There's never a dull week on Wall Street. Let's go over some of the news that will shape the week to come.
This won't be an earnings report. The parent of the Jamba Juice chain won't divulge actual financials for its recently concluded quarter for several more weeks. The conference call that it will host on Monday afternoon will allow the company to initiate its guidance for 2014, as well as update investors on how its menu expansion, refranchising efforts, and JambaGO self-serve kiosks are doing.
Aluminum may not be the bellwether that it used to be, but that won't stop Aloca (NYSE: AA ) from reporting its latest quarterly results on Tuesday.
Wall Street sees profitability doubling to $0.06 a share despite a slight decline in revenue. After posting better than expected earnings in back-to-back quarters, the trend suggests Alcoa will earn more than the $0.06 a share that the pros are expecting.
Instead of allowing mentally and physically handicapped guests to board rides and attractions through expedited queues, the parks will now offer return times equal to the standby lines for boarding. Whether it was non-disabled visitors gaming the system or just the sheer volume of challenged park guests slamming the growing crowds at Disney's gated attractions, the family entertainment giant has been facing backlash from parents of autistic children and others with afflictions, where waiting for ride times is easier said than done.
Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU ) reports on Thursday.
The stock has more than tripled over the past year, so clearly expectations will be high for the tech bellwether. After several quarterly deficits, Micron broke through with a profitable showing last time out. Analysts see Micron delivering a profit of $0.24 a share this time around.
Earnings season kicks in the following week, but investors will get a taste of how things are going in financial services as a couple of banking giants report to close out this trading week.
Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC ) will report on Friday morning. Will rising rates hurt its mortgage business or help draw more savers? We'll let Wells Fargo speak for itself, ahead of next week's deluge of earnings reports.
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