Motor sports and momentous rollouts will color in the week that lies ahead.

The holiday weekend hands the baton to a quiet start. Absent any meaty quarterly reports, your best bet may be to check out the early accounts of how Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad sold during its first two days on the market.

If you're still hungry for an actual earnings report, AZZ (NYSE: AZZ) should fit the bill. Its bus ducts, relay panels, and substation services should help beef up our occasionally inept electrical infrastructure. Unfortunately, analysts think that AZZ will earn only $0.59 a share in its latest quarter, well short of the $0.81 a share it rang up a year ago.

Franklin Covey
(NYSE: FC) reports. The company has struggled over the past decade in its transformation from a paper planning company to a corporate trainer and consultant, but at least Wall Street sees Franklin Covey posting a profit. After posting deficits through the darkest recessionary stretches, it has posted back-to-back quarters of positive earnings.

(NYSE: MON) leads the way. The agricultural bellwether is well-loved around Fooldom, but it too is projected to post a year-over-year decline on the bottom line.

International Speedway
(Nasdaq: ISCA) goes in for its quarterly pit stop. The motor sports promoter -- with the legendary tracks to host the racing -- has struggled during the downturn. It hasn't delivered quarterly earnings growth in nearly two years. Mr. Market doesn't see that changing now, though International Speedway is closing the gap.

Shaw Communications
(NYSE: SJR) and Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) wrap up the trading week with their results. Canadian communications and hard liquor don't often go hand in hand, but both companies are expected to improve on last year's profitable showings.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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