Lawrence Rothman

Lawrence Rothman

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Recent articles




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 Amazon.com, 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.



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.


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




Twitter's Scary Valuation

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