Best Buy (BBY), Gamestop (GME), Lennar (LEN) and Walgreen (WAG) will headline a quiet week for earnings with just 58 companies scheduled to report.
The economic calendar is also light, though we will get existing home and new home sales data (today and Wednesday, respectively).
Find out which companies could surprise in this week's Earnings Preview.
Also on Zacks.com is a great article from our partner, Amy Calistri at Global Dividend Opportunities. Amy explains why now is a great time to be looking at bonds in Investment Ideas.
Wishing you prosperity,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
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Momentum - PetMed Express, Inc. (PETS) has now surprised on estimates four consecutive quarters. Net income climbed 15% to $4.9 million, or 21 cents per share, from $4.4 million, or 18 cents in the third quarter of 2007. Analysts had expected 20 cents. Read More...
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