Trefis Morning Coffee – Salesforce.com, Alcoa, & Southwest Airlines

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It's Wednesday, but we already have Thursday on our minds as we look ahead to Salesforce.com's ( CRM ) fiscal Q1 2012 earnings release. Key trends to watch will be results for the company's newer cloud-computing products as well as the outlook for operating margins. We also take a look at Alcoa's ( AA ) upbeat expectations for the aluminum industry in today's featured forecast.

And test your knowledge of Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) in today's quiz. How has the company's market share trended over the past two years? Click a response below to see the answer.

Salesforce.com - Company of the Day

Salesforce.com will announce fiscal Q1 2012 earnings on May 19th.

We believe investors will focus on trends in the company's newer cloud-computing products. We will also keep an eye on the company's operating margins as expenses have steadily outpaced revenue growth in the past couple of years.

See our complete analysis for Salesforce.com stock

Alcoa - Forecast of the Day

Alcoa is upbeat about the future of the aluminum industry.

At the company's recent shareholder meeting, Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld detailed his views of an "aluminizing" world. He predicts that the global consumption and supply of aluminum could double from its 2010 figures by the year 2020.

See our complete analysis for Alcoa stock

Southwest Airlines - Quiz of the Day

How has Southwest Airlines' U.S. market share trended over the past two years?

  1. Increased
  2. Decreased
  3. Remained Flat


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: AA , CRM

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