If you like to read the writing on the wall, maybe OMNOVA's (NYSE:OMN) MemEase flexible whiteboards can help you. If not, it still won't keep the company from scribbling away, as the wall covering, roofing, and chemicals specialist kicks off the new trading week with its fiscal third-quarter report. Analysts expect sharp improvement at OMNOVA, with profits climbing from $0.05 to $0.13 per share for the period.

What does the Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) see? Tune in on Tuesday to find out, as the relentlessly charismatic Larry Ellison provides the skinny on how the enterprise-software giant fared during the fiscal first quarter of 2007.

Come to think of it, it's been a while -- minutes, really -- since the acquisition-happy company put out a buyout announcement. Is there any truth to the rumors of Oracle eyeing Business Objects (NASDAQ:BOBJ)? You can probably expect the company to field questions about that during the conference call.

Circuit City
(NYSE:CC) produced a somewhat spectacular quarterly report three months ago. Can it do it again? The turnaround has been impressive at the consumer-electronics superstore chain, as shoppers flock to Circuit City for flat-screen televisions and digital camcorders.

Optimism is running high. Even though it's a seasonally sleepy period for the company, Wall Street expects earnings to clock in at $0.05 a share, a fivefold improvement over the penny per share it produced a year ago.

Investors hope that Motley Fool Stock Advisor selection FedEx (NYSE:FDX) will deliver the goods on Thursday. The company's been on the move lately. Last time out, it blew past Wall Street's bottom-line targets, earning $1.82 a share. That was comfortably ahead of the $1.77 a share that analysts had been predicting.

Finally, you can sail into the weekend after boarding the quarterly earnings deck of Carnival (NYSE:CCL). The world's leading cruise line has been paddling its way back into the market's good graces after hitting a new 52-week low just before its last quarterly report. Pay attention not only to the cruising giant's financials, but also to how advance bookings are shaping up.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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 article. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.