Michael Finarelli

Michael Finarelli

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Motley Fool Consumer Goods analyst, Mike Finarelli is a formerly devout value investor who now believes that value is in the eye of the beholder and paying closer to fair price for exceptional businesses with wide moats trumps all.

Recent articles





Would You Rather Short JCPenney or Buy Netflix?

In this episode of Where the Money Is, Motley Fool consumer goods analysts Mark Reeth and Michael Finarelli play the "Would you rather ..." game and choose between two stocks, then explain their choices.



Procter & Gamble vs. ConAgra: Which Is the Better Dividend Stock?

Looking to find great dividend stocks you can ride to riches over the years? Procter & Gamble and ConAgra are two potential candidates. Here's a deeper look at how you need to examine these businesses, and a clear winner for your portfolio.


Walt Disney Earnings: What You Need to Watch!

With a company as diversified as Walt Disney it's easy to get caught up in all of their beloved consumer facing brands. But one very important part of the business stands apart as a massive cash flow generator for investors.


Better Buy: Prospect Capital vs. Sirius XM

We've collected the most popular companies among Fool.com readers and put them head-to-head in a good old-fashioned challenge we're calling The Motley Fool Better-Buy Tournament.

Better Buy: Johnson & Johnson vs. Amazon.com

We've collected the most popular companies among Fool.com readers and put them head to head in a good old-fashioned challenge we're calling The Motley Fool Better Buy Tournament.


Better Buy: Altria vs. Prospect Capital

We've collected the most popular companies among Fool.com readers and put them head-to-head in a good old-fashioned challenge we're calling The Motley Fool Better Buy Tournament.


Better Buy: Sirius XM vs. Sanofi

We've collected the most popular companies among Fool.com readers and put them head-to-head in a good old-fashioned challenge we're calling The Motley Fool Better Buy Tournament.


Better Buy: SodaStream vs. Halliburton

We've collected the most popular companies among Fool.com readers and put them head-to-head in a good old-fashioned challenge we're calling The Motley Fool Better Buy Tournament.


Is Amazon a Buy on Prime Increase?

Why a $20 price increase for Amazon's Prime service doesn't break the bank -- and leaves investors smiling.

Is Altria a Great Buy Now?

Looking for dividends to build out your income portfolio? Altria could be a phenomenal choice.


Did Warren Buffett Just Call the Death of Satellite TV?

Warren Buffett's recently reported move out of DISH Network may have some investors pondering the Oracle's view on the future of satellite television. Make no mistake, Berkshire Hathaway still holds a stake in rival DIRECTV; however, the shock waves from the surprise wedding proposal between Comcast and Time Warner Cable still has many investors reeling. Does the Oracle see trouble looming on the horizon?


Can Battlefield, Madden, and FIFA Continue to Propel EA to New Heights?

Fresh off a mixed earnings report that noted significant advances in digital content across several popular franchises, Electronic Arts has continued its upward march over the past year. Does EA have what it takes to outperform industry rivals, or will Activision Blizzard freeze its red-hot ascent?


Anheuser-Busch InBev: There's More Than Just $5.8 Billion at Stake

With Anheuser-Busch recently buying back its stake in Oriental Brewing for three times its selling price, investors need to ask themselves whether this was a good move by management or an effort to appease Wall Street with the appeal for faster growth?


Coach: Why Big Returns Could Be In The Bag

While Michael Kors is all the rage when it comes to the investment community, investors should not overlook the current opportunity that exists in Coach. With shares trading seemingly on the cheap, Coach is poised to take advantage of red hot growth in China. Keep your eyes on this iconic fashion designer for outsized future returns that may be in the bag!