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 Digital Domain Media Group (NAS: DDMG) reporting its quarterly results. The producer of digital visual effects has had a hand in some popular movies including Titanic, Real Steel, and TRON: Legacy.

Mitcham Industries (NAS: MIND) steps up on Tuesday. Analysts see the supplier of geophysical equipment earning $0.57 a share, well ahead of the $0.17 it posted a year earlier.

MSC Industrial Direct (NYS: CMC) is one of a handful of companies checking in with their quarterly results on Wednesday. The distributor of industrial products should earn $0.95 a share, according to Wall Street pros, easily beating the $0.78 profit it served up last year.

Pier 1 Imports
(NYS: PIR) furnishes its latest financials on Thursday.

The home-decor retailer has been one of the market's biggest winners since bottoming out at $0.10 a share three years ago. The stock is a 180-bagger!

Putting things into perspective, analysts see Pier 1 Imports earning $0.48 a share on Thursday for its holiday quarter. Yes, a company will earn in a single quarter nearly 5 times what the entire company was being valued at on a market-cap basis three years ago.

The market is closed in observance of Good Friday, but that won't stop FNB United (NAS: FNBN) from offering up a prerecorded conference call to discuss its year-end financials. FNB is the bank holding company for CommunityOne Bank and Bank of Granite.

If you like to stay on top of what happens next -- and I'm guessing you do, because you're reading this article -- how about checking out The Motley Fool's top stock for 2012? It's a free report, but only for a limited time, so check it out now.

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

Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.