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 Lowe's (NYS: LOW) reporting its latest quarterly results on Monday.

Investors already saw the report from its orange apron-donning rival a few days ago. They've also seen blowout quarterly results from the leading hardwood flooring specialty retailer and the top player in wood-alternative decking.

This seems to be a good time for home improvement, but we'll let Lowe's have the last word on the matter.

La-Z-Boy (NYS: LZB) is one of the many companies reporting on Tuesday.

The company behind the signature reclining chairs and other popular furniture pieces has had its lumpy moments over the past few years, but Wall Street's feeling upbeat these days. Analysts expect La-Z-Boy to crank out a quarterly profit of $0.08 a share, nearly tripling the prior year's $0.03 showing.

Kayak Software (NAS: KYAK) went public at $26 last month. The company behind the popular travel website that scours several other sites for the best rates will deliver its first quarterly report as a public company on Wednesday.

Note to Kayak: You get only one chance to make a first impression.

Aruba Networks
(NAS: ARUN) coasts in on Thursday. Wall Street's banking on a profit of $0.16 a share out of the mobile enterprise specialist, just shy of the $0.17 it served up a year earlier.

Will the New York Knicks continue to draw fans now that Jeremy Lin has signed with another team? This may be typical sports-talk fodder, but it should be part of the agenda when Madison Square Garden (NYS: MSG) reports on Friday morning.

This is a pretty big deal. Lin's meteoric rise last season attracted international attention to the eventually playoff-bound Knicks. Madison Square Garden owns the team, the venue, and even the cable network that broadcasts the Knicks' games.

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