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 begins with New Oriental Education (NYSE: EDU  ) , which will step up with its latest financial report.

Shares of New Oriental got a boost last Monday, after Oppenheimer upgraded the leading provider of private educational services in China. There were accounting concerns raised earlier this summer, but the SEC OKed the consolidation of the company's minority stake in New Oriental China into its financial statements.

Tuesday
Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI  ) pumps up the volume on Tuesday.

The satellite-radio provider already revealed strong subscriber growth during the third quarter, but now the market will see whether it raises guidance for its other metrics. The company is also likely to address the pending departure of CEO Mel Karmazin.

Wednesday
Garmin (Nasdaq: GRMN  ) will try to find its way on Wednesday.

Life hasn't been easy on the GPS giant. Too many cars and smartphones come with free or nearly free ways to get around. However, Garmin has managed to excel in other outdoor gadgetry. Analysts still see a dip in profitability when it reports, but don't assume that Garmin is going away just because there's an app for that now.

Thursday
Starbucks
(Nasdaq: SBUX  ) pours out fresh quarterly results on Thursday. How will its new Verismo one-cup brewer affect comps in the coming quarter? It just opened its first location in India. How's that playing out?

The baron of baristas will have plenty to say.

Friday
The week closes out with Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR  ) reporting. Coal stocks are improving this month as investments, but the industry is coming off what appears to be a dreadful quarter. Analysts see Alpha Natural posting a sharp loss on Friday, reversing a year-ago profit.

Check that calendar
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Aristotle Munarriz has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Starbucks and has the options on Starbucks. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend New Oriental Education, Garmin, and Starbucks. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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