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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Starbucks Corporation, SBUX

Starbucks Corporation, SBUX is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Specialty Eateries in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Starbucks Corporation, SBUX  has a market cap of 77381.09. Since its IPO date on the 6/26/1992, Starbucks Corporation, SBUX performance year to date is -10.67%. Today Starbucks Corporation, SBUX has gained 0.25%, with a current price of 53.08.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 70.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 44.30%. Return of assets are at 20.60%, with return on investment at 34.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Starbucks Corporation, SBUX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.56. While Total debt/equity is 0.63. With a profit margin of 13.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 59.80%, and operating margin of 18.80%. Starbucks Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Starbucks Corporation, SBUX has seen a EPS growth of 34.50%. A performance for the year of -9.87%. The 52-week high is -15.94%, and the 52-week low is 1.56%. The average volume for Starbucks Corporation, SBUX is 6429284.

With a target price of 65.88, can Starbucks Corporation, SBUX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Starbucks Corporation, SBUX. Starbucks Corporation has a P/E of 29.69 and a forward P/E of 24.55. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.58. Starbucks Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.77 and 13.61 respectively. For P/cash, Starbucks Corporation has a value of 33.41, while it is 44.14 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 53.08, Starbucks Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.51%. We see a return on equity of 47.20%.

Looking more long-term Starbucks Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 18.84%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.33% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 34.50% for this year and for the last five years a 24.10% growth has been seen.

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