The Pantry, Inc.

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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.

  • 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 »