Bids, bluffs, and boxes will leave a mark on the week that lies ahead. Let's take a closer look.
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After posting profits for seven straight quarters, analysts expect the black ink to continue, with the company putting up earnings of roughly $0.20 a share to kick off the new trading week. If it misses the expectations? Well, the market will give it a little payback for when Priceline seemed like an online rejection service.
After the food-service giant with the same-sounding name posted earnings, now it's time for Cisco
If your cousin would thaw out after spending five years in a cryogenic state, you could floor him with a few nuggets like telling him that Donald Trump is a celebrity again, or that folks love to watch others play cards on television. OK, technically, it's not just cards. It's poker. Yet that amazing phenomenon has also created a major spike in traffic to online gaming sites. Whom do these Web-based poker dealers turn to for help in managing the player experience? Yes, by and large, it's CryptoLogic
If your other cousin, the one who went off on a 20-year space mission, came back to terra firma, you could probably throw him for an orbital loop by telling him that the country's leading computer company was started by a guy piecing together systems in his college dorm room. And it's true. Dell
Dell's news is usually pretty good. The last time it had a quarter to talk about, it had wrapped up its fiscal year by generating $49.2 billion in revenue, a 19% top-line improvement. Earnings per share grew by 28% to hit $1.29. On Thursday, we'll get the first taste of how the company is making out this time around.
Manny, Moe, and Jack -- you know, the Pep Boys
Want to learn more about the companies waiting to report earnings this week? Check out:
- Is Priceline out of the Cold?
- Cisco's Signal Is Fading
- Stock Madness 2005: CryptoLogic vs. Dodge & Cox International Stock Fund
- Dell's No Box Cutter
- Pep Boys Pumps Up
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz still thinks that Manny, Moe, and Jack were part of The New Edition. 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.