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 IBM (NYS: IBM) reporting. The business-services giant is a great proxy for the state of Corporate America. Analysts see IBM earning $3.22 a share in its latest quarter, just ahead of the $2.82 it rang up a year earlier.

Tuesday's the day for Apple (NAS: AAPL) , Coca-Cola (NYS: KO) , and Intel (NAS: INTC) to talk financials.

The iEverything tech darling, the world's leading soda maker, and the top dog in computer chips are all expected to post higher earnings this time around.

8x8 (NAS: EGHT) is one of the dozens of companies that will step up to the earnings stage on Wednesday.

The corporate-telecommunications company has an odd fixation with the number three, having earned exactly $0.03 a share in each of its four previous quarters. What do you think Wall Street is expecting out of the company's bottom line on Wednesday? You already know the answer.

Acme Packet
(NAS: APKT) checks in on Thursday. The telecommunications-infrastructure provider took a hit earlier this month, after warning that its quarterly results will be lower than what was originally expected.

A delay in a big order forced the revision, though investors will want to make sure that the order will be fulfilled during the current quarter.

General Electric (NYS: GE) wraps up the trading week with its quarterly report. The giant conglomerate has seen better days, but at least it's growing its bottom line again.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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