SBUX : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. The Top 4 Starbucks Shareholders (SBUX)

    May 24, 2016
    Learn about the origins of Starbucks Corporation, its focus on continuing to grow, and the top five individual shareholders ...
  2. Are Mall Retailer Stocks Winning or Losing?

    May 16, 2016
    Mall stocks are hurting. But not all malls are dying. Here's what the mall of the future will look like and which retail ...
  3. Starbucks Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (SBUX)

    May 13, 2016
    Find out how Starbucks became a giant in the coffee industry and how partnering with international key suppliers helps the ...
  4. Starbucks Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    May 8, 2016
    Discover how five of Starbucks' key customers help keep the coffee giant competitive worldwide by offering a variety of food ...
  5. Where Does Sheryl Sandberg Keep Her Money? (FB, GOOG)

    May 7, 2016
    Find out how billionaire Sheryl Sandberg’s major investments, from stock to real estate, continue to help her wealth grow ...
  6. Starbucks Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    May 6, 2016
    Discover the capital structure analysis for Starbucks Corporation, and learn how it generated a 47% increase in enterprise ...
  7. Starbucks Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (SBUX)

    May 2, 2016
    Starbucks will send its dividend payment on May 20 to shareholders of record as of May 5.
  8. Is Costco Ready for a Membership Fee Increase?

    April 25, 2016
    To offset the impact of slowing sales, Costco (NASDAQ: COST) is going to be raising its annual membership fees next year ...
  9. Starbucks Testing New Store Concepts in Chicago

    April 25, 2016
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) closed 2015 with over 12,500 stores in the United States. Compare that to rival Panera Bread, which ...
  10. Starbucks Stock: An Earnings Case Study (SBUX)

    April 22, 2016
    Learn how Starbucks has generated sales and earnings growth each year. Consider how the company measures average ticket sales ...
  11. Chinese Investment Group Wants to Buy Yum! China

    April 22, 2016
    Doing business in China has been a bit of a holy grail for American companies. It's a very lucrative market with a growing ...
  12. Starbucks' Revenue Comes Up Cold (SBUX)

    April 21, 2016
    Starbucks shows solid transaction growth but misses revenue target.
  13. Starbucks Earnings Coming Up, What to Expect? (SBUX)

    April 21, 2016
    The fact that Starbucks' projected full-year 2016 earnings growth rate is about four times the rise in S&P 500 index justifies ...
  14. Starbucks Flashing Mixed Messages Ahead of Earnings (SBUX)

    April 15, 2016
    Starbucks has held up well since topping out in October 2015, but the price pattern shows structural instability.
  15. McDonald's Plans to Sell Its South Korean Unit

    April 13, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) could sell part of its South Korean unit soon, according to a recent report in the Korea Herald. ...
  16. Dunkin' and Starbucks Loyalty Programs Collide

    April 12, 2016
    Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) wants to steal some attention from Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX).  On the day its rival rolled ...
  17. McDonald's Tests Coffee Shots in Dunkin's Backyard

    April 8, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) recently started adding flavored coffee shots to its McCafe menus in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, ...
  18. Wal-Mart Joins Conga Line Pledging Cage-Free Eggs

    April 8, 2016
    At this rate, within 10 years, there should only be cage-free eggs on supermarket store shelves and served in restaurants. ...
  19. Starbucks Bringing Its Roastery Concept to NYC

    April 7, 2016
    With its Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has created a location that works on multiple ...
  20. 3 Consumer Discretionary Funds to Bet on Increased Consumer Spending ...

    March 31, 2016
    Discover the top four consumer discretionary funds positioned to rebound on the back of the rise in consumer spending and ...
  21. Starbucks Vs. Dunkin' Donuts: Comparing Business Models (SBUX, ...

    March 31, 2016
    Learn about the business models of Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. Discover how franchising and growth strategies impact these ...
  22. Starbucks Sets Launch Date for New Loyalty Program

    March 25, 2016
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has one of the best, if not the actual best, loyalty programs in existence, and it's always a risk ...
  23. McDonald's Hopes Rewards Will Lure in Customers

    March 25, 2016
    If a loyalty rewards program worked for Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN), why not McDonald's (NYSE: ...
  24. Starbucks to Launch Branded Visa Card

    March 24, 2016
    Having created turmoil by changing the terms of its popular membership loyalty rewards program, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) ...
  25. Starbucks Expands Rewards Program Beyond Stores (SBUX, V)

    March 24, 2016
    Investors are likely hoping its new rewards program can be rewarding in the long term.
  26. Federal Lawsuit Claims Starbucks Underfills Lattes

    March 21, 2016
    Customers ordering tall, venti, or even a grande at Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) may not be getting the drink they paid for, ...
  27. Starbucks Stock Climbs Despite Valuation Concerns (SBUX)

