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July 23, 2015
16:09 EDTSBUXStarbucks still sees Q4 EPS 42c-43c, consensus 43c
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16:09 EDTSBUXStarbucks sees 2015 EPS $1.57-$1.58, consensus $1.57
Total net new store openings for the fiscal year remain at 1,650. Starbucks continues to expect full year revenue growth of 16%-18%. Global comparable store sales growth remains in the mid-single digits.
16:08 EDTSBUXStarbucks reports Q3 EPS 42c, consensus 41c
Reports Q3 revenue $4.9B, consensus $4.86B. Reports global comparable store sales increased 7%, driven by a 4% increase in traffic. Americas comp sales increased 8%, driven by a 4% increase in traffic.
16:03 EDTSBUXStarbucks boosts share buyback by 50M shares
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15:04 EDTSBUXNotable companies reporting after market close
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13:42 EDTSBUXStarbucks July weekly 56.5 straddle priced for 4.3% movement into Q3
12:44 EDTSBUXEarnings Watch: Starbucks sees Q3 adjusted EPS 40c-41c
Starbucks (SBUX) is scheduled to report third quarter results after the market close on Thursday, July 23, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Starbucks purchases and roasts whole bean coffees and sells them, along with brewed coffees, Italian-style espresso beverages, cold blended beverages, food items, teas, and beverage-related accessories and equipment, primarily through company-operated retail stores. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 41c on revenue of $4.86B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 40c-42c on revenue of $4.75B-$4.96B. In April, Starbucks forecast Q3 adjusted EPS of 40c-41c, Q4 adjusted EPS of 42c-43c, and backed its fiscal year 2015 adjusted EPS view of $1.55-$1.57, against estimates at that time for $1.57. The company also backed its FY15 revenue growth view of 16%-18%, with global comparable store sales growth of mid-single digits, consolidated tax rate of approximately 31% and capital expenditures of approximately $1.4B. LAST QUARTER: Starbucks reported second quarter EPS of 33c, in-line with analysts' estimates, on revenue of $4.6B, beating analysts' estimates of $4.53B. Starbucks said global comparable store sales increased 7%, with a 3% increase in traffic. Americas comp sales increased 7%, with a 2% increase in traffic; CAP comp sales increased 12%, driven by a 10% increase in traffic; EMEA comp sales increased 2%, driven by a 2% increase in traffic. NEWS: At May's Bernstein Annual Strategic Decisions Conference, Starbucks said mobile payments are exceeding expectations, and CEO Howard Schultz noted that "I'm not going anywhere." During the quarter, Starbucks announced plans to raise drink prices by 5c-20c and announced a music partnership with Spotify. The company said it will close all 23 La Boulange retail locations, as La Boulange stores "are not sustainable for the company's long-term growth." Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay, which began as a pilot in Portland in December 2014 and launched in the Pacific Northwest in March 2015, expanded to stores in 21 more states in the southern and central United States in June. Starbucks announced plans to join with over a dozen companies, including CVS Health (CVS), Microsoft (MSFT) and Wal-Mart (WMT), to hire 100,000 16-to-24-year-olds as part- and full-time employees, interns and apprentices by 2018. STREET RESEARCH: On the day after its last earnings report, UBS raised its price target on Starbucks shares to $57 from $48, calling it "best-in-class" due to strong momentum and promising pipeline of innovation across both product and strategic programs. BMO Capital said it expects the company to exceed expectations over the next several years, and it kept an Outperform rating on the shares. BTIG recently initiated Starbucks with a Buy rating and $64 target. PRICE ACTION: Ahead of Thursday afternoon's earnings report, shares are down 0.4% to $56.47.
10:53 EDTSBUXStarbucks technical notes ahead of earnings
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06:06 EDTSBUXStarbucks teams up with Lyft to boost loyalty program
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July 22, 2015
13:36 EDTSBUXStarbucks July weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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July 21, 2015
17:04 EDTSBUXStarbucks and New York Times sign agreement
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10:01 EDTGMCROn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:01 EDTGISOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: ASML (ASML) upgraded to Accumulate from Neutral at SNS Securities... Anacor (ANAC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Artisan Partners (APAM) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Canadian National (CNI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord... General Mills (GIS) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Halliburton (HAL) upgraded to Accumulate from Neutral at Global Hunter... Harte-Hanks (HHS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... MDC Partners (MDCA) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... SABMiller (SBMRY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Sanmina (SANM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Longbow... Santander Mexico (BSMX) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Sherwin-Williams (SHW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast... Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Global Hunter... Verisk Analytics (VRSK) assumed with an Outperform at Keefe Bruyette.
06:46 EDTGISGeneral Mills upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
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06:45 EDTGISBonduelle in talks for bid to buy Green Giant, Reuters reports
Bonduelle is in talks to team with Centerview Partners in a bid to purchase General Mills' Green Giant frozen and canned vegetables unit, Reuters reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
05:57 EDTGMCRStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; CMG GMCR
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July 20, 2015
16:40 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT
13:18 EDTGISOptions with increasing call volume
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12:32 EDTGISGeneral Mills calls active on unconfirmed takeover speculation
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11:36 EDTGISRumor: General Mills goes positive on unconfirmed takeover speculation
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