February 25, 2012
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 new trading week kicks off with Lowe's (NYSE: LOW ) reporting its quarterly results. The home-improvement retailer will release its financials early in the morning before hosting its conference call a half-hour before the market's opening bell.
Its orange apron-donning rival posted better-than-expected profitability earlier this week, and that should come as encouraging news for Lowe's investors.
AutoZone (NYSE: AZO ) lets Mr. Market crack open the hood to see how it's running on Tuesday. Auto parts retailing has proved to be a recession-resistant category during the latest downturn. Drivers wanting to keep their older cars running well -- to avoid a big-ticket purchase -- lean on the cost savings of self-maintenance.
American Software (Nasdaq: AMSWA ) reports on Wednesday. Analysts see the enterprise-software company earning $0.09 a share, just ahead of the $0.07 it rang up a year earlier.
Quepasa (NYSE: SD ) will let investors know what's happening on Thursday. Quepasa runs the fledgling namesake Latin American social-networking website and the larger myYearbook social platform.
The final trading day of the week finds Genesco (NYSE: GCO ) checking in to let us know whether the earnings shoe fits. The company runs a few retail concepts specializing in footwear and caps.
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