Specialty Eateries

(SBUX) Starbucks to Expand in Southeast Asia

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) recently announced plans to open 100 new stores each in Indonesia and Philippines over the next 3-4 years.

The coffee giant plans to expand in the lucrative South-East Asian market by opening 100...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (SBUX) Starbucks to Expand in Southeast Asia | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks Enhances Loyalty Program

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), in its recently held analyst meeting, discussed its plans to integrate the card and loyalty programs across new channels and brands. Moreover, the company re-affirmed its outlook for 2013.

Expanding...

8Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (SBUX) Starbucks Enhances Loyalty Program | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks Remains Neutral

On Mar 5, we maintained a Neutral recommendation on Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), following its fiscal-first quarter 2013 results, which were in line.

Why the Neutral Recommendation?

The coffee giant’s...

18Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (SBUX) Starbucks Remains Neutral | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks Launches New Frozen Beverage

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), and Inventure Foods, Inc. (SNAK) teamed up recently to launch the first blend-at-home frozen coffee in springtime this year. Seattle’s...

26Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (SBUX) Starbucks Launches New Frozen Beverage | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks Closes Teavana Holdings Buy

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) recently announced the closure of its previously-announced deal to acquire Atlanta-based Teavana Holdings, Inc. (TEA), a specialty retailer...

2Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (SBUX) Starbucks Closes Teavana Holdings Buy | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks Boosts Presence in China

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), in pursuit of its aim to launch 1,500 coffee shops in China, recently announced the opening of its 100th store in Beijing. The company also announced the launch...

3Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (SBUX) Starbucks Boosts Presence in China | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks’s Verismo Now in Stores

Coffee giant Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) recently announced that its premium single cup domestic coffee machine, Verismo, will now be available at more than 65% of its retail stores. The Verismo system is a premium machine that will...

3Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (SBUX) Starbucks’s Verismo Now in Stores | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks Store in India by October

Based in Seattle, Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) recently announced that India will see its first Starbucks store in the Horniman Circle area of Mumbai, by the end of October 2012. The store will be owned and operated by Tata Starbucks...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (SBUX) Starbucks Store in India by October | Continued

(PNRA) Panera Bread Declares Share Repurchase

Panera Bread Co. (PNRA), a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada, recently announced a new three-year share repurchase program to buy back up to $600 million worth of its common stock.

This...

18Sep2012 | | Comments Off on (PNRA) Panera Bread Declares Share Repurchase | Continued

(PNRA) Panera Bread Declares Share Repurchase

Panera Bread Co. (PNRA), a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada, recently announced a new three-year share repurchase program to buy back up to $600 million worth of its common stock.

This...

31Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (PNRA) Panera Bread Declares Share Repurchase | Continued

(PNRA) Panera Bread Company – Bull of the Day

We believe Panera Bread Co. (PNRA) remains well positioned to reinvigorate brands, revitalize comparable store sales and accelerate unit growth in the long run. The introduction of a new menu, increased positive impact from media...

29Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (PNRA) Panera Bread Company – Bull of the Day | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks Makes Payments Easy

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) recently announced its partnership with Square, a company that offers credit card readers for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, for enabling smooth credit and debit card transactions. The partnership will...

22Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (SBUX) Starbucks Makes Payments Easy | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks to Open New Facility

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) recently announced that it plans to open its sixth manufacturing unit in Rancho Cucamonga, California toward the end of fiscal 2013. It will will be a juicery costing $70 million and is expected to create...

19Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (SBUX) Starbucks to Open New Facility | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks to Open New Facility in Augusta, Georgia

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) recently announced that it will open a manufacturing unit with a capacity of 4,000 metric tons per year, in Augusta, Georgia, by early 2014. The plant will cost $172 million and is expected to create more...

16Jul2012 | | Comments Off on (SBUX) Starbucks to Open New Facility in Augusta, Georgia | Continued

(SBUX) Economic Deja Vu

Investors will be looking for more color on the U.S. economic outlook from today’s Non-Manufacturing ISM report coming out a little later, with expectations of a roughly flat reading from the preceding month’s level. Growth questions have taken center stage following the disappointing jobs report...

