The Fool Looks Ahead

Let's take a look at the news that will break in the week ahead.

Jan 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

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 new trading week kicks off with DragonWave (NASDAQ:DRWI) reporting its quarterly results. The supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks is expected to post another quarterly loss, but that doesn't mean everyone's afraid of DragonWave as a credit risk. The company announced on Tuesday that it's amending its existing revolving-credit facilities to give it more room to borrow.

Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) checks in on Tuesday morning. The Canadian media and communications giant is expected to grow revenue and earnings by just 2% to 3%, but that's the consistent nature of Shaw. Analysts see top- and bottom-line growth in the low single digits for all of fiscal 2014 and 2015.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) is one of many of the "too big to fail" banking behemoths set to report this week. The Federal Reserve has already indicated that it will begin tapering its quantitative easing practices this year, and that should push up interest rates. Higher borrowing costs may dissuade homebuyers and businesses, but the bigger yields may also bring back savers who in recent years have turned to bonds and dividend-paying stocks for income.

(NASDAQ:INTC) offers up fresh financials on Thursday. The company has made the most of slumping PC sales to get its chips and other tech solutions into as many other items as possible. That's a good thing. Industry tracker Gartner reported this week that PC unit shipments fell nearly 7% worldwide in the fourth quarter relative to a year earlier.

The strategy appears to be working. Analysts see modest gains on both ends of the Intel income statement.

The final trading day of the week is typically quiet, but not this time around, with General Electric (NYSE:GE) reporting. The conglomerate that dabbles in everything from engine parts to appliances is expected to post a quarterly profit of $0.53 a share in the morning, blowing past the $0.44 it recorded a year earlier.

Beyond the current week, let's look ahead to all of 2014
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Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

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