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Over the past year Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has made headline news in future plans for the company. Not only did the acquire Evolution Fresh, Inc. to tap into the fruit drinks, healthy shakes market but have most recently reported that they will be making there way into India by the end of August 2012. Starbucks, along with Asia’s largest publicly traded coffee grower, Tata Coffee Ltd, have plans to open close to 50 stores spreading Frappuccino aromas to the two largest cities in India Mumbai and India’s Capital city Delhi. There has been talk of the coffee outlets opening in shopping malls, office parks, universities, train stations, and even airports.

Most recently Starbucks Coffee Company has now made headlines of announcing an agreement to form a joint venture with Ai Ni Group. Ai Ni Group of which is China‘s most established coffee operators, and agricultural companies in the city of Yunnan. This joint venture will be controlled by Starbucks.

Currently Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) – Has a 52 week moving average of $32.17  – $48.62. Since PoulTrend Alert back on 10/3/2011, Starbucks has climbed over 30%. Not only is Starbucks a dividend payer, it has a P/E of 29 Times Earnings which may suggest that investors feel there is great potential in the future outlook for Starbucks.

In a recent Blog Post by Scaeffer’s Research  BMO boosted its price target to $57 from $51.

Currently I Love this company however think there will be some time before we see Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) trading up at or around $57.00 a share. Many have concerns on Starbucks and there expansion to other countries like India, and China. Not only is this market hard to please, but they are always looking for a bargain prices. There may be some time before Starbucks can pull in profits from the expansion to these countries, OR there could be the possibility that it just does not work out for them as they are expecting.

Currently I still have Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) Rated a HOLD. I would recommend trying to wait, and see if you can get this stock at a better value as  over $45.00 a share is a little to pricey in my eyes.

Currently I do not own any Shares of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) and have no plans to make a position within the next 3 trading days.

Chimera Investment Corporation   – (CIM)

Best Buy Co., Inc.   -(BBY)

Lululemon Athletica inc – (LULU)

American Express Company  – (AXP)

Rosetta Stone Inc.  – (RST)

PetMed Express, Inc. – (PETS)

 

 

 

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Listed Below are 5 Stocks to add to your watch list the coming week, months ahead.

1. HollyFrontier Corp   – (HFC) (-5%) of which 5 days ago was trading at $37.92. As they just announced they will go ex – dividend tomorrow, many may be dumping there stocks to re buy at a low.

2. Sodastream International Limited -(SODA) (+5%) of which had a 52 week high of $79.72 is currently at $40.00 which is almost 50% off of the high. I am Long SODA, as I feel it has great potential to crank in great Return on Assets, and Equity, Plus net profit, and revenue will continue to jump long term.

3. The Blackstone Group L.P.  – (BX) (+3%) of which is trading around $7.00 off its 52 week high of $19.63 is a sound investment long term. With a 0.10 dividend, and a yield of 3.16. The potential upside, factored in with the dividend payout is solid for many investors to want to eye.

4. MGM Resorts International. – (MGM) (+2%) of which is trading $4.50 off of 52 week highs of $16.94. Even in a down economy, gamblers continue to gamble. Not to mention with the online poker thing still on major crack down, the ones of who used to gamble at home, will be heading to the Casinos, to do there betting. Long Term growth, with a possibility of someday adding a Dividend.

5. Starbucks Corporation – (SBUX) (+.085)  an investment of which I feel could be a stock for the next 10 years. As Starbucks aims for the market overseas, now we can see how big this company can actually get. With the profits, and revenues of which Starbucks generates, the only future ahead for Starbucks is continued growth, and dividend payouts.

Disclosure – I am Long all the stocks named.

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) – is a roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in more than 50 countries around the world. Starbucks purchases,roasts whole bean coffees, and sells them. Starbucks also sells a variety of handcrafted coffee and tea beverages, plus many fresh food items via their company stores. In October 2010, the Company acquired Magic Johnson Enterprise’s remaining 50% interest in Urban Coffee Opportunities.

Starbucks being one of the leading roaster of specialty coffee had wonderful third quarter results for the 2011 year. Earnings not only soared 33% year over year but had EPS at 36 which out beat most analysis.

(SBUXS)- Revenues and Margins

Total sales foe Q3 jumped 10.5% to $2,417.3 million in the quarter compared with $2,186.7 million in the prior-year quarter.

Adjusted operating margin for Q3 expanded 40 basis points (bps) to 13.7%.

Adjusted operating margin in the U.S. segment jumped to 18.8% from 16.7%.

On an international level Net Revenue surged 20% year over year to $658.5 million in Q3, reflecting a 5% growth in same-store sales.

Starbucks Looking Forward Predictions.

Starbucks raised its fiscal 2011 earnings guidance to the range of $1.50 to $1.51, from the previously communicated 15% to 20% growth over fiscal 2010 non-GAAP EPS on a comparable 52-week basis.

Starbucks has also unveiled a new three-region corporate structure to accelerate its growth strategy in China and Asia Pacific, including all Asia Pacific markets and China; Americas, including the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin America; and EMEA, including Europe, U.K., Middle East, Russia and Africa.

Currently I have (SBUX)Starbucks at a HOLD HOLD HOLD Rating.

Disclosure – At this time I currently do not have any position in Starbucks nor do I plan on having any in the next 3 trading day.