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February 27, 2013
05:55 EDTSBUX, SBUXStarbucks management to meet with Lazard Capital
Meeting to be held on March 6 hosted by Lazard Capital.
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February 5, 2016
15:59 EDTSBUXOptions Update; February 5, 2016
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15:38 EDTSBUXStarbucks volatility increases as shares pull back
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12:26 EDTSBUXOptions with increasing implied volatility
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February 4, 2016
10:54 EDTSBUXDunkin' same-store sales fall amid increased competition
Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) reported higher than expected top and bottom line fourth quarter results this morning, but the company noted that same-store sales fell 0.8% for its flagship Dunkin' Donuts brand in the U.S. The company's same-store sales decline was in contrast to Starbucks (SBUX), which recently reported a comparable store sales increase in the U.S., and come after McDonald's (MCD) launched its "All-Day Breakfast" initiative. WHAT'S NEW: Dunkin' reported Q4 earnings per share of 52c, versus the consensus estimate of 50c. Its Q4 revenue came in slightly above expectations. However, the chain reported that its same-store sales slid 0.8% versus the same period a year earlier in its Dunkin' Donuts locations. The company provided fiscal 2016 earnings guidance that was in-line with expectations, excluding certain items. It expects its U.S. Dunkin' Donuts same-store sales to rise 0%-2% in fiscal 2016. In comparison, Starbucks reported that its Americas same-store sales jumped 9% in Q4. Of note, Dunkin' Brands raised its dividend by 13% to 30c per share. ANALYST REACTION: Dunkin's same-store sales came in below expectations, wrote Michael Gallo, an analyst at CL King. However, excluding a decline of 1.2 percentage points in sales of the company's K-cup offerings, the company's same-store sales were flat, he stated. McDonald's launch of all-day breakfast clearly negatively impacted Dunkin, as guest traffic at Dunkin's stores fell one percentage point, the analyst stated. Gallo kept a Buy rating on the shares but noted that he was placing his price target under review. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Dunkin Brands shares gained 2% to $41.72.
07:06 EDTSBUXWaste Management to hold a forum
2016 Executive Sustainability Forum is being held in Scottsdale, AZ on February 4.
February 1, 2016
07:24 EDTSBUXEU's Vestager dismisses U.S. criticism of tax cases, Reuters says
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January 26, 2016
10:48 EDTSBUXTreeHouse may benefit from strategy shifts, says Detwiler Fenton
Detwiler Fenton said TreeHouse (THS) may benefit from Keurig Green Mountain's (GMCR) and Starbucks' (SBUX) focust shift into new products. Keurig Green Mountain dropping of its private-label business opens the door for TreeHouse to take market share, the firm's analyst said. Detwiler sees TreeHouse benefiting from Starbucks' shifts away from Keurig Green Mountain and into other product opportunities.
January 25, 2016
09:32 EDTSBUXApple Active equity options trading on open
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January 22, 2016
11:49 EDTSBUXOptions with increasing put volume
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10:01 EDTSBUXStarbucks off lows after CEO calls stock undervalued
Shares of Starbucks are off their lows after its CEO Howard Schultz called the stock undervalued. While speaking on CNBC, Schultz said he will "back up the truck" at current levels when answering a question from Jim Cramer about share buybacks. He also called the notion that the company lowered its China forecast "ridiculous." Schultz said his company's business in China "has never been stronger." Starbucks is down 75c to $58.28 in morning trading. The stock touched $57.41 today. Starbucks reported earnings results last night for its fiscal first quarter.
09:54 EDTSBUXStarbucks CEO says stock undervalued, 'will back truck up' at these levels
Howard Schultz is speaking on CNBC.
09:52 EDTSBUXStarbucks CEO says notion that forecast was lowered is 'ridiculous'
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09:47 EDTSBUXStarbucks CEO says business in China 'has never been stronger'
Howard Schultz is speaking on CNBC.
09:34 EDTSBUXActive equity options trading on open
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09:28 EDTSBUXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: 8x8, Inc. (EGHT), up 12.5%... Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), up 2.2%. ALSO HIGHER: Apple (AAPL), up 1.9% after Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster says that Apple could rally over 50% by September... Chesapeake Energy (CHK), up 6.4% after announcing that it is suspending its quarterly preferred stock dividends... NephroGenex (NRX), up 27.3% after the independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board recommendation to continue the Pyridorin study... Avon Products (AVP), up 4.4% after being upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), up 6.7% after Reuters reports that Indonesia asked the company to set aside another $530M into an escrow account for the miner to extend its permit to export copper concentrate. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: American Express (AXP), down 6.9%... Starbucks (SBUX), down 2.6%... Cardiovascular Systems (CSII), down 32.3%... GE (GE), down marginally. ALSO LOWER: Barrick Gold (ABX), down 3.4% after giving fourth quarter and fiscal 2015 production guidance and announcing potential asset impairment charges of $1B-$1.2B.
09:04 EDTSBUXStarbucks weakness creates buying opportunity, says BMO Capital
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08:02 EDTSBUXStarbucks reported strong Q1 results, says Wells Fargo
Afrter Starbucks reported higher than expected Q1 EPS, Wells Fargo says that the company's 8% global SSS sales growth was "impressive." The firm says that the company is successfully executing on many initiatives, especially food. The firm thinks the company is poised to deliver strong results going forward, given its innovations and "vast international opportunity." Wells recommends buying the shares on any pullbacks and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock.
07:25 EDTSBUXStarbucks should be bought on the weakness, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Karen Short recommends using the post-earnings pullback in shares of Starbucks as a buying opportunity. The selloff is related to more modest international same-store-sales and lower than consensus Q2 guidance, but expectations were very high, Short tells investors in a post-earnings research note. Starbucks continues to generate best-in-class same-store-sales across the Americas, the analyst contends. She reiterates a Buy rating on the stock with a $70 price target. Shares of the coffee giant are down $1.79 to $57.24 in pre-market trading.
06:40 EDTSBUXPiper reiterates Starbucks as top pick for the year
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