The Earnings Announcements You Should Be Watching

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

In this edition of The Consumer Countdown, consumer goods analysts Michael Finarelli and Sean O'Reilly join host Mark Reeth to take a look at the week ahead and preview some of the big earnings announcements from their sector.

On Thursday, Wal-Mart is reporting earnings, and Mike will be keeping a close eye on the numbers. Expectations are higher for this quarter than last, though not by much, and Mike isn't positive that the company can beat them.

Also on Thursday, Nordstrom will be announcing earnings, and Sean is excited about it. He acknowledges that the company hasn't been growing as fast as it once did, but the Nordstrom Rack brand continues to be a moneymaker for the company, and he thinks that's why Nordstrom will do well.


Can Wal-Mart help you secure your future?
Dividend stocks can make you rich. It's as simple as that. While they don't garner the notoriety of high-flying growth stocks, they're also less likely to crash and burn. And over the long term, the compounding effect of the quarterly payouts, as well as their growth, adds up faster than most investors imagine. With this in mind, our analysts sat down to identify the absolute best of the best when it comes to rock-solid dividend stocks, drawing up a list in this free report of nine that fit the bill. To discover the identities of these companies before the rest of the market catches on, you can download this valuable free report by simply clicking here now.

The article The Earnings Announcements You Should Be Watching originally appeared on Fool.com.

Mark Reeth has no position in any stocks mentioned. Michael Finarelli has no position in any stocks mentioned. Sean O'Reilly has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners