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Rajiv Nanjapla

Rajiv Nanjapla started working at Market Realist in 2015, covering the restaurant, home improvement, tobacco, and cannabis sectors. He has over seven years of experience in analyzing financial statements and writing financial research reports.

He also holds a post-graduate diploma in finance and operations. Prior to joining Market Realist, Rajiv worked with two other companies in various capacities.

Disclosure: I am in full compliance with all ethics and other policies for Market Realist research analysts. I am not invested in securities that I cover on Market Realist.

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    How Analysts Rate Bed Bath & Beyond after 3Q17 Earnings

    As of December 21, 2017, Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) stock was trading at $21.50. That same day, analysts were expecting the stock to reach $22.78 in the next 12 months.

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    Can 2Q16 Results Drive McDonald’s Valuation Multiple Up?

    Valuation multiple Investors should look at valuation multiples when deciding whether to enter or exit a stock. Valuation multiples are driven by perceived growth, risk and uncertainties, and investors’ willingness to pay for a stock. There are various multiples to evaluate a stock. In this article, we’ll use the PE (price-to-earnings) ratio due to its […]

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    How Does Starbucks’s Valuation Compare?

    Valuation multiple Investors may want to look at valuation multiples when deciding whether to buy or sell stocks. Valuation multiples are driven by perceived growth, risks and uncertainties, and investors’ willingness to pay. Analysts use various multiples to evaluate stocks. In this article, we’ll use the PE (price-to-earnings) multiple due to its high visibility in […]

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    How Will McDonald’s Expand Its EBIT Margins?

    Wall Street analysts are expecting McDonald’s (MCD) to post EBIT of $2.1 billion in 3Q16. This represents an EBIT margin of 33.2% compared to 30.7% in 3Q15.

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    Will McDonald’s 2Q16 Earnings Beat Analysts’ Estimates?

    So far in this series, we’ve discussed McDonald’s (MCD) estimated revenue, sources of revenue, and estimated EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) margins.

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    Which Fast Food Restaurants Do Analysts Favor?

    Jack in the Box (JACK) and Restaurant Brands International (QSR) are analysts’ favorites among the companies we’ve reviewed in this series.

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    Could Yum! Brands’ Margins Increase in 1Q16?

    With positive same-store sales growth expected in all three of YUM’s divisions, analysts are expecting the leverage to improve the company’s margins.

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    Why Analysts Say ‘Hold’ for Domino’s Stock ahead of Q1 Earnings

    As of April 21, 2017, Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) was trading at $179.3. Domino’s stock price might have factored in the estimates we discussed in our previous articles.

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    Why Analysts Expect Home Depot’s Revenue to Rise in Q3

    Analysts expect Home Depot (HD) to post third-quarter revenue of $26.3 billion, a rise of 4.9% year-over-year.

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    Starbucks and Analysts’ Earnings Estimates for Fiscal 2Q18

    Analysts are expecting Starbucks (SBUX) to post adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.53 in fiscal 2Q18, which represents a growth of 17.8%.

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    Weak Fiscal 3Q17 Sales Lower Starbucks’s Valuation Multiple

    Valuation multiple We’ve used the forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple for our analysis, due to its high visibility in Starbucks’s (SBUX) earnings. The forward PE multiple is calculated by dividing a company’s stock price by analysts’ earnings estimates for the next four quarters. Starbucks’s forward PE multiple Starbucks’ lower-than-expected SSSG (same-store sales growth) in fiscal 3Q17, lowering of […]

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    Can Investors Expect Momentum from McDonald’s 3Q16 Earnings?

    McDonald’s (MCD) is scheduled to announce its 3Q16 results on October 21, 2016. As of October 13, 2016, it was trading at $115.40, a fall of 9.4% from July 25.

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    Why Altria Group’s 3Q17 Revenues Missed Analysts’ Estimates

    The net revenues from Altria Group’s Smokeable Products segment fell 1.5% from ~$4.5 billion to ~$4.4 billion.

