SBUX : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Giving Your Portfolio A Jolt With Coffee

    February 26, 2014
    The world continues to drink more coffee. Yet, supplies continue to drop. The recent weather issues are exacerbating those ...
  2. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  3. Unimpressive Earnings & Emerging Market Scare - Ahead of Wall ...

    January 24, 2014
    This emerging market scare has coincided with the less than reassuring picture emerging from the Q4 earnings season.
  4. Earnings in Focus This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 20, 2014
    The focus this week will be on corporate earnings as the 2013 Q4 reporting cycle ramps up, with 69 S&P 500 members are ...
  5. America's Most Profitable Companies Share This 1 Key Trait

    December 2, 2013
    What do Ray Kroc and Jack Welch have in common? Both of these men ran very different businesses, McDonalds (NYSE: MCD) and ...
  6. The Time For Cyclical Stocks Is Now

    November 25, 2013
    Its official, the data is pointing towards the next phase of the business cycle- economic expansion. That means, it’s time ...
  7. Q3 Earnings: The Best of 2013 Thus Far - Earnings Trends

    November 7, 2013
    Q3 Earnings: The Best of 2013 Thus Far - Earnings Trends
  8. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook

    October 22, 2013
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Oct 2013 - Industry Outlook
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. Outerwall's Stock Tanks: Time To Buy?

    September 18, 2013
    Outerwall, the maker of Redbox and Coinstar automated kiosks, seriously reduced its third quarter and full-year revenue and ...
  12. Do Earnings Justify Record Stock Market? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 26, 2013
    It is hard to square the earnings picture emerging from Q2 results and company guidance with where the market???s current ...
  13. Earnings Growth Concentrated in a Few Pockets - Ahead of Wall ...

    July 25, 2013
    Finance and a few other areas are hiding a lot of earnings pain in most of the sectors.
  14. FRT Welcomes WFM at Pleasant Shops - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Federal Realty welcomed the world's leading supplier of natural and organic foods - Whole Foods - at its Mass.-based retail ...
  15. Green Mountain Upped to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    On Jul 9, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy)
  16. Starwood Sheraton in Costa Rica - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Starwood unveiled a Sheraton-branded property in San Jose, Costa Rica.
  17. 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 ...
  18. ADC Buys Assets, Boosts Tenant Base - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Agree Realty disclosed $22.4 million in acquisitions of 2 single-tenant properties -- one occupied by Wal-Mart and other ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. Starbucks to Raise Coffee Prices - Reuters - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Reuters recently reported that Starbucks has decided to raise the prices of some of its coffee beverages in several of its ...
  21. Is Health Wealth for Food/Beverage Industry? - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    The North American Food and Beverage sector is witnessing changes in consumer preferences toward health and wellness products ...
  22. Starbucks Kept at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    On Jun 17, we maintained a Neutral recommendation on Starbucks following its mixed fiscal-second quarter 2013 results.
  23. Stock Market News for June 14, 2013 - Market News

    June 14, 2013
    Benchmarks ended their losing streak on Thursday following stronger-than-expected reports on the home front
  24. More Dunkin' Donuts in Texas - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    Dunkin' Brands will introduce nine new restaurants in Houston, Texas.
  25. Driving Boom Fades: Will It Hurt Automakers? - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    It is a complex demographic issue that can be explained by many socio-economic factors
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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?
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Starbucks Expands in India - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) recently announced the opening of yet another Starbucks store in the lucrative Indian market, ...
  31. 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.
  32. Stock Market News for January 25, 2013 - Market News

    January 25, 2013
    The Dow Jones and S&P 500 finished in the green following strong domestic and international economic data coupled with better-than-expected ...
  33. 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.
  34. Take a Breather Before Earnings Deluge - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    With the markets closed today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the earnings season takes the day off as the reporting flood ...
  35. Ahead of Wall Street - January 21, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 21, 2013
    Monday, January 21, 2013 With the markets closed today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the earnings season takes the day ...
  36. Hershey's Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    On January 7, we maintained a Neutral recommendation on The Hershey Company (HSY), following appraisal of its third quarter ...
  37. Allegations Dent Yum's Guidance - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    Kentucky-based Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) recently lowered its sales expectations from China. China is the largest contributor ...
  38. PayPal is Powering eBay - Analyst Blog

    December 28, 2012
    As 2012 nears its end, a quick look at the top 25 industry sectors as ranked by Investor's Business Daily (IBD) leads to ...
  39. McDonald's Opens For Christmas: A Sure Sign Business Is Maxed ...

