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

Reynolds American Bucks Tradition With Upbeat Earnings Report

Reynolds American Bucks Tradition With Upbeat Earnings Report

The number two American cigarette maker is in the midst of a roll-up by British American Tobacco (BTI), due to close later this year.

Procter & Gamble Remains a Treacherous Investment for People

Procter & Gamble Remains a Treacherous Investment for People

Wall Street can't quite make up its mind on the consumer products giant facing forex and valuation challenges.

GrubHub Can't Deliver on Fourth-Quarter Forecasts; Stock Slips

GrubHub Can't Deliver on Fourth-Quarter Forecasts; Stock Slips

The online food delivery provider seeks to expand the number of restaurants in its universe as the key to future success.

Small Cap Stocks: Time for Active Investment

Small Cap Stocks: Time for Active Investment

Small cap investors banking the big Trump rally gains should prepare to switch investing strategies to pursue active investment philosophies.

Tractor Supply Overcomes Mother Nature, Posts Fourth-Quarter Upside Surprise

Tractor Supply Overcomes Mother Nature, Posts Fourth-Quarter Upside Surprise

After its disappointing third-quarter sales trend, the rural lifestyle merchandise retailer tops estimates with fourth-quarter results.

Altria Stock Slips From Highs as 2017 Outlook Trails Forecasts

Altria Stock Slips From Highs as 2017 Outlook Trails Forecasts

The tobacco giant beat fourth quarter estimates, and got boost from its stake in Anheuser-Busch (BUD), as investors continue to assay the prospects of Philip Morris (PM) reunion.

Etsy: A Crafty Way to Play Peer-to-Peer E-Commerce

Etsy: A Crafty Way to Play Peer-to-Peer E-Commerce

Etsy, a platform for crafts and vintage goods, figures to leverage its investment in new services in 2017.

Dollar General Seen Suffering From Rising Wage Pressures, Competition

Dollar General Seen Suffering From Rising Wage Pressures, Competition

Dollar stores engage in a new arms race to improve store quality and accelerate the pace of new openings.

Vapor Smoking Device Could Spark Altria, Philip Morris Reunion

Vapor Smoking Device Could Spark Altria, Philip Morris Reunion

Analysts see prospects of further consolidation in the tobacco sector.