Drugstores, trading cards, and pop stars will play bit parts in the week of news that is waiting to happen.
Over the years, your neighborhood pharmacy has gone corporate. These days, it's CVS
Walgreen kicks off the new week with its fiscal fourth-quarter results, and the company's consistency so far has been noteworthy. We're talking about a company that has hiked its dividend for 72 consecutive years. It has also posted higher annual earnings 30 straight times. More of the same? It would be just what the doctor ordered.
Regrets? How about not taking that paycheck from Paychex
On Tuesday, Paychex will be disclosing its fiscal first-quarter numbers. Will you make the same mistake and not give the company some credit and attention over the next 15 years?
Hoping to give its shareholders a stick of gum wrapped in its latest quarter, trading card specialist Topps
That doesn't mean that I have given up on my master plan to save Topps. Yes, that's right, I'm talking about market guru trading cards. Can you just imagine folks trying to swap their Jim Cramer and Suze Orman for a David Gardner in mint condition?
The biggest name in a relatively quiet reporting week is PepsiCo
The company also had an ingenious plan of growing its syrup distribution reach by owning popular fast food concepts. It has since spun off Yum! Brands
Yes, Fridays can get awfully quiet down Wall Street. Unless you fancy the overseas companies that brave the news waters, go ahead and get an early start on the weekend. You've earned it.
Want to learn more about the companies waiting to report earnings this week? Check out:
- Walgreen's Prescription for Success
- The Next Homerun Stock
- Say It Ain't So, Bazooka Joe!
- A Stock to Snack On
Until next week I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz has gone into the Coca Cola Museum in Atlanta and asked for a Pepsi. He does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. T he 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.