For those of you who fancy a drink or a gamble or both it's your week on the stock market.
T oday pub chain JD Wetherspoon updates on fourth quarter trading ahead of annual results on September 8 and investors will be looking at how sales were affected during the World Cup.
The group has a host of pubs around Birmingham including The Square Peg in the city centre and the Elizabeth of York in Moseley.
And it has a network across the rest of the West Midlands with the likes of the Billiard Hall at West Bromwich and the Penny Black in Kidderminster.
L ike-for-like sales increased by 3.2 per cent across all its pubs around the UK in the 13 weeks to April 23, and analysts believe the upward trend will continue.
Adam Hull, of UBS, said: "Historically, major sporting events have been negative for Wetherspoon as they did not have TV screens until this summer.
"We believe the World Cup will have had a slightly positive impact and hence the trading update will be broadly positive."
Casino operator Stanley Leisure will be in the spotlight on Thursday as it posts full-year results and investors will be looking for news on its potential merger with London Clubs International.
The two companies confirmed last month they had opened talks over a deal which would create a gaming giant worth around £700 million with more than 50 casinos across the UK.
In May, Stanley reported a surge in visitors to its provincial casinos after the Government relaxed restrictions on gaming and further progress will be welcomed.
A month later it bought the Harbour House casino in Southampton for £5.9 million to add to its estate which includes Crockfords, the Colony Club, the Mint and the Palm Beach casinos in London, the Midland Wheel, Star City and China Palace venues in Birmingham, as well as sites in cities such as Bristol and Liverpool.
A consensus of analysts predicts pretax profits to come in at £36.6 million compared with £39.3 million last year. However, stripping out its betting operations which it sold to William Hill in June, gives a figure of £30.9 million compared with £16.2 million last year.
Building materials company Wolseley should continue to show strong growth when it updates investors today for trading in the year ending July 31. But analysts say that Wolseley's performance in its US market, which contributed 59 per cent of last year's sales, will be the decisive factor in whether it can continue the rapid growth of 20 per cent in pretax profits displayed in the first half of the year to January 31.
John Carnegie, an analyst at ABN AMRO, predicted that a slowing US housing market would not affect Wolseley too badly.
Analysts' 2006 forecasts for pretax profits are in a range from £743 million to £815 million, compared to £647.8 million for 2005.
The company has 380 people at its offices in Leamington Spa, which will also soon be the site for its national distribution centre employing a further 150.