Will it be good news or good chews for the companies set to enlighten the market with their quarterly appearances in the coming week?
Long before Paris Hilton became an overexposed celebrity, Hilton Paris was a hotel -- now one of the more than 2,000 hotels and vacation properties under Hilton Hotels
From pillow mint to spearmint, Wrigley
Now that Comcast
Will it be an empty tank or a "fill 'er up" kind of quarter for ExxonMobil
Can you hear my earnings now? While probably not as rosy as ExxonMobil's showing, Verizon Communications is also set to announce its September quarter results on Thursday. As a major player in wireless and local service, Verizon is toiling away in the highly competitive telecommunication sector. It's holding its own -- with its stock up by better than 20% over the past year -- but the struggling industry's fundamentals could use a turnaround sooner rather than later. So can you hear Verizon now? It wouldn't hurt if it made things easier by speaking up a little louder.
What conference call has the greatest likelihood of being interrupted by someone posing as an analyst only to belt out "Ba Ba Booey" during a free cash flow question? Why, it's Clear Channel Communications
But while radio can be seen as a sector so dynamic that Elvis Costello had to sing it twice, has anyone wondered what will happen to free radio in a couple of years? Sirius
Until next week I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz has never run into the 2002 version of himself though he would probably have a few stock tips to share if it ever did happen. He owns shares in Disney but not any of the other companies mentioned in this story.