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Apple Inc. (AAPL), ExOne Co (XONE): The Fool Looks Ahead

There’s never a dull week on Wall Street. Let’s go over some of the news that will shape the week to come.

Monday
The first trading day of the week kicks off with NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE:NQ) reporting quarterly results. The Chinese provider of mobile Internet services has been on fire lately. Earlier this summer it rattled off the rare feat of closing higher for 14 consecutive trading days.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

There’s heady growth to be had, and analysts see NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE:NQ)’s revenue nearly doubling for the period. Earnings aren’t growing as quickly, but you won’t find too many companies complaining of the 43% bottom-line growth that Wall Street’s targeting here.

Tuesday

ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) arrived fashionably late to the 3-D printing party, but it’s making up for lost time. Shares of ExOne have more than tripled since the company went public earlier this year priced at $18 a share. ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) is smaller than the poster children of 3-D printing that soared in 2012, shipping only a handful of its 3-D printers last year.

ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) also isn’t profitable the way that its larger peers are at the moment, but that should change in the coming quarters.

Wednesday
Pinnacle Foods is on the menu come Wednesday. Pinnacle isn’t a household name, but many of its brands are — including Duncan Hines cake mixes, Vlasic pickles, and Mrs. Butterworth maple syrups. Pinnacle estimates that 85% of the country’s households consume one of Pinnacle’s food products.

Consumer-facing food companies have historically been seen as defensive stocks because of their slow yet consistent growth, but given the sector consolidation that’s been taking place in recent years, this is certainly not a sleepy niche anymore.

Thursday

E Commerce China Dangdang Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DANG) reports on Thursday morning. This isn’t one of China’s biggest E Commerce China Dangdang Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DANG) players, but it has become one of its first Internet retail specialists to go public.

Shares of E Commerce China Dangdang Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DANG) have been rallying lately, and earlier this month the stock popped into the double digits for the first time since April of last year. Its ability to sustain the recent gains will rest largely on Thursday’s report.

Analysts see another quarterly loss on a 25% uptick in revenue.

Friday

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook hasn’t been able to step into Steve Jobs’ loafers the way investors would have liked, and that may become even more evident when Jobs — the movie about the life of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s charismatic co-founder — hits theaters on Friday.

Moviegoers will be curious if Ashton Kutcher can pull off his portrayal of Jobs, but Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) investors may get sentimental at a time when Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s stock has been languishing without a head-turning product on the market.

The article The Fool Looks Ahead originally appeared on Fool.com is written by Rick Munarriz.

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Apple and ExOne.

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