Starbucks Corp (SBUX)

pos +0.23
Today's Range: 62.00 - 62.50 | SBUX Avg Daily Volume: 8,452,300
Last Update: 11/25/15 - 4:14 PM EST
Volume: 4,549,913
YTD Performance: 51.59%
Open: $62.05
Previous Close: $61.96
52 Week Range: $39.22 - $64.00
Oustanding Shares: 1,484,800,000
Market Cap: 91,998,208,000
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for SBUX
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 18 18 18 19
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 2
Hold 4 4 4 4
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.40 1.40 1.40 1.38
Latest Dividend: 0.20
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.29%
Dividend Ex-Date: 11/09/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 34.04
Price Earnings Comparisons:
SBUX Sector Avg. S&P 500
34.04 34.00 32.58
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
21.73% 55.07% 142.98%
Revenue 16.50 0.44 0.13
Net Income 33.40 0.99 0.26
EPS 34.50 1.02 0.26
Earnings for SBUX:
Revenue 19.16B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/15) Qtr (03/16) FY (09/16) FY (09/17)
Average Estimate $0.45 $0.40 $1.89 $2.19
Number of Analysts 14 12 16 14
High Estimate $0.46 $0.42 $1.90 $2.28
Low Estimate $0.44 $0.38 $1.87 $2.11
Prior Year $0.40 $0.33 $1.58 $1.89
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 12.50% 20.71% 19.38% 16.03%
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I spent most of my day with the koala bears at the zoo! Stocks rallied smartly from the morning lows and then sold off near the close. The U.S. dollar was flattish. Bonds were also unchanged. Municipals had a bid. I continue to sell down my closed-end municipal bond funds. Crude rallied. Energy stocks rallied. Banks sold off, as expected. Staples were stronger. Biotech was flat. Allergan (AGN) rallied after yesterday's weakness and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) was disappointing in light of Ackman upping his position. Retails were up and down; my recent buys of Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY) and Best Buy (BBY) fared well. (T)FANG -- Tesla (TSLA), Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google, now Alphabet (GOOGL) -- broadly lower. NOSH -- Nike (NKE), O'Reilly (ORYL), Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD) -- mixed as HD rallied. Disney (DIS) and Comcast (CMCSA) suffered - both on my Best Ideas List (short).  I did little today. Tomor
Technicals and fundamentals don't look so hot these days.
An early attempt to rally faltered. I remain bearish as described in today's opening missive. Overall breadth continued to erode. I have taken up my short book throughout last week and again today. It is growing to be substantial. I remain of the view that a 2015 top was established in May. The U.S. dollar strengthened, hitting a recent high at 1.06. Crude had more moves that a shortstop batting .110. Down big, up, down and then flat. Bonds rallied ... again. Municipal bonds were well-bid. I continue to reduce my closed-end municipal bond funds today. But high yield remained junky. (T)FANG was weak, save Amazon (AMZN). NOSH was mixed, with Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD) higher but Nike (NKE) and O'Reilly (ORLY) lower. Consumer staples were higher on the day, despite the strength of our currency.  Consumer discretionary businesses, particularly retailers, were the "world's fair." The advance in retailers was broad-based. Money center banks sold off, though regionals advanced, and they should have dipped in light of the continued yield flattening discussed in my opener. Life insurance stocks also dropped -- not surprising in the two-day drop in the yield on the 10-year U.S. note. Old tech was hit with profit-taking despite a brokerage raise on Microsoft (MSFT). iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) was flat, but there was divergent performance within pharma/biotech. Allergan (AGN) spit the bit, but Mallinckrodt (MNK) ramped on a beat and looks like a "Saturday Night" horse. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) continued to look like a "Tuesday Night" horse.   Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) lagged; they are two of my favorite shorts. I initiated

The Calm Before the Storm? Real Money Pro($)

