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These Top Restaurant Stocks Seeing New Earnings Momentum This Year

By Friday, March 27, 2015

Restarant stocksGetting back to restaurant stocks, with a pickup in consumer spending and lower gasoline prices, a number of these positions have been top earners over the last couple of quarters.
The trend should continue this year. Restaurant stocks remain a top choice for equity speculators, with some key stocks reporting double-digit earnings growth.
Three top restaurant stocks I’d like to take a closer look at are Sonic Corp. (SONC), Fiesta… Read More

Fiesta Restaurant Stock Reports Double-Digit Growth and More Momentum

By Monday, February 23, 2015

Fiesta Restaurant StockDouble-digit growth is a tough thing for equity investors to find these days, but there’s still a good amount of it with restaurant stocks.
As a sector, restaurants remain a top area for speculative investors. The right chain at the right time can really make money for shareholders, especially when tastes change, as evidenced by the tremendous success of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)… Read More.
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2015: First Year Since 2008 Companies Don’t Post Earnings Growth?

By Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Earnings GrowthSince the beginning of the year, key stock indices have been experiencing wild swings. One day they are up significantly, and the next day, all the gains made are lost. The opposite is true, too; one day down big-time, and the next day back up.
In the past, we have seen this sort of pattern develop when stocks or commodities are forming a top.
Corporate Earnings Growth Forecasts Continue to… Read More

Current Stock Market Not a Good Play for New Money?

By Friday, February 6, 2015

Current Stock Market Not a Good Play For MoneyWhich DOW stock just hit a home run with its earnings? It was The Walt Disney Company (DIS)… Read More, reporting another strong quarter in terms of its parks and resorts, consumer products, and media networks. It was a solid quarter for the company and the stock soared on the news, helping out the Dow Jones Industrial Average tremendously on a down day for the broader market.
The company’s fiscal first

Why Positive Large-Cap Earnings Don’t Suggest a Strong Stock Market in 2015

By Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Large-Cap Earnings NumbersAfter a slow start to the reporting season, large-cap companies are peppering the Street with good numbers. The stock market may be in consolidation, but a number of companies have announced solid earnings reports so far. But even these positive results don’t suggest a strong market for all of 2015.
Large-Caps Reporting Good Earnings Numbers
Alcoa Inc. (AA)… Read More produced a darn good quarter, with 2014 fourth-quarter sales up 14% over

Early 4Q14 Earnings News Suggests Slow 2015

By Monday, January 12, 2015

Early Earnings Revealing Slow Growth for Stocks in 2015Financial reports are trickling in, and it’s exactly what the market needs—a fresh dose of news, straight from the horse’s mouth. Unfortunately, the numbers aren’t forming a rosy picture of a strong market in 2015 so far. Instead, early 4Q14 earnings news suggests a slow year ahead…. Read More

2015: Why It Won’t Be a Good Year to Own Stocks

By Monday, December 22, 2014

2015 Good Year to Own StocksWhen you take all the fluff out of the markets, like artificially low interest rates and other easy monetary support from the Federal Reserve, we need to realize (at the end of the day) that stocks trade on a fundamental called corporate earnings. And going into 2015, as I’ll detail below, corporate earnings are weak at best…. Read More

4Q14 Earnings Reports: Will They Boost Stocks Higher in Early 2015?

By Monday, December 22, 2014

Earnings to Boost Stocks Higher in Start of 2015Looking ahead to 2015, the first and most obvious news the marketplace will be looking for is fourth-quarter earnings.
Even before oil prices experienced their material sell-off, fourth-quarter earnings were looking good, as corporate reporting in both the second and third quarters of 2014 estimated a solid finish to the year.
Now that oil prices are lower, they’re likely going to pad earnings for a number of industries in 2015…. Read More

Beauty Company ULTA Signaling Strong Upcoming Earnings Season?

By Friday, December 19, 2014

Strong Upcoming Earnings SeasonWhatever the news that causes the equity market to gyrate, I’m reminded that the most important news for investors is what underlying businesses say about their operations. Amidst all the turmoil and shocks that can affect the broader market, a good, underlying business that has the liquidity will always get recognized by the investing marketplace. And one growing company that’s a good example of a more confident consumer is ULTA… Read More

More Good Earnings; Can the Momentum Last?

By Friday, December 5, 2014

Good EarningsThere are lots of earnings reports still pouring in, and many of them are pretty decent. But while we round out 2014, I wonder if the momentum in stocks can last into 2015.
Tiffany & Co. (TIF) didn’t beat the Street’s consensus on either revenues or earnings, but the stock pushed higher to a new record-high anyway after the company confirmed its fiscal 2014 full-year outlook.
The company’s latest quarterly… Read More

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