Erin McBride

Editor's Choice

  • Did Burger King Really Outperform McDonald's and Wendy's?

    By Erin McBride - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, CMG, MCD, PNRA, WEN | Editor's Choice

    Burger sales are down at McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) and Wendy’s (NASDAQ: WEN). But Burger King’s (NYSE: BKW) first-quarter earnings more than doubled even though revenue fell. If sales were down at the two largest burger retailers, why were they up at the third largest? The answer may come as a surprise.

    Burger King earned $35.8 million, or 10 cents per share, in the first quarter, up more »

  • The House of Mouse Does It Again: Disney Earnings Compared

    By Erin McBride - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: CMCSA, EA, VIA, DIS | Editor's Choice

    The House of Mouse is an enviable place.

    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) reported a 32% increase in net income from the year previous for the most recent fiscal quarter.

    The brand name media giant reported net income for the fiscal second quarter rose 32% from a year ago to $1.51 billion. Revenue for the quarter rose 10% to $10.55 billion. Earnings per share for the quarter more »

  • This Deal Is Good for Movie Fans: What About Investors?

    By Erin McBride - December 5, 2012 | Tickers: DWA, LCAPA, NFLX, DIS | Editor's Choice

    I recently had a bad respiratory infection that knocked me out of commission and sent me to bed for a week. With nothing but a laptop and daytime television for entertainment, I turned to Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) for help. I love the concept of Netflix. I want this company to do well more than I care about most companies. Someone that will deliver a movie or TV series straight to more »

  • Is ZAGG the Perfect Stock?

    By Erin McBride - November 14, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, NOK, SKUL, ZAGG | Editor's Choice

    When consumers buy a new tablet or smartphone, the very first thing they do is decide whether or not to buy insurance for it. The second thing they do is buy a protective screen for their new device, and a case to protect the product. And that is where ZAGG (NASDAQ: ZAGG) comes in.

    The Utah based company makes accessories for mobile devices that include clear coverings that provide scratch more »

  • The Wonderful World of Walt Disney

    By Erin McBride - March 8, 2012 | Tickers: CBS, CMCSA, EA, DIS | Editor's Choice

    In my opinion, Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is as close to perfect as a stock can get. The company not only brings incomparable name recognition and goodwill to the table, but it is also well-diversified in multiple segments. A bad year in one division of the company can be overcome by a better year in another division. Like all companies, the House of Mouse is not recession-proof, but because more »

  • How to Profit Off of Taxes, Politics, and Rising Fuel Prices

    By Erin McBride - February 7, 2012 | Tickers: BP, CVX, COP, XOM, RDS-A | Editor's Choice

    In an appearance on Meet the Press on Feb. 5, 2012, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich claimed that “President Obama has an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would raise the price of gasoline by 25 cents a gallon. There are very few Americans who want to see the price of gasoline raised by government ... 25 cents a gallon.”

    All politics aside, how much of the price of gas is a more »