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 first full trading week in June begins with Conn's (NAS: CONN) reporting its latest quarterly results on Monday morning. Larger consumer-electronics retailers have been struggling lately, but analysts see a sharp spike in profitability at Conn's.

Mitcham Industries (NAS: MIND) is one of the few companies reporting their latest financials this week. The geophysical-equipment supplier will be releasing its latest results on Tuesday after the market closes. A conference call to discuss the report will follow on Wednesday morning.

Vail Resorts (NYS: MTN) reports on Wednesday. As you can imagine, running a chain of ski resorts is a very seasonal basis. Vail makes the lion's share of its money during the snow-blessed winter and early spring -- and that just happens to be the quarter that the resort operator will be discussing.

Francesca's Holdings
(NAS: FRAN) made headlines for all of the wrong reasons a few weeks ago, when it had to dismiss its CFO over a Twitter post that seemed to suggest a strong quarter a week ahead of the actual report. Now investors will see whether it can deliver another blowout quarter without any early leaks.

The final trading day of the week is usually quiet, especially this time of year. Piedmont Natural Gas (NYS: PNY) is one of the few companies stepping up to the earnings stage. Despite low natural gas prices, analysts see Piedmont growing on the bottom line. Investors have also been flocking to Piedmont for its 4% yield, which is more generous than even long-term government bonds these days.

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