Since its initial public offering in 2015, Planet Fitness (NYSE:PLNT) has rewarded shareholders with 45 quarters of consistent growth. With nearly 12 million subscription-based members and more than 1,500 locations, Planet Fitness expects to grow revenue 20% and adjusted earnings 40% in 2018. The company reported strong first quarter results...
Saving for retirement is critical if you want to enjoy your golden years. Fortunately, the IRS gives you some incentives to save for retirement by letting you invest through a variety of tax-advantaged retirement accounts. By using IRAs, 401(k)s, and similar accounts, you can get up-front tax breaks that...
McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) is hastening the rollout of self-ordering kiosks to its U.S. restaurants in a bid to quickly boost sales and profits. Having discovered that when customers take responsibility for their own orders they tend to order more, the fast-food chain is quickly upgrading 1,000 restaurants every quarter for...
While Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) does not share sales numbers for its devices, there's no question that its Echo family of Alexa-powered smart speakers is the segment leader. In fact, Echoes accounted for over two-thirds of the installed base of home automation devices as of the end of 2017, according...
In this segment from Motley Fool Money, host Chris Hill is joined by analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Andy Cross. They attempt to sum up last week's most bizarre business story: Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk's explosive and surprising tweet that he was looking into taking the electric automaker private,...
Image source: The Motley Fool. (NASDAQ:SMPL) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 10, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Greetings, and welcome to The Simply Good Foods Company Second-Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call. As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. I would now like to turn the...
General Motors (NYSE:GM) revealed an all-new crossover SUV last week. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is a "two-row" (five-passenger) midsize SUV that will slot in between the huge-selling Chevrolet Equinox and the big Chevy Traverse when it begins arriving at U.S. dealers early next year.While a few GM fans grumbled...
Beverage and snack multinational PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) reports on its second quarter of 2018 on July 10. The company's shares have lost roughly 9% year to date, potentially jeopardizing a nine-year streak of year-over-year stock price gains. Below are four items for investors to evaluate when PepsiCo issues its...
Few stocks have matched the dividend performance of tobacco giant Altria Group (NYSE:MO). For the past half-century, Altria has overcome huge obstacles to generate impressive returns for its investors, and although the shares have seen their price appreciate over that span, Altria's dividends have made the largest contribution to...
After several years of comparable-store sales declines and falling earnings, Macy's (NYSE:M) started to get back on track in 2018. For most of the year, the company posted solid comp sales growth and expanded its profit margin. Despite a disappointing performance during the holiday season, Macy's has clearly made...