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 market kicks off the new trading week with FuelCell Energy (FCEL -0.36%) reporting. The fuel cell power plant specialist will offer up fresh financials after Monday's market close. Revenue's growing and losses are narrowing, and those are two welcome signs as we head into the report.
FuelCell Energy will then wait until Tuesday morning to host its conference call to discuss the new numbers.
McDonald's has been struggling lately. Comps have been slipping as new menu additions haven't been going over too well at the world's largest burger chain. Why do you think the Mighty Wings just got a 40% price cut as Mickey D's tries to unload 10 million pounds of chicken wings that it hasn't been able to sell?
So how is the chain doing overseas? That's a good question. Arcos Dorados (ARCO 0.39%) checks in on Tuesday with its latest results. The Argentina-based company is the largest McDonald's franchisee as well as Latin America's largest restaurant operator. In case your Spanish is a little rusty, Arcos Dorados is Spanish for Golden Arches.
The "Hot Doughnuts Now" neon sign will be glowing on Wednesday as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD) steps up for its latest quarterly report. The chain of 800 doughnut shops -- and plenty of more retail outlets that distribute Krispy Kreme's decadent treats -- is expected to post improvement on both ends of the income statement.
We have come to take free Wi-Fi for granted, but that still doesn't mean a premium provider can't make it a good model. Gogo (GOGO 0.50%) is a popular provider of Wi-Fi access on airplanes. As passengers expect more in-flight entertainment than the limited audio offerings, bland video content, and the kicking in the back from the passenger one row behind, carriers have embraced Gogo's pay-for-access platform.
Gogo went public nine months ago at $17, and it's trading nicely higher at the moment. Naturally there will be turbulence if it posts unpopular financials on Thursday, but analysts are already braced for losses in the near future until it builds out its network of access points.
The final trading day of the week is typically quiet, but one of the few companies reporting on Friday this week will be MeetMe (MEET).
MeetMe used to be known as QuePasa, a growing yet profitless social networking site for the Latino audience. It then merged with the larger social discovery speedster myYearbook late last year, rebranding itself as MeetMe to more effectively showcase its new positioning.
MeetMe is expected to post a narrowing quarterly deficit on double-digit top-line growth on Friday morning. It could be even better than that since it has beaten analyst profit targets in three of the past four quarters. The market's been paying attention: MeetMe shares have nearly tripled since bottoming out in June.
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