Starbucks

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ/SBUX) is often referred to as a “benchmark stock.” Likely the world’s largest retail coffee operator, Starbucks operates at the higher end of the retail market. Rising sales at Starbucks same stores open at least one year is an indication that the higher end of the retail market is doing well. During recessions and economic contractions, consumers tend to defer luxury purchases, such as high-priced coffee. Hence, the better business is for Starbucks, the better an indication it is that the higher-end retail consumer is faring well and spending.


After dropping from $64.00 to $54.00 at the start of February, Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) is breaking through its resistance level of $59.00, coming close to breaking SBUX stock’s all-time high price of $62.61 set in October 2015. Starbucks stock is…

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Over the past few years, since the opening of China's door to foreign capital, the country has steadily attracted significant capital in numerous areas, including industrial and high technology. The country has also seen the emergence of numerous mainstream U.S.…

Over the past few years since the opening of China's door to foreign capital, the country has steadily attracted significant capital in numerous areas including industrial and high technology.  The country has also seen the emergence of numerous mainstream U.S.…

In the world of java, Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ/SBUX) is the growth stock for coffee houses. Nothing else comes remotely close. The company has over 10,000 retail outlets and can be found at nearly every street corner in any major U.S.…

As a stock analyst, every now and then I wish I had grabbed on to a trade that was sitting there right in front of me. Just take a look at the one-year price chart of coffee giant Starbucks Corporation…

I've got something to confess -- I generally begin the day with a cup of java from Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ/SBUX). Heck, sometimes, I don't even mind paying the $3.00 or so for a "Frappuccino."  Starbucks, with over 9,500 retail outlets…