SBUX Stock: As Starbucks Share Price Rose, Main Street Research Cut Stake

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Main Street Research Llc decreased its stake in Starbucks Corp (SBUX) by 94.35% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Main Street Research Llc sold 123,503 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 7,396 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $397,000, down from 130,899 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Main Street Research Llc who had been investing in Starbucks Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $84.87B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $59.65. About 2.27M shares traded. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 12.48% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.22% the S&P500.

Sentinel Trust Company Lba increased its stake in Exxon Mobil (XOM) by 72.73% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sentinel Trust Company Lba bought 24,022 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 57,049 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.68 million, up from 33,027 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sentinel Trust Company Lba who had been investing in Exxon Mobil for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $369.60 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.34% or $1.15 during the last trading session, reaching $87.23. About 8.31M shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.08% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 10 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 79 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by Cowen & Co. Jefferies maintained the shares of XOM in report on Friday, April 7 with “Neutral” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $7800 target in Monday, June 26 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, March 2 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, May 11. Jefferies maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Wednesday, December 20 with “Hold” rating. As per Thursday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Friday, July 28. As per Thursday, January 19, the company rating was downgraded by UBS. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $8800 target in Thursday, July 20 report.

Investors sentiment is 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 621 raised stakes. 2.13 billion shares or 0.48% more from 2.12 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Financial Prtn Capital Llc has invested 0.29% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Markel stated it has 0.89% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). First Business Services Incorporated invested in 6,233 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Fenimore Asset Mgmt reported 26,584 shares stake. Strategic Wealth has invested 0.3% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Kopp Investment Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.48% or 6,423 shares. Victory Cap Mgmt, a Ohio-based fund reported 482,902 shares. Iat Reinsurance Commerce Limited stated it has 0.44% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). 81,125 are held by South Dakota Inv Council. S&T Bancorp Pa invested 1.48% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). 7,295 are owned by Pictet & Cie (Europe) Sa. Paragon Mngmt accumulated 0.51% or 16,042 shares. International Grp Inc reported 6.39M shares stake. Baystate Wealth Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 27,886 shares. Peavine Cap Lc accumulated 13,133 shares or 0.59% of the stock.

Sentinel Trust Company Lba, which manages about $595.04M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bank Amer Corp (NYSE:BAC) by 20,503 shares to 13,232 shares, valued at $335,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) by 22,660 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 98,250 shares, and cut its stake in Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL).

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 sales for $5.32 million activity. Shares for $88,253 were sold by REINEMUND STEVEN. Wascom Dennis G sold $200,293 worth of stock or 2,412 shares. Milton Bryan W had sold 7,281 shares worth $606,082 on Tuesday, December 12. Corson Bradley W sold $1.62 million worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Monday, December 11. Franklin Robert Stuart sold 22,656 shares worth $1.81 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 95 investors sold SBUX shares while 448 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 428 raised stakes. 972.68 million shares or 1.58% less from 988.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Texas-based Texan Capital Mgmt has invested 1.74% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Ashfield Capital Prtn Ltd Llc has 0.59% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 81,341 shares. Hl Financial Ser Limited Liability Com has 82,311 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Capstone Fin Advsrs owns 7,922 shares or 0.19% of their US portfolio. Palo has invested 0.65% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Dorsey And Whitney Tru Llc reported 10,221 shares. Destination Wealth Management owns 0.01% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 4,351 shares. 15,601 were accumulated by Brown Mngmt Limited. Badgley Phelps Bell Inc has 0.88% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 221,215 shares. Amp Capital Limited reported 1.16M shares. Rampart Invest Ltd Llc holds 0.32% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 17,873 shares. Atlanta Cap Management L L C stated it has 717,565 shares. Sva Plumb Wealth Management Limited Company has invested 0.04% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Massachusetts-based Alpha Windward Limited Liability has invested 0.1% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). 2.79 million were reported by Credit Suisse Ag.

Among 36 analysts covering Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Starbucks Corporation had 84 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, July 28. The stock of Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 15 report. Wedbush maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $65 target in Monday, March 13 report. S&P Research upgraded the shares of SBUX in report on Tuesday, July 28 to “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) rating on Friday, October 30. BMO Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $66 target. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Buy” on Wednesday, May 4. The company was maintained on Friday, October 30 by UBS. The company was downgraded on Thursday, September 3 by Zacks. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Wednesday, June 28.

Since September 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $4.70 million activity. ULLMAN MYRON E III had sold 22,966 shares worth $1.23M on Thursday, September 7.

Analysts await Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.57 earnings per share, up 9.62% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.52 per share. SBUX’s profit will be $811.00 million for 26.16 P/E if the $0.57 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.55 actual earnings per share reported by Starbucks Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.64% EPS growth.

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