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Dave Butler

With a background in economics, Butler has been writing investment articles for about four years now. He likes value plays, and equities that avoid debt. He believes in earnings, not charts.

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There's Opportunity in Kohl's

Even if full-year guidance suggests the retailer might have slower growth in the fourth quarter than last year, there's a lot of reasons to like Kohl's.

After Dick's Sporting Goods' Solid Quarter, Should Investors Get in the Game?

The retailer's stock is cheap, but there's one big issue.

Apple Is an Undesirable Play Right Now

Wall Street is looking for reasons to get nervous on tech.

J.C. Penney Isn't a Stock for Smart Investors

There's no reason to own J.C. Penney when you can get better-performing rivals like Macy's or Kohl's.

Lack of Love for Macy's Doesn't Add Up

Strong same-store sales combined with robust earnings make the cheap stock a buy.

Here's What to Look for When Macy's Reports Earnings on Wednesday

Keep a close eye on same-store sales.

Has the Pullback Made Zillow More Attractive?

I want to like this stock right now, but I'm just not convinced.

Planet Fitness: Nice Earnings, Expensive Share Price

There is a lot of debt here that's clouding the health of the balance sheet.

Starbucks Fails to Impress

The company is deriving more cash from each customer transaction, but failing to maintain anything more than stagnation in terms of growing its customer base.

A Buying Opportunity in Nucor

The company's guidance implies that they expect fourth quarter results to deliver higher earnings than Q417.

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