Instead of betting on the economy, investors will be much better off picking recession-proof stocks such as Pall Corporation for their portfolio.
If you has missed the boat for Harman International, which has doubled its share price in the past year, should you still consider investing in it now?
The shareholders of Omega Protein must be laughing all the way to the bank after seeing the company's share price outperform the market over the past year. If you missed the boat, should you get in now?
While most people are chasing investment opportunities in the online advertising space, it pays to be a contrarian and search for investment candidates in the traditional media market.
Size isn't everything when it comes to stock picking. My preferred sporting goods retailer may not be the biggest player in the market, but it is more attractive as an investment than a larger peer.
How do you pick good companies? Just choose the ones that face the fewest threats, like these two theme park companies.
Counter-intuitively, boring companies make for good investments thanks to stable demand. Funeral home companies such as Service Corporation International and StoneMor Partners fit the bill.
A 2013 study showed that 75% of M&A transactions didn’t create value; does Archer Daniels Midland's latest acquisition also fall into that category?
A company with negative working capital is an attractive business, with suppliers funding a large portion of capital that most growing businesses need, resulting in high returns and strong growth.
How do you choose a hotel when you travel to a foreign land? Are the same criteria applicable when it comes to selecting a hotel stock?
Don't make the mistake of judging a company by the industry it belongs to. While making building products isn't hardly the most attractive business, two companies have caught my attention because of their unique characteristics.
It would be a mistake to ignore Post Holdings because of the bleak outlook for US cereal sales. Its recent share price underperformance relative to the rest of the market suggests that investors might be missing something.
Acquisitions can make or break a company. Accretive acquisitions done for the right reasons can create significant long-term shareholder value; the converse is equally true. Which category will TreeHouse Foods' recent deals fall into?
Free music isn't literally free. While users of free music streaming services don't mind ad-interrupted music, many other consumers will gladly pay to enjoy high-quality radio content from broadcasters like Srius XM.
More short-sellers have covered their positions on Mondelez in the recent month. Is this a sign to turn positive on this stock now?
You may have read fewer newspapers and seen a lower number of print advertisements in the past few years. In contrast with the demise of print media advertising, outdoor advertising is still growing and remains a popular advertising medium.
It's getting increasingly difficult to pick a retailer with true competitive advantages. Murphy USA is one exception to the rule, having achieved double-digit return on capital ratios for the past five years.
Wal-Mart's supercenter big-box format has driven many retailers out of business. Its recent small-store format push might claim new casualties like Five Below.
Amazon can win in the short term by extracting higher margins from publishers, but might suffer in the long run as publishers seek other alternatives. In the book industry Barnes & Noble and Scholastic Corporation have been overlooked.
Market share is the best indicator of sustainable competitive advantages. Paccar has proven that it is among the best in the heavy-duty market, having expanded its market share during the past decade.