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  1. EBay Worthy of a Bid

    The Internet giant's network effect, mobile capabilities, and PayPal platform have it positioned for long-term growth, say Morningstar's Matt Coffina and R.J . Hottovy .

  2. Black Friday Trends Here to Stay

    As online purchasing becomes the norm among consumers, many retailers are increasing promotional activity and engaging in price wars to drive store traffic, says Morningstar's R.J . Hottovy .

  3. Alibaba’s Results Reinforce Our Wide Moat Rating

    The Chinese e-commerce giant’s first public update shows the power of the firm’s network effect, though shares are slightly overvalued at today’s levels, says Morningstar’s R.J . Hottovy .

  4. As Market Loses Appetite, Chipotle Shares Get More Interesting

    Notwithstanding disappointing first-quarter sales, Chipotle can weather a more competitive fast-casual industry in the years to come, writes Morningstar’s R. J . Hottovy .

  5. Lofty Expectations for Chipotle Leave Little Room for Error

    Chipotle continues to post impressive results, but the market may be underestimating long-term competitive threats, writes Morningstar’s R.J . Hottovy .

  6. Amazon Answers Critics in Fourth Quarter

    The retail giant's results point to longer-term margin potential, but the profitability expansion will be slow and uneven, writes Morningstar's R.J . Hottovy .

  7. Near-Term Concerns Rise for Alibaba, but Wide Moat Intact

    Alibaba’s lower-than-expected revenue growth is not a cause for concern as the firm continues to build its network effect, writes Morningstar’s R.J . Hottovy .

  8. Amazon's Long-Term Potential Overshadows Near-Term Worries

    The online retail giant's third-quarter outlook draws some concern, but we have conviction in the firm's margin expansion and investments, says Morningstar's R.J . Hottovy .

  9. Are McDonald's and Yum Opportunities Today?

    Concerns over a key supplier to both Yum and McDonald’s in China have hurt sales and stock prices in the short run, but Morningstar's R.J . Hottovy expects the firms to bounce back.

  10. 3 Reasons to Stay Bullish on eBay

    Management’s response to the Marketplaces data breach, the firm’s impressive gains in payment and mobile volumes, and its capital-allocation efforts are reasons why Morningstar’s R.J . Hottovy is maintaining a long-term positive outlook for the firm.

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