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 Paychex (Nasdaq: PAYX  ) posting its latest quarterly results. The payroll processor is expected to post flat results, but investors should still check out the report. Paychex is a great way to take the pulse of Corporate America. If companies are hiring and cutting more checks, it'll show up in the Paychex's results.

Tuesday
Jabil Circuit (NYSE: JBL  ) checks in on Tuesday. The contract manufacturer for electronics is expected to earn $0.58 a share this time around, just short of the $0.62 it rang up a year earlier.

Wednesday
Jefferies downgraded shares of Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR  ) this past week, fearing that a pullback in steel prices would weigh on the company's shares. Worthington will get a shot at the last laugh when it reports on Wednesday.

Thursday
Research In Motion
(Nasdaq: RIMM  ) suits up on Thursday afternoon. The Canadian company behind the once popular BlackBerry smartphone has seen its shares waffling about in the single digits in recent months, and the market's not holding out for much. Analysts see a 40% plunge in revenue and a large quarterly deficit.

Friday
The week closes out with American Greetings (NYSE: AM  ) chiming in with its fiscal second-quarter financials. It's certainly hard to make a living selling greeting cards and stationery items these days, when social networks and email often do the trick, but American Greetings has also been amassing online properties to roll with the times.

This particular report should be a weak one, but analysts are already sending their "get well soon" cards.

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