    December 20, 2012
    McDonald's urges franchisees to open Christmas Day.
  40. 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&P 500 has risen 0.6%; and the Dow has moved ...
  41. McDonald's Back to Winning Ways - Analyst Blog

    December 12, 2012
    After relatively weak performances in the recent past and a  monthly decline in October, same-store sales (comps) at McDonald's ...
  42. The 'Controversial' Investing Advice That's Worked Every Time ...

    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 ...
  43. 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.
  44. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...

    December 6, 2012
    The market is having a good day so far: the Nasdaq is up 0.7%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.3%; and the Dow has climbed 0.3%. ...
  45. Starbucks Among Consumer/Non-Cyclical's Biggest Movers on December ...

    December 5, 2012
    The Nasdaq is down 1%, the S&P 500 is down 0.1% and the Dow is up 0.2% so far today. The biggest movers in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...
  46. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks, Including Starbucks, Making Big ...

    December 4, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is down 0.5%, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.3% and the Dow has remained steady. On a quiet ...
  47. Green Mountain Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    December 3, 2012
    Rising earnings estimates on the back of strong fiscal fourth-quarter 2012 results -- including a 36.2% earnings surprise ...
  48. Yum! to Repurchase $1B Shares - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM), the world's largest restaurant company, recently announced the approval of a share repurchase program ...
  49. Dunkin' Broadens U.S. Reach - Analyst Blog

    November 19, 2012
    Consistent with its goal of doubling its presence in the U.S. over the next 20 years, the operational arm of Dunkin Brands ...
  50. McDonald's October Comps Disappoint - Analyst Blog

    November 12, 2012
    McDonald's Corp. (MCD) recorded a decline of 1.8% in global comparable sales (comps) in October 2012, as against year-ago ...
  51. Starbucks Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers on November 2, 2 ...

    November 2, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has moved little, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.2% and the Dow has slipped 0.3%. The Nasdaq Composite Index ...
  52. Dunkin' on U.S Expansion Spree - Analyst Blog

    October 19, 2012
    Dunkin' Donuts, an operational arm of Dunkin Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN), recently penned a multi-unit store development deal ...
  53. Starbucks and More Big Movers in Consumer/Non-Cyclical on October ...

    October 19, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq has slipped 1.6%; the S&P 500 has decreased 1%; and the Dow is trading ...
  54. Neutral on Strayer Education - Analyst Blog

    October 15, 2012
    We have maintained a Neutral recommendation on Strayer Education Inc. (STRA) following appraisal of second quarter 2012 results. ...
  55. Wendy's Tweaks Logo, Revamps Brand - Analyst Blog

    October 15, 2012
    In consistent with its aim to reinvigorate the brand, The Wendy's Co. (WEN) recently revamped its logo. This new logo replaces ...
  56. BH Subsidiary to Debut in UAE - Analyst Blog

    October 12, 2012
    Steak n Shake Operations Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Biglari Holdings Inc. (BH), recently announced that it has inked ...
  57. Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and More Big Movers in Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...

    October 9, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has decreased 1.7%; the S&P 500 has decreased 0.8%; and the Dow is down ...
  58. Dunkin to Expand Campus Presence - Analyst Blog

    September 24, 2012
    In order to beef up its presence on college campuses, Dunkin' Donuts, an operational arm of Dunkin Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN), ...
  59. Opacity Doesn't Help The Cause At Bed Bath & Beyond

    September 20, 2012
    Not only is Bed Bath & Beyond seeing slower comp growth and uncertain margins, but the company is doing a disservice to its ...
  60. Green Mountain Offers Antioxidant Coffees - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    Coffee maker Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) has stepped into the wellness category by unveiling its new product ...
  61. 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.
  62. Starbucks and More Big Movers in Consumer/Non-Cyclical on September ...

