Earnings season kicked off this week, and the biggest companies with the most brand recognition always steal the headlines. That's why we're going to focus on 4 big-name companies that are up next to report earnings.
We're going to take a look at Google Inc. (GOOG), Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) and Pfizer Inc. (PFE). Are any of these big companies worth owning? Are there danger lurking in these widely-held stocks? Getting in now, or avoiding these names entirely, is key to your success this earnings season and that's why we'll cover each today.