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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 82970.24. Since its IPO date on the 6/26/1992, Starbucks Corporation, SBUX performance year to date is -5.23%. Today Starbucks Corporation, SBUX has gained -0.70%, with a current price of 56.51.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 71.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 44.40%. Return of assets are at 20.00%, 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 0.48. While Total debt/equity is 0.59. With a profit margin of 12.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 31.20%, and operating margin of 18.70%. Starbucks Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year Starbucks Corporation, SBUX has seen a EPS growth of 34.50%. A performance for the year of 5.89%. The 52-week high is -10.82%, and the 52-week low is 35.74%. The average volume for Starbucks Corporation, SBUX is 12653354.

With a target price of 67.92, can Starbucks Corporation, SBUX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Starbucks Corporation, SBUX. Starbucks Corporation has a P/E of 33.42 and a forward P/E of 25.77. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.77. Starbucks Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.12 and 16.33 respectively. For P/cash, Starbucks Corporation has a value of 58.53, while it is 54.31 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 56.51, Starbucks Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.42%. We see a return on equity of 44.70%.

Looking more long-term Starbucks Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 18.88%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 15.97% 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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