $0.06 a share it rang up a year earlier.

Tuesday's the day for WD-40 (NAS: WDFC) to talk financials.

WD-40 is about more than just its namesake all-purpose lubricant. WD-40's other products include Carpet Fresh deodorizers, 2000 Flushes toilet-bowl cleaners, and Lava heavy-duty hand cleansers.

PepsiCo (NYS: PEP) is the global food and beverage giant behind Doritos corn chips, Quaker instant oatmeal, and Tropicana orange juice. Oh, it also does a pretty good chunk of business with its bottled and canned sodas.

Wall Street figures that PepsiCo will earn $1.30 a share for its latest quarter, just ahead of the $1.22 a share it came through with during last year's summer quarter.

Earnings season really begins to pick up some steam on Thursday.

Financial services giant JPMorgan Chase (NYS: JPM) , uranium producer Uranium Energy (NYS: UEC) , and search leader Google (NAS: GOOG) are just some of the companies reporting on Thursday.

Uranium Energy is targeted to post another loss, and JPMorgan is eyeing a smaller profit, but at least Google is still growing. That has to count for something, right?

It's quiet on the earnings front on Friday, but it won't be that way at the stores of any of the country's three largest wireless carriers. The Apple (NAS: AAPL) iPhone 4S hits retailers on Friday.

Was it worth the wait? Can Apple stay on top as an aspirational brand without Steve Jobs at the helm? If you want the answers, head out to your nearest Apple store and count the number of people in line. If you want a more immediate answer, get close to the queue, because that's probably what iPhone 4S buyers will be talking about.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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

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