The holiday-shortened trading week begins with Cal-Maine Foods (Nasdaq: CALM) reporting its quarterly results. The egg distributor is just getting over last month's voluntary recall over salmonella contamination concerns.  

New DVDs hit retailers on Tuesday. This week's rollouts include Resident Evil: The Afterlife and The American.

It's quiet on the earnings front, save for a small number of overseas companies reporting. Now may be a good time to examine the return lines at local retailers to see how the holiday season ultimately shakes out.  

(Nasdaq: AMZN) issues a press release detailing the year's hottest sellers during the final week of the year. It put out the list on Dec. 30 last year, but it can theoretically be cranked out at any point during this otherwise quiet week.

The list is worth absorbing, even if Amazon will largely be patting its own back for the success of its Kindle e-book reader. We already know that it sold "millions" this holiday-containing quarter.

The last trading day of the year will be naturally quiet on the news front. However, that doesn't mean that the day itself won't be relevant for making the news that will be reported several weeks later.

  • Did Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) top its year-end guidance of 19.1 million to 19.7 million subscribers?
  • Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) already broke through 20 million subscribers earlier this month. Will it top its target of 20.1 million?
  • Is "cord cutting" still taking place with the cable providers? Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Cablevision (NYSE: CVC), and many of their smaller rivals posted sequential declines in video subscribers in the third quarter.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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