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 trading week begins with Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: VRTX  ) reporting its latest quarterly results on Monday. Analysts see the once-profitless biotech posting its fourth consecutive substantial profit in a row.

Tuesday
Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR  ) is one of the many companies reporting on Tuesday. The broadband, digital phone, and TV service provider is expected to post a quarterly profit of $0.05 a share. The one troubling trend Frontier needs to overcome is that it's missed Wall Street's profit targets in three of the past four quarters.

Wednesday
If the market finds itself lost in the middle of the week, it's always nice to have Garmin (Nasdaq: GRMN  ) around. The GPS giant reports on Wednesday. In a somewhat surprising development, the market's banking on a bottom-line improvement for the quarter.

Thursday
LinkedIn
(Nasdaq: LNKD  ) has a very important job interview to tackle on Thursday. The corporate social-networking specialist is reporting its latest financials exactly one week after Facebook posted disappointing quarterly results.

Don't blow it, LinkedIn.  The job of market leadership in social networking can be yours if you play your cards right.

Friday
The final trading day of the week is usually quiet, but we're still ribcage-deep in earnings season. A big name to watch on Friday is Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG  ) . The company behind Crest toothpaste, Tide laundry detergent, and Pampers diapers is expected to post net income of $0.77 a share, short of the $0.84 it served up a year earlier.

Procter & Gamble also makes Bounty paper towels. Does that make its investors Bounty hunters?

May the jokes get better for you over the weekend.

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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 andis also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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