Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

EXACT Sciences Corporation (EXAS), 8×8, Inc. (EGHT): The Fool Looks Ahead

EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS)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 McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) reporting quarterly results in the morning. After a decade of smooth and consistent store-level growth, monthly comps have been mixed since last October. The world’s largest restaurant operator probably hopes that pushing up its Monopoly promotion to summer instead of autumn will help drive sales in the coming weeks, but we’ll see what the Big Mac daddy is willing to share on Monday.

Tuesday

EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) steps up in the morning with fresh financials, but don’t hold out for a profit. This is a molecular diagnostics company that’s still early in the process of tackling colorectal cancer. If investors are eager for more information, EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) is hosting its annual shareholder meeting two days later.

Wednesday

8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) reports on Wednesday. The provider of PBX telephony, video conferencing, and other Web-based communication services has been getting corporations to ditch their old-school telecommunications services for 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT)’s more cost effective Web-based offerings. It’s been an easy sell, and customer churn is at a historic low.

Thursday

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) checks in on Thursday afternoon with its latest numbers, and they won’t be pretty. The producer of iron ore and metallurgical coal is expected to post a double-digit percentage decline in revenue, and earnings are coming under even more pressure.

This hasn’t been coal’s finest hour, and Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF) investors have already seen their shares lose more than half of their value so far this year.

Friday
Things are usually quiet on Fridays, but that won’t stop Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) from reporting.

The REIT specializing in data center properties came under attack two months ago, when Highfields Capital Management argued that Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR)’s model and its dividends aren’t sustainable. The REIT fought back, but the shares continue to trade for less than they did at the time of the bearish comments from the hedge fund.

We may get a clearer glimpse at who’s right on Friday.

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

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz owns shares of Digital Realty Trust. The Motley Fool recommends McDonald’s and owns shares of McDonald’s.

Copyright © 1995 – 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Loading Comments...