The new trading week kicks off with Mosaic (NYSE: MOS) posting its quarterly results. There's been plenty of buzz over potash these days, but it's time to hop off the buyout bandwagon with this company. Mosaic is doing just fine on its own, and analysts see profitability tripling to $0.72 a share.

What does Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) have up its sleeve? It has scheduled an event for Tuesday, anchored by a 75-minute presentation that aims to "discuss new solutions, extending capabilities in the Data Center and across Borderless Networks." Hmm.

On the earnings front, Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) reports. The fast-food giant includes the Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell chains.

Helen of Troy
(Nasdaq: HELE) and Robbins & Myers (NYSE: RBN) check in on Wednesday. Helen of Troy makes beauty products. Robbins & Myers is a supplier of engineered equipment and systems for critical applications. The companies don't have a lot in common, but they are both expected to post improved earnings.

(Nasdaq: NAVI) is a provider of enterprise-class hosting, but it's not necessarily a provider of profitability. Wall Street expects a loss of $0.04 a share. That's not very encouraging, but at least it's half of the quarterly deficit the company reported a year earlier.

It's quiet on the earnings front, so why not head out to the multiplex? Nowhere Boy, Secretariat, and Life As We Know It are the major Hollywood debuts on Friday. I'm not exactly sold on Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX) Life As We Know It, though. The studio has been aggressively marketing the flick, but the trailer makes it look like a bad sitcom.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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