Comparing the Books of Rite Aid with CVS and Walgreen

Big Three Drugstore 2012 Numbers

As I continue to look at Rite Aid (RAD) after an initial impression, I thought perhaps I should look at the other two juggernaut drugstores to compare and see if there are similarities in trends and fluctuations. Walgreens (WAG) and CVS (CVS) both dwarf Rite Aid in sales, size and brand recognition. They generate more sales per store, have many more More...

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By David Gaines On Sunday, May 26th, 2013
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Analysis: Is Rite Aid the Right Stock to Represent Drugstores in My Portfolio?

Old habits die hard. After looking at the 15 stocks I chose to review, I immediately started with the cheapest stock. The one I have a rewards card and receive 20% off all my purchases. The first thing that threw More...

Retailer Logos
By David Gaines On Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Window Shopping in the Retail Industry for Stock Picks

While reading Peter Lynch’s Beating the Street, I’m gaining a better understanding of how to determine if a stock is worthy of a buy. And that everything I’ve ever done was not even close to being More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, May 18th, 2013

If Only I Had Believed My Own Post About Goodyear Tire (GT)

When I last [and first] wrote about Goodyear Tire (GT), it closed at $13.08. That was 10 days ago. Yesterday the stock closed at $14.74. And why did I put money on essentially everything else that didn’t More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Household Names To Stay Away From, For Now

Naturally I’m all over the internet reading other people’s opinions of what to buy, sell and ignore. It’s not so much that I’m looking for that one site to make my decisions for me, but More...

By David Gaines On Monday, May 13th, 2013

The Investment Gaines Top Five Stocks That I Can Afford Right Now: Part 1

So what’s on the shopping list? As I’ve reiterated many times in the past couple of weeks (more like all my life), I wouldn’t use my list as a guide to what you should invest in; instead I post More...

Time is Money
By David Gaines On Monday, May 13th, 2013

Timeout. Reset. Let’s Go!

Timeout. I’ve been reading furiously any and everything I could about investing. Mostly, though, I’ve challenged myself to understand the fundamentals and signs of what makes an investment a wise one More...

By David Gaines On Friday, May 10th, 2013

Analyzing Two New Stocks Projected To Double In Share Price: OPTT and XOMA

Naturally the more you read about something, the more overwhelming it can become. As I was reading about ancient and medieval history last year, the more names, events, places, conquerors, kings, clans, tribes More...

By David Gaines On Friday, May 10th, 2013

More Researching: This Time Cheaper Online Brokerage Accounts

Many, many, many years ago when I first got into investing, I signed up for a ShareBuilder account because there was no minimum balance to open one. Even if I did have the $5,000 to get started that some brokers More...

George Soros
By David Gaines On Friday, May 10th, 2013

How Hard Is George Soros’ Money Working for Him?

Someone I know recently told me she has $36,000 in a PNC savings account. PNC offers a 0.01% APY which means she’s earning a whopping $3.60 a month. Enough for a double cheeseburger and small fries but extra More...