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Next week is a busy earnings week, with many quarterly earnings releases scheduled and so many stocks to watch. However, my focus is on 7 of them-- and these 7 stocks are selected based on popularity, volume and more importantly, significant price change expected based on the earning results and forecast.

This article provides earnings preview and consideration for the next week. Use this list as a potential starting point for your analysis.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON): Monsanto Company (Monsanto), along with its subsidiaries, is a provider of agricultural products for farmers. The Company's seeds, biotechnology trait products, and herbicides provide farmers with solutions that improve productivity, reduce the costs of farming, and produce better foods for consumers and better feed for animals. It manages business in two segments: Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity.

Monsanto has a market cap of $42.00 billion and will report its second quarter earnings results on April 04, 2012, before market open. The second quarter revenues are expected to be $4.53 billion, when compared to $4.13 billion for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the second quarter are expected to be $2.11 a share from $1.87 a share in the year ago period. Monsanto is currently trading around $78.44 with a 52 week range of $58.89 - 83.94.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY): Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., along with its subsidiaries, is a chain of retail stores, operating under the names Bed Bath & Beyond (BBB), Christmas Tree Shops (CTS), Harmon and Harmon Face Values (Harmon) and buybuy BABY. In addition, the Company is a partner in a joint venture which operates two stores in the Mexico City market under the name Home & More.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has a market cap of $15.95 billion and will report its fourth quarter earnings results on April 04, 2012, after market close. The fourth quarter revenues are expected to be $2.66 billion when compared to $2.50 billion for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the fourth quarter are expected to be $1.32 a share from $1.12 a share in the year ago period. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is currently trading around $66.11 with a 52 week range of $47.15 - 66.72.

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE:RT): Ruby Tuesday, Inc. including its wholly owned subsidiaries, develops, operates and franchises casual dining restaurants in the United States, Guam, and 14 other countries under the Ruby Tuesday. The Company also franchises the Ruby Tuesday and Wok Hay concepts in selected domestic and international markets.

Ruby Tuesday has a market cap of $552.97 million and will report its third quarter earnings results on April 04, 2012, after market close. The third quarter revenues are expected to be $337.60 million when compared to $319.06 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the third quarter are expected to be 16 cents a share from 24 cents a share in the year ago period. Ruby Tuesday is currently trading around $8.67 with a 52 week range of $6.35 - 13.65.

PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT): PriceSmart, Inc. (PriceSmart) business consists primarily of international membership shopping warehouse clubs similar to warehouse clubs in the United States.

PriceSmart has a market cap of $2.10 billion and will report its second quarter earnings results on April 04, 2012, after market close. The second quarter revenues are expected to be $536.11 million when compared to $449.62 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the second quarter are expected to be 69 cents a share from 60 cents a share in the year ago period. PriceSmart is currently trading around $70.25 with a 52 week range of $33.60 - 78.71.

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN): Global Payments Inc. is a provider of electronic payments transaction processing services for consumers, merchants, independent sales organizations (ISOs), financial institutions, government agencies and multinational corporations located throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Asia-Pacific region, the Czech Republic and the Russian Federation. The Company serves as an intermediary to facilitate payments transactions, and operates in two segments: North America Merchant Services and International Merchant Services.

Global Payments Inc. has a market cap of $4.12 billion and will report its third quarter earnings results on April 04, 2012, after market close. The third quarter revenues are expected to be $529.34 million when compared to $456.38 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the third quarter are expected to be 84 cents a share from 63 cents a share in the year ago period. Global Payments Inc. is currently trading around $52.62 with a 52 week range of $38.26 - 53.67.

Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ): Constellation Brands, Inc. is a wine company of its core markets, which include the United States, Canada and New Zealand. The Company conducts its business through entities it wholly owns, as well as through a variety of joint ventures and other entities.

Constellation Brands has a market cap of $4.70 billion and will report its fourth quarter earnings results on April 05, 2012, before market open. The fourth quarter revenues are expected to be $626.74 million, when compared to $715.30 million for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the fourth quarter are expected to be 38 cents a share from 35 cents a share in the year ago period. Constellation Brands is currently trading around $23.53 with a 52 week range of $16.42 - 23.61.

CarMax, Inc (NYSE:KMX): CarMax, Inc. (CarMax) is a holding company and its operations are conducted through its subsidiaries. CarMax is a retailer of used cars, which retailed 396,181 used vehicles, during the fiscal year ended February 28, 2011(fiscal 2011).

CarMax has a market cap of $7.74 billion and will report its fourth quarter earnings results on April 05, 2012, before market open. The fourth quarter revenues are expected to be $2.40 billion when compared to $2.25 billion for the same quarter last year. Earnings per share for the fourth quarter are expected to be 40 cents a share from 38 cents a share in the year ago period. CarMax is currently trading around $34.15 with a 52 week range of $22.77 - 35.00.

Sources: Some of the data is sourced from Google Finance, Yahoo Finance and investors sites.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a long position in BBBY, RT, PSMT, GPN, MON, STZ, KMX over the next 72 hours.

Disclaimer: I am not a registered investment advisor and do not provide specific investment advice. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this article should be taken as a solicitation to purchase or sell securities. Before buying or selling any stock you should do your own research and reach your own conclusion. It is up to investors to make the correct decision after necessary research.

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