Brian Hill

Brian Hill

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3 Food Stocks to Savor: Hershey, Hormel and Tyson

Large food manufacturers such as Hershey, Hormel Foods and Tyson Foods are leveraging their tremendous brand strength to capture additional market share, pursuing strategies of international expansion and product innovation to attract new customers and build customer loyalty.


Why Cinemark's Strategy Is on the Mark

Theater operators including Cinemark Holdings, Regal Entertainment Group and Carmike Cinemas are singing an enthusiastic chorus of "Hooray for Hollywood" as box-office receipts soared in the third quarter of 2013.




Are Theme Park Stocks a Roller Coaster or a Rocket Ride?

Theme park companies have been able to increase attendance and guests' per capita spending even during times of unimpressive national economic growth -- a formula for achieving record revenues and higher profits.


Are Beer Makers Barrelling Along?

After several down years, beer makers reported rising sales in 2012 and the first half of 2013. But are profits in a ferment?


Who's the Top Dog in Pet Products?

The retail sector struggled mightily during the recession, but the pet products industry continued to grow and is gaining momentum.

What Are the Profit Prospects for Publishers?

Faced with declining demand for print publications, large publishers like Scholastic, John Wiley, and Pearson are increasingly looking to technology-driven distribution of information to spark future revenue growth.



Can Home Improvement Retailers Improve Your Portfolio?

The housing market recovery and improvement in the general economy have been a boon for home improvement retailers' sales. Expectations are that industry conditions will continue to be favorable.


Can These Restaurant Stocks Beef Up Your Portfolio?

Per capita consumption of beef has been declining for more than a decade, but when Americans dine out, beef is still an extremely popular choice, enabling restaurant chains that excel at preparing delicious steaks and tasty burgers to increase revenues and profits.


3 Surefooted Footwear Companies

Companies in the footwear industry that successfully face the challenges of satisfying consumers' needs for function and their ever-changing style preferences are striding toward higher profits.


Should You Stock up on These Retail Stocks?

Although retailers aren't voicing tremendous optimism about the state of the economy, those with unique value propositions are well received by their target customers.



The Logic of Investing in Lodging

The hospitality and travel industries continue to make a solid recovery from the recession but hotel operators are still concerned about the enduring strength of consumer spending moving forward.


Can Investors Win with Winnebago?

Recreation vehicle manufacturers are reporting spectacular results in 2013, leaving investors to wonder whether these companies can keep the good times rolling.