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  1. Noodles Doubles In IPO Debut: Time To Sell?

    July 3, 2013
    Fast Casual restaurant chain Noodles and Company (Nasdaq:NDLS) priced its IPO June 27 at $18. In its first day of trading ...
  2. Darden's California Fight A Huge Mistake

    June 24, 2013
    Darden CEO Clarence Otis is fighting California's passage of Assembly Bill 880, which prevents large companies from cutting ...
  3. Express Rides Fashion Star To Online Success

    May 31, 2013
    Specialty retailer Express announced first quarter earnings May 30 that beat the consensus estimate. Not only that but it ...
  4. Better Margins Are Nice, But Are Green Mountain Investors Too ...

    May 9, 2013
    Are investors going to get scalded by this Starbucks-Green Mountain deal?
  5. Starbucks: A Premium Worth Paying

    April 29, 2013
    Starbucks delivered record second-quarter results April 25. With every part of its business doing well (Europe excepted), ...
  6. Starbucks' Special Model Is Valuable, But Maybe Not This Valuable

    April 26, 2013
    Starbucks continues to deliver good execution, but the valuation demands greatness.
  7. Is Lululemon's Chief Product Officer to Blame For Sheer Debacle?

    April 5, 2013
    Lululemon announced April 3 that Chief Product Officer Sheree Waterson was leaving the company as of April 15. Assigning ...
  8. Is it Time To See Through Lululemon?

    March 20, 2013
    Lululemon has pulled 17% of its women's bottoms due to a quality problem. It turns out that its latest batch of black luon ...
  9. Yum! Brands Still Has Indigestion, But Investors Have An Opportunity

    February 7, 2013
    A sharp drop in guidance for 2013 will spook investors, but may create a bargain.
  10. Krispy Kreme Opens In India

    January 24, 2013
    Krispy Kreme opens in Bangalore with its partners expected to deliver up to 80 outlets. The future continues to look bright.
  11. McDonald's Opens For Christmas: A Sure Sign Business Is Maxed ...

    December 20, 2012
    McDonald's urges franchisees to open Christmas Day.
  12. Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks ...

    December 17, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has increased 0.5%; the S&amp;P 500 has risen 0.6%; and the Dow has moved ...
  13. The 'Controversial' Advice That's Worked Every Time in the Past ...

    December 11, 2012
    It's a question we've been getting almost daily from our subscribers: "What does the fiscal cliff mean for stocks, and how ...
  14. Bull Vs. Bear - The Special Dividend Tactic Is Just A Knee-Jerk ...

    December 7, 2012
    The markets are littered with companies that waste money overpaying for share repurchases and corporate acquisitions.
  15. Big Valuation/Small Miss Wrong Combo For The Fresh Market

    November 29, 2012
    The Fresh Market trips over its own valuation.
  16. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Gives The Street A Jolt

    November 28, 2012
    Green Mountain may not be as doomed as the shorts hope.
  17. Starbucks Is in a Tight Range between the 50 and 200 Day Moving ...

    November 28, 2012
    New York, November 28th ( - Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) closed the trading day at $50.21, near ...
  18. Starbucks Buys Teavana For $620 Million

    November 16, 2012
    Starbucks is expanding its tea business. Is this a good thing?
  19. Should You Invest In Starbucks Or Arkansas Best?

    November 2, 2012
    As long as its management continues to stay solid, and its employers remember to treat its employees right and deliver a ...
  20. Starbucks Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview

    October 29, 2012
    Starbucks (Nasdaq:SBUX) is expected to report increased earnings when it releases its fourth quarter results on Thursday, ...
  21. Monster Gets A Jolt From Death Reports

    October 23, 2012
    Monster's stock lost 14% of its value October 22 on news that several people may have died from consuming one or more of ...
  22. Starbucks Opens First Store In India

    October 22, 2012
    Starbucks opened it first store in India on October 19. What does the 50/50 partnership mean for its future?
  23. How China's Economy Could Spell Trouble for America

    October 17, 2012
    Every September, the world's top thinkers get together in support of President Bill Clinton's "Clinton Global Initiative," ...
  24. Opacity Doesn't Help The Cause At Bed Bath & Beyond

    September 20, 2012
    Not only is Bed Bath &amp; Beyond seeing slower comp growth and uncertain margins, but the company is doing a disservice ...
  25. Starbucks Formed a Bearish Engulfing Candle

    September 17, 2012
    New York, September 17th ( - Shares of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) ended the trading session lower ...
  26. The Market Seems To Have Shifted From Blind Love To Blind Fear ...

