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 market is closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Sure, there will be trading overseas, but take the day off. You've earned it.
LED-lighting leader Cree (Nasdaq: CREE ) and video-game publisher Majesco (Nasdaq: COOL ) are two of the companies reporting when the abridged trading week kicks off on Tuesday.
One company is expected to earn half as much as it did a year earlier. The other is expected to reverse an earlier deficit with a small profit. Given the popularity of LED lighting and recent struggles in the video-game industry, you may think that Cree is the one posting the improved bottom-line performance, but it's actually Majesco.
8x8 (Nasdaq: EGHT ) reports on Wednesday. Analysts are targeting a profit of $0.03 a share, flat with the $0.03 a share it earned a year earlier.
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG ) reports on Thursday.
There are always burning questions waiting for Google when it reports. Here are a few that may get heaved the dot-com giant's way.
- Is Google really favoring Google+ over Twitter results?
- How far does Big G plan on stepping back into China?
- Can the online-advertising market get any bigger?
The final trading day of the week won't be all that quiet. A couple of earnings reports -- spearheaded by General Electric (NYSE: GE ) wraps up a week that marks the early stages of the new earnings season.
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