Seems that there are a few misurable people here,
who seem to have some sort of hate, and wish us ill
because we are pro Starbucks. Guess they have lots of
time hate and wishing people ill instead of being
productive and improving their lives.
But delays in opening new stores plus weak sales
of its Frappuccino bottled coffee drink left
Starbucks without the revenues it expected would fuel its
Full-year North American
retail sales will come in $16 million lower than the
company previously forecast, even after boosting its
coffee price by 10 cents a cup in May, and profit
margins are lower than expected, the company said.
"We raised our own expectations too high, too fast
for even our strong North American retail systems to
compensate for the shortfall in our other businesses as well
as our unbudgeted expense related to the web,"
Schultz told investors and analysts in a conference call.
Schultz conceded that the core retail business was
slowing, though he asserted it remains "exceptionally
as to buying my stock...........thanks, but you
already bought it at 37 two days ago. Same day I warned
you that Shultz was going to surprise
everyone.....soon. duh... you are pathetic, besides being stupid,
and denial makes it sting less. Ifollow meesage
boards to see what smart people are thinking. I look for
logic, not meaningless cryptic rhetoric.
messages have that. yours never do.
I gave you a
pile of reasons why this was going to 25-25 within 30
days 2 weeks ago. But, you rejected the logic. this
baby is going to high teens near term. Today you
witnessed the "dead cat bounce".
f3racerwidow - the dude cares about us. Why else
would he be here. Our financial security is important
to him. He don't want to see us lose any money. He
has all the answers. Anyone warning us how bad SBUX
is, on a constant basis, with more than one post a
day, or a few times a week must have us investors in
mind. Why else would they keep warning us. Quote123 or
what ever is another caring person too. They are
spreading their compasion. They don't want to see us poor
Brooklyn Bridge for sale! Just send 19.95 and I will email
you on how to become rich!
this all about their internet biz which only
makes up for about 15% of their biz. shit !!! look at
all the internet companys that are in the hole
bigtime and look at the price of their stocks !! this is
a great buy at this price ! we all know the future
will be great for them when people buy ground coffee
online. online sales will not hurt store sales because
most of the coffee drinkers are on the road all the
time. do you think they will have a coffee pot in the
trunk...not !! their online sales are for the soccer moms who
cant leave their house and want some great coffee.
this company has not even started yet. pull backs like
this are great times to buy ! and for all the
brilliant shorts if you shorted this stock before the close
yesterday your brilliant and i respect you for being smart.
if you decided to short today your a complete idiot
You are comparing apples to oranges.
INTEL, Xerox, Kodak etc...
They have absulutley
nothing to do with the coffee shop busines...
buisness is all about brand recognition, good quality,
and......location...location...location. Notice how in most major US cities you cannot go
more than 10 blocks without seeing a starbucks....and
a very busy starbucks at that....
loads of real estate can also be a blessing at
As far as covering the labor...Two cups of starbucks
coffe cover one hour of labor (at least in my city) snd
they are not having any problems selling
This 30%++ drop is completly unjustified and a perfect
opportunity to make a few points off of this baby...
Is this a board where we offer opinions and
exchange views? If so, I'd hope for some differences of
opinion. If, however, the sole objective is for SBUX bulls
to console and encourage one another, then
f3racerwidow is right and the shorts/skeptics should indeed go
... if I may be so bold, between the camps of
"SBUX sucks" and "50 by Friday". Perhaps SBUX no longer
has such an elegantly simple story to tell. When
first they went public, it was "the great
self-indulgence for the yuppie"; then it was the (legitimately)
superior service/loyalty effect; then it was profitable
growth as stores sprang up all over the place. And now?
Maybe the 10% shortfall is at least TAKEN to mean that
cheap growth is over, and that SBUX is just a normal --
if thoroughly successful -- company.
Then, go away! Your siren song is getting old,
FAST! If this stock is such a loser in your eyes, why
do you insist on being here? You are not responsible
for warning all the rest of us away from our
Good Lord, you must has
something else to do with your time...