Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) PT Set at $65.00 by Sanford C. Bernstein

Posted January 29, 2017

Based on our discussions with Starbucks store employees and other restaurant executives, we view as valid management's claims that increased Mobile Order and Pay, or MOP, usage-which makes up 7% of transactions at USA company-owned locations, versus 3% a year ago, and 20% of transactions during peak hours at more than 1,200 locations-led to congestion and throughput bottlenecks.

On the company's financial health, Starbucks Corporation reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Jan 26, 2017. The stock has blown through analysts' low price target of US$55, but is still below the high US$71 target. There are 6 equity research firms advocating a Hold and 0 consider it Sell. "SBUX trims FY 17 revenue goal but reaffirms other targets and some key tenets of its 5-year strategic plan, including global expansion and digital innovation".

If there's any lesson to learn from Starbucks Corp. ECA Gross Margin is 63.60% and its return on assets is -8.50%.

Mobile order-and-pay represented 7% of USA company-operated transactions in the quarter, up from 3% in the prior year.

Like so many this week, these three stocks were teetering on significant technical levels that combined with their earnings results will drive the trading activity for the next few weeks.

The company's earnings report was as expected. Following the transaction, the evp, gen. counsel & secretary is left with a stake of 1717.21 shares, now valued at $100800.

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Sell side analysts that regularly cover the stock have provided price targets and recommendations on Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). This transaction occurred on 2016-12-08 totals $4710000.4. Also, insider John Culver sold 168,814 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 12th.

The stock is now showing YTD performance of 5.73 Percent. Schultz, for years, has also been expecting the retail sector to experience a "seismic" shift as people now shop online more, resulting in less foot traffic inside actual stores.

About 8 percent of the company's transactions in the United States are now made on its mobile app - up from 6 percent in the fourth quarter, Starbucks said at its investor day last month. Mr. Arlen I. Prentice is ranked as third insider holder of the stock. The Hedge Fund company now holds 34,697 shares of SBUX which is valued at $2,007,221.

Sales at Americas region cafes open at least 13 months were up 3.0 percent for the first quarter, but missed analysts' average forecast of a 3.9 percent rise, according to research firm Consensus Metrix.

Sell-side analysts on Wall Street are anticipating that Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) will report earnings of $0.52 per share when the company issues their quarterly report today. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. During the same period a year ago, the company earned $0.46 earnings per share.