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 Clean Energy (Nasdaq: CLNE  ) , the company that's championing the switch in vehicles to natural gas, reporting its latest quarterly results on Monday. Analysts see it posting a deficit twice as large as its quarterly loss a year earlier.

Tuesday
Zillow (Nasdaq: Z  ) is one of the many companies reporting on Tuesday. The fast-growing operator of its namesake real estate website is one of the handful of newly public companies from last year that are currently trading above their IPO prices. Zillow hit the market at $20 last summer.

Wednesday
The middle of the trading week will feature Universal Panel (Nasdaq: PANL  ) discussing its most recent quarter. The patent-rich pioneer of OLED, or organic light-emitting diodes, stunned the market with a surprising deficit in its previous quarter. Patent validation concerns have hurt the company. Wall Street's banking on a healthy profit in Wednesday's report, but that's also what it was expecting back in May.

Thursday
Roundy's
(NYSE: RNDY  ) is a Milwaukee-based grocery-store operator that went public earlier this year. One of its key attractions is its juicy dividend, though we've already seen one notable grocer disappoint yield chasers this summer.

Roundy's is expected to earn more than enough to cover its payouts when it reports on Thursday, but this is something that will naturally bear watching.

Friday
The final trading day of the week is usually quiet on the news front, but that will only give us time to break down J.C. Penney's (NYSE: JCP  ) report.

The dramatic makeover that was initiated at the department-store chain earlier this year has been disastrous. Investors are braced for a quarterly loss, but the stock will be driven by any progress on winning back shoppers with its new look and strategy.

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The Motley Fool owns shares of Universal Display and Zillow. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Zillow, Universal Display, and Clean Energy Fuels. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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  • Report this Comment On August 06, 2012, at 10:39 AM, sidneyleejohnson wrote:

    Your comments regarding PANL seem to belittle the knowledge of other Fool staff. Perhaps you should have left PANL coverage to the better informed among you. Bottom line is that PANL will have 15 million in flat fees kick in plus oled mat sales. The variable is oled mat sales and the question is whether the mat sales put them above or below consensus estimates (as if anyone should care what a bunch of folks compromised by either investment banking relations or short hedge fund managers looking for some wink wink reports timed on option expiration). Their negative EPS risk is very minor indeed. Company guidance for FY12 has been consistent at 90-110 million in revenue analysts have to factor out 12.6 for Q1 and have to allocate the rest with 15 million in fees for Q2/Q4. So it all comes down to how you want to allocate 47-67 million in revenue mat sales across Q2/Q3/Q4...SMD could choose for example to meet most of its required min mat sales in Q4... its not an easy task.

  • Report this Comment On August 06, 2012, at 11:33 AM, beavercreeked wrote:

    Article is not totally accurate. UDC had announced prior to last quarters earning that Samsung payments would not be recorded equally in each quarter. The Samsung payments would be recorded in the first and third quarters. Maybe this quarter analysts will express surprise that UDC's income jumped so much. This is like being surprised that we got more snow in January than we did in October.

  • Report this Comment On August 06, 2012, at 2:09 PM, Fool wrote:

    Rick - quick change: PANL is Universal Display, not Universal Panel.

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