    September 5, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has climbed 0.2%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.2% and the Dow is trading up 0.3%. ...
  63. Jamba Collaborates with CoRR - Analyst Blog

    September 4, 2012
    In order to boost its comprehensive eco-sustainability strategy, Jamba Juice Company, a subsidiary of Jamba Inc. (JMBA), ...
  64. 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. ...
  65. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks, Including Starbucks, Making Big ...

    August 15, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq is up 0.2%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has been relatively flat. These are the biggest ...
  66. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Sector's Biggest Movers: Starbucks and ...

    August 7, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq is up 0.8%; the S&P 500 has moved up 0.7%; and the Dow has climbed 0.6%. ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. Company News for July 30, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    July 30, 2012
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) reported second quarter earnings per share of $0.01, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  69. Starbucks and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big Moves

    July 27, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning, with the Nasdaq increasing 1.4%, the S&P 500 moving up 1.1% and the Dow rising 0.8%. ...
  70. Big Movers on the Consumer/Non-Cyclical Sector Today, Including ...

    July 25, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.7%; the S&P 500 is down 0.7%; ...
  71. 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.
  72. 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&P 500 has decreased 1.3%; and the Dow has fallen ...
  73. Mind The Moving Parts At Yum!

    July 20, 2012
    Yum!'s growth story is still intact, but the valuation already includes that.
  74. Today's Major Consumer/Non-Cyclical Sector Movers

    July 17, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq is down 1.7%; the S&P 500 has decreased 1.3%; and the Dow has declined ...
  75. Strayer Education Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2012
    We have maintained a Neutral recommendation on Strayer Education Inc. (STRA) following appraisal of first quarter 2012 results. ...
  76. Caribou's Latest Domestic Ventures - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    Caribou Coffee Company Inc. (CBOU) has recently opened a new unit in Cincinnati, Ohio. The new opening marks the company's ...
  77. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    July 5, 2012
    Stocks in the Consumer Staples sector have carried out their traditional defensive role despite concerns about the prolonged ...
  78. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Industry Outlook

    July 5, 2012
    Stocks in the Consumer Staples sector have carried out their traditional defensive role despite concerns about the prolonged ...
  79. 5 Dividend ETFs for the Second Half

    July 2, 2012
    It was a tumultuous second quarter for equities as the SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE: SPY) fell almost 3.2 percent, but dividend ETFs ...
  80. Stock Market News for June 27, 2012 - Market News

    June 27, 2012
    Positive housing data and a subsequent rally in the housing shares carried the benchmarks back into the green after a day ...
  81. Restaurant Stock Review & Outlook - June 2012 - Industry Outlook

    June 20, 2012
    The U.S. restaurant industry has ended the first half of 2012 on a positive note despite nagging sovereign debt issues in ...
  82. Smucker A Relatively Interesting Play In Food

    June 8, 2012
    Relative to the sector, Smucker may actually be just a little undervalued, with fair value in the low $80s. While the company's ...
  83. Usual Suspects Plagued By Jobs Report

    June 4, 2012
    To this point, May has been the worst month of 2012 for U.S. stocks, but the first day of June now has the dubious honor ...
  84. 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.
  85. Stock Market News for May 9, 2012 - Market News

    May 9, 2012
    Political apprehensions and uncertainty in the European region ensured benchmarks were left languishing in the red yesterday. ...
  86. Panera Well Off The Value Menu

    May 3, 2012
    Panera continues to be one of the best-performing restaurants in the U.S. However, when it comes to core fundamental valuation, ...
  87. 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, ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. Starbucks Stops Using Crushed Beetle Dye To Meet Rising Food ...

    April 20, 2012
    This week, Starbucks agreed to stop using a color extract made from a tropical bug found in Mexico and South America.
  90. The Insider's Guide to Food Investing-Including 38 Picks!

