More from Starbucks' FQ3 miss: The firm lowers guidance for FQ4 to EPS of $0.44-$0.45 (vs....

More from Starbucks' FQ3 miss: The firm lowers guidance for FQ4 to EPS of $0.44-$0.45 (vs. $0.48) and revenue growth of 10-12% to "reflect the difficult economic environment all global retailers are confronting today," but affirms earnings growth of 15-20% in fiscal 2013. U.S. same-store sales up 7%; global up 6%. SBUX now -8% AH.
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  • Whitehawk
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    SBUX will need to cut their prices, and this will lead to margin pressure.
    26 Jul 2012, 04:18 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    Weird that Same store sales both US and global up and they missed...
    26 Jul 2012, 04:43 PM Reply Like
  • untrusting investor
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    Agree. And the same will hold true for many US corporations as well. Many will need to cut prices if they want to maintain revenues.
    27 Jul 2012, 01:40 AM Reply Like
  • Snoopy1
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    Funny part is that the clowns on CNBC's Fast Money lunchtime show recommended viewers buy before the report. Ouch!
    26 Jul 2012, 04:40 PM Reply Like
  • montanamark
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    much of this is clueless and arrogant management; they over expanded in asia and europe right before the slowdown, they also locked in high coffee prices; prices have fallen over 50% the past year and yet sbux received no benefit;
    they are floundering around spending millions to buy bread stores and selling juice and alcohol and even vending machines - what is their focus
    howard is always vaguely blaming politics but this is his admin that he has long supported
    26 Jul 2012, 05:01 PM Reply Like
  • TwistTie
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    Buy. That's a suggestion. I don't have a clue.
    26 Jul 2012, 05:14 PM Reply Like
  • Nolesince87
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    People don't seem to understand that we are starting to decelerate economically. The stock market is painting a VERY false picture of economic reality, just as it did in 2007 before the great tank.


    I see GDP well below 1.8% tomorrow, unless they finagle the number... it will be negative within 1-2 qtrs.
    26 Jul 2012, 06:42 PM Reply Like
  • Brendan O'Boyle
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    Very early to buy SBUX, don't buy an overpriced stock just because it got 10% cheaper.
    26 Jul 2012, 06:46 PM Reply Like
  • Tempo Dulu
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    SBUX's could collapse when people realize that the best coffee is black no sugar, and you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost of a Starbuck's coffee.
    26 Jul 2012, 09:59 PM Reply Like
  • speedipusrex
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    27 Jul 2012, 02:33 AM Reply Like
  • TwistTie
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    28 Jul 2012, 02:42 PM Reply Like
  • speedipusrex
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    78 year old still working physician. I manage my own Ira and in these difficult times have a 10% return with oil royalty trusts, merits , mlp and sdrl the deep water provider of drilling equipment. SA has been my most productive source of investment ideas.
    27 Jul 2012, 02:40 AM Reply Like
  • dividend_growth
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    SBUX is fine, it's just that WS had unrealistic expectations and pushed the stock too high.


    SSS of 7% is an excellent number.


    Long term revenue and earning growth of 10-15% is excellent.


    Wherever I go, Starbucks store is always packed.


    At 15000 total stores, Starbucks has a long way to go before matching McDonald's 40000 (which still has plenty of room to expand).


    At a P/E of 20, SBUX will be an Ok buy; at 15, it will be a steal.
    27 Jul 2012, 06:12 AM Reply Like
  • bill clintoon
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    Maybe............I'll spring for a "white chocolate moca" today...
    if their willing to bill me into 2013.
    27 Jul 2012, 12:50 PM Reply Like
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