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Investment analyst working within one of the Big 4 Wall Street banks covering a wide range of stocks from consumer and retail to healthcare sectors. Regular contributor across several local and international journals focused on investing, personal finance, and wealth management. Apart from ... more


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E Starbucks: What's Brewing?
Starbucks reported its worst-ever same-store sales decline. However, with the reopening of the stores and the company witnessing a V-shaped recovery, is the worst largely behind for the world's largest coffee chain?
E McDonald's Earnings: Am I Lovin' It?
The country's leading fast-food chain reported its Q2 numbers today. Shares are down 3% in pre-market trading.
E Hershey: Defensive Play In Volatile Times
Hershey's posted encouraging Q2 results beating earnings estimates while falling short on revenue. The company managed to buck the trend rising over 5% amidst a market rout yesterday. Is Hershey a solid defensive pick in these volatile times?
E Coca Cola: Earnings Corner
Coca-Cola posted an earnings beat in the most recent quarter, albeit with organic revenues down 26% while operating margin being stable. Is the worst over for the beverage maker as some level of normalcy resumes?
E Disney: Challenges Galore
Disney continues to face a mountain of challenges ranging from inability to open theme parks, lack of sporting events, closure of theaters, and cash burn for its streaming platform. How likely is it going to brace through in Post Covid world?
E Macy's: Still Not Out Of Woods
We evaluate the investment thesis for Macy's based on takeaways from the recently announced Q1 results and the management's outlook on the business through 2020 and beyond.
E HH The Gap - Inside The Landmark West Deal
Gap announced a landmark deal with Kanye West's Yeezy brand, sending the stock spiral upwards up to ~40% Friday after the announcement. Is it sustainable?
E Are We In A Bubble?
The anatomy of the recent stupendous rally of stock market indices in the shortest possible timeframe despite the world battling the largest pandemic and worst economic contraction in over a century.
E Gap - Classic Value Trap?
Like others, Gap has been one of the worst affected of the COVID pandemic and declined to a third of its value. However, the stock has recovered most of its lost ground jumping 100%+ since. We evaluate the value trap and investment thesis for GPS.
E Walmart - Overpriced For Growth?
Walmart has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the coronavirus pandemic. We view the company's outlook in the short to medium term and evaluate any risk-reward benefits.
E Nordstrom - Is There Any Upside Left?
Nordstrom had grown a meager 2% in the last 1 month compared to other retailers growing to the tune of 20-40% outperforming all the benchmark indices. We evaluate the investment thesis and initiate coverage on Nordstrom.
E Macy's - Take On Recent Events
Macy's has undergone a series of transactions including monetizing its real estate and inventory. Recent events also led to the stock propelling up to 48% over the recommended price.
E Kohl's - At An Inflection Point
Kohl's released their Q1 results last Tuesday and as expected the company did post an awful set of numbers. While the near term challenges remain, we put forward the investment hypothesis of the company in the post-covid world.
E Dillard's - Is The Worst Over Yet?
Dillard's reported a wider than expected loss in Q1 2020, yet, the stock jumped 12% with the reopening of the stores. We expect the company to continue to face high margin pressure and lower walk-ins and initiate with a Sell rating.
E Altria - All Negatives Priced In
Altria reported a positive surprise in its earnings release last week. We do a detailed analysis of the company's results and an update on the investment thesis from our previous report.
E Deeper Diagnosis Of Department Store's Survival
We take a look at the balance sheet strength of the department stores as the stay-at-home restrictions remain across the US. We believe JC Penney could potentially file for bankruptcy while Kohl's and Nordstrom are best placed to weather the storm.
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