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Starbucks Estimates Raised at Williams Capital (SBUX)

Posted: 12/12/2012 8:55:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: SBUX

Williams Capital reported on Wednesday that they have increased estimates for specialty coffee chain, Starbucks Corporation( SBUX ).

The firm has increased its rating for SBUX to a "Perform," and has raised its price target to $55. This price target suggests a 3% increase from the stock's current price of $53.19.

Analysts from the firm have increased estimates due to the company's cost cutting measures and higher sales volume.

Starbucks shares were up 36 cents, or 0.68% during premarket trading Wednesday. The stock is up 7% YTD.

The Bottom Line
Shares of Starbucks ( SBUX ) have a 1.58% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $53.19. the stock has technical support in the $48-$50 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $56 price level.

Starbucks Corporation( SBUX ) is not recommended at this time, holding a DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

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