There's never a dull week on Wall Street. Let's go over some of the news that will shape the week to come.
Google (NASDAQ: GOOG ) is hoping that Android takes a bigger bit of the nascent smartwatch market. The first wave of Android Wear devices hits the market this week, when Samsung's Galaxy Gear Live and the LG G Watch begin shipping on Monday.
Despite all of the buzz, smartwatches haven't exactly taken off. The Kickstarter-backed Pebble was revolutionary, but consumer tech giants diving in with more advanced Bluetooth-ready timepieces haven't had a lot of success in the niche. Google's hoping that the Android Wear platform will help change that before the inevitable iWatch arrives.
The Container Store (NYSE: TCS ) reports fresh financials on Tuesday afternoon. The retailer of storage items and other housewares soared when it went public at $18 late last year. Its shares doubled at the open, but it's been hard to sustain that kind of positive sentiment. Analysts see a small deficit during the seasonally sleepy fiscal quarter that ended in May.
CHC Group (NYSE: HELI ) flies in with its latest quarterly report on Wednesday afternoon. Its CHC Helicopter subsidiary watches over 240 aircraft around the world, servicing everything from the oil and gas industry to assisting in search-and-rescue missions. CHC Group's Heli-One subsidiary maintains helicopters outside of its fleet.
Revenue has been flat at CHC Group through the first nine months of fiscal 2014, and that's essentially what the company's been targeting for the entire fiscal year. CHC Group reports after the market close on Wednesday, hosting its conference call the following morning.
There was a time when storage and cloud computing stocks were all the rage, and Barracuda Networks (NYSE: CUDA ) was hoping to cash in last November -- five days after The Container Store's IPO -- by going public.
Barracuda has lived up to its end of the bargain. The provider of subscription-based IT solutions for network and data security has beaten Wall Street's profit targets with ease in its first two reports as a public company. It hopes to stretch that streak to three periods on Thursday.
The first of the "too big to fail" banks kicks off the new earnings season by reporting financial results on Friday morning. Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC ) has momentum in its corner. The stock hit a new high on Thursday, and the 2.6% yield that its investors are collecting is likely more than its customers are generating through Wells Fargo's interest-bearing accounts.
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