5Jun2012 | | Comments Off on (SBUX) Economic Deja Vu | Continued

(PNRA) Panera Bread’s COO Steps Down

Panera Bread Co. (PNRA) has recently announced that effective May 31, 2012, John Maguire will no longer serve as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company. Maguire resigned from his current position...

24Apr2012 | | Comments Off on (PNRA) Panera Bread’s COO Steps Down | Continued

(SBUX) Wine and Beer Served at Starbucks

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) has decided to sell beer and wine in 12 cafes in Southern California, Atlanta and in Chicago.

The stores will be remodeled and redecorated to match an evening mood. The wines served in these outlets...

3Feb2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks in India This Summer

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) is slated to make its way into India by the end of August. Starbucks, along with Asia’s largest publicly traded coffee grower, Tata Coffee Ltd, is planning to open 50 stores, which will spread its Frappuccino...

3Feb2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks Gets Application on iPhone

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), the coffee maker has become more interesting for its customers on introducing sophisticated and time-effective technology. It added another application to its portfolio namely Starbucks for iPhone.

The...

6Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks Coffee All Over China

Starbucks Coffee Company (SBUX) finally has taken full control of majority of its stores in mainland China based on a contractual agreement with its long time joint-venture partner in South China, including Hong Kong and Macau, Maxim’s...

15Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks Coffee Gets Expensive

Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) replicated many coffee retailers by increasing the price of packaged coffee to combat the record 125 per cent steep climb in Arabica coffee prices. Starbucks recently raised its prices and announced a 17 per...

9Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks To Rule Indian Market

Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) looks to establishing a strong foothold in India with Tata Coffee Ltd, Asia’s largest publicly traded coffee grower. Seattle based Starbucks announced on March 31, 2011 that...

7Apr2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks Analyst Maintains Neutral Rating on Shares

We currently reiterate our Neutral recommendation on Starbucks Corporation (SBUX).

Seattle, Washington-based Starbucks registered robust results for the fourth quarter and full year 2010. Adjusted quarterly earnings of $0.37...

27Dec2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(CBOU) Caribou Coffee Beats Third Quarter 2010 Earnings by a Penny

Caribou Coffee Company Inc. (CBOU), the second largest company-owned premium coffeehouse operator in the United States, posted third quarter 2010 earnings of 8 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. The...

25Nov2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks Third Quarter 2010 Earnings Meets Expectations – Remains Optimistic

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), one of the leading roaster and retailer of specialty coffee, registered robust results for the third quarter of 2010. Adjusted quarterly earnings of 29 cents a share came in line with the Zacks Consensus...

24Jul2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks Corporation – Operating Income Surged 80%

Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) continues to trade at a premium, but the consistent earnings surprises and upward estimate revisions could be worth the price.

Company Description

Starbucks is best know for its...

24May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PNRA) Panera Bread Raises First Quarter 2010 Outlook

Panera Bread Co. (PNRA), a leading retail bakery-café operating company, has raised its earnings outlook for first quarter fiscal 2010 as well as for the entire fiscal year, based on strong comparable bakery-café sales growth. While...

21Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

($SBUX) Starbucks Analyst Initiates Coverage at Neutral

We are initiating coverage on Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) with a Neutral recommendation and a target price of $25.50.

Starbucks is the leading roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. The company buys, roasts...

7Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SBUX) Starbucks Corporation – Earnings Estimates Climbing

Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) recently rebounded from a key trend line to move back within striking range of the 52-week high at $24.45. The move higher comes on the heels of the company’s better than expected Q1 results from late...

3Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(PNRA) Panera Bread Company Issues Robust Earnings Outlook

The earnings outlook for Panera Bread Company (PNRA) remains strong ahead of its quarterly results next month. While the prospects of many of its peers continue to be weighed down by the weak economic environment, the upscale bakery...

25Jan2010 | | 0 comments | Continued