Taking the "can it" expression literally, Campbell Soup
Often seen as an all-weather stock (and not just because soup is the perfect meal after a cold, wet, and blustery day), Campbell hasn't exactly been shelf-steady in recent years. The stock is still trading at half of its 1998 highs. However, the company is coming off a nutritious third quarter, so Monday's report capping off its fiscal year may very well continue the welcome trend.
I'm like a kid in a candy store when I walk into a Best Buy
Then again, Circuit City has been showing signs of life lately. I took the company to task earlier this year for refusing a $17-per-share buyout bid. After passing on previous offers at the $8 and $14 marks in recent years, I figured that Circuit City was getting too greedy and that shareholders would suffer. Yes, the stock is trading below that $17 dowry it passed up in March, but not by much. Best Buy's snapshot will hopefully color in how the sector as a whole has performed over the summer.
Kitchen appliance maker Salton
If you spend enough time online, you are bound to come across the handiwork of Adobe
With the market interested in China these days, it's time to check in with Guoco (OTC BB: GULRF). The Hong Kong investment holding company is more obscure than the recent wave of splashy players in the red-hot Chinese gaming sector, with the thin trading volume to prove it, but Guoco has delivered decent financials lately. Through the first half of fiscal 2005, the company's earnings per diluted share rose by 27%. Will that make Guoco a household word stateside? Maybe not, but on a quiet Friday, there isn't much else out there on the earnings radar.
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Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz is a soup fan, as long as there's a clean spoon handy. He does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. T he 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.