We'll kick off the new trading week by heading south. No, that's not a gloom forecast for a down market after the Dow set fresh highs. I am referring to Brazilian pulp giant Aracruz Celulose (NYSE:ARA). The Sao Paulo company is looking to grow its third-quarter earnings from $0.70 a share to $1.05 a share. It would be an impressive spurt, but investors should also keep in mind that the company came up short on analyst expectations three months ago.

If it's Tuesday it must be Supply Chain Management Day. If that doesn't excite you, you may not be tuning in to CMGI's (NASDAQ:CMGI) quarterly report. Many still remember CMGI as the dot-com incubator that spawned trading volatility as speculators raced in and out of the shares based on the perceived value of its massive portfolio of holdings. These days, CMGI is a much more reliable -- yet no doubt duller -- corporate citizen.

Taco Bell. KFC. Pizza Hut. If this sounds like your last few lunch breaks, maybe you should put some of that lunch money where you mouth has been. All these companies are owned by Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM), which was spun off by PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), perhaps so other chains wouldn't get all ornery when a PepsiCo salesman would show up to win a rival's soda fountain business. Anyway, Yum! reports on Wednesday.

Proving that the spinoff doesn't fall far from the syrup tree, PepsiCo posts its quarterly results on Thursday. Also on the clock will be Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ). I'm not usually the biggest fan of Domino's pies, but have you tried the warm Fudgem brownies? They're addictive. Domino's has also been expanding its online ordering functionality, so it will be interesting to hear if things are going as well at the pizza chain (which they should be, judging by the level of Domino's delivery traffic to my home lately).

Feeling superstitious? Don't let the calendar disappoint you. Friday the 13th doesn't have to be creepy. Well, unless you're Hollywood, that is. Tinseltown would never pass up the chance to put out something creepy on that day in the spook-laden month of October. This time it will be Sony (NYSE:SNE) heading back to proven ground with Grudge 2. The original raked in more than $110 million domestically, so expectations are running high for the sequel. However, given Sony's recent fumbles with PS3 delays and combustible laptop batteries, maybe the ultimate grudges are the ones held by Sony shareholders.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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