benpop318

Ben Popkin

Ben is a recent graduate of Wake Forest University with a degree in finance. He began writing for the Fool when he discovered the opportunity to combine two of his favorite things, investing and humor. He enjoys reading, writing, and kittens. Height: 5'9 Hair: Brown Eyes: Full of hope.

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Wed Mar 26

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The Violent Forces Facing Harley-Davidson Inc and Polaris Overseas

Harley-Davidson and Polaris Industries face headwinds in Europe, but each company has a strategy to overcome the challenges abroad.

Wed Mar 19

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This Shareholder Has Major Influence Over Your Brewing Stock

Jim Koch's stake in the Boston Beer Company gives him a lot of control over the business.

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3 Risks Affecting Your Favorite Craft Brewers

The craft beer industry has recently seen rapid growth, but there are several risks that could potentially slow its exciting rise.

Tue Mar 18

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The Healthy Lifestyle That Brewers Are Profiting From

Gluten-free lifestyles might seem like a problem for beer companies, but these brewers are adjusting to profit from the dietary restriction.

Mon Mar 17

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This Brewer Is Working for Margin Expansion

Craft Brew Alliance has struggled with its gross margin, but the company is focused on growing profitability moving forward.

Fri Mar 14

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How Harley-Davidson Plans to Bring in New Riders With Its Low Riders

The announcement of Harley-Davidson's Low Rider and SuperLow 1200T models could boost sales for the company's smaller target market.

Thu Mar 13

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This Motorcycle Maker Is Surging Through Seasonality

What is Harley-Davidson doing to adjust to seasonal sales fluctuations?

Fri Mar 7

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This Toy Stock Still Has Plenty of Magic Left

With so many companies producing trading card games, what is Hasbro doing to keep Magic: The Gathering growing?

Mon Mar 3

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3 Risks Affecting Polaris Industries Inc.

Polaris and its competitors have these risk factors to deal with in the powersport and motor vehicle markets.

Mon Feb 24

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benpop318 published an article 10:52 AM

Backflip Could Drive This Toymaker's Stock Higher

During 2013, Hasbro acquired a majority share in Backflip Studios. How does the company plan to leverage this investment moving into the new year?

Wed Feb 19

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benpop318 published an article 2:46 PM

This Toy Maker Expects a Blockbuster Year

Hasbro's boys' category had a challenging 2013, but the company hopes to bounce back this year with the help several blockbuster films coming out this summer.

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What Lean Means for Polaris' Future

Polaris hopes to grow productivity with increased focus on lean manufacturing during 2014.

Tue Feb 18

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Girls Saved 2013 for This Toymaker

During a challenging 2013, Hasbro's top line remained flat thanks to these brands.

Mon Feb 10

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Why Polaris Industries Inc.'s Core Is Still Growing

Polaris's non-core business segments have grown rapidly, but that hasn't slowed down off-road vehicle innovation.

Sat Feb 8

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3 Key Areas of Growth for Polaris

Polaris is known for leading the power-sports market, but the company's strategy also focuses on improving these three areas.

Wed Feb 5

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benpop318 published an article 6:00 PM

How Harley-Davidson, Inc. Hopes to Gain Market Share

While the heavyweight motorcycle market is dominated by older male consumers, Harley-Davidson is working to attract a different group of riders.

Fri Jan 31

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benpop318 published an article 11:13 AM

This Company Might Have Another ACE in the Hole

Read about Polaris's strategy behind the Sportsman ACE, along with what its research and development means for future innovation.

Wed Jan 29

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benpop318 published an article 12:00 AM

How This Company Is Challenging Harley-Davidson's Reign

With the launch of new Indian motorcycles, Harley-Davidson has some revived heavyweight competition.

Wed Jan 22

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benpop318 published an article 3:05 PM

How This Watchmaker Will Continue to Grow

With popular brands and products, Fossil's five point strategy could lead to consistent growth.

Sun Jan 19

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benpop318 published an article 7:59 AM

This Watch Maker Profits from Time Abroad

Is Fossil's international growth enough to offset its recent domestic slip?

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