BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Alcoa (AA), the largest U.S. producer of aluminum, kicks off the quarterly earnings-reporting season a week from Thursday. Traders in stocks under $5 also have their plates full next week with releases.Already this week, Zale ( ZLC) reported a smaller-than-expected loss of 89 cents a share in its fiscal fourth quarter, although the stock fell more than 5% after the release. Other stocks trading at less than $5 will likely see similar volatile reactions based on earnings results. TheStreet narrowed the list of companies investors should be watching to 10, ranked by market value, based on Bloomberg's earnings-release schedule. The list includes stocks currently trading on the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and the or NYSE Amex.
10. IsoRay ( ISR) Company Profile: IsoRay was founded in 1998 to develop isotopes for use in the medical treatment of malignant diseases. The company provides treatment for all solid tumor applications using Cesium-131. Earnings Reporting Date: Oct. 7 (unconfirmed) Share Price: $1.09 (Sept. 27 close) Total Return 2010: 27% Analyst Ratings: The two research firms with coverage of IsoRay are split between a "buy" and a "hold" rating. The mean of the two estimates for the fiscal fourth quarter calls for a loss of 4 cents a share on revenue of $1.31 million, according to Thomson Reuters. Income Statement: In the fiscal third quarter ended March 31, IsoRay posted an operating loss of $1.09 million and revenue of $1.2 million. During the quarter, IsoRay said it focused its resources on improving sales while retaining the necessary administrative infrastructure to increase the level of demand for the company's product.