The Fool Looks Ahead
Oct 20th 2012 8:30AM
Updated Oct 20th 2012 8:42AM
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 new trading week kicks off just as earnings season is starting to heat up. One of the heavy lifters reporting on Monday is Caterpillar (NYS: CAT) .
The maker of heavy-duty construction and mining equipment is a household name despite its industrial pursuits. It could be all of the Caterpillar gear folks see as roadwork and buildings go up.
InvenSense (NYS: INVN) shakes a leg on Tuesday. The maker of motion control chips for gaming systems, smartphones, and tablets was a market darling after going public last year. However, the stock has shed nearly half of its value since peaking in March.
The company's still growing, though, and that reality should be on display when it reports on Tuesday.
Zynga (NAS: ZNGA) is another company that has gone public over the past year only to come up short lately. The difference here is that InvenSense is still trading well above the $7.50 price it went public at late last year, while Zynga has imploded.
The social-gaming leader has had problems keeping its executives aboard. Growth is also slowing, and many of its games are faring as well as they used to. Analysts see Zynga merely breaking even on Wednesday.
Vistaprint (NAS: VPRT) stops the presses on Thursday. It's probably not a good sign that Morgan Stanley just downgraded shares of the corporate printing services provider ahead of its quarterly report.
The week closes out with Weyerhaeuser (NYS: WY) reporting. Analysts see the forest-products giant posting a 50% spurt in profitability during the quarter. That's one way to make sure there are people around to hear the sound when a tree falls in the woods.
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The article The Fool Looks Ahead originally appeared on Fool.com.Longtime Fool contributor Rick Aristotle Munarriz has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of InvenSense and Weyerhaeuser. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Vistaprint. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
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