BrianNichols

Brian Nichols

Brian Nichols is the author of "5 Simple Steps to Find a Top-Performing Stock: How to Identify Investments that Can Double Quickly for Personal Success" and the critically acclaimed book "Taking Charge With Value Investing (McGraw-Hill, 2013)". Brian is a value investor, but emphasizes psychology in his analysis. Brian studied psychology in undergrad, and uses his experience to find illogical value in the market. Brian's favorite industries are technology, consumer goods, and healthcare. Brian also updates all of his new and current positions in his Motley Fool CAPs page.

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BrianNichols published an article 5:04 PM

Why Baidu Inc.’s Multiyear Stock Surge Is at Risk in 2015

Baidu has already seen its PC search market share fall -- its mobile presence is now being affected -- advertising market share will be the next to crumble.

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BrianNichols published an article 1:48 PM

Amazon.com Inc. Should Put These Two Fledgling Retailers in its Shopping Cart

Amazon Fresh and same-day shipping are two important initiatives to spark Amazon.com's revenue growth. If they're successful, the company will need to expand its physical presence.

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BrianNichols published an article 10:00 AM

Should Investors Follow Zillow Inc. Insiders and Cash Out?

If insider selling is a sign of a company's trouble or overvalued stock, then Zillow investors should take notice.

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BrianNichols published an article 8:02 PM

Amazon.com Doesn't Share eBay's Marketplace Woes

EBay's growth in the North American e-commerce industry may be decelerating, but Amazon.com is showing no such signs of slowing down.

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BrianNichols published an article 5:48 PM

Why Cisco Systems Inc.'s Buybacks and Dividends Are Not Enough

Many people consider Cisco a safe investment, but in looking at the underlying business, investors may want to look elsewhere.

Mon Oct 20

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BrianNichols published an article 10:36 AM

Amazon.com Inc. Should Follow eBay With A Split of its Own

Amazon.com has a segment of its business that accounts for 5% of total revenue, but has a valuation of $50 billion, meaning a spinoff would be in the best interest of shareholders.

Fri Oct 17

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BrianNichols published an article 1:56 PM

How Google Messenger Could Cause Big Problems for Facebook and WhatsApp

Google is reportedly prepping a WhatsApp rival, and because of the search giant's leading presence in one particular industry, Facebook might have a problem on its hands.

Thu Oct 16

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BrianNichols published an article 5:50 PM

Netflix Inc.'s Woes Might Be Amazon.com's Gain

With Amazon.com investing heavily in streaming content, bundling services, and growing users fast, Netflix might have a bigger problem on its hands than third-quarter earnings.

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BrianNichols published an article 5:38 PM

How Verizon Communications Inc. Is Spending $17 Billion To Jolt Its Growth

Where is Verizon making big investments, and will these expenses pay off for shareholders long-term?

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BrianNichols published an article 1:18 PM

Are Seagate Technology PLC's $1.9 Billion of Stock Buybacks Increasing Shareholder Value?

Seagate Technology's buybacks have done wonders for the stock since 2012, but is an aggressive buyback policy wise for the future?

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BrianNichols published an article 11:22 AM

Facebook’s Plan for Messenger, WhatsApp, and Payments Revealed

Facebook is prepping several payment services that could have a meaningful effect on the company's revenue long-term.

Wed Oct 15

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BrianNichols published an article 3:23 PM

3 Reasons News Corp Bought Realtor.com's Parent Move

Realtor.com may seem like a second-tier site to Zillow, but not when combined with News Corp's leading platform,

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BrianNichols published an article 11:10 AM

Is Pandora Media's Stock a Buy Right Now?

Pandora Media's stock has declined nearly 50% from its high in March, and while fears regarding iTunes Radio are legit, Pandora's valuation and opportunities might make it a good buying opportunity.

Sat Oct 11

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BrianNichols published an article 8:46 AM

With Shares Tanking 24%, Is Alcatel-Lucent SA a Buy?

Alcatel-Lucent's stock losses have been significant in 2014. While the company has struggled in recent months, investors might be discounting the effect of its Shift plan and the value in core networking.

Fri Oct 10

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BrianNichols published an article 7:26 PM

Why AT&T’s Double Data Plan Is So Brilliant

AT&T's Double the Data plan might appear to be another form of discounting data prices, but the truth is to the contrary.

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BrianNichols published an article 11:43 AM

AT&T Inc. Is Looking to Expand Beyond the U.S.; Is This Wise for Stock Holders?

In a tough competitive landscape at home, telecom giant AT&T might be looking beyond the U.S. for growth.

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BrianNichols published an article 11:00 AM

With Shares Down 31% In 2014, Is it Time to Buy FireEye Inc?

FireEye shares have been under heavy selling pressure for much of 2014, but that might change.

Thu Oct 9

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BrianNichols published an article 3:29 PM

Why Dollar Tree Inc's Stock Buybacks Don't Make Sense

Investors love to see companies being shareholder friendly, but with a big buyout offer for Family Dollar on the table, it makes no sense for Dollar Tree.

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BrianNichols published an article 12:00 PM

Do Apple Inc’s Stock Buybacks Really Matter For Investors?

Apple has spent more money in the last year buying back stock than any other company, but do these buybacks really move the needle for Apple's stock, and are they a sign for other investors to buy Apple's stock?

Wed Oct 8

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BrianNichols published an article 5:04 PM

Can Walgreen Return to New Highs In 2015?

Walgreen's 20% stock losses during the last three months are a reflection of the company's decision not to invert, but when looking at the big picture, these losses might be a golden opportunity for investors.

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