    March 21, 2016
    In my view, management's aggressive growth plans is one reason Starbucks, which added 528 new stores last quarter, deserves ...
  28. Dunkin' and Starbucks Go Seasonal for Spring

    March 17, 2016
    During the fall, both Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) pursue similar strategies when it comes ...
  29. Yum! Brands Is Bringing Taco Bell to China

    March 17, 2016
    How do you translate "bean and cheese burrito" into Mandarin Chinese? That's actually a pressing question for restaurant ...
  30. Facebook to Abandon U.K. Tax-Reduction Scheme (FB, FCAU)

    March 4, 2016
    Facebook Inc. (FB) will no longer book sales to its largest UK advertising clients in Ireland, the BBC reported Friday. The ...
  31. Starbucks Opens Its First Shop in Italy (SBUX)

    February 29, 2016
    Roughly 33 years after Howard Schultz was inspired on a trip to Milan to start his coffee-chain giant, Starbucks will open ...
  32. Starbucks Stock Could Jump 21%, Says Analyst (SBUX)

    February 22, 2016
    The fact that Starbucks' digital initiatives can fuel more profits in the quarters ahead makes the stock -- down 4% year-to-date ...
  33. The Starbucks Value Chain Model (SBUX)

    February 19, 2016
    A value chain is a series of activities that add value to a product during every step of production.
  34. Starbucks Growing "Streamlined" Express Concept

    February 18, 2016
    Sometimes, one of Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) strongest selling points -- its incredibly diverse and endlessly customizable ...
  35. Starbucks: Profiting One Cup at a Time (SBUX)

    February 13, 2016
    Starbucks is everywhere. But is it a worthwhile business? Ask the shareholders who've made it one of the world's most successful ...
  36. The Top 4 Large Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (SBUX, MCD)

    February 8, 2016
    Learn about the top four large-cap restaurant stocks for 2016 and economic factors that could impact the industry over the ...
  37. The World's Top 10 Restaurant Companies (MCD,SBUX)

    January 25, 2016
    Read about the world's top 10 restaurant companies, complete with a brief summary of each and its corresponding ticker symbol.
  38. Starbuck Blames Paris Attacks for Poor Euro Area Sales

    January 25, 2016
    Despite exceptional growth in the the U.S., Seattle-based coffee chain Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) has posted weak second quarter ...
  39. China Loves Starbucks

    January 22, 2016
    China's growth may be slowing, but Starbucks in China is on a meteoric rise. This is why.
  40. Openings and closings of America's favorite chains

    January 19, 2016
    As we enter 2016, consumer giants Wal-Mart and Starbucks are starting the year closing and opening several locations, respectively.
  41. Starbucks to Report Q4 Earnings: What to Expect

    January 19, 2016
    Shares of the world’s largest coffee chain can give an immediate jolt to any portfolio on an earnings beat Thursday.
  42. Why These Are the Top 3 Beverage Stocks of 2016

    January 11, 2016
    These three beverage stocks offer the best potential in 2016.
  43. Starbucks Goes Healthier Due to Customer Demand

    January 8, 2016
    While listening to customers should be something all businesses do, in many cases, companies think they know what their ...
  44. 4 Best Coffee Stocks for 2016 (SBUX, DNKN)

    December 31, 2015
    Discover the best coffee stocks that can give your returns a caffeinated lift, and learn whether Starbucks has any real competition.
  45. 3 Popular Consumers Stocks in 2015 (AMZN, SBUX)

    December 31, 2015
    Find out what makes Amazon, Starbucks and The Home Depot three popular consumer stocks in 2015 and how they may remain so ...
  46. Analyzing Starbucks' Return on Equity (SBUX)

    December 18, 2015
    Understand what factors affected increases in Starbucks Corporation's return on equity and how Starbucks compares to its ...
  47. Why Did Starbucks Partner with Lyft?

    December 16, 2015
    Learn more about the pending partnership between coffee giant Starbucks and three-year-old transportation company Lyft, and ...
  48. Dunkin' Donuts Moving to All Cage-Free Eggs (DNKN, PNRA)

    December 9, 2015
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) plans to use 100% cage-free eggs for its U.S. locations by 2025. The coffee and doughnut chain ...
  49. Is Starbucks Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (SBUX)

    December 9, 2015
    Find out if Starbucks stock is a suitable investment for an IRA and whether it matches the characteristics ideal for a traditional ...
  50. Analyzing Porter's 5 Forces on Starbucks (SBUX)

    December 8, 2015
    Examine the industry position of Starbucks Coffee Company from the perspective of the company using the Porter's Five Forces ...
  51. Stocks react as E. coli epidemic spreads (CMG, COST)

