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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 trading week begins with Groupon (Nasdaq: GRPN ) reporting its latest quarterly results on Monday. The daily-deals leader has plenty to prove. Groupon went public at $20 just nine months ago, but it's now meandering in the single digits. The "50% off" IPO jokes are now both tired and -- quite frankly -- generously conservative.
In short, Groupon really needs to wow the market on Monday.
Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS ) is one of the many companies reporting on Tuesday. The designer and retailer of high-end apparel and accessories has seen many of its peers get smacked around this summer. Earnings season for the niche has been largely disappointing. Michael Kors gets a chance to change that perception.
Another company with plenty to prove is Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT ) . Analysts see the company posting a quarterly profit of $0.22 a share on Wednesday, well short of the $0.35 it served up a year earlier.
Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS ) punches in on Thursday. Investors may not care about buying into the office-supplies market, but it's still a great proxy for Corporate America. If small and midsized businesses are comfortable enough to begin spending again, you'll probably see it in Staples' report.
The final trading day of the week is usually quiet, but we're just starting to wrap up earnings season. A name to watch on Friday is ChipMOS Technologies (Nasdaq: IMOS ) . The Taiwanese provider of semiconductor testing and assembly services already divulged that quarterly revenue climbed 3% during the period. On Friday it will go through its entire income statement.
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