Dough makers and boardroom builders will decorate the week that lies ahead.

Feeling more like a zero than a doughnut lately, Krispy Kreme (NYSE:KKD) kicks off the new trading week with its fiscal third-quarter report. The fallen darling of glazed goodness is still cranking out its sugary treats through 530 locations, but major analysts aren't even following the company anymore.

This may not be a bad thing. If Krispy Kreme is able to engineer a turnaround, it will be in Wall Street's shadows, giving individual investors easier access to participate in the appreciation.

H&R Block
(NYSE:HRB), Talbot's (NYSE:TLB), and Korn/Ferry (NYSE:KFY) are just some of the familiar names reporting on Tuesday. Investors aren't going to be too excited about H&R Block and Talbot's, as both companies are expected to post losses for the period. That's fine. These are seasonal businesses, and tax preparation and apparel will become more relevant in the coming weeks and months.

Korn/Ferry isn't doing much better. Analysts see the executive recruiter simply breaking even after earning $0.30 a share a year ago.

Filtration giant Pall (NYSE:PLL) makes that call on Wednesday. It should be steady flowing here, as Wall Street expects the company to match last year's $0.40 a share quarterly profit.

It's Tech Thursday as Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN) and National Semiconductor (NYSE:NSM) report. With earnings season drying up, there aren't too many S&P 500 components like these two left to report.

It is mostly a handful of overseas companies reporting on Friday, so feel free to turn off the stock quotes early and wrap up any holiday shopping that will only get trickier to accomplish the longer you wait.

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.