Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) most recently reported quarterly actual earnings per share of $0.49 for the period ending on 2016-06-30. Prior to the company reporting, consensus estimates based on data from Zacks Research projected the company to report EPS of $0.49. The difference between the estimate and the actual EPS was $0 creating a surprise factor of 0%. Currently, the company has an impact score of 76. The likelihood that the stock will move on news is greater with a higher impact score. According to Beta Research, the stock has a sentiment score of -0.012. On a scale between 1 and -1, a positive score tends to portray a favorable view of company results by news outlets. The opposite is true for a negative sentiment score.

In taking a look at where the stock might be headed, analysts have a consensus price target of $66.437 on the shares. The most bullish brokerage firm has a $72 target, while the most bearish sees the stock headed towards $58. This is according to the 16 estimates taken into consideration by Zacks Research.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.55. This is according to a simplified scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell recommendation. There were 16 recommendations taking into account in order to arrive at this number. Of the 16, 13 have a Strong Buy rating and 1 are rating it a Buy.

Starbucks Corporation is a roaster, marketer and retailer of coffee operating in 60 countries. The Company purchases and roasts coffees that it sells, along with handcrafted coffee, tea and other beverages and a variety of fresh food items, through Company-operated stores. It also sells a variety of coffee and tea products and licenses its trademarks through other channels, such as licensed stores and national foodservice accounts. As of September 30, 2012, it operated 9,405 Company-operated stores and 8,661 licensed stores. It has four segments: Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); China/Asia Pacific (CAP), and Channel Development. In addition to its flagship Starbucks brand, the Company’s portfolio also includes Tazo Tea, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Starbucks VIA Ready Brew, Starbucks Refreshers beverages and the Verismo System by Starbucks. In February 2013, Tata Coffee Ltd and the Company inaugurated a roasting and packaging plant in Karnataka.

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