Kyle Colona

Kyle Colona

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Kyle is a Long Island based writer and a Motley Fool contributor since January 2013.
He has a broad background in the financial sector. His business and political writing
is widely available on the web.

Recent articles

Can Texas Roadhouse Keep Cooking?

Texas Roadhouse has been gaining momentum as sales are on the rise while the chain continues to open new locations. The casual steakhouse is poised for solid growth in 2014 like other retail restaurants in this space.



Medtronic Sets Pace for Future Growth

Medical device company Medtronic, Inc. is planning for the future now that the patent infringement matter with Edwards Life Sciences has been resolved. The recently announced acquisition of Ireland-based Covidien plc is the next step in Medtronic’s long term strategy.


Are These Snack Companies Wise Investments?

Snack and beverage companies have customarily relied on brand names to ensure their earnings growth. But as consumers become more health-conscious, these businesses need to offer healthier alternatives.


Kroger Is a Proven Winner for Summer 2014

Kroger’s recent financial report and announcement of a new $500 million share repurchase program are good news for long-term value investors in the retail grocery sector.

Is It Time for Investors to Fall Into the Gap?

Gap Inc. recently reported first-quarter 2014 financials and sales results for May. This might be the time for long-term investors to consider the specialty retailer.



CVS Stops Smoking, Strengthens Strategy Shift

CVS Caremark recently announced a fundraising campaign to benefit Lung Force. This effort dovetails with the company’s plan to stop selling tobacco products in October 2014.


Hot Sports Apparel Picks for Summer 2014

Sneaker sales were once an up and downhill run. But sports apparel companies have moved far beyond sneakers and this has been good for consumers and investors alike.


Is Dollar General the Best Buy in Discount Retail?

Deep-discount retail stores continue to gain market share as more consumers buy into these brands. But investors should choose carefully in a sector with uneven performance.

Can Home Goods Stores Recover This Summer?

The harsh winter weather affected sales and earnings in the home goods sector. Now, the question for these retailers and investors is if and when these shops will recover.


Top Beverage Investments for Summer 2014

Summer’s here and the time is right for cold beverages for consumers and investors alike. This makes companies like Coca-Cola, Keurig Green Mountain, and SodaStream worth a look.



Rumors of Whole Foods' Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

Whole Foods Market’s share price has been punished by traders after three consecutive disappointing quarters and lowered guidance. However, the company will recover and remains a good choice for long-term investors.





Is Rite Aid Gaining on CVS and Walgreen?

Rite Aid is shoring up its brand, and its earnings report last week excited some analysts. But the question remains whether the company can sustain the momentum against its rivals CVS and Walgreen.