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News For GMCR;SBUX;K;GIS;DF From The Last 14 Days
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April 1, 2015
10:01 EDTSBUXOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:31 EDTSBUXStarbucks initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse initiated Starbucks with a Neutral rating and $97 price target due to valuation and growth headwinds.
March 31, 2015
08:04 EDTSBUXStarbucks, Danone to launch co-branded yogurt products
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06:33 EDTSBUXStarbucks, Danone to launch co-branded yogurt products, Reuters says
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March 30, 2015
08:01 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain, Reily Foods Company announce partnership
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March 27, 2015
13:31 EDTKKellogg CEO John Bryant elected to Macy's board of directors
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March 25, 2015
10:43 EDTGISFood makers advance after Kraft, Heinz announce merger
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09:33 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain downgraded to Negative from Mixed at OTR Global
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06:04 EDTDFClean Energy agrees with Dean Foods to construct natural gas station
Clean Energy (CLNE) announced an agreement with Dean Foods (DF) to construct a compressed natural gas station at its Oak Farms Dairy plant in Houston, Texas. Beginning in the second half of 2015, the station will be used to fuel the CNG vehicles deployed by Dean Foods. Over the next several months, Dean Foods will introduce 57 CNG Freightliner M2-112 straight trucks and 7 Freightliner Cascadia over-the-road tractors powered by the Cummins ISL-G and ISX12-G engines, respectively and outfitted with Agility CNG fuel tanks.
March 23, 2015
11:30 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain announces launch of K-Mug pods
Keurig Green Mountain announces the addition of Keurig K-Mug pods: pods that brew a large travel mug-size of consumers' beverages, offering even more brewing options within the Keurig 2.0 brewing system. Keurig 2.0, which debuted in Fall 2014, is a hot beverage system and the first Keurig brewer with the ability to brew a single cup, a four-cup carafe, and now a travel mug size of coffee. Available exclusively on Keurig.com, the new K-Mug pods are specially formulated to deliver the quality and strength of flavor that Keurig 2.0 brewer users expect when brewing 12-, 14-, and 16-ounce coffee and other beverages, accommodating both on-the-go lifestyles and those mornings that require more than a cup but less than a carafe.
March 20, 2015
16:33 EDTSBUXStocks end week higher after market reads Fed statement as dovish
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March 19, 2015
16:26 EDTSBUXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened lower but turned mixed early in the day and remained that way for most of the session. The Dow and S&P spent most of the day deep in negative territory, while the Nasdaq managed to stay just above the flat line. Investors had a chance to digest yesterday’s comments from the Fed and may have re-considered whether it latest policy stance was as dovish as originally believed. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims rose 1K to 291K in the week ended March 14, which nearly matched the consensus 293K forecast. The current account deficit widened to $113.5B in Q4 from a revised deficit of $98.9B in Q3. The leading indicators for February rose 0.2% to 121.4, which was in-line with expectations. The Philadelphia Fed business outlook survey ticked down to a 5.0 one-year low from 5.2 in February, missing expectations for it to have risen a 7.0 reading. COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average after the close last night, replacing AT&T (T). Shares of Apple finished their first day in the blue chip index down 97c, or 0.76%, at $127.50, while AT&T fell 39c, or 1.16%, to $33.20... Coffee giant Starbucks (SBUX) rose $1.92, or 2%, to close at $97.76 after hitting a new all-time high of $99.20 earlier. The move follows the company's investor day meeting yesterday, where it unveiled plans for two pilots of delivery services, reported a partnership to expand the distribution of its ready-to-drink products in China, and announced that its board has declared the sixth two-for-one split of the company’s stock since its IPO in 1992. Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo were both unphased by the record highs and predicted the rally is not over for Starbucks in upbeat notes on the stock today. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD), which rose $3.11, or 33.26%, to $12.46 after reporting positive results in meetings with the EMA and FDA. Also higher was Wynn Resorts (WYNN), which gained $7.19, or 5.85%, to $130.11 after research firm Brean Capital last night initiated coverage of the stock and several casino peers with Buy ratings. Among the noteworthy losers was Transocean (RIG), which fell $1.09, or 7.15%, to $14.16 after saying that it intends to scrap four rigs and noting that with those it has announced plans to scrap a total of 16 floaters. Also lower after its earnings report was diversified apparel company Vince Holding (VNCE), which fell $3.50, or 16.36%, to $17.89. INDEXES: The Dow fell 117.16, or 0.65%, to 17,959.03, the Nasdaq gained 9.55, or 0.19%, to 4,992.38, and the S&P 500 declined 10.23, or 0.49%, to 2,089.27.
