Shanks, thanks, and banks will color in the week that lies ahead.

The new trading week kicks off with a quarterly report from upscale chophouse operator Smith & Wollensky (NASDAQ:SWRG). Over the past year, other high-end steakhouses like Ruth's Chris (NASDAQ:RUTH) and Morton's of Chicago (NYSE:MRT) have gone public. While those freshly minted eateries can claim that their share prices are trading in the double digits, Smith & Wollensky went public nearly six years ago, and it's still stuck in the single digits. It's almost inexplicable, really. Step into a Smith & Wollensky, and you'll see upper-crust steak lovers and businessmen on corporate accounts forking over a lot of money. Smith & Wollensky has simply been challenged to translate that into consistent profitability.

A year ago, Smith & Wollensky did earn $0.13 a share in the fourth quarter. It's the most that the restaurateur has been able to earn in any period. What's the secret recipe for joining its peers in the double digits? Another record-breaking fourth quarter on Monday would be a good start.

If you've got a cotton-picking minute on Tuesday, tune into what Delta and Pine Land (NYSE:DLP) has to say. The company is the country's cottonseed leader. Even though it's set up as a limited partnership -- often the haven of fat payouts -- the yield here is a more modest 1.9%.

If the squeaky wheel gets the grease, then WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) will have to speak up during its mid-week earnings report. Beyond its multipurpose namesake product, WD-40 is also the company behind other household cleaning products like 2000 Flushes and Lava.

Even though Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) isn't exactly a household name, just about everyone is familiar with the company's signature BlackBerry products. Now that Research In Motion has settled a patent lawsuit that threatened to shut down its BlackBerry network, we can turn to Thursday's quarterly report to gauge the company's true performance. Even though it earned $0.71 a share a year ago -- and that same $0.71 a share in the most recent third quarter -- analysts expect the BlackBerry grower to earn just $0.67 a share here in its final quarter of fiscal 2006.

We close out the trading week with ABN AMRO (NYSE:ABN). The Dutch financial-services giant has a core presence in its native Netherlands, as well as Brazil and here in the United States. By targeting the kind of high-end retail and corporate customer that could be seen walking out of a Smith & Wollensky, ABN also provides a nice way to go full-circle with this overview of next week's quarterly reporters.

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. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.