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

2 Stocks to Watch on Earnings This Week

2 Stocks to Watch on Earnings This Week

As Walmart and Macy's report, keep an eye on these retail growth indicators.

Zillow Is Too Expensive to Buy Right Now

Zillow Is Too Expensive to Buy Right Now

Despite a 51% revenue bump, Zillow will continue to have rising expenses as it expands.

Disney Has a Lot of Promise, and Knows How to Capitalize

Disney Has a Lot of Promise, and Knows How to Capitalize

Disney will be a stock to own for years to come. Despite the market's highs, it is a buy.

Don't Nibble on Papa John's Despite Earnings Surprise

Don't Nibble on Papa John's Despite Earnings Surprise

PZZA stock is way overpriced compared to actual earnings.

3 Earnings Reports I'll Be Watching This Week

3 Earnings Reports I'll Be Watching This Week

Keep a close eye on these earnings reports due out Tuesday and Wednesday.

2 Pricey Stocks Based on Their Balance Sheets

2 Pricey Stocks Based on Their Balance Sheets

Shares of Dunkin's Brands and Planet Fitness appear to be expensive in light of the amount of debt the companies carry.

Gilead Sciences Is Regaining Its Shine

Gilead Sciences Is Regaining Its Shine

Revenue is stabilizing with new treatment lines, and this stock may be a soon be a buy.

McDonald's Brings Home the Bacon, but Long-Term Questions Remain

McDonald's Brings Home the Bacon, but Long-Term Questions Remain

First-quarter earnings show currency translations were the big story, dragging down results, but there are unanswered questions about the refranchising process and tech.

5 Earnings Reports I'm Watching This Week

5 Earnings Reports I'm Watching This Week

Keep a close eye on these earnings reports due out Thursday and Friday.

Starbucks' Earnings Were Solid, But It Needs to Power Up Store Traffic

Starbucks' Earnings Were Solid, But It Needs to Power Up Store Traffic

Until we see increasing store traffic, along with the gains from new store openings, Starbucks is not a 'buy.'