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 (NAS: SOHU) reporting on Monday morning. The Chinese dot-com pioneer is expected to post a profit of $1.16 a share, comfortably ahead of the $1.01 it earned a year earlier.

If you're looking for a company closer to home, stun-gun maker TASER (NAS: TASR) also reports in the morning. The small profit that the pros are targeting isn't all that electrifying, but it will reverse a small deficit posted a year earlier.

Dunkin' Brands (NAS: DNKN) is one of the few companies to brave the chilly IPO waters to go public this summer. It's also one of the fewer debutantes out there to not be a busted IPO. The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts is trading well above its $19 IPO price. Dunkin' will report its second quarterly report as a public company on Tuesday.

Vonage (NYS: VG) and Fusion-io (NYS: FIO) report on Wednesday. The Web-based telephony company and the data storage specialist don't have a lot in common, but both companies are expected to overcome quarterly deficits a year earlier with profits this time around.

(NYS: LNKD) reports on Thursday. The social-networking website for career-minded professionals has been growing briskly since its inception. LinkedIn beat the larger and more mainstream Facebook to the IPO punch by going public earlier this year.

Fridays are typically sleepy on the earnings front, but not this time of year. Madison Square Garden (NAS: MSG) is expected to post a small deficit in its latest quarter, and that's before we begin weighing the impact of the NBA lockout on the current quarter. The Knicks were finally starting to turn the corner last season, too.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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