The Fool's Look Ahead

Monday
The new trading week begins with Hastings Entertainment checking in. Most investors are unlikely to be familiar with the media retailer, but I love grabbing quarterly peeks at the company because it does a little bit of everything. It sells CDs, games, and DVDs. It rents movies. It dabbles in small consumer electronics. It's a great way to get a pulse from various categories, because the chain is typically kind enough to break it all down.

Tuesday
We'll head east -- way east -- for a few Chinese companies reporting. E-House (NYSE: EJ  ) , NetEase.com (Nasdaq: NTES  ) , and China Distance Education (NYSE: DL  ) will shed some light on the state of real estate, online gaming, and education. China's economy is growing at a healthier clip than most countries', but now it's time for individual companies to prove their worth.

Wednesday
Limited Brands (NYSE: LTD  ) is one of the many retailers posting quarterly results on this day. Investors aren't expecting much out of most mall chains. The back-to-school season is peanuts compared with the holiday shopping season, which makes or breaks concepts. Shareholders will disregard the likely flattish report, moving Limited one way or another based on its outlook for the fourth quarter.

Thursday
Intuit (Nasdaq: INTU  ) reports. The accounting software company historically has two strong quarters, but we're on the wrong end of April 15 and Dec. 31 filing deadlines right now. It will still be an interesting report because the company will have the opportunity to discuss its recent acquisition of Mint.com.

Friday
The trading week closes out with D.R. Horton (NYSE: DHI  ) . The real estate developer is expected to post a substantially narrower deficit than it did a year ago. Sure, it's still red ink, but at least homebuilders are starting to bottom out.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

NetEase.com is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers selection. 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 not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy.


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (3)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 1042657, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 12/19/2014 3:09:32 AM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...


Advertisement