Chipotle Is Still a Better Investment Than Texas Roadhouse or Buffalo Wild Wings
Chipotle Mexican Grill’s stock is expensive; but if you peel that away and focus on the long-term prospects for the underlying business, it offers the most potential in this group.
Burger King Takes on McDonald’s While Wendy’s Quietly Outperforms Both of Them
Burger King is in the news thanks to its Big King enhancement. This might lead to market share gains versus McDonald’s, but Wendy’s is still more impressive for several key reasons.
Coca-Cola vs. PepsiCo: An Easy Decision for Investors
Coca-Cola has long been seen as the winning player in this competition, but have the tables turned?
What Do U.S. Speedskating Failures Say About Under Armour?
A negative temporary event often presents the best opportunity to invest in a growth company at a discount. Is this one of those opportunities for savvy investors?
Priceline, Expedia, and Orbitz: Beware or Be Greedy?
All three companies have been performing well recently, but one is “high-priced,” another lags its peers in many areas, and the third has already seen its stock fly after its recent earnings release. What’s an investor to do?
Lululemon’s Secret Weapon
Gap’s Athleta brand is a significant threat for Lululemon, but Lululemon might have a long-term edge over Athleta for one simple reason.
Dunkin’ Brands: More Innovative Than You Think
Dunkin’ Brands offers innovation and now a loyalty program, both of which could act as growth catalysts.
J.C. Penney Must Contend With This Massive Long-Term Headwind
Earnings are around the corner, and short-term improvements are possible, but there’s one key reason why J.C. Penney is going to have a tough time delivering sustainable top-line growth over the long haul.
Investing in "Amazon" Without Paying a Premium
This isn't about waiting until Amazon is trading at a more attractive valuation. While that might be an effective strategy, this really isn't about Amazon.
Lululemon and Drama Strengthen Their Relationship
Will consistent negative headlines be the eventual downfall for Lululemon, or are these headlines actually a positive due to increased brand recognition? And how does Gap’s Athleta fit into the picture?
Fast Casual Versus Fast Food
Fast casual is growing faster than fast food, but where’s the proof, and if this can be proven, then where’s the best place to park your money?
Best Buy Ships Faster Than Amazon? Really?!
Could it really be possible that floundering Best Buy is pulling itself out of the muck to challenge the mighty Amazon?
Babysitters and Burgers: What Will Olive Garden Do Next?
Sometimes crazy works. Is this one of those cases? Or are investors paying too much attention to these initiatives instead of focusing on the big picture for Olive Garden?
Wendy’s Continues Its Amazing Journey
Whether it’s an “Amazing Service Journey,” limited-time menu offerings, or restaurant modernization, Wendy’s is still heading in the right direction.
The Technologically Savvy Supermarket
Sprouts Farmers Market is likely to be the next Whole Foods Market. There are several reasons for this, the most important of which can be found here.
This Was the Most Loved Discount Retailer in 2013, but Not the Best Investment
Consumer sentiment is important, but you need to look at the whole story prior to making any investment decisions.
It’s a Lose-Lose for Home Improvement Stores
Home Depot and Lowe’s find themselves in an environment they can’t control. At least as an investor, you can control your fate.
Which Department Store Do Working Moms Prefer Most?
Working mothers have a lot of spending power, and they’re often shopping for more than themselves. Therefore, investors will want to know the answer to this question.
Are Walmart's Headwinds Long Term or Temporary?
Is it time to bail on Wal-Mart due to headwinds? Or is now the opportune time to take notice of the Goliath of retail?
How the Cruise Lines Stack Up on Social Media and Why It Matters
While two of the big three cruise line companies have strong social media presences, another one lags its peers. Find out who leads the pack and why it's so important.