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Bob Ciura

Bob Ciura

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Bob Ciura, MBA, has written for The Motley Fool since 2012. I focus on energy, consumer goods, and technology. I look for growth at a reasonable price, with a particular fondness for market-beating dividend yields.

Recent articles

Why Investors Should Avoid This Fast-Food Giant

Yum! Brands recently got an analyst upgrade implying more than 30% upside. But weakness in China could spell trouble.


Why Dividend Investors Should Consider Kohl's Corporation

Kohl's stock is down 36% from its 52-week high, but it's looking like an under-the-radar dividend opportunity.


Is Procter & Gamble Co. Stock Finally a Buy?

P&G is having a very difficult year, but its major portfolio shake-up could lead to better days ahead.


Why Concern Over Apple, Inc.'s Growth in China Is Overblown

Apple stock is getting hammered on worries over slowing growth in China. Here's why those fears are misguided.


Why Long-Term Investors Should Hold Their Noses and Buy Whole Foods Market Inc.

Whole Foods has had a rough start to 2015, but the stock now looks like a bargain for long-term Fools.

Why Dollar Tree Inc Might Regret Buying Family Dollar

Here's why Dollar Tree's huge $8.5 billion acquisition of Family Dollar isn't working out so far.


Why Disney Stock Is a Great Buy

Long-term Foolish investors should thank Wall Street for irrationally selling this company.


Can These Breakfast Changes Ease McDonald’s Struggles?

McDonald's has had a rough year, but its major breakfast push could help turn things around.


Why Warren Buffett Invested $4.5 Billion in This Oil Stock

Here's the likely motivation behind Buffett's big bet on Phillips 66.


How Best Buy Beat the Infamous Showrooming Effect

Best Buy's booming e-commerce business and its focus on smartwatches are helping it fight back.

Guess Which Burrito Chain Is Beating Chipotle at Its Own Game

Qdoba Mexcan Grill generated double the comparable sales growth as Chipotle last quarter, and growth over the remainder of the year may be just as impressive.


Is Nike, Inc. Set Up for a Fall?

Nike stock has enjoyed a tremendous run in the past several years, but its valuation is looking riskier than ever.


Altria's Dividend Increase Is Music to Investors' Ears

Altria recently raised its dividend by 9%. Here's why Altria has a dividend that's worth its weight in gold.


Better Dividend Stock: Mattel or Hasbro?

These two toy giants' profits, and their dividends, are going in vastly different directions.


The Beauty of Owning Kinder Morgan

Despite the panic rippling through the energy market, this Fool isn't worried about his investment in Kinder Morgan.

2 Bright Spots in Wal-Mart's Weak Earnings

Wal-Mart's stock has been battered this year, but there are two key factors working very well for the company.


Why These 2 European Stocks Are Beating P&G at Its Own Game

Nestle and Unilever are growing at strong rates, and their stock prices have handily outperformed P&G so far this year. Here are three reasons why.


Nelson Peltz Strikes Again: Here's The Food Giant in His Crosshairs

Peltz joins the Sysco board as his fund takes a 7% stake in the company.


Better Tech Dividend Stock: IBM or Hewlett-Packard?

Here's a head-to-head dividend battle between two technology giants.


Forget McDonald's, These 2 Fast-Food Stocks Look Like Better Picks for Dividend Growth

McDonald's high dividend yield is attractive, but two of its competitors may outpace its dividend growth over time.