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April 16, 2014
10:49 EDTDPS, SODA, KO, PEP, SBUX, GMCRSodaStream rallies following report of talks to sell stake to American company
Shares of Israel's SodaStream (SODA) are surging after an Israeli website reported that the company was in talks to sell a stake to a major American company. Meanwhile, Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) - which is developing a product that will compete with SodaStream's at-home soda makers - is falling slightly, despite the up market. WHAT'S NEW: SodaStream has held early stage discussions about selling a 10%-16% stake in itself to a strategic buyer, according to Hebrew language business website Calcalist. SodaStream is talking about selling the shares based on a company valuation of $52 per share, the website stated, adding that SodaStream has had discussions about the matter with PepsiCo (PEP), Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), or Starbucks (SBUX). The company holding discussions about buying SodaStream is interested in receiving options that would enable it to raise its stake in the company in the future, said Calcalist. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) announced in February that it was partnering with Coca-Cola (KO) to develop its own at-home cold drinks maker, which will compete with SodaStream's products. Coca-Cola took a 10% stake in Keurig Green Mountain and has the option to increase its stake in the future. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors earlier today, research firm Stifel called Calcalist's report "unsubstantiated and unlikely." In the past the website reported falsely that PepsiCo was going to purchase SodaStream, noted Stifel analyst Jim Duffy. Additionally, Duffy continues to believe that SodaStream would not be a good partner for a major American company, partly because SodaStream's profit margins aren't high enough and because its profits would not move the needle for a large partner. He kept a Sell rating on SodaStream. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, SodaStream jumped 8.6% to $40.93 and Keurig Green Mountain shares lost 0.67% to $96.74.
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March 18, 2015
17:18 EDTSBUXStarbucks confirms agreement with Tingyi Holding to expand in China
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14:30 EDTSBUXStarbucks says in pact with Tingyi Holding to expand in China
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13:30 EDTSBUXStarbucks adjusts Q2 EPS view to 32c-33c
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13:29 EDTSBUXStarbucks adjusts FY15 EPS view to $1.55-$1.57
The company revised its FY15 EPS view to $1.55-$1.57 to account for its planned 2-fo-1 stock split. Consensus $3.13 does not compare.
13:25 EDTSBUXStarbucks announces 2-for-1 stock split
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13:21 EDTSBUXStarbucks sees Q2 split adjusted EPS 32c-33c, consensus 65c
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13:19 EDTSBUXStarbucks to begin trading on split adjusted basis on April 9
Comment from Starbucks Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
13:18 EDTSBUXStarbucks reports 2-for1 stock split
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13:06 EDTSBUXStarbucks to open next Roastery location in Asia in 2016
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13:05 EDTSBUXStarbucks to unveil two complementary delivery models
In an effort to integrate service solutions that meet the “on demand” customer, Starbucks will unveil two complementary delivery models including: A strategic collaboration with Postmates, a leading on-demand delivery service, which will allow customers to order their food and beverage items via the Starbucks mobile app and receive on-demand delivery within defined areas. This rapidly growing organization – operating in 22 markets with more than 1.5M deliveries to date – brings robust logistics technology, courier-enabled delivery and quality of service expertise. This Starbucks delivery pilot will begin in Seattle in the second half of 2015; A “Green Apron” barista delivery option enabling customers within specified office-buildings to order food and beverages for convenient delivery by Starbucks baristas. Supported by its world class real-estate capabilities, this model allows Starbucks to identify targeted solutions for environments that can benefit from an integrated service model. This Starbucks delivery test will begin in New York the second half of 2015.
13:04 EDTSBUXStarbucks reaffirms goal to grow market cap to $100B
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12:58 EDTSBUXStarbucks to begin delivery services in NY, Seattle this year, WSJ reports
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10:31 EDTPEP, KOPepsiCo's valuation low vs. peers, says Credit Suisse
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09:36 EDTKOActive equity options trading on open
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March 17, 2015
16:00 EDTKOOptions Update; March 17, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 11c to 27.30. Option volume leaders: AAPL RIG MGM HTZ TWTR TSLA CY KO NFLX C according to Track Data.
06:01 EDTPEPPepsiCo implied volatility of 21 at upper end of index
March 16, 2015
11:02 EDTPEPLive Nation enters multi-year strategic marketing alliance with PepsiCo
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10:28 EDTPEPOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: PVA NFLX BMRN DNOW MYL TEVA PEP GE
March 15, 2015
18:04 EDTKODavid Winters says Coca-Cola CEO declined bonus not enough, Reuters says
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17:57 EDTPEPPepsiCo to invest $500M in Egypt in 2015, Reuters says
PepsiCo's business unit manager for North East Africa Ahmed El Sheikh told Reuters at an investment conference in Sharm El-Sheikhwill that the company will invest $500M in Egypt this year to expand production. Reference Link
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