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.
There's no reason to own J.C. Penney when you can get better-performing rivals like Macy's or Kohl's.
Strong same-store sales combined with robust earnings make the cheap stock a buy.
Keep a close eye on same-store sales.
I want to like this stock right now, but I'm just not convinced.
There is a lot of debt here that's clouding the health of the balance sheet.
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.
The company's guidance implies that they expect fourth quarter results to deliver higher earnings than Q417.
2018 is finally showing us better management of the company's expenses relative to its revenue growth.
There are no catalysts to drive the stock price higher, so for now, Gilead is simply a cheap stock with a nice dividend.
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