We go international next week, with results from China and Canada sprinkled in the earnings soup. Let's take a closer look.
Soup may be good food, but does it make for a good investment? Campbell Soup
The company is about more than just its namesake soups, though it does command a whopping 70% of the canned soup market. Campbell is also the name behind Pepperidge Farm treats, Pace salsas, and Godiva chocolates. It has a wide range of steady products, yet the stock is trading just about where it was five years ago. We'll see if Monday's report inspires the stock to make a more pronounced move in either direction.
We already know that the news will be good from Toro
Toro makes lawn mowers, irrigation systems, and assorted turf care products. While you may know it as a consumer brand, just a third of Toro's sales come from the residential market. Yes, there's a lot of green out there in the professional world worth maintaining and Toro seems to have it covered nicely.
There are few markets as promising as online gaming in China. With the perfect upside mix of a populous nation hungry for diversions and an improving economy, it's not a coincidence that our Rule Breakers investing service has already singled out two of the most vibrant players in that booming field. On Wednesday, we'll see another fast-growing prospect come into play as The9
With the company's rollout of World of Warcraft in China generating a great deal of buzz given the franchise's popular run globally, The9 is one of the exciting -- and profitable -- companies making it happen in this explosive niche.
Just a stroll down the supermarket aisle from Campbell Soup, H.J. Heinz
Last time out, Heinz reported better than expected growth in profits from its continuing operations though it did have to write down its 17% stake in healthy eats specialist Hain Celestial Group
With the long Memorial Day weekend looming, most stateside companies will be packing it in early on the earnings front. However, if you're hungry for more quarterly financials, you can cross the border and tune in as the Royal Bank of Canada
Want to learn more about the companies waiting to report earnings this week? Check out:
- M'm! M'm! Could Be Better
- Toro's Running of the Bulls
- China's Hungry for More
- Heinz Needs Tougher Teammates
- Canada: Post of the Day
Until next week I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz knows that you don't need a passport to invest internationally. 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.