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  • The Best Brick and Mortar Retail Investments

    By Swati Khanna - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: COST, DLTR, PSMT

    The retail model of business seems quite simple, attracts customers, converts footfall into actual sales and, most importantly, does it all at a decent profit. Isn’t it simple? Yes, definitely, but to be true only a few brick and motor retailers are successful. Let’s analyze some of the retailers and find reasons for their success. 

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    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) has a simple model, charge membership fees upfront more »

  • The Right Mug of Coffee for a Bright Portfolio

    By Swati Khanna - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, MCD, SBUX

    When we think of Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), an image of an exquisite coffee experience comes to our mind. The taste, the ambiance; all these just attract coffee lovers to its cafes over and over again. Starbucks has pleased investors, too, with an amazing return time and again, which is evident by the fact that over the last six months, the company’s stock has soared around 20%.

    Starbucks understood that more »

  • This Stock’s Logic Defying Run Continues, but for how Long

    By Swati Khanna - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, NFLX

    Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) latest results left a lot to be desired, with the company missing on both top and bottom lines. The revenue was a touch lower than analyst estimates, but the earnings missed the consensus by a large margin.

    Amazon’s revenue, though short of consensus, surged 22% to $21.3 billion. The margins improved in North America and across the globe due to a record holiday shopping more »

  • More Pay Wanted

    By Swati Khanna - January 2, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, NSP, PAYX

    The leading U.S. payroll processing company Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX) announced its most recent quarter’s earnings last week on Dec. 21, 2012. Though the returns per share matched expectations, revenue rose very marginally above expectations.

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    Paychex announced its earnings per share for the most recent quarter as $0.41, which matched expectations and was $0.02 EPS in the same quarter last year. Net income for the more »