Bob O'Brien

Bob O’Brien is a senior writer at The Deal, covering private equity and writing both breaking news and feature articles. Previously, O’Brien spent 18 years at The Wall Street Journal and was featured as an on-air reporter on CNBC television, as part of the WSJ’s licensing agreement with NBC Universal. He also wrote feature stories for Barron’s magazine as well as an investment blog for Barrons online.

Recent Articles By The Author

Whole Foods Can't Shake Rap as Having Stock as Expensive as Its Produce

Whole Foods Can't Shake Rap as Having Stock as Expensive as Its Produce

Wall Street still thinks Whole Foods is an unsubstantiated risk, even with management reconstruction afoot.

Big Lots Uncharacteristically Talks Up Guidance

Big Lots Uncharacteristically Talks Up Guidance

Discount retailer Big Lots (BIG) broke from its usual conservative outlook by raising forecasts for the full year.

Smith & Wesson 2Q EPS, Sales Exceed Forecasts

Smith & Wesson 2Q EPS, Sales Exceed Forecasts

Handgun maker's results don't give insight into the impact a Trump presidency has on appetite for gun purchases.

For Big Lots, Strong Quarters Can Presage Stock Declines

For Big Lots, Strong Quarters Can Presage Stock Declines

The discount retailer, with a big presence in furniture, has a solid history of beating expectations, only to see its stock slump.

Kroger Cuts Outlook, Fundamentals Remain Challenging

Kroger Cuts Outlook, Fundamentals Remain Challenging

No more pain is inflicted on the stock today despite the downbeat outlook, but Kroger has lost nearly one-quarter of its value this year.