Casey's General Stores, Inc.

  • Two Grocery Companies to Buy, One to Avoid

    By Shweta Dubey - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: CASY, SWY, TFM

    World food retail market performance will grow at an estimated CAGR of 5.5% for the period of 2011-2016, a slight decline from 5.7% for the period 2007-2011. Grocery stores are facing stiff competition and price wars. Companies are battling these obstacles with strategies like expansion and store remodeling.

    Three grocery stores are currently working on these strategies, which will improve their margins as well as profitability.

    Strategic initiatives more »

  • Is This Convenience Store's Stock on Sale?

    By Bob Chandler - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: CASY, CST, PTRY

    You don’t find many bargains at the local convenience store, but shares of chain operator The Pantry (NASDAQ: PTRY) may be on sale. This company runs 1,567 locations in 13 Southeastern states with the Kangaroo Express as its most noted brand. Its stock, roughly $13 a share, down from a peak above $60 in 2007, has been a long-time laggard due to inconsistent operating performance and management turnover more »

  • Travel Centers of America Is Poised to Gain From Seasonal, Cyclical, and Secular Tailwinds

    By John Park - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: CASY, TA

    Travel Centers of America (NYSE: TA) has been a home run for stock investors so far in 2013, having more than doubled in price year-to-date. However, TA’s stock has further room to run in my opinion, as the company stands to benefit in both the short-term as well as the long-term from a confluence of tailwinds from seasonal, cyclical, and secular perspectives.

    The company’s modest valuation multiples-- at more »

  • Will This Spinoff Put You on the Road to Riches?

    By Brendan O'Boyle - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: CASY, CST, SUSS, PTRY, VLO

    There is an old saying by Aristotle that “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Unfortunately, if an investor followed Aristotle’s advice he or she would have missed many opportunities where value is unlocked for shareholders by splitting smaller companies from a larger whole. Consider the outperformance of the Guggenheim Spin-Off ETF, which has greatly outpaced the S&P 500 over the course of this bull more »

  • Is This Valero Spinoff a Compelling Opportunity?

    By Anh HOANG - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: CASY, CST, SUSS, VLO

    In the middle of April, Fool contributor Jim Royal posted quite an interesting article about Valero’s (NYSE: VLO) spinoff, CST Brands (NYSE: CST). He mentioned that he would be buying $1,000 worth of the company’s shares for his special situation portfolio. Interestingly, CST Brands have just begun trading on the market for more than a week ago. It becomes the second biggest public fuel and convenience retailer more »

  • Are Investors' High Hopes Warranted?

    By Mike Thiessen - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: CASY, CST, PSX, VLO

    On May 1, downstream petroleum firm Valero (NYSE: VLO) completed its long-awaited spin-off of its Corner Stores (NYSE: CST) retail subsidiary. Formally known as CST Brands, the newly created company has attracted the attention of plenty of amateur and professional investors and earned favorable coverage from respected analysts. This deal is just the latest in a long line of spin-offs involving retail-focused subsidiaries of petroleum exploration, transportation and refining companies more »

  • This Stock Shouldn't Trade at Such Depressed Valuations

    By Mark Lin - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: CASY, SUSS, TA

    Imagine yourself as a truck driver on the road for hours, you are looking for a travel center that has sufficient parking spaces, decent food, and dependable repair services. TravelCenters Of America (NYSE: TA) immediately comes to mind, with more than 200 travel centers across U.S. and Canada.

    More importantly, you do not have too many choices with TravelCenters and privately held Pilot Flying J as the largest players more »

  • A Cheap, Low Profit and High Leveraged Convenience Stores Operator

    By Anh HOANG - March 22, 2013 | Tickers: CASY, PTRY

    The Pantry (NASDAQ: PTRY) experienced a significant decline of more than 58%, from $19 per share in Jul. 2012 to $12 per share in Mar. 2013. Barron’s commented that a sell-off in the company’s stocks might be a good investment opportunity. However, for the past week, The Pantry has advanced by around 10% to $13.50 per share. Should investors consider The Pantry a good buy at its more »

  • Can These Grocers Cope With a Changing Clientele?

