Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX): One Stock To Trade As Economic Progress Advances

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In today’s recent session, 1.65 million shares of the Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) have been traded, and its beta is 0.82. Most recently the company’s share price was $114.20, and it changed around $0.62 or 0.55% from the last close, which brings the market valuation of the company to $136.48B. SBUX at last check was trading at a discount to its 52-week high of $126.32, offering almost -10.61% off that amount. The share price’s 52-week low was $95.92, which indicates that the recent value has risen by an impressive 16.01% since then. We note from Starbucks Corporation’s average daily trading volume that its 10-day average is 6.78 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 6.31 million.

Starbucks Corporation stock received a consensus recommendation rating of an Overweight, based on a mean score of 2.20. If we narrow it down even further, the data shows that 0 out of 33 analysts rate the stock as a Sell; another 1 rate it as Overweight. Among the rest, 14 recommended SBUX as a Hold, whereas 18 deemed it a Buy, and 0 rated it as Underweight. Starbucks Corporation is expected to report earnings per share of $1.01 for the current quarter.

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Instantly SBUX has been showing a green trend so far today with a performance of 0.55% on intraday trading today. The performance over the last five days has remained in the green territory. The rise to weekly highs of 114.20 on Tuesday, 11/23/21 decreased the stock’s daily price by 0.0%. The company’s shares are currently up 6.17% year-to-date, but still up 1.20% over the last five days. On the other hand, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) is -0.99% up in the 30-day period. We can see from the shorts that 10.95 million shares have been sold at a short interest cover period of 2.23 day(s).

The consensus price target as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $123.75, which translates to bulls needing to increase their stock price by 7.72% from its current value. Analyst projections state that SBUX is forecast to be at a low of $105.00 and a high of $142.00. In order for the stock price to hit the forecast high, the stock would need to plunge -24.34% from its current level, while the stock would need to crash 8.06% from its current level to reach the projected low.

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) estimates and forecasts

Starbucks Corporation share prices are performing particularly well not compared to other companies within the same industry. As is evident from the statistics, the company’s shares have risen 0.65 percent over the past six months and at a 7.10% annual growth rate that is well below the industry average of 29.20%. Moreover, analysts have decided to roll up on their fiscal year 2021 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict that it will gain 98.00% in revenue this quarter, and will report an increase of 44.30% in the next quarter. The year-over-year growth rate is expected to be 24.10%, up from the previous year.

Consensus estimates provided by 24 financial analysts predict the company will bring in an average of $8.29 billion in revenue for the current quarter. 18 analysts expect Starbucks Corporation to make $7.79 billion in revenue for the quarter ending Dec 2021. The company’s sales for the same quarters a year ago were $6.2 billion and $6.93 billion respectively. Analysts predict that the company’s current quarter sales will jump, forecast at 33.60%. Forecasts for the next quarter put sales growth at 12.50%.

Looking at the company’s year-over-year earnings, the past five years showed a negative earnings growth rate of -15.50%. Starbucks Corporation earnings are expected to increase by -73.10% in 2021, but the outlook is positive 33.74% per year for the next five years.

SBUX Dividends

Starbucks Corporation’s next quarterly earnings report is expected to be released around January 24 and January 28. The annual dividend yield of the stock is 1.58 percent and its annual dividend per share was 1.80. It is important to note, however, that the 1.58% dividend yield ratio should be regarded as a guide only, as many other factors should be taken into consideration before making any investment decision. The average dividend yield for the past five years averaged 1.80 per year.

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)’s Major holders

Upon looking at major shareholders, it appears that insiders hold 0.17% of Starbucks Corporation shares, and 70.79% of them are in the hands of institutional investors. The stock currently has a share float of 70.91%. Starbucks Corporation stock is held by 2,827 institutions, with Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) being the largest institutional investor. By Jun 29, 2021, it held 8.24% of the shares, which is about 97.14 million shares worth $10.86 billion.

Blackrock Inc., with 6.36% or 75.01 million shares worth $8.39 billion as of Jun 29, 2021, holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares.

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Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund were the top two Mutual Funds as of Jun 29, 2021. The former held 33.28 million shares worth $3.72 billion, making up 2.82% of all outstanding shares. On the other hand, Vanguard 500 Index Fund held roughly 24.47 million shares worth around $2.74 billion, which represents about 2.08% of the total shares outstanding.