BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- Financial reform should be this week's biggest buzzword as details of Capitol Hill's latest plans start to come to light. With reports that Sen. Dodd's soon-to-be unveiled reform bill will grant the Fed new oversight powers, Wall Street's reception of the proposed legislation could strongly weigh into how stocks start their week.
Financial software developer Intuit ( INTU) has enjoyed a double-digit rally year-to-date, thanks in large part to a sizable increase in second quarter numbers last month. But while the gains have been great for Intuit shareholders, tax season should bring an even bigger boon to the TurboTax maker.
Lowe's Companies ( LOW) face a tough competitor in Home Depot ( HD), but in a real estate market where consumers are increasingly trying to make upgrades on a budget, both home improvement chains should come out winners. Count on increased analyst sentiment this week.
Athletic apparel giant Nike ( NKE) is no stranger to our Rocket Stocks list. The company offers investors deep margins and a leading brand name already -- and with earnings serving as a catalyst for growth this week, shareholders could see a worthwhile spike in share prices if Nike manages to surprise Wall Street.
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