The Fool's Look Ahead

Monday
The new trading weeks kicks off with a peek at the Olympian hotbed of China, as China Netcom (NYSE: CN  ) reports. The provider of broadband and landline telco service in the world's most populous nation will post its interim reports, giving investors a glimpse of the telco trends in the fast-growing market.

Tuesday
Bookseller Borders Group (NYSE: BGP  ) turns the page. The struggling superstore chain is typically only profitable during the potent holiday quarter, so investors shouldn't expect much out of the report. However, since the company has put itself up for sale, it will be an interesting conference call where any developments could move the stock sharply one way or the other.

If you're hungry for more uplifting retailer news, Big Lots (NYSE: BIG  ) has been holding up well with its close-outs in these penny-pinching times. J. Crew (NYSE: JCG  ) has been volatile, but it's still one of the stronger mall brands. 

Wednesday
TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO  ) will give investors a shot at hitting the "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" button after its quarterly report. Analysts see a substantially narrower loss for the period. The company's financial statements have been improving lately. TiVo always seems to have cool announcements, though anemic subscriber growth keeps that party in check. Will it be more of the same? Let's find out and see if it's a report worth replaying.

Thursday
You're getting a Dell (Nasdaq: DELL  ) earnings report, dude. The computer giant is clawing its way back these days. Wall Street sees second-quarter earnings climbing 13% to $0.36 a share. The old Dell would have laughed at the low-balling analysts, but today's Dell is hungry, with plenty to prove. Is it still sacrificing margins for the sake of market share? Has Michael Dell's return been a lucrative one? Tune in for answers.

Friday
With Labor Day around the corner, stateside companies will steer clear of reporting earnings on Friday. They'll take off early, ironically enough. You may as well, too.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

Dell and Borders are Motley Fool Inside Value picks. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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


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