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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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 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
Analysts see prospects of further consolidation in the tobacco sector.