Let's put the kettle to the metal as we kick off the new trading week with Campbell Soup (NASDAQ:CPB). The food conglomerate -- with a hand in everything from its namesake soups to Pepperidge Farm treats to V8 beverages -- checks in with its fiscal third-quarter report. Don't worry about bringing a can opener, though. Wall Street's only expecting the company to earn $0.40 a share for the period -- exactly what it earned a year earlier.

On Tuesday, Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) chimes in, looking to grow earnings by 16% in its latest quarter. The office-supply retailer's performance usually sticks close to analyst projections, so don't expect it to stray too far from the $0.29 per share in profitability that the pros predict.

Specialty retailer Limited (NYSE:LTD) will ring up its quarterly results on Wednesday. Don't worry so much about the numbers. The real meat here will be questions concerning the company's recent plan to sell off apparel lines and concentrate on its Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works stores.

The housing industry comes knocking on Thursday. Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) is considered a bellwether for the sector, which hasn't looked pretty lately. Order cancellations, subprime lending fears, and tenuous home prices have hurt. Toll is looking to earn just $0.25 a share for its fiscal second quarter, less than one-fourth of what it earned a year earlier during the same period.

Heading north for the holiday weekend? Don't forget to check in on Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY). The financial services provider closes out the week with its fiscal second-quarter report. Analysts expect earnings to climb 20% higher, to $0.90. That would certainly be one way to head north.

Until next week, I remain,
Rick Munarriz

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