Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw


Brian is a contributor to The Motley Fool that seeks to translate the investing wisdom of Peter Lynch and other investing legends into timely coverage of consumer goods companies.

Recent articles

J. C. Penney's Turnaround Has A Long Way to Go

Headlines of huge revenue and margin growth should not fool investors; JC Penney still has a long way to go before deserving a valuation on par with its retail peers.

What Makes Costco Wholesale a Best-in-Class Retailer?

Costco Wholesale has proven to be a market beating investment in recent years, and the company's strengths make it likely that Costco will continue to perform better than rivals such as Wal-Mart and Target.'s Next Target: eBay Inc.'s fight to take market share from eBay has largely been under the radar, but the rivalry has become much less subtle in 2014.

Is the Turnaround Complete at Rite Aid?

After several years of struggles, Rite Aid has demonstrated solid performance in recent quarters and has plans to stay competitive with rivals CVS and Walgreens.

Disappointing Growth at Noodles & Company

Noodles & Company reported first quarter results that fell below expectations; investors can expect the company's stock to slide given the growth assumptions embedded in the company's current trading multiples.

One Number Explains Why Chipotle Is a Buy

Chipotle Mexican Grill reported solid quarterly results during Q1 2014, but one number jumps out for investors looking to assess whether shares of Chipotle are a buy at today's prices.