"Someone told me long agoThere's a calm before the storm,I know; it's been comin' for some time.When it's over, so they say, it'll rain a sunny day,I know; shinin' down like water."
Breathtaking advance in the early going and a slow dribble over the balance of the day (albeit from elevated levels). Win for the bulls today and the week. Is KaloBios Pharmaceuticals (KBIO), which has seen its share double today, the next Iomega ... or is it the next K-tel? Taxable bonds gave back some in price. Municipals were up modestly in price and lower in yield. I continue to use the strength to reduce my muni bond exposure. HIgh yield was mixed,  though Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) hit another low. The U.S. dollar strengthened and we are approaching the old and recent highs. Crude is modestly better but energy stocks are lower. I remain short Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB); both are on my Best Ideas List as shorts. SunEdison (SUNE) hit a new low. Jimmy and I chimed in on this one on The Street yesterday.  Gold stinking up the joint, again. (T)FANG -- Tesla (TSLA), Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google, now Alphabet (GOOGL) -- strong, though TSLA lower on recall. NOSH -- Nike (NKE), O'Reilly (ORYL), Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD) -- is tasty, too, led by Nike. Banks are mixed. (I noted earlier that the yield curve has flattened recently.) Consumer staples are stronger, ignoring the strength of the dollar. Retail is mixed, with home improvement, led by Home Depot and Lowe's (LOW), the shining stars. I am a buyer of Best Buy (BBY) on weakness if the market ever corrects!  I am planning to make Macy's (M) a large holding based on my assessment that it is an M&A candidate. Autos still well-bid. Old tech is stronger, led by Intel (INTC) and IBM (IBM). Biotech reverses yesterday's gains, led by Allergan (AGN) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX). UnitedHealth Group (UNH) is trading up after yesterday's guidance lower. Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) sells off sharply -- down at this writing almost 9% -- after the Centers for Disease Control reports E-Coli linked to 26 restaurants. I am eyeing Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS) still. I did very little on the trading and investing sid
I missed nothing as the market flatlined all afternoon. Here is the intraday on SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).   In commodities land: oil down 16 cents (barely above $40/barrel), natural gas down eight cents, gold up $13/ounce, silver up 15 cents/ounce, copper marginally lower, wheat up $7.25, corn up 0.6%, coffee up $7.30 (that's a big move) and lumber up smartly by $8.60 to $247.  High yield continues junky. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) took a nearly 1% hit and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) similarly lower. Chesapeake Energy (CHK) debt down $18 in last two days. Veritas hung deal -- I discussed previously. Some of my bearish market view stems from the weakness in junk and the widening spreads. But, for now, the markets are not paying attention. The U.S. dollar weakened, against consensus/speculators who seem to be large the U.S. dollar long. Municipals were bid better and closed-end muni funds were broadly higher (I continue to sell into the strength). Banks were marginally higher-- good performance in light of recent strength. Retail mixed. Favs Macy's (M) and Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) slightly lower while Wal-Mart (WMT) was unchanged. Autos continue their rally. Health care weak on the UnitedHealth Group's (UNH) warning earlier in the day. Oils gave up some of yesterday's gains. Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) -- my two shorts -- down large fractions. (T)FANG -- Tesla (TSLA), Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google, now Alphabet (GOOGL) -- was five for five lower, but marginally so as none of the ingredients had a major move down NOSH -- Nike (NKE), O'Reilly (ORYL), Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD) -- was weaker except a strong gain for NKE. Gap (GAP) lowers 2015 earnings per share view from a range of $2.75 to $2.80 to a range of $2.38 to $2.42. Stock down by 2% after hours. Nike declares large buyback and 2-for-1 split.  Shares up about $4 after hours. Williams-Sonoma (WSM) beats but moves EPS and sales guidance lower (EPS to a range of $1.52 to $1.62 versus consensus of $1.67). Shares down about $3 after hours. Apple (AAPL) stood out today on the upside, Allergan (AGN) on the downside (down almost $9 on the day, though it's up almost $6 after hours). See below on new tax rules and my Comments Section back and forth with Bobby Lang. Speaking of Allergan, Treasury just gave details on new inversion rules to protect its own tax base. Biotechs reversed yesterday's gains and were down by nearly 2%. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) was a standout, up almost 16% on the day. The Treasury's anti-inversion rules should put a brake on some biotech M&A activity Square (SQ) initial public offering better received than I expected. Square's big brother, Twitter (TWTR), continuing its rally from the recent lows. New lows in Hedge Fund Hotel SunEdison (SUNE). Carleton English, Jim "El Capitan" Cramer and I weighed in on the stock today on TheStreet.
But that's how the market has been living and dying.
Big win for the bulls. Broad-based rally that didn't look back all day. Now at session highs. Feels like panic short covering, with many offsides, coupled with buy programs. The U.S. dollar declined a tad during the trading session. Bonds were slightly higher in price and slightly lower in yield Municipals were bid for, but junk was flat. I continue to scale out of closed-end municipal bond funds. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) continued its share price descent, likely a function of year-end tax selling (similar to the experience in  muni bond funds in December 2013, which created a good entry point) Staples were higher. Autos better, with General Motors (GM) conspicuous in its share strength. Financials (spirited rally in banks) and retail were the "world's fair." I continued to add to both groups today and this week. Crude oil and gold were flattish. (T)FANG -- Tesla (TSLA), Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), Google, now Alphabet (GOOGL) -- was sharply higher in a return to beta. NOSH -- Nike (NKE), O'Reilly (ORYL), Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD) -- was also up on the day. Biotech strong (up 2%), with Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) experiencing a modest bounce. Allergan (AGN) was the star. Apple (AAPL) was the beneficiary of an upgrade and Exxon Mobil (XOM) was hurt by a downgrade but still managed to trade a few pennies higher. Look for investor sentiment figures to move further bullish, coincident with the market's three-day rally. In a few short days we have shifted back to the Bull Market in Complacency, with few fearful on an earnings recession, geopolitical risk, and so forth. I

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