The new trading week starts off with Lehman Brothers (NYSE:LEH) reporting. Couple that with Tuesday's report out of Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and what Bear Stearns (NYSE:BSC) has to say on Thursday, and you will be able to gauge the state of investment banking this past quarter.

Sure, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) is already a quarter removed from its telltale holiday quarter. But that doesn't make Tuesday's fiscal first quarter report from this category-killing Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendation any less important. Analysts expect the company's bottom line to improve marginally -- from $0.34 a share last year to $0.36 per share this time around -- but the Best Buy report is always worth following to get a feel for how hot consumer electronics like iPods, satellite radio receivers, and flat-screen television sets are moving.

The middle of the week will also be the end of the fiscal year for Atari (NASDAQ:ATAR), as the software company that once pioneered the video game console space posts its fourth-quarter numbers. The company has struggled with spotty profitability, and rollout delays with the next-generation systems haven't helped the video game publishers either.

Home stock, sweet home stock? We'll find out on Thursday, when KB Home (NYSE:KBH) reports. The homebuilder steps up to the stage just as interest rates are inching higher and investors are getting nervous about the future of real estate developers.

If KB Home doesn't come through on Thursday, maybe a home on wheels will do the trick. Winnebago (NYSE:WGO) closes out the week with its quarterly numbers. Analysts expect a dip, with profits falling from $0.52 a share to $0.39 per share. Are the motor-home makers even more susceptible to a housing sector slide, given the pesky prices at the pump? Friday will tell.

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 Motley 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.