The Fool Looks Ahead
Aug 4th 2012 9:07AM
Updated Aug 4th 2012 9:14AM
There's never a dull week on Wall Street. Let's go over some of the news that will shape the week to come.
The trading week begins with Clean Energy (NAS: CLNE) , the company that's championing the switch in vehicles to natural gas, reporting its latest quarterly results on Monday. Analysts see it posting a deficit twice as large as its quarterly loss a year earlier.
Zillow (NAS: Z) is one of the many companies reporting on Tuesday. The fast-growing operator of its namesake real estate website is one of the handful of newly public companies from last year that are currently trading above their IPO prices. Zillow hit the market at $20 last summer.
The middle of the trading week will feature Universal Panel (NAS: PANL) discussing its most recent quarter. The patent-rich pioneer of OLED, or organic light-emitting diodes, stunned the market with a surprising deficit in its previous quarter. Patent validation concerns have hurt the company. Wall Street's banking on a healthy profit in Wednesday's report, but that's also what it was expecting back in May.
Roundy's (NYS: RNDY) is a Milwaukee-based grocery-store operator that went public earlier this year. One of its key attractions is its juicy dividend, though we've already seen one notable grocer disappoint yield chasers this summer.
Roundy's is expected to earn more than enough to cover its payouts when it reports on Thursday, but this is something that will naturally bear watching.
The final trading day of the week is usually quiet on the news front, but that will only give us time to break down J.C. Penney's (NYS: JCP) report.
The dramatic makeover that was initiated at the department-store chain earlier this year has been disastrous. Investors are braced for a quarterly loss, but the stock will be driven by any progress on winning back shoppers with its new look and strategy.
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