The new trading week kicks off with (Nasdaq: YOKU) reporting its second-quarter results.

China's leading video-streaming website has been on a roller coaster since going public at $12.80 eight months ago. The stock hit nearly $70 back in April, but Youku has since shed roughly half of its peak value. Analysts are braced for a small loss as the site operator inches closer to profitability.

(Nasdaq: MOTR) calls in on Tuesday.

The company's mCore platform gives wireless carriers a cost-effective way to add smartphone-like data access to cheaper feature phones. The stock is trading well off its all-time highs as investors weight the migration to smartphones, but Motricity's been eyeing international opportunities.

(NYSE: IOC) pulls up for its quarterly oil change on Wednesday. The oil explorer has been known to swing around a bit based on news out of its Papua New Guinea project. Analysts see InterOil earning $0.13 a share for the quarter, just shy of the $0.17 a share it posted a year earlier.

Chinese social-networking site Renren (NYSE: RENN), rare-earth oxides producer Molycorp (NYSE: MCP), and home-based water carbonator SodaStream (Nasdaq: SODA) all report on Thursday. The companies have little in common, though they have all gone public in the last 13 months.

Friday's are usually ho-hum affairs in terms of corporate events, but those hungry for an earnings report can turn to Mentor Graphics (Nasdaq: MENT). Wall Street expects Mentor's profitability to pop fivefold to $0.05 a share.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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