    December 8, 2015
    Analysts react with sentiments ranging from worrisome to nonchalant as a recent E. coli outbreak spreads from Chipotle to ...
  52. EU Investigating McDonald's Tax Deal

    December 3, 2015
    While being a Hamburglar seems to carry very little in the way of real consequences, dodging taxes tends to raise the ire ...
  53. A Closer Look at Starbucks

    December 3, 2015
    Starbucks has had an outstanding run in recent years. But have its shares become too expensive for new shareholders?
  54. Starbucks Pulled Into Costco E. coli Scare

    December 2, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has removed its turkey panini from its holiday food menu in some locations as it may contain celery ...
  55. If You Had Invested Right After Starbucks' IPO (SBUX)

    December 2, 2015
    Learn how Starbucks has achieved over a 26% annual growth rate since its IPO and its plans for continuing its record-breaking ...
  56. How Profitable Is Pumpkin Spice Latte for Starbucks?

    November 13, 2015
    The immensely popular pumpkin spice latte has been called a "harbinger of the season." But how much money does Starbucks ...
  57. How Starbucks' Secondary Products Will Help It Grow Globally ...

    November 11, 2015
    Discover how acquisitions and product diversification have helped Starbucks capture significant international market share ...
  58. How Has Starbucks' Investment in Its Employees Paid Off? (SBUX)

    November 11, 2015
    Discover how Starbucks' generous employee benefits have helped attract and retain the best talent, leading to benefits for ...
  59. Starbucks' 6 Key Financial Ratios (SBUX)

    November 10, 2015
    Discover the key financial ratios that are important when analyzing the financial health, profitability and efficiency of ...
  60. The Long Tail Effect From Starbucks Holiday Drinks (SBUX, PNRA)

    November 4, 2015
    While fall's Pumpkin Spice Latte may be Starbucks' (NASDAQ: SBUX) best-selling seasonal drink, its suite of holiday beverages ...
  61. 5 CEOs Who Returned to Save the Day (AAPL, GOOG)

    November 4, 2015
    Instead of toying with trial and error, many struggling companies have adopted a tried and true "founder knows best" strategy, ...
  62. Panera Trying to Catch Starbucks in Digital Realm (PNRA, SBUX)

    November 2, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has been a digital leader in pioneering the use of its app for in-store purchases and recently ...
  63. Starbucks: Riding "Fang-tastic" Halloween High (SBUX)

    October 28, 2015
    Starbucks shares are up 40% in 2015 so far. Is it wise to purchase Starbucks shares?
  64. Who Are McDonald’s Main Competitors?

    October 28, 2015
    Find out which companies are McDonald's closest competitors. Learn about the largest fast food chains in the world and which ...
  65. Starbucks Fights Back With New Seasonal Drinks (SBUX, DNKN)

    October 27, 2015
    Over the past few years, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has battled rivals Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Panera Bread (NASDAQ: ...
  66. Starbucks Replacing Square With JPMorgan Chase

    October 26, 2015
    After a slow, very public fallout with Square, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has signed a new deal to move its non-mobile payment ...
  67. Why Keurig Green Mountain Created Free-Trade Zones (GMCR, SBUX)

    October 26, 2015
    Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) recently unveiled plans to create four free trade zones (FTZs) in Seattle, Virginia, ...
  68. McDonald's, Starbucks Support Climate Change Plan

    October 22, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) have joined 79 other companies in the United States in signing the American ...
  69. Starbucks and Square Part Ways in Mobile Payments (SBUX, PYPL)

    October 21, 2015
    Payment processing company Square recently stated that it won't renew its partnership with coffee giant, Starbucks (NASDAQ: ...
  70. Starbucks and Fiat May Owe $34m Each in Back Taxes

    October 21, 2015
    Wednesday's decision by European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager may curb, if not ultimately put an end to, ...
  71. Ferrari IPO and Corporate Earnings Rev up Stocks (FCAU, SBUX)

    October 21, 2015
    Today, the much anticipated Ferarri IPO will begin trading at the New York Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol RACE.
  72. Starbucks Positions for Major Growth in Germany (SBUX, TGT)

    October 20, 2015
    Starbucks' (NASDAQ: SBUX) German customers will soon enjoy more locations where they can purchase their lattes, cappuccinos, ...
  73. America's Top CEOs and Their College Degrees

    October 20, 2015
    You might expect all of America's top CEOs to have a business degree from an Ivy League school, but they hail from a variety ...
  74. Can McDonald's Consumer Buzz Bounce Hold? (CMG, MCD)

    October 16, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) is getting good mileage from the introduction of its all-day breakfast menu, according to a survey ...
  75. Starbucks Brewing Up Revenue Growth in Italy (SBUX)

    October 15, 2015
    Ironically, for a company that has borrowed Italian names for its products and serving sizes, coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ: ...
  76. Can a Starbucks Delivery Service Actually Succeed? (SBUX, DPZ)

