PNRA : Analysis & Opinions

  1. The Long Tail Effect From Starbucks Holiday Drinks

    November 4, 2015
    While fall's Pumpkin Spice Latte may be Starbucks' (NASDAQ: SBUX) best-selling seasonal drink, its suite of holiday beverages ...
  2. Panera Trying to Catch Starbucks in Digital Realm

    November 2, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has been a digital leader in pioneering the use of its app for in-store purchases and recently ...
  3. Panera Continues to Move Growth Plan Forward

    October 28, 2015
    Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) reported a lower year-over-year profit but encouraging same-store sales growth in the third ...
  4. Who Are McDonald’s Main Competitors?

    October 28, 2015
    Find out which companies are McDonald's closest competitors. Learn about the largest fast food chains in the world and which ...
  5. Starbucks Fights Back With New Seasonal Drinks

    October 27, 2015
    Over the past few years, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has battled rivals Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Panera Bread (NASDAQ: ...
  6. Fast Food or Fast Casual: Which is the Better Bet?

    October 21, 2015
    Fast food restaurants are slashing prices to compete with fast casual restaurants. Which has better long-term potential? ...
  7. 4 Quick Service Restaurants for Your Portfolio

    October 7, 2015
    Learn about the four quick service restaurants with attractive investment theses and growth prospects that can be valuable ...
  8. Panera Plans Growth Beyond Its Stores

    October 5, 2015
    Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) wants to build out its catering, consumer packaged goods, and delivery streams into $1 billion ...
  9. Yum! Brands Closing Fast Casual Taco Bell Concept

    September 18, 2015
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) and its Taco Bell chain have decided to close their fast casual concept store, U.S. Taco Co.  The ...
  10. Panera Matches Rival in Changing Pumpkin Latte

    August 21, 2015
    As part of an overall plan to offer "clean" beverages, Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) has changed the recipe for its Pumpkin ...
  11. Papa John's Gets a New President

    August 11, 2015
    Pizza has been hot for the past year, and few have been hotter than Papa John's Pizza (NASDAQ: PZZA), which has seen its ...
  12. Burger King Sales Rise on New Menu Items

    July 30, 2015
    While McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) continues to struggle with its product mix, one of the company's chief rivals has figured out ...
  13. Panera Changes Policy After Razor Found in Soup

    July 22, 2015
    One Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) customer has taken the old comedy bit "waiter, is that a fly in my soup" to a whole new ...
  14. McDonald's Franchisees Worried About the Future

    July 21, 2015
    In addition to falling sales, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has an even bigger problem on its hands. Franchise owners are losing ...
  15. While Chipotle's Business Model Is 'Hard To Duplicate,' Experts ...

    July 20, 2015
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is scheduled to report its second quarter results after Tuesday's market close. ...
  16. Panera Bread Gets a Huge Upgrade

    July 15, 2015
    Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) recently received a vote of confidence from Piper Jaffray, which upgraded the stock from "underweight" ...
  17. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    June 29, 2015
    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  18. Has McDonald's Peaked?

    June 25, 2015
    McDonald's has been a reliable investment for many years, but all trends eventually change course.
  19. Barron's Recap: America's Top Financial Advisors

    February 22, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: the best financial advisors state-by-state, the Nasdaq at 5,000, as well as the prospects ...
  20. Fast Food Versus Fast Casual: Which is More Profitable?

    February 5, 2015
    Between fast food and fine dining lies the rapidly growing fast casual business sector. It's market share is growing. Are ...
  21. An Insider Look At The Top 10 Stocks For 2015

    January 16, 2015
    Without a doubt, our annual list of Top 10 Stocks is one of our most popular pieces of research to date. This list has helped ...
  22. Just Released: Our Top 10 Stocks For 2015

    January 16, 2015
    Without a doubt, our annual list of Top 10 Stocks is one of our most popular pieces of research to date. This list has helped ...
  23. McDonald's Wings Not So Mighty As Sales Suffer

    October 21, 2013
    Shares of McDonalds, fell 61 cents to $94.59 on Monday after it reported sales for the quarter ended September 30 of $7.23 ...
  24. McDonald's Earnings Preview: Was The Menu Tinkering Worth It? ...

    October 19, 2013
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) is scheduled to report its third-quarter results Monday, October 21, before the markets open. ...
  25. The Many Challenges To McDonald's Growth

    October 4, 2013
    Ever since Don Thompson became Chief Executive of McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) last year, he has had a rough go of it. Wall ...
  26. Five Reasons Not To Bite Into Potbelly's IPO

    September 25, 2013
    Potbelly Corporation set the terms for its IPO September 23. If you include the underwriters over-allotment, the Chicago-based ...
  27. McDonald's And Other Restaurant Stocks To Sell Now (DRI, MCD, ...

    September 24, 2013
    New research from Oppenheimer suggests that many leisure stocks may be overpriced now. The analysts suggest that investors ...
  28. The Value Of Sin Stocks

    July 31, 2013
    On the whole, these sinful stocks offer little value to society, that doesn't mean they don't have value for investors.
  29. Chipotle Executing Well, But Valuation Leaves No Margin Of Error

    May 14, 2013
    Weak traffic isn't worrying investors who still prize Chipotle's mid-teens operating growth.
  30. Sonic Still In A Tricky Spot

    March 27, 2013
    Sonic still can't seem to get back in a sales growth groove.
  31. Chipotle Still Getting The Benefit Of The Doubt

    February 8, 2013
    Chipotle needs to reignite the growth to validate the price.
  32. Has A Bad Year Put Chipotle In Value Territory?

