Dave Butler

With a background in economics, Butler has been writing investment articles for about four years now. He likes value plays, and equities that avoid debt. He believes in earnings, not charts.

Recent Articles By The Author

J.C. Penney Isn't a Stock for Smart Investors

J.C. Penney Isn't a Stock for Smart Investors

There's no reason to own J.C. Penney when you can get better-performing rivals like Macy's or Kohl's.

Lack of Love for Macy's Doesn't Add Up

Lack of Love for Macy's Doesn't Add Up

Strong same-store sales combined with robust earnings make the cheap stock a buy.

Here's What to Look for When Macy's Reports Earnings on Wednesday

Here's What to Look for When Macy's Reports Earnings on Wednesday

Keep a close eye on same-store sales.

Has the Pullback Made Zillow More Attractive?

Has the Pullback Made Zillow More Attractive?

I want to like this stock right now, but I'm just not convinced.

Planet Fitness: Nice Earnings, Expensive Share Price

Planet Fitness: Nice Earnings, Expensive Share Price

There is a lot of debt here that's clouding the health of the balance sheet.

Starbucks Fails to Impress

Starbucks Fails to Impress

The company is deriving more cash from each customer transaction, but failing to maintain anything more than stagnation in terms of growing its customer base.

A Buying Opportunity in Nucor

A Buying Opportunity in Nucor

The company's guidance implies that they expect fourth quarter results to deliver higher earnings than Q417.

Boston Beer Is on the Right Track

Boston Beer Is on the Right Track

But the company's shares are not a buy right now.

Twitter's Earnings...Almost There

Twitter's Earnings...Almost There

2018 is finally showing us better management of the company's expenses relative to its revenue growth.

Be Ready to Ride the Dividend on Gilead Sciences

Be Ready to Ride the Dividend on Gilead Sciences

There are no catalysts to drive the stock price higher, so for now, Gilead is simply a cheap stock with a nice dividend.