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Lawrence Rothman

Lawrence Rothman


Recent articles

Coach Is Following the Wrong Path for Growth

Coach's response to faltering results has been to try to replicate Michael Kors, a strategy that seems unlikely to succeed.

There Is Still Time to Go Upscale

Nordstrom shows progress on investments as Kohl's and Macy's top lines struggle.

Investors Need Patience at the Golden Arches

Venerable McDonald's strong global presence provides advantages over smaller rivals Burger King and Wendy's.

One Cola Company With an Edge

PepsiCo's fast-growing food business offsets sluggish soda sales as pure play Coca-Cola faces a stagnant market.

GameStop: This Game Isn’t Worth Playing

GameStop faces strong competition from the likes of, Wal-Mart, and Target, along with new entrants such as app makers.

A Club Membership With Financial Benefits

Costco has a sound strategy and attracts a higher-income clientele than Wal-Mart and Target, which are more sensitive to economic factors.

Ross Stores Are Compelling After Pullback

Ross Stores has dependable cash flow and more room to grow than larger TJX and struggling Big Lots.

Why a Merger Will Not Help These Retailers

Unless there is a clear path to a renewal of growth, investors should hold off on purchasing Men's Wearhouse even though it is nearing a deal for Jos. A. Bank.

Why Luxurious Can Be Profitable

Nordstrom continues to show progress in its growth initiatives, while Macy's and Kohl's offer less exciting prospects.

Two Retailers Tale of Slowing Growth

Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank must show evidence of faster growth before purchasing shares.

Why Natural Does Not Feel Lucrative

Whole Foods faces increasing competition from traditional supermarkets and upstarts such as The Fresh Market and Sprouts Farmers Market

Why Coach Will Remain Lost

Coach is trying to emulate Michael Kors, but faces an uphill battle

Why McDonald's Offers Profit Potential

Venerable McDonald's stock has sold off, but pays a handsome dividend and trades at an attractive valuation compared to Burger King and Wendy's

A Retailer Poised to Race Ahead

Nordstrom's investing in growth initiatives while Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank battle it out

Why Lennar Corporation's Recent Results Are Built to Last

A look at why Lennar's reasonable valuation and rosy outlook make the stock intriguing.

Place Ross Stores on Your Wish List

Ross Stores' Shares Offer Better Potential Than TJX Companies and Kohl's

McDonald’s Shares Offer Value

Stock Price Decline may Create Buying Opportunity

Twitter's Scary Valuation

Twitter's run-up may be too far, too fast. What do potential investors need to know about this company?