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 Netflix (NAS: NFLX) reporting its quarterly results on Monday afternoon. After last year's tumultuous summer resulted in a horrendous third quarter, Netflix's stock price and its subscriber count bounced back during the holidays.

Now we're more than three months into 2012, and Netflix will let investors know how its membership base is holding up. Netflix warned late last year that it would post a loss for the quarter.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NAS: BWLD) lives for sports, so you know that the family-friendly chain of sports bars enjoyed last month's March Madness. It's also probably living up the new baseball season, NHL playoffs, and the NBA playoffs that will tip off later this month.

Buffalo Wild Wings has been one of the more successful growth stocks in the casual-dining space, and Tuesday's report should serve up more of the same.

Corning (NYS: GLW) is one of the many companies reporting on Wednesday. Analysts see Corning posting a profit of $0.28 a share, well short of the $0.47 in earnings it served up a year earlier.

Java junkies will be all over Starbucks (NAS: SBUX) when it reports on Thursday. And why not? Save up that caffeinated energy!

Starbucks may shed some more light on the Verismo single-serve consumer coffee maker it plans to introduce later this year.

The final trading day of the week is usually quiet, but that's certainly not the case during earnings season. One name to watch is IMAX (NYS: IMAX) . Movie theaters have started to show signs of life this year after a rough 2011. IMAX reports on Friday morning.

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