13:59 EDTSBUXStarbucks volatility at low end of historic range as shares at fresh life high
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13:27 EDTSBUXStarbucks hits fresh life high, levels to watch
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13:00 EDTSBUXOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were mixed at midday, with Nasdaq slightly higher and the Dow and S&P 500 both down a bit more than 0.5%. The day’s economic reports were generally benign and are likely less significant to the trading action than participants having had some time to digest yesterday’s Fed comments. Immediately after the Fed's policy statement yesterday, the U.S. dollar fell as low as 1.10 against the euro, but that move was almost entirely reversed overnight. The dollar was back near pre-Fed levels against the euro early this morning, and similar moves were seen in pairs of the dollar and other major currencies. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims rose 1K to 291K in the week ended March 14, which nearly matched the consensus 293K forecast. The current account deficit widened to $113.5B in Q4 from a revised deficit of $98.9B in Q3. The leading indicators for February rose 0.2% to 121.4, which was in-line with expectations. The Philadelphia Fed business outlook survey ticked down to a 5.0 one-year low from 5.2 in February, missing expectations for it to have risen a 7.0 reading. In Europe, the Swiss National Bank left rates unchanged, cut its growth forecasts for the country's economy, said that it will intervene in currency markets as needed since it believes the Swiss Franc remains overvalued. COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average today, replacing AT&T (T). Shares of the iPhone maker were down 0.5% near midday, while AT&T stock fell a bit more than 1%... Shares of coffee giant Starbucks (SBUX) hit a new all-time high of $98.50 earlier this afternoon following the company's investor day meeting yesterday. In conjunction with its meeting, Starbucks reaffirmed its goal to grow its market cap to $100B, unveiled plans for two pilots of delivery services, announced that its board has declared the sixth two-for-one split of the company’s stock since its IPO in 1992 and said it has entered into an agreement for Tingyi to manufacture and expand the distribution of Starbucks ready-to-drink products throughout mainland China. Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo both issued upbeat notes on the stock today, saying that the coffee retailer's shares can continue to climb. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Coronado Biosciences (CNDO), which gained 42% after announcing the formation of a new company, Mustang Therapeutics, focused on Chimeric Antigen Receptor, or CAR-T, technology. The company also announced a licensing agreement with NeuPharma for EGFR inhibitors. Also higher was Guess (GES), which gained 15% after reporting higher than expected profits for its fiscal fourth quarter. Among the noteworthy losers was Transocean (RIG), which fell 6% after having announced last night that four of its 5th generation UDW drillships will be cold stacked and the contract with ENI (E) for the Transocean Amirante was terminated. Transocean also said it intends to scrap four rigs, noting that with those it has announced plans to scrap a total of 16 floaters. Also lower following its earnings report was diversified apparel company Vince Holding (VNCE), which fell 16%. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 128.51, or 0.71%, to 17,947.68, the Nasdaq was up 3.15, or 0.06%, to 4,985.98, and the S&P 500 was down 13.36, or 0.64%, to 2,086.14.
10:45 EDTSBUXGoldman, Wells see room for Starbucks to rise further from record high
Shares of coffee giant Starbucks (SBUX) hit a new all-time high of $97.69 earlier this morning following the company's investor day meeting yesterday. Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo both issued upbeat notes on the stock today, saying that the coffee retailer's shares can continue to climb. WHAT'S NEW: The growth of Starbucks' mobile offerings and lunch revenue, along with falling coffee prices, give it the opportunity to beat 2015 and 2016 consensus estimates, Goldman Sachs analyst Karen Holthouse wrote in a note to investors today. The analyst is increasingly confident that Starbucks can meet its guidance for a 5% increase in its comparative sales in both 2015 and 2016, driven by increases in prices, higher food sales, new coffee beverages, and its mobile system. Even after the recent run in the stock, its valuation "remains compelling," according to Holthouse, who raised her price target on the shares to $107 from $98 and kept a Buy rating on the name. After analyzing several recent presentations by Starbucks, Wells Fargo believes that the company has the right strategy to drive sustainable, ongoing growth. The company's many growth initiatives, including the expansion of its mobile payment systems, its tea and food offerings, its delivery initiative, and its packaged good business, should enable its growth to accelerate further, according to the firm. Following its sum-of-the-parts analysis, the firm thinks that investors are underappreciating Starbucks' value and failing to give the company credit for its tea and mobile business in particular. Given continued global volatility, investors will look for stable, consistent growth companies like Starbucks, Wells contended. It raised its price target range on Starbucks shares to $109-$111 from $94-$96 and kept an Outperform rating on the stock. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Yesterday, in conjunction with its meeting, Starbucks reaffirmed its goal to grow its market cap to $100B, unveiled plans for two pilots of delivery services, announced that its board has declared the sixth two-for-one split of the company’s stock since its IPO in 1992 and said it has entered into an agreement for Tingyi to manufacture and expand the distribution of Starbucks ready-to-drink products throughout mainland China. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Starbucks climbed 1.7% to $97.44.
10:28 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain 2.0 system traction disappointing, says Dougherty
Dougherty's said it is cautious on Keurig Green Mountain following checks indicating disappointing traction for the 2.0 brewer system.
08:14 EDTSBUXStarbucks shares can go higher, price target to $107 at Goldman
Goldman believes Starbucks shares can move higher despite their recent run and sees upside to 2015/16 consensus estimates driven by opportunities in mobile ordering, falling coffee prices, and positive lunch data-points. The firm believes mobile ordering is a significant growth driver and said investors appear dismissive of the opportunity. Goldman reiterates its Buy rating and raised its price target to $107 from $99 on Starbucks shares.
07:43 EDTSBUXStarbucks shares will continue to outperform, says Wells Fargo
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