SBUX : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. How Has Starbucks' Investment in Its Employees Paid Off?

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

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

    November 4, 2015
    While fall's Pumpkin Spice Latte may be Starbucks' (NASDAQ: SBUX) best-selling seasonal drink, its suite of holiday beverages ...
  6. 5 CEOs Who Returned to Save the Day

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

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

    October 28, 2015
    Starbucks shares are up 40% in 2015 so far. Is it wise to purchase Starbucks shares?
  9. 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 ...
  10. Starbucks Fights Back With New Seasonal Drinks

    October 27, 2015
    Over the past few years, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has battled rivals Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Panera Bread (NASDAQ: ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Why Keurig Green Mountain Created Free-Trade Zones

    October 26, 2015
    Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) recently unveiled plans to create four free trade zones (FTZs) in Seattle, Virginia, ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. Starbucks and Square Part Ways in Mobile Payments

    October 21, 2015
    Payment processing company Square recently stated that it won't renew its partnership with coffee giant, Starbucks (NASDAQ: ...
  15. 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, ...
  16. Ferrari IPO and Corporate Earnings Rev up Stocks

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

    October 20, 2015
    Starbucks' (NASDAQ: SBUX) German customers will soon enjoy more locations where they can purchase their lattes, cappuccinos, ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Can McDonald's Consumer Buzz Bounce Hold?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...
  27. 4 Quick Service Restaurants for Your Portfolio

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

    October 5, 2015
    Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) wants to build out its catering, consumer packaged goods, and delivery streams into $1 billion ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Why Is Starbucks Expanding Its Evening Menu?

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

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

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

    September 15, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has an aggressive training program designed to give select assistant managers the skills needed ...
  34. 10 Restaurants that Could Deliver Big Gains

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

    September 8, 2015
    Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) could dramatically reduce its tax bill with its planned move to Switzerland, according ...
  36. 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.
  37. Starbucks Finds a New Partner in Puerto Rico

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

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

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

    August 20, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has made a change to what may be its most popular seasonal drink that may shock its customers. ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. Famous Celebrities Who Love Investing

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

    August 12, 2015
    Learn some of the best jobs available for retirees who want to stay busy. These include retail, driving, call center work ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. Starbucks CEO on What America Needs in a President

    August 10, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz has never been afraid to immerse himself and his company in politics. The company ...
  47. Krispy Kreme Expands Its Grocery Store Push

    August 3, 2015
    Following its major coffee rivals Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks, Krispy Kreme Donuts (NYSE: KKD) has extended its reach to ...
  48. Starbucks Loyalty Program Members Get a Good Read

    August 3, 2015
    Forget dinner and a movie. At Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), it is going to be a cup of coffee and the morning news. Continuing ...
  49. Starbucks Growth Is a Red Flag for Keurig

    July 31, 2015
    Already reeling from poor customer acceptance of its newest coffee brew system and criticized for a botched rollout of a ...
  50. Starbucks Ready for RTD Sales in Latin America

    July 30, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) does not have a coffee shop on every corner in Latin America as it seems to have here in the U.S., ...
  51. Falling Coffee Prices Are Creating Opportunity

    July 28, 2015
    Falling coffee prices is creating an opportunity for strategic traders. We'll take a look at some ideas.
  52. Starbucks Tops Earnings Estimates

    July 27, 2015
    Coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) recently reported third quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates on both the top ...
  53. AMC Entertainment CEO to Step Down

    July 27, 2015
    AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) is in the market for a new leader. The company announced that its existing president and CEO, ...
  54. What Starbucks' Deal With Lyft Means For Customers

    July 23, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) already had a generous customer loyalty program. The system rewards users with stars for making ...
  55. GoPro & Extreme Sports' Hella Gnarly Relationship

    July 21, 2015
    This totally gnarly article will examine the close-knit relationship between GoPro and extreme sports, and how this partnership ...
  56. Starbucks Plans Stores in Under-Represented Areas

    July 20, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) may soon be coming to locations where you may not have expected an upscale coffeehouse. The company ...
  57. Starbucks Is Coming to South Africa

    July 16, 2015
    While it seems like there is a Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) everywhere (and two in some places), that is only in certain parts ...
  58. Coffee Wars: Starbucks Vs. Keurig Green Mountain

    July 15, 2015
    We look at the very different paths coffee giants Starbucks and Keurig Green Mountain have traveled since the end of the ...
  59. Will Starbucks Customers Accept a Price Hike?

