The market is closed on Independence Day, so you don't need to worry that any trading gyrations will burn you. The same can't be said if you're not holding that sparkler stick from the bottom.

Everyone seems to get a late start after a holiday weekend, and the same goes for Corporate America. Aside from a few international companies, it's eerily quiet on the earnings front. Don't get too complacent, though: Earnings season will kick in during the latter half of July.

OCZ Technology Group
(Nasdaq: OCZ) reports its latest quarterly financials on Wednesday. Analysts see the maker of solid-state drives posting a substantially narrower loss than it did during the same period a year earlier.

If Wall Street is right, this should be the last of OCZ's quarterly deficits, as the pros see the company turning the profitability corner during the current quarter.

Kayne Anderson Energy Development (NYSE: KED), racing promoter International Speedway (Nasdaq: ISCA), beauty-goods maker Helen of Troy (Nasdaq: HELE), and SemiLEDs (Nasdaq: LEDS) all report on Thursday.

Analysts expect International Speedway and Helen of Troy to post healthy year-over-year growth on the bottom line, but the same can't be said for Kayne Anderson.

As for SemiLEDs, the maker of LED chips and components went public just six months ago. Its stock has cratered since its post-IPO highs, so this company has plenty left to prove.

Box-office receipts are down year to date, so there's a lot riding on the busy slate of summer releases.

Sony's (NYSE: SNE) Zookeeper and Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX) Horrible Bosses hit the corner multiplex on Friday. Both movies have been marketed aggressively in recent weeks, and theater owners would love to pack screenings with folks who won't flinch at $6 cups of soda and $8 tubs of popcorn.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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