SBUX : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. In The Week Ahead: The Sector (and Breakout Stock) to Watch as ...

    December 7, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week except for the Nasdaq 100, which lost 0.6%. Technology ...
  2. In The Week Ahead: The Breakout Stock To Watch As We Ring In ...

    December 7, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week except for the Nasdaq 100, which lost 0.6%. Technology ...
  3. Motley Fool Analysts Like Tech, Coffee And More Long-Term Views

    November 5, 2014
    Last Friday's episode of Motley Fool Money, hosted by Chris Hilton, had analysts Jason Moser, Jeff Fischer and Andy Cross ...
  4. A 'Forever Stock' Poised For Global Domination

    November 4, 2014
    The backdrop is Bangkok, Thailand -- where I'm spending a week meeting with colleagues before heading on to Myanmar. I happened ...
  5. Apple Pay Vs. PayPal And Others: The Race For Mobile Payment ...

    October 20, 2014
    The mobile payment industry will shift into high gear as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: game-changer for small businesses, but what ...
  6. Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry ...

    October 13, 2014
    Are Cost-Control Measures Driving Consumer Staples? - Industry Outlook
  7. Starbucks Could Pop 18% This Year -- Here's Your Playbook

    August 4, 2014
    As an analyst who combines technical and fundamental analysis, I light up when I see a stock with solid fundamental growth ...
  8. Half-way Through the S&P 500 - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 25, 2014
    We now have Q2 results from 226 S&P 500 members that combined account for 53% of the index's total market capitalization.
  9. 15 Companies That Are Killing It With Equal Rights

    July 2, 2014
    The Supreme Court's decision on Monday, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, exempted some companies from offering contraceptive ...
  10. Income Play On Starbucks Could Earn 190%

    May 5, 2014
    Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) has stalled out following an 85%-plus run from its October 2012 low to the November 2013 high. For ...
  11. Grasping a Good Sense About Q1 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 25, 2014
    The key takeaway, including morning reports from Ford (F) and Moody's (MCO) is that there is not much growth and the outlook ...
  12.  Once an innovator, McDonald's new products like Mighty Wings and McWraps aren't whetting consumer appetites.

    McDonald's Can No Longer Thrive on Just Burgers And Fries

    March 20, 2014
    Once an innovator, McDonald's new products like Mighty Wings and McWraps aren't whetting consumer appetites. The burger chain ...
  13. A Stock To Own In Any Market... With 'The Most Loyal Customers ...

    March 10, 2014
    Would you pay $1,225 for a gift card worth $400?It sounds ridiculous. No one should be willing to exchange over a grand in ...
  14. Bear of the Day: Tim Horton's (THI) - Bear of the Day

    March 3, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Tim Horton's (THI) - Bear of the Day
  15. For investors, the time could be right to add a jolt of java to their holdings.

    Giving Your Portfolio A Jolt With Coffee

    February 26, 2014
    The world continues to drink more coffee. Yet, supplies continue to drop. The recent weather issues are exacerbating those ...
  16. Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 18, 2014
    Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  17. Earnings in Focus This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 20, 2014
    The focus this week will be on corporate earnings as the 2013 Q4 reporting cycle ramps up, with 69 S&P 500 members are ...
  18. the global economy seems to be finally firing on all cylinders

    The Time For Cyclical Stocks Is Now

    November 25, 2013
    Its official, the data is pointing towards the next phase of the business cycle- economic expansion. That means, it’s time ...
  19. Why Starbucks Is Still A Growth Stock

    November 25, 2013
    The number of Starbucks coffee shops that flooded the market during the mid-2000s was almost comical. In 2008, there were ...
  20. Potbelly Sandwich Shop's goal is to create toasty sandwiches to order using high quality meats, cheeses and veggies and get the patron through the line really fast.

    Five Reasons Not To Bite Into Potbelly's IPO

    September 25, 2013
    Potbelly Corporation set the terms for its IPO September 23. If you include the underwriters over-allotment, the Chicago-based ...
  21. McDonald's And Other Restaurant Stocks To Sell Now (DRI, MCD, ...

    September 24, 2013
    New research from Oppenheimer suggests that many leisure stocks may be overpriced now. The analysts suggest that investors ...
  22. Outerwall's Stock Tanks: Time To Buy?

