This should be a decent start to the quiet week, because analysts see food giant ConAgra and drugstore operator Walgreen delivering reasonable bottom-line growth for the quarter.
Linux pal Red Hat
Wall Street sees the company earning $0.66 a share in its latest quarter, well above the $0.37 a share it rang up a year ago.
The trading floor closes three hours early in observance of Christmas Eve. Yes, you're only getting three and a half days of trading this week. There aren't any earnings reports to look out for, so feel free to turn off CNBC early and celebrate.
Stateside markets are closed, so heading out to the multiplex could be a worthwhile diversion. There is never a shortage of movies opening on Christmas. The debuts include It's Complicated and Time Warner's
I'm going to sneak in some of the caramel corn or popcorn that was strung on the tree to avoid paying insane prices at the concession stands. Why? Elementary, my dear Watson.
Until next week, I remain,
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.