It's still earnings season, so you're not following stocks if your ears aren't still ringing from all of the quarterly conference calls.

Here are a few of the reports that caught my eye -- and ear:

  • DreamWorks Animation (NYSE: DWA) posted better-than-expected earnings growth in its fiscal third quarter, but revenue and earnings have still come in lower through the first nine months of the year.
  • IMAX (Nasdaq: IMAX) also finished ahead of the pros. After a flurry of theater signings, IMAX now has a backlog of 257 screens to install -- ahead of the 163-order backlog it was facing a year ago.
  • Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) can thank its Asian ventures for a blowout quarter, but even its casinos in Vegas cleaned up nicely.
  • Coach (NYSE: COH) bagged a strong quarter, too, earning $0.63 a share. Wall Street was betting that the designer handbag maker's net income would check in at just $0.55 a share.

Good earnings news is the best market news.

Briefly in the news
And now let's take a quick look at some of the other stories that shaped our week.

  • Shares of Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) hit a two-year high, as the satellite-radio provider heads toward its third-quarter report on Thursday. Will we finally have the Howard Stern contract question answered?
  • TD AMERITRADE (Nasdaq: AMTD) was the last of the three leading discount brokers to weigh in. Its report was a mixed bag, as earnings missed Wall Street targets but revenue finished ahead of expectations.
  • (Nasdaq: ACOM) blasted past analyst guesstimates. The genealogy site has landed well ahead of Wall Street's bottom-line projections in each of its first four quarters as a public company.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz