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Just how strong is the U.S. economy right now? Good question. Tough answer. We picked four specific segments of the consumer economy and are taking a look inside the stocks to find some answers. Hotels. Restaurants. Theme parks. Appliances.
Stocks ended near session highs Friday, with the Dow finishing at its best level since May 2008, buoyed by a monthly government employment report that blew past estimates and a handful of impressive economic news.
Find out why the “Mad Money” host thinks restaurant stocks are back in style.
Like many commodities, beef prices are soaring because of surging demand in emerging markets, rising feed costs, and the lowest cattle herd in 53 years.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Cramer analyzes three speculative names in the sector to find the best.
Tough economic times haven't lessened Texas Roadhouse's appetite for expansion. The fast-growing casual dining chain is planning to expand its business outside the U.S.
Alan Valdes, vice president at Kabrik Trading, and Brent Wilsey, president of Wilsey Asset Management, told investors how to prepare their portfolios for the week ahead. Read on for their five stock picks.
New data shows some consumers leaving fast food chains behind and turning to casual and upscale dining restaurants. Will this trend continue in the New Year and which stocks will benefit? Larry Miller, restaurant analyst at RBC Capital Management shared his insight.
Small cap stocks outperformed large caps this quarter, but what's the best bet going forward? Two portfolio managers Michael Cuggino of Permanent Portfolio Funds and Bill McVail of Turner Small Growth Fund shared their market insights.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Bill McVail of the Turner Small Cap Growth Fund thinks size matters, and offers some strong arguments for riding out of the recession with a portfolio full of small-cap stocks. "We think the consumer is going to start doing better in 2009 and 2010," he told CNBC. "We're focusing more on the restaurants and the retailers; we think the stimulus package will get them going sooner."
Last week I posted some features on interesting ways that retailers are refocusing to foster growth during this period of contraction. Far and away the most viewer email came in response to my feature on Texas Roadhouse.
Beef makes up almost half of Roadhouse’s cost of goods. When Hart noticed a spread in the cash and futures prices for beef this past September, he decided to start purchasing 25% of the company’s beef supply from vendors at spot market prices instead of via long-term contracts with vendors.
Bryan Elliott, senior restaurant analyst for Raymond James, says it's time for investors to feast on casual-dining stocks: "Keep in mind we're talking about long-term, couple-of-year time frame. ...We think there's tremendous value in a number of stocks out there."
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