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Nickey Friedman

Nickey Friedman


Nickey is a select freelancer for the Fool. She writes about food & beverage, dry bulk shipping, and whatever else floats her boat. After selling four successful restaurants, she turned in her knives for a pen and now puts her passion for food, hospitality, and transportation in writing. You can send email to her at

Recent articles

The Looming Threat Fast Food Chains Can’t Ignore

No, it’s not Chipotle’s burrito or the latest pasta entrées at Panera Bread.

3 Threats to Halliburton Company's Stock

Halliburton has been reporting fantastic fundamental results, but that doesn’t mean that type of performance will last forever.

5 Things Mondelez International Inc.'s Management Wants You to Know

Mondelez International’s earnings are starting to breakout higher. Here’s why you should expect them to keep going.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. Earnings: Guidance Gets a Higher Remodel

Lowe's stock rises as company reports good quarterly results.


AutoZone, Inc. vs. O'Reilly Automotive Inc -- Which Is the Better Stock to Buy?

O'Reilly Automotive and AutoZone both have market caps around $18 billion, but one looks a bit more attractive than the other.

Forget Chipotle Stock, This Is the Better Fast-Food Stock Pick

Jack in the Box with its growing Qdoba Mexican Grill chain looks tasty.

5 Things Halliburton Company's Management Wants You to Know

The short version is that Halliburton’s stock price appears to be behaving differently from its fundamentals.

3 Reasons Halliburton Company Stock Could Rise

Halliburton is well capitalized and ready to pounce.

Is It Time to Buy Hertz Global Holdings Inc.'s Stock?

There's a lot of uncertainty surrounding the company and the stock.

Burger King Succeeds With "Junk Food." What's Holding Back McDonald's?

Burger King is growing its same-store sales while McDonald’s is shrinking as innovation lags.

Now Is Not the Time to Buy SodaStream Stock

After seven years of double-digit revenue growth, the trend has stopped and is starting to reverse.

5 Restaurants Stepping Up to the Tech Plate

Dining out is about to get a whole lot faster and more enjoyable -- and perhaps more profitable -- for these five companies.

Starbucks Doesn't Stand Still

Starbucks is going even more upscale with the coming launch of a new super-premium coffee sub-brand called Starbucks Reserve. And that's not it's only idea for growth.

ExxonMobil (XOM) Stock: Should You Be Scared of Plunging Oil Prices?

A dividend is only as good as a company’s ability to sustainably pay it. Here's why ExxonMobil and its dividend benefit from low oil prices.

Times Are A-Changing In the Fast Food Industry -- Here's 1 Surprising Way

What was rare and costly just a few years ago is now free and a key selling point for the industry.

5 Things United Continental Holdings Inc.'s Management Wants You to Know

With United Continental Holdings stock at all-time highs it may not seem cheap at first, but it still may have a ways to go long term.

Why J.C. Penney Company Inc. Stock Crashed 17% in 2014

It wasn’t for lack of progress, but mostly from a short-term knee-jerk reaction to a single data point. Time to buy?

Taco Bell Has McDonald's -- and Chipotle -- in Its Sights

Fast-food Mexican vs. fast-casual Mexican and fast-food American -- can Taco Bell pierce them both?

Mondelez International Earnings: No Need to Sugarcoat the Delicious Results

Mondelez International adjusted earnings per diluted share jumped 32.5% on a constant currency basis to $0.50.

DryShips Earnings: A Huge Miss on Estimates Right Under Your Nose

The profit DryShips reported may tempt you into the stock, but the profit is an illusion. Tread carefully.

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