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Finding the "Next Chipotle."

August 22, 2014 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: LOCO , PBPB , NDLS

There's been a little cliche floating around investor circles for some time now: "(insert restaurant company name) IPO/stock is the next Chipotle!" Frankly this cliche annoys the living daylights out of me for a couple of reasons.   [more]



Is Goodyear Finally Turning the Corner?

July 31, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GT




Why the Six Flags Sell-Off May be Overblown

July 28, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DIS , SIX

When Grand Prairie, Texas-based Six Flags (NYSE: SIX) reported earnings for the second quarter of 2014, investors were not too pleased. Despite robust growth in revenue and earnings, investors sent Six Flags' stock plummeting nearly 8%. Let's examine the main assumptions Wall Street seems to hold about Six Flags' performance and why the price drop was ultimately unjustified.  [more]



2 Smart Moves Will Boost Hawaiian Holdings' Financial Performance

July 23, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ALK , HA

American travelers who wish to take an excursion from the "lower 48" to Hawaii or Alaska often turn to those states' namesake airlines: Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ: HA  ) andAlaska Air (NYSE: ALK  ) . Hawaiian Airlines has an incredibly strong presence in Hawaii after the 2008 bankruptcy of rival Aloha Airlines. But recently Alaska Air has been gaining ground in the region and this has forced Hawaiian Airlines to respond. Let's look at what Hawaiian is doing to maintain its dominance in its home market, and how these developments will impact investors' portfolios.  [more]



Is FedEx's Trouble With the Feds a Game-Changer?

July 23, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: FDX , UPS

Shipping company FedEx (NYSE: FDX  ) has been accused by the U.S. federal government for illegally shipping pharmaceuticals to illicit online pharmacies. Rather than capitulate to the charges, like fellow logistics company United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS  ) , FedEx is fighting the accusation in court. Is this development a negative one for FedEx, or will the lawsuit have little to no overall impact on the company's stock? Long-term investors should not buy or sell stocks based only on news events; rather, investors should take news events into consideration along with valuation metrics and a company's financial strength. In the short term, though, the lawsuit could have serious implications for FedEx depending on how the case is handled.  [more]

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