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    Why Did Domino’s EBIT Margin Decline in 2Q17?

    For 2Q17, Domino’s (DPZ) posted EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) of $113.27 million, which represents an EBIT margin of 18.0%, compared with 18.9% in 2Q16.

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    Why Both HD and LOW Failed to Meet Growth Estimates in Q1 2018

    In the first quarter, Home Depot (HD) posted SSSG (same-store sales growth) of 4.2%, lower than analysts’ consensus expectation of 5.4%.

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    Philip Morris Stock Falls on Weak 3Q17 Earnings

    Philip Morris International (PM) announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.27 on revenues of $7.47 billion.

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    Can McDonald’s Beat Analysts’ Earnings Estimates Again in 3Q16?

    In the last four quarters, McDonald’s has beaten analysts’ estimates. In 3Q16, analysts are expecting the company to post EPS of $1.48, a year-over-year rise of 6.1%.

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    What Wall Street Expects for Lowe’s 4Q17 Revenue

    Analysts expect Lowe’s (LOW) to post revenue of $15.33 billion in 4Q17, which represents a fall of 2.9% from $15.78 billion in 4Q16.

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    McDonald’s Beats Top- and Bottom-Line Estimates in 1Q18

    After posting its 1Q18 earnings today, McDonald’s (MCD) was trading 4.0% above yesterday’s closing price.

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    Why Have Analysts Raised their Revenue Estimates for Papa John’s?

    In 1Q16, PZZA’s domestic company-owned restaurants generated nearly 48% of Papa John’s revenue, while domestic commissaries and others generated 39.4%.

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    Why Are Analysts Expecting Papa John’s EBITDA Margins to Expand in 2Q16?

    Analysts expect Papa John’s (PZZA) to post EBITDA of $43.9 million in 2Q16. This represents an EBITDA margin of 10.6%, compared to 10.3% in 2Q15.

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    What Will Drive Dunkin’ Brands’ 2Q17 Earnings?

    In 2Q17, analysts expect Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) to post EPS (earnings per share) of $0.62, which represents a rise of 8.8% from its EPS of $0.57 in 2Q16.

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    Texas Roadhouse’s 1Q16 EPS Was below Analyst’s Expectations?

    In 1Q16, Texas Roadhouse posted EPS of $0.5. This was lower than analysts’ estimate of $0.54. The adjusted EPS was above analysts’ estimate at $0.55.

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    Strong Sales in the First Half of 2018 Drove Home Depot Stock

    Home Depot (HD) stock has risen 7.5% year-to-date, driven by strong performances in the first and second quarters of 2018 and increased housing prices.

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    Why Are Analysts Optimistic about Lowe’s Companies?

    On January 30, 2017, Lowe’s Company (LOW) stock was trading at $73.57, which represents a rise of 9.8% since it announced its 3Q16 earnings.

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    What Drove Williams-Sonoma’s First-Quarter Revenue

    Williams-Sonoma (WSM) posted revenue of $1.20 billion in the first quarter with retail sales forming 46.3% of the total revenue, while e-commerce generated 53.7%.

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    Papa John’s Revenue Estimates for the Next 4 Quarters

    For the next four quarters, analysts expect Papa John’s (PZZA) to post revenue of $1.83 billion, which represents growth of 5.5%.

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    What Is the Outlook for Shake Shack in 2016?

    A New York–based fine casual restaurant chain, Shake Shack (SHAK) announced its 4Q15 results on March 7, 2016. SHAK reported an overall revenue of $51.1 million and earnings per share of $0.08.

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    Why Analysts Expect Shake Shack’s EPS to Fall in Q4

    In the fourth quarter, analysts expect Shake Shack (SHAK) to post adjusted EPS of $0.03, a fall of 69% from $0.10 in the corresponding quarter of 2017.

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    Why Analysts Are Expecting Shake Shack to Rise over the Next 4 Quarters

    For the next four quarters, analysts are expecting Shake Shack (SHAK) to post revenues of $427.9 million, which would be a 27.4% YoY (year-over-year) rise.

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    This Drove Lowe’s Revenue in 1Q17

    For 1Q17, Lowe’s Companies (LOW) posted revenue of ~$16.9 billion, which represents a growth of 10.7% from its ~$15.2 billion in 1Q16.

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    Analysts Expect Lowe’s Margins to Expand in 4Q16

    The negative impact from the RONA business mix is expected to lower Lowe’s 4Q16 gross margins.

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    Factors That Drove Papa John’s Same-Store Sales Growth in 1Q17

    In 1Q17, Papa John’s (PZZA) restaurants in North America posted SSSG of 2%. Company-owned restaurants posted SSSG of 3%, and franchised restaurants posted SSSG of 1.7%.

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    Why Analysts Are Recommending “Buy” for Starbucks

    Target price On January 13, 2017, Starbucks (SBUX) was trading at $57.85. The company’s share price may already have been factored into the estimates we’ve discussed in this series. In this article, we’ll look at analysts’ recommendations and estimated target prices for the stock over the next 12 months. Despite Starbucks posting strong 4Q16 earnings […]

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    Will the US Economic Slowdown Impact Home Depot’s EPS?

    In 2Q16, Home Depot posted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.97. After strong 2Q16 earnings, management raised its EPS guidance for fiscal 2016 to $6.31.

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    Why Papa John’s Earnings Margin Narrowed in 2Q17

    Performance in 2Q17 In 2Q17, Papa John’s International (PZZA) posted EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) of $37.2 million, which represents an EBIT margin of 8.6%. In comparison, the company posted an EBIT margin of 8.7% in 2Q16. Why Papa John’s margins narrowed Papa John’s EBIT margins were impacted by a rise in the cost of […]

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    Why Investors Are Confident in YUM ahead of Its 3Q16 Results

    Yum! Brands develops, operates, franchises, and licenses the Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell brands. It’s set to announce its 3Q16 results on October 5, 2016.

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    Franchising Dominates Papa John’s Expansion Plans

    With 42 units added in the first two quarters of 2016, Papa John’s has maintained its 2016 guidance for unit growth at 180–200 units.

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    Why Did Lowe’s Net Margins Rise in 2Q17?

    During 2Q17, Lowe’s Companies (LOW) posted gross margin, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margin, and net margin of 34.2%, 14.2%, and 6.8%, respectively.

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    Could Domino’s Earnings Rise in the Next 4 Quarters?

    Earnings expectations For the next four quarters, analysts expect Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) to post EPS (earnings per share) of $6.14, which represents a growth of 22.3% from the EPS of $5.02 seen in the four quarters prior. EPS growth Domino’s EPS growth is expected to be driven by higher revenue, EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) […]

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    Analysts Revised the Price Target after McDonald’s Earnings

    Wall Street analysts set a price target of $125.1 for the next 12 months with a return potential of 5% from the closing price of $119.2 on January 25.

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    Inside Lowe’s Analyst Expectations for Revenue over the Next Four Quarters

    For the next four quarters, analysts are expecting Lowe’s to post revenue of $68.9 billion—a growth of 3.4% over its ~$66.6 billion from the last four quarters.

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    Lowe’s Outperforms Home Depot in 1Q17 Revenue Growth

    In 1Q17, Lowe’s (LOW) outperformed Home Depot (HD) with revenue growth of 10.7%.

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    Why Investors Weren’t Impressed by Starbucks’s Fiscal 2Q17

    Starbucks (SBUX) posted its fiscal 2Q17 earnings after the market closed on April 27, 2017. Its EPS was $0.45 on revenues of $5.3 billion.

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    Why Analysts Favor a ‘Buy’ for Home Depot

    Despite the recent surge in Home Depot (HD) stock, analysts have lowered their 12-month target price to $170.54.