    October 14, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) is going vertical. This week, it launched its much-anticipated delivery service with a test run ...
  77. Top 6 Companies Owned by Starbucks (SBUX)

    October 14, 2015
    Read about some of the most important subsidiary companies in the Starbucks family, and learn a little more about how they ...
  78. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Starbucks Stock (SBUX)

    October 14, 2015
    Read about the primary risks facing stockholders or aspiring stockholders of Starbucks Corporation, including international ...
  79. Who Are Starbucks’ Main Competitors? (SBUX)

    October 13, 2015
    Examine the current state of Starbucks in relation to its major competitors in the coffee shop business, including Dunkin' ...
  80. Why Starbucks Turned to Tech Industry for Its CTO (SBUX, ADBE)

    October 12, 2015
    Starbucks' (NASDAQ: SBUX) pick for its new chief technology officer says a lot about how important the company considers ...
  81. Has Coffee Finally Caught A Break? (DNKN, JO)

    October 8, 2015
    Coffee prices have tumbled due to Brazil's weak currency, but a recent rally may inspire some hope. If prices do rise, will ...
  82. 4 Quick Service Restaurants for Your Portfolio (CMG, PNRA)

    October 7, 2015
    Learn about the four quick service restaurants with attractive investment theses and growth prospects that can be valuable ...
  83. Panera Plans Growth Beyond Its Stores (PNRA, DNKN)

    October 5, 2015
    Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) wants to build out its catering, consumer packaged goods, and delivery streams into $1 billion ...
  84. Yum! Brands Taco Bell Takes Ordering Online

    September 30, 2015
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) has a new website,, that allows visitors to order and pay from their tablet or computer, something ...
  85. Why Is Starbucks Expanding Its Evening Menu? (SBUX)

    September 29, 2015
    Discover how Starbucks aims to increase revenue growth by $1 billion over the next fiscal year with new and improved evening ...
  86. Starbucks Mobile Order/Pay Now Goes National (SBUX, MCD)

    September 24, 2015
    Generally considered a leader in getting customers to use its technology to increase sales and loyalty, Starbucks (NASDAQ: ...
  87. Starbucks Signs a Strategic Partnership in France (SBUX)

    September 22, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has just announced a partnership with French retail chain Monoprix. The coffee giant will start ...
  88. Starbucks Program Looks to Promote From Within (SBUX)

    September 15, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has an aggressive training program designed to give select assistant managers the skills needed ...
  89. 10 Restaurants that Could Deliver Big Gains (BJRI, SBUX)

    September 14, 2015
    These 10 restaurants delivered big earnings gains in the second quarter. But what's their investing outlook going forward? ...
  90. Is Keurig Green Mountain Trying to Dodge Taxes? (GMCR, SBUX)

    September 8, 2015
    Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) could dramatically reduce its tax bill with its planned move to Switzerland, according ...
  91. Why You Should Buy In Gentrifying Neighborhoods 

    September 3, 2015
    Living in a gentrifying area has many benefits, not least of which is a property's investment potential.
  92. Starbucks Finds a New Partner in Puerto Rico (SBUX)

    August 25, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has been successful in rapidly expanding into new markets by allowing experienced local operators ...
  93. Starbucks Kicks Alcohol Sales Into High Gear (SBUX)

    August 24, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has begun its radical transformation this week, accelerating the rollout of its Evenings concept ...
  94. Panera Matches Rival in Changing Pumpkin Latte (PNRA, SBUX)

    August 21, 2015
    As part of an overall plan to offer "clean" beverages, Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) has changed the recipe for its Pumpkin ...
  95. Starbucks Changes a Popular Seasonal Product (SBUX)

    August 20, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has made a change to what may be its most popular seasonal drink that may shock its customers. ...
  96. McDonald's Finally Launches a Loyalty App

    August 18, 2015
    Investors might want to ask McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), "What took you so long?" The fast food chain is launching a loyalty ...
  97. Invest in These 5 Industries When Oil Is Cheap

    August 18, 2015
    Airline and transportation companies benefit directly from cheap oil. But industries that benefit indirectly from cheap oil ...
  98. Famous Celebrities Who Love Investing (BBY, FB)

    August 18, 2015
    Celebrities have a bit of a bad reputation these days. These five celebrities, though, have used their fame and their money ...
  99. These Are the Top Jobs for Retirees (SBUX)

    August 12, 2015
    Learn some of the best jobs available for retirees who want to stay busy. These include retail, driving, call center work ...
  100. 20 Stocks With The Highest Exposure To China's Lagging Economy

    August 11, 2015
    Investors woke up on Tuesday to a surprise move in China as the country's central bank, The People's Bank of China, devalued ...
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