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Thoughts on the Colin Kaepernick "Just Do It" choice, the bid for Zoe's and Vera Bradley's earnings.
These stocks show the danger of buying at steep post-IPO prices.
Zoe's Kitchen, Fitbit, GoPro and even Shake Shack show the danger of buying at steep post-IPO prices.
I'm hoping someone tops the $12.75-per-share offer, but I'm not optimistic.
Consolidation is set to continue in the restaurant industry.
At a time when many restaurant chains are seeing falling same-store sales, Zoe's posts gain.
Specialty retailer's holiday sales looked uglier than a bad Christmas sweater.
Hibbett Sports, Zoe's Kitchen, Biglari Holdings and Fitbit have pulled their weight among my five value plays.
Zoe's Kitchen, Cracker Barrel and Fiesta Restaurant Group are among names that could draw the interest of potential acquirers.
Companies in the apparel, retail and restaurant sectors could be dumped even more than they have been as 2017 wraps up.
Those names in the sector that I actually like or own are few and far between, and some are not widely followed.
Two deep-value stocks head in opposite directions on results.
The five stocks are up an average of nearly 10% over the last month, but barely are outperforming small-caps in general.
The first name is a true home run, but the other two restaurant operators have been far from hits with investors.
Apart from big chains, very few restaurant companies have done well.
Fitbit, Hibbett Sports, Zoe's Kitchen and Biglari Holdings all have struggled, with only FreightCar America in positive territory for the year.
Some of the big names are doing well, but it has been a struggle for many others, include Ruby Tuesday.
Cato and Zoe's may ultimately be good value stories, but Hibbett Sports has its work cut out for it.
The Mediterranean restaurant chain has lost its appeal among many growth investors but could be a tasty morsel for the value crowd.
Bob Evans, Biglari Holdings, Rell Electronics and Zoe's Kitchen all had news of interest to this value seeker.
Operators continue to face intense competition and increasing labor and input costs that are eating into margins.
Investors await corporate earnings reports and important economic data during the week of November 14.
Negative data continues to point to difficulties in the land of eateries.
The rancor and the nature of the debate are putting a lid on stocks.