    By Madhukar Dubey - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: CASY, HTSI, SWY

    A study shows that the United States' increasing population of millennials -- people born between the early 1980s and late 1990s will change the grocery industry. In the coming years, this age group will represent about 20% of the country's population. The shifting of purchasing power from baby boomers (born between the mid-1940s to mid-1960s) to millennials means less preference to brand loyalty, and more inclination towards value-for-money. Additionally, unlike more »

  • Monday, March 11: Earnings to Watch After the Market Close

    By John Macris - March 11, 2013 | Tickers: CASY, NES, URBN

    America’s economy appears to be on the mend, with a stronger-than-expected jobs report on Friday, March 8 propelling market indices to all-time or multi-year highs.

    With respect to the Labor Department’s jobs report, 48,000 new jobs were created in construction, which will help support the recovering housing sector. Private sector job growth also increased at a rate significantly higher than the number of unemployed leaving the workforce more »

  • A “Convenient” Stock to Buy

    By Himanshu Poddar - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: CASY, DG, SUSS

    A great company which has caught my attention lately is Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ: CASY) which has been doing a great job in terms of performance. It recently posted its second quarter results which met analysts’ expectations, sending stock prices north.

    Snapshot of an Effortful Quarter…

    The convenience store operator made a number of efforts during the quarter which helped in  revenue growth of more than 7% to $1 more »

  • Are Convenience Store Results Hijacked by the Economy?

    By Gail P. - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: CASY, SUSS

    I’m getting ready to go on a road trip and I know that there will be a few Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ: CASY) on my path.  When I’m on the road, I look forward to stopping at Casey’s.  I know I’ll find reasonably priced gas, friendly staff, great snacks and clean restrooms.  I like the consistency and know that this is an efficient and well-run more »

  • Will Disintegrating This Company Help?

    By Peter Horn - November 16, 2012 | Tickers: CASY, MRO, MPC, MUR, SUSS

    Placing a value on shares of Murphy Oil (NYSE: MUR) is a difficult task. It has a lot of moving pieces. The market initially rallied hard when this small integrated oil company announced a split of its operations, but the recent drop hasn’t been fun.

    Management’s move comes after a shot fired across the board’s bow by activist Daniel Loeb of Third Point Capital. Loeb called management more »

  • Casey's General Stores: A Field of Dreams?

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - October 25, 2012 | Tickers: CASY, SUSS, PTRY

    Growing up an Iowa boy, I have learned to love Casey's General Stores (NASDAQ: CASY) as they are scattered all across my home state.  Having road-tripped to almost every spot in Iowa, it is always a pleasure to stop at various Casey's on my way home.  Whether it is Iowa's fame for hosting "Children of the Corn" or being the home state of the fictional Ogden Marsh more »

  • An Insight Into Casey's

    By Mihir Mehta - September 18, 2012 | Tickers: CASY, TGT, KR

    It is quite likely that if you were reading this article, you would have aided the sales for the company I am analyzing, by purchasing some items for your daily needs. Since ages, Casey’s General Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: CASY) has been serving people with clean stores and dedicated staff for their everyday items such as groceries, fuel, cigarettes, etc. and I'm quite sure, they are doing it well more »

  • The Retail Story Nobody Discusses

    By Matthew Luke - September 7, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, CASY, SVNDY, PTRY

    Convenience stores are one of the few areas of retail rarely discussed in the US financial media. It is a shame because investors may be missing out on one of the next great investment stories. A company in this space that is very quietly becoming one of the world’s largest retailers of any type is Seven & i Holdings Co. (NASDAQOTH: SVNDYNASDAQOTH: SVNDY.PK)), a giant in Japanese retail. Seven & I Holdings’ main claim to fame is that is the parent company of the largest convenience store brand in the world: 7-Eleven.

  • Is Kroger a Good Stock to Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 31, 2012 | Tickers: CASY, SWY, KR, WFM

    Kroger (NYSE: KR) is a large retailer, at an approximately $12 billion market cap. It is best known as a grocery store, and best compared to other grocery stores, but also operates a number of department stores which sell other goods. Grocery stores are not an exciting business, but they can sometimes make good value investments due to low valuation multiples. With Kroger having declined 13% so far this year more »

  • Fuel Your Portfolio With This Undervalued Stock

    By Jonathan Fisher - June 11, 2012 | Tickers: CASY, RDS-A, SUSS, PTRY, TA

    Thanks to the efforts of frackers all over North America, the LNG revolution is upon us, and it would appear that TravelCenters Of America (NYSE: TA) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A) have joined forces, a little like the travel center and integrated oil version of Voltron, to attack the market one trucking lane at a time.  So, are you still wondering why TravelCenters Of America was up so much more »