    September 7, 2012
    VeriFone may not be the darling it once was, but that's not a bad thing for value-oriented investors.
  27. The Market Has More Than Caught Up With Williams-Sonoma

    August 23, 2012
    The Street seems a little too enthusiastic regarding Williams-Sonoma's turnaround. However, so long as the financial momentum ...
  28. Bull Vs. Bear - Don't Expect A Mobile Payment Revolution

    August 21, 2012
    Not enough Americans own smartphones for the mobile payment revolution to really take off.
  29. Bull Vs. Bear - The Mobile Payment Revolution Is Coming

    August 21, 2012
    With more and more people living so much more of their lives through their smartphones, it seems inevitable that the U.S. ...
  30. Bull Vs. Bear: Now Is Not The Time To Invest In Coffee

    July 31, 2012
    Now is the wrong time to invest in the coffee industry due to the near-term risks that it faces.
  31. Bull Vs. Bear: Why The Coffee Business Is A Buy

    July 31, 2012
    The coffee business should not be blamed for Green Mountain's failures, as the present conditions are good for businesses ...
  32. Starbucks' Third Quarter Earnings Report

    July 26, 2012
    Starbucks (Nasdaq:SBUX) announced its results for the third quarter on July 26, 2012. Starbucks purchases, roasts and sells ...
  33. Peet's Lawsuits Unfounded

    July 24, 2012
    Peet's is being taken private by Joh. A Benckiser. Law firms are threatening litigation to improve the offer.
  34. Big Movers on the Consumer/Non-Cyclical Sector Today, Including ...

    July 23, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has declined 1.9%; the S&amp;P 500 has decreased 1.3%; and the Dow has ...
  35. Mind The Moving Parts At Yum!

    July 20, 2012
    Yum!'s growth story is still intact, but the valuation already includes that.
  36. 5 Dividend ETFs for the Second Half

    July 2, 2012
    It was a tumultuous second quarter for equities as the SPDR S&amp;P 500 (NYSE: SPY) fell almost 3.2 percent, but dividend ...
  37. Be Socially Responsible And Be Wealthy

    June 29, 2012
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  38. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on June 28, 2012

    June 28, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has fallen 1.5%, the S&amp;P 500 is down 0.9% and the Dow has declined 1%. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...
  39. 4 Socially Responsible Stocks To Watch

    June 26, 2012
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  40. Bull Vs. Bear: Apple Set To Soon Hit $1,000

    June 18, 2012
    Read the bullish take on whether or not Apple's stock is a smart buy at today's price.
  41. Favorite Retail Stocks

    June 8, 2012
    With U.S. consumer spending continuing to post gains, these retail stocks could be big winners, if the trend continues.
  42. Cashing In On Payment Companies

    June 4, 2012
    As payment processing numbers fall, there are new opportunities available.
  43. Be Socially Responsible And Be Wealthy

    May 30, 2012
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  44. 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.
  45. 3 Reasons Middleby Isn't Middle Of The Road

    April 30, 2012
    The maker of commercial cooking equipment continues to deliver stellar earnings. Here are three reasons to own its stock, ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 12 Stocks Riding Today's Power Trends

    April 18, 2012
    Track the intersection of demographics, economics, and psychographics to follow global changes, advises Chris Versace, editor ...
  48. The Most Overbought Nasdaq 100 Stocks

    March 28, 2012
    Close proximity to technically overbought levels makes these strong Nasdaq 100 performers high-risk buys at current levels, ...
  49. Four Socially Responsible Stocks To Watch

    March 21, 2012
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  50. Arcos Dorados Feels The Squeeze

    March 8, 2012
    Arcos Dorados has some near-term pain, but above-average potential for long-term gain.
  51. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    February 14, 2012
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  52. Dunkin' Brands Definitely A Hot Cup Of Coffee

    February 14, 2012
    Dunkin' has great growth potential, but major expectations to match.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. America's Caffeine Cravings Keep The Coffee Industry Growing

    January 26, 2012
    Five major coffee stocks that have seen very significant levels of growth in the last year.
  56. Lululemon: Large Cap In Waiting?

    January 13, 2012
    Lululemon raised fourth quarter guidance January 10 and its stock took off. The company is now $1.3 billion shy of reaching ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. Krispy Kreme: Slow And Steady Wins The Race

    January 10, 2012
    Krispy Kreme was upgraded January 6 by Stephens. It's one more sign its slow and steady rebound will win the race.
  59. 3 Not So Obvious Reasons To Own Berkshire Hathaway

    November 10, 2011
    Berkshire Hathaway, despite its critics, has plenty of untapped potential.
  60. David Einhorn's New Target: Green Mountain

    October 21, 2011
    Einhorn's case doesn't hinge on valuation alone but rather accounting and other issues about the future growth of this company.
  61. A Portfolio Cup Of Joe

    October 18, 2011
    With global demand for coffee continuing to rise and poor weather threatening supplies, coffee prices have nowhere to go ...
  62. Five Socially Responsible Stocks

    September 28, 2011
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  63. Krispy Kreme A Little Bit Sweeter

    August 31, 2011
    Krispy Kreme continues to make strides in a solid, ongoing comeback. The company posted impressive gains as it battled commodity ...
  64. McDonald's Continues To Reinvent

    July 28, 2011
    McDonalds continues to defy the normal rules of growth and leverage.
  65. The Best Coffee Stock

    June 27, 2011
    Choose the best coffee stock to own now.
  66. Percolating Coffee Profits

    June 23, 2011
    With global demand rising and supplies still threatened by poor weather, coffee prices will continue to rise. For investors, ...
  67. Can Arby's Ever Find A Stable Home?

    June 14, 2011
    Arby's passes to yet another buyer in the hopes of a lasting turnaround.
  68. M-Commerce Continues To Grow

    June 7, 2011
    As smartphone adoption continues to grow, so will M-Commerce. As the mobile landscape expands, investors may want to consider ...
  69. Yum Goes Deeper Into China

    May 17, 2011
    Yum's offer to buy Chinese restaurant chain Little Sheep will extend Yum's considerable presence in China.
  70. Coke Runs Into Rising Expectations

    April 29, 2011
    Coke had another good quarter but was slowed down some by rising input costs.
  71. 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 ...
  72. The Impact Of Rising Coffee Prices

    March 24, 2011
    Almost all food prices are inflating rapidly, and coffee is one of the fastest climbers. Find out how this will affect inventory ...
  73. 4 Bearish MACD Crossovers To Watch

    February 23, 2011
    A MACD cross below the signal line tends to predict that the bears are gaining control of the direction and it generally ...
  74. 4 Companies To Watch This Earnings Season

    October 20, 2010
    As earnings season gears up, there are a few companies that financial experts are watching.
  75. What's Your Brand's Social Media Quotient?

    September 27, 2010
    Is there a correlation between a company's social media presence and its stock price?
  76. Comparing Canada And America

    August 19, 2010
    Just how equal are the markets and economy in Canada and the United States?
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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.
  79. Investing Like A Hippie

    June 18, 2010
    If you want to invest like a hippie, I have listed my top stocks to help you along your way.
  80. Who Will Win The Coffee War?

    June 17, 2010
    With many companies competing for your morning coffee, it can be hard to pick a leader.
  81. 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.
  82. The Importance Of All-Cap Diversification

    May 12, 2010
    The volatility in May highlights some of the advantages of an all-cap portfolio.
  83. 3 Stocks The Analysts Love

    April 9, 2010
    When Wall Street raises the grade, look for the momentum-investing crowd to rush in.
  84. Chipotle Keeps Rolling

    February 16, 2010
    Chipotle could be a tasty meal at these prices.
  85. The Everyday Portfolio

    January 21, 2010
    Successful investing could be as simple as examining the products you use and consume in any given day.
  86. Glazing Over Krispy Kreme

    December 10, 2009
    Krispy Kreme suffers from the overhang of its years-ago high-flying IPO promise which never delivered.
  87. 4 Companies With Caffeine-Induced Profits

    October 28, 2009
    Who needs cream and sugar when the return is 10,000%?
  88. Stocks That Can Burn You

    October 12, 2009
    Investors should always be mindful of the downside risk before purchasing any shares of stock.
  89. Krispy Kreme Fills Holes With Cash Earnings

    September 9, 2009
    Krispy Kreme hasn't had a profitable year since 2004, but it looks like customers are coming back.
  90. 4 Dynamic Consumer Goods Stocks

    August 11, 2009
    4 of the top performing consumer goods stocks.
  91. Buy And Hold: It's Alive!

    July 29, 2009
    The notion that buy-and-hold investing is dead is becoming more popular. It's dead wrong.
  92. Retail Heads To The Desert

    June 5, 2009
    American Eagle announced a deal to open stores in the Middle East through franchisee M.H. Alshaya Company.
  93. Coffee Stocks On A Caffeine Rush

    May 4, 2009
    Coffee stocks have been seeing a surge in interest. The moves have generally come on in just the past few sessions and could ...
  94. Six Degrees Of Investor Separation

    April 8, 2009
    The "six degrees of separation" rule may apply for individuals, but is the theory valid for stocks, as well?
  95. Global Investing Made Easy

    April 8, 2009
    Investing in the most valuable American brands operating globally has paid dividends this decade.
  96. Four Big Stocks And Their Little Secrets

    March 27, 2009
    We dig up dirt on four stocks that can only be found in the financial notes.
  97. Is Sony Doomed?

    December 10, 2008
    Layoffs may help today, but that isn't the company's biggest problem.
  98. Starbucks Serves Up Stale Q4 Results

    November 12, 2008
    Coffee giant Starbucks released dismal fourth quarter results.
  99. 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' ...
  100. Investing The 'Sex and the City' Way

    June 4, 2008
    Can Carrie, Samantha and Big guide you to great portfolio returns? We create an index based on product placements from the ...
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