With more than 500 companies looking to post their quarterly results next week, good luck trying to keep up with Wall Street. We'll help as much as we can. Let's take a closer look.
The fourth-quarter report for American Express
The country's leading video-game maker will hit the pause button on its controller just long enough to reveal how it held up over the Christmas season. Electronic Arts
Comedian Lewis Black has a funny bit about finding the end of the universe -- in Houston -- where he saw one Starbucks
Yet that doesn't stop some people from worrying about that inevitable quarter when the company steps up to the podium, sighs, and says it has nowhere else to go unless we're ready to colonize the moon. Back in November, the company put up great fourth-quarter results and initiated guidance for fiscal 2005. It's looking to grow sales by roughly 20%, with earnings climbing at least 22% higher. Keep that in mind when the company does its barista dance come Wednesday. If it inches those targets higher or lower, the stock is likely to follow suit. Just don't hold your breath for a moving-to-the-moon announcement.
Remember when investing in Microsoft
Another Thursday earnings report will come from Overstock.com
Care to fill 'er up for the weekend? ChevronTexaco
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz is thinking of opening a Starbucks in his den. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. He is part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.