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    What to Expect from Starbucks’s Revenue in Next 4 Quarters

    In the next four quarters, analysts are expecting Starbucks (SBUX) to post revenue of $23.8 billion, which represents an increase of 8.4% from $22.0 billion in the corresponding quarters of the previous year.

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    This Likely Drove Domino’s 3Q17 EPS

    For 3Q17, Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.27, which represents a 32.3% YoY (year-over-year) rise from $0.96 in 3Q16.

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    Why Did Wendy’s EBIT Margins Expand in 2Q16?

    In 2Q16, Wendy’s posted EBIT of $71.7 million—an EBIT margin of 18.7% compared to 13.3% in 2Q15. Analysts expected the EBIT margin to be 16.7%.

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    Home Depot on the Street: How the Analysts Are Leaning

    As of April 27, 2017, analysts are expecting Home Depot’s stock price to touch $156.4 in the next 12 months, which represents a return potential of 0.2%.

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    Why Analysts Expect Altria’s Net Margin to Rise in 3Q17

    For 3Q17, analysts expect Altria Group (MO) to report a gross margin, EBITDA margin, and net margin of 62.3%, 51.8%, and 31.6%, respectively.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Planet 13 Holdings Has Returned ~30% in January: What’s Next?

    As of January 15, Planet 13 Holdings (PLTH) (PLNHF) was trading at 1.94 Canadian dollars, which represents a rise of 30.2% since the beginning of 2019.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Glance at Fast Casual Restaurants’ 4Q15 Performances

    4Q15 was a tough quarter for fast casual restaurants. From the beginning of 4Q15 until March 18, 2016, few yielded positive returns.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Cannabis Legalization: Four Governors Met in New York

    The Day reported that New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania’s governors met and agreed on basic guidelines for legalizing marijuana.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Trulieve Cannabis Opens Its 24th Dispensary in Florida

    Today, Trulieve Cannabis is opening a new dispensary in Clearwater, Florida. The company operates 23 other dispensaries in the state.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    What Do Analysts Recommend for Canopy Growth?

    On December 16, Canopy Growth was trading at 26.79 Canadian dollars, implying a rise of 9.6% since its fiscal 2020 second-quarter earnings release.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Can Canopy Beat Q2 Estimates and Boost the Sector?

    This week is important for the cannabis sector, as Canopy Growth and Aurora Cannabis are both set to report their earnings results on November 14.

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    Canopy Growth: Key Takeaways from Its Investor Call

    Yesterday, Canopy Growth CFO Mike Lee seemed optimistic when he presented at the Barclays 2019 Global Consumer Staples Conference.

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    Marijuana Vape Products Expected in Alberta Stores

    AGLC will allow retail stores in Alberta to sell marijuana vape products. Consumers will likely be able to purchase cannabis vape products in the next two weeks.

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    Why Shake Shack Stock Rose after Fourth-Quarter Earnings

    Shake Shack (SHAK) posted its fourth-quarter earnings after the market closed on February 25. Before looking at analysts’ reactions, we’ll look at Shake Shack’s fourth-quarter performance and stock performance.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    iAnthus to Open Three Dispensaries in Florida by End of 2018

    Today, iAnthus Capital Holdings (ITHUF) announced it will open its first dispensary in Florida on December 19.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Big News: Cannabis Edibles in Alberta Stores

    Many people expected the Cannabis 2.0 products, including cannabis edibles, to hit the markets by mid-December 2019. However, the products got delayed.

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    Why Analysts Dropped Their Estimates for Shake Shack’s Earnings

    Currently, analysts are expecting Shake Shack (SHAK) to post EBIT margins of 12.6%, 9.6%, 8.8%, and 13.3% in 3Q16, 4Q16, 1Q17, and 2Q17, respectively.

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    Pizza Companies: Why Stock Prices Are Struggling

    Since the beginning of 2017, Papa John’s, Domino’s Pizza, and Yum! Brands have returned -16.2%, 15.1%, and 20.7%, respectively.

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An In-Depth Overview of Panera Bread

    Panera Bread is a limited-service fast-casual restaurant company. In July 2017, JAB acquired Panera in a $7.5 billion deal and took it private.

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    Cannabis Roundup: HEXO, WEED, ACB, and CTST

    The broader US markets were relatively flat today. Weakness in the cannabis sector continued, with the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF down 0.4%.

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    What Are Analysts Recommending for Altria?

    The FDA’s (Food and Drug Administration) recent announcement could have compelled analysts to lower their 12-month target price for Altria Group (MO).

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    What’s Behind the Decline in Starbucks Stock Price

    After posting its fiscal 2Q17 earnings on April 27, 2017, Starbucks (SBUX) stock rose 5.3% to reach $64.57 on June 2, 2017. The aggressive expansion plans in the CAP (China and Asia-Pacific) region and its implementation of technological advancements led Starbucks stock price to rise. However, since then, the stock has seen downward momentum.

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    Acreage Holdings and Trulieve Cannabis Posted Strong Performances

    Despite the weakness in the broader equity market last week, with the S&P 500 Index falling 0.8%, most cannabis stocks delivered positive returns.

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    Analyst Recommendations for Home Depot ahead of 2Q17 Earnings

    Despite the recent fall in Home Depot (HD) stock, analysts have raised their 12-month target price to $171.27.

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    Can Starbucks Deliver Double-Digit EPS Growth in Q1?

    Starbucks will report its first-quarter earnings after the market closes on Tuesday. Analysts expect the company to report double-digit EPS growth.

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    Why Canopy Growth Is a ‘Buy’ before Its Earnings

    Despite the surge in May, Canopy Growth is still trading at a 54.3% discount from its 52-week high of $59.74. So, should you buy the stock?

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    Casual Dining Restaurants: Their 6-Month Stock Performance

    It was a tough 4Q15 for casual dining restaurants, as the minimum wage for workers went up. In this series, we’ll look at what caused these stocks to underperform in 4Q15 and most of 1Q16.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Does Jim Cramer Prefer CGC versus CRON?

    Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) lost 25.4% in 2019. The company reported weak sales and higher-than-expected operating losses in the last two quarters.

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    The Word on the Street: What Analysts Are Recommending for Fast-Food and Pizza Companies after 1Q16

    JACK, PZZA, and QSR are the most favored stocks in our group of eight fast-food restaurants, with no analyst recommending a “sell” for their stocks.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Will Dunkin’ Brands’ 2Q17 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?

    Dunkin’ Brands, the owner of the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands, is scheduled to announce its 2Q17 earnings before the market opens on July 27, 2017.

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    Bruce Linton Joins Vireo Health as Executive Chairman

    Medical cannabis company Vireo Health International announced that it appointed Bruce Linton as its Executive Chairman. Linton co-founded Canopy Growth.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Has Chipotle’s Stock Price Bottomed Out?

    After posting better 1Q17 earnings on April 25, Chipotle’s stock price rose to $496.14 by May 16, 2017. Since then, it has experienced downward momentum.

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    Will Starbucks’s Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?

    Starbucks (SBUX) is scheduled to announce its fiscal 3Q17 earnings after the market closes on July 27, 2017. Starbucks’ fiscal 3Q17 extends from April 3, 2017.

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    Why Altria’s Stock Fell despite Beating 2Q17 Revenue Estimates

    Altria Group (MO) announced its 2Q17 earnings on July 27, 2017. The company has posted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.03 on revenues, net of excise taxes, of $5.07 billion.

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    How Does MedMen’s Valuation Multiple Compare with Its Peers?

    Since the beginning of 2019, MedMen Enterprises (MMEN) (MMNFF) has fallen by 3.6% as of April 12.

