We're launching into a busy week on the earnings front, and the last few down days of trading make the flurry of reports even more compelling. Now that pessimism has filled investors' minds, Mr. Market will likely find a way to truly reward its standout winners.

I just went over seven companies that analysts see posting higher quarterly results this week compared to the prior year. The economy is just beginning to show signs of life, but some publicly traded entities are already off the bottom-line races.

Thankfully, there are a lot more than seven companies that are pegged to post year-over-year gains on the bottom line this week. Let's go over a few more.


Latest Quarter EPS (Estimated)

Year-Ago Quarter EPS







Green Mountain Coffee (NASDAQ:GMCR)



Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)



Boeing (NYSE:BA)



Motorola (NYSE:MOT)






Source: Yahoo Finance.

These companies occupy vastly different industries. From biotech to airplanes, from premium coffee to flash memory, a healthy array of sectors is serving up winners these days.

Aerospace giant Boeing has delivered nightmarish delays on its Dreamliner plane, but investors may not mind if its numbers take flight this time around. E*TRADE's two largest rivals posted year-over-year quarterly declines last week; will the online brokerage become the third of a kind? And while Green Mountain Coffee Roasters may have a hit on its hands with its Keurig single-cup java brewers, premium coffee still sounds like a hard sell in soft times.

With all that in mind, these reports won't be perfect. Many of these companies are fortunate -- their latest quarters are stacked up against the dreadful 2008 holiday quarter, when sentiment was at its worst. Flash-memory leader SanDisk could easily overcome the wide deficit it posted a year ago.

However, since so many companies have yet to turn the corner financially, this isn't a time to get greedy. If Wall Street gives us at least 14 companies projected to post year-over-year increases this week, I'll take it.

Which of these seven companies do you think will keep improving in 2010? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.

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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz wonders if his contrarian heart will ever be happy. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.