So what's it like to have Paris Hilton as a spokeswoman? We'll see whether the racy car wash ads that CKE Restaurants (NYSE:CKR) rolled out earlier this year helped heat up sales at the company's Carl's Jr. chain. CKE has been going against the current lately. As some chains introduce premium salads and healthier chicken sandwiches, CKE's been giving us the Hardee's Thickburger and the Hilton heiress pitching the Spicy BBQ Six Dollar Burger. Is there profit in all of the fat? We'll know more when the company kicks off the new trading week with its third-quarter results.

So how long do you think the checkout line at your nearest Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) is at the moment? The consumer electronics giant is at the right place at the right time as folks are clamoring for iPods, satellite radios, and LCD televisions this holiday season. It seems as though even some renegade shops stirring up some negative publicity won't stop the company from coming through with a stellar holiday quarter. However, before we get to that point, we need to get through the seasonally tamer fiscal third quarter that Best Buy will produce on Tuesday. Don't worry. It'll still be an interesting conference call, especially as the company sheds some light on its hot holiday prospects.

If Winnebago (NYSE:WGO) is being stretched at both ends, will it still fit on the RV lot? On the one hand, you have high fuel prices making long-distance RV treks brutally expensive. On the other, you have an improving economy begging for a little excitement and a ravaging storm season that has left more than a few pondering temporary housing on wheels. We can tell which way is pulling the strongest lately -- sales dipped this past quarter. However, free cash flow rose nicely. It's not as though the sector is entirely out of favor, either; Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) is tickling new 52-week highs. That's why Wednesday's report will give the market a clearer picture as to whether it's ready to start moving forward or whether it's simply stuck in reverse.

There really hasn't been a whole lot to say about Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) lately. That's odd, because the company is usually either staging another enterprise-software buyout, or charismatic CEO Larry Ellison is giving us all something colorful worth quoting. That's okay, it seems -- it will make the company's upcoming fiscal second-quarter report that much more interesting, as the company will speak with actions, not words.

Office furniture and fixtures specialist Steelcase (NYSE:SCS) knows its way around the office. That may lead one to wonder why the company scheduled its quarterly earnings report for the end of the week -- when most employees are looking forward to their weekend plans. The company's turnaround seemed on track last time out, so let's just hope that the company is gearing up to give folks a cheery sendoff to wrap up the workweek.

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Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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