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Evan Buck

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Evan Buck is a Motley Fool blog contributor and an alumnus of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE, www.fee.org). He primarily focuses on the Consumer Goods sector.


Recent articles

Why the Six Flags Sell-Off May be Overblown

After reporting quarterly earnings, Six Flags took a beating on Wall Street due to decreasing attendance. Here's why today's price cut does not matter for Six Flags in the long term.


2 Smart Moves Will Boost Hawaiian Holdings' Financial Performance

Hawaiian Holdings has been facing competition from Alaska Air. But now Hawaiian Holdings is in a much better position than its competitor.


Is FedEx's Trouble With the Feds a Game-Changer?

FedEx has recently come under scrutiny from the U.S. federal government for supposedly shipping drugs illegally to online pharmacies. Will FedEx's legal trouble be a significant negative catalyst for the stock?


Is Diamond Foods a Diamond in the Rough?

Diamond Foods has been busily trying to recover from a big accounting scandal from two years ago. Is the company's stock a diamond in the rough, or should investors steer clear of Diamond Foods shares?


Is JAKKS Pacific Staging a Comeback?

JAKKS Pacific's stock has been climbing back from a low point over the past few months. Is this a toy company built to survive the technological revolution?

Despite a Slow Start, Lands End Has Good Prospects

Lands End, in its first quarterly report after its spin-off from Sears Holdings, showed investors impressive sales growth. The good trends should continue at Lands End for a few key reasons.


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Tyson Hillshire Deal

It almost sounds like an actual boxing match: Tyson vs. Pilgrim's Pride in a battle to take over Hillshire Brands. It appears that Tyson has won the match; what does this mean for investors?


Buy the Quiksilver Crash at Your Own Risk

Shares of surfing apparel maker Quiksilver have been whipsawed this week, plunging 40% on a poor earnings report and then gaining 10% on buyout rumors. Is Quiksilver a buying opportunity, or a stock to be cautious about?


Are Dollar Stores a Good Place to Park Your Investment Dollars?

Retailers across America are still recovering from massive winter storms. Is now the time to consider investing in dollar stores to hedge against a potential economic downturn?


Should Investors Bite Into Krispy Kreme Stock?

Krispy Kreme was a huge success story for most of 2013. Now, as the stock continues to struggle in the wake of a poor earnings report, is it time to bite into Krispy Kreme stock?

Why I'm Dumping My Shares of Western Union

Despite Western Union's areas of strength, including a recent share buyback program and a strong dividend, I believe the recent news of Wal-Mart entering the money transfer business is very bad news for Western Union. Here's why.


Nutritional Supplement Companies Need to Work Out

Los Angeles-based Herbalife and Provo, Utah-based Nu Skin Enterprises continue to be lambasted by accusations of fraud. Are these allegations an indication that investors should stay away from nutritional supplement companies, or is there hidden value waiting to be unlocked?


Six Reasons Why Six Flags' Stock Is a Smart Buy

Six Flags has rebounded significantly after the company's bankruptcy in the wake of the Great Recession. Here's six reasons why Six Flags' stock is a good buy today.


Chewing on Mondelez International's Latest Quarterly Report

Snack food purveyor Mondelez International stumbled in its last quarterly report. Will this quarter's showing translate into future struggles for Mondelez?


GoPro's Going Public

Action camera manufacturer GoPro is planning on going public. Should investors clamor for shares or stay on the sidelines?

Your Move, SodaStream

Coca-Cola has just announced a groundbreaking partnership with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. How SodaStream responds to this new development is pivotal to the company's future.


Hold on for the Ride With GameStop

GameStop shares have taken a hit after a weak holiday forecast. Is it time to book your profits, or in the wake of key catalysts in the form of console refreshes from Sony and Microsoft as well as expected blockbuster titles from Take-Two Interactive and Nintendo, are there greater things ahead for GameStop?


Black Friday Boycotting: Bad News for Sears?

Sears Holdings' K-Mart is coming under fire after a recent announcement that K-Mart stores will stay open for 41 hours straight for Black Friday, starting at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Will this have a major impact on its parent, and how does it stack up against rivals Macy's and Kohl's?


3 Toymakers to Consider, 1 to Avoid

The toy market is a big one, but investors should keep their eyes on three toy companies to invest in.


Should Target's "Brightspot" Concern Wal-Mart Investors?

Target is rolling out a new prepaid wireless phone service called "Brightspot." Will this new plan prove to be a "bright spot" for the company, or should investors look on with caution?