    September 18, 2013
    Outerwall, the maker of Redbox and Coinstar automated kiosks, seriously reduced its third quarter and full-year revenue and ...
  23. Starbucks Shows Why It's Starbucks

    July 26, 2013
    Starbucks Shows Why It's Starbucks by Stephen D. Simpson, CFA Alright, Will Ashworth, you win this round! One quarter ...
  24. Noodles Doubles In IPO Debut: Time To Sell?

    July 3, 2013
    Fast Casual restaurant chain Noodles and Company (Nasdaq:NDLS) priced its IPO June 27 at $18. In its first day of trading ...
  25. Starbucks to Expand in Malaysia - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    Starbucks plans to open 100 new stores in Malaysia over the next four years.
  26. Darden's California Fight A Huge Mistake

    June 24, 2013
    Darden CEO Clarence Otis is fighting California's passage of Assembly Bill 880, which prevents large companies from cutting ...
  27. Express Rides Fashion Star To Online Success

    May 31, 2013
    Specialty retailer Express announced first quarter earnings May 30 that beat the consensus estimate. Not only that but it ...
  28. Better Margins Are Nice, But Are Green Mountain Investors Too ...

    May 9, 2013
    Are investors going to get scalded by this Starbucks-Green Mountain deal?
  29. Starbucks: A Premium Worth Paying

    April 29, 2013
    Starbucks delivered record second-quarter results April 25. With every part of its business doing well (Europe excepted), ...
  30. Starbucks' Special Model Is Valuable, But Maybe Not This Valuable

    April 26, 2013
    Starbucks continues to deliver good execution, but the valuation demands greatness.
  31. Is Lululemon's Chief Product Officer to Blame For Sheer Debacle?

    April 5, 2013
    Lululemon announced April 3 that Chief Product Officer Sheree Waterson was leaving the company as of April 15. Assigning ...
  32. Is it Time To See Through Lululemon?

    March 20, 2013
    Lululemon has pulled 17% of its women's bottoms due to a quality problem. It turns out that its latest batch of black luon ...
  33. Starbucks Expands in India - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) recently announced the opening of yet another Starbucks store in the lucrative Indian market, ...
  34. Yum! Brands Still Has Indigestion, But Investors Have An Opportunity

    February 7, 2013
    A sharp drop in guidance for 2013 will spook investors, but may create a bargain.
  35. Krispy Kreme Opens In India

    January 24, 2013
    Krispy Kreme opens in Bangalore with its partners expected to deliver up to 80 outlets. The future continues to look bright. ...
  36. Take a Breather Before Earnings Deluge - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    With the markets closed today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the earnings season takes the day off as the reporting flood ...
  37. Krispy Kreme Forays into India - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    Finally, India has got its first Krispy Kreme Doughnut Inc. (KKD) franchised outlet in the city of Bangalore. The latest ...
  38. McDonald's Opens For Christmas: A Sure Sign Business Is Maxed ...

    December 20, 2012
    McDonald's urges franchisees to open Christmas Day.
  39. Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks ...

    December 17, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has increased 0.5%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.6%; and the Dow has moved ...
  40. Bull Vs. Bear - The Special Dividend Tactic Is Just A Knee-Jerk ...

    December 7, 2012
    The markets are littered with companies that waste money overpaying for share repurchases and corporate acquisitions.
  41. Big Valuation/Small Miss Wrong Combo For The Fresh Market

    November 29, 2012
    The Fresh Market trips over its own valuation.
  42. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Gives The Street A Jolt

    November 28, 2012
    Green Mountain may not be as doomed as the shorts hope.
  43. Starbucks Is in a Tight Range between the 50 and 200 Day Moving ...

    November 28, 2012
    New York, November 28th (TradersHuddle.com) - Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) closed the trading day at $50.21, near ...
  44. Starbucks to Buy Back 25M Shares - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    Coffee giant Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) recently announced that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of ...
  45. Starbucks Buys Teavana For $620 Million

    November 16, 2012
    Starbucks is expanding its tea business. Is this a good thing?
  46. Should You Invest In Starbucks Or Arkansas Best?

