What do the Cuts at Family Dollar Store Say About the US Economy?

Meng Meng | |

Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO) had disappointing earnings for the second quarter of 2014 as the discounted store’ ambitious expansion strategies failed to court more price-savvy

Is Yum! Brands (YUM) a Strong Conviction Buy?

Justin Zhen | |

The restaurant group Yum! Brands (YUM) reported earnings on Tuesday, which beat analyst expectations, even though revenue numbers fell short. Yum reported fourth-quarter earnings of $0.86 cents

The Biggest Turnarounds in the S&P 500 from 2012 to 2013

Jacob Harper | |

As 2013 comes to a close we can start taking stock of the stocks, and weigh in on who this year's winners and losers. We discovered that in the "winner" column, there were some

Chipotle (CMG), McDonalds (MCD), and the Rise of Quality Fast-Casual Dining

Joel Anderson | |

The United States is the country that brought the world fast food. Or at least fast food of the greasy, sub-standard cheeseburger or fried chicken variety. Chains like McDonalds (MCD) , Burger

Potbelly (PBPB) IPO Sends Shares Soaring

Joel Anderson | |

Shares in sandwich maker Potbelly ($PBPB) soared in its first day of trading, welcoming the company to the street with a nearly 125 percent pop. The offering, led by Bank of American (BAC) and

Stocks End The Week With Mixed Results As Earnings Reports Flood In

Michael Teague | |

With a dearth of economic data points, stocks ended Friday on mixed results after a week that saw the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average make consistent and

Why Custom-Made Pizza Is the Next Global Food Phenomenon

Joe Goldman | |

The marriage between the assembly line and fast-casual dining is a match made in heaven. Chipotle (CMG) , Subway, Quiznos, The Counter, Qdoba (JACK) , and others have mastered the art of

Have These Red Hot Fast-Casual Restaurants Topped Out?

Jacob Harper | |

When the economy tanks, people quit eating out. And when it improves, they go right back out. From 2011 to 2012, as the economy began its slow recovery, sales at “full-service”

Stocks Advance To Modest Gains Ahead Of Independence Day

Michael Teague | |

Wall Street ended the shortened trading day on slight gains ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.38 percent to 14,988.55, the S&P 500 up 0.8

Playing the IPO Market: Investors Hope Noodles Can Replicate Chipotle's Success

Francis Gaskins | |

The first half of the year closed out with a flurry of IPOs, as covered here. Will the momentum carry over to the next six months? Francis Gaskins, Director of Research for, discusses

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