    July 8, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), which already charges premium prices compared to rival coffee sellers like Dunkin' Donuts and ...
  60. Strategies For Playing The Confirmation Trade

    July 7, 2015
    Trends often escalate when the confirmation process is completed after a breakout or breakdown.
  61. Dunkin' Beats Starbucks in Customer Satisfaction

    July 3, 2015
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) compete for the same customers. One chain has an upscale image ...
  62. How Airlines & Hotels Will Benefit From Cuban Tourism

    June 12, 2015
    The U.S. Treasury department just gave Carnival Cruise Lines an OK to sail to Cuba. Is this the start of a travel gold rush?
  63. How Google Maps Makes Money

    June 11, 2015
    Find out how Google Maps generates revenue through subtle techniques that many users may not even be aware of.
  64. Unique Ways To Profit From Coffee

    June 3, 2015
    Here are some unconventional ways to profit from one of America's most inelastic commodities--coffee.
  65. How To Make Money With Facebook

    April 17, 2015
    With roughly 1.15 billion users, Facebook is the world’s largest social networking platform and a great resource for savvy ...
  66. Investing in Starbucks: Stock vs. Franchise

    April 15, 2015
    A look at the pros and cons of investing in Starbucks stock or a franchise.
  67. 10 Charts Every Options Investor Needs To See This Week

    April 6, 2015
    Scoreboard Last Thursday was a decent way to end a shortened and red week for the broader markets. However, markets have ...
  68. Apple Pay

    April 1, 2015
    Apple Pay is a payment system, introduced by Apple in September 2014, in which users pay for products and services via NFC ...
  69. Why did Howard Schultz leave Starbucks, only to return eight ...

    March 30, 2015
    Find out why Howard Schultz left Starbucks in 2000, even though he was very successful, and what brought him out of retirement ...
  70. Why Now is the Time for Food and Beverage Stocks

    March 20, 2015
    As volatility rears its ugly head, it's natural to investigate stable sectors such as food and beverages. Here's an appropriately-named ...
  71. Square vs. Stripe

    February 17, 2015
    Square and Stripe are transforming payment processing. However, while similar in many ways, the companies do have their fair ...
  72. Fast Food Versus Fast Casual: Which is More Profitable?

    February 5, 2015
    Between fast food and fine dining lies the rapidly growing fast casual business sector. It's market share is growing. Are ...
  73. EU Probes Tax Laws To Catch Corporate Cheaters

    January 23, 2015
    Recently, the EU has launched an investigation into tax deals between Amazon and the country of Luxembourg.
  74. In The Week Ahead: The One Institution That Dictates The Markets

    January 11, 2015
    In last week's Market Outlook, I warned that stocks could be in for a tough January as long as the market-leading technology ...
  75. Is the Stock Correlation Strategy Effective?

    December 10, 2014
    The synchronized movement among stocks and markets in recent years is challenging diversification.
  76. In The Week Ahead: The Sector (and Breakout Stock) to Watch as ...

    December 7, 2014
  77. In The Week Ahead: The Breakout Stock To Watch As We Ring In ...

    December 7, 2014
  78. Motley Fool Analysts Like Tech, Coffee And More Long-Term Views

    November 5, 2014
  79. A 'Forever Stock' Poised For Global Domination

    November 4, 2014
  80. Coffee Continues To Shine In The Commodities Market

    October 28, 2014
    The coffee market has seen recent selling pressure that has sent the spot price of coffee futures toward key support levels.
  81. Apple Pay Vs. PayPal And Others: The Race For Mobile Payment ...

    October 20, 2014
  82. Entrepreneur Vs. Small Business Owner, Defined

    September 25, 2014
    An entrepreneur is different from a small business owner, and requires a different temperament.
  83. 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 ...
  84. Coffee: The Cost Of A Cup

    July 21, 2014
    A look at what goes into the cost of coffee.
  85. What's the difference between Bollinger Bands® and Keltner Channels?

    July 14, 2014
    In technical analysis, there is a small difference between Keltner Channels and Bollinger Bands®. We'll explain it for you ...
  86. Are Coffee Prices Ready To Boil?

    July 3, 2014
    The spot price of coffee has been under pressure recently, but the numbers show evidence of a move higher. Here's a quick ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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. ...
  89. For Traders, Coffee Is the Other Black Gold

    April 14, 2014
    Spiking coffee prices have boosted investors' portfolios while putting pressure on companies that sell the brewed beverage.
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. Five Questions Investors Should Ask When A CEO Returns

    October 18, 2013
    One of an investor’s most challenging decisions is how to handle the news that a former chief executive officer returns to ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. Income, Value and Growth Stocks

    August 1, 2013
    Investors who buy stocks generally seek one of three criteria: undervalued holdings, growth potential or steady income. The ...
  100. 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 ...
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