The Fool Looks Ahead

Let's look at the stocks that will be making news in the week ahead.

Jun 14, 2014 at 6:30AM

There's never a dull week on Wall Street. Let's go over some of the news that will shape the week to come.

Amira Nature Foods (NYSE:ANFI) kicks off the new trading week with fresh financials after the market closes on Monday. Dubai-based Amira is the leading provider of Indian specialty rice.

Amira hasn't exactly set the world on fire since going public at $10 toward the end of 2012. Then again, it's hard to fault a gain of 30% in a little less than two years. 

Solar energy stocks have been volatile, and Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) has been a wild one. The stock took a big hit earlier this month after the U.S. Commerce Department made a preliminary decision to impose duties of as much as 35% on imports of solar energy products. The move hit all of the Chinese makers of solar products, since it will make it that much more expensive to strike stateside deals.

The profitless Yingli has seen its shares lose more than half of their value since peaking in March, but it will have an opportunity to change its course with a strong quarterly report on Tuesday. A profit is highly unlikely, but analysts do see modest top-line growth. 

Wednesday (NASDAQ:AMZN) is hoping to turn heads on Wednesday, when it reveals its latest device. Before the media invites went out, the leading online retailer was widely reported to be introducing a smartphone with holographic display capabilities using four cameras to track a viewer's position, and Amazon's video seems to confirm that it will be putting out either a phone or perhaps a tablet with advanced display functionality. 

Amazon has a lot of ground to make up if this in fact a smartphone, as many expect. It will probably use the same forked version of Android that's in the Kindle Fire tablet, limiting its access to the entire breadth of Android apps but also locking Amazon in as the marketplace of choice. 

Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) checks in on Thursday morning. The drugstore operator seemed on the brink of faltering a few years ago, but it has turned into a consistently profitable performer. Analysts see the chain of nearly 4,600 stores posting what should be its seventh consecutive profitable quarter in a row. 

Red Lobster has been sold off, but that only means that Olive Garden and younger concepts will have to carry a bigger load for Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI). On Friday morning, we'll get the restaurateur's first quarterly report since announcing the sale of its struggling seafood chain. Some activists think the company didn't fetch enough in the sale, so this could be an interesting conference call.

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