Wall Street This Week: CafePress Pressed, Fossil Ticks

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From the world's largest retailer stepping up with fresh financials to a maker of fashionable timepieces proving that it can still grow in this unwelcome climate for watchmakers, here are some of the things that will help shape the week that lies ahead on Wall Street.

Monday -- Sounds Good

DTS (DTSI) has carved a cozy living providing sound-enhancing technology in Blu-ray players, video game consoles and other devices.

Despite its success, DTS is trading a lot closer to its 52-week low than its 52-week high. One thing holding it back is that it has failed to impress the market with its quarterly financials. It's coming off back-to-back quarters of falling short of Wall Street's profit expectations. It's against this setting that DTS will step up after Monday's market close to deliver its latest results. Will the streak of disappointment stretch to three quarters, or is DTS finally going to put out a report that looks as good as its audio technology sounds? We will know soon.

Tuesday -- Fossil Fuel

Fossil (FOSL) may seem to be toiling away in an industry worthy of its name. Aren't wristwatches dinosaurs? Who wears watches anymore when we have smartwatches to tell us the time. Folks with active lifestyles are saving their wrists for fitness bracelets.

Well, Fossil is growing just nicely in this environment, thank you very much. When the trendy watchmaker reports on Tuesday analysts see revenue climbing 13 percent. They see top-line growth of 10 percent for all of 2014. Fossil's profitability isn't expected to clock in as nicely, but unlike DTS,we've seen Fossil blow Wall Street's profit targets away consistently over the past year.

Wednesday -- Press Hard

CafePress (PRSS) has been a disappointment for investors since going public at $19 two years ago. The stock opened higher on its first day of trading, but it's been mostly downhill for the shares, which now fetch less than a third of the initial public offering price.

CafePress was hoping to attract designers and enterprising folks looking to sell their graphics on T-shirts, mugs and other items. The rub for CafePress is that it's hard for sellers to stand out. It also doesn't help that the prices are a bit out of whack. CafePress reports on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday -- Retailers on Parade

We have moved on from the otherwise uninspiring holiday shopping season for brick-and-mortar retailers, and now we're starting to dissect 2014. A few prominent retailers will be reporting on Thursday across all pricing categories.

Walmart (WMT), J.C. Penney (JCP) and Kohl's (KSS) are just some of the chains updating the market on Thursday. Walmart is the world's largest retailer, so expect its report to carry a healthy amount of weight in surveying the state of the economy and consumer spending.

Friday -- Go Go Godzilla

It will be relatively quiet on the earnings front on Friday, but the same can't be said for the local multiplex. "Godzilla" will likely be the top draw, giving Time Warner (TWX) the honor of unseating "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which has been a huge box office winner since debuting earlier this month.

Summer is peak movie season, but studios like to get an early jump on the audiences by introducing potential blockbusters as early as May. Enjoy the popcorn.

Motley Fool contributor Rick Munarriz has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Fossil.


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