The new trading week begins with SYSCO (NYSE:SYY) reporting. The foodservice giant -- delivering edibles and essentials to many restaurants and institutions -- has been the poster child for steady and consistent growth over the years. It has even increased its dividend every year since going public in 1970. However, analysts don't see SYSCO improving on the $0.40 a share it earned a year earlier. Come Monday, the company is only projected to post a profit of $0.38 a share.

Marvel Entertainment (NYSE:MVL) delivers a superheroic punch on Tuesday. The pros see the comic-book titan earning just $0.36 a share, but there's usually a little something up Marvel's sleeve; its superhero power is a tendency to obliterate market expectations. Marvel has announced better-than-expected results -- by a wide margin -- in each of the past six quarters.

If you're a glutton for punishment, homebuilders Centex (NYSE:CTX) and Pulte Homes (NYSE:PHM) are also on the calendar for Tuesday. The upside is that Wall Street sees dramatically narrower losses from both residential developers.

(NASDAQ:MELI) steps up on Wednesday. The leading online marketplace in Latin America is on a juicy growth spurt. The pros see MercadoLibre's net income doubling to $0.10 a share for the quarter.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) won't look pretty on Thursday. The graphic chips specialist is targeted to post a fiscal-first-quarter loss, reversing a year-ago profit. If so, it will be the company's second consecutive quarterly loss after years of consistent profitability.

There's no such thing as sleepy Fridays during earnings season. This week's final trading day finds Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI) on the podium. You may not be familiar with the company, but you probably know its portfolio of cable properties, including Food Network and HGTV.   

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. The Fool has a disclosure policy.