June is here, and there’s no time left to sell in May or go away.
Let’s go over a few of the upcoming days to watch.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is in an unusual position as it heads into next week’s WWDC 2013 powwow for developers.
The consumer tech giant was on top of the world during last year’s five-day showcase for developers, but now — with the stock off by more than 20% since last year’s fete — it’s time for answers.
Will we finally get Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s streaming music service? Reports over the weekend point to another major label on board for the iRadio platform. Will Apple finally come clean about the smart television that’s been rumored to be in the works for ages? Is Apple finally putting out a cheaper or larger iPhone?
Investors aren’t going to get a lot of answers outside of perhaps the iRadio launch, but you know that they will be tuning in next week.
A day after Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) kicks off its annual media event, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is hoping to become the center of attention at the E3 Expo.
Developers and die-hard gamers will converge at the Los Angeles Convention Center to show off their latest wares, and now that we know that the PS4 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Xbox One will be vying for the holiday shopping crown this year, we can begin to check out the launch titles.
Demos for the upcoming games will be a major draw, but Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) investors will also be curious as to whether Mr. Softy puts out pricing information or the actual release date for the new console.
June is a slow month on the earnings front, but it’s hard to find a better bellwether than FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX). The speedy parcel deliverer reports on June 19, but there aren’t too many reasons to get excited.
Business has been slow at FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX), and Wall Street sees a slight decline in profitability on a mere 4% top-line advance. Making matters worse, FedEx has actually missed Wall Street’s profit targets in each of the past two quarters, so analysts may be overestimating the company’s prospects.
Disney‘s Pixar charmed fans of computer animation during this weekend last year with the release of Brave, and now it’s back with a more familiar property.
Monsters University is set up as a prequel to 2001’s popular Monsters, Inc. movie.
Disney’s had some big winners so far this year at the local multiplex. It put out Iron Man 3 last month, logging Hollywood’s second largest opening weekend. Between Iron Man 3 and Oz the Great and Powerful, Disney is the studio behind the two highest-grossing movies of 2013.
It’s going to be a summer loaded with potential blockbusters, but Pixar’s success over the years makes this as close to a sure thing as you can get in the world of theatrical releases.