NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today, I am profiling six companies that report quarterly results either after the close today, pre-market, or after the close on Thursday or pre-market on Friday. Three are in the computer & technology sector, one is a sell-rated home builder in the construction sector, and two are in the retail-wholesale sector.Last week we received two conflicting consumer related economic releases, one a positive for the labor market, the other a negative on consumer sentiment. Both charts shown are courtesy of "dshort - Advisor Perspectives." On the labor front, we now have a positive trend for weekly initial jobless claims, where the four-week moving average has declined below the recessionary 350,000 threshold, to 346,750. If this trend continues the unemployment rate should begin to fall towards the 6.5% FOMC target, where QE3 and QE4 may begin to end. We will learn more about this from the FOMC this afternoon.
Reporting Pre-market on Thursday:Lululemon ( LULU) ($64.08) -- On Tuesday, we learned that the athletic apparel maker deemed their popular black yoga pants too revealing and yanked the workout wear from store shelves. I did not see a downward revision for the company's expected quarterly earnings of 74 cents a share. The stock has a buy rating, but has been moving sideways to down since setting an all time high at $81.09 back on May 3, 2012. The August 2, 2012, low is $52.20 with the 200-day SMA is $67.77. My weekly pivot is $69.87 with a semiannual risky level at $71.17 Ross Stores ( ROST) ($55.46) -- The discount retailer is expected to earn $1.07 per share for its Q4 2012 results. The stock has a buy rating, but its one of the discount retailers I profiled last week that set its all time high at $70.82 back on August 20, 2012. The stock tried to test its 200-day SMA at $61.74 on Feb. 7, but rejected that attempt. My annual value level is $51.52 with an annual pivot at $54.55 and monthly risky level at $59.32. TIBCO Software ( TIBX) ($23.38) reports after the close on Thursday. The software company is expected to earn 11 cents a share for its quarter ending Feb. 2013. The stock has a hold rating and is well below its 200-day SMA at $25.80. It's worth noting that the weekly chart profile stays positive given a close this week above the five-week MMA at $23.10, and that the 200-week SMA is a major support at $20.26, which held in early-December. My monthly value level is $20.48 with a weekly pivot at $34.36 and semiannual risky level at $27.59. Reporting pre-market on Friday is KB Home ( KBH) ($21.03). This sell-rated homebuilder is expected to report a lose 23 cents a share for its latest quarter. On March 19, I categorized this stock as a source of funds. KBH set a new multi-year high at $21.45 on March 19. My semiannual value level is $10.77 with a monthly pivot at $20.69 and weekly risky level at $21.69. At the time of publication the author had no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Follow @suttmeier This article was written by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.