The brand-new trading weeks kicks off with aluminum giant Alcoa (NYSE: AA) and Apollo Group (Nasdaq: APOL) reporting.

Only Alcoa is expected to post improving results. Apollo has been challenged along with the rest of the for-profit post-secondary educators over student-loan repayment rates. 

(NYSE: SVU) hits the register on Tuesday. Supermarkets apparently aren't the all-weather sector that investors think, since the Minnesota-based grocer is targeted to post a 30% decline in quarterly profitability.

(NYSE: CLC) slips through on Wednesday with its fiscal-fourth-quarter report. Wall Street feels that the filtration specialist will earn $0.56 a share, just ahead of the $0.49 it posted in closing out fiscal 2009.

(Nasdaq: INTC) and Shuffle Master (Nasdaq: SHFL) chip in on Thursday with their latest financials. Intel is the world's leading maker of microprocessors. Shuffle Master makes automatic card shufflers and other casino equipment.

The week closes out with JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) reporting. The financial-services giant is expected to post a profit of $0.98 a share, comfortably ahead of the $0.74 it earned a year earlier. Slowly but surely, the banking industry is clawing its way from the bailout muck.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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