Spices, vices, and big share prices will lead the way in the week of earnings that lies ahead. Let's take a closer look.
If earnings come in 57 varieties, H.J. Heinz
Hoping to top earnings the way it tops its pies, Papa John's
Wait a minute. What does a pepperoni pizza have to do with DVD rental? More than you think. Papa John's has already been working with movie studios in promotions that include free flicks with orders, and the move is likely to further integrate entertainment into home-delivered foodstuffs. It's a great way to stand out. It's an even better way to stand out without giving your product away.
If you like your earnings like you like your groceries -- in large amounts -- then has Costco
A few months ago, we interviewed Costco CEO Jim Sinegal about the company's recent struggles and the reasons for its upbeat outlook. With a loyal fan base, Costco is built to last. Unfortunately the market digests the long-term in three-month spoonfuls. Its next gulp comes Wednesday as Costco serves up its fiscal second-quarter financials.
Here's a little stock-specific trivia for you. Which quarter has traditionally been Weight Watchers'
If you like to see your earnings per share reported in hundreds of dollars -- instead of mere pennies -- Warren Buffett has two words of advice for you: Berkshire Hathaway
That reminds me. What I would like this summer for my birthday is a round lot of 100 Berkshire Hathaway shares. If you're pinched for cash, I'll settle for a dozen or so.
Want to learn more about the companies waiting to report earnings this week? Check out:
- Stocks Fools Love: H.J. Heinz
- Papa's Making Plans for Nigel
- What Would Costco's CEO Do?
- It's Good to Be Warren Buffett
Until next week I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz realizes that he'll have to settle for a Dairy Queen ice cream cake instead of Berkshire Hathaway shares for his birthday. He's fine with that. He does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.