The three companies toil away in different sectors, but Capstone Turbine (Nasdaq: CPST), Coeur d'Alene Mines (NYSE: CDE), and ReneSola (NYSE: SOL) kick off the new week with their quarterly reports.

Capstone makes energy-generating turbines, Coeur d'Alene mines primarily for silver,and ReneSola is a solar energy play. However, all three are expected to post healthier bottom-line reports than they did a year earlier.

Combine China's improving economy with the joys of leisurely treks and business-widening demands of corporate travel and you have the perfect reason to check in on Home Inns' (Nasdaq: HMIN) quarterly financials. The company is growing its chain of value-priced lodging establishments quickly, so it bears watching -- even for growth investors who typically sidestep the sleepy hospitality industry closer to home.

(NYSE: IAG) is a mid-tier gold mining company. The Canadian producer watches over seven mines on three continents. It will deliver its quarterly results 90 minutes into the trading day.

If hunger pangs kick in, consult a different kind of Canadian producer: Tim Hortons (NYSE: THI). Its signature doughnuts and baked treats make the chain a popular morning haunt in Canada and the northern United States. Analysts see Tim Hortons posting a quarterly profit of $0.48 a share, well ahead of the $0.37 a share it posted a year ago.

Most retailers won't post their quarterly reports until later this month, but J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) is fashionably early with its metrics. This isn't the department store operator's busiest time of the year, but it offers one of the rare quarterly calls taking place on this day.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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