MINNEAPOLIS (Stockpickr) -- We get earnings from some big players this week, including technology bellwether Apple (AAPL). With many stocks moving 5%, 10% or more after releasing results, traders have the opportunity to pad portfolios with profits if they are on the right side of the action.Last week, H.B. Fuller ( FUL) hit a homerun with its report, sending its stock up some 15%. There were no signs of higher input costs that could potentially impede future profits. It was a rosy report that was received favorably. Also last week, Intel ( INTC) managed to impress and its stock rose modestly. The PC may be struggling, but larger server and mainframe sales helped results. It will be interesting to see where Intel goes from here. Related: 3 Stocks Poised to Break Out Wall Street may want to push shares of Commerce Bancshares ( CBSH) lower in order to assist a possible larger, acquiring bank, but the bulls are in control. Commerce beat estimates in its report and rode the coattails of JPMorgan's ( JPM) strong report higher. Perhaps traders were resting on a Sealy ( ZZ) mattress. The company did in fact beat estimates by a penny, but shares barely moved. For longer-term traders, the lack of action makes for a low entry point in the stock going forward. Shuffle Master ( SHFL) was another yawner. Its shares moved up and down after it reported year-end results that beat estimates by three cents. The stock closed virtually unchanged. Looking forward, investors will likely require impressive earnings reports to move higher. We'll have a good read on the state of business in this country after this week's releases. Here are several names to trade . Goldman Sachs ( GS) After JP Morgan's report, the likelihood of Goldman Sachs offering a repeat performance increased, but is an earnings beat already priced into the stock? The strength and profitability of capital markets underwriting and trading is likely to propel Goldman higher. This is a company capable of big earnings beats. Until the curtain is peeled back, only those on the inside know how much money this Wall Street king is making. I would expect Goldman to beat earnings by at least $1 above estimates of $3.78 a share. If it does, the stock could jump 5% or more. Major holders of Goldman Sachs include Bruce Berkowitz at Fairholme Capital, at 7.7% of the total portfolio, and Julian Robertson at Tiger Management, at 8.2% of the total portfolio. Roberto Pedone considered Goldman one of the top bank and financial stocks for 2011. TheStreet Ratings rates Goldman a B- buy.
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