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 NQ Mobile (NYS: NQ) ringing up its latest financial report. The provider of mobile services went public last year at $11.50 but today finds itself meandering in the single digits. Wall Street sees a profit of $0.15 a share, matching last year's earnings.

Don't be surprised if diehard gamers call in sick on Tuesday. Activision Blizzard (NAS: ATVI) has been pointing to record pre-orders for Call of Duty: Back Ops II. Last year's installment broke industry records, and expectations are for Tuesday's debut to raise the bar yet again.

The company's outlook for the holiday quarter is refreshingly robust. A lot is riding on the game.

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYS: ANF) is one of a handful of retailers reporting on Wednesday. The trendy mall apparel retailer has had its ups and downs. Analysts see it having a decent back-to-school season, forecasting slight bottom-line improvement. Investors will also want to see if the company has any visibility for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

Marvell Technology
(NAS: MRVL) checks out with its fresh quarterly results on Thursday. The developer of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions is expected to earn only half as much as it did a year earlier. Analysts also see a 19% slide in revenue.

The week closes out with Isis Pharmaceuticals (NAS: ISIS) reporting. Isis has 25 drugs in its pipeline as it specializes in antisense technology to discover and develop new treatments.

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