Monday
The new trading week kicks off with a transmission from satellite television's DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH). Wall Street sees earnings growing by 20% to $0.60 a share. The pros will be picking at the numbers, but expect at least one analyst to ask the company about its inability to emerge victorious in the courtroom against TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO).

Tuesday
Here's a pop quiz for Tuesday -- Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) and Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) are reporting their quarterly results. Which one is growing its profits faster? Hint: It's not the networking giant. Agricultural interest finds Mr. Market looking for net income to climb 14% at Archer Daniels Midland, relative to a more modest 8% advance at Cisco.

Wednesday
It's Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE) Time on Wednesday. The loan enabler will post a loss, quite possibly a sharp one. But the real questions concern the company's viability to survive, and eventually thrive, with an assist from the Fed. Who said Wednesdays were boring?

Thursday
Thursday will be a hot one for Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD). Analysts see earnings rising 17% for the commercial oven maker in its latest quarter. If trends are friends, Middleby should clock in just ahead of that, since the company has beaten Wall Street's profit targets in each of the nine previous quarters. Has weakness in the restaurant industry slowed orders? Does the company have any future acquisitions up its sleeve? Just how do you bake the best pizza? I'm guessing that at least two of those three questions come up during the company's conference call.

Friday
The trading week is typically quiet on the earnings front, but not this time of the year. Be on the lookout for Edison International (NYSE:EIX). The Californian electric power generator is projected to post a profit of $0.75 a share. Any earthquake fears?

Until next week, I remain,
Rick Munarriz

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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look forward. He is also 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, save for TiVo. The Fool has a disclosure policy.