It's Wednesday, but we already have Thursday on our minds as we
look ahead to Salesforce.com's (
) 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 (
) upbeat expectations for the aluminum industry in today's featured
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.
Company of the Day
Salesforce.com will announce fiscal Q1 2012 earnings on May
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
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?