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March 6, 2014
07:34 EDTYUM, SBUXStarbucks may remain range-bound near-term, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer believes that the recent increases in coffee prices are "manageable" for Starbucks (SBUX), but have "put a major strain" on its ability to outperform 2015 expectations. The firm thinks the stock could remain range-bound in the near-term, and prefers Yum! Brands, (YUM) which the firm thinks can beat EPS estimates and has multiple expansion drivers. But the firm still believes that Starbucks has multiple positive comps catalysts, and it keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
News For SBUX;YUM From The Last 14 Days
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May 20, 2015
08:18 EDTSBUXKeurig Green Mountain downgraded at Argus on 2.0 brewer challenges
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May 18, 2015
17:07 EDTSBUXStarbucks establishes music partnership with Spotify
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09:00 EDTSBUXStarbucks management to meet with JPMorgan
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08:35 EDTYUMYum! Brands price target raised to $105 from $90 at Oppenheimer
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May 15, 2015
12:13 EDTYUMThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Yum! Brands (YUM), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), FedEx (FDX), McKesson (MCK), and J M Smucker (SJM). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Roper Technologies (ROP), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and FleetCor Technologies (FLT). DECREASED STAKES: Ally Financial (ALLY), Amgen (AMGN), Phillips 66 (PSX), eBay (EBAY), and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (BUD). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Alibaba Group (BABA), Citigroup (C), EMC Corporation (EMC), Anglo American (AAL), and Williams Companies (WMB).
12:07 EDTYUMThird Point reports new stakes in Yum! Brands, FedEx, McKesson
10:01 EDTYUMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Aspen Technology (AZPN) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest... Canadian National (CNI) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Capital... Connecticut Water (CTWS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Hanesbrands (HBI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Impala Platinum (IMPUY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Inovalon (INOV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... J.C. Penney (JCP) upgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital... Sovran Self Storage (SSS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Syngenta (SYT) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas... UPS (UPS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Union Pacific (UNP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at TD Securities... Yum! Brands (YUM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
06:47 EDTYUMYum! Brands upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan upgraded Yum! Brands to Overweight saying it believes a spin-off of China and levering up of the franchise business has moved from a "possibility" to a "probability." After attending the Yum China investor conference, the firm thinks the company is now welcome to ideas that can drive short and long term shareholder value. It raised its price target for the stock to $108 from $83.
May 12, 2015
15:46 EDTSBUXExpert claims some Starbucks customers hacked, CNBC reports
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May 11, 2015
08:04 EDTYUMYum! Brands price target raised to $109 from $93 at Bernstein
Bernstein says that Yum's China comps appear to have turned the corner, while worries about the underlying weakness of its China business are contradicted by evidence. It keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.

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