Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown

Stephen P. Brown is a Chartered Financial Analyst, former equity analyst, investor, and freelance financial writer living in Brighton, Colorado. His work has been published in Barron's, CFA Magazine, Wealth Manager Magazine and The Denver Post.

  1. Berkshire For The Bourgeois (LUK)
    Stock Analysis

    Berkshire For The Bourgeois (LUK)

    Investors seeking a low-cost alternative to Berkshire Hathaway should consider Leucadia National Corporation.
  2. Cleaning Up With Clorox (CLX)
    Stock Analysis

    Cleaning Up With Clorox (CLX)

    Widening margins and rapid debt reduction should make Clorox a long-term winner.
  3. Getting A Leg Up On The Market (LEG)
    Stock Analysis

    Getting A Leg Up On The Market (LEG)

    Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt has an enviable record of persistent and profitable growth.
  4. Going Bananas (CQB, FDP)
    Stock Analysis

    Going Bananas (CQB, FDP)

    Produce peddlers Chiquita and Fresh Del Monte will improve financially as the economics of their industry improve.
  5. Private Equity Fodder? (ROL, SMG, ABM)
    Stock Analysis

    Private Equity Fodder? (ROL, SMG, ABM)

    Rollins, Scotts Miracle-Gro, and AMB Industries appear to have what private equity is seeking.
  6. Gentlemen, Start Your Lawnmowers (BGG)
    Stock Analysis

    Gentlemen, Start Your Lawnmowers (BGG)

    There is value to be had in the world’s largest manufacturer of lawnmower and garden equipment engines.
  7. Read All About It (DJ, NYT, MNI)
    Stock Analysis

    Read All About It (DJ, NYT, MNI)

    Newspaper publishers are suffering from a slump in print advertising, but opportunities exist elsewhere.
  8. Banking On Better Days (OFG)
    Stock Analysis

    Banking On Better Days (OFG)

    Oriental Financial Group is a small regional bank that continues to make money in a tough lending environment.
  9. USG Corp. Constructs A Profitable Future (USG)
    Stock Analysis

    USG Corp. Constructs A Profitable Future (USG)

    USG Corp. settles its protracted litigation costs, and is ready to move forward.
  10. Countrywide Is On Your Side (CFC)
    Stock Analysis

    Countrywide Is On Your Side (CFC)

    Countrywide Financial continues to post earnings and revenue growth in a difficult interest rate and housing environment.
  11. Radio Stocks Still Making Waves (CCU, CDL)
    Stock Analysis

    Radio Stocks Still Making Waves (CCU, CDL)

    The radio broadcast industry is going through hard times, but will survive and thrive.
  12. Exxon and Altria: Two Stocks Worthy of Concentration (XOM, ...
    Stock Analysis

    Exxon and Altria: Two Stocks Worthy of Concentration (XOM, ...

    While diversifying your portfolio may be good for maintaining wealth, concentrating your portfolio is good for building it.