Another Monday, another market holiday. In observance of New Year's Day, Wall Street won't be ringing bells at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. So don't you dare flick on CNBC or pull up a stock quote online. Take the day off. Work on your resolutions. Break a few, even.
The abridged trading week begins with Walgreen
I wish I had a Sonic
Back in October, Sonic closed out fiscal 2005 on thinner operating margins, due partly to higher energy costs. At the time, Sonic expected margins to stabilize. Did they? Drive up to the conference-call intercom next week and listen in. Order me a cherry limeade while you're at it.
Like a roughed-up Grand Theft Auto baddie, Take-Two Interactive
Take-Two wasn't alone. A month after the company warned, other software publishers like Electronic Arts
Video games are a dynamic growth area. The margins are high. A hit franchise can bring a steady flow of sequel revenue. Both EA and Activision are active Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendations. The short-term slide stings. How can it not? But investors with a longer-term view may have some upside to look forward to.
Plastics? Why not? A. Schulman
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Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look forward. He does not own shares in any of the companies 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.