Cans, computers, and computations will color in the week that lies ahead.

It wasn't until the fourth quarter of 2003 that iVillage (NASDAQ:IVIL) finally turned a profit. The "Internet for Women" has done a pretty good job of staying there, too -- turning a profit in six of its past eight quarters. The online content specialist kicks off the new trading week hoping to make it seven out of nine when it announces its fourth-quarter numbers.

It will be a monumental quarter for iVillage. Analysts expect earnings to clock in at $0.12 a share. Until now, the company has never earned more than $0.03 a share in any single quarter.

Happy Valentine's Day! If you plan on splurging for that special someone, you may find yourself at Bankrate's (NASDAQ:RATE) namesake site to seek out the best financing deal. The publisher of financial rates for things like mortgages, CDs, and credit lines reports on Tuesday. The stock was a Rule Breakers newsletter recommendation three months ago. With financial services providers looking to get noticed as interest rates inch higher, it should be another solid showing by Bankrate.

Ever since Mark Hurd took over as CEO at Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ), things have been looking up for the company. After taking NCR (NYSE:NCR) to great heights, expectations are high for Hurd to master a turnaround at HP. On Wednesday, the company will post its fiscal first-quarter financials. It will be Hurd's third quarter at HP, so investors should give him a few more periods before holding him accountable. To his credit, though, the company has topped analyst estimates all three times (coming in a nickel per share ahead over the past two quarters, actually).

If the turnaround at HP clouds your opinion on the true state of the personal computing sector, wait a day for Dell Computer (NASDAQ:DELL) to post its quarterly report. Things just haven't been the same since the company told the "dude, you're getting a Dell" dude to take a hike. Yes, the company continues to grow its bottom line. It is still the top dog in the PC arena. The problem is that growth has been slowing and the shares used to command rich premiums. It's why even though the company is earning more now than it was two years ago -- when it got the nod from David Gardner for the Motley Fool Stock Advisor newsletter -- the stock is trading 16% lower.

Will Campbell Soup's (NYSE:CPB) fiscal second quarter be mmm, mmm, good? We'll find out on Friday as the soup giant closes out the week by spelling out its financials in the figurative alphabet soup bowl. It's not just soupy sales at Campbell, as the company is also behind everything from Pepperidge Farms snacks and sweets to Godiva chocolates. Yes, Campbell knows how to feed consumers. Now it's time to feed its shareholders.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look forward. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.