Drugs, drops, and dukes will have starring roles in the week that lies ahead.

Monday
The new trading week begins with CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) checking in. The pharmacy and prescription fulfillment giant is expected to post a profit of $0.78 a share in its latest quarter, 11% ahead of last year's showing.

Hasbro (NYSE:HAS) is also expected to come out and play on Monday morning, serving up its telltale holiday quarter's report.

Tuesday
Coca-Cola
(NYSE:KO) hopes to be a pop star. The soft-drink leader is seen as recession resistant given the pocket change pleasures it peddles, but we'll let the quarterly results prove whether Coca-Cola is fizzy or flat.

Wednesday
Sprint Nextel
(NYSE:S) is targeted to post a narrower deficit. Its report should provide a welcome glimpse into the highly competitive wireless carrier space.

New York Times (NYSE:NYT) also stops the presses for its quarterly presentation. The print industry bellwether should shed some light on its iffy sector. How are circulation and print advertising trends going? Is online advertising still a growth model? Those questions should be answered on Wednesday.

Thursday
World Wrestling Entertainment
(NYSE:WWE) tags in. Analysts see the company delivering a profit of $0.18 a share, flat with last year's showing. Despite the popular of MMA fights, the media empire that the McMahons have built still has some fight left.

Friday
Duke Energy
(NYSE:DUK) wraps up the trading week with its quarterly numbers. The energy utility is popular with income investors, given its 5.8% yield. It naturally has to earn the right to keep such generous payouts going, and that's what makes its financial reports so compelling.

Until next week, I remain,
Rick Munarriz

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