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 trading week begins with Acuity Brands (NYS: AYI) reporting its latest quarterly results on Monday. Analysts see the lighting-solutions provider earning $0.78 a share, well ahead of the $0.62 it earned a year earlier.

The market is quiet ahead of the Independence Day holiday, but you can bet the local multiplex will be busy.

The Amazing Spider-Man, Sony's (NYS: SNE) reboot of the Marvel franchise that has served it well in recent years, begins what should be a huge theatrical run on Tuesday. Movie theaters have bounced back in a big way after a terrible 2011, and now we get another sticky web to target summer audiences.

The market is closed on Wednesday for the Fourth of July holiday. Enjoy the great outdoors. Take in the fireworks. Set the alarm clock so you wake up early in time for a new trading day on Thursday.

International Speedway
(NAS: ISCA) and Xyratex (NAS: XRTX) check in with their quarterly financials on Thursday.

Analysts see the motor-sports promoter and the enterprise-data storage specialist posting improving results on the bottom line. The key difference between the two is that International Speedway was profitable a year earlier, but Xyratex posted a small deficit.

The final trading day of the week is usually quiet, but it's practically dead this time of year. Rest up, or see whether you can score matinee tickets for a Spidey showing. Disney's (NYS: DIS) Marvel will thank you.

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