66.34 +0.42 (0.64%)
After hours: 6:04PM EST
|Bid||65.94 x 1800|
|Ask||66.38 x 1200|
|Day's Range||65.53 - 66.92|
|52 Week Range||47.37 - 68.98|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.30|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||20.35|
|Earnings Date||Jan 23, 2019 - Jan 28, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.44 (2.16%)|
|1y Target Est||67.00|
In Tuesday's stock market, some stocks were sending mixed messages. The stocks gapped up, which is bullish, but in slow volume which is not.
Perhaps some optimism is creeping into Starbucks SBUX shares as the company preps for its December 13 investor day. The implied volatility on the short-term, weekly options have crept to near 52-week highs, but the 30-day implied volatility is actually lower Tuesday sitting around 23. The current technical setup has me cautiously optimistic on SBUX the next few months.
The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising.
The latest list of new buys by the best mutual funds shows a focus on large cap stocks like Berkshire, led by Warren Buffett, CVS, Starbucks and Adobe.
The daily On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has weakening since early November telling me that sellers have been more aggressive. The weekly OBV line has been moving up, irregularly, from June and the MACD oscillator, which is well above the zero line, has started to narrow.
Demand for restaurant services depend on consumer spending. In an industry becoming increasingly reliant on digital and delivery services, four restaurant stocks stand out.
Growth will slow by half this quarter, partly because of the impact of the protests on industrial production and services activity, according to the Bank of France’s business sentiment report. Key InsightsThe survey is the most comprehensive measure yet of the economic impact of the protests, as it polled 8,000 businesses between Nov. 28 and Dec. 5.A slowdown will be another a blow to Emmanuel Macron, and will put further pressure on public finances. Macron this month bowed to public pressure to abandon a fuel-tax increase that sparked the Yellow Vests movement.Economic activity may rebound if the protests subside in the near future, but some of the most impacted sectors -- agriculture, restaurants and hotels -- won’t catch up lost business.Despite cutting its growth estimate, the Bank of France reported little change in its business climate indicators.
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Now, at 6.45am on a dark Monday morning, Kevin Johnson is standing beside his predecessor’s motivational graffiti, joking with the cup-tossing baristas as he instructs a visitor in how to make espresso. The “life journey” Mr Johnson likes to talk about when he visits stores is very different from Mr Schultz’s. Born south of Seattle, he grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, the son of a theoretical physicist and a nurse.
Admittedly, it sounds odd — shorting shares of Starbucks and pairing it with a long in USO stock. By that I mean to say I see a strong technical-based reversion to the mean or “green” if you look at the profit potential in shorting SBUX stock and going long USO stock today.
CNBC's Jim Cramer says panic will reign on Wall Street if the Federal Reserve chooses not to raise interest rates in December. The "Mad Money" host will keep an eye on earnings reports from Dave & Buster's, Costco, and more. "Now that the S&P 500 has gone negative for the year, let me give you one warning: I think we're going to have to slog through these volatility sessions for a bit," Cramer, host of "Mad Money," told investors.
People are leaving Starbucks as the coffee company makes "significant changes" to the leadership team and cuts 350 jobs mainly from its corporate headquarters.
Cromett will expand an equity program at the foundation that trains under-served people to get living wage jobs in banking and health care.
McDonald’s (MCD) posted adjusted EPS of $5.88 in the first three quarters of 2018, representing a rise of 18.5% from $4.96 in the first three quarters of 2017. This EPS growth was driven by the expansion of the company’s EBIT margin, its lower effective tax rate, and its share repurchases partially offset by a fall in its revenue.
United City Greensboro is reaching out to the downtown community with coffee. The Wesleyan-affiliated church opened Union Coffee on Nov. 14 at 216 W. Market St. to foster a sense of community and raise money for various charities around the world. The property is owned by Metric Holdings LCC, controlled by Eric Peterson and Timothy Cox of Stir Creative.
While shoppers have largely shunned mobile payments offered by third-party providers like Apple Inc., retailers are trying to persuade customers to embrace the technology by dangling discounts and other perks. Several chains, including Walmart Inc., Starbucks Corp. and Kohl’s Corp., have had some success by baking the apps into their loyalty programs—and more than half of companies surveyed recently by the National Retail Federation said they’ve implemented “branded digital wallets” or are considering it. The core fee is set by Visa and Mastercard and ultimately divvied up between those networks, the merchant’s payment processor and the bank that issued the consumer’s card.
The fall in McDonald’s revenue was largely the result of its strategic refranchising initiative. To make itself more efficient and stable, McDonald’s adopted a refranchising strategy at the beginning of 2015. In the first nine months of 2018, McDonald’s same-store sales grew 4.5%.
Cheap stocks are few and far between. Goldman Sachs' bear market indicator - which analyzes trends in unemployment, manufacturing, core inflation, the yield curve and stock valuations - is at its highest levels since the late 1960s and early 1970s. By some metrics, such as the price-to-sales ratio, U.S. stocks are at their most expensive levels in history, even more expensive than at the top of the 1990s tech bubble. "It is particularly scary this time around," says John Del Vecchio, co-manager of the AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Beat ETF (HDGE), "because we're dealing with a historical bull market. This means that the coming bear market - and there will be a bear market again - is likely to overshoot to the downside too. There's a lot of excess to work off." Meanwhile, the Fed and other major central banks are draining excess liquidity out of the system, and growth in most overseas markets is slowing. But perhaps worst of all is that we're now coming up on the one-year anniversary of the tax cuts. That means we're no longer comparing post-tax-cut earnings to pre-tax-cut earnings, so the comparables get a lot more difficult. All the same, it's usually a mistake to sell everything and run for the hills. Many of the conditions in place today were also in place in the late 1990s. Then, as now, the Fed was getting more hawkish at a time when asset prices were exceptionally expensive, yet prices continued rising for years. Even after the bubble burst in 2000, many value investors continued to generate excellent returns for another two years. Today, let's take a look at five cheap "diamond in the rough" stocks to buy. These are five stocks that are objectively cheap enough to potentially generate respectable returns no matter what the market throws at us. SEE ALSO: 8 Stocks to Buy for 2019 (and 5 to Sell)
Of the 32 analysts that follow McDonald’s (MCD), 78.1% have given it “buys” as of December 4, and the remaining 21.9% have given it “holds.” No analysts have given the stock “sell” ratings. On average, analysts have given McDonald’s a 12-month price target of $194.44, which represents a potential upside of 5.1% from its current price of $185.04. John Glass of Morgan Stanley, who is optimistic about McDonald’s modernization efforts, upgraded the stock from an “equal weight” to an “overweight” on November 27 and also raised its price target from $173 to $210.
McDonald’s (MCD) stock rose 6.6% in November on investor optimism surrounding the company’s initiative to modernize its restaurants, which included the implementation of self-order kiosks, the remodeling of its restaurants, and the expansion of its deployment of the Experience of the Future initiative. The company’s stock price was also positively affected by Morgan Stanley’s upgrade on November 29. The upgrade led MCD to hit a 52-week high of $190.88 on the day.