Monday
The new trading week starts off at the card table. WPT Enterprises (NASDAQ:WPTE), the folks behind the World Poker Tour, ante up on Monday with the company's fourth-quarter report. WPT has managed to squeeze out small profits over its three most recent quarters, but analysts feel that WPT is holding a bad hand this time around. They expect a small loss. Care to call their bluff?

Tuesday
We'll get quarterly financials out of Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) on Tuesday. Investment bankers have been on a roll in recent months, blowing past Wall Street's profit targets. Goldman Sachs should keep the trend going. It has obliterated bottom-line expectations for four consecutive quarters. The pros see the company earning $4.84 a share, but I'd aim higher than that.

Wednesday
You'll have Lehman Brothers (NYSE:LEH) carrying the investment banking torch a day later, but if you want something a little more off the beaten path, do check out Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ). The edgy specialty retailer with an extreme-sports bent has gained a following as a Motley Fool Hidden Gems recommendation. Analysts expect earnings to soar 50% in the company's holiday quarter. Can Zumiez do it? Beating the market is definitely an extreme sport.

Thursday
Tune in on Thursday for Universal Display's (NASDAQ:PANL) numbers. The Rule Breakers stock pick has been doing some pretty impressive things with organic light-emitting diode technology. The company won't turn a profit until next year at the earliest, but that often comes with the territory of buying into disruptive technologies early.

Friday
We'll close out the week with another Rule Breakers selection as IMAX (NASDAQ:IMAX) puts on a show. The company behind those gargantuan eight-story-high cinematic projection systems will have a lot to say on Friday. The company recently abandoned a search for a suitor. It also hopes to post sequential improvement over a third-quarter report that lacked the kick of new theater installations. Let's see if this flick has a happy ending this time.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield-wiper fluid when trying to look forward. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy.