Weekend Spotlight

Fast-Casual Stocks Look Tasty

Jun 11, 2022

Dining out took a major hit during the pandemic. An estimated 90,000 restaurants shut down, and 5.9 million workers lost their jobs. But as Michael Scott, Steve Carell’s character from the hit show “The Office,” would say, “Well, well, well. How the turn tables…” The dining consumer has come out of hibernation. Mentions of going to a restaurant are trending…

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As More Companies Try to Rank on the First Page of Google, This Company Can Profit

Jun 05, 2022

Businesses are expected to spend $77.6 billion in 2023 on search engine optimization (SEO) and SEO-related products and services for one important reason: It’s how you reach customers. Using SEO to try to rank on the first page of a search engine is so important because 75% of internet users never scroll past the first page of search results, according…

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(AAPL) Apple TV+ Has a Big Problem

Jun 04, 2022

When Apple Inc. (AAPL) debuted Apple TV+ in 2019, it wasn’t about launching just another streaming service — it was a way to sell more Apple products. When customers bought a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV device, or Mac, Apple handed out a free year of Apple TV+. But historically speaking, Apple has been guarded when it comes to subscription…

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5 Reasons Penn National Gaming Is Playing with a Full Deck

May 29, 2022

It may be time to double down on Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN). Let me set the table for you. As the casino industry recovers from the pandemic, some operators are growing faster than others. PENN’s rejuvenated brick-and-mortar footprint and emerging digital presence have the company in a great position to increase profits and outperform expectations. Now, it’s true that…

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Beach Season and Fitness Classes Could Mean a New Profit Opportunity

May 28, 2022

As people are gearing up for beach season and gym classes are reopening, we wanted to focus today on Xponential Fitness (XPOF). Xponential Fitness owns a variety of boutique fitness brands that offer classes in Pilates, barre, cycling, rowing, dance, yoga, running, boxing, functional training, and stretching. The company recently increased revenue growth by 73% from the first quarter of…

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Ahead of the Summer Heat, These Three Trends Are Shaking Up the Alcohol Market

May 22, 2022

Summer is so close that you can almost feel it, which means it’s almost prime time for poolside lounging and porch sitting. That, of course, calls for a beverage of choice. At LikeFolio, we’re watching for signs that consumers are planning on cracking open a can or bottle — specifically, WHICH can or bottle. And data reveals three key consumer…

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This Old HOG Has New Tricks (Potential Profit Opportunity Unfolding as We Speak)

May 21, 2022

Staying in business since 1903 is no easy task, but Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) found the secret sauce to longevity — it became an iconic American brand. Harley-Davidson is often recognized as representing the freedom to not only travel, but also live life on your terms. It served as the main supplier of motorcycles to the military in World War II,…

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With Food Prices Up 10.8% YoY, Mentions of This Discount Club Have Increased 50%

May 15, 2022

Last weekend was Mother’s Day, and, as the eldest daughter, I inherited hosting responsibilities for this special event. On Sunday morning I woke up from my post-Derby slumber and cantered out to pick up supplies (all of my mom’s favorite foods and beverages). When I sent these libations down the conveyer belt, I was shocked when the cashier read my…

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Not All Work–From–Home Stocks Are Created Equal

May 01, 2022

At LikeFolio, we talk a lot about stickiness. Not the gum–on–your–shoe kind of sticky. We’re listening for indications that a change in consumer behavior has staying power — the new activity or commitment will be sustained. This is more important than ever right now because the pandemic forced onto consumers many behavior changes that are beginning to unwind (don’t have…

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Is a Netflix-Like Meltdown Next for This Streaming Service? (Answer Inside)

Apr 30, 2022

A couple of weeks ago, Netflix Inc. (NFLX) posted negative subscriber growth for the first time in more than a decade, which led to the stock crashing more than 40% over the next few days. For the year, the stock price is down roughly 70%. To top it off, Bill Ackman, one of the company’s largest shareholders, jumped ship. He…

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