    November 2, 2012
    As long as its management continues to stay solid, and its employers remember to treat its employees right and deliver a ...
  47. Starbucks Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview

    October 29, 2012
    Starbucks (Nasdaq:SBUX) is expected to report increased earnings when it releases its fourth quarter results on Thursday, ...
  48. Monster Gets A Jolt From Death Reports

    October 23, 2012
    Monster's stock lost 14% of its value October 22 on news that several people may have died from consuming one or more of ...
  49. Starbucks Opens First Store In India

    October 22, 2012
    Starbucks opened it first store in India on October 19. What does the 50/50 partnership mean for its future?
  50. BH Subsidiary to Debut in UAE - Analyst Blog

    October 12, 2012
    Steak n Shake Operations Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Biglari Holdings Inc. (BH), recently announced that it has inked ...
  51. Opacity Doesn't Help The Cause At Bed Bath & Beyond

    September 20, 2012
    Not only is Bed Bath & Beyond seeing slower comp growth and uncertain margins, but the company is doing a disservice ...
  52. Starbucks Formed a Bearish Engulfing Candle

    September 17, 2012
    New York, September 17th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) ended the trading session lower ...
  53. Caribou Coffee Expands in Chicagoland - Analyst Blog

    September 12, 2012
    Caribou Coffee Company Inc. (CBOU) remains geared up to expand its presence in one of its key markets, Chicago, with its ...
  54. The Market Seems To Have Shifted From Blind Love To Blind Fear ...

    September 7, 2012
    VeriFone may not be the darling it once was, but that's not a bad thing for value-oriented investors.
  55. The Market Has More Than Caught Up With Williams-Sonoma

    August 23, 2012
    The Street seems a little too enthusiastic regarding Williams-Sonoma's turnaround. However, so long as the financial momentum ...
  56. Bull Vs. Bear - Don't Expect A Mobile Payment Revolution

    August 21, 2012
    Not enough Americans own smartphones for the mobile payment revolution to really take off.
  57. Bull Vs. Bear - The Mobile Payment Revolution Is Coming

    August 21, 2012
    With more and more people living so much more of their lives through their smartphones, it seems inevitable that the U.S. ...
  58. Bull Vs. Bear: Why The Coffee Business Is A Buy

    July 31, 2012
    The coffee business should not be blamed for Green Mountain's failures, as the present conditions are good for businesses ...
  59. Bull Vs. Bear: Now Is Not The Time To Invest In Coffee

    July 31, 2012
    Now is the wrong time to invest in the coffee industry due to the near-term risks that it faces.
  60. Starbucks' Third Quarter Earnings Report

    July 26, 2012
    Starbucks (Nasdaq:SBUX) announced its results for the third quarter on July 26, 2012. Starbucks purchases, roasts and sells ...
  61. Peet's Lawsuits Unfounded

    July 24, 2012
    Peet's is being taken private by Joh. A Benckiser. Law firms are threatening litigation to improve the offer.
  62. Big Movers on the Consumer/Non-Cyclical Sector Today, Including ...

    July 23, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has declined 1.9%; the S&P 500 has decreased 1.3%; and the Dow has ...
  63. Mind The Moving Parts At Yum!

    July 20, 2012
    Yum!'s growth story is still intact, but the valuation already includes that.
  64. eBay Delivers Another Good Quarter - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    eBay Inc. (EBAY) reported second quarter earnings of 51 cents including share-based compensation (SBC), which exceeded the ...
  65. 5 Dividend ETFs for the Second Half

    July 2, 2012
    It was a tumultuous second quarter for equities as the SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE: SPY) fell almost 3.2 percent, but dividend ...
  66. Be Socially Responsible And Be Wealthy

    June 29, 2012
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  67. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on June 28, 2012

    June 28, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has fallen 1.5%, the S&P 500 is down 0.9% and the Dow has declined 1%. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...
  68. 4 Socially Responsible Stocks To Watch

    June 26, 2012
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  69. Bull Vs. Bear: Apple Set To Soon Hit $1,000

    June 18, 2012
    Read the bullish take on whether or not Apple's stock is a smart buy at today's price.
  70. Favorite Retail Stocks

    June 8, 2012
    With U.S. consumer spending continuing to post gains, these retail stocks could be big winners, if the trend continues.
  71. Cashing In On Payment Companies

    June 4, 2012
    As payment processing numbers fall, there are new opportunities available.
  72. Be Socially Responsible And Be Wealthy

    May 30, 2012
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  73. Time To Cash In After Whole Foods Stock Sale

