The market is closed on Memorial Day, so don't let me catch you watching CNBC on Monday. Take the time to rest, relish, and research. Even an abridged trading week offers its share of opportunities.

If it's Tuesday, it must be time for enterprise software solutions. BMC Software (NYSE:BMC) posts its fiscal fourth-quarter results. Analysts expect earnings to grow by 43% to hit $0.40 a share. It may sound like a lofty goal, but BMC has beaten Wall Street's profit targets for three consecutive reporting periods.

It's TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) time on Wednesday when the digital video recorder pioneer posts its quarterly numbers. TiVo has been posting narrower losses, though it will probably be another year or two before the company has a legitimate shot at turning a profit.

Then we have Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) on Thursday. Remember when Dell used to be a no-brainer? The company would step up to the earnings stage, the market would applaud, and investors would bid the stock higher. Not anymore. These days, the company has to field questions about why Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are doing so well, while Dell is not. With Michael Dell back at the helm, let's see if the answers get any better than the questions.

The short week will drop us off at home -- or at least it will drop us off at home decor specialist Kirkland's (NASDAQ:KIRK). The retailer has traditionally posted a profit only during the holiday quarter, so don't hold out too much hope for anything more than red ink for this particular report. However, it will be interesting to see how the company is doing in light of the sluggish housing market and recent bearish reports coming out of the hardware superstore chains.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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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 owns shares in TiVo. The Fool has a disclosure policy.