The Fool Looks Ahead

Let's feed our appetite for earnings on Monday by digging into Cosi (Nasdaq: COSI  ) . Cool concept. Horrible income statements. In fact, Cosi has never produced a quarterly profit since going public nearly five years ago. Analysts don't expect the company to be in the black this time around, but it would be nice to see it inch closer to that possibility.

If you want something a little more conventional on your plate, the profitable Luby's (NYSE: LUB  ) is also posting its quarterly numbers on Monday.

Then we have a company that can always Photoshop a bad quarterly report. Why? Because Adobe (Nasdaq: ADBE  ) makes Photoshop. Wall Street expects the digital publishing specialist to post lower fourth-quarter earnings than it did a year earlier. We'll see about that. Adobe is usually pretty good about topping expectations. Tuesday will also be a good time to ask management if it is threatened by some of the applications included in the recent rollout of Windows Vista.

A Wednesday morning delivery of FedEx (NYSE: FDX  ) earnings is also on the truck. The Motley Fool Stock Advisor newsletter pick has pulled up ahead of analyst estimates for six consecutive quarters. The pros are looking for $1.33 per share in earnings. Let's see whether FedEx can run that streak to seven.

(NYSE: CAG  ) has gotten itself into a sticky situation with potentially tainted jars of its Peter Pan peanut butter. I know I had two of those jars with the 2111 product code, which I brought in for a refund. How is that recall coming along? Any update on the potential earnings impact? Thursday knows.

No, Freddie Mac (NYSE: FRE  ) isn't the name of a hip-hop recording star. Then again, on Friday we'll know what kind of singing voice the financial service specialist is packing. I'm bringing earplugs, just in case.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look forward. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.

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