    May 15, 2012
    Whole Foods remains an excellent company with a phenomenal future ahead of it.
  74. 3 Reasons Middleby Isn't Middle Of The Road

    April 30, 2012
    The maker of commercial cooking equipment continues to deliver stellar earnings. Here are three reasons to own its stock, ...
  75. Chipotle Just Keeps Getting Hotter

    April 20, 2012
    Chipotle's results continue to be the exception in the restaurant industry, but valuation has been inflated by excitement ...
  76. 12 Stocks Riding Today's Power Trends

    April 18, 2012
    Track the intersection of demographics, economics, and psychographics to follow global changes, advises Chris Versace, editor ...
  77. The Most Overbought Nasdaq 100 Stocks

    March 28, 2012
    Close proximity to technically overbought levels makes these strong Nasdaq 100 performers high-risk buys at current levels, ...
  78. Four Socially Responsible Stocks To Watch

    March 21, 2012
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  79. Arcos Dorados Feels The Squeeze

    March 8, 2012
    Arcos Dorados has some near-term pain, but above-average potential for long-term gain.
  80. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    February 14, 2012
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  81. Dunkin' Brands Definitely A Hot Cup Of Coffee

    February 14, 2012
    Dunkin' has great growth potential, but major expectations to match.
  82. Yum! Brands Gives Its Skeptics Indigestion

    February 9, 2012
    Yum! saw fine growth in the fourth quarter, largely due to its successful operations in China, and its stock is fairly valued. ...
  83. Chipotle Still Sizzling

    February 3, 2012
    While Chipotle will likely see strong business in 2012, an investment in the fast food company may not be as hot.
  84. America's Caffeine Cravings Keep The Coffee Industry Growing

    January 26, 2012
    Five major coffee stocks that have seen very significant levels of growth in the last year.
  85. Lululemon: Large Cap In Waiting?

    January 13, 2012
    Lululemon raised fourth quarter guidance January 10 and its stock took off. The company is now $1.3 billion shy of reaching ...
  86. Krispy Kreme: Slow And Steady Wins The Race

    January 10, 2012
    Krispy Kreme was upgraded January 6 by Stephens. It's one more sign its slow and steady rebound will win the race.
  87. Panera Heads North Of The Border

    January 10, 2012
    Panera continues its Canadian expansion after opening three bakery-cafés in the Toronto-area in 2011, with five more planned ...
  88. 3 Not So Obvious Reasons To Own Berkshire Hathaway

    November 10, 2011
    Berkshire Hathaway, despite its critics, has plenty of untapped potential.
  89. David Einhorn's New Target: Green Mountain

    October 21, 2011
    Einhorn's case doesn't hinge on valuation alone but rather accounting and other issues about the future growth of this company. ...
  90. A Portfolio Cup Of Joe

    October 18, 2011
    With global demand for coffee continuing to rise and poor weather threatening supplies, coffee prices have nowhere to go ...
  91. Five Socially Responsible Stocks

    September 28, 2011
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  92. Krispy Kreme A Little Bit Sweeter

    August 31, 2011
    Krispy Kreme continues to make strides in a solid, ongoing comeback. The company posted impressive gains as it battled commodity ...
  93. McDonald's Continues To Reinvent

    July 28, 2011
    McDonalds continues to defy the normal rules of growth and leverage.
  94. The Best Coffee Stock

    June 27, 2011
    Choose the best coffee stock to own now.
  95. Percolating Coffee Profits

    June 23, 2011
    With global demand rising and supplies still threatened by poor weather, coffee prices will continue to rise. For investors, ...
  96. Can Arby's Ever Find A Stable Home?

    June 14, 2011
    Arby's passes to yet another buyer in the hopes of a lasting turnaround.
  97. M-Commerce Continues To Grow

    June 7, 2011
    As smartphone adoption continues to grow, so will M-Commerce. As the mobile landscape expands, investors may want to consider ...
  98. Yum Goes Deeper Into China

    May 17, 2011
    Yum's offer to buy Chinese restaurant chain Little Sheep will extend Yum's considerable presence in China.
  99. Coke Runs Into Rising Expectations

    April 29, 2011
    Coke had another good quarter but was slowed down some by rising input costs.
  100. Krispy Kreme’s Missed Opportunity

    April 6, 2011
    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts came up with its first profitable year in over a half-dozen, unfortunately the recent quarter came ...
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