It is Presidents Day. No matter how you rank the country's past leaders, we can all agree that you're wasting your time waiting for the stock-exchange trading bell to ring. The market is closed. Go out and have some fun, my friend. Build a trellis or a gazebo.

Untie that orange apron and check back in with the market on Tuesday. Home Depot (NYSE:HD) is reporting, and it should be one of the more interesting quarterly conference calls for the company in years. Now that Bob Nardelli is gone, investors will turn to the Inside Value stock pick for a new game plan.

Looking for the "Whole" truth? Wednesday will offer a peek as Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFMI) reports. The organic supermarket chain and Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendation is expected to announce a profit of $0.41 a share in its fiscal first quarter. That's essentially flat with the $0.40 per share it earned a year earlier. Slowing growth has slowed Whole Foods lately. Let's see what it can do to win back some of that "organic" growth.

We have Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) checking in on Thursday. When your bread and butter is software that specializes in accounting, tax preparation, and budgeting, this is an important time of the year for you.

An interesting question that may come up during the call is about Inside Value recommendation Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). It has quietly launched an accounting-software application. Is that hurting Intuit at this point? Will it hurt Intuit in the future?

A lot of market watchers will turn to Lowe's (NYSE:LOW) on Friday. When you have the luxury of having the two leading home-improvement superstore chains reporting during the same week, you embrace it. Stack up the two companies. Did one lean on excuses that didn't slow the other? Is there a significant disparity in comps? Those answers may inspire investing ideas. If not, maybe they will inspire a home-remodeling project.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

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 story. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.