Fools, schools, and operating-system tools will lead the way in the week of earnings that lies ahead. Let's take a closer look.
Pharmacies don't seem to get a lot of love unless it's 3 a.m. and your kid is running a high fever. For Walgreen
Only a few years ago, for-profit education was one of the hottest business sectors. When companies like Apollo Group
How fiercely competitive are Best Buy
If the open-source splendor of Linux offered any moneymaking opportunities, Red Hat
Though we have taken the company to task for liberally using stock options and then attempting to mask the dilution by hitting up the balance sheet with share buybacks, Red Hat is still a company worth watching, especially if you like to see a small, gutsy company attempt to slay Mr. Softy. Red Hat continues to be profitable, and the sales growth is impressive. Now, if only it can keep those stock-option grants in check.
If you're wondering why the earnings slate is running a little dry on Friday, it may be that the First of April isn't the best time to be taken seriously with something as significant as quarterly earnings. Sure, you sometimes have a corporate announcement here or there -- as when Google
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Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz does not own a red hat or a general motor. He does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.