Starbucks Corporation (SBUX): Keep paying attention to its insider activity

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) saw an upside of 1.16% on Monday to $112.51 after adding $1.29. The 5-day average trading volume is 4,542,516 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $113.56 in the past week. An average of 5,614,719 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 5,266,060.

SBUX’s 1-month performance is -6.37% or -$6.68 on its low of $109.48 reached on 10/06/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $85.45 and high of $126.32, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 07/23/21. YTD, SBUX has achieved 3.96% or $5.68. However, the current price is down -10.93%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Aug 06, 66 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Starbucks Corporation (SBUX). CULVER JOHN (group pres, N America & coo) most recently sold 148,619 shares at $119.00 per share on Aug 06. This transaction cost the insider $17,685,958. group pres, N America & coo, CULVER JOHN, sold 3,600 shares at a price of $122.33 on Aug 02. Then, on Jul 29, president and ceo JOHNSON KEVIN R sold 359,177 shares at a price of $122.81 per share. This transaction amounted to $44,110,671.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 198.82 and a low of 15.24. SBUX stock has a beta of 0.88. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 4.88 while the price to cash flow ratio at 51.67.

Starbucks Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share. Its dividend yield is 1.60% and the payout ratio is 73.20%. SBUX paid $0.49 a share compared with prior rate of $0.45, up 8.16% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.04 reported on Wednesday September 29 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 60.00% yearly.

It is projected that Starbucks Corporation’s next ex-dividend date will be on 10-Nov-2021. SBUX is expected to distribute $0.49 as its next dividend.

Starbucks Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.80, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.00 meaning that SBUX stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 27.80%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 17.94% while for the period ending June 29; Starbucks Corporation’s operating margin was 14.60%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $15.82 billion against revenue of $23.52 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Starbucks Corporation’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $153.6 million against total debt of $23.53 billion. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 43.68% to $7.5 billion, while revenue of $6.67 billion was 11.05% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected SBUX to announce $0.78 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.01, representing a 29.50% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $1.86 billion. SBUX stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 36.27 billion, with total debt at $23.53 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $1.18 billion

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 49.56% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 19.46%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $111.72, reflecting a +1.08% or $1.20 change from its current price. SBUX is currently trading -5.47% above its 20-day SMA, +2.73% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -7.22% and +10.39% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 47.40% and 41.33% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.95. The RSI (14) points at 46.82%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 59.11% with the period’s ATR at 1.94. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.31 and -0.27 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), Deutsche Bank upgraded it to a Buy rating. They previously had a Hold rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for SBUX stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate SBUX as a “sell,”, while 14 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 17 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is SBUX’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $105.00 and a high of $148.00, with their median price target at $132.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) stock is $131.67.


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