Books, backrubs, and blockbusters will color in the week that lies ahead.
We'll kick off the new trading week with playful things. Hasbro
Hasbro has been giving analysts fits. Over the past seven quarters, Hasbro has alternated between missing and beating Wall Street profit targets in perfect zig-zag fashion. The good news? It missed last time out, so if the trend over the past two years is any indication, the company should earn more than those seven pennies per share. The bad news? How dare you consider the ebb and flow of Hasbro's slalom skiing through quarterly reports anything more than a coincidence? That's one game that Hasbro probably doesn't care much for playing.
If it's Tuesday, it must be Amazon.com
Amazon is a squarely profitable company these days. Sure, the holiday-spiked fourth quarter will always be its big report, but the company's expansion into different categories and its growing role as a year-round landlord to virtual tenants has helped smoothen out the seasonal bumps along the way.
Derek Zoolander once spent a week at a day spa, but investors probably wouldn't mind spending a few quarters at spa specialist Steiner Leisure
You may or may not want to make it a Blockbuster
If any of the companies get trashed during the week, it's good to know that Waste Management
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.