    October 19, 2012
    Can Chipotle restore its luster as a growth stock? There is still downside risk in what is still a very highly-valued restaurant ...
  33. McDonald's and Other Services Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 19, 2012
    The Nasdaq has fallen 1.6%, the S&P 500 has fallen 1% and the Dow has declined 1.1% on a bad morning for the market. ...
  34. Street To Chipotle - Queremos More Growth, Now!

    July 20, 2012
    Chipotle's weakening comps disrupt a model that had no room for error.
  35. Food Stocks For The Long Run

    June 26, 2012
    Food certainly is not an exciting business, but excitement invites competition and competition can disrupt profits.
  36. Time To Cash In After Whole Foods Stock Sale

    May 15, 2012
    Whole Foods remains an excellent company with a phenomenal future ahead of it.
  37. Chipotle Just Keeps Getting Hotter

    April 20, 2012
    Chipotle's results continue to be the exception in the restaurant industry, but valuation has been inflated by excitement ...
  38. Burger King Coming Back To The Market

    April 9, 2012
    Burger King's quick return to the market raises questions.
  39. Dunkin' Brands Definitely A Hot Cup Of Coffee

    February 14, 2012
    Dunkin' has great growth potential, but major expectations to match.
  40. The Rally In Small-Cap Growth Stocks

    February 13, 2012
    Small caps have been improving along with the economy. Investors should look into adding these shares to their portfolio.
  41. Yum! Brands Gives Its Skeptics Indigestion

    February 9, 2012
    Yum! saw fine growth in the fourth quarter, largely due to its successful operations in China, and its stock is fairly valued.
  42. Chipotle Still Sizzling

    February 3, 2012
    While Chipotle will likely see strong business in 2012, an investment in the fast food company may not be as hot.
  43. Panera Heads North Of The Border

    January 10, 2012
    Panera continues its Canadian expansion after opening three bakery-cafés in the Toronto-area in 2011, with five more planned ...
  44. Arcos Dorados - Rare Or Overcooked?

    December 22, 2011
    Arcos Dorados has risks aplenty, but it could reward patient growth investors.
  45. Manitowoc Has More Room To Grow

    October 31, 2011
    Manitowoc should benefit from a double-barreled recovery.
  46. McDonald's Off The Dollar Menu

    October 28, 2011
    McDonald's is gaining share and continuing to excel.
  47. Food Costs Bite Chipotle

    July 22, 2011
    Given the benign sell off in the stock price, it appears that most investors see many more quarters of solid growth ahead.
  48. Wendy’s Sheds Arby’s, Now What?

    July 7, 2011
    Fast food chain Wendy's completed the sale of its Arby's chain to private equity firm Roark Capital Management.
  49. Is Chipotle Too Expensive?

    June 14, 2011
    Chipotle's stock is off slightly from its 52-week high. Is the stock a good deal, or is it too pricey?
  50. Chipotle Still Smokin'

    April 25, 2011
    Chipotle has gone beyond any reasonable valuation, but that won't matter if growth stays strong.
  51. Krispy Kreme’s Missed Opportunity

    April 6, 2011
    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts came up with its first profitable year in over a half-dozen, unfortunately the recent quarter came ...
  52. Chipotle's Grillin' Growth

    February 15, 2011
    Chipotle Mexican Grill continues to grow at a blistering pace, as its fourth quarter and full year results show.
  53. Papa John's Targeting Overseas Growth

    November 9, 2010
    Papa John's has a solid history of leveraging low single-digit sales growth into double-digit earnings growth over the past ...
  54. Looking For Safer Stocks? Check Your Pantry

    August 25, 2010
    If the economy takes another dip, consumer staples can provide strong-and-steady growth to any portfolio.
  55. Tim Hortons' Earnings Shine

    August 17, 2010
    Tim Hortons had a strong second quarter, led by its dominant Canadian stores. But its U.S. outlets did well, despite the ...
  56. Tasty Breakfast Stocks

    July 30, 2010
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and some of the companies serving it a worth a look.
  57. The Next McDonald's

    June 30, 2010
    Should investors take a nibble on any of the chains looking to unseat McDonald's?
  58. Starbucks And Franchising Make Sense

    May 28, 2010
    Starbucks recently announced it was offering franchises of its Seattle's Best Coffee brand. I'll look at why this makes sense.
  59. Investing In America's Hottest Brands

    April 15, 2010
    What's in name? Can a company's brand help it outperform the market? Find out here.
  60. Chipotle Keeps Rolling

    February 16, 2010
    Chipotle could be a tasty meal at these prices.
  61. Panera Bread Rising To The Challenge

    July 30, 2009
    Panera is a cut above other companies in the casual dining sector, but management is still struggling to rise to the challenge.
  62. No Spice Left At Chipotle

    July 28, 2009
    We look at whether Chipotle has already peaked as an investment.
  63. Portfolio Ideas From Small Business Owners

    March 6, 2009
    Build a portfolio based on small business owners spending habbits.
  64. Two Stocks Getting Ready To Move Lower

    November 18, 2008
    Will today's bearish crossover between the 50-day moving average and the 200-day moving average signal the start of a long-term ...
  65. A Buffet Of Breakfast Stocks

    July 16, 2008
    Can you make money serving the most important meal of the day? Learn why baby boomers are the key market for these breakfast ...
  66. Panera Bread Battles Rising Wheat Prices

    July 7, 2008
    Revenue continues to climb at Panera Bread, but rising wheat prices have cut into margins. Will Panera have to follow Starbucks' ...
  67. The Generation That Doesn't Cook (EAT)

    April 9, 2007
    A taste of Brinker International (EAT) - parent of Chili’s, On the Border, Maggiano’s, and Macaroni Grill.
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