NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Last week was loaded with important economic data reports and potential game changers for the stock market. While this week is a little quieter, there are still big earnings reports from retailers and homebuilders. 

TheStreet's Brittany Umar breaks down what investors should be watching in the week ahead. 

Pep Boys (PBY) starts things off by reporting earnings after the close on Monday. The conference call is scheduled Tuesday morning. 

Toll Brothers (TOL) reports earnings before the open on Tuesday. Investors will be anxious to see how higher interest rates have affected housing demand, Umar said.

Costco Wholesale (COST) reports earnings before the open on Wednesday, following a subpar same-store sales report that missed analysts' expectations for November, she added. 

Men's Wearhouse (MW) will report after the close on Wednesday, and investors will be listening for any new developments on the company's recent offer to buyout Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (JOSB). 

On Thursday, the retail sales report for November will be released at 8:30 a.m. EST. 

Lululemon Athletica (LULU) and Hovnanian Enterprises (HOV) will report earnings before the open on Thursday and Quicksilver (ZQK) will report after the close. 

To wrap up the week, the producer price index for the month of November will be released at 8:30 a.m. EST.

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Robert Weinstein's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short-to-intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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