Will Fast Fashion Benefit These Retailers?
Abercrombie & Fitch aims for fast fashion while dealing with a controversial ad. Urban Outfitters’ Free People, however, is on-trend. Is Urban the better bet for investors?
Cruise Lines Sailing at Different Speeds
Carnival continues to see drama, Norwegian Cruise Line delivers strong top-line growth, and Royal Caribbean falls somewhere in the middle.
Checking In On the "Markets"
The Fresh Market, Whole Foods Market, and Sprouts Farmers Market operate in the same organic grocery space, but they're all unique. Let's take a look at their recent performance and what investors should focus on with each.
Lionsgate Entertainment vs. DreamWorks Animation: Which Is the Better Investment?
Both of these relatively young companies offer potential, but one of them likely offers more potential along with less risk.
Is the Amazon Prime Price Increase Justifiable?
Amazon’s recent price increase for its Amazon Prime membership has frustrated some customers, but this was expected, and it’s far from a massacre. Over the long haul, this move should benefit Amazon and its investors.
Under Armour Never Taps Out
Under Armour is constantly trying to steal share from Nike, but it's not easy.
Profiting From the Coffee Market
It’s almost always a good idea to invest in coffee since it’s mildly addictive (when caffeinated) and perfectly legal. But will recent price increases for Arabica coffee beans limit growth potential for Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, or Keurig Green Mountain?
Does Costco Wholesale Corporation Have a Generational Problem?
Costco warehouses are located in the suburbs. Millennials prefer cities. Is this a long-term problem for Costco?
Yum! Brands Sees Significant Growth Opportunities in India
Yum! Brands is good at positioning itself for success in high-potential areas. However, it’s not the only company that stands to benefit from India’s rising middle class.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc Faces Headwinds, The Walt Disney Company Enjoys Tailwinds
Investing isn’t as complicated as it seems. Stick with great companies that are enjoying secular tailwinds and you should perform well.
McDonald’s Doesn’t Understand Today’s Consumer
McDonald’s failed to act ahead of today’s consumer trends, which has put it in a difficult position. This story can be looked at from two different angles, but the conclusion is clear.
A Unique Starbucks Will Open Outside Disneyland
Starbucks and Disney… what could possibly be a better combination? There are several reasons why this is an important move for Starbucks.
Panera Bread Goes for the Power Breakfast
Panera continues to innovate in order to keep customers coming back. That’s the sign of a quality company.
McDonald’s New Menu Item Test Hints at the Company’s Future Strategy
McDonald’s recently tested a new breakfast item, and the results appear to have been good. However, if McDonald’s focuses more on breakfast, then it will have to contend with the rising breakfast threats of Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks.
Another Study Shows Target Traffic Declines
Target continues to take hits. It appears as though consumers still don’t trust the brand as much as in the past. Is there any reason to invest in Target at this time?
Priceline Makes a Savvy Acquisition
Priceline knows how to maximize its potential, which is proven by a recent and little known about acquisition.
Lionsgate Is Still Catching Fire
Lionsgate’s "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" has performed well at home, but there’s more to take away from this than just the numbers.
The Best Long-Term Investment in the Drug Store Space
Rite Aid has been outperforming Walgreen and CVS in regard to stock appreciation over the past several years, but is this trend sustainable?
Can Comcast Steal Market Share from Disney in Orlando?
Disney rules Orlando, but Comcast wants to nibble away at the mouse’s market share. Will Cabana Bay Beach Resort be a step in the right direction?
Does RadioShack Have a Chance?
RadioShack is a dying brand that didn’t foresee changing industry trends soon enough. Is there any hope?