BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Investors in large-cap stocks are already looking ahead to October for the next round of earnings reports. Traders in stocks under $5, though, have their plates full over the next week.

Already this week, Jackson-Hewitt ( JTX) and NetSol Technologies ( NTWK) posted quarterly results. Jackson-Hewitt shares tanked while NetSol's surged.

TheStreet narrowed the list of companies investors should be watching to four, ranked by the average trading volume over the past 30 days.


4. Peregrine Pharmaceuticals ( PPHM)

Company Profile: Peregrine is a biopharmaceutical company that manufactures and develops monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer and serious viral infections.

Earnings Reporting Date: Sept. 9 (confirmed)

Share Price: $1.34 (Sept. 8 close)

2010 Performance: -54%

Analyst Ratings: Peregrine is expected to report a loss of 11 cents a share and revenue of $5.83 million, based on a poll of four analysts by Thomson Reuters. Three analysts cover Peregrine, and each rates the stock a "buy." Two analysts have a price target of $10, which represents 600% upside from where the stock currently trades.

Income Statement: In July, Peregrine said it had a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $7.7 million, or 16 cents a share, widening from a year-earlier loss of $3.6 million, or 9 cents a share. Revenue dropped to $4.4 million in the recent quarter, down from $7.9 million in the year-ago quarter.

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