Thomas Scarlett

Tom Scarlett has been an investment analyst for more than 20 years. He has written for Personal Finance, Utility Forecaster, Forecast and Strategies, Global Investing and other publications. He has also been an editor at Bloomberg BNA and Thompson Publishing.

Recent Articles By The Author

Panera in the Right Spot to Meet Rising Demand for Healthy, Fast Casual Food

Panera in the Right Spot to Meet Rising Demand for Healthy, Fast Casual Food

The Panera chain recently announced that it would serve healthy bacon and salads without artificial ingredients.

Shares of Facebook May Reap the Reward as It Makes Bold New Moves

Shares of Facebook May Reap the Reward as It Makes Bold New Moves

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is staying ahead of the pack by introducing new services.

Carnival's Industry-Leading Position, Green Strategy Make It a Good Investment Opportunity

Carnival's Industry-Leading Position, Green Strategy Make It a Good Investment Opportunity

This cruise ship company has 101 vessels visiting more than 700 ports worldwide, and it beat analysts' expectations in its third quarter.

Surging Mattel Is a Stock for Investors to Add to Their Portfolios

Surging Mattel Is a Stock for Investors to Add to Their Portfolios

This venerable toymaker has turned its balance sheet around and is expanding into Latin America and the China.

Steady Costco a Good Buy for Investors

Steady Costco a Good Buy for Investors

The big box retailer generates more of its earnings from membership fees than from product sales.

Micron Technology Gets Boost from Apple, Has Momentum on Its Side

Micron Technology Gets Boost from Apple, Has Momentum on Its Side

This semiconductor company is at the forefront of several new types of technology that will pay off for investors.

After a Sluggish Summer, Coca-Cola Is Poised for a Jump

After a Sluggish Summer, Coca-Cola Is Poised for a Jump

One of America's most iconic companies still provides growth and income.

Alcoa Goes for Growth With New Plan to Focus on Profit Potential

Alcoa Goes for Growth With New Plan to Focus on Profit Potential

The aluminum maker's plan to split the company is still on track to be completed before the end of next year.

Visa Agreements, Solid Financials Mean That It's Heading in the Right Direction for Investors

Visa Agreements, Solid Financials Mean That It's Heading in the Right Direction for Investors

Visa's recent deals with Chinese payment services company UnionPay and Paypal have opened new opportunities for the credit card giant.

ServiceMaster Proves That Home Is Where the Profits Are

ServiceMaster Proves That Home Is Where the Profits Are

Sometimes the best investments are right under your nose.