Starbucks CEO Says Bathrooms are Open to Anyone

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz participates in a discussion at the Atlantic Council in Washington on Thursday

Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz participates in a discussion at the Atlantic Council in Washington on Thursday

During 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment increased to 1.05. It has change of 0.08, from 2017Q3's 0.97. 423 increased holdings while 114 funds bought holdings. Investors holded 972.68 million in 2017Q3 but now own 983.38 million shares or 1.10% more. Hartford Invest Mngmt holds 0.4% or 380,117 shs. Investors of record on Thursday, May 10th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. Banque Pictet And Cie invested in 0.4% or 345,388 shs.

Among 37 analysts covering Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Menora Mivtachim Hldgs Limited holds 1.43% of its capital in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 644,300 shs. Clearbridge Limited Com stated it has 1,714 shs or 0% of all its holdings. Ny State Teachers Retirement holds 0.33% or 2.42M shs. Warren Averett Asset Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.05% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Laffer invested in 0.64% or 44,590 shs. Tradewinds Management Ltd Company owns 59,715 shs.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $13.62 million activity. Also, Director Myron E. Ullman III sold 25,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 8th. By buying 203,384 shares First Long Island Investors Llc made the stock popped up with 0.28%. At the end of 2017Q4, the 396,435 shares of the restaurants company held by the institutional investor were priced at $22.77 million, up from 308,015 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SBUX has also 5.24 million shares volume. It has underperformed by 11.15% the S&P500.

West Oak Capital Llc decreased its stake in Starbucks Corp (SBUX) by 7.13% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Schultz's comments follow the arrest of two black men at a Starbucks on Rittenhouse Square last month who had asked to use the bathroom without making a purchase but an employee told them it was only for paying customers. Starbucks had a return on equity of 60.33% and a net margin of 18.71%. Thirteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. 27 are the (NASDAQ:SBUX)'s analyst reports since November 15, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $66.00 price objective on shares of Starbucks in a research note on Friday, January 26th. BTIG Research reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $64.00 price target on shares of Starbucks in a report on Friday, January 26th. The stock has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $64.25. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, July 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, January 26 the firm earned "Buy" rating by Nomura. As per Friday, December 30, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. JP Morgan maintained Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX) on Thursday, April 26 with "Overweight" rating.

SBUX stock opened at $58.36 on Monday.

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