All Posts Tagged With: "SBUX"

(PEP) PepsiCo Hikes Dividend Again

The board of directors of PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) recently announced a 5.6% increase in the food and beverage giant’s dividend, its 41st hike in the quarterly-dividend rate. The annual dividend was increased to $2.27...

9May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(IBM) Into the Heart of First Quarter Earnings Season – Earnings Preview

There is an air of disappointment in the market about the ongoing Q1 earnings season. Some of it is justified. After all, what else should investors think when companies like IBM (IBM) and GE (GE)...

22Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(IBM) The Market Now Moves Into the Heart of the First Quarter Earnings Season – Earnings Preview

There is an air of disappointment in the market about the ongoing Q1 earnings season. Some of it is justified. After all, what else should investors think when companies like IBM (IBM) and GE (GE)...

19Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(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 | 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 | Continued

(LTD) Retail Industry Stock Outlook – March 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

Retailers procure goods in large quantities directly from manufacturers or wholesalers and sell these in smaller quantities to customers through retail shops or online. As consumer spending is the key to the viability of any economy, the health of the retail industry is an important economic indicator. As...

23Mar2013 | | Comments Off | 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 | Continued

(KO) Consumer Staples Stock Outlook – February 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

The companies under the Consumer Staples sector sell relatively low-priced products that consumers use frequently in their daily lives, including food, beverages and products for personal hygiene or household cleaning. The purchase of these necessities is generally stable over time, irrespective of...

28Feb2013 | | Comments Off | 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 | Continued

(RPI) Restaurant Stock Outlook – February 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

The year 2012 started on a relatively positive note for U.S. restaurants. That scenario changed gradually as sales momentum slackened in the sector as the macroeconomic tension, presidential election and the “Fiscal Cliff” raised uncertainties in the market. Even this year, the...

6Feb2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KIM) Kimco Realty Adds Santee Trolley Square

Kimco Realty Corp. (KIM) announced the addition of the Santee Trolley Square in suburban San Diego to its portfolio. Particularly, the company purchased a 50% ownership interest of its institutional partner in Santee Trolley Square...

23Jan2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AAPL) Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Season Gets Into High Gear – Earnings Preview

The fourth quarter reporting season gets into high gear this week, with 253 companies coming out with quarterly results, including 83 S&P 500 companies. The earnings season thus far has been relatively uneventful, but we will have a better idea by the end of this week; by then we will have seen...

20Jan2013 | | Comments Off | 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 | 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 | 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 | Continued

(KO) Consumer Staples Stock Outlook – October 2012 – Industry Outlook

Stocks in the Consumer Staples sector have carried out their defensive role despite concerns about the prolonged weak U.S. economy, the debt crisis in Europe and the slowdown in Chinese economy. The companies under the sector sell relatively low-priced products that consumers use frequently in their...

30Oct2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MCD) Restaurant Industry Stock Outlook – October 2012 – Industry Outlook

Despite beginning the year on a relatively positive note, sales momentum in the U.S. restaurant industry appears to have slackened in the second quarter of 2012, mostly reflecting macroeconomic issues. The industry has been at the receiving end of the global economic concerns, a stronger dollar, the...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off | 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 | Continued

(JMBA) Jamba Grows Through Franchising

Consistent with its strategy of expansion through franchising, Jamba Juice Company, a subsidiary of Jamba Inc. (JMBA), recently announced the opening of a new franchised store in California. This new store marked the company’s fourth...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off | 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 | Continued

(STRA) Strayer Education Stays Neutral

We have maintained a Neutral recommendation on Strayer Education Inc. (STRA) following appraisal of first quarter 2012 results. Strayer Education’s first quarter 2012 earnings of $2.09 per share were in line with the Zacks...

21Aug2012 | | Comments Off | 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 | Continued

(EBAY) eBay Delivers Another Good Quarter

eBay Inc. (EBAY) reported second quarter earnings of 51 cents including share-based compensation (SBC), which exceeded the Zacks Consensus by 3 cents. Earnings excluding SBC came in at 70 cents, much better than the Street. A favorable...

13Aug2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(BBY) U.S. Retail Industry Stock Outlook – August 2012 – Industry Outlook

Retailers procure goods in large quantities directly from manufacturers or wholesalers and sell them in small quantities to customers through a retail outlet or online. As consumer spending is the key to the viability of any economy, the health of retail industry is an important economic indicator. As...

8Aug2012 | | Comments Off | 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 | Continued

(KFT) Consumer Staples Stock Outlook – July 2012 – Industry Outlook

Stocks in the Consumer Staples sector have carried out their traditional defensive role despite concerns about the prolonged weak US economy and the debt crisis in Europe. Year to date (through June 22, 2012), shares of consumer staples companies, accounting for about 9% of the S&P 500 Index by...

5Jul2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(RPI) Restaurant Stock Review and Outlook – June 2012 – Industry Outlook

The U.S. restaurant industry has ended the first half of 2012 on a positive note despite nagging sovereign debt issues in Europe and faltering domestic consumer confidence. The strength was backed by modest traffic improvement and the consequent rise in comparable store sales. Easy comparisons from...

22Jun2012 | | Comments Off | 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 | Continued

(PCE) GDP Headline Weak – Stronger Underneath

The rating downgrade of Spain and a slew of broadly favorable earnings reports will try to grab investors’ attention today, but they are unlikely to take the spotlight away from this morning’s mixed first quarter GDP report. Despite the GDP reading’s strong internals, the ‘headline’ miss...

28Apr2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(PCE) Ahead of Wall Street – April 27, 2012 – Ahead of Wall Street

Friday, April 27, 2012 The rating downgrade of Spain and a slew of broadly favorable earnings reports will try to grab investors’ attention today, but they are unlikely to take the spotlight away from this morning’s mixed first quarter GDP report. Despite the GDP reading’s strong internals,...

28Apr2012 | | Comments Off | Continued