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Rising Star Buy: Dean Foods

This article is part of our Rising Stars Portfolios series. It sure takes a long time to build out a portfolio. At least if you're like me. We're seven weeks in and I've not even put $2,000 to work out of the $17,000 The Motley Fool is letting me manage. But that's OK; like Aesop, I believe that slow and steady wins the race.

3 Winners to Watch and 1 to Buy Now

 What companies are tomorrow's big winners? In our ongoing series, I'm chatting with Fool analysts and advisors to discover the stocks they're watching and the catalysts that would signal it's time to buy.


What Shorts Might Be Watching at Brown-Forman

 There's no foolproof way to know the future for Brown-Forman (NYSE: BF.B) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.


Wimm-Bill-Dann Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

Do You Trust the Earnings at Dean Foods?

 Although business headlines still tout earnings numbers, many investors have moved past net earnings as a measure of a company's economic output. That's because earnings are very often less trustworthy than cash flow, since earnings are more open to manipulation based on dubious judgment calls.