    April 19, 2012
    It’s time to be bullish on everything related to food—restaurants, food producers, fertilizers, equipment makers, ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. The Most Overbought S&P 500 Stocks

    April 17, 2012
    The market’s correction and these stocks’ close proximity to technically overbought levels could cause them to ...
  93. Constant Contact's Hitting Its Stride

    April 16, 2012
    Constant Contact's stock is down 15% in the past year, but it's generating free cash like nobody's business and its margins ...
  94. The Future the Market Sees

    April 14, 2012
    Investors are betting most heavily and consistently on a US housing and consumer spending recovery, writes MoneyShow.com ...
  95. How to Properly Scale Into Trades

    March 24, 2012
    Whether swing or daytrading stocks or exchange traded funds, Ken Calhoun tells why it’s smart to “scale into” ...
  96. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    March 21, 2012
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  97. Friendly Fire For Green Mountain Coffee

    March 14, 2012
    SBUX entered the single-serve coffee market, but it may be a while before we see the real effect on single-serve leader Green ...
  98. Arcos Dorados Feels The Squeeze

    March 8, 2012
    Arcos Dorados has some near-term pain, but above-average potential for long-term gain.
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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.
  101. 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.
  102. 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.
  103. 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 ...
  104. Fast-Food Fight in the Great White North

    December 2, 2011
    America’s most iconic brand is establishing a beachhead by going after Canadian hearts and minds where they’re ...
  105. Can These Stocks Rise From The Ashes?

    November 17, 2011
    These four stocks have sold off heavily. Here are their prospects for a turn around.
  106. 3 Not So Obvious Reasons To Own Berkshire Hathaway

    November 10, 2011
    Berkshire Hathaway, despite its critics, has plenty of untapped potential.
  107. The Best Emerging Market Plays Are Local Ones

    September 14, 2011
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  108. 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 ...
  109. 14 Growth Stocks Beating the Market

    July 15, 2011
    Joel Klein of Klein Asset Management gives Kate Stalter his view on growth names that are currently outperforming the indices. ...
  110. Best Stock Buys This Earnings Season

    July 13, 2011
    Trader and author John Person is looking for the market to rally into earnings season and believes that opportunities may ...
  111. 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, ...
  112. 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 ...
  113. Krispy Kreme’s Sweet Quarter

    May 26, 2011
    Krispy Kreme delivered a superb quarter, and the market rewarded the stock handsomely. Is Krispy Kreme's turnaround complete?
  114. 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.
  115. Tim Hortons Faces Coffee Headwinds

    May 13, 2011
    Tim Hortons faces the challenge of rising commodity prices, including the price of coffee.
  116. Coke Runs Into Rising Expectations

    April 29, 2011
    Coke had another good quarter but was slowed down some by rising input costs.
  117. 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 ...
  118. Con Agra Playing The Pricing Game Well

    March 29, 2011
    Con Agra posted mixed results in its latest quarterly earnings, but has begun passing through its input commodity price increases.
  119. 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 ...
  120. 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 ...
  121. Smucker Makes Higher Coffee Prices Pay Off

    February 22, 2011
    Smucker turned higher costs for coffee into higher prices and a profit increase.
  122. A Double Shot Of Profits For Coffee Stocks

    February 22, 2011
    The battle between GMCR and SBUX shaping up. Learn more about the struggle these coffee giants are in to gain shares of the ...
  123. Kraft Stares Down A Catch-22

    February 15, 2011
    Kraft is growing faster than people think and its global platform may help it weather higher prices better than most competitors.
  124. 6 Important Earnings Announcements For January 26

    January 25, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 6 earnings announcement for January 26 that you should ...
  125. Core Stocks For 2011

    January 5, 2011
    This group of stocks makes a tight, manageable portfolio for long-term investors.
  126. Five Socially Responsible Stocks

    November 22, 2010
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and wealth ...
  127. 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.
  128. Playing America's Two Retail Classes

    September 30, 2010
    We look at segments that cater to both sides of the field, for maximum investing opportunity.
  129. 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?
  130. Krispy Kreme Turns Donuts Into Dollars

    September 8, 2010
    Krispy Kreme has finally strung together several positive quarters, and is making a strong statement in its fast food niche.
  131. Comparing Canada And America

    August 19, 2010
    Just how equal are the markets and economy in Canada and the United States?
  132. 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 ...
  133. 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.
  134. Lululemon's Sin Of Omission

