The Fool Looks Ahead

There's never a dull week on Wall Street. Let's go over some of the news that will shape the week to come.

Monday
The new trading week kicks off with LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK  ) reporting its quarterly results on Monday.

If you've been following any of the solar-energy companies reporting in recent weeks, you know that there have been storm clouds looming over the niche. The economic slowdown in China and the end of subsidies in Europe have turned many profits into deficits.

LDK will be next. Analysts see a loss of $0.85 a share for the quarter. It posted a whopping profit of $1.09 a share during the same period a year earlier.

Tuesday
Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI  ) reports on Tuesday morning. The satellite-radio giant continues to grow its subscriber base, but this will be the first quarter since Sirius XM bumped rates higher for new subscribers in January.

Wednesday
Yelp (Nasdaq: YELP  ) is one of the many companies reporting on Wednesday. The company has been a darling of the Web 2.0 revolution, using visitor-generated restaurant reviews to populate its sticky website and smartphone app with content. Wall Street expects a small loss for the quarter, though heady top-line growth can be a potent after-dinner mint.

Thursday
LinkedIn
(Nasdaq: LNKD  ) , the social-networking website for career-oriented professionals, checks in on Thursday. Yes, LinkedIn trades at a rich valuation, but investors are paying a premium based on what the company will be able to do with its growing list of well-to-do white-collared pros.

Friday
The final trading day of the week is usually quiet, but that's certainly not the case during earnings season. One name to watch is Exelon (NYSE: EXC  ) . The nuclear-energy powerhouse is expected to post a quarterly profit of $0.81 a share, short of the $1.17 it served up a year earlier.

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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz calls them as he sees them. He owns no shares in any of the stocks in this story and is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.


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  • Report this Comment On April 28, 2012, at 3:48 PM, doubting wrote:

    Rick,

    To be correct, Sirius bumped the rate not only for new subscribers but for ALL subscribers. It will simply take time for the rate to cover existing subscribers because many of the contracts are one and two year long.

    We should expect very strong results due to three new/relatively new factors,

    1. $1.54 price increase

    2. Further meaningful used car market penetration, and

    3. Sat radio 2.0 technology (Lynx) and huge internet expansion.

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