We will start off the new trading week by turning east. Way east. China's NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) has become a giant in online gaming in the world's most populous nation. At any given time, hundreds of thousands of gamers are exploring the realms within NetEase's multiplayer fantasy games.

Reality hasn't been too bad for the company, either. NetEase has beaten analyst estimates in six of the past seven quarters, so momentum is shining kindly on this winning Rule Breakers newsletter pick, improving the chances that it'll show up in Monday night's report.

Home Depot
(NYSE:HD) has been a bit of a broken home lately. The shares recently hit a two-year low -- which is a shame, because the leading home improvement chain keeps growing.

The Inside Value recommendation is now trading at less than 10 times next year's earnings. Yes, that's right. The same Home Depot that once commanded a healthy market premium is now tempting consideration for value investors. Are investors worried that the housing bubble bursting will hurt Home Depot? Maybe it's the higher interest rates that are holding back homeowners from refinancing for remodeling work. Either way, consumers will always need hardware supplies, so Home Depot isn't going away.

Hurd is the word at Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ). CEO Mark Hurd came over from NCR (NYSE:NCR) last year, and his turnaround expertise has been worth every penny. Despite the industry's recent malaise, operating improvements at HP have helped improve margins, with the company trouncing Wall Street profit targets every single quarter since Hurd's arrival.

On the other end of the HP spectrum, Dell Computer (NASDAQ:DELL) has been fighting for the market's respect. The Motley Fool Stock Advisor selection is trading at levels last seen five years ago. Investors have turned cynical, and Dell hasn't helped its cause. Earnings dipped during the first fiscal quarter of 2007 and profits are looking to take a dive with Thursday's second-quarter report as well. The company's prospects may change when Windows Vista finally kicks up the next generation of computer upgrades, so let's see what the company has to say about its holiday outlook.

Was AnnTaylor (NYSE:ANN) a bit more crowded this summer? Analysts think so; they expect the company's July quarter profits to soar to $0.45 a share after a $0.18 a share showing a year ago. We will wrap up the week with the specialty apparel retailer letting us know for sure.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

Dell is also an Inside Value recommendation.

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 article. 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.