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    Cannabis Stocks Up, Broader Equity Market Falls

    Today, cannabis stocks are trading in the green despite the weakness in the broader market. The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF was up 2.5% as of 2:00 PM ET.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts’ Recommendations: Domino’s, Papa John’s, and Yum! Brands

    Of the five analysts that follow Papa John’s, 60% recommend a “buy,” 40% recommend a “hold,” and none of the analysts recommend a “sell.”

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    Medical Cannabis: NH Lawmakers Revoke Governor’s Veto

    New Hampshire legalized medical cannabis, but using cannabis for recreational purposes is still prohibited. The state legalized medical marijuana in 2013.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Investor’s Guide to Chipotle and Its Customers

    Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) operates more than 1,700 fast-casual restaurants. Here’s everything you need to know about the business.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Wedbush Initiated Coverage on Papa John’s with a ‘Buy’ Rating

    On Wednesday, Nick Setyan of Wedbush initiated his coverage on Papa John’s with a “buy” rating. He also gave a target price of $95.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Aurora Cannabis Releases Update on Cannabis 2.0

    Aurora Cannabis (ACB) is going through a rough patch. This year, the company’s stock has lost 60.9% of its value as of December 23.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Cronos Group Receives Rare ‘Buy’ Rating from MKM Partners

    MKM Partners analyst Bill Kirk likes Cronos Group’s healthy cash position, strong track record, and its relationship with Altria (NYSE:MO).

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    How Does Planet 13’s Valuation Multiple Compare with Peers?

    As of May 7, Planet 13 Holdings was trading at a forward EV-to-sales multiple of 1.96x compared to 1.31x at the beginning of this year.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    How Much Upside Is Left in Starbucks’s Stock Price?

    Starbucks’s (SBUX) share price has been soaring since it announced its fiscal 4Q16 results on November 3, 2016. Let’s explore why.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Will Mexico Legalize Cannabis by the End of the Month?

    With more countries now warming up to cannabis, let’s look at how Mexico is shaping up in terms of cannabis legalization.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    When Will Canopy Growth Become Profitable?

    Canopy Growth reported a negative EBITDA of 92.1 million Canadian dollars in the first quarter of fiscal 2020. The EBITDA fell 69.2% in the second quarter.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Must-Know: Is Canopy Growth Still a Buy?

    For fiscal 2020, analysts expect Canopy Growth to report revenues of 404.5 million Canadian dollars—a rise of 78.7% from fiscal 2019.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Planet 13 Inks Deal with Mike Tyson’s Cannabis Venture

    Today, Planet 13 Holdings (PNTH) (PLNHF) announced that it had inked a purchase agreement with Tyson Ranch, which is owned by boxer Mike Tyson.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Cannabis

    Cannabis Investing in 2019: A Year of Big Reversals

    The cannabis sector has seen a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde situation in 2019. In the first half, cannabis ETFs rose, but in the second half, they plummeted.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Cannabis

    Acreage: Analysts Lower Targets after Q3 Earnings

    Acreage Holdings (ACRG)(ACRGF) reported its third-quarter earnings after markets closed on November 12. Here’s how analysts have reacted since.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why Altria’s Valuation Multiple Fell

    Due to high visibility in Altria Group’s (MO) earnings, we have opted for a forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio for our analysis.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Cannabis

    Why Origin House’s Acquisition Is Vital for Cresco Labs

    On December 31, 2019, Origin House (OH) announced that its shareholders had approved Cresco Labs’ (CRLBF) acquisition plan.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why Blue Apron Stock Rose Yesterday

    Yesterday, Blue Apron stock rose on the company’s announcement that it will add Beyond Meat (BYND) products to some of its meal kits.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Cannabis

    Why Canopy Growth’s New CEO Popped the Stock

    Yesterday, Canopy Growth (CGC) (WEED) announced that it appointed Constellation Brands’ (STZ) CFO David Klein as its new CEO.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Cannabis

    Comparing CGC and ACB’s Valuation Multiples

    Since the beginning of 2019, CGC has lost 15.9% of its stock value as of Thursday. The stock price fell due to weak sales in the first two quarters of fiscal 2020.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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