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 Rackspace (NYS: RAX) reporting its quarterly results. The web-hosting provider has been a big market winner since going public at $12.50 four years ago. It's a four-bagger today. Analysts see a 50% pop in profitability this time around.

Social-gaming leader Zynga (NAS: ZNGA) delivers its first quarterly report as a public company on Tuesday.

After reviewing Facebook's IPO filing, analysts came to the conclusion that Zynga had a pretty good quarter and have bid up the shares in recent days. The moment of truth is coming.

Zillow (NAS: Z) is another dot-com darling that recently went public. Unlike other stodgy real estate websites, Zillow's traffic is going through the roof.

Through the roof? That can't be a good thing for potential homeowners! Anyway, Zillow will deliver its latest quarterly results on Wednesday.

Applied Materials
(NAS: AMAT) hits the earnings stage on Thursday. Analysts see the tech bellwether earning just $0.12 a share, a third of what it posted as a profit a year earlier.

The final trading day of the week features a company that's probably warmed a few soup sippers during the chilly winter months. Campbell Soup (NYS: CPB) pours it on come Friday morning.

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