Playthings, parks, and pop will decorate the week that lies ahead.

Monday
The new trading week kicks off with another peek inside Santa's bag, as Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) delivers its results for the holiday quarter. The market may be braced for a letdown after Mattel's (NYSE: MAT) lackluster performance, but why give up on Hasbro before it gives up on you? The stock has beaten Wall Street expectations in seven consecutive quarters.

Tuesday
If it's Tuesday, it must be Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT). The semiconductor specialist is expected to post a profit of $0.01 a share in its latest quarter. It's far less than the $0.23 a share that it delivered a year ago, but -- in this market -- there are things far worse than being merely profitable.

Wednesday
It will be iRobot's (Nasdaq: IRBT) turn to take on human analysts on Wednesday. The company has come a long way in introducing consumer robots like its Roomba automated cleaners and scoring on the battlefield with its Packbot bomb-sniffing automatons. However, spotty financial performance has also been coded into its circuitry. Let's see if it can fix itself.

Thursday
Amusement park operator Cedar Fair (NYSE: FUN) reports on Thursday. Don't bother with the actual fourth-quarter performance. It's usually not much to write home about since most of its parks close just as the Halloween festivities are over. The reason to tune in is to see if Cedar Fair will cut its lofty dividend, something that the company has conceded that it's considering.

If you're looking for a bigger company to follow, Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) also cracks open the can to let the world know if its latest quarter was flat or fizzy.

Friday
If you need a little more carbonation in your week, PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) wraps up the trading week with its quarterly report. Analysts see the soft drink and salty snack titan growing its bottom line by 10% to $0.88 a share.

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 does not own shares in any of the companies in this story, save for Cedar Fair. The Fool has a disclosure policy.