The new trading week kicks off with a pair of Chinese speedsters. Digital-television smart card maker China Digital TV (NYSE: STV) and leading travel portal (Nasdaq: CTRP) report their quarterly financials. Both companies are expected to post modest growth for the period.

Home Depot
(NYSE: HD) knocks on wood come Tuesday. The home-improvement superstore chain is hoping to pull out some cash from its orange apron, a day after its largest rival reports.

As home prices continue to tumble, more homes become worth less than their mortgages. Why are consumers enhancing homes when it would make sense to walk away? Beyond the obvious credit hit involved in a foreclosure, I guess Dorothy was right all along: There's no place like home.

Investors looking for something sexier than sawdust and ceiling fans can turn to Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL). Analysts see the solar-energy player's profit rising 65% in its latest quarter.

Abercrombie & Fitch
(NYSE: ANF) is one of the many retailers reporting next week. When your fiscal years end in January to make sure you get all of the holiday shopping and returns in, mid-May is going to be busy with fiscal first-quarter results.

(Nasdaq: ARUN) checks in on Thursday. Analysts see the networking specialist earning $0.15 a share, a head of the $0.08 it posted a year earlier.

The trading week closes out with Camelot Information Systems (NYSE: CIS) sharing its financials. The Chinese provider of enterprise-software solutions is expected to post marginally improved profitability.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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