    June 30, 2010
    Lululemon's growth story may be true, but how can we know for sure when the disclosure is lacking?
  135. Small-Cap Discretionary Jewels

    June 24, 2010
    With consumer spending starting to grow, some small-caps within the discretionary space could see their shares prices increase.
  136. 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.
  137. The Burger Wars

    June 9, 2010
    The Burger Wars are far from finished, but one fast food company certainly has a lead.
  138. Krispy Kreme's Delicious Progress

    June 7, 2010
    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts continues to make progress on many fronts, solidifying its once-shaky operations.
  139. The Importance Of All-Cap Diversification

    May 12, 2010
    The volatility in May highlights some of the advantages of an all-cap portfolio.
  140. Consumer Discretionary Triple Plays

    May 6, 2010
    S&P 500 companies that beat analyst estimates for EP and revenues and also raised guidance are referred to as triple plays.
  141. Edible Earnings

    April 23, 2010
    One area that has been increasing its business, as we continue to watch our day-to-day spending, is fast food.
  142. 3 Stocks The Analysts Love

    April 9, 2010
    When Wall Street raises the grade, look for the momentum-investing crowd to rush in.
  143. Tim Hortons Just Keeps Scoring Goals

    March 3, 2010
    Canadian-based fast-food restaurant Tim Hortons posted revenue and earnings increases in its recent report, which was under-appreciated ...
  144. Whole Foods: Pricey But Irresistible

    February 9, 2010
    A long-term view of Whole Foods suggests that even today, the shares are a wholesome investment.
  145. Fast Food Companies That Still Make Bread

    January 26, 2010
    Fast food companies stand to gain in times of economic turmoil. Which one is in position to make the most profit for investors?
  146. The Everyday Portfolio

    January 21, 2010
    Successful investing could be as simple as examining the products you use and consume in any given day.
  147. Stocks To Avoid In 2010

    January 12, 2010
    An excellent company does not necessarily mean an excellent investment.
  148. A Last Look At Food Stocks

    December 28, 2009
    With the S&P 500 Index set to be up some 25% in 2009, the performance of food-related stocks was as diverse as their products.
  149. Glazing Over Krispy Kreme

    December 10, 2009
    Krispy Kreme suffers from the overhang of its years-ago high-flying IPO promise which never delivered.
  150. Deere Keeps Plowing

    November 26, 2009
    In the worst economic environment since the Great Depression, Deere ended the year having earned $873 million.
  151. Campbell Serves Up Wholesome Numbers

    November 25, 2009
    Campbell and other "boring" food companies are still comparatively stable investments.
  152. Third-Quarter Earnings Season Shows Its Age

    November 10, 2009
    Third-quarter earnings season began as the strongest ever in terms of beating estimates but has slowly deteriorated as more ...
  153. Tim Hortons; Focus On The Donut, Not The Hole

    November 2, 2009
    Tim Hortons reported lower third-quarter earnings, but is suffering from a more severe outlook than it deserves.
  154. Mr. Market Has No Idea Who You Are

    October 30, 2009
    It's important to realize that as individual investors, Mr. Market could care less about us.
  155. Chipotle's Appetizing Earnings

    September 30, 2009
    Chipotle may have soem heavy competition, but it's still an appealing buy.
  156. 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.
  157. Companies Making Money With Declining Sales

    August 13, 2009
    Companies can continue to make big profits with declining sales - but for how long?
  158. 4 Dynamic Consumer Goods Stocks

    August 11, 2009
    4 of the top performing consumer goods stocks.
  159. What The Devil Is So Great About Coffee?

    August 6, 2009
    Coffee stocks have shot up in 2009, but what's driving the move is less certain.
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  182. Wendy's Has Terrible Timing (WEN)

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  183. Who Ordered The Combo Plate? (IHP, APPB)

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  184. Jamba Juiced (JMBA)

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  185. Krispy Kreme Still Full Of Holes (KKD)

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  186. McDonald's Eats Up The Competition (MCD)

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  187. The Mickey D Flip Flop (MCD)

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