There's never a dull week on Wall Street. Let's go over some of the news that will shape the week to come.
The new trading week kicks off with Hillenbrand
Is it wrong to bounce out of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend by checking out a company that makes coffins, urns, cremation equipment, and funeral-home fixtures? Not really. We all have to go sometime, and Hillenbrand's a big player in an industry that's as all-weather as they come.
Universal Technical Institute
Universal Technical Institute provides post-secondary education, but we're not talking about liberal arts courses through online universities. UTI delivers hands-on training for mechanical careers, including auto-repair specialists and marine technicians.
Tiffany, meanwhile, isn't a place for breakfast mimosas, though it does know a thing or two about ice as a popular high-end jeweler.
In these challenging economic times, you'd think that UTI would be rocking and that Tiffany would be sputtering, but Tiffany is the one that's expected to post modest year-over-year earnings growth on Tuesday.
It's a week after Thanksgiving, so hopefully you've already worked your way through all of the leftovers. I'm a fan of Turkey Tetrazzini Tuesday, myself.
On the earnings front, struggling apparel retailer Talbots
The trading week wraps up with a small number of companies on the earnings stage, but